I am back home safe and sound since last Monday. Being at Las Vegas for the past 5 weeks and stopping over at Tokyo for four days has been a really eye- and mind-opening experience for me. I have so many things to be thankful for – my parents, my friends, and everything. This trip taught me so much and I had so much adventure and also caused so much inconveniences to many but through that I knew who were those that truly cared for me and I am very grateful for that!
On campus I got to know people that I see in Singapore everyday but never spoken to them or seen them before, got to know some others better on a personal level when I only Hi-Byed them every time. This trip I learned so many things from so many people and I got to make new (both UNLV Singapore and American) friends as well!
Many more first times:
Visited Zion National Park, Did Skydiving, watched Cirque Du Soleil, Hitched a ride, went on a hot-air balloon in Albuquerque, talking to strangers (as usual) and making new friends, visiting world-class hotels and resorts, went on a road-trip, staying up late and having alcohol party, took a picture of a gun store against the sunrise, Visiting Walmart at 4am in the morning, Visiting Sea World and telling someone that I was from Park Services in another theme park from the other side of the planet, watched X Burlesque at Flamingo, gamed at the casino and won/lost some money etcetera.
Things that I have observed in the USA and Japan and some learning points from this trip:
to be truly passionate on what you do
If I had never studied in UNLV, I would have never had this awesome experience to study in the main campus and had a lifetime there in USA. If I ever had a chance to do my undergraduate studies all over again, I would do it in the main campus (at least for a year exchange). But still, I am very thankful for the opportunity and my parents for supporting my decision to study in UNLV. I have exactly five more weeks from today before I finish my modules with unofficial graduation. Reality kicks in but I hope for the best in the future and to be as positive as always!