Dedication to Mr R.

(I don’t usually do dedication posts because I’d rather thank and show my appreciation directly to that person, but for this one I think it’d be appropriate because I have a lot of respect for this man, and for the things he have done for his students over the years. He was one of the key figures of my junior college years, and I believe the impact he has left on me will continue to be felt in one way or another, years down the road. Here’s a quick post, but I don’t think words are enough to even start describing anything. Retirement never looked the right word for a man with such abundance of energy. Haha.)

Twenty-five years with the college:

You would have seen so many classes throughout the years
Faces you (probably) wouldn’t recognise some years down the road
Names you would (likely) struggle to remember as you try to recall
People that you have tried your best to make into better humans;

We step through the college doors and we see a tall big British guy
With so much enthusiasm and energy at his age that we wonder
If he is the teenager instead of us and how he seems
More passionate about our learning than we are ourselves;

You had so many of us but we only had one of you Mr R.
Yet you tried to (and did) form a warm relationship with all of us
That many years on when we look back at our junior college years
And specifically The Humanities Programme..

We probably wouldn’t remember (oops) the Economics you taught us
Nor the moments when you scolded us for sluggish afternoons
But we will definitely remember Bhutan and Mt Ophir
As well as the fun and laughter we’ve had out of the classroom;

When we think Humanz
We think Mr R.
Not just now
But decades on too.

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Book Review: One Day, by David Nicholls (2009)

Here’s something different for the day: I’m going to write a short book review! As you can see from the title, I’m going to briefly write on this heartwarming romance novel by Nicholls which I found to be quite enticing right from the beginning.

This novel traces a 20-year path of romance and true friendship between two graduating students who met on the night of their graduation and goes off separate ways the very next day. It delicately tracks what happen to both of them and how their friendship evolve (or fall apart) over two decades, with each year’s progress being told by how they are on the day they first met, on every St. Swithin Day. 

A honey-laced story with a clever chronological work, readers are bound to fall fast and hard in love with the charimatic, handsome and oh-so-cool Dexter, while slowly developing a deep affection for the sweet, nerdy and somewhat attractive Emma. 

Twenty Years, Two People.. A heartwarming tale of love that survives the test of (poor) time and a fear on both sides to admit they are in love. Definitely one that will leave you swooning in your seats as we journey through the streets of London and Paris in search of love. Will the lovers find their happily ever after?

Rating: 4/5 🙂