Studying at the benches, queuing for free goodies, and heart-to-heart talks lasting for hours. The list can go on and on. These are only a few of many activities that I will miss as soon as I graduate. Our Prom reminded me of how much we all have grown, and how little time we have together before we officially set out in our own career path.
I couldn’t agree more with what my friends shared in Prom. We are getting to know ourselves better through our time and experience in university; we strive towards our own goals even more than ever. Yet, at the same time, we are drifted away from one another just as time flew before us, slowly ticking away. Anyone could argue at this point, “What do you suggest then? Isn’t it meant to be that way for all of us who are graduating?”.
I don’t know the answer for that. Who knows what you are going to be, or where you will stay. Or will we ever meet again? Do we still have some time to spare in our lives to meet up with each other? With increasing responsibilities, I doubt we have so much time left. My kindhearted roommate asked me, “Is this it? Would this end just like in every other period in our lives? High-school friends remain as a thing in the past. And soon, every relationship we have forged in uni is just another thing we need to let go when we go to the workforce; all the memories, the stories we share, the journeys we traveled together.”
I want to remind you of one saying in Indonesia: “Kalau ada sumur di ladang, boleh kita menumpang mandi. Kalau ada umur panjang, boleh kita berjumpa lagi”. (Translation: If there is a well in a field, let’s take a break; if we are blessed with old age, let’s meet again sometime. ok this is the worst literal translation) I think this is my answer to all the above questions. Let’s say to your friends: ‘Hi!’, ‘How are you?’, ‘Long time no see’, ‘What are you up to these days?’. They are simple phrases, but I hope if any of you see me or your friends someday in the future, make sure you say ‘Hi’. A short and quick friendly chat won’t hurt, right?
Hahhaha, sorry that my writing sucks. I just did this one without considering a good structure or even my intention on writing it. Argh, I need to pickup writing style
Ok, hope we all can be friends for ever. Oh! If by any chance you are in NTU on 29th July, please visit Nanyang Auditorium or SBS for my convocation dinner. It would be nice to have some friends to talk to at the end of my undergrad life~ See ya!
Ah! One last thing for this post, a BIG THANK YOU to everyone in the PROM Committee for preparing and organizing such a wonderful event, for the laughter and the memories we shared together. We are grateful for your dedication!