I really enjoy jigsaw puzzles because during the process of piecing them together, I can be alone and fully focused on doing something I love. At the peak of my interest, I once completed four boxes of 1000-piece puzzles in a single summer.
I'm sure many of you might wonder, 'What do you do with completed puzzles?' Some people put them back into the box and take them out again when they have free time to solve them again. As for me, I like to frame the completed puzzles and hang them at home for everyone to appreciate together.
If you have experience with puzzles, you must have encountered the techniques and challenges involved. I prefer to start by assembling pieces of the same color or similar patterns, and then combine the different sections. The most dreaded part of the puzzle process is losing a small piece. If a piece is missing, the whole picture will have a gap and become incomplete and imperfect. Therefore, when I work on puzzles, I always strive to complete them in one go, and I make sure to carefully keep track of each small puzzle piece.
This academic year, we have a 488-piece 'KTC' puzzle, which is unique because it doesn't have a predetermined picture to reference. Each puzzle piece in the box has its own sensitivity to warmth, brightness, and color. Since there's no reference picture, how can we create a themed and flawless artwork? It depends on the efforts of every student, teacher, and staff member in the school. I hope that in the next 190 days of campus life, everyone will fulfill their responsibilities, manage their daily routines, take care of their physical well-being, and handle their emotions. Focus on seizing every learning opportunity and diligently complete every task. If everyone can bravely face the challenges in life, learning, or work, we will be able to bring warmth and vibrant colors to every puzzle piece.
To assemble our unique puzzle successfully, each small piece must cooperate and accommodate one another. Additionally, we must strive to maximize our strengths and correct our shortcomings. This way, every puzzle piece can tightly fit together and form a distinct artwork for this academic year. Finally, at the end of the semester, I invite everyone to admire the collective effort and the finished product we have all worked on together.
Yau Man Kwong