It will be exactly one month left before I enter National Service. Its been an eventful few months and I don’t regret any of those days. I watched almost all 9 seasons of “How I Met Your Mother” and I can understand why it is one of the most highly rated television series of all time. I recently worked a one day job at the Singapore Cruise Centre and it was really stressful. Having to deal with so many passengers at once and trying to accede to their requests really tested my patience and ability. However, it is an experience which I will never forget. It really made me appreciate hard work and the reward at the end of it is really fulfilling.
Watching my friends apply for university really made me think of what I’d like to do in the future. Right now, I really feel that I would want to work with animals. I had always wanted a dog but my parents never agreed to that idea. Their reasoning was that it was too expensive and too much of a responsibility for me and my brothers to handle. As I think about it now, the thought of spending every day taking care of different kinds of animals sounds really appealing. However, being a zookeeper does not really pay highly and I would have to think of the long term.
Right now, all my friends have moved on with their lives. Most of them whom I used to hang out with last year have all started an important year of junior college and I don’t speak to them anymore. I’m guessing we all have to move on and maybe someday we’ll all reunite again. I still have my close friends and I am really thankful that God has placed them in my life and kept them close, helping me in many different ways. Although I don’t see them often, I know they will always be there for me.
One month of freedom left before I go off to National Service to start a new phase of my life. Right now, I am hitting the gym every day to condition myself for army life. Hopefully, I will grow into a more mature person that can handle emotions well. Hopefully, I find myself and what I would really want to do in life. I am really looking forward to this.