Thursday, April 12, 2012

Life On Campus

Life on campus isn't difficult. After the first few weeks of adjustments, daily life becomes a sort of a routine for me. The most difficult thing about campus life? The people. Yes, the people. You start to meet a lot of people there. People who like you, people who hate you, or people who just didn't give a damn. As John Lennon once said, wisely (I think it was John Lennon, correct me if I'm wrong anyone):

"There are four types of people in this world;
People who like you for the wrong reasons,
People who like you for the right reasons,
People who hate you for the wrong reasons,
People who hate you for the right reasons.
The only people who matter to you are the last group of people."

Let me tell you something. After being on campus for almost a year, I've met plenty from each of the four types. Some of them I call friends, some I do not. It doesn't matter what I call them, it matters more how I interact with them. I experienced a lot of things that I never experienced before, the complete freedom to make my my own mistakes, create my own personal triumphs, forge new (hopefully long - lasting) friendships. Life isn't always easy on campus, but it can always get better. If you ask me, any best friends yet? I'll say no, but good friends, a few. I won't mention any names,of course. I've developed a habit of not being too trusting of one person, so forgive me if I seem disloyal to anyone. If I were to completely trust one person, I know who, but again, no names. To the last group of the four mentioned above, I'm sure you can describe my suckitude in an entire novel, but hey, just so you know, life is a work in progress. We grow, we learn, we change. I'm sorry if I didn't change to exactly who you want me to be, or as fast as you would want me to change. I have but one thing to say to you, I don't need to prove anything to anyone, I just need to prove to myself that I am a better man today than I was yesterday. Let the journey begin.

New Post, New Thoughts, New Person

Well, I guess it's official now. I've started writing again. I don't know how, or why, but somehow I have this overwhelming need to write everything again. For starters, I didn't get to be a doctor, just like I've always wanted all this while. Instead, I got Chemical Engineering. To be honest, for the first few months when I first started, I couldn't see myself becoming a chemical engineer. I mean, to me, out of the four main subdivisions of engineering, chemical engineering seems to be the most foreign. Maybe it's just me, but when you ask someone what do they want to be, you'll hear the 'standard' answers of 'civil engineer', 'mechanical engineer', or 'electrical engineer'.

After almost a year of studying, I'm starting to believe that God put me on the right path after all. I'm starting to love it (gradually, of course), and to be honest, I don't think much of what I'll be in the future, at least not as much as I used to. I'll just let things go as He had planned it for me. Yes, I do have plans in the future, but I'm more focused on living in the present.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Happiness Doesn't Come Often

I'm very happy now. I don't know why, but everything seems very nice. Pardon me for sounding smug. Just wanted to share my happiness with my 'devoted' readers. A lot happened during these past few weeks. The first day of Ramadhan starts today (Yippie!!!)

I'm going to Limbang in a few weeks time, with my 'family'. During these past few weeks, I made new relationships, and strengthened old ones. With new, happier memories made, I feel contented. Thank God Almighty for giving me the chance to experience these wonderful things.

Though I do hope for one thing, though. Happiness in itself can't come without a few setbacks. So I hope that He will grant me enough strength to overcome these odds whenever they may come. I'm certain about one thing though: If you spend more time around happy, optimistic people, some of the happiness might just rub onto you.

Oh well. looks like I have to prepare for my Chemistry practical now. Until the next post then.

P.S. Listening to 'Everytime You Lie' by Demi Lovato. Niceeeee....

Quote of the Day:
Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Friday, August 14, 2009

Ain't Too Happy, Ain't Too Sad

Guess where I am now? At school, with my friends for choir practice. I thought we were gonna do some more singing today but instead we downloaded and listened to songs for the whole day, basically.

J.C. isn't here. I'm not too happy because of one reason: I still can't convince my parents to let me go swimming with my friends this Friday. They still believe that H1N1 is on the loose. Sheesh... Not to blame them, but I try to be optimistic. God- willing, nothing will happen to us. I hope I can convince them, since Saturday we'll start puasa already.

On the other hand, I'm not too sad either. I'm optimistic, I know.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Can't Wait...

Right now I'm listening to 'The Man Who Can't Be Moved' by The Script. If I'm not mistaken they're a band from Ireland. Cool song. Seriously. Only two more days till the grand L6B 2009 picnic. Oh yeah. Can't wait for it. Can't wait to have fun. Can't wait to see GG again. Tomorrow, the guys are going to buy the necessities for the barbecue. Too bad I can't go with them, Friday prayer. Well, duty to God comes first.
Can't go to sleepover at Caesar's house tomorrow either. My parents will literally get cardiac arrest if I go. Oh well, God willing, there's some other day... Aaargh!! I feel so agitated. Can't wait...

Quote of the Day:
Patience is a virtue. (How ironic...)

Monday, June 29, 2009

Another Farewell, An Awesome Lunch

I know what you might be thinking right now. What does another farewell had to do with an awesome lunch? Stay tuned to find out.

Today's post is dedicated to two of my friends. One of them is a guy who I've known for five years, since Form 1. He is, quite frankly, one of the funniest and craziest guys I've ever known. He will be leaving for Taylor's College in KL (at least, this is where I think he's going) this Friday at 4.00 pm. After spending a few years there, he will be leaving for the United States of America to study Hospitality and Hotel Management under the JPA scholarship. Have a safe flight and I wish you great success in whatever you do. So long, George.

The other farewell today is dedicated to another friend of mine. I've known her for a short time, relatively speaking of course, about one month plus. That's okay. A friend is a friend nevertheless, no matter how long or short a time you've known them. She will be leaving for Taylor's, too, taking the ICPU program there, under the JPA scholarship. FYI, ICPU stands for International Canadian Pre- University program. I think you might have guessed already, she will be leaving for Canada after that, studying Psychology.

I haven't received the photos from our photo- taking session this afternoon, although I expect that she will post it up on her own blog.Bye- bye Cordelia. About the lunch, my friends and I went to McD. That's not the awesome part of course. That part comes during the meal itself. When eating lunch with Keith, I'll have to remind myself about chowing my food down before he opens his mouth. My stomach literally convulsed from laughter. The ride back to school is a different story. We had a race to school. Me, Felix and Caesar in one car and Angie, Wendy, Keith and Kelvin in another. Get this, it's not about speed. rather, it's a knowledge about shortcuts and timing. Of course, we won.

Quotes of The Day: (I'm feeling particularly generous today)
"Friendship is a contract which you sign with laughter, and break with tears."

"If all my friends were to jump off a bridge, I wouldn't jump with them. I'll be at the bottom to catch them."

"Friendship is a wonderful thing. It improves happiness, abates misery, doubles our joy and divides our grief."
Joseph Addison.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Finally... A New Template

Finally, after all this while using that old- fashioned template, I finally decided for a better, newer, fresher look. Oh well, it's about time anyway. Sis just got back from K.L. Looking at the amount of bags she brought home, I'm surprised that the boutiques there hasn't filed for bankruptcy yet (lol!)

Starting probationary prefect duty tomorrow. Gulp... Pretty new at this thing. Let's just wait and see. A certain violinist friend of mine still hasn't posted anything till now. Well, let's just wait and see... again. I'm gonna do a lot of waiting and seeing from now on, I guess.

Biology presentation week coming up. Haven't started anything. Just browsing for info. Chordata... Not something you can procrastinate about. Starting tomorrow I guess. Compiled a lot of info on them. Let's just hope it's enough.

A lot to catch up on Physics. Circular motion... Best friend leaving for Sepang soon. Thought I could watch Transformers 2 after school last Saturday but G.G. and Wendy had to cancel last minute. Oh well... MUET presentation tomorrow. Gotta go!

P.S. A huge thanks to Rhema for telling me how to change the template of my blog. Couldn't have done it without her.

Quote of The Day:
"If you haven't found something interesting today, then it hasn't been much of a day."