I’ve set this to automatically publish on the 7th of June 2010 at 0000 hours, even though it is now only the 6th of June 2010, 2050 hours.
It’s my birthday, and my 24th one at that. Somehow the excitement that comes with every birthday had seemed to die down over the years, and then it has become just another day.
Last year I wrote on my blog that I hope that by the time I am 24 I would be able to know what I want to do. I guess I have a rough idea, although the plans isn’t concrete because there’s always the flexibility portion of plans in case things go awry. So I am quite happy that I got what I wanted to do before I am 24.
The next year will see me going through the 4th and final year of university. I had gone through 3 years in NUS, and it all happened very fast. Just a few years ago I spent my 19th birthday running SOC and failing it. I spent my 20th birthday doing detailing work for my company’s Advanced Trainfire Programme, and was utterly surprised when the entire company broke into a happy birthday song. I spent my 21st birthday in my 2nd favourite place in the world, Japan, eating Hokkaido ramen. I spent my 22nd birthday with no special events. 23rd with no special events, and 24th is this year. Back then I was just a JC graduate, and now I am awaiting graduation from NUS, and about to step into the workforce. Time passes by really fast.
I celebrated my 24th with buffet lunch at Carousel on the 6th, and I realized I didn’t have much appetite as compared to when I was younger. I guess even the standard buffet lunches with the JC clique after the release of examination results have recently been changed to just a normal dinner. Maybe we just don’t derive as much satisfaction in stuffing our stomachs full with food. The food at Carousel is no doubt of a high quality, though after building up expectations since the last time I ate my linguini cabonara there, the linguini cabonara I had today seemed a little lacklustre.
At home, we had an ice cream cake from Haagan Daaz, and the usual price of that cake was over a hundred dollars. As you can see below, it is not a huge cake, but I guess that is the price for branding. But I wouldn’t want it again because it is too expensive for a small cake like this.
And I tried cutting the cake using the standard cake knife, which is not enough to cut the hard cake.
I’m still thinking what to get for myself as a birthday present. Any ideas? The blazers at G2000 is too big cause I’m too skinny. Size 44 is the minimum there. Else is those kind of hand carry bags that the guys in Japan uses? Still not sure yet. See what I like to get I guess. Maybe get some clothes too for the fourth year.
I made a very long wish for my 24th birthday. I hope that by the time I am 25, I would have graduated from NUS with my 1st class honours intact, and I would be able to find a job I feel happy working for. And to meet somebody before I reach 25, but not during semester time.
And when I finally cross over from 6th June to 7th June, may all the regrets that I have just fade into oblivion. And a new life begins.