Wednesday, June 24, 2009

A time to reminisce

I'm not sure about you, but sometimes I feel as if time seems to move faster nowadays; so much so, that sometimes life just becomes one great long blur. You don't remember what happened just a few days ago, let alone a few months back. Having said that however, I'm sure there are those moments in your life which somehow just stays in your memory, despite happening ages and ages ago. I have quite a few, but I'm not going to pour them all out to you!

I do have one thing to share though, and it happened more than 20 years ago, way back when I was still in my first years of secondary school. It was not a dramatic or a life-changing experience - nothing of that sort. Rather it was the more mundane act of filling in a form. Surprised? Let me explain.

Now, during my time here on earth, I have filled in many, many forms (as I'm sure you have, too), and I'm quite certain that there's still more to come. But, I don't remember much of anything about all the forms that I have ever filled - except this one a long time ago.

You see, what was so special about this form was that it was about the only form you'd ever find where it asked you this for this piece of information: your ambition. All the other forms had the usual details: name, address, occupation, and yadda, yadda, yadda, but I've never come across another form ever where it asked you what you'd like to be when you finish your education. And of course, as is normal with guys (at least those whom I know), I put soldier, police, fireman, Then, I think it was the second year when they gave the same forms, just to update the schools records, and I wrote the same things, just that I remember this time that I even put in musician!

And what was the outcome? I'm nowhere near any of those supposed ambitions, except maybe the musician as I play in the church music group. How differently I have turned out from what I pictured myself to be all those years ago. Such were the days of innocence.

I wonder what I'll write in now, if a similar form appeared and asked me of my ambitions. Hmmm...

8 comments:

Nick Phillips said...

I actually achieved what I put down in those forms about my ambition which was to be in advertising and I regret every damn moment of it now ... LOL!

chegu carol said...

None of what I put down on the form is what I am now. Ha!

Miss Mathew said...

whn i was 5 yrs old, I told my late dad tht I wanted to be a PRIEST whn I grow up! LOL!

ALTing said...

i told the world i'm gonna be a scientist (gotta scratch that out now).. told myself gonna be a successful yuppie executive (hmm... not quite there).. i also said gonna be a rich man with many successful businesses (no where in sight.. ever..) ...sigh...

Perry R. Lim said...

Nick: hahaha...

Perry R. Lim said...

chegu carol: just like me!

Perry R. Lim said...

miss matthew: err...wrong sex!

Perry R. Lim said...

AL Ting: so many unaccomplished dreams...sigh.

 
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