… means Indonesian Salad, and I’ve been hearing it all the time, plus it sounds cute haha. Working at an indo restaurant now, and the perks are staff lunch (free yay and yummy), and how I take only 10min to go to work/come home :). Work has been pretty ok! Started on tuesday, and shifts are super flexible, good way to kill time too. Not very close to my colleagues yet, the dudes are v nice so that’s good. F&B is pretty fun haha, but its tiring to stand and peak periods are a little difficult too!
Mm yesterday I decided to go down to NUS to check out Science Rag and see whether I wanna join. Turned out to be quite a pleasant personal experience, though I didn’t make many “friends” haha, especially since I didn’t bother to go for SCAMP. I was fashionably late by 4hours cuz of work, but the fun started when I got there I think! They were doing cheer stunts and dance lifts, and omg its super fun esp cuz I LOVE HEIGHTS. Getting lifted, and stuff was super cool (and I ended up watching cheer vids that night, omg KR STEPPERS are damn good).
We did this cradle thing idk what its called, but its damn nice. Like I can’t describe it in any way, basically its a partner stunt so guy + girl, and the girl spins around and the guy catches you in such a romantic way! Have to teach Daniel the guy part so we can do it tgt and rly be a dancing couple whoop :D But yeah, also realised that cheerleaders need to have super good core and muscles, so dancers do make good cheerleaders hahaha yay us.
In any case, the experience yesterday prompted me to write a post about local vs overseas education, in my personal opinion. My leader once told me, after I gave her a sum-up of my reasons, that I should make decisions not based on how others would judge me. But sigh, 说得容易:( and yes i know, the problem with me is that I’m not satisfied that I’m not getting enough BABANG for my grades, bcuz I dont wanna do meds, or law or all those professions people do for prestige (and out-rightly admit it/ secretly know themselves, do it just to show that they did well for As (but actually just one time lucky lor srsly, whole JC life also never see you do well) ) Ok sab, rmb long term perks long term perks, I will have a husband, a family, vacations, live the life and not have to slog and be on call and stay overnights etc. I will not be slogging (as intensively). #perks #perks #perks Of course, if you rly have a passion for saving lives both medically/ justifiably then ok go for it, you have my support. (note to self: getting v mean sigh but what to do)
I guess staying local.. academically, USP is an attractive thing. Intellectual people, environment, a name and brand to itself, cinammon college (which I finally got to applying) and so the pros are pretty good. Plus, my education and hostel fees are entirely free thanks to the scholarship, so I basically get a free uni education.
BUT IN IMPERIAL, I get to meet people from all over the world!!!!!!! And the culture is amazing, its all so amazing. AMAZING. IMPERIAMAZING. Its just what an overseas education can do to you, yknow, OPEN YOUR EYES, see what singaporeans dont see, know what singaporeans dont know, and rly know things, be a general knowledge QUEEN, live the english life. *.* So amazing :( to be cultured, independent, seriously cultured, international, globalised plus the prestige that carries with it. Honestly, 16 rankings apart! Ok lah I know rankings dont give a whippie, but still!
BUT I’ll miss my family, and the relationships we’ve just painstakingly built up. I’ll miss D, a lot. A LOT. :( I remember how we had this conversation, about LDR and how we both cried bcuz of it, I guess that shows how much we love each other :’) He’s so supportive, that he just wants the best for me, and I just wonder what we’d do on annis and birthdays and special random dates we have, and all he says is that he’ll do whatever it takes to make it the same, even fly over just to see me and have family skypes etc. :’) I’ll miss my friends, a lot too. I guess when you’re on different continents, you’d probably just miss out on everything that’s potentially happening in your circle of friendships, same for dance SIGH.
I shall continue waiting and pondering and hope that my pathway gets cleared up soon. Till then.