It seems like it was just yesterday that I just stopped blogging altogether when life in this busy island state just caught up to me and threatened to swallow me whole.
Yes, it was the examination period for University students in Singapore (at least the major universities). The DREADED examination period.
When they (being seniors) mentioned that Year 3 Sem 1 of pharmacy school would be the hell year a.k.a the worst year in your 4 years of academic life, I was skeptical. I mean, come on! Anyone who has been in pharmacy school (at least in NUS) would know that not a single semester is easy. Not.a.single.one.
But now, on the last official day of the semester with my holidays stretching wide in front of me, I eat my words. This was indeed one of the worst semesters.
The work load was just mind boggling with the amount of content that we had to cover, the number of tests we had to sit through for each module and me being a smart aleck went to take a language module (which by the way I do not regret one bit).
I’m just really thankful to God that He has seen me through this whole process.
It really has been a crazy semester, with the past two weeks being even crazier. The late nights and waking up early, staring at the pile of notes and not having any motivation to study, feeling like nothing could go into my head anddddd my dearest dad and the noise he generates (hehehe. it’s normal just that in a highly stressed state I was very sensitive to any external stimuli) really almost killed me.
Sometimes I think to myself and wonder what life would be like if I didn’t have God and Jesus in my life. Being the driven person I am, I think I might just succumb to depression or something worse. So TYJ for loving me and giving me the strength to carry on.
Today was the last paper – Pathology.
In some ways, it was worst than all the other papers due to the fact of the sheer amount of content that we needed to ingest and understand..
I remember that just yesterday, I was feeling all forlorn and tired at 7pm telling mummy that I really didnt want to study anymore but Mummy told me not to give up. That I just had to persevere and read the notes slowly and then by tomorrow everything would be ok.
I’m glad I took her advice.
I ended this series of examinations with a trip out with a gang of 9 guys… (where are all my female friends????)
to watch Argo.
It is really a brilliant movie that had me gripping my seat in fear…. well… I just don’t take violence, gore or horror very well.
But that, made it brilliant.
Looking back at the past year, I feel that I’ve accomplished a lot, grown a lot, matured a lot.
I even acted in my first ever production. Something that I never thought I could do!
Went to Taiwan again in June for my first encounter with wild dolphins and meeting old and new friends. Had preceptorship and was lucky enough to meet the best preceptor in the world. Went through this sem and roughed it out but came out alive at the end with all my friends. Celebrated my 21st birthday having a birthday party for the first time in my life.
December is always a month that makes people feel poignant about the things that have happened to them over the year and the resolutions they have yet to fulfill.
These were/are my resolutions for this year:
1. Exercise regularly
2. Head to Taiwan again for a long trip where I can go up the mountains
3. Practice singing more
4. Do my best for pharmacy production
5. Study my hardest
6. Save $200 every month
7.Spend quality time with good friends
8.Be more mellow and less tempermental
9.Draw closer to God
11. Get a boyfriend?
12.Learn the guitar
It’s when you look at these resolutions that you know exactly how much you have grown…now that I look back, these resolutions seem so childish… I’ve tried my hardest for no.10. I still have my down moments but I try my best to recover quickly!
I’m still a lot of work in the making..
As for the boyfriend part, well, which girl doesn’t wish to be loved by someone and be their world? To have someone to care for you when you are down to have someone to shower care and love upon to have someone to call your special someone who knows secrets that only exist between the two of you.. I’ll try my best to find that person but I guess it’s not really on my own time…
Ah well, single for 6 years and counting..
Till next time!
I’ll start going round to take photos of Christmas trees and take in the holiday spirit!:)