Everything happens for a reason. Good or bad, happy or sad.
And of course in any sorts of competition, you win some, you lose some.
Though our eyes were set defending the ‘Danceforfun Championship’, to be honest, my wish on embarking the journey again this year is to build a lasting family of dancers.
Zooming back in early March…
An unexpected call came in the soothing voice of a songstress.
“Hi Firdaus, Miss Li Yi here from HMS, we’re going to need you to come back for one more time. Danceforfun 2012 is coming up, and to groom the freshmen into a champion’s team, I have you in mind. You may or not choose to undertake this project, but hear it from me, I trust you to lead this fresh new team.”
I thought at first, nah… My time’s up, i’m gonna graduate soon. I would rather use the time to work part-time at somewhere, at least secure my family financially before MINDEF officially enlist Recruit Firdaus Bin Mohd Abdullah.
“Time to hang those dancing boots up, Fir. You’re too old for this.”
Or perhaps move on with life by taking on the role of full-time house maker – cooking meals and cleaning the house. I’m getting older, and so are my parents. So I gotta make sure that home’s a nice place for the both of them.
It is one of my 2012’s resolutions to be a better son – I would really wanna ensure that my lovely mom returns home every night after her shift work with all the house-work done up coupled with a promising malay-styled dinner waiting for her at the dining-table.
As for my dearest dad, I would want to spend more time with him, you know, chilling and listening to more of his epic adventures as a sailor when he was my age – simply getting him to just enjoy his golden years with his young man.
I tend to think I am the kind of person who would not impulsively chance on any random opportunity. But somehow, I could honestly sense the utmost trust the lovely Ms Li Yi had in me. From the tone of her voice, I knew she was speaking from the heart, all the more reasons that encouraged me to take this project under my wings - to groom and push these young freshmen to become something really galactic.