Monday, May 19, 2008


Today was a very quiet, relaxing day of rest at home. I woke up at 1pm and after my breakfast, I sat down on my comfortable sofa and watch tv from 2pm all the way till now, 1am. I seldom had the chance to get so much time to just relax at home, and it must have been years since I watched 11 hours of tv straight.

I was watching American Idol the marathon, and I started watching from the last 8 contestant. Their singing was all very good, and I could not tell them apart, other than the judges. It was always very emotional when it gets to the result show, where 1 will be voted out of the competition. I could not say I understood how they felt, because I had never been in such competition before, but I sure can feel for the person that gets voted out each week. As I watched, the number of contestant gets lesser, and each time the one voted out sang their final song, with the video of their journey behind, it gets more emotional.

I could imagine all the hard work that they put in for the contest and living out their dreams in the past year, after seeing all their interviews and videos, and the way they cried on stage. After watching all these, the point I want to bring across is: It is not easy to be the best, but first of all you must have dreams. Next week is the finale, and only 2 are left in the contest. They are really the best of their batch in America, defeating 100,000 over people who auditioned.

Being the winner in a country as big as the United States, will probably put one in at least the top 50 in the world. In a small country like Singapore, the probability is even less. I thought to myself, if we are to talk in terms of cheerleading, where will being the best in Singapore put us in the world standings? Maybe to be able to do all full ups, full around, liberty tick tocks, and pop overs will make the person the best in Singapore, but if you compare to the US, you probably are just 1 in hundreds.

In Singapore, where the competition in cheerleading is much less, for me being 2nd best is not enough, I have to be the BEST, to even have a chance to stand out internationally. This is the motivation and the drive to push me forward, to train harder, whatever others can do, I have to do it better, so as to truely become a *STAR* and an Idol.

Once again,
It is not easy to be the best, but first of all you must have dreams, because they will come true.


Gforce said...

nice post star.:) to be the best ain't easy. when u are, staying at the top is harder. when u lost, to fight back for it, its even harder. so yeah.

Gforce said...

and btw this is me andra. :)

*star* said...

true its really not easy. alot of obstacles stands in the way. shall work hard. you too :)