So my last degree exam paper was yesterday, and what did I do after that? Go out for the entire day and get myself really really tired (no sun, no tanning at the beach like I was hoping for). And then I went out again today. And now I’m dead beat. My exams ended, but I’m not sure if they did in a flourish, just because having an entire month of exams (7 in total) has really worn me out physically and fried my brains out so much, I don’t even feel happy. Maybe it hasn’t really sunken in. Dinner was great today but I didn’t even have the level of consciousness to enjoy it, I was too caught up in satiating my hunger and catching up with friends who I haven’t seen in a looooong time…
And then I’ve got hospitality accounting exam for my diploma this coming saturday, but the only consolation is that I’ve got 2 weeks of break after that. 2 weeks of nothingness except maybe my graduation project which I’m so going to finish up asap since it’s a 5000 word proposal on increasing market segment for a hotel restaurant. Hohoho. The work never ends. :S I hope I can at least take a short vacation, a last minute/ impromptu one, by myself if everyone’s not free to come with me, somewhere.
It has been a crazy 3 years for me. A different relationship in each year’s exam period (trust me it doesn’t help at all cuz they are always falling apart when I need support…but this year it wasn’t like that, so that’s fine.. 🙂 )… The first one was a tad regrettable, and let me learnt a valuable lesson in relationships, that is, never spoil the man, and NEVER EVER date a Singaporean guy EVER.
The second one was heart-wrenchingly fairytale-like, and because of him I had a chance to experience a life I’ll never know in my own capacity…only it didn’t have a happy ending, and the lesson learnt was to always make it clear I’ll never be a submissive girlfriend; this kind of pre-honesty is important since I tend to date egoistic men. And the present relationship? It’s always a good thing when an egoistic guy admits to being an egoistic guy. Then you know he’s not overly self-indulgent to be giving in the relationship & honest about himself.
The other crazy thing is the whole changing of school to complete my diploma and degree concurrently (forced by chance and circumstances I was, to take on 2 courses at the same time but I’m glad I did cuz it saved me time), living out on my own, knowing what it means to take responsibility for my own actions, learning more things to hate about Singapore but also how to count my blessings.
I’ll like to take this moment to say to my Singaporean friends…: if I don’t start personally attacking you, you’re cool. Otherwise please bear with me because you know I don’t like your country in general, and I’ve got a boyfriend who thinks likewise, so it kinda gets harder to convince me otherwise. I need to say this cuz I’ve been naively slamming Singapore openly thinking someone will come up and prove me wrong, but there has been none so far, so I might have made many people suffer in silence as they take my verbal onslaught.
Anyway. I guess I’m pretty much the same person in terms of personality… I’m still as stubbornly self-righteous on my beliefs as before, I am still hard on myself but I’m also still as good as procrastinating when I shouldn’t. I’m still quite paranoid on things that matter, in fact I think I tend to over-react, but I’m not as nice to people who piss me off as before. People who know me will know the first person that comes to mind is Imbecile.
Also one of the other things I’ve learnt as I moved on from business and law school to a hospitality school is that…Business students are more self-centred (career-wise) than hospitality students.. The passion of wanting to join the hospitality industry can only be innate. So my advice for all who’re thinking of taking random hospitality management qualifications to jump on the bandwagon leading from the integrated resort island in Singapore, think again…
Does making painstaking efforts to ensure the satisfaction of holiday makers and business men with their stay at your hotel sound like a motivation factor? Can you take verbal lashings from picky and cheapskate guests without losing your cool and turn things around to make them like your property to get their repeat business? Do you have the common sense and social (net-working) skills to create a miracle when Murphy’s law is working at its full glory?? To have a better idea, go read Hotel Babylon, I used to have a copy but because I lend my books to people so much I’ve lost track of where it is now.
So right now, I just can’t wait to finish my diploma and hopefully get my degree certificate soon so that I can realise my life-long dream of working and holidaying around the world. 😀 I hope Murphy will keep his distance from me as far as possible. Haha.