A less-than-interesting title I know, but that’ll have to do. Writing my reflections on the whole year is rather daunting
task and with 10 days more to 2010, it still seems a tad too early because of a few things still pending. Daunting because I usually split my life in various aspects – life itself, school and triathlon. Perhaps it would be apt to divide my reflections likewise.
This is technically supposed to be a good year, because I spent the first 7 months bumming around on vacation. Truly, I tried out numerous jobs – tutoring, retailing sales at Universal Studios, retailing at Bugis Street and even swimming instructor. The experience was great and truly enjoyable, and since I don’t know when I might get theopportunity to do things like that again, it is definitely valuable. Traveling with friends, backpacking in Cambodia and the subsequent visit to Hokkaido caps off a great year of seeing the world. Many things learnt, many risks taken, many friends made. Indeed I am fortunate. Looking forward to more – more learning, more exploring, more adventures and more life. Perhaps one thing that I could have done more was volunteering and contributing. Blood donations hardly count and somehow it weighs on me that so much has been given to me and yet so little has been given by me. Hoping to make a positive difference to the lives of those around me, be it friends or family. More work on that next year and the OCIP trip to Chiang Mai seems like a great start. As for the relationship side, there have been a couple of ups and downs but we somehow hang on. Never have I thought that I would be so loved, and yet many external circumstances are challenging. Taking it one step at a time, holding back a little and yet trying to love as much as I can.
School has been alright. A little bit ambivalence here – I love the study of law but not the workload that comes along. Results were slightly disappointing, though I tried to convince myself that they were above average. Nonetheless, a great bunch of friends have been made, people who share the same love for reading, easy going and whom I can chat with for hours despite only knowing them for a few months. This is somehow I know I have to work on, making more firm friends and trying to be less of a loner who focuses solely on training and studying. More social life – a goal for the coming year. Of course, I am hoping to better the academic results in the next semester, working hard and relishing it.