Sep 20, 2005

Time to get up and go

Finally, the big three-O has arrived and caught up with me. Nothing much to celebrate, nothing much to cry about, just the realization that there is much that should be reflected upon since the last time the tens digit of my age has shifted a notch.

  • When I was 20, in probably the most senang army unit around and only taking action when given orders. Now that I'm 30, initiative is still the essential vitamin that is missing from my system.

  • When I was 20, gatherings with friends were a weekly affair, that is if not on weekend guard duty. Now that I'm 30 and overseas, they have become an annual (or rarer) event.

  • When I was 20, I still was part of the system and largely ignorant of its existence. Now that I'm 30, it's now everywhere and the source of my apprehension of returning.

  • When I was 20, Mambo nights were still the rage but I never went to one. Now that I'm 30, I still haven't been to one.

  • When I was 20, I lived to eat. Now that I'm 30, I try to respect my body when I eat because it has started protesting.

  • When I was 20, I was single and dreamed constantly of a relationship. Now that I'm 30, I've learned the difficulty of maintaining one.

  • When I was 20, beer was a social event that I didn't enjoy. Now that I'm 30, it's just another refreshing beverage.

Just looked up Wikipedia for other significant events that took place on zis day:
Famous people born on zis day:

1 comment:

Andy Ang said...

Totally agreed with you! I'm working in Taiwan too and meeting up with friends has become a yearly event. How I miss the la kopi days.