First of all congratulations to all of us who survived end of the world in 2012!
(We indeed saw a very interesting sight in Kuala Lumpur on the night before the fateful day)
Looking back, I realised we didn’t write much at all for 2012. In fact Andrew was suggesting we close down this blog when the bill for the hosting came in just a few days ago. I thought about it and decided maybe we could make it a little more like a personal journal here to keep up the writing momentum. Especially now we seems more or less have left the Livejournal community when a lot of friends are no longer writing there, and for me is very much due to that the website was banned at work. (Haha).
So here’s the looking back at year 2012. It was a big year of change, and a lot of happy things I guess. First of all the very big happening was our apartment was finally ready in March and we moved in together in mid May. Adjusting to staying together with another person and away from parents was really a big challenge. I have to say I felt “homesick” now and then in the earlier months and having to do our own chores was also quite taxing, though I was very glad, Andrew shared a big bulk of taking care of the household.
We have learnt to be more independent, take more responsibility of our own lives. I’ve learnt to put in more efforts to spend time with my mum and tried to do so with my in-laws. There’s a lot more to do with the new home and new family, in fact I have not really packed up stuff at my mum’s place nor unpack my own stuff in our new home. But all will be well in due time.
Year 2012 was also a happy year for my friends who gotten married. My poly pal whom I wasn’t very much in contact with but he invited me to his wedding. Met with some old poly mates, I’m so glad everyone is doing well and successful. My good friend from Secondary School has also settled down, another who became a new mum and another gal has another son. My dearest god-brother has also ROM-ed with his girlfriend and it was a simple, yet fun affair that I was very honored to be part of.
Sometimes seeing these friends, I do feel a little disappointed with my achievements over the years. Guess I couldn’t focus enough to make it to somewhere? It’s a little too late to talk about this now. But I’m still glad to be where I am now, having enough for everything I need and I want.
We had a great traveling adventure this year too. Went to Japan in February winter. It was great fun, as I attended a doujin event of my favourite series, went to climb the mountain in winter and experienced nice walk arounds in parts of Tokyo we haven’t been to. We also did a weekend getaway at Malacca and spend many days in Kuala Lumpur just recently. Though I mourned the fact I didn’t shop enough!
Aside from all the fun, I was very happy I managed to slim down a good 4 kg! Went on a bet with a friend … though I didn’t managed to hit the target in the stipulated time, the weight did go down slowly with cutting down on carbs. I tried to go swimming with a colleague but we still couldn’t keep to a regular schedule so far.
In terms of my art and craft, I haven’t done much again! Rushed the artwork for event and felt really bad for substandard work. But I found a new craft hobby just around this end of the year which I would try to make good out of it. =D
Things are a bit slow in terms of my forex trading wise. I guess I’m really a slow learner in this area and I need to be more focus and very much patient. There’s a really big change in my workplace too, overhaul of manpower and projects, and now I’m back on the same project I had initially when I joined. Not a bad thing, as long as I’m not restricted within the organisation.
All in all it was a good year, a lot of growing up and learning and making new friends.
So coming year 2013, I haven’t got much to add to my resolutions but to maintain some of the good work started in 2012.
Firstly I want to keep up the exercising and dieting efforts to continue to slim down to my desired weight. Very much wish for a total change of wardrobe too! =P
Secondly to continue to work hard with my trading efforts. My problems have been patience and not focus enough. I will work hard on overcoming these 2 areas.
Thirdly of course is to continue to be constant in my writing, drawing and craft production. No more last minute work!! And I very much wish to start an online shop to sell my crafts.
Lastly I wish for Andrew and I to be financially and mentally ready to start anticipating new members to the family. Maternity instinct kicks in I guess.
To end, I thank all who have been with me for year 2012 and I Wish year 2013 will be a better year for the world and everyone!
Lots of Love,