From playing guli (marbles) to playing video games...
From playing teng-teng to watching televisions...
From having complicated meals to fast food...
When there are 3 generations in the house, one can feel the differences in each other. I'm in the Generation Y, so I was influenced by the Generation X in the early of my life and adapting the new technologies from the Generation Z while I'm growing up. Things changed with time, and I can see that my parents started to improve themselves with time from using manual stuffs to electronic stuffs, the most significant example would be the usage of typewriter in the past to computer nowadays.
I would say that Gen Y were a bunch of people who can adopt changes. Gen Y was in between Gen X and Gen Z. People from Gen Y does not grew up with gadgets like computers and PS and Ipods with media technologies such as the World Wide Web, SMS, MP3s. But I "met" them while I was on the way growing up. It's easier for the Gen Y to adapt these new stuffs as they were still at the young age when those gadgets were made famous. Whereas, the Gen Z was born with those stuffs around them. So, they're like growing up with them. All these stuffs were made by inventors from Gen X. So, when these things became a part of human's lives, people from Gen X also have to learn to use them and adapt the major changes in their working routine.
The world is changing. Thus, the Gen X have to follow the steps in order to be at the same level as others. As their children from Gen Y and Gen Z (that is, me and my younger brothers) grow older, my parents too, learn from us in order to be in the same "time zone" as us. My brothers and my grown up's environment were totally different from my parents, so our perspectives of life are different from them as well. What we think as an important subject may be some unimportant subject to them. So, there were times where I was upset because my request to eat at certain place or buy certain thing were turned down. Their reason: Not worth it; waste money. When I was a kid, I used to be very upset when that happened. But as I grew older, I understand it!
So, what's next after Gen Z? It has been suggested that the next generation will be called "Generation Alpha", for those babes born from 2010. Generation Alpha.....Gosh, even the suggested name sounds so "high-tech"!
I used to hate Saturdays during the school days, because it means that a new week is coming, with all the school stuffs and classes. But now, I can't wait for Saturday to come, because it means I can totally forget about my work and spending the time doing all the things I want and Saturday is one of the day that I can go to places other than my workplace! So, each Saturday, I try to be out of the house and go to somewhere else. It doesn't matter if I go to the same shopping malls each week, but at least I get to see different things other than ABCs in computer!
That's one of the things that has changed since I'm an employee. What I used to hate in the past, I kindda like it now. It's the same thing, but the feeling inside me is different. It has changed. All I can say is, "It's life". When we are in the different stage of life, the feelings and opinions on certain things in life changed. No one knows it changed for better or worse as I think it depends on how a person enter a stage of his life. It's all in the mind of the person.
As for now, I can only think back what I used to do in the past and why I did that. I may do differently now and in future if my perspective on certain subjects have changed. All I can do is accept the new me and to be a better me!
While everyone started the first day of the year by celebrating either went for holiday or shopping, I started off by attending my high school mate's wedding ceremony. It's the second wedding among my high school mates and I guess there will be more (hopefully!) to come! Congratulations to Atiyah Azmi and her husband!
Met some school mates there but only the four of us we went for a drink at Starbucks after attending the wedding kenduri. Spent about 2 hours with Yasmin, Ezzah and Fadilah, chat about our lives so far. Well frankly speaking, I listened most of the time as I don't talk much. =.=" But then, it's good because it's a gathering!
Right after I came back from the small scale gathering, my family and I went to Seremban to attend a relative's son 1 year old birthday party and to pay a visit on my aunt who had just given birth to a baby girl yesterday. So, yeah, it's a triple wonderful occasions that I was celebrating in the first day of the year!