Where will you be my darling? Where will you be when the dark is rising?
Friday, January 8, 2010
I can finally sit down and really think through a deeper post. I've been covering a lot of events and incidents, so I haven't really had much time to look back on the year.
2009 was quite a tragic year I guess. My parents finally got their official divorce. Jace's dad died, as did Candice and Wendy's. Veronica Ho died. Not to mention celebrity deaths like Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, David Carradine, Patrick Swayze, Natasha Richardson and Brittany Murphy. And those are only the ones I remember. Yeaps. Definitely a lot of notable deaths. The hospital was also a place to go, as I visited Gary and Cindy, who both had major injuries.
On a brighter note, I made a lot of new friends this year, and things got comfortable in school in terms of friends. Kok Kin quit TOA, as did Ivan and Licia and very recently my classmate, Pei Yeng. However, Essenism started mixing around more. I got to know a schoolmate named Andrew, who's damn smart (the guy's in Mensa) and very often he hung out with us. My friendship with Neal grew, and a classmate I never spoke to before, Ash, also has become close friends with us. It was during this year that I also got to know Jonathan Chong better, as did all of us, and have become close as well. So yeah, the people I hang out with almost daily are extremely varied, with people in different classes and different majors. For two semesters last year, it was very easy to meet up, and we'd call each other, deciding where to eat, where to meet up and we'd talk practically about everything. Introducing one another was very easy, and with the exception of Miki and Andrew, everyone gets along very well.
Carmen, from England also visited because her mom dropped by, and it was good to catch up. She's grown to be very beautiful, and it's been years since I last saw her (in a bikini, mind you =x). Very cool, how we've stayed friends even after first knowing each other over 10 years ago, over different continents.
For church, it was great as well. I was in charge of designing much for the cellgroup. I did the slideshow for Issey's birthday, and did the cellgroup multiplication video, which was torture, but immensely satisfying. I've also become the songsheet bulletin designer for the cellgroup, and W49 too. I've gotten to be very close with Ai Lee, thanks to her driving me back every week, and we share everything. And only recently, although I've known Kai Yih for close to a year, have I become close with her as well. Lionel and Andre (Jessica's brother), who came during Emerge, have very quickly become some of the closest friends I have in the cellgroup as well. There's much I share with them, and hanging out, even though we've known one another for 3 months. Spiritually, I think in terms of growth its slowed but been very steady. I don't learn so much and all that in terms of amounts, but I've grown, and its very consistent.
I guess I have gone clubbing in 2009 much more too. It's gotten me several friends, and I still can't get drunk, only very mildly intoxicated at most. I guess that's a good thing, following the Bible, but sometimes its tempting and (at times) frustrating that I can't get drunk too. It's given me much fun though, and I guess a few "physical" moments.
It was also a time of exploration. Because I had photography as a subject in the last semester, I went to many places I don't think I'd have ever visited to take pictures. Your mind changes, as does your perspective on pictures and what you see plus how you see them. I think I'll go into detail in another post, but photography was definitely my favourite subject, although the printing made it the most costly too. Zzz.
Ah, and how about love? Quite a sucky year for love. Khar Loo ended up getting attached with Clarence. That felt like overseas betrayal. Lmao. Things with Cindy also didn't go through, as I've mentioned in several posts. Sure, I went out with her one on one, but that was just totally platonic, even if I did accidentally grab her hand. And now? Well... let's see what 2010 brings. After all, it's still in progress.
It's hard to believe a year has passed so fast. Time does fly. I'm entering 2010 with surprising optimism, I don't know why. And as for resolutions? I haven't come up with any yet. Gimme a bit of time =x.