moving on to the world’s largest island

06 Feb

“open your arms to change, but dont let go of your values”

Dalai Lama

today, im in a new country, making this island my home for the next 1.5 years. as exciting as it has been, im also going to start missing home soon. having to take care of myself. but i should be fine.

change in environment tends to bring changes in a person’s attitude and personality. sometimes a quiet person is forced to become act more extroverted in a new place, which makes the person sometimes adopt different personalities in front of different people. i guess in a way we are all victims of split personality.

im not sure how my stay here will be, but im looking forward to experience the changes in my lifestyle. LTs, assignments, projects, presentations, lab work and late night studying will be my pattern for a while.

and im gonna make the best out of thie S$80000 experience!


Posted by on February 6, 2012 in i-Learn, i-Reflect


2 responses to “moving on to the world’s largest island

  1. Ker Yuan

    February 13, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Hi Ms Vanitha!

    Ker Yuan here, happened to stumble upon your blog only to find out that you’re not in S’pore anymore! I think it’s really admirable that you’re taking the road less traveled among Singaporeans here (feels like we’re too narrow minded somedays) and that you’re taking a step to your dream! Sounds like you’re having alotta fun 🙂 And i wish you all the best!

    PS: I can’t seem to find the country you’re moving to. Where isit? 😛

    Best of luck!
    Ker Yuan

    • misspegasus

      February 14, 2012 at 7:53 am

      Hi ker yuan!!!

      Im in Queensland, Australia, doing my MSc in App Sci (Marine Biology).

      haha… to be honest, its only from my lectures here that i realise that we can be a little narrow minded sometimes. its all about getting the degree and finding a well paying job in sg. but i cant really blame that culture either. our forefathers felt that the only way out of poverty is for their children to be educated in subjects that will get them a well paying jobs. hence, construction workers/bus drivers/etc kinda jobs are frowned upon. hence no singaporeans want to do it. but in aussie, and many other countries, ppl respect the jobs that these ppl do cos they appreciate that life would be less efficient without them.

      but i must admit, we are starting to move away from that, though at a very slow pace. at least a bit more attention is given to the Arts and sports.

      even the way they teach here is different, as would be in many other countries where there is a choice of different pathways in education. and i think i might change the way i teach when i go back….

      anyway, thanks for your wish. and do keep in touch!


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