Saturday, June 23, 2007
Seven days later after MYC, I find myself on the plane heading to Ho Chi Minh City. Even though I'm saying this as if I just happened to wander into the plane while sleepwalking, I assure you that it's a completely conscious decision. Despite being a total blurcase.
Before that, I was in Singapore for a couple of days and I hung out with my relatives there. If you were to rewind back a couple of years before this, I would probably dread going to stay with relatives because I'm not particularly close to much of them and also I was still a selfish little brat. But now, I spent some time walking with my grandma, playing with my ickle cousin and spoke loads with my uncle and aunt, and the verdict surprises me.
I liked it.
To keep it short because some other people need to use the internet, I caught a plane from SG to HCMC, and I've been here for 4 days. Xin chao, people! Loving my time here, and hoping I'm not jinxing myself with that. The kids at the 15 May school are great, and the curriculum team (that I'm in - we are compiling an activity book for the teachers) is pretty much done I think.
Anyway, hope my computer has risen from the grave by the time I get back. A certain person has beeen bugging me for pictures.
Buy me a new computer dammit.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Unfortunately the wand wielder happens to be Wicked Witch of the East, orz.
When I left, ScreamyAss hath abandoned my house and a week later upon return, the runaway is still nowhere in sight. Then when it DID come back, there was a flurry of relieved sighs; from me dad who relies on the net for business, and me because I REALLY need to send an email and gotta check up on some, especially the ones from SEALnet.
Oh how we rely on the internet so much.
Okay okay, hold up... so what has that got to do with the 'charmed' part?
You see, upon ScreamyAss's return, guess what happened to my computer?
Damn 'char tou', can?!?
It's like you got the planks and nails, but no hammer. Then someone hands you a hammer and the nail turns to dust. =___=; What the.... Twice in 2 months! If on the field, sure get carded already wtf.
Whining aside, everyday when I wake up, the songs (that we boogied to) are still prancing around in my head. I'm missing my 'family' T__T. I miss feeling tired but wanting moarrrr. I miss Raja's booty shake / Edwin's
The after-effects of MYC is still lingering on... Refreshed and energized, and nooooo, it doesn't stop there! I feel that there's something more, only I can't really put my finger on it.
These days I've been thinking a lot, re-sorting my priorities, becoming more focused, less fumbly with my goals, a little less confused... I used to think that my eyes are wide open, but now I know that it's only been at half-mast.
Before this I would avoid working in groups because I see it as inconvenient and a hassle, but now I'm going to rethink my stand. There's this undeniable warmness that fills up my heart when I look up and see everyone working together to reach our goal (this is the cue for everyone to cock their head and go, "Awwwwwwwwww...!" XD). I've always worked on my own, because I thought it is 'safe' . Well, no... because if I trip and fall, I have to stand up on my own again. Some may go, "Well, that's what strong people do," and yea, I do that most of the time, it's fine; but imagine falling down, then looking up to see a hand extended to you with a smiling face behind it... just feels so damn good.
For that 5 days, I've learnt and experienced so much; not only from the activities, but also from watching the people I've met and had the pleasure to know. I didn't expect them to be my teachers, really. There's no class nor drawn out lessons... it lies in their actions and speech, a sort of subtle lesson with an impact that will last me a lifetime. Because of all these, I'm more driven to be a better person, a better human being.
We're all here for a reason... No matter how small you feel, you still make a difference.
MYC became a turning point in my life. The sower of seeds.
Alright, stopping now... gotta leave some for the post with pictures wtf XDXD
PS: Oh, pictures are stuck in my computer, probably moping and sulking as they won't be in public anytime soon hahah.
PPS: But for the eager ones, you could check out KP's blog(1 ,2) and his Flickr! My group and KP's were combined for Pimp My Country and we were hitting off bi/uni lateral deals with other 'countries' without realising that we're both Recommers XD.
And because I have nothing to do (Clearly...) :
You live alone and like it, thanksverymuch. Well, at least some of the time. You prefer coming and going as you please, and you don't like to be controlled or held responsible for someone else's schedule or needs. After all, you probably have plenty of friends, a satisfying career (or other projects to occupy your time), and you may simply not have room for another person right now — unless of course they can bend to meet your routine exactly. Does this sound familiar?
While we admire your go-it-alone attitude — and your carefree, open-minded spirit — you may be shutting out others from your life without realizing it. You never know, maybe if you met the right person you could learn to grow together — while holding onto your hard-earned independence.
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