Where will you be my darling? Where will you be when the dark is rising?
Thursday, January 22, 2009
I can finally get my break -.-.
Even though school's only been on for 3 weeks and the assignments are only beginning to pile up, I'm getting very tired already. Heck. Miki just drove me home earlier today and we spent a few hours chatting in my room. After she left, I fell asleep immediately. My hungry stomach woke up me though, lol.
Anyhoo, yesterday we had our Chinese New Year service, where we sang Chinese songs again during praise and worship -.-. I'm always like so left out during those songs. Zzz. The sermon was about honouring our mother father, due to the coming new year where many people would be going back to their hometowns and all. Big difference from many Singaporeans, who mostly just travel across the island -.-. I still remember last year's Chinese new year, before I left for Kluang, the public places in Singapore near my rented place were practically dead silent. I can't celebrate it this time round though, since my grandmother passed away recently. Chinese have some superstitious tradition that you can't celebrate Chinese New Year when someone passes away recently. Hmmm -.-.
Anyway, speaking of the new year, I just realized that a lot of people have posted up their new years resolutions and looking back at 2008. I've just been posting mostly casual stuff since the new year. So why not get serious and look back?
2008 marked quite a lot of achievements and events. First, it was around the time when the ignorance era of E458 ended, which had been a crippling and serious issue for cellgroup unity. Once it ended though, revival poured in.
It also led to a very awkward response when people asked about my parents. When people asked why my parents didn't live together, I simply told them "They divorced last year." Quite a killer response, I know. When people usually talk about their divorces, its when they were young, or many years ago. I shattered that mentality.
I graduated from Dover ITE with a Higher Nitec certificate in IT, specializing in multimedia. GPA was 2.0, if I'm not wrong. Not impressive, but heck.
I moved to Kuala Lumpur. This was probably the most major thing to happen. I left behind a world and lifestyle I had been living for 7 years. The transition went smooth, thankfully. My cellgroup welcomed me warmly and I made a lot of new friends in church.
I began studying at The One Academy. I'm a natural slacker. TOA has thousands of assignments. Imagine a slacker working so hard! It has disciplined me I'll admit, although I'm like at the borderline between slack and work hard. I can easily shift between them, depending on a lot of factors. The amount of assignments TOA students get is legendary among KL, so yeah, go figure.
I liked a girl. I still like her now, although I'm confused with others, if I must be honest.
Attended Emerge KL and Asia Conference. Two great conferences with great spiritual rewards. Simply amazing.
Aye, those are the major hallmarks. There's a lot of other things that happened during my time in school and church. Those little things make life a daily interesting thing to live, and they make a huge difference in the long run. It'd be insane to list them all down though, so yeah. And for 2009? Here's a few aims and resolutions (I'm not really good at fulfilling resolutions).
Get attached. I still have that damn promise of getting married, and I've only for 3 years left. I can't fulfill it if I don't even have a girlfriend.
Fulfill my building fund. Due to me moving last year, plus the divorce and all, I wasn't able to fulfill last year's building fund, which was quite a disappointment because I had fulfilled all my previous pledges.
Pass all my subjects. Don't get retained. Stay alive in this torture chamber school. I like my school, don't get me wrong. It's just the assignment workload is insane.
I wanted to put repair two friendships. For the last few years its been one of the few resolutions that I've kept all the time. There's still one irritating friendship that is like borderline between repaired friendship and broken friendship. Sylvia, yes, Ice Queen. We talked and all, but since I last supported her for her concert, we have not said one thing at all. Is that friendship? Speaking of which, take a look at this. It's a poster I saw in Woodlands when I went back. Impressive.
My schoolmate Lucinda ended up being a professional model and Deal or No Deal girl. Now my ex-cellgroup mate is a concert performer. Gee whiz.
Although I had friendships that outright needed repairing in the last few years, I can't think of any broken friendship right now. I hope that's a good thing?
We'll see what else I can improve on in the months to come. Till then, see ya!