The road not taken


Wargh.. it’s been a gloomy saturday. It was a struggle to wake up to this kind of weather where light drizzle pouring down, temperature just nice for lazing on the bed but I have to get up and be at the DSTP by 8 am.  Welcoming and oath taking ceremony for postgraduate students held today at 9-ish. It was rather a gloomy ceremony, and I fell asleep a couple of times. ha,ha. I was inspired by a few speeches from the dean of IPS, the deputy VC and the short video speech of the VC. We are the transformers? An optimus prime of USM? ha,ha. That surely wake me up. 

Anyway, it’s good to be within the circles of academia again & though I’ve been complaining & moaning about getting used to this place, I am grateful with my decision to pursue my personal legend. It is a hard work but I am working hard to strive for it. gambate!

OK, I can’t seem to finish up this post tonight. A lot of things lingering in my mind & I kind of busy searching for reference book in kinokuniya & MPH online bookstore. Oh how I wish kinokuniya accept debit card. 

Below is one of my favourite poem by Robert Frost, The road not taken. This is one of the inspirational poem that I always look up to. It is about making choices and there are things to be considered.

And that you will never know what the other path was like, so you may regret never knowing, although it was still worth it because you made the right choice by knowing that you were able to exercise your personal freedom and independence. No matter what choice you made, you will never know whether you’ll be happy with it or not until you have lived it. 

TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;         5
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,         10
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.         15
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.         20


(Source: Robert Frost, 1920)

Another poem by Mr Frost that I find it very mind-boggling is carpe diem especially with one desperate line of “… be happy,happy happy..” . I’ll blog about it when I have time. OK need to go back to my philosophy of landscape design. 


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