31 January 2009

Of being 22 years old!


I can't really remember what I did or where I was at 22! Geez! It seems like a lifetime ago. I even had to dig some records to double-check the dates.

Anyway, here are 10 things about me, when I was 22!

1. I was probably only 50 kg
2. I worked at Goon Institution Sdn Bhd as a secretary.
3. I got my full LCCI "Private Secretary's Certificate".
4. I was still living with my parents.
5. I took the bus to work.
6. I had a steady boyfriend.
7. I got the first place in Malaysia for Shorthand 100 wpm (LCCI).
8. I didn't know how to drive.
9. I learnt that usually there is more month at the end of money.
10. I didn't really care about politics or world affairs!

Whatever I remember or don't, the only point is that, I was young. So young and maybe, innocent in so many ways! So idealistic and impressionable still!
I don't want to be 22 again. I'm really comfortable at my age now. There are so many things that I didn't know at 22, that I do now. Everything that I’ve been through has led me to where I am today and I have little or no regrets.
A friend told me this, and I'm not sure if she got it from her own life's experience or she read it somewhere: "I don't really know all that I want in life, but I already know what I don't want".

Knowing what I don't want, has so clearly defined and decluttered many aspects of my life! Now if only I could narrow down the things that I want!!!

11 comments:

motherchell said...

Wonderful! the innocence , the absolve, the affluence of imaginations, little chattels of blessings close to our hearts-- so good a journey down memory lane . We knew in those destinations how every living thing has the right of abode on this blessed Mother Earth . Great piece Estralita!

Estrelita Soliano Grosse said...

Motherchell: I was thinking of Kugan when I wrote it. I tried to remember who I was at 22!

I'm glad you liked it! :)

Icekoolbabe50 said...

Wah I take my hat off to you lah. Your shorthand phew.....Thumbs up woman.....fantastico...cool lah real cool

Estrelita Soliano Grosse said...

icekoolbabe50: You made me smile with that comment! Thanks so much! Love you. :)

JustinKC said...

you did have a proper and steady list out on 22. When im 22, im just too unmature i guess

Patricia said...

Wah, 100 wpm! Hahaha, I barely do 55 wpm now, so I'm never catching up, am I? hehehe

Yes, I realised it was Kugan you were thinking of when you wrote this.

22. We're such idiots at 22, but we thought we rocked, didn't we?

And, like you, I say 'no thank you' very much to being 22 again!

I like being 'old' ;)

Pat

Estrelita Soliano Grosse said...

JustinKC: Everyone has their own timetable for romance. :)

Pat: Kee kee kee kee kee! Yeah, isn't it great to be where we are now?!!!!! :)

peng said...

I have always wanted to learn shorthand but did not get down to learning it. I do envy you!
Anyway I got to console myself that my left-handed scribbles do look like shorthand!

Estrelita Soliano Grosse said...

peng: People scoff at shorthand, thinking that it's so easy to master and practise, but it was the most difficult subject.

Left-handed scribbles don't count but that was so funny!

You really have original lines! ;)

Rin said...

And you always brought me "jalan-jalan" when I came back home during the school holidays.. Love you Ta..

Estrelita Soliano Grosse said...

Rin: I remember those days and how I missed you when you went back! I love you too!