Just got back from a meeting with the new juniors for the course I was in… And I noticed quite a number of plus points to this year’s batch…

First off… There are more students who placed this course as their first choice… And got in… If it is their determination to do it… Then they could be very very good researchers in the future… Only if they could understand what doing research really means… I come to think of it as creating something out of nothing… You have an issue…Something which no-one else has thought about before… And you set off to prove that point is acceptable… That’s what I think of it so far… Something out of nothing… Sounds cool when you think about it, right… We aren’t manufacturers or entrepreneurs who come up with an idea and create the items to sell and then proceed to make money… We are more of those who prove a point which may be a breakthrough for man-kind… And thus… Carrying out whatever that is necessary to prove our point… And I guess there is never anything truly correct in researching… History has noted more than once that a mistake could sometimes prove essential towards the discovery of something new… But one must still be extra careful in the lab…

Back to my point about the new batch… They are still innocent IMHO… But that does not mean they can’t do their best in it… But to truly be good at it… They must work hard (For one to be good at something , they’ll have to work hard).. The same goes for this course.. Be mentally prepared… And don’t let challenges drag you down… And you may enjoy this course to the fullest… So batch of juniors… Strengthen up your hearts and be determined… And you’ll do well…

Secondly… Some of them still lack the self esteem… Haha… I was like that too once… But still even if you’re results during your STPM or Matriks isn’t up on par with others… Don’t sweat it… Just do your best from now on… I even know a Matriks physical science student who managed to get 3.95 pointer during one of the sem… So anything is possible when you put your heart to it… Don’t look back at the past… Look forward to the future… Because there is no rights or wrongs in the future (Since it hasn’t happen yet)… Did terrible once… Do better later… Your results aren’t bad until you think of it as bad… But even so… Only the constant desire to get better will bear you improved results for the future… So when someone ask you about you pointer… Be proud as if you are the best (But don’t over) and tell them your pointer… Being ashamed for what you obtained only further degrade what you have already got…

Third… Don’t be scared of us… Haha.. You may have good 2nd years and 3 years seniors but even the post graduate seniors wanna know you more… Ahaha… So come and visit every once in a while… Being in lab sometimes is really tiring and some chit-chat may do wonders. We’re all friendly bunch… And I won’t play too much this year like what I did to MenWai last year… It was really horrible… (Tries to forget)…

Fourth.. Also just found out who my descendant are… One quiet one and one familiar one… Fate seems to have repeated itself for the familiar one… I chose Olivia when she was a junior… And now my granddaughter chose someone else whom I know… Sort of like dejavu… Haha… Can’t disclose too much info yet since… Those 2 descendants of mine still have to find me.. 😛

Finally… I miss being a junior… Or rather a senior who can be close with the juniors… Currently it seems that its quite hard to be close with them also… Miss my 2nd and 3rd years… The most fun I remembered having was during 2nd year when the juniors came in… Maybe I should have played more back then…

:Regarding the title ‘The Young Ones’… They aren’t really too young from my age… due to my age problems…:

:All of the above are just my thoughts at the moment… It may or may not be true for you:

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