During the preseason of cross country and was able to reduce my old-time last year from 20:55 to 19:48 and was fortunate enough to be picked for cross country seasac as the reserved runner. I will keep on training with the selected few that got picked to fly to KL but will not go to KL my self unless someone injures themselves in this process. I will also need to start morning training on Saturday and also start working on my fitness to help improve my overall time. One of the challenges I was able to overcome was reducing my overall time, I found it extremely hard to do this, and keep my self motivated even though there were fasters runners than me. But in the end, it paid off, as I was able to reduce my time by almost a minute, and as writing this, I was further able to improve my time to 18:45, and I will aim for a seat in the top 5 of the SEASAC team.
The main reason I took yoga as one of my activities is because I felt that I needed to have one activity throughout my week that would help me relax and regain some mental energy. I’m doing a lot of intense sports and I know one yoga lesson a week may not make a difference, but trying it out can never hurt. And so far I have found it so helpful. It helps me to reach a good place especially with the intense IB course that I’m going through. I have found it a bit hard trying to follow through with some of the poses but over time I feel I can get there; it pains sometimes, but as some people say yoga is the key for a healthy life. I really looking forward to carry out this activity for the rest of the year.
The service that I picked for grade 11, I picked Music Therapy with Apex. I chose this service as it was recommended by previous boarders in the boarding house who graduated last year. In this service we play music for people who have dementia, hoping that they recover some of their memories for small lasting time. This is going to be a new experience for me as I have never worked beside people who have dementia. I’m very excited but also a little worried about situations that will be out of my control, but I will use this opportunity to learn.
week 2 of IB
I started cross country last year in grade 10, it was mostly an impulse decision, and I didn’t hate it. Which is why this year I am going t be doing cross country for the next two seasons, with the intention of making the seasac team. Cross country will contribute to my activity for my CAS for my IB course. I feel cross country is an extremely hard sport to maintain, as if you stop running for a month, or even two weeks, you will become slower. It is not only a sport that relies on your fitness but it also mainly relies on your mental game; as you are going to be running using your core for 5 km and out of experience that 5 km where you really push it, takes a heap of mental energy. But the final feeling that you gain after you have done that 5k is extremely well deserved. I finished cross country in the SEASAC team as the reserved runner that means I will spend season two doing cross country, along with high hopes for SEASAC next year.
Sleep is one of the most important factors for your day. The essential amount of sleep for a teenager my age is about 6 to 7 hours a day. I on an average get about 5 to 6 due to my packed schedule. I have morning training on Tuesdays and Thursdays that require me to wake up at 5:30. On average, I fall asleep at 11:00 to 12:00 every night waking at 5:30 which means I get an average of 5:45. On weekends I usually sleep rather late and sleep during the day to catch up; but this messes up my sleep schedule during my school, which is why I normally fall asleep after 10:45. I feel due to my lack of sleep I get more stressed which overall effects my day.
To change my sleeping habits, I will get used to sleeping earlier, during my weekdays and prevent sleeping during my day, by keeping my various gadgets away from me. This should help my week due that I will probably have more energy and will be more refreshed.
I was given a watch from my father. It was my eleventh birthday and all I wanted was a toy car, but instead, he got me a G Shock. I cried when he showed it to me.I’m not too sure why I cried either because I was happy, but I wanted a car. I remember him telling me “yo take care of this watch and prove to your mother that you aren’t too young for your first watch.” That was my first goal, my first mission. At the time I didn’t really know what I was doing with my life. I found school an obstacle, I didn’t care about how I looked or what I planned to do in the future, but after my father gave me that first watch I knew what I wanted to be in the future, a watch collector. I broke that watch the next summer in America and I felt as though my whole life was a lie, that I didn’t have a purpose in life. Yes, my parents were disappointed but I got my next watch soon after, and guess what. I still have that watch till today. I am also glad I broke my first watch for two reasons. The first reason being that now I know how much harder goals are to accomplish and the second one is that there are many other better watches for sale.
My name is Aaron, I am your regular fifteen-year-old boy who lives in a hostel in Singapore, raised up in India and has now reached the point of his life where his decisions could change the outcome for his future. I have no clue about what I want to do in my future, maybe take over my dad’s business, open a rival company and maybe even get a Nobel prize if that is possible. In my mind, anything is possible if you have the passion and dedication for what you want to accomplish. When people ask me what I want to do in the future, I reply saying“everything” cause that is the truth. I want to try everything. I would rather have a bad experience than no experience. Like the watch I broke, I’m glad that I broke it because I was able to experience the pain of losing something personal to me and understand how much more work you would need to accomplish your goals in life.
Who am I? Why am I here?
I’m Aaron, I’m a boarder, I’m from India, I’m my parent’s favourite child, but I am not sure who I will be in the future.I am also Callums long lost cousin. I’m here to study, to be able to have a great future, to make friends, to carry on my dad’s business; but I probably here for many more reasons, maybe to be famous; change the world for the better or even the worse, but let’s hope not. This is also a really great school unlike the schools in India, and my older sister went here which was basically a large point why my parents wanted me to go here. And this is also a really safe country, making my parents feel relieved when I land in Singapore.