I think the title summarises a certain type of joy. It reflects the lack of permanence in some form of happiness which makes the happiness all the more meaningful. I tend to categorise this abstract notion of happiness into two distinct categories- long-lasting and short-lived. I tend to deal with the erstwhile more often, or at least the latter would trigger me to think of ways to make it last. I think this is healthy, although an overdose isn't desirable in any way.
I suppose one can equate contentment and appreciation with happiness. It's a rather reductive assertion to make but it captures the gist of the vague concept. (:
I have been thinking about my future career for the past week. I mean I have been thinking about it all along but the past week is really intense. I have narrowed down to two main choices- Business (NTU, ranked 1st in Singapore so yeah) and Sociology (FASS in NUS). Although the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at NTU is really tempting. I think I will love the studying process of all three and I can't choose. Taking a double degree (assuming that I am qualified to) will probably kill me and lessen my adoration for either one inevitably.
Let us now take a sigh.
Academically wise, I prefer changes for exposure. Diversifying my knowledge is important to me. The usual, random researches on random questions about all domains in life (sciences, arts, social sciences, yeap) enriches me, I feel. I'm glad I took a risk and chose Economics, Linguistics and Literature in Junior College, all of which are wholly foreign to me as an academic subject. It's not because I cannot perform in the sciences by the way, but I wanted to learn something else. Plus I didn't want to memorise the equations and reactions although Physics did intrigue me to further my self-research. I just chose what I think I would like. I made a right choice.
So now, for university.
I'm glad that I have been making splendid use of my time after A levels. I feel as though (nearly) every single day for the past four months had been meaningful. The degree of meaning varies from day to day but I am happy that I have not wasted this holiday. It's probably the only long holiday that I'll ever have in my life anyway, minus the retirement.
Before I go off, here're five photos that have zero link with the content above: