10 May 2006

Relief

ThinkQuest is over.

Is that a cause for celebration or regret? The past six months have been terrific and enrichful in every sense. There were moments of anguish, stress and frustation, yes, but ultimately they all provided me with the ideal platform to keep myself busy, and at the same time have fun and find new friends.

Now that it is all over, I know not what to say. I do feel much relieved now. Huge responsibilty off my head, and for the past two weeks I have been suffering with information overload. I gave my best, and regardless of the outcome, I have no regrets. I know I did not do this solely for the prize. I have strong belief in the spirit and concept of such international colloboration, and I have already gained enough lessons that would never have been found in any book or class I could have attended.

Withdrawal symptoms have already started creeping in, and guess I have to move on and find something else to keep myself sane until the university starts.

And the best part is I am not even sure where I am joining. Every year the admission process is a mess, complicated by countless court petitions, appeals and counter-appeals. And this year seems no different. Everyone seems to fancy taking a pot shot at the law and try to squeeze throught the holes in it. Serious misuse of democracy.

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