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12:00 AM, January 10, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, January 10, 2019

WAIT, THERE'S MORE

You have failed to keep up with your new year's resolution on the first week. You are dejected. The first week of classes makes it seem like there's no way you can do another 51 of these. 2019 has gone bad at the start and it will remain bad till the end. Or will it?

'Morning shows the day' — is one of my least favourite proverbs (proverbs are not very nice in general in my opinion). I hate it because well, it's quite wrong. It really just entertains our tendency to make flash judgements on proceedings that go on for longer than the duration of a morning, that can turn from disastrous to marvellous by early afternoon. It might even hit another lull at 7 PM but by the time you go to bed, you will probably be reflecting on an eventful day that you will remember for multiple reasons, a handful of them good. And that's just one day, in a year, you get 365 of those. In 2019, we still have 355 left.

My year has started off pretty badly, but what I hope for myself and you and everyone else is that by the time 2020 rolls around, our year end Facebook status update drags on for at least 3000 words.

 

– Azmin Azran, Sub-editor, SHOUT

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