I have decided not to tender my resignation in the end.
I feel like a chicken now because after all I published my decision but decided to back out.
Given that the job market is really bleak for fresh graduates now, I shouldn’t be so rash and resign in a huff. Even if I am not contributing as much as before, being able to keep my position there is still a privilege (and partly due to the beauty of part-time jobs). I probably have to re-adjust my gear and mindset in order to reap what is in-store for me. I realised the need to stay for the time being. Instead of running away on the moment of impulsiveness because I feel as though I couldn’t achieve anything, I have to stay for my future.
Anyway I haven’t been progressing much for my exam revision lol. Work, Aiesec and soccer banter/team news kept my mind occupied. Furthermore pre-travel anxiety has started to set in, especially when I have to halt my commitments and embark on a journey which I don’t know how it would unfold eventually. To think that at this time, next week, I would be in Philippines, bunking in and working with people whom I have never (or met once) in my life – it seems to have come too soon, and I feel unprepared.
Some updates before I go back to revising because the previous posts were filled with grungy content.
1. My 5 year old Asus laptop crashed in October while I was sitting for my skype interview for Project REAP in Philippines. I turned up the speakers to maximum volume because the other party couldn’t hear me. Suddenly the screen went black and an error message came out with a really loud sound. Couldn’t make sense of what’s on the screen cos the sound was too annoying that I had to switch it off. Brought my laptop to the hospital, the counter guy said there was no guarantee it could be repaired because it is an old model and the spare parts could be out of production.
Now that I am going to Philippines, I guess the crash was worth it somehow. The only thing I was annoyed with was that I couldn’t recover the hacked version of Photoshop which my ex-colleague installed for me.
So here’s my new laptop with tattoos. More stickers to come but I haven’t decided which designs to customise yet. The sticker of the dude holding the tray is from Maki-San.
2. One of the biggest challenges this semester was the assignment for the Environmental History module. Had to do a presentation for our topic for 15mins with a handout, without the aid of powerpoint, and produce a 4000 word paper. What the f***, 4000 words?!
Anyway I did a paper on the interactions between Singaporeans and wild boars. Yeah the process was hellish enough said. Luckily I decided not to do a thesis or independent study module.
Got a hell of a surprise when I got my paper back. #humblebrag
3. Since I have been keeping up with premier league soccer for a while now, I have found a club / a club found me to support.
HERE IT IS! (Okay there is this facebook feature on some clubs’ official pages that allows you to personalise your profile pic…and so I did.)
*Anticipating gooners going apeshit but I don’t care*
And no, I didn’t get a hp laptop because hp sponsored the Spurs kit a few years back. I was looking for an asus laptop but the hp one was a better deal.
Ok back to studying and yet another hell week.
P.S this is soccer related because I just have to embed the videos here.
Ended up in a goalless draw against Chelshit today. Honestly I expected them to score but I will take the 1 point because of the clean sheet, they took a 6000mile round trip on Thurs for Europa in Azerbaijan, and Chelshit parked the bus so they played against 10 defenders lol.
But anyway Chelshit is entertaining to watch as usual. I mean it in a comic relief way.
Man of the match: Cesc Fàbregas
Man of the bench: Cunt Costa