This is probably going to be my longest post ever, and its a rant post, please stop reading unless you like family drama or are here to find out more about the SMU JD application process.
Anyways, my point is, I was so emotional on 26 May because that marked 1 year since I tendered to quit teaching. I wanted to post something on that day actually, but guess what, I didn't have time to sit down and draft a post. And "1 year and a day ago" sounds lame so... I guess I let that post fly and waited for a good time to Mayday.
A week ago I was faced with the dilemma of whether to continue running Enchanted Fiore (and study at the same time) or to give up studying and run my dad's new venture idea of a Seafood Grill restaurant + Desserts Cafe. Trust me when I say I'm very sure there is no way I can study, run Enchanted Fiore AND 1.5 restaurants. Twin said the requirement would be to duplicate myself rather than just split myself in half. Its true. So yeah, cannot be done. We've made a family decision since then.
So now that I've paid advance tuition fee of $5,400 to SMU, I guess I can share about it.
I. so. did. not. expect. to. get. in.
Its like when I paid the $100 application fee I kinda felt like I was throwing it to lottery you know, like, there was no chance I was going to make it. But why did I even try? I was reading rotten relatives' affidavit and drafting our draft affidavit reply to our lawyer when I thought, I might as well read law. Oh yah, you know we draft our reply on email, to send to the lawyer so that the lawyer can draft a draft affidavit to send back for our confirmation before it becomes an affidavit filed to court (and they send a copy to us after its filed). So haha, a lot of reading for a non-law person.
Never considered another course other than the SMU JD, because what was the point of trying multiple schools when there's just one you aspire to get in. I've been browsing the course for a few years.
Rotten relatives' were relishing kicking us around like defenceless puppies for the past decades because my Dad is a nice man. They were my Dad's siblings. I can only imagine how much bullying he had to suffer since young. They are not correct, and they are not right, but they are bullies who in Hokkien "Dua Sia Yah" (Win because they're loud). And they spread rumours and tell stories to the extended relatives to make my dad out to be the villain, which hurts him when his elder relatives chastise him. But he doesn't speak up for himself. I'll just direct people who think my personality is too strong to this rant post. Family makes you the person you are. And now that we have a lawyer who relishes in bullying bullies, Evil puppet goes like (wayanging dated 1 June 2018, sent to the group with their siblings, cousins and elder relatives):
Pardon the angst, its fresh today, and I get a refill of angst around three days a week.
Back to the SMU Juris Doctor application. Summarised timeline with possibly useless comments:
When the letter dated 20 April came, I couldn't believe it. Its a surreal feeling where I'm filled with disbelief on the inside, the surface of me is ecstatic, and the aura around me feels like a dream.. and I need to get back to work now.
If you think this post is too long to read, law isn't for you. This is my favourite high court judgment to date:
If you're interested in the SMU JD Application, write in and I'll answer what I can.