Ok. I was writing this post on 31st December 2007 at around 11pm. So now it should be 1st January 2008 when I posted it:) Therefore, this is my first post for the year 2008!
Last year has been really an enlightening year for me. I am not the same person now as I was at the start of last year. I have undergone a lot of changes. Although I am at a loss of whether they are good changes or bad ones. It depends on how my changes affect those around me I guess.
I’ve learnt a number of lessons last year, and I will share them here in my blog so that I will remember 2007 forever! I can never forget my dear 2007! This was the year, in which I worked an earned money first time in my life! Took a step in getting a driver’s license! (Passed the theory tests but not started with practicals yet!) Got into NUS!! Went through a semester of fun and studying! Got my results! Yey, I’m happy that the last year is finally over and I am stepping into another year of more fun and adventures!!!
As I have said, I’ve learnt a few lessons for life in this year. Particularly important as I am growing up, and will soon be 21 this year. I’ve learned who to trust and who not to trust. I’ve learned that giving help and love only to those who deserve them, is better than giving it to all. I have been hurt by people who have misunderstood me and who have not shown thanks to me for the help I gave them. This molded me into a person who doesn’t always trust a friend immediately and as someone who hates dishonesty to the core.
I’ve learned to give up and go with the flow. I used to hold onto things like as if they were dear life! Last year, I’ve learned to let go of them and just go with the flow. I’ve learned to keep on moving. Whenever I encountered a problem, I used to mull over it and keep thinking about it. But now I understand that mulling over and brooding over the past doesn’t help solve the problem. One needs to move on and act fast, thinking of “what can be done next?”.
I’ve been enlightened in a lot of issues the past year, and hope to learn more in 2008! Especially in the area of friendships and relationships. I’m clear and well-defined about what I want and where I stand in this matter. Hopefully there are no changes in my decision in the coming future. I’ve been enlightened about my viewpoints in certain matters. I became sceptical about the existence of God in the past year. My scepticism still holds on, but I strongly sense that there is a higher power above ourselves an beyond our control. I learned and I’m still learning more about myself when it comes to this issue. I hope studying and researching more on hinduism (or more accurately, Sanathana Dharma) helps me to find the Absolute Truth!
I’ve made a number of friends in the past year. Especially in the past year, I should say! Well, to list them out, they are: Jia Ying, Jeremy, Farah, Dominic, Mahi, Choon Peng, Jaya, Safiah, Jian Liang, Keerti Vasan (my nephew, but still a good friend to me!), Saravana Kumar, Susantharan, Vikneswari, Mathura, Subathra, Dave, Chanchal, Sandhya, Viknesh, Praveen Shamini, Priyadarsani, Arun and a few more. So many friends to name!! Most of my university friends are Indians. Kasturi and Kalpana are my best friends! But I woud say Kasturi is more than a best friend to me now. I would say a stage four friend!! Haha. I still need time to understand Kalpana better.
Last year, in 2007 that is, I met a vey unique person (one of the friends I’ve named in the paragraph above and some will know who I’m referring to). He is unique in the sense that I’ll never meet another person like him again anywhere! Haha. I hope we become good friends in the future. I want to add on “or probably more than friends”, but people always tend to mistake it for relationship, so I will not add that. I just wish we both will become great friends like what Kasturi and I are now. Well, what’s the harm of naming him? Haha. I am speaking about none other than Susanth!
Remember the surprising I promised of telling you all in this post?? Well, it is just that I’m going to write a book! I’m not going to write it alone. But this is going to be a joint effort by me and Susanth! I wish we could achieve a lot by writing this book. Personally, I want to see the youths taking up this book and by the time they finish reading the book, their mindsets about our culture, basically hinduism, should be changed for good! They should feel proud and inspired to be born in our culture and follow it righteously. This is not a religious book. Rather it is going to be a book about hinduism, the kind we have never seen before. Hopefully, we get to publish the book and also our aims are achieved!
It seems I’ve already touched on some of the upcoming events for 2008 for me! Haha. Thinking, bainstorming and writing this book is one of the items in a long list of agenda definitely! Hmm… What more? Oh, there’s a lot more! For 2008, my priority is going to be my education! Next will be Hindu Society! But my highest priority will always be my dearest family and dear friends! My focus this year will be to grow more on the inside and to hopefully achieve the goals I’ve set for myself. In my studies, I want to get a CAP closer to 4.0, compared to what I’ve got for this semester (3.4). The Bhagavad Gita. This is another goal I’ve set for myself. To read the the world’s highly esteemed scripture and learn more about myself in the process. I hope one year is enough for this. Hehe.
As for my other goals, they are simply too elaborate to be put up here on my blog. They mostly relate to the book we’re going to write, to hinduism, to Hindu Society (from here onwards, I shall refer to this as HS) and so on. So yeah, this is my first post for 2008. 2007 is gone, and 2008, here I come!!! ;P
Wishing you all a VERY PROSPEROUS HAPPY NEW YEAR FOR 2008. MAY ALL YOUR DREAMS AND GOALS COME TRUE IN THIS NEW YEAR!!