Originally posted on 22 November 2013
Sometimes I remind myself that I almost skipped the party, that I almost went to a different college, that the whim of a minute could have changed everything and everyone. Our lives, so settled, so specific, are built on happenstance. — Anna Quindlen, Every Last One
I am always amazed how life is planned. How one tiny decision turns into a life changing destiny. Just one small decision determines everything. I never thought so much into it before but it is pretty amazing and scary. A wrong move and your destiny is in place. Can you imagine, how different my life in Hong Kong will be if I had not gone to the competition? Or rather, if Edmund Sim did not choose me to be part of the team, how different would my internship be now? I cannot imagine. Or what would happen if I did not go for the mid-autumn gathering by the beach on mid-autumn?
There would be so many people I will not meet, so many friendships not forged, so many stories not heard and more importantly, so many lessons not learnt. I really learn so much when meeting these international people. Culture, communication, language, life skills and these people inspire me constantly. I thank the universe so much for this. I thank the universe for having my mummy and daddy who encouraged me to go for the competition. If I entered Hong Kong earlier, so many things would change. I am so thankful. Thankful.
I feel so lucky to be meeting really nice individuals. They told me Hong Kongers are nasty. I beg to differ. They told me the French are snobbish. I disagree. I am just fortunate to meet so many lovely people. Either that or I just trust people.
Yesterday, I was out with some friends because one of them was going back to London! Long story short, my 2 guy friends met their 2 lady friends. They were talking and the rest of us wanted to leave, so we went to call the guys. I was at their table and suddenly one of the 2 lady friend suddenly looked at me and went "omg are you theboss?" and like "i cant believe i finally meet you in person. You're everywhere!" and I'm like WHAT. That's like the funniest moment in my life.
So many stories untold, so many things to blog about. I would also like to rant, but thankfully I have got some friends whom I can talk to. I love deep conversations with people I miss terribly. Despite talking on messages daily, sometimes it is really just not enough. My friend came from Singapore a few days ago and it was one of the best dinner so far. So much laughter and joy. And some life advice too.
I guess I will just keep complaining about having too much fun, regretting not resting but I know when I'm old, such stupid yolo adventures are what I will really miss. I didn't come here to regret, so I will do everything I can on my bucket list and just have fun! Work hard, play hard.
“You get a strange feeling when you’re about to leave a place. Like you’ll not only miss the people you love but you’ll miss the person you are now at this time and this place, because you’ll never be this way ever again.”