Thursday, December 31, 2009

2010 Countdown

It is midnight 31 Dec 09. I cannot believe it. Tonight is the last day of year 2009. I felt a sense of nostalgia welling in me, threatening to engulf me in its intensity,its poignacy almost sending me to the brinks of tears.

Yes, readers, welcome to the last day of year 2009, the last night of the last year in a decade. You may ask why I am so emotional about this day? So what if it is the last day of the last year of a decade. Well, I spoke to some of my colleagues today on what they would be doing and where they would be at 0000 hrs, 1 Jan 2010, the first second of a brand new decade. The replies I draw from some would be quite the usual merry making sort of parties, some would spend it with their families and communities, for others not so fortunate, they would be just happy to live through yet a day.

In the past, countdown to a brand new year does not matter much to me. I mean, ya, I was happy as a kid, ushering in a brand new year, relishing in all the partying. The merriment matters to me but the significance of a brand new year has always been lost on me.... till NOW!

As an adult now, I have now come to finally grasp the significance of another brand new year as it signals yet another chapter of our new lives to take stock of where we are now, where we want to get to and how to get there. It is about fulfilling the things that we keep procrastinating... things that are of so much importance and value to us that somehow we do not do them year after year as we are lost in our work and committments.

Some resolutions for the retiring year 2009, I have tried hard to achieve but circumstances and people always proved to be a stumbling block. I do have some lofty goals in life but at the same time, I do think it is important to be contented with life.

Year 2009 is simply a nightmare to many Singaporeans and denizens of the world with the droves of retrenchments taking centrestage almost daily for quite a number of months this year. Some victims of the economic meltdown have found job while others are not lucky.

I am contented but aspire to better myself. Hope is in the air.

In retrospect, I am shocked at the quick passage of time....and life will soon ebb.

Let us make full use of the coming year!

Singapore Short Stories wishes all a Promising and Fulfilling Year ahead!

I cannot sleep, counting the seconds to year 2010. As I lied on my bed, recollections of the past year and possibly the past decade revisited my mind with new visions of hope and dreams taking shape too!


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