Student - October 10, 2013

All good things must end


As I’ve graduated, finally I have to put a full stop to my blog, however reluctant I am.

I love writing. Had I not got the chance to be a blogger of Resource, those 112 crappy stories would still be etched in my personal blog. Speaking of my personal blog, thanks to its reminder of 'Today in History', I came across a blog that I wrote exactly three years ago, when I was applying for this blogger vacancy of Resource. The title was 'If I became a paid blogger'. I began that blog like this: ‘First I want to write down some interesting topics for standby, in case I forget them in the next minute…’

Am I such a forgetful guy?

Not really. I was just afraid that I would easily run out of topics in a few blogs. And as a Chinese saying goes, the palest ink is better than the best memory; it’s sensible to note down those fleeting shards of  inspiration in time. So, next to that blog, I keep a Word file on my laptop. It’s my secret arsenal, where I piled up abundant topics for writing: ‘See a doctor in only 5 minutes’, ‘Ugly food like Nasi Goreng’, ‘Poppenkast in Sinterklaas’, ‘Crazy Dutch names’, ‘Vierdaagsefeesten’ and so on…

Alas they are still unused because I had so much else to gush. And thankfully the editors of Resource provided me so much patience and freedom to babble about whatever I wanted.

However, all good things must come to an end. Different from Peter Pan, Derek Pan can not spend his youth adventuring in this happy village forever. One day I will leave the Netherlands and continue my life elsewhere in the world. But one thing will never end, that is, I will keep blogging my life forever.

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  • LennartV

    Congratulations on your graduation Derek!

    I have enjoyed reading about your experiences in the Netherlands very much. I am impressed by all your efforts to experience Dutch culture and by your ability to learn Dutch so fluently.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Please let me know where you'll be blogging, I'd love to keep reading about Derek Pan's adventures.