Jan 5, 2008

Two Weeks To Go

Two weeks from now I will be jetting through South China Sea in a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 747 flying from Taipei to Kuala Lumpur. I will enjoy all the luxuries on Economy Class and watch all the up-to-date movies on Select, Malaysia Airlines' Inflight Entertainment Program. I will sip red wine and pop little tit-bits onboard and.....(sound of gramophone being tuned out) "stop daydreaming Sim Jun Yi!"
Two weeks from now I will be lazing at home enjoying life - waking up at 9 everyday, gobbling down a big McDonalds breakfast while reading through 'The Star' (even the ads), spending the entire day at GSC watching movies (I doubt Mum and Dad would allow me to do that), and mutate my room into MY room once again. I will drive through the orderly chaotic streets of Penang honking at every slightest provocation or delay, and I will.....(sound of gramophone being tuned out again) "if things go on like that you'll end up in additional winter classes instead of back at home 2 weeks later! Now go back to your book!"
Traveling is not easy for the unprepared. This is what all overseas students have to learn from experience, and things don't get better especially in a highly-populated state like Taiwan. This time back I literally have to hold a gun and threaten the internet ticketing system to churn out a train ticket for me to get to Taipei on the last day of the semester. And due to listless limitations on airplane tickets I will come back one day after school starts, which is kind of scary, as we have 'Fundamental Anatomy' on the first day of school. In order not to publish a 'tak apa' attitude to the prof., famous for her criticisms and demands, I will have to buy her a 36K gold plated surgical knife (with a note attached beneath 'please don't fail me just because I skipped the first 4 hours of class').
This semester had been by far the busiest semester in my university life (and mind me mister, you've only been in university for 1.5 years). Juggling with SCOPE, choir, Miharasi Medical Camps and my studies all at once, I really felt challenged. I literally have to milk the full value of every minute at times - drifting from one place to the next for almost the entire day. Consequently there are also times when I just sat in front of the PC and did nothing for the entire morning. The ups and downs in life just floated through this semester (and it usually does). There are times when I can feel the pressure of my blood rushing through my head - I panicked quickly when I am in face of emergencies, and I feel the urge to shout out at somebody. And live on MSN now is one Ms. Ongg who is telling me I should be less egoistic and try to approach people in a more lowly manner. This is life I think - you keep learning to be better and you annoy and please different categories of people at the same time.
I realize of my shortcomings and I am in no mood to make promises for improvements now since all 3 of my roommates are asleep and I should really go off now. I guess this is evolution - the good ones survive and the bad ones are eliminated, and hope I'm so.
Two weeks from now...

4 comments:

Hew Yaohua said...

hey yo! 11days.
so excited and so nervous at the same time.
going home= you must finish your test

what logic is this...

Anonymous said...

we are also looking forward for you to come back for CNY

peng said...

left 7 days only
welcome to your pinang :)

peng said...

sorry
is *welcome back to pinang*
paiseh...