Yet the End of Another Year

When you think of it, the transition to a new year isn’t anything huge at all; after all, tomorrow is just another day. Just like how the end of a Mayan year didn’t bring on the apocalypse.

Nevertheless, it’s an excuse for many to “start over new” and develop into a better person, so in terms of that, many wouldn’t think it “isn’t anything huge at all”.

I spent the entire day of the last day of 2012 with my twin, Beneh and this is how it went: I woke up early today to return my textbooks since my (previous) school opened today. It was a school trip like no other because this time, I was actually reluctant to leave the school compound. Yes, a month after SPM, I’m already missing high school like mad, I bet no one (not even myself) saw this coming. Then, we (plus Qilah) went bowling and spent some time at the arcade centre before having lunch at Spring’s Leaf where we unsuccessfully made two prank calls, followed by a hardcore gaming session at Beneh’s, ending with me being introduced to the confusing animation series that is Adventure Time before I went home. All in all, a pretty splendid adventure to end the year with.

2012 isn’t (present tense because there’s still two and a half hours before it actually ends) the best year I’ve had, in fact it’s by far the most challenging year what with having to face what was perhaps the most important exam of my life coupled with the stress and fears that come with growing up because like it or not, I’m an adult now and it’s exactly like how they say it, when you’re a kid, you can’t wait to be an adult but when you’re an adult, you just want to be a kid again. However, 2012 has also seen many better moments, like falling in love with One Direction (sound effect: audience erupts into laughter), befriending two of my current closest friends, Mei and Sakina, creating what is arguably the best and most nostalgic (senior) year of high school et cetera, and for that, I am very thankful.

As we usher the new year in, I’ve decided to also use 2013 as an excuse to start over new, think good thoughts, be stronger and braver and generally become a better person.

Happy new year, and joy be with you all.

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Author: Michelle Teoh

23-year-old cynical Asian, book enthusiast and purveyor of fine sarcasm.

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