Saturday, July 18, 2009

Chapter 5.2 - Reflection

For everyone to remember...especially when we grow up, working and have our own lives. When parents grow old, never forget how you started off as a baby and a kid. Parents relate to you through blood ties, no matter what, nothing will change that fact. At any point in life when you get frustrated and things don't go well, you can be angry with them for not doing this and that, you get impatient with certain things, think of the clip. It may just be a five-minute clip, the message will last an entire lifetime.


Sunday, July 12, 2009

Chapter 5.1 - you will, if you see yourself there.

Alright, I've been back in Singapore for about 5 weeks already. Loved the food, suddenly the food all seemed too cheap to believe. Everything else still feels the same, the air smells the same, the same morning rush, same squeeze on the trains and the same feeling of wanting to break sweat even after showering. 2 weeks to that five-hours flight back to Perth.

In 5 weeks I've done possibly more than what I could have done in 5 months. Because for the fact I know time isn't on my side. Life is short. So much happened in these five weeks that made me reaffirm my belief to live life to the maximum potential. No play is too much fun. You'll never know what's going to happen the next day. It's always all about today, this hour, this minute and these seconds as you're reading this. Tomorrow remains a mystery. What I want to say is, if you think you want to do something, do it.

The other day I was having lunch with my mom and her insurance client. She's currently an asst. prof in NUS. What I feel is, she's a woman with very firm self-beliefs and determination. She taught me a few life lessons over a simple lunch. Cut it short, it's "you will, if you see yourself there". You will reach where you see yourself. Dream big, never be afraid to dream.

After so long, I found the answer to my question. I finally see myself 10 years from now. Now I believe I'll achieve it. Perhaps half a decade more, put it 15 years. I'll open my own clinic by age of 30, upon graduation at 27 years old. Yes that's what I want to achieve, now I've a target again. And of course, hopefully by 35 buy my parents a house to settle down and pay for my brother's sch fees. By then he should have just done with O levels. Never really gave a thought to marriage. 32 probably? I guess I'd leave this aside. Love cannot be planned!