A Space of My Own 我的空间

2010

Posted on: January 1, 2010

It’s the first day of the new year and since yesterday, my blogger
dashboard has been filled up with entries with themes that sum up the
last day of the past year, and (optimistic) new entries regarding year
2010. 🙂 Sadly, the only time that I feel that a ‘new year’ is here is
during August, when it is a start of a new academic
year for me. Sigh. It is horrible the way my life is still centered
around studies (psychologically, I’m not mugging away now) even when
it’s holidays and it’s a start of a brand new year!

I don’t have much go blog about my new year resolutions and such –
because I’ve been too lazy to make any, and prefer to take things one
step at a time. The new year does have a small degree of impact on me
though. It makes me feel a year older (though by the time you’re past
21 you don’t really feel your age on you anymore, it just goes on and
on), and it does give a tint of hope that this year your life will be
better – change of outlook and all. I’ve been rather a spiritual
failure in 2009 and have gotten myself in a mess here and there. I do
hope for a change in that area this year.

I’m verbally translating pastor’s message from English to Chinese
again, and I feel that the results would be much, much better if I had
to do it the other way round. Singapore is, I’m ashamed to say, turning
me into a banana. For the sake of those who don’t know what ‘bananas’
are, it simply means yellow on the outside, but white inside – a
Chinese that doesn’t know Chinese. The environment around me is so
minimally Chinese (at least in the spoken and written sense), that I’ve
hardly been using it at all. And it’s so much faster to type in
English! Fortunately I have pastor’s notes with me a little earlier,
and it’s not too hard to translate this time.

CORS bidding is here – the bidding system which we’re supposed to use
some points to secure our university modules. The modules I intend to
take are surprisingly unpopular at this point of time, meaning the
vacancies are more than the number of students bidding for them.
However, I fear the usual ‘last minute rush’ where bids pour in at the
last minute, bringing the bid points of certain modules sky high. And
it’s so hard to decide which final year project to pick and ballot for!

I guess my brain is really on holiday now. Usually I do not have to
think much while blogging and the thoughts just flow. Today it’s stuck
in stages. Oh well, may it get the well-required rest it deserves
before the coming semester 🙂 Will blog more when I get the train of
thoughts unplugged!

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2 Responses to "2010"

I pray for a spirit filled 2010 for u dear

Thanks Bro, you too! 🙂

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