HAPPY LABOUR DAY!
With the recent hype of Tim Ho Wan & Lauderee’s opening in town, I’m proud to say that I myself have beaten the queue (yes, even through it was in the midst of my final exams) and have thankfully tried these items. Awesome? Overrated? Well, it’s really up to you. Head down and give your own verdict!
Singapore has become so globalized that it offers many food choices, which was previously only found overseas. I’m proud to be a Singaporean, are you? So is it really worth the queue for these two new kids on the block? And, hey, what’s there to do while waiting for them? Take a trip down town and you’ll realize that our very own town on this red dot has lots to offer.
In terms of shopping, I think town still has the big brands and it’s the best place for people to gather especially on Weekends. I like browsing at Forever21, H&M, Daiso and simply walking through the busy crowds.
Back to reality, as for me, since I’m a student, I would say Studying. Studying? I’m just glad that I’m an undergraduate in a city campus and that my university is located a stone’s throw away from town, *yay* so that’s why my friends & I could queue for Tim Ho Wan even through we were studying for exams. Haha, actually the plan while queuing was to go back to the school’s library if it’s too long (and wait for the SMS system which was in place only on the first day, to call us back). But thankfully, we managed to get in after an hour’s wait and were one of the first few customers. Woohooo! See, enrolling in one of the undergraduate programmes in SMU has taught us well, to fully uterlize our time.
I was deciding on where to head to after graduating from Temasek Poly. To take a break a gap year, to work, or to continue in my undergrad studies. Eventually, I chose the latter. In general, I don't believe there's a need for University to be successful besides the paperchase issue but I do believe that for me, University is a good place to network and meet other friends. Also, the global exposure that a University gives me would be something I would never get if I have not enrolled. Thus, I decided on continuing my last lap of education with an undergraduate programme.
So, I truly understand that likewise, this is the period of choices for many students who have just graduated from their respective tertiary institutions. Choosing what's next and what's right for you is one of life’s crossroads. And, regardless, I'm glad to say that I've made a good choice and indeed, the 1 year journey thus far in University has been life-changing experience for me.
An undergraduate course may be seemingly tough but with the right mindset (don't stress yourself too much) and with groups of awesome friends, you'll get through. If I can do it, I'm sure you all can too! Yes, 4 years is indeed a long time, but I remember my Prof saying that we should not complain, instead, treasure and enjoy these 4 years. You can work a lifetime, but you can't study a lifetime. Besides, 4 years will pass in a blink of an eye. For real. Like now, I can't believe I'm finishing my 1st year already. In 3 years time, I hope graduating from SMU would hone my business skills, and I believe my confidence level and communication skills would definitely improve.