Why am I not working for a non-profit in Santiago?
Why am I not doing my Masters or that law degree?
Why is it that when I talk to students about having dreams or conquering the world, they stare blankly back at me as if I'd just docked in from Planet Looneytunes?
Why do I envy the cat that lives by the train station?

If I had a hundred bucks for every blatant public display of affection I saw on the train tonight --- all the teenaged boys cradling pink posies while some girl leeched on to your other arm, this means you --- I'd have enough moolah to pay off my scholarship bond and put an end to this angst.


At 2/15/2005 5:00 am , Blogger Agagooga said...

Isn't it almost over? Only a few more months more?

I have a dream. Not a very big dream, but a dream nonetheless (you can guess it, I think)

At 2/15/2005 9:14 am , Blogger Ondine said...

*pat shoulder* We are in a tough profession. You should plan your exit strategy. It might make you happier. :)

At 2/15/2005 7:09 pm , Blogger saiph said...

hi...have we met? you are always welcome in santiago...the non-profits need all the help they can get! although you sound like you're already having an amazing experience in singapore as is...despite your present angst. best of luck with everything, in any case.

At 2/15/2005 8:35 pm , Blogger stellou said...

eeewwwww you don't want a law degree!!! no, wait, maybe you do, you just don't want to have to work toward it, and you definitely don't want to do that job that it implies comes after. wait, do you? or am i just talking about me and a ph.d. in french lit?

there, there. maybe you just need to go sit down at toast and have a nutella cupcake and a latte. mmm...pink and brown and soothing all at once.

in conclusion, next time i'm in town (eh!!, july!!, if not earlier), you can bring me to your class, and i'll show them who's really from planet looneytunes. :-)

At 2/16/2005 2:49 am , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some of us have 3-years-minus-1-month to go. *grumble*

Are we going to have a de-shackling party come July?

Seeya on Saturday, you can angst more then!

At 2/16/2005 7:49 am , Blogger Tym said...

Agagooga --- "Almost over" is not the same as "over". Pray tell, what is thy dream?

Ondine --- Yup, must sketch out something more concrete than simply "update resume by July".

Popagandhi --- Thanks! I'm hanging ... loosely ...

Saiph --- Check your email :) and I hope you continue to do great work in Santiago. I'd go there, but I don't think I'd be very useful seeing as the only Spanish word I know is 'Si'.

Stellou --- A Nutella muffin can solve all problems, can't it? Mmmmm ... Btw, I don't think even your vaunted talent can prick a response out of the kids.

Tris --- I warned you about these damn scholarship bonds!! And some type of party will be organised come July, but the extent will depend on how much money I can afford to splurge then.

At 2/16/2005 9:19 pm , Blogger Andrew said...

give it up already ... you've been growing it for what, 8 months, and ....

At 2/16/2005 9:28 pm , Blogger Andrew said...

and i should introduce myself, i'm agagooga's batchmate from the school you formerly taught at, hello!

At 2/17/2005 12:30 am , Blogger Agagooga said...

*Sings 'we will get there'*

At 2/17/2005 1:51 am , Blogger Tym said...

Hi, Andrew! Nice to hear from you again.

Agagooga --- I thought you had greater ambitions than that... oh wait, I forgot, you're not "some kind of raging crusader" :)

At 2/17/2005 5:41 am , Blogger Agagooga said...

Actually it's been 9 1/2 months. Shorter than you've been studying medicine, incidentally!

Yah, I'm a simple person with simple needs and simple dreams.


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