Medals and stuff from Primary school till now (less now, more primary school). Haha!

Decided to take a picture for memories sake before i throw them away. Something to haolian about next time.
Saw this quote somewhere, and found it very true.

In this hectic lifestyle we have now in Singapore, or maybe in many other countries too, there is a constant stress to excel and do better than others. Hell, we're even stressed to keep up with the average, as the bar is set so high.

So much so that we regret every minute that we spend slacking, when we could have done something more productive. For students, that would be studying, and for the working population, working. 

Sure, most people can balance their work-social life, and they wouldn't treat a gathering with friends as a waste of time. However, how many can say that just lying in bed and not sleeping, not thinking, but just chill-laxing, is not a waste of time?

I think its not a waste, if you enjoy doing it. Once again, it ties in with want you want in life. I guess the common goal would be to be happy, and satisfied. Be it working hard now so you can relax in the future, or just enjoying what you are doing. Well, when you do something you enjoy, it is one small step towards that happiness, even if it is wasting time.

Therefore, if you enjoyed whatever you did, no matter how unproductive or insignificant it was compared to whatever you should be doing, it was worth the time.

Chillax peeps. :)

In the future, we'll be telling our kids: "Boy ah, last time there were no multi-storey carparks. Everyone parked on the ground floor, in parking lots with grass beside the void decks. We used to be able to cycle around in those huge open air carparks."

Well, its the 2nd week of 2012 now, and I guess its kinda overdue that i should post some reflections or resolutions of some sort. That is, if i had any reflections. But i don't.

Looking back on the year 2011, i realised i really hadn't done much the entire year! That in itself is pretty mortifying. I came back from Korea, and started my Industrial Attachment. The one in which i got a B+, which kinda dashed my hopes of going up a Class in Honors. Oh well.

The first semester of year 4 was pretty dull. I rented a room in hall, but didn't participate in any hall activities. Somehow they don't seem so attractive now that many of my friends have either graduated, or are no longer staying.

However, I picked up Muay Thai. Have i mentioned that I have always wanted to pick up a martial art? Well, its not much of a start, seeing that is a small interest group in NTU. But well, its at least a start. Hopefully i can get to join a gym after i start work. (heck i even bought gloves and wraps)

Besides that, nothing interesting in 2011, sadly.

Well, enough of that! 2012 promises to be an exciting year.
I will be graduating if all goes well.
There should be a grad trip. Hopefully a backpacking trip around South East Asia.
I should get a job, hopefully a good one.
I should be enjoying myself in this final sem. :)

So far, I've visited wavehouse, and found out surfing ain't that easy afterall. heh. But its really quite addictive. I'm looking forward to the next time we go there already. 1-for-1 wednesdays FTW!

And, I've finally graduated to wakeboarding, after cable ski-ing for three times! Its as hard as i thought it would be, and as expensive. $80 for 4 hours. But since we had to take turns, i ended up boarding only twice. Still, was a good experience, but one i would not repeat in the near future, until i get a steady income.

Hopefully i won't neglect this blog too much now that school has started! :) Cheers and happy new year everyone!