If you could choose, would you...
Live your childhood over again.. Most definitely yes! When we were kids, we didn't have anything to worry about. Sure there's disappointments from the people we love.. but I seemed to handle it much better back then. Just as long as I can come back to right where I am standing right now, Yes I would, just so I can better appreciate it the second time 'round.
Have grown up in a different decade or era.. Weird question. I'd say yes. Probably back in my parents generation. I wanna see how both my parents fell in love with each other.. and if I could, probably even tell my mom, "Don't marry the guy. Go for someone else." But then again, she'd probably think I'm a lunatic and send me to the Mental Hospital. But it'd be really cool. It's like watching a real life movie. When my dad would wait for her when she finishes work.. I wanna listen to what exactly he did/said to get my mother's heart. Haha. Silly me.
Have been a more competitive kid.. I guess not. I was never competitive unless in the areas where I'm good at. When it comes to designs, I'm critical but academic-wise, if you beat me then fine. Whatever makes you happy. From my experience, the competitive kids never got that much friends in life, as they didn't take the time to smell the roses and by the time they reach to where I am at now, it's a bit too late for them.
Have learned more in the "class room of life" than in school.. Of course. Did you apply the algebra or the binomial theorem in real life? I'd call you crazy. But when you fell down and managed to get back up on your feet all on your own.. you learn so much more. You learn to be independent. You learn not to be careless and watch where you're going. Okay, I guess you get my point.
Have been a leader or a follower.. I suppose, both. I prefer being a follower though. It's tough being a leader 'cos you are the queen bee of the group. Sometimes, I think I follow way too much and I wished I lead more often.
Take back something you did, if so, what.. Watched a cat fall down from a few storeys up. I regretted not doing anything to save the poor cat. I wished I did.. at least something. I'm still haunted by it even till now due to a guilty conscience. So whenever I see a cat now, I make sure I treat it nicely but who am I kidding, that will never erase what happened in the past but it does make me feel better though.
Have been nicer to your parents.. Probably yes, when I was younger. But now, I'm treating them nicely.. right? I go shopping with my mom. Go for concerts with her. Movies. Haha.
Have changed your appearance.. Definitely. I hated being fat. I hated being in TAF club. (I never knew if you reverse TAF Club backwards... it means FAT Club) I would have put in more effort to lose all that extra pounds. Appearance wise.. It's always the hair. I just wished it wasn't that curly to begin with.
Have had more belongings.. Belongings in terms of bags? Oh yes. I had plenty of school bags. And books? Yeah, there's the library for that.
Have worked harder in school.. Not really. I'm happy with my grades in school. Getting good grades doesn't make you popular. Doing stupid things.. gets you those friends. I was always sleeping in class but thank god I had Aishah, who was seated beside me, and she copied notes for me. She'd ask me, "Are you going to sleep? Do you want me to copy the notes for you?" And I'd be like, "Omg yes. You are such a lifesaver." End of the day, I got better grades than her. Moral of the story: Just sleep in school.
Have made more friends.. Acquaintances.. yes. But these are the kind of things you can't change. Sure you can get more friends but you can't change their attitude towards you. I'd probably have done the same and remain close to those that deserved it.. but then look where it got me now. Zilch.