Good morning everyone! Its a beautiful Sunday morning, I hope all of you enjoy the day.
Life is all about moments, all about the memories and experiences that make us who we are. We all go through ups and downs, highs and lows, the rise and fall. We are more likely to remember who we feel at a moment rather than what actually happened. We don’t remember days, we remember moments. whether they were good moments or bad moments, they are a part of who we are, don’t hold on to them too tight, but always remember them.
Today’s post is a little closer to the chest, it’s about defining movements in my life and I would like to share them with you.
Key Moment: Just before I started Sri KDU, my dad sat me down and talked to me. He told me that even though the school was a lot of money, he knew it was worth it because he believed in me. He wanted me to have the best education, the best foundation that he could give me, because he believed that I could do great things. That moment changed how I approached secondary school. I volunteered to become monitor, which lead to me becoming a prefect which lead to later becoming Head Prefect. Yes, I may have stepped on some toes initially and set back my social life, but I wouldn’t have done anything different.
Greatest moment: it was March 2008, the day SPM results were being released. I was so damn nervous, not that I was worried, but I always get nervous during big moments, i expected to at least get 7A’s, that would have been good. I remember this so clearly, I walk up to Mr. Sera, he looks for my slip, he looks at is and smiles, then he looks at me and says, congratulations. I take the slip and look…. The first thing that popped up was A1 for BM. WHAT!?!?! That was went through my mind. I achieved 9 A1s and 2 A2s…. I was stunned. Shocked. Incredibly Happy. I walk up to my parents and tell them the news. We hugged, everyone was happy and then it happened, something I have never seen before, my dad teared…. A tear of great pride…. I could feel how proud he was and that tear was…. It brought me a feeling that is still unparalleled. My greatest moment. I for A2 for Add Math, And the only reason Aunty Prems spared me is because of my overall result.
Roller coaster moment: it was after the interviews for UWC. I got a call, Deborah was on the line. “Roshan, i’m so happy to tell you that you’ve been accepted, you’ve got a place at the Mahindra United World College”. I was so happy, it was just the news I was awaiting to hear, I was so damn happy but then it all evaporated when I was told that I wasn’t getting any scholarship. Why so sad? Because my parents had a serious talk with me, they told me that they could afford 50%. So this was quite a blow to me. It was a major roller coaster ride… But in the end my parents, extraordinary people, managed to find a way to send me… They found the money.
Worst moment: this was a couple days after my 20th Birthday, it as February. My dad was on his way up the hill to pick me up. To take me away from MUWCI. This was the end of my MUWCI journey, the end of my stay on the hill. The worst moment came when I was in the car, driving away from the friends that had gathered to send me off. Moving away from them was so painful… Every metre forward hurt. It finally hit me. That wasn’t how things were supposed to go, that wasn’t part of the plan, it wasn’t suppose to end like this. (a post about MUWCI will come out in the next few weeks)
These were all the first things that popped into my mind. If you guys are comfortable I would love to hear from you. Your moments. Just comment below, no pressure 🙂 or if you have suggestions for more moment titles.
Straight from the Heart,
12 thoughts on “Moments”
Your most moving post yet. I could feel your emotions through your writing. Please keep writing, its a great pleasure reading your posts
Thank you Nav. I so appreciate it.
You have climbed the hill and achieved more than we can imagine. It was the start of 1st Irag invasion when a jewish cardiac surgeon Mr Roger Mee, a Japanese aneasthologist(spell check not available) ,a Bahraini muslim dr,couple of american surgeons,autralian drs,malaysian nurses ,a very capable australian male nurse wheeled you in for your heart surgey when you were 6months old!.every moment of your life is our joy but that moment after the surgery when Mr Mee came over to talk to us and say it was a good surgey, that was the greatest joy. you have overcome lots of challenges and will continue to do so and you need to guide your younger siblings onthat.you have a lot to share not only with your siblings but with others. go and give your best and the world will give you the best,
Om Ganeshaya Namaha- Ganesha Be Your guiding LIGHT and and will lead you through it all.
Thanks Dad 🙂
This is a really lovely and touching piece, son. I remember all those episodes only too well except the one where you sneaked into Sheka’s room. 🙂
Thank you mother. 🙂
i love how you relate to little moments in life that make you happy. Really look forward to reading your posts.
Thanks Rash 🙂
Roshan, a fantastic read.Your writting took us to your emotional adventures and stirred a lot of different feelings from me internally. Bravo
Thanks Venessa aka 🙂