Shortly before the interview, I was asked to give two talks for secondary school students. I was wondering why I was invited after what happened several years ago, but when I arrived at the venue, I realized that none of the people in the last event was present anymore (http://vwswong.blogspot.hk/2011/10/orientation.html).
Nonetheless, the administrators said I gave a terrific talk. At least I did not say anything to terrify them, I thought.
What did I learn? First, no matter how gloomy a situation is, there is always a second chance. Second, things change. The most important of all, however, is I changed, too.