and a happy new year!
As many would say, “Time flies when you are having fun.”But in fact, it appears to me that time flies whether or not you’re having fun. Though 2014 is supposed to be the slowest year for me as it’s probably the first time I truly step out of my comfort zone (departed from the St Margs family, progressing in to tertiary education, and meeting new people), ironically, it feels that this year has been a extremely fast-paced year.
After leaving St Margaret’s, I learnt that even though there were pretentious and back-stabbing people whom I used to call “enemies”, no matter how much we talked bad about each other, we all knew that (or at least, should have realised by now that) we were all part of the same family. I also feel that back in St Margs, nobody would really harm another intentionally? Of course there were cases of people bullying each other, but I choose to believe that most of it were due to either peer pressure or immaturity.
But it seems to me that there are alot of people who changed when they progressed to pre-u, and post-sec education. Many try to mould themselves into someone else so that they will be able to fit in and be one of the “cool kids”.
Though many would say that this is how the real world looks like, is this how reality is supposed look like? Making people feel like their not good enough for the society, and that they should be more like someone else so that the society will accept them? The definition of the word, reality by Oxford Dictionaries, is the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them. Which means that reality is supposed to be where people actually be themselves instead of having to live up to the society’s expectations of them which is usually not who they are.
Back in Secondary School, we all wanted a very big group of friends to hang out with so that we’d look popular. But what I learnt this year is that in pre-u and post-sec education, the more popular you are, the higher number of “fake friends” you’d have. Fake friends – people who are acquainted with you for social/personal benefits. Which sort of proves to everyone that quality is in fact more important than quantity.
So basically, the lower profile you are, the better it is?
Not really sure how this whole popular/social game thing works ’cause I don’t really have one but it’s definitely not something I yearn for hahaha.
Anyway, the month of December has been quite an eventful one.
Caught a few movies this month. Hunger Games – Mocking Jay Pt 1, Love – Rosie, Big Hero 6, Pyramid and Night At The Museum 3. Went on board Star Cruise Gemini and it wasn’t very pleasant but at least I managed to find some old friends from Star Cruise Virgo from a few years back on the same trip. Went on an adventure with Hee Seung and Heidi to Pulau Ubin! Also attended the solemnisation of my bowling coach and the teacher-IC from primary school!! Oh ya and I also attended the class outing with the 14S23 kids to ECP :-)
2015 is in 21 hours time and I really pray and hope that it’d be a better year for everyone.
All the best to the 14S23 kids taking their A levels next year and my friends who will be taking their O level results in Jan.
And my heart goes out to the families of those passengers and crew members who were on MH370, MH17 and QZ8501.