Dedicated to my school - PSBB, my wonderful teachers there and my friends and schoolmates: Thanks a ton for making my school years special enough to generate memories pleasant enough for me to blog about it all!
Ah! June is here again...June for me has always meant the wonderful smell of new Bata canvas shoes, brand new and neatly ironed uniforms - with a resolve of not outgrowing them, at least horizontally, before the year was done - a new backpack (which emanates an odour like everything new usually does - a smell that I actually hate .. but love in this context) filled with a new text books and several notebooks covered neatly in brown wrappers with prominent mickeys and Donalds waving out to me with my name plastered next to their tiny figures :-D June meant the beginning of another new year at school, meeting up with friends and classmates -who seem to dissolve to another world during the vacations - and of course the important first steps - creating a good impression on the new class teacher, getting a desk that wasn't too far away from the board to alarm the teacher's 'naughtiness' antennae but at the same time not too close to smell the perfumes the teacher used (or rather didn't :-) ) June almost always began with the usual - "I can't believe the vacation is already over" - attitude on the outside, while inwardly wondering what ever makes us the way we are - praying for holidays during the term time and for classes during the vacations! June..ah!! Wonderous June!!
But now, at twenty (and a month) I'm supposedly 'enjoying' a life-long vacation from school! Uni life is definitely fun - you have a certain independence, a new purpose in life and you're in the process of making a lot of exciting new discoveries that people usually make in young adulthood - but I'm already wishing that my school years could come back! I really miss the belonging - to your section, to your batch, to your school - basically because none of it is actually here! I mean, yeah..NUS is awesome - I love my course and I am here because all these efforts are going to generate certain returns later on in life - but with your class of around 400 students - not all of them taking all the subjects you are - with your lecturers hardly recognizing your face, forget remembering your name! - school life definitely seems something worth much much more than I'd have even realized back then!!
So, those of you still in school, enjoy your years ahead! They're going to be your among your most treasured memories! Those in uni like me, well, I suppose in a few years' time, we'll all again be cribbing about how good uni was and how bad work is :-D So lets make our stay here, memories worth remembering! And, those of you who are already working...well..you definitely have enough money by now to purchase a ticket to a movie - So go ahead and enjoy some exaggerated drama about youth that'll push you to remember and cherish all those crazy little things that made your youth worth it all!! :-P