"School was a very cruel environment and I was a loner. But I learnt to get hurt and I learnt to cope with it."
Ahhhhhh...the things you can learn in school.
It isn't always about the books...
Reflect on what you've learnt, and boy, you'll discover yourself.
I've not felt as bored as I was during lecture earlier today. I left the class for a moment, went downstairs to the canteen to talk to whomever I could find, then went back up, stood at the corridor, squatted against the cabinet and I still felt bored.
Maybe it's boring because I have only three modules and I keep seeing the same lecturer almost everyday? Or perhaps the fear of having to weather 3 straight days of field practicum at the childcare centre for 7 weeks?
It seems the only reason I attend classes is simply because I have to.
At this stage, I don't feel for what I'm studying. And that's sad. Gees.
But, I go to school because of my friends, because of drama and because, my life has to revolve around it. And, I'm certain I'll get back on track soon enough...
Time always runs ahead of us all and now, I'm a third-year student.
In a year's time, NS will come a calling and in two years, I'll turn twenty-one. Golly gee.
Something good (I think) came out of my boredom though.
A certain feeling stirred inside my heart.
The feeling inside me right now is similar to what I felt back in 2002.
That was when I was in secondary four and I left my alma mater with a heavy heart.
Darn, it's nostalgia.
Here's the picture of my beloved alma mater, Junyuan Secondary School.
It's funny how at one time we all lament and say things like "I hate school" and "school sux". Yet, for the majority, when the time comes for one to leave, one cannot bear to do it.
It was hard for me.
The school had been the catalyst of my becoming and the grounds on which I discovered myself. Many years on, I shudder at the thought of what would have happened had I entered another school.
Would I have been given the same opportunities?
Would I get a similar set of great teachers?
Would I still be like who I am today?
I miss Junyuan.
I miss my teachers.
I miss my friends.
And I know I'll miss Ngee Ann Polytechnic and the people who shaped my life during my time there too. But, that's another story for another day.
We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
(George Bernard Shaw)
And thus, the future awaits...