Time flys, period.. regardless if you're having fun or not, it really goes by so fast.. That's why in the Al-Quran it says "Demi masa, sesungguhnya manusia itu dalam kerugian".. don't worry, I'm not going to preach you guys here.. ;)
I was flipping through my table calendar just now and noticed that if I were to resign and having to give a one month notice, I'd probably start my new job on 2nd April 2007.. Ironically, I started this job on a same Monday, 2nd April 2001.. 6 years ago.. great way to come full-cirle, huh?
6 years.. now that is actually the longest time I had ever spent with the same group of people I consider as friends.. I had actually miss my first few months of primary school and I had missed the last couple of months too.. so my primary school was not a full 6 years.. and considering students had moved between classes, I really didn't spend that much time with the same bunch..
Then there was high school.. I was in Johor, Batu Pahat during most of my Form 1 year before I moved to KL.. and again because of PMR, I lost more than half of my classmates.. Although I still consider my Form 5 classmates as the tightest lot, we never did hang out much after SPM..
Next was my Japan preparation course.. that was for 2 years.. didn't really clicked with many of my coursemates because I was the only guy that actually dropped from 1st class to 2nd to 3rd to 4th in my 1st year and miraculously bounced back and spent my whole 2nd year in the 1st class.. not bragging here, ok? :P
Then I was in Japan for 3 years.. best experience ever but couldn't beat the distance and only managed to keep in touch with a handful of my buddies after I came back to Malaysia..
So, that was it.. my officemates are currently the longest surviving group of friends that I have.. sure, many left the company along the way but still most of my pals are still here..
And as I look back, the changes I went through during my stay here were some of the highlights of my life so far.. sent back to Japan for training and able to meet up with my friends.. bought my 1st handphone.. bought my 1st car (and a sporty one too).. got promoted.. got engaged.. got married.. got my 1st child.. wrote my 1st book.. had my 1st operation.. countless sweet and bitter memories that made me a whole lot wiser.. :)
Iye le, kalau budak Darjah 1 tu, dah masuk sekolah menengah dah <-- which is actually where my niece is at the moment, Form 1.. hehe..
Ohh and FYI, 2nd interview is next Tuesday.. ;)