Thoughts From A Gathering

I was invited as a guest to attend a gathering held today by the Deanery of The National University of Singapore, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS). It’s always a welcoming sight to meet up with the deanery, the professors and get to know new distinguished alumni of the faculty.

At the FASS Festive Tea, the staffs from the Office of the Dean put in great effort to make the place conducive and attended to our needs (especially the gastronomic ones). I liked the cozy set up, comfy cushion seats with a relaxing atmosphere for networking. The familiar Christmas carols and musicals in the background helped add to the yuletide festive mood. The gingerbread man was also one of my favorite cookies.

One by one, the various invited guests strolled in after signing in. The smiles on their faces said it all. The tea gathering was a success. Food and drinks made for a topic and chance to converse. The guests, being distinguished members of society ever since they graduated from the university, were pleased with meeting everyone in the lounge. They wanted to catch up with each other. I couldn’t wait to know how they’ve been all these while too.

As we sipped our warm tea and took a full bite at the crispy fried prawns, we shared with each other the ‘good old days’ of our tertiary years. I have my fair deal of stories too, having been active in the student societies and in the running of various events such as camps and bazaars.

Some of the quick thoughts flashed through my mind as I reflected on my return to my alma mater.

** Friends are truly important as they give meaning to our living days.

** Every one of us possesses different talents within and it is our destiny to manifest them. To fulfill our potential to the best we can.

** We ought to show true appreciation and gratitude to those who have helped us and accompanied us through our walk in our lives.

** Remember our past. Remember the days of our youths. And remember the learning we gain.

For it is in remembering our past that we have meaning in pursuing our future.

For it is our past that gives us the purpose to Excel Beyond Excellence!

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