Ten years on.

It was great meeting up with Linda and Jason for dinner just now, and amidst the food and laughs an interesting thought came up today, about how most of us in that class did not work in the field we studied, which was in IT, especially programming.

It might not have seemed that way, but youth in hindsight seems so full of potential, so full of possibilities. Who would have thought that the people we were having fun with back then, would be soaring and end up being scattered all over the place? It just did not seem so possible. Just now, we counted a nail beauty parlour owner, two professional photographers among the few guys who stayed on in IT, people working in supply chain, health and fitness, marketing, and of course Linda who’s worked all over the globe. And the icing on the cake – a professional poker player! I’m sadly still part of the IT crowd (must remember to watch that sitcom soon).

In contrast to the cookie cutter model that Singapore has always been accused of, I think our class churned out a bunch of people in all shapes and sizes. Goes to show that you can shove people into the mould, but the results always differ.

And of course, the most important thing to note is – nothing is impossible. Believe in yourself, work at it and with a bit of luck and timing, things do happen. Like I always said, destiny has a plan for all of us, and it’s important to keep an open mind, and believe.

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