Kick-starting off June, despite it already being 19th and not the 1st, time really passes quickly. In a blink of an eye, many friends of mind would be starting their university life. I have, unfortunately, received rejection letters from all three local universities that i have applied for. It took me a while to struggle and came to accept the fact that i would most likely be attending SIM because i remembered this guy from my secondary school telling me this when i wanted to transfer from a JC to a poly. He told me that he would see me in SIM, or as a toilet-cleaner at a local university.
Fucked up right.
& he was an ex-crush of mine since secondary 1 till secondary 3 (same secondary school as well). It's ok, we all fall for the people who ends up to be the people you kinda like, goes all 'urgh' now.
But either way, i had always thought of SIM to be a school for "the people who cant get into any other university", you know - like the school for the leftovers. To be completely honest, this mentality still holds true partly for me, but then again, who am i to define the "leftovers". It took me some time to think about it and all - when you think about it, SIM is just like a platform for students who wish to get an overseas degree with a cheaper option. True, these university degree may not be better or more sought-after when you compare them with the three local unis, but when it comes to degrees, is it really that important as compared to your abilities?
Maybe you would think that i'm just trying to make myself feel better with all these bullshit, but i did my research. True, some companies request you to have a degree from a reputable university, but really, some of the better jobs that i look for only puts "related degree" and "XX years of working experience in related field" under their job requirement. It kinda got me thinking - is having a degree from a reputable university really the crucial element in securing a job which you want? For me, not really. My goal is to have my own business, and i don't think that a first-class honor degree paper from NUS or even Harvard can help me - they would probably help me in becoming an employee, instead of an employer.
But in any case, i'm not trying to say that the people who have worked so hard for a placing in one of the top university is working for nothing - nope, you definitely deserve the placing since you worked for it.
But, its just that when i put myself in the shoes of the students whom i always thought to be the "leftover" ones, i kinda start empathizing. But then again, people are always harsher on others and much more lenient with themselves, so i'm not one to say.
Despite all these, i missed the deadline for the program application for SIM, so many of my friends would be starting their semester this coming July, whereby i am gonna start mine in January. I hope i won't be alone :( But then again, i think i would be with the 'O' level students, or the JC students who failed to get into the university. Ah gosh.
Why didn't i applied for SIM as well~ argh.
//side note, im wondering if my documents to UNSW got through
There's no reply and nothing.
No pictures for this entry, but i shall end it with a quote i found interesting and thought-provoking.
“I’ve shaken hands with people who probably made thousands of dollars in the time the hand shake took. I’ve also shaken hands with people who’s weekly treat to themselves was a quick fast food meal. And ya know, there really isn’t a difference between the two hand shakes.”
|— ||Corey Porter, Student at Ohio University|