Friday, 30 December 2011

Before 2011 Ends

New Year is just around the corner, I am not that excited as usual and I am still sick. In fact, I am afraid of the coming 2012. No, the world will not end in 2012, but the our lives will somehow change.

Do you realize that you will never need to get up early in the morning, dress in your school uniforms and climb up to the fourth floor to your class? If you are going to college, your classmates will never be the same again.

When the clock strikes 00:00 and everyone is shouting "Happy New Year!", it signifies a brand new life to us. The countdown event may be the last event for us to gather with the same past and the same origin. We will find a time to gather again, we sure do, but that time we will have different stories with us to tell,nothing we can share in common. Those days, those hard times we experienced together will not replicate. We will never study together in library again.

And of course, everyone goes on with his or her own way. Studying, working or national service.

However, life goes on. This is what Jeffrey told me 3 years ago. We can't avoid the changes and the only way to get rid of it is to adapt to it. We will have new friends but we won't forget the old friends.

Let us embrace the future, let go all the sadness and frustration. The view from this hilltop is fantastic, but please don't stop here. Pick up your backpack when the sun rises, continue your journey of life. Be courageous to walk down the slope so you can climb a higher mountain. Your friends and companions may choose other routes, there is absolutely no reason to follow them.

On Saturday night we will gather at different spots with different people, shouting


I am ready to take the risk, waiting the perfect timing to reach.