I’m having vacation in my hometown for Chinese New Year for the past 10 days. I have plenty of time to catch up with relatives, ex-classmates and friends. Time flies, it comes to an end for my long break and will need to go back to work by tomorrow.
I have attended more than 10 catch-up sessions, and mostly talked about the following topics, repeatedly:
1. How’s other ex-classmates doing
2. Where is pretty / handsome ex-classmate now and who are they married to?
3. Who is the most successful person among the ex-classmates?
4. How to make more money? What to invest in this difficult situation?
5. Are you married? How many kids to you have?
6. Have you bought a house? Where?
7. Who divorced? Involved into accident, in newspapers?
8. What’s the near future plan?
In fact, most of us did not change much, except the body shape and the faces are getting more matured.
There’s one thing I found interesting. Most of the ex-classmates who were good in studies, they are working for others and under multi-national companies. Some of the notorious ex-classmates, they started their own businesses, and it seems they are now makes more money than those had outstanding exam results. It’s worth to think about why.
Another interesting thing I found out. Those having good looking / pretty, most of them got married. But those not so competitive (not from financial perspective), some of them still available right now.
And finally, about 20-30% of ex-classmates have settled down in other cities, majority staying in Australia, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Perhaps they can make a lot more money there, and found their spouses there as well.
It is interesting to catch up with ex-classmates and old friends at least once a year, to get to know what, how and where are we doing. Life is short, human are born to be communicated, if you are able to speak and listen.