I’d be writing a short and quick one for today, but first, let me show you a 10-year old (or perhaps older than that) video from YouTube.
Now, what’s the significance of this song / video, you may ask?
I was actually searching for inspiration for today’s post, and I thought to myself, “Hey, since you wrote that Dear 16-yo me letter thing, why don’t you open up your old journals and see if you can find anything good to write about for today?”
Well, first things first – that was a bad idea.
Opening up my journals from 2008-2010 would just remind me of the good times I had with my friends (whom most of them I never spoke to anymore FYI, thanks to time and distance that created this huge black hole between us and I don’t think I can fix it even if I want to), as well as bringing back the bad memories I want to keep stashed in my past (fights, instances of ‘bullying’ that’s not exactly bullying, yada yada yada).
But as I flipped through 2009’s journal (that’s my PMR year, btw, if you don’t want to count backwards), and I stumbled upon the lyrics of this Titian Kejayaan on a page, along with some scribbles about RK Training.
Now, background story: SSP likes to have motivational speakers coming in to talk to students, boost up their confidence, sharing techniques to study better, memorize better, etc. Personally, I enjoy these motivational speakers coming in, because somehow I actually enjoyed attending events like that. Perhaps that’s one of the reasons why I decided to go into education and work with students – so I can somehow motivate and inspire them like these people inspired me previously.
Okay, back to now. When I listened to the song, it’s interesting how even though I haven’t listened to or sang the song since 2009, I could still remember the beat and rhythm (and somewhat the lyrics, but then again the lyrics were flashed on the video anyways).
Okay, I actually don’t know the point of this post. I guess it’s just a good thing to reminisce about, the time when I got hooked on motivating / inspiring other people. There’s just… something, about talking to people, getting to know them, their dreams, their life goals, and trying to figure out (together with them) the way for them to get to where they want to be in life.
After all, nothing beats cultivating talent, no?
Until next time, stay awesome.
p/s: shoutout to Abang Amin Idris & his team for somehow igniting the fire in my heart for this thing.