New Year. New Everything

By January 2, 2012Diary

A year ago…

i was in a different place, doing different things, with different people also, i talked differently, lived differently, ate differently, laughed differently, thought differently and just generally my life was different.

When i was counting down on the 2012 new years eve, i was spraying this party foam at the crowd in a pub, it was quite funny but then after the countdown i didn’t feel the joy and the excitement that you “meant” to have on NYE. Well i sat down and drank like the other ordinary nights, nothing special… Just reminiscing.

When i was counting down on the 2011 new years eve, i was with hundreds of people who dressed up brilliantly. On the street next to Weymouth Beach, counting down with my friends by the fence, because one of our mate got kicked out… But we had a time! Being drunk, doing silly things. After the countdown, we went on partying and tried so many times to sneak my mate back in and we deeeed it. Last thing i remenber was talking to these two Avatar girls…

Anyway 2011 has been quite an epic + life changing year for me, my life literally has turned corner in 2011. I left QE boarding where i was in boarding school for 6 years, then i left all my friends and moved to Weymouth for a year of foundation degree. Experienced how poor a student can be, and only be able to eat spaghetti for a week.  I started to meet new people and getting used to how to take care of myself. Learnt how to make smoke bubbles.Trying illegal substances and knowing what they are like, finding myself a whole different experience. Then testing my own ability to keep in touch with close friends. lidding my first ever Chinese Lantern. Learning how to cook. Going to a music festival, seeing friends going off and start doing different things, also watching them grown much more mature. starting to cherish things more than normal. Hearing some of my family friends passed away and how unreal and devastating it is. got my first ever part time job. knowing i am an uncle again and again. Went to Morocco which bought me amazing memories. Having reunions which bought back joy and love, Crying like i have never before and finally… leaving them all behind and went back to Hong Kong for good and starting a new life. It was a hell of a change. NO doubt 2011 was a kick in the butt and also a punch in the face.

I don’t have much wishes or any ambitions or should i say i don’t dare to think too much as things are different now. The only thing i want is to know what i will end up doing in this few years ahead, feeling too lost at the moment. People say :

It gets harder everyday to understand yourself ,when you grow older, more problems start to appear. This aint a lie. But on the bright side, its a new year and a new start so hopefully  i can start another bright and exciting life over here in HK, meeting quality people and discover things that i enjoy doing. And most importantly, Look ahead and not back.

Happy New Year everybody

Jack Law

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