I was tagged by Chloe from Diary Of A Lonely Girl to do a letter to myself. Chlo, you’re awesome! Thanks for nominating me 🙂
Ok so I was pleasantly surprised when I found out I was tagged. I don’t usually write letters to people, much less to even myself. But I think it’s something really different and I’ll give it a shot
- Tag it under ‘DearFutureMeTag’
- Write a letter to yourself to read again in a years time. You can answer if you would like.
- Nominate Other Bloggers, as many as you like (at the end of this post)
Dear Future Me,
So uh, how do I even begin this. Or rather, how did I begin to write this. Yeah, you finished writing this, so just keep reading…
Ok, first of all, your days in the army are just about over (Yeah I’m saying it in Ving Rhames voice in Pulp Fiction because I just saw it, and am in the middle of doing a review on it…you love blogging don’t forget that…but more on that later!) As I write now, you only have only slightly a little more than a year left of compulsory national service to do. Well, after the serious physical training at first, you’ve gotten a pretty decent vocation that allows you to basically do normal office hours. It’s because of your asthma that recurred during training, so basically the doc said you weren’t fit for combat stuff. But that’s alright. I’m just so happy for you that soon it’ll be over and then university begins!
Well, I hope by the time you read this letter, you’ve figured out exactly what you’ve wanted to do…at least in uni. I did pretty ok for my A’s, so there’s quite a number of options to choose. But, anyhow, I’m super confused right now as to how all this is going to play out. I mean should I choose what I really have passion in? But sadly, that probably won’t get me very far. It’s a tough society here in Singapore, and sadly Arts degrees don’t get you anywhere. Urgh. It’s really really tough…tough to realize and contemplate the fact that my passion in film and literature probably might still have to remain as passions. But, is that really that bad? I mean people don’t do what they love in many instances, AND I’m not trying to discourgage you or anything, just sayin homes 😉 The world can’t get realer, and sometimes you just gotta get real fam. You know something, right now, I used to think and still think that you can’t get fufillment from this weird thing called LIFE is you don’t have a job in the field you love. I’m starting to think that’s not all that true. I mean if you could, I’m sure you want to be a director in film or a famous writer…but if can’t be that or rather if you don’t be that, it doesn’t mean you can’t find fufillment right? But anyhow, I trust you to make the right decision for me. No, actually, it’s for you. As I type the last sentence, I have already become the past. Fading into memories and non-existence. Embrace the future! No matter how scary it might be for a teen like us, I’m sure you’ll figure a way. Because you’re you. And you’re cool. So I have faith 🙂
Yeah, I know, you have thoughts of applying to an overseas U. Maybe the UK. Go forth future me, I wish you all the best. There’s time right now to think, but once you read this, there ain’t much time left. You’ll just have to decide whether you really want to study overseas. More importantly though, you probably still want to move to another country. I know how much I really dislike the life here in Singapore, so yes, always keep the option in your mind. You like to explore the world, and don’t let fear or convention hinder you from that. Never. You have to continue to be your own guy. Of course, that doesn’t mean you start being selfish or self-centered. You still gotta remember to care for the people around you…but that’s going to be something more difficult if you eventually do decide to move for good. But anyhow, it’s a general thought. Could happen in 5 years? 10 years? Who knows? But no rush, if there’s one thing that I’ve learnt, it’s that sometimes you can’t plan to be happy, you just be. So play it by ear, and live each day with enthusiasm and just let it ride. But of course, don’t forget to plan. And know what’s really important to you.
See, i’ve spent so much time writing about me…or you, well shi* this is confusing. Haha, but hey, it’s something new ain’t it. And you wouldn’t be writing this letter if it weren’t for your friends you’ve made through blogging, so continue to be grateful! You love blogging and this is what makes you so SO happy. So never forget that and never stop blogging and reviewing movies. Because that’s really one of your passions 😉 And never give up on playing tennis when you have the time too! I’m sure you won’t, cos you’ve been playing it your WHOLE LIFE, since you were five!! Continue reading your books as well, and of course, I hope your french is going to be better than mine. Self-learning isn’t easy, but hey your good with linguistics. And always remember nothing’s too tough to overcome.
I hope you’re a better person now, in fact I’m just gonna say it now boldly, I’m proud of what you’ve become. And continue to become a better person, so when you next write a letter, the person reading your letter will be the future future you who’s going to be even prouder and happier because he never stopped trying.
From Jia Wei
Nominations (Yeah, I love all of you bloggers, oh man I hope I didn’t leave out anyone,wow, haha that took a long time, but hey I’m happy to nominate all you guys who’ve been so supportive of my blog. Don’t know when I’ll get another chance like this so I’m just gonna put as many names as I want to HAHA. I truly am sorry if I forgot to put your name down. I promise I’ll get to you when something like this crops up again!!) :