Lady in Black

what if?I’ve been cleaning my house recently, going through about two decades worth of junk. Through this exercise, I ended up digging up a lot of junk that I had not seen in years. Among these, I found this little card that someone anonymous gave to me more than a decade ago.

Young Beethoven,
Einstein at work,
A man of wisdom,
A hero in action,
A winner inside,
A star that sparkles,
Fire that burns,
All day through,
Just you,
Shawn…
My inspiration.

I did not think much of it at the time, but reading it today, I thought that this was pretty well written! It goes on to say a few more things in reference to a specific event in April of that year. I cannot remember much from back then but I do remember the debate competition where our team kicked-ass and lost.

We made it all the way to the finals and ended up leaving the other team babbling as we shot down their points, one after the other. We gave no quarter. After deliberating for more than an hour, the judges deemed we were too aggressive and awarded the victory to the losing team.

During the prize giving ceremony, our team almost boycotted it. The MC ended up announcing our names several times while we were discussing whether or not to collect our prizes. In the end, going up as a team, we collected them and got applauded for it.

What this event taught me was that – it ain’t over until the fat lady sings – anything can happen in this world.

PS: Sometimes, loosing with pride is definitely better than winning with disgrace.

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Shawn Tan

Chip Doctor, Chartered Engineer, Entrepreneur, Law Graduate.

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