Its been almost a week and a half that I’ve settled into uni. Initially it was pretty scary, and I was worried I wouldn’t make any friends, or that everyone would have their own group of friends already! But I realised many of the other students were like me as well, and so friends were made :) its kinda funny to think that we’re all from the ages 19 onwards and we’re all still worried about making friends. Learning how to use public transport is kind of terrifying but I guess it has to be done if I’m ever gonna get anywhere.
My physiotherapy course has about 40 people in the degree program and I met 3 other people in that course who are from the same hometown as I am, yay c: classes haven’t started yet since I’m still in orientation till the end of this week, so classes start next week. I have no idea what textbooks I’m supposed to be getting…
- Drink plenty of water.
- Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
- Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
- Live with the 3 E’s - Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy
- Play more games.
- Read more books than you did in 2012.
- Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
- Sleep for 7 hours.
- Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.
- Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
- Don’t have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
- Don’t over do. Keep your limits.
- Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
- Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip.
- Dream more while you are awake.
- Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
- Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
- Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don’t hate others.
- Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.
- No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
- Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
- Smile and laugh more.
- You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
- Call your family often.
- Each day give something good to others.
- Forgive everyone for everything.
- Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
- Try to make at least three people smile each day.
- What other people think of you is none of your business.
- Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
- Do the right thing!
- Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
- However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
- No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
- The best is yet to come.
- Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.
I’ve moved into my uni hostel. My side of the room is on the right in the photo, I’m definitely neater than my roommate LOL (The stuff on the shelves next to my table are all hers! I hope she clears them soon so I can use it). She’s a final year diploma student and I just met her when she came back from classes, but she’s leaving next Friday for clinical postings so I’ll have the room to myself for 3 months!
It feels… Weird to be away from home and staying by myself without my family around. The first day of two weeks of orientation started today. It was interesting, I met a lot of people but I hope I can find a group of friends I can stick with :( I have met some friends that I can click with, but I don’t think I will stick with them. This doesn’t mean that I’m stuck up or arrogant for choosing my friends, but the friends you hang out with is so so so important. You become like the people you hang out with. I want my university life to be fun, but the good kind of fun :D
Choose your friends wisely. Whats cool isn’t always whats right!
Clearing my stuff last night while packing and found my old notebooks. I feel so… floored by how far I’ve come. By how far God has brought me. He is faithful. He who gave His only Son, will He not provide and give all else?
I was brought out for lunch by someone that I consider as a mentor & her husband. We went to a hotel for lunch so it was pretty pricey already! Then she gave me a necklace pendant as a gift, which was white gold. I feel so guilty that she’s spending all this money on me! I’m so bad at receiving gifts… Do other people feel this way or is it just an Asian thing?
Either way I feel really blessed by her, and ultimately I know that every good gift in my life comes from God! Thank You, Lord, for good things in my life.
I’ve started packing for university and I’m only realising how neutral my entire wardrobe is! (Aside from those graphic t-shirts that are for in-home use or errands to run). Seriously though, am I a boring person or something? They say clothes reflect your personality…
How does one pack for 4 years in university?
date yourself a man who knows what he wants and goes after what he wants.
that knows he wants you and demonstrates that you’re exactly what he wants.
stop dealing with wishy washy, indecisive, maybe/perhaps/kinda/sorta men.
One of the things I’ll miss the most when I leave for uni is not being able to walk around my house in only my underwear. Unless my roommate turns out to be some nudist supporter…. I don’t think so.
I act and react, and suddenly I wonder “Where is the girl that I was last year?..Two years ago?..What would she think of me now?
Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals (via cizzlez)
Hello everybody! Just thought I’d make my tumblr a bit more personal and add my face on here. Just got my hair cut a few days ago and had 2 inches off.
I just went to my previous principal to ask him to certify some of my certs before leaving for uni, and he asked me why didn’t I choose to go to a ‘better university’ with my results (Meaning, why don’t I study overseas instead of locally). I suppose that being a principal of a private international school, he’s used to financially privileged students that are able to choose any uni in the world to apply to since the cost isn’t a major factor. But not everyone is that privileged and I have to make do with what I have. Even going to study in a private local university is a slight burden on my parents especially when I have another younger sibling to think about uni for. I hope that my juniors that are so blessed financially realise how privileged they are and don’t take it for granted! I used to envy them a lot (and perhaps now I still do, occasionally) but I realise that they could have all the money in the world and still not be happy. I am content!
Why oh why is education so expensive?