What happened to time? There are days… too many days, when I have felt that time is passing too fast, or has passed too fast that I have lost the ability to get even a weak grasp on it.
It felt like so long ago since I returned to Singapore, yet actually I have been back for less than 48 hours. The bumpy flight touched down before 6 in the morning, I got about 3 hours of sleep when I got home and headed out to watch… yes, SS4 at the SIS! Last year I caught SS3 with complimentary tickets; this year I paid the full price of the tickets. I think it was well worth the price, not just because the concert lasted 4 hours but I think it was an excellent concert. No doubt I didn’t know many of the songs and really had no idea what they meant, but the energy coursing through the stadium, the effort that the boys were putting into the 4-hour long concert, draining themselves of every ounce of energy, that is something to be admired and appreciated. Although, I felt it was somehow a little different from how I felt last year. Maybe I was just tired because I hadn’t had much sleep and none on the flight back, but I thought the crowd wasn’t as high as what I had felt when I was at the YG Family Concert at Saitama Arena last month. While at the SIS, I could really see how different they were in size. When I was in the Arena, I couldn’t even see that well the singers on stage. Here in SIS, I could see most of them, and most of the times I could even make out their facial expressions, particularly because they were coming much closer to the audience.
At the YG concert that also lasted 4 hours, there were more people performing so they took turns and definitely had their share of resting time but the audience never let up. They were so high throughout the entire concert even if we couldn’t see very well the people on the faraway stage, and they cheered for every single performer who took to the stage, no matter if it was Big Bang, or maybe someone less-known. Well we have all heard of how great a concert crowd outside Singapore can be and I got to experience it first hand just about a month ago. It was truly amazing, and I think we paled in comparison. But we tried hard too. Nevertheless, I enjoyed it even though I was really feeling my energy seeping out of me in each passing minute and second.
So today… I decided to do some personal stuff, and now it’s already half-past 11. Time just slips by so fast. I need better time management I think. Especially now that I have less time around here, I need to have better control of my time and how I spend it. There are so many distractions and commitments here back home that I can’t really seem to be able to have time for all of them. Actually even while abroad, without all those distractions, there were also days I wasn’t able to manage an 8-hour night of sleep. Probably I really have time management issues and I seriously need to re-think the way I spend my minutes and seconds. It isn’t like I have done much though because it certainly hasn’t felt like much.
What’s happening to time? Has the Earth’s daily orbit become shorter gradually that what seemed sufficient before is now not enough? Or is it just the concept of time running out on me?