My Resolution 52 years ago
In the final hours of 2014 ecided to look back to those years when making new year resolutions was a must to me. Generally it was made with a serious thought. Each year my diary would, without fail, start with resolutions for the year. Now it is all a history. A quick glance brought me to my diary of 1961 I was then in my final year. In the middle of that year, armed with a degree, I started my working career, in Singapore for a start. ( I regret I am not right now able o put a picture of that book and the relevant page.)
Let us see how the first page of my ( Monday, January 1961) diary began. I wonder in what mood I was when I was writing it down. Was I being as serious as I was on other occasions ? Here is what I wish my readers to see:
b - By the time the last page of this diary is written there should be at least ‘three’ if not full house‘4’ ?”
Then the 'full house 4' would only make me think of my right as a Muslim man! In short,Pakcik must be in a humorous mood on the first day of 1961, the year I would be liberated from text books and all, come snow and sunshine. How could that young Pakcik ever seriously think of 'full house '4' . Today,53 years down the line
the ‘house’only has one 'guest', and I have been more than contented. Alhamdulillah.
Those comments enable me today to comment and criticise how foolishly naïve I was those heroic years, at least so I thought.
Just as well I am finishing this entry at almost within the last minutes of 2014. So, I have the opportunity to wish every one of my readers a successful and rewarding 2015. I will have this posted within the first hours of 2015, but I must also have my new year resolution as well - that is :