It’s the June holidays — time for rest, relaxation and not forgetting, revision. Other than the 3 R’s, the June break also signals to the J2s in particular that our time in ACJC is almost up. In fact, we only have less than a quarter of our journey towards A Levels to go.
I’ve never been someone who could easily express my emotions with words, what more the rollercoaster ride that has been my JC life thus far? Hence, I’ve decided to compile this short playlist instead, in hopes of it being a much better interpretation of my experience here in AC thus far.
1. Dive In by KYKO
I get what I get, but not what I find exciting
I know there’s something better, but am I going out to find it?
This song perfectly describes the excitement and trepidation that I felt as an incoming J1. As someone who can’t swim that well, diving into water is definitely just as scary as entering a whole new environment and meeting new people.
2. Sing by Pentatonix
Sing, sing, sing, sing
Sing it out as hard as you can
Make ’em hear you from LA to Japan
Don’t let ’em bring you down
Of course, the song that we danced to as a cohort during orientation would be included. I still remember me awkwardly fumbling my way through the dance sessions during orientation and wondering how on earth I was going to learn the dance in just a few days. I guess that doesn’t really matter in the end because all I remember is me laughing along with my OG mates as we tried to keep up with everyone else during the mass dance.
3. Sleep On The Floor by The Lumineers
The lyrics don’t really have much meaning to me in the context of my JC life but I had to include this not only because of all the sleeping I’ve done in school (I’ve never slept on the floor though) but also because this is one of the songs I listen to to block people out when I want to take a short nap in the library.
4. Time Machine by Johnny Stimson
I don’t wanna miss my chance
I just wanna do it all over again
Come and step into my time machine
Me, a week before the Term Exams, when I realised that I wasted my June holidays lying in bed and watching Korean dramas.
5. Little Too Much by Shawn Mendes
Sometimes, it all gets a little too much
But you gotta realize that soon the fog will clear up
I definitely remember how stressed I was during the weeks leading up to the Promotional Exams. I had to juggle revising, PW and my various CCA commitments. My friends were either falling asleep during lectures and tutorials, surviving on coffee or opting to head to the library instead of chitchatting after finishing their meals. It was a tough period, but we all got through it.
6. Blessed by Daniel Caesar
And yes, I’m a mess but I’m blessed
To be stuck with you
To all the friends that I’ve made and accompanied me on this crazy journey.
7. The Greatest Show by The Greatest Showman Ensemble
Where it’s covered in all the colored lights
Where the runaways are running the night
Impossible comes true, it’s taking over you
Oh, this is the greatest show
I don’t think I’ll ever forget how everyone in the hall was singing their hearts out to this song during Orientation Night 2018. As an OGL, it was so fulfilling to see the J1s come together as a cohort after 4 days of orientation. Just like how The Greatest Show could be interpreted as the product of the hard work of each member of P.T. Barnum’s circus, Orientation 2018 was the product of months of planning and preparation by the Student Council and the OGLs.
8. The Lazy Song by Bruno Mars
Today I don’t feel like doing anything
I just wanna lay in my bed
Me. Every. Single. Day.
That’s all for now. Hopefully this playlist gets longer during these last few months of my life as a JC student.
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