31 December 2008

The people.

"We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed.

As in filling a vessel drop by drop,
there is at last a drop which makes it run over;

so in a series of kindnesses there is at least one
which makes the heart run over."

- Samuel Johnson

in the series of events that happen in our daily lives, there is bound to be a number of people who leave the deepest impressions that would live on forever in our memories; may it be the ones who break the first smile at us on the public bus on the way home, or the ones who take the initiative to start a friendly conversation that eventually leads to a few lunches together; the ones who willingly hold out their hands to us when we're in need, or the ones who stood by us through the thick and thin.

we often categorize those people we meet in many different ways - most of us call them "Friends".

i've managed 6 years of middle school. and even though those 6 years weren't the sweetest years of my life, i would never trade anything for the experiences i've gained.

i remember first graduating from primary school and i thought: next year, i'll be in middle school. i bet it's just like primary school, but maybe tougher.

and i was right. it was tougher - but not in the ways of how i imagined it to be. although my primary school days are a far cry, i can still tell you the little differences of it from middle school if asked.

but the one obvious thing that sets them apart is the different kinds of people that we meet in there.

there are so many things about middle school that i don't like, but despite everything that's happened (growing up, learning about friendship, understanding oneself, etc.), i'm still going to miss it here, especially the people i have come to know and love.

middle school is a risky place to be in, and depending on the people whom we choose to hang out with, it molds us into who we are when we step out of our comfort zone and into society. some people might come out as straight A students in primary school but end up dropping out halfway through high; and there are those who might start out failing everything when they first entered high school but excel at the end in the most amazing ways.

i'm lucky to say that i made it through with the best people i could ever ask for. they might not exactly the smartest students in school but they are still a bunch of the most interesting yet. : )

looking back, i wish it'd all stay as it is. but eventually we have to move forward in life, and somewhere between the lines of staying and leaving, we're bound to be separated from the ones we're closest to. maybe to some, it wouldn't make much of a difference; but for most of us (and i'm pretty sure of this), it's one of the hardest thing to do.

a good friend once told me that in our lives, people come and go. and i find it very true. there are moments in our lives that we wish things would change, but when that time really comes, we become contradictory and start wishing things would stay just the way it always is.

but in the end,

what is, doesn't mean that it should be.

anais nin once wrote: "each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born."

if so, then i've been exposed to too many new worlds to even keep count.

: )

so my deepest gratitude, to those who have crossed my path in life. be it in real life, over my blog (which i am really thankful and blessed for), or even online. because of all of you, i've cried a lot less and laughed a lot more. without all of you, i wouldn't be the girl that i am today.

thanks, to

lala bear.deaney.monkeyface griz.zin zin.bellie.yong jeng.robin.sarah bear.chloe.susu.jeannie.tiff pan.melzers.charT.kurT.debbers.derek.daddy kerrie.jazz.hayley.kimmie.lynette.ing tze.alyssa.ai fen.king ping.renee.quan.ong ing.eric.teck nguan.miss tiong.miss onyz.miss chong.ning.WT.cikgu zuriaty.cikgu amy.cikgu norliyana.the lyd.cikgu penny.sing sien.baby sis/bro JJ.bryan g.agan.wei ming.simon.candy c.ingz.siew hie.winnie w.rida.burger kim.miss michy!.paige.eiChi.wei jan.b~is~me.jen.juju seah.dude buddy.michelle hee.alom.anod.dakota.

(i made it easier by putting in the spacebars and the fullstops so thank me if you can find your name! hehe.)

thanks for everything, you guys. be it the little things that you have done for me that made me smile or the big things that can't make me thank you enough. without all of you, my life would've been a lot tougher to go through, i'm sure.


what do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?

: )

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