corines143 wrote:raindrops - if this is not what u really want, i seriously suggest you to be Focus and go take up a course in journalism or work for a publishing company to gain some experience in that industry. There are many companies offering internship nowaday to start off with. Dont divert from what u really want and where your interest really is. You will regret later on in life as Time is precious and it passes by really fast and you only get to live once.
Besides if you go thru this rigorous selection process and training with SIA then quit after a year or two, it will be really a waste of your time, you could have taken this time to invest and mould yourself into a journalist. Ireckon doing that is better...just suggesting as I didnt get my focus well before and i Only realised now to follow my dream..... but then again its never too late for me.
Actually i am following a dream but we all have to know the cost of living in Singapore. Before i made a decision to go back to school, Life was pretty much 'affordable' and simple then. But who would have thought, when one semester is about to come to an end, things took a turn for the worst. My parents are both old and i don't think employment will be easy for them again. My sister's getting into uni and who would have to help provide for her? (I'm the eldest, btw.)
I guess sometimes in Life, Dreams do make you feel like you're floating on really good air but we all forget that we aren't birds and the only way we can remain afloat, is to build a good aeroplane and that takes money. I'm not trying to be cynical or something.. just practical. There is no two ways about it.. if you hold the position of the eldest, you just have got to be Responsible. So i'm putting my dreams aside (albeit again) but at the same time i'm not entirely casting it away because i think flying will help me in a way to gain the experience that i need to give my writing a far more cultured and mature voice.
Furthermore, i'm working part-time with the zoo and i truly enjoy working with people - tourists and locals. I think all the discrimination allegations against locals flying on SIA are very sweeping statements. After all, SIA can only train us in grooming and service but it is the character that we have that moulds us. What's more, one bad egg doesn't necessarily spoil the entire crate, would it?
So really... i'm not exactly foregoing a dream.. but there are ways to make a dream come true as long as you have faith in yourself, wherever you go.