You are the only person who is in charge of how you feel about yourself. Nobody else can possibly do that. You get to decide if you believe you are beautiful or not, and nobody can take it away from you. If someone suggests that you aren’t beautiful, you can consider how sad it is that they have such a limited view of beauty. You can consider how unfortunate is it that they have such an exaggerated sense of self-importance that they think you should care about what they think. You can also choose to realize that it has nothing at all to do with your beauty and everything to do with their limitations.” – Ragen Chastain
Hi there again. It’s the start of Week 6 I think, and I just realized how screwed am I for some of the modules. (actually, only Drawing and Perspective…) Drawing Taylor Swift was the worse thing I could have done, because she’s too pretty and I’m too scared that I will ugly-fy her HAHA. (Re-listening to Nicki Minaj after a few years and yes she has some quite meaningful songs.) Few days back some of us, well I think 12(?) of us from T11 attended this stay-over Rayne organized at Michael’s Hotel at Sentosa. Sentosa is such a beautiful place at night. It was definitely a memorable day because firstly I rarely go for stay-overs, and secondly I rarely even go out with my friends. I’m not anti-social, I just dislike going out with a group of people and then having situations like “what shall we do next?”, and then everybody will go “I don’t know, you decide.” – How about we just go home. I hate situations like these where all we do is waste everybody’s time and end up not doing much throughout the whole day. I really prefer going out with only 1 or 2 people, rather than going out with 10 people. HOWEVER, with T11 its just different you know. Though it’s a really big group, but I said ‘yes’ without even thinking and I managed to convince my mum to say ‘yes’ too. (Fun fact: there are times where I beg my mum to say ‘no’ to invites to outings because I just don’t see the purpose of these so called outings HAHA)
It was a really fun day, and the day passed so quickly. I went down for pool with some of them beforehand because I just really enjoy pool and I think pool is such a sophisticated sport/activity/whatever you count it as. And, I really want to master pool HAHA. Or at least, play it properly. And then we went down to Vivo for food-hunting, and Youyi being Youyi, she can’t resist food. So food she bought. Okay, I didn’t buy a lot at most 2 packets of biscuits. And maybe another packet of marshmallows. Whatever – point is we bought tons of food. And then we head off to the hotel and we chilled there and played games and what not and then Kimberly and Farhana had to leave which sucks cause I miss them 😦 and we just had lots of fun. Though I really wanted to go and explore Sentosa even further but I never did, I don’t know why. Haha, long walks were taken at midnight and I love walking around the area without the crowd and buzz from tourists and basically other humans. I just love the quiet and serenity.
Well side-tracking a little, I think people nowadays really take teachers for granted. I don’t know about everyone else, but respect is the most basic thing you need to give to teachers. People often do not realize how much effort and time teachers put in for their students. No difference for lecturers. When teachers ask you to do a certain assignment, a certain piece of work, I don’t see the need to complain. I mean, okay occasionally every student would dread assignments right but then constant whining and complaining is just ridiculous. Like, how would complaining even help in your assignment? It only dampens your mood and your positive outlook on that piece of assignment, which will then cause you to do the assignment in an anyhow mode. Besides, I don’t see how complaining about the teacher will make the assignment go away. Well I guess your approach on matters depends on how you perceive things and how you see things. Complaining about others won’t help you, because these are factors that can’t be changed. You can’t control how people act, how people think, what people say, so why not leave your thoughts for something more worthy? Like, if you receive a piece of work that you really do not want to do, instead of cursing the person who gave you the work, why not just get over and done with it fast, or if you can, try to see the purpose in the assignment? Viewing things in a more positive perspective not only motivates you to do something, it will also make doing something you don’t like more enjoyable, because you won’t feel like it’s a chore.
Another thing I find it frustrating is when people use ‘talent’ as an excuse to get away with things they are not good at or with things they have absolute no interest in. Everybody can do anything, if they set their heart and minds to it. (Except flying I think….) Well, I’m not saying that talent doesn’t exist – I know it does. But really, hard-work beats talent. You can have all the talent in the world but not do anything about it, or you can be super hardworking and eventually be better than someone who has this thing called ‘talent’. It all depends on how you think. If the first thing that comes to mind when you’re challenged to do something is “I am not talented”/”I am not as talented as him”, then you’re bound to do not as well as the other person. Well you get what I mean.
Positivism changes things. The way you think and the way you view things changes the situation. It all boils down on you really. Don’t give up guys. Good things will always happen to those who constantly think of good things – If that made any sense.