okay this is a must-do.. even though it may seem abit outdated now.
i sort of did a conclusion for last year with ks while waiting for the fireworks, at the last few minutes of 2008. here is a more thorough inner reflection :)
2008 is, i think, one of the best years in my life. best for the fact that i went through alot and there was alot that i learnt.. that made me a more mature person. if u were to make me choose the phase in life (so far) that made me grow most, it has to be 2008.
there were many ways in which i grew.
firstly of course, was worklife, and spending that half a year with nui. there was alot that i learnt from work..not the technical knowledge.. but rather the interpersonal skills that i came to realise were key to everything at work. and i also realise the importance of being able to look forward to work, not everyone can do it.
my workplace :) not bad huh
first time working so much in life, and earning a proper income. it was pretty hectic.. work, tuition, work, tuition, with occasional outings. i met two very very wonderful kids (whom i still miss). it's difficult to make working enjoyable, but they made it possible for me. as much as i dread going for tuitions and marking exercises, each time i see them they make me feel closer to heart.
that half a year couldnt have been possible without nui. there were SO SO much that we shared within that short half year - experiences, problems, thoughts, tears, laughter, anger and hostility (at our landladies :P).. the way we helped each other through many ups and downs frm work. the only company to look forward to after a tiring day of work.
2008 was also the year 9 of us were 'officially' separated and each moved on to another phase of life, another place to begin with. it felt rlly empty to find out that everytime a problem arises, i had only nui and yen within reach, the rest were far far away. it took me some getting used to..
2008 turned out to be a fortunate year as well! where i performed at least up to my own expectations for A's. fortunate enough to secure a place in where i've wanted to be, and even a scholarship that helps to ease dad and mum's worries.
2008 was when the guys enlisted in army and things became even more different than before. even though topics were no longer common, in a way i'm glad that 6B still managed to meet up once in a while. and the gals! :) as much as possible we tried to meet up to celebrate our bdays (still rmb the failed surprise at causeway point for hany? lol!)
meeting fung twice this year :)
my only idol. that lasted thru 4 years, already
moving on... to the starting of uni life..
APUS - the greatest surprise for me in 2008. nv expected myself to be able to meet another bunch of ppl to make me feel belonged again (that feeling left me after i left nybs). i will be honest and say that not everyone in apus is equally involved, but those few in general, thanks for making transition to uni life so much smoother for me. couldn't have imagined hall without you ppl.
the only regret is probably that nbs was abit.. disappointing? haha..i was lazy to go for nbs camp and i ended up nt knowing alot of ppl.. made worse by the fact that i was a 'floater' so i dint have the same timetable as the rest of my grp. couldnt feel the attachment to sch. but ohwell, we cant have everything in life.. it's all about fate isnt it?
and last but not least! kiansiong. needless to say, ur presence made 2008 an even more wonderful year for me. nvr thought i would meet someone so soon but well, i did and thats fate again rite. we have our differences in expectations and everything but u noe wads the thing im most glad about? it's the fact that we're honest and open about them, and we see a way to work thru everything. hope ntu sees us thru the years we're gonna be here, and beyond.. :)
HAHA congratulations to u if u even bother to read till this part of the post. not rly expecting many ppl to read thru the long paragraphs :P just as a recap for myself before i move on.. it's always gd to look back and reminisce rite?
too many wishes for 2009.. it'll be never ending. shall just keep it in a safe corner of my brain. happy belated new year everyone! lets have a meaningful year ahead.