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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Mid-morning Ramblings

"The age of man is over," Kings and Queens by 30 Seconds To Mars.

You know what? I'm turning 20 next year.

Yeah, I know what you're thinking. "A post at 3am and that's all you have to say?"

Okay, so maybe you weren't thinking that, but I am (about turning 20).

When I turn 20, (oh God, I can't believe it) I'll be closer to adulthood than pubescence.

And I'm scared out of my mind.

But reading a post by a fellow TESLian (a senior at that, who has recently turned 20) got me thinking.

She said " I'm 20! No more in my teen years! But it's okay, I've lived those years well."

The contentment that she felt with her life so far was enough to bring a silent "wow" out of me.

And it made me ask myself, "Did I live my teen years well?"

Well, now that I've thought about it, yes. Very well in fact. I've travelled, studied, gained friends, learned to play the guitar, played rugby, made mistakes, apologized, prayed, laughed and cried.

I bled, broke an arm and my head (not figuratively), made jokes, fell silent, wondered, felt depressed and jubilated.

I loved, I lost, I longed, I walked, I talked, I sang, I cowered, I hated, I fought, I forgave and I forgot.

No, this is not a list of verbs in simple past tense. This is my life (or was).

And I lived my teen years well.

:)

Cheers!


11 comments:

Echolara90 said...

i lyke diz poz...hehhehe make me think about my teen years..wt i've done or havent done yet...hehhehehe

anak pak man said...

ryn,
yeah, baca pos azza cohort 1.. tu yg inspire this post..

Fafau said...

we're getting OLD abeeee!
hahaha at least ur getting old first. KAH KAH

tapi sempoi gak post ni, what we've done in our teen years prepared us well to face our adulthood better.

long live anware!

anak pak man said...

fafau,
makaseh! btoii kata2 tsebut!

long live gee!

Neynie said...

u noe wat?
i do not feel regret leaving my teen years in few more weeks.

wat i know is tat i wil ave a terrific year tis tym.~~
20 is just a number tat determine how long u have lived.
im gonna cerish the moment of becoming 20~~!!
^-^

anak pak man said...

neynie,
good to know..
:)
Let's all cherish and live our lives to the fullest..

Max J. Potter said...

hey. good that you're growing up.

growing old is mandatory, no escape. growing up, however, is optional. that's why you see assholish 50ers acting all 19.

it's fun, you know, growing up? explore it. =)

btw,

new chapter's out!

http://scribbledmaxness.blogspot.com/

drop by~!

cik penguin said...

honestly, da bace entry ni taktau nak komen ape. =.="

life's awesome - even with all the crap that happens :P

anak pak man said...

max,
will try to explore geowing up, although i don't quite understand how.. hehe :P

thanks teacher! and will go!

cik penguin,
life is more than just awesome..
heck, put all the positive adjectives u can, and life would still top it..

hehe, im still glad that u did comment.. thank u!

pencari sejati said...

hurm....congretz next year masuk 20..
makin matang, makin hensem, makin tua..haha

most important...MAKIN DEKAT MATI!!
ingt2 lah...hehe

same2 kite beringt

anak pak man said...

naqib,
makaseh for reminding me..
sama2 kita bersedia..