I received this letter a few days ago, smack in the middle of my exam week. I've read it at least 5 times, still I have no clue what they are trying to achieve by sending me this letter.
I'm reading it again as I'm typing this *confused*.
The entire introductory paragraph ("kami mengambil perhatian ...") doesn't make much sense to me. It sounds an awful lot like "yeah we know you have registered with us". So what? Of course I have registered, I'm already at the end of my semester. Better still, I just finished my final exams. And suddenly you feel the need to remind me that I have indeed registered? Err huh *confused*?
Paragraphs 1 and 2 are even more confusing. The phrase "memenuhi keperluan ini" sounds so weird. What does that even mean? And what do they mean by "tempoh maksimum pencalonan"? Is that the maximum time allowed for me to finish the entire course? And why the word "pencalonan"? Sounds as if I'm running for an election.
The only bit that makes sense to me is the final paragraph. It says that I need to re-register myself at the beginning of every new semester. Is that what the letter is all about, reminding students to re-register? Well if you ask me they can just send an e-mail for that *sigh*. Save time. Save printing cost. Save the environment too. These people must have lots of free time on their hands ;-)
And what's up with those not-really-bombastic-yet-hard-to-understand phrases? Can't they just write the letter simpler? I'm a native Malay speaker and I'm having a tough time understanding it, what more for others. Oh wait, are the international students also getting the same letters? Oh no, sorry pals, don't come to me for translation, I'm not even sure myself!
Guess making simple things difficult is a way to be deemed important.. hmm?
On another note, the exam week is over! Yeehaa! I feel like celebrating. Lalalalala.. karaoke jom?