Photographed by Josie Png@ The Botanic Gardens.
I wore green to blend in with the surroundings.
My mind has been like a juice blender, shredding all the negative thoughts into pieces with its sharp razor. I felt like I have been weaving miracles with the help of god’s thread.
Things that were ailing are healing slowly. After stepping into the society, my perspectives have broadened as well. I feel so fortunate when compared to students who have to juggle work and school.
Although my father doesn’t have a rubber plantation for me to inherit, at least he put bread and butter on the table.
I have survived so many pit holes and slaughterhouses. Fall in the pit, gain in the wit. Authoritarian headmasters and domineering seniors do not matter anymore. They have become oblivious as they faded into the background. Those rumours that spread like wildfire have already burned hectares of forest. I’m glad those who wanted me under their foot like a cockroach did not succeed.
I’m glad I didn’t throw in the towel as I struggled in the quicksand. I have conquered the o’s. I almost retained in sec 3 and how I turned the tables is really miraculous. Thanks Bodhisattva with a thousand arms for blessing me with the ability of being able to absorb information like a sponge.
For those who didn’t do well, your journey does not end here. There is still light at the end of the tunnel, your future will be so bright that you’ll be blinded. You’ll just have to widen your eye, let the light pass through your cornea and fall on your fovea centralis. When we go to JC/Poly or even I.T.E, we’ll be at the same starting line again. How you fare, its up to you. There’s still many opportunities available. You just have to search every nook and cranny.
We’re still so young, the road is still long ahead in front of us. For those who did well, do not be complacent. For those who didn’t, hold your head up high.
2009 is going to be a great year. Even though our purse strings may tighten because of the economy being covered in snot, after America decided to sneeze. Polar ice caps will melt as global warming continues, but 2009 is still going to be a great year. I’m sure it will be.