Nineteen. 19. 十九. XIX.
I am nineteen now. People would ask me about my resolutions. I have a few, I shall post them here. I think I am combining my 2008 resolutions together with my birthday's, makes things easier, I guess. It's also a guideline for how 2008 should be like, because a life without school is pretty aimless, unless you self-impose something. Some of the resolutions might seem ambitious, some idealistic, some just plain dull. Without reservations, here are they:
- Getting into University with ease, into the course of my choice, which is Biological Sciences. But fate has been long sealed for this.
- Decent and satisfying social life, which will take some effort on my part.
- Attend Vajrayana Buddhism course, get a certificate, then probably work towards a Lama status. But the latter is a long term thing.
- Read more, bestow myself more knowledge, wisdom and depth.
- German Language Class
- Work = money = better life (according to the GDP/GNP argument, which is biased)
- Get myself a freaking proper goth outfit, for Odin's sake.
- Write more, I just need right amount of muse.
- Get away from Singapore for awhile. Need a different atmosphere even if it's only for 3 days and 2 nights.
- Watch more films, so I can finally say more "Yes" when Kevin askes me about films.
- May all around me be happy, enjoy peace and have fruitful endeavours.
Other than that, I went to the Greek Masterpieces Exhibition by Lourve today at the National Museum. It's well worth the S$4 I spent on the admission ticket. Great experience, to see the exhibits that are probably hundreds of years old, all the way from France, Lourve. The fact that it's probably once a lifetime thing for people 3 generations before and after mine made it really neat. I urge people who want to have a more delicate time this weekend to pay the museum a visit, you are will be well treated with the exhibits. Enough advertisements. After the visit, I must say I don't exactly favour the Ancient Greek society and how they function. Just think of a society where women held little/no say, sports are excessively emphasised *hint: conformity*, and the overwhelming frequency of war and unrest, and the militaristic patriarchal structure of the society. I am not in much favour of their nonsensical take on religion too, they are polythetistic, that's alright, but they did nothing to enrich their spiritual lives but to do blind sacrifices to their patron-deity, like wtf? Bleh. I would only give them credit for having Socrates, Plato and Aristotle as their citizens, and all other Greek playwriters/historians. Otherwise, the language is pretty nice to look deeper into, it's quite nice to observe how they are integrated into the English language and mathematical notations of today.Socrates
470BC to 399 BC (unfortunately, due to his valour in the name of his so-called heretical ideas)
Butt-Ugly but who cares?! He rocks, more than you, anyway. =)
Then I went to meet up with Kevin for a short chat session at Orchard, then to watch my sister's performance at the Esplanade.
Wooo, it's 1.30am, I should go. Night!
Labels: 19th Birthday