Looking Back

It is these moments in my life; when I stumble upon an instagram post from someone I used to be close to, that makes me reminisce those past memories.

It is really funny how time spares no man. How friendships can slip past our fingers so easily. Once it was so precious to us, yet today they are no where near the top of our priorities. As we get on with our daily lives, do we stop to look back and think of all the friends whom we have lost contact with? Do we wonder how they are doing? Will they even remember us?

I guess its a good and a bad thing that nothing lasts forever. It teaches us that every moment is fleeting, and that’s why we hold on to what we have now tightly. Occasionally, we meet new people; some with their own unique personalities, while others remind us of the friends we have once lost. Their personalities and actions can be so similar, yet they are different individuals. I guess these new people come into our life to help us remember who we have lost, and remind us again to treasure who we have right now.

That being said, we should always live in the present, such reflective moments of the past can only be done for a short while. We should never let the past hold us back. That’s why I have left such a moment to a single blog post, and shall resume studying for finals now.


Kai Lin 🙂

All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.

-J.R.R Tolkien, Lord Of The Rings

Just So You Know, There’s More To Life Than Falling In Love — Thought Catalog

smcnultyyLove is amazing — we all know that. It’s maddening, deep, and profound. To quote Moulin Rouge, “Love is like oxygen. Love lifts us up where we belong, all you need is Love.” Except…it’s not. And it doesn’t have to be. And we need a lot more than just l-o-v-e. So often love is the…

via Just So You Know, There’s More To Life Than Falling In Love — Thought Catalog


Last week was a hectic one because it was the Passing out Parade for the 02/16 batch of BMT graduates !!! Surprisingly, all my close male friends belong to this category, so I was quite lucky ^^ still, it would have been better if they had all POP-ed on the same day, so I didn’t have to attend 3 different parades and watch the marching ceremony over and over again. >,<

Still, no regrets as this is probably the only time I will get to attend POPs due to the fact that I have no brothers and I’m forever lonely and single (sobs) 😥

It would have been impossible not to smile and be excited when watching this sea of green move across the parade square, as the nation is reminded of why we advocate conscription and that the sons of Singapore are doing their part to keep our nation free 🙂 Being a patriotic citizen, I was immensely proud of my friends; knowing that they had been through so much tough training physically and mentally, then finally from Ah Boys to become Men!!! 😀

My dear friends, I hope that you have found yourself, forged new friendships and developed your mental strength during these 9 weeks. I definitely went through alot myself too, despite not undergoing BMT; but it was a relief to see you guys happy, well and healthy 🙂 It feels like we are all going through the same challenges, though in different aspects of our lives, and I take comfort in that I am not alone. I have decided to post the photos here, as I couldn’t have typed out such words on instagram, where everything is so public HAHAHAHA. The following photos are not posted in any particular order of importance:





Being someone who is naturally uncomfortable with talking to members of the opposite sex, you guys are the rare few that I can actually open up to (be honoured kay). You guys gave me immense strength to face any difficulties in life, and I know that you will always be there for me, even though we might not talk very often 🙂

Following that, a few rare photos of ZEYU AND BITAO HAHAHAHA




And definitely not forgetting my classmates who came down with me!!



Once again, congratulations on your POP !! Stay strong and defend our nation with pride and glory. Meanwhile, us girls will have to start studying again T.T

Till we meet again,


Kai Lin 🙂

Back to blogging

Well it’s been a really long time since I last blogged, but I don’t have good news.

This week has been quite a hell week for me. Work is making me feel super stressed out, possibly because of it’s fast pace and a particular colleague that makes me dread work. Wanted to leave this week, but my manager requested for me to stay till the end of this month, as they are currently shorthanded. I felt bad to reject her, so I agreed. Kind of regretting it now. I really love the work at the clinic, my other colleagues, and the bosses are nice to me. Somehow, I just feel like I cannot put up with the working culture here. Don’t get me wrong, I love everyone, but I would prefer it if we were friends, and not colleagues. Felt like I let down so many people by quitting; but I guess for once, I want to be selfish and make myself happy. After all, it is the holiday and I should be doing things that make me happy 🙂

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