After 4 years of calling NUS Eusoff Hall my home and myself as a NUS student, I have finally arrived at the next phase of life, transitioning into a working adult life. I have dreaded this moment ever since I realized that I'm in my 4th year of study because with it comes the added responsibilities that students will never know, such as loans, taxes and insurance. Funny how I used to think how fun an adult life would be when I was young. Guess you'll never know how something feels like until you get to experience it for yourself.
|at some point in life we'll all face the peter pan syndrome, the refusal to grow up|
As much as I would like to forever remain as a carefree teenage student, I guess I can't escape the inevitable clutches of reality, though I admit I am coming to terms with it really really slowly. Just to savour the last moments of freedom before I am forever lost in the currents of work. This is, after all, one of the last three months vacation period that I can get in a very long time, unless I get fired or retire in the future, of course. And yes, it does sound quite depressing when you put it that way.
Anyway, I finally went to check out my new place today, a three room HDB flat that will be my new home for the next one year, and honestly, I think I might have been leading a really spoilt life until now. I grew up in a landed house back in Malaysia, thought it's a terrace house it's still incredibly comfortable and subsequently moved to Eusoff Hall, which has one of the biggest rooms among the residences in NUS. I would need time getting myself used to my new environment, that's for sure but then again, I'm the type of person who needs a lot of time to get used to new environments. I remember not being able to sleep for the first month when I was in Eusoff Hall because I am not used to sleeping alone.
Nevertheless, as much as I dislike moving into a new environment or even getting a new job for example, I guess this is all a part of growing up. Am not really looking forward to the early morning rush hour that I would be facing in the near future, but I guess the whole point is to not lose sight of who I wanted to be last time and not to be sucked into the rat race and the mundaness of routine. Lets see how that goes.
On a happier note though, my new house is just within walking distance away from a shopping center and a MRT station, which is extremely convenient, and I foresee myself turning into a shopaholic in the near future once I get settled down at the new place. Best of all, there's a cinema in the shopping center itself, which means that I could go watch a late night movie whenever I want without having to worry about how to go back.
|le view outside of the house|
Besides, it's a new life after all, one that is filled with uncertainties but at the same time with unknown opportunities too, and you'll never know until you take the dive. I guess only time will tell what lies ahead. As for me, I will remain hopeful for what's to come. Chiong ah!