Auld Lang Syne v5
As I grow older, special anniversaries start becoming more and more arbitrary in nature. What is another birthday, Christmas, or New Year, but another excuse to celebrate? Not that celebrating’s a bad thing, but why is there a need to do so every time the Earth revolves round the sun? I’ve always found reflection to be a good thing, however, and now that it’s come to the end of yet another year now, tradition dictates that I follow up last year’s entry with another musing of this year’s events.
When counted in terms of events, 2006 doesn’t seem to be a particularly eventful year. But sometimes it’s the quality rather than the quantity that counts, and quality-wise, I think it’s been a good year. I’ve grown closer to God, made new friends, explored new places, and performed pretty well academically. I did manage to find a pretty intelligent nice single Singaporean girl (what an embarrassing blog entry) after all, and hopefully all goes well in that department.
All things considered, I think I’m quite happy where I am.
There are the bad things, of course, like how I’m still too lazy for my own good, how I seem to be losing touch with many of my old friends, how I’m definitely neglecting my family back home, and probably a zillion other things I can’t quite remember right now. I’m tempted to say they’re just small things, but not all of them are. Still, I think they’re all manageable, and hopefully in 2007 I’ll tackle more of these problems.
In two hours’ time I’ll be on a taxi headed toward the train station. Another trip, this time to Turkey and Greece with Ailin, Yiwen and Jason. I’m quite excited about it, although the prospect of long travelling hours is somewhat daunting.
A fitting (if painful) way to start the new year, embarking on a journey of exploration.