I am having a rather dejected week.
I send an average of 20-30 job applications a day.
I attend 2-3 job interviews a week.
And I am still unemployed in Singapore after 2 months.
The obvious downside is that I have been living without any income in the world’s most expensive city, but the upside is that I get plenty of alone time to find myself back again.
I met up with an old friend who invited me for lunch together at Sentosa Cove, and sometimes people from a different social status helps you to put things into perspective.
We went to one of the restaurants along Ocean Drive and dined directly opposite the yacht club, One Degree 15.
My friend remarked, “Look at all these yachts. They all belong to other people.. It’s like eating in a restaurant while staring at a carpark.”
It was such a simple statement but yet so profound. Made me wonder why are people paying premium prices for the food here when we are really dining in the back of someone’s floating garage.
As he drove me back home, we saw several luxury cars and I casually mentioned that I would like to experience what it’s like to drive a Porsche.
He replied, “What? Come on, aim higher.”
If only life would be more kind to me.