Wishes for the New Year

After multiple failed attempts at logging in to SIM University (UniSIM) due to high volume of nervous students trying to figure out the results of their exams, I managed to squeeze my way through to access my grades.

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I did better than I expected – scored B for Consumer Behaviour module. It didn’t really come as a surprise, after all I worked hard for it, though it took a lot of discipline, commitment and time management to juggle between organising a major event for work and such a theory heavy paper. But hey, the nightmare is over.

And to sum it up, all I want for 2014 is simply to Be Happy.

Last weekend, we passed by the Wish Upon A Sphere station at Marina Square and CityLink Mall, couldn’t help but to pen down our New Year hopes on the wishing spheres. Each wishing sphere is a representation of heartfelt hope and belief that 2014 will bring upon new possibilities, brighter tomorrow and better beginnings.

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You can join in the Wishing Sphere Project at the following locations:

Marina Bay District: CityLink Mall, Esplande Concourse, Esplande Outdoor Theatre, DBS@MBFC, Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay City Gallery, Marina Bay Link Mall, Marina Square, Ocean Financial Centre, One Fullerton, Singapore Flyer, Suntec City Mall, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, The URA Centre

Central: Cathay Cineleisure Orchard, Central Public Library, Chinatown Visitors Centre, The Cathay

East: Bedok Point, Changi Airport Terminal 1, Changi City Point, Tampines Regional Library

North/North-East: Compass Point Shopping Centre, Nanyang Polytechnic, Repulic Polytechnic, Serangoon Public Library, Woodlands Regional Library

West: JCube, Jurong Regional Library, Tiong Bahru Plaza

Walking past One Fullerton that day, I was able to have a glimpse of the Wishing Sphere installation. I’m really looking forward to 31 December 2013 where all 20,000 wishing spheres will be transformed with colourful lights and turned the area into the Bay of Hope and Light.

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All the tiny white bubbles in the background are the thousands of wishing spheres fill with hopes for the New Year

But if you are unable to be physically present to write down you wish at the Wishing Sphere Stations across the island, you can also do so by making a virtual wish here.

Personally I feel that this may be a better way, after all I’m an environmentalist at heart. In case you are wondering what happens to the wishing spheres after the countdown, they will be sent to a recycling plant overseas where they will be reprocessed into raw materials that can be recycled into new products. Read more on their FAQ page.

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What’s your wish for the New Year?

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