Of PTH & Seniors

22 Dec

I’ve been thinking for a long time, whether or not to post this up.

I know how sensitive this issue is, but wtf it’s really getting on my nerves now.

When I was a junior, just a year ago I joined this project called Pesta Tiong Hua.

It’s an annual project, done and managed by the first years of 3rd college first hand but under the supervision of the seniors.

I was the Vice Director and back then, I get irritated every time a senior complains about what we’re doing and start comparing theirs with ours.

I would be thinking, “You guys repeatedly say this is managed by us, but you guys keep sticking your butts in.”

Really, I used to give a big sigh to myself whenever a senior speaks up in the meeting.

Like, “Sigh, here we go again.”

But at the end of the day, the seniors proven themselves to be helpful actually. Very helpful, in fact.

Well, just some of course.

Then I became a senior this year and it’s my turn to ‘supervise’ them.

I keep reminding myself to give them freedom in their creativity, don’t hold them back, don’t stick my butt in their work and be a bitch, yadda yadda…

I seriously held myself back at many many many occasions.

But right now, it feels like I have to somehow stick my butt in or else I really don’t know what’s going to happen.

I know, I should  just don’t give a damn, like wth right, my time has passed and I should mind my own business.


I think it’s my responsibility to remind them what is this Pesta Tiong Hua about, after all.

We don’t spend thousands of ringgit, countless effort, tears and time into some project. Not just some project, which could be done with much lesser money and effort.

We have our reasons, solid reasons behind everything we do.

A senior just post a comment on FB saying something like, “Dear juniors, seniors are always there for you to ask!”

I can’t help but to agree with him.

As a matter of fact, this doesn’t only applies for Pesta Tiong Hua, it’s a normal advice for the random-est days in our lives.

Like you don’t know the way, you stop and ask for directions.

You don’t just go blindly then end up in the woods and waste all your petrol, kan?

So, my point is, I suddenly get the idea of how difficult it is for being a nice-to-hang-out, cool senior and a senior who is carrying out her responsibilities well at the same time.

I really respect those seniors who can be both at the same time.


2 Responses to “Of PTH & Seniors”

  1. huiyee at 3:10 pm #


    • Xin Min at 6:27 pm #

      Hui Yee: =)

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