Tuesday, January 24, 2006


Just like every other year, we grow a year older this year. Somethings in life just never change. But if we reflect on the years that have passed, we won't fail to notice that some things never do stay the same. Remember how there used to be a World Trade Centre in New York? Remember how Acheh used actually look like a city? While somethings in life never change, somethings will never remain the same forever. You never know what will happen tomorrow or even the next second.

I recall how the big news back in high school was the high rate of bohsia and bohjans around the country. Back then bohsia news were like selling like hotcakes. Every newspaper probably published a story or follow up story or something on that stupid redundant topic every week. Come to think of it, bohsia was probably the main reason why the Government came up with the Rakan Muda crap. I wonder how is that Rakan Muda thing going now. My guess it probably went down the drain together with the bohsia news.

Then a few years back, the 9-11 tragedy made the headlines of probably every single newspaper in the world. The shock and disbelief of this traumatic experience captured not only the eyes of the world but also the hearts of many. No matter what a dumb ass government the United States has, our hearts still bleed for the many innocent lives that were affected by that incident.

The tsunami that occured 1 year + back really stole the limelight from the Western countries and forced it to shine on our small region of Asia. The plight of many Asians affected by this natural disaster was highlighted to the entire world via CNN, TIMES, Newseek and etc....

Who knows what will happen next? Who can tell what would happen in the next 5 - 10 years? We cannot deny that the world is changing and we as humans are constantly changing. I am definitely not the boy I was 5 years ago. Neither will I be the person I am now 5 years from today. We live and we learn. We improve with experience and we become more experienced as we age. Life is a text book and we learn more as we flip the pages. The only problem is are we willing to study or merely flip through the pages? Will we bother taking down extra notes as we go through each chapter, to ensure that we won't forget the lessons that have been learnt?

5 years ago I never expected to be sitting in the office, having fun and joking around with my colleagues while being stressed out. 10 years ago, I never thought that I would be an IT graduate. 15 years ago, it never crossed my mind that alcohol tastes better than chocolate or vitagen. Who knows what will happen in the future? But that doesn't stop us from looking into our little text book to see what has passed and flip to the next page.


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