The last four months have been one of the busiest times of my life. With the university applications deadline setting in and A-level subjects nearing to an end, it felt like I was constantly under pressure. However, now that I have sent off my university applications, I feel that much of the burden has been lifted off my chest.
That is not to say, however, that the intense period of my life has passed; in fact, it has only started. With mock trials coming in two days after the end of Christmas holiday, upper sixth students barely get a breathing space. Nonetheless, I am enjoying my life at Fettes, thanks to the caring house staffs and great friends that I have acquainted over here.
Aside from gloomy academic aspects, I have had the pleasure of going to New York on the school’s October mathematics/ economics trip. We visited iconic places such as the Wall Street and the UN headquarters, as well as places unheard of, such as the museum of mathematics. Being the first time to travel to the US, it was an extremely stimulating experience. Surprisingly (or rather unsurprisingly) the food there was good, albeit mostly being consisted of burgers and fries; although I dare say the coffee was any good. The most memorable experience of the trip was when we visited Times Square. Flooded with neon lights and adverts, it felt like I have come to a completely new world. Overall, my first visit to the US was amazing.
This last six months will be a busy but rewarding period. Since it is the start of 2020, I would like to express my sincerest gratitude for all those that have supported me so far; and as always, have a wonderful new year.