So 2013 finally ended on a high note. Really glad to be able to spend this day with my closest friends.
I’m sure that 2013 has been the toughest year that most of us have ever experienced. I remembered Ms Ong once said: “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong”. Indeed, problems surfaced relentlessly. From family, to friends, to school, to work, to health, basically all aspects of life. Nights weren’t easy to get by. We bottled everything up and never want to bring it out. We lost control of our own lives and it’s hard to get motivated. We started to hate everything, including ourselves and push those who cared for us away. We questioned our existence, our purpose in life. We have no idea how to stop being depressed. But we forget the most important, that it is okay to not be okay.
“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”
Look, we managed to overcome these adversities and get to 2014, I’m proud of every single one of you! (:
Was sharing about our year with one another at the countdown yesterday with my poly friends and I thought it was a really interesting topic to talk about and think through.
Most memorable/best of 2013: CEM Event, OIP Tianjin, getting drunk for the first time in China, drinking at nic’s, night by the singapore river with nic and miko, karaoke with anila and delia, skating with my homies, taking off my braces, became bff with darren, my awesome birthday and countdown of course!
Least memorable/Regrets of 2013: Almost losing someone important, didn’t travel over the holidays, falling down face flat on the ground in china in front of my friends. (I can type out a whole list but it would be trivial and ridiculous stuff like not leaving the house 10 secs earlier to catch the bus or not sleeping early and regretting the next day)
New year resolution 2014: Get tall, get fat, stop being so whiny, stop being so emotional, have a deeper voice, more money, get smarter, have a smooth 6 months of internship, be a good boy and everyone to be healthy and happy! (:
Extremely thankful to everyone who has been by my side through thick and thin in 2013! Here’s a virtual hug for you! *HUGGG*