It was such as roller coaster ride. From dealing with all the necessary drama, from switching jobs and for all the good memories I made with friends and family. I am leaving 2017 behind with a big smile on my face thinking that life has been so good to me and I couldn’t be thankful enough.
I don’t think its bad for people to reflect on their year. I admire people who can write their thoughts. Please know that I read, I like to read people’s thoughts through blogs or posts simply because I feel like I can relate to most of them.
I had the list of the things I want to do but I end up not doing it anyway but its okay I just simply get used to it which for me is really not that bad. Although looking back, I achieved some which I never really thought I could.
- Climb Mt. Agung
- Explore Gold Coast, Australia – http://blog.queensland.com/2015/08/07/100-things-to-do-gold-coast/ for reference
- Spend Autumn in Japan
Finish a half marathon (Marathon for next year) – Who am I kidding….. Sign up for a cooking class in Singapore Volunteer for something I believe can make a difference
- Climb Mt. Pulag, Philippines
- Brainstorm for a business idea
- Read at least 20 books
- Climb Mt. Ophir, Johor Bahru – http://tamanhutanlagenda.blogspot.sg/p/price-list.html
Watch Coldplay Concert ❤
- Stand up Padding
Join a “meet-up” session in Singapore and meet new friends
- Learn Basic Coding
Join a food or drinking competition Hike the Dragon’s Back in HK Learn Mandarin
- Sell/Donate all “excess” things
Singapore Flyer! Watch Formula 1
- Try GX-5 (extreme swing) with friends – G-Max (reverse bungy) for 2018 HAHA
- Kayaking at Palau Ubin
- Spend Christmas in PH
- Audition for a play
- Update blog regularly
I’m only left with a few which I can continue for this year. But nevertheless, the greatest achievement for me was learning to love myself a bit more. Focusing on what truly matters and simply just being contented with life (owning a Xiaomi phone is not so bad after all).
As I travel around the world I realize Three (5) simple things:
- Life is short. Learn to love and laugh more.
- Saying thank you is enough to make someone’s day.
- Forgiveness is always the key to a peaceful heart.
- Money makes the world go round (Yes) but it doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll revolve yourself around money.
- Happiness cant be found elsewhere. True happiness shines from deep within.
I knew it a long time ago, based from all the stories and books that I’ve read but only last year I learned to apply it completely in my life.
Another thing about last year was me being active, fit and all that. My closest friends would know me well. I don’t like running or any form of exercise simply because I have other things in mind such as watching all my favorite series and reading the latest book by either Mitch Albom, Colleen Hoover and Nicholas Sparks or anything World War related because I like to cry, I like to imagine things.
But this year, I found out I was sick (Not posting any details because its not really that important) I got really fat, hated myself – not for being fat but for not being with my family and that I also learned that being independent means I have to be responsible for my self. Hence, I started to run, exercise and do all sort of things to be better.
Being a normal weight all my life, I couldn’t imagine being 70 kgs but then again food is life and life is short. So you can do the math. (I’m quite sure people can relate).
I started 17th September and yes hello its me. hahaha I was so dark because I’ve been going to the beach atleast once a week.
It was during my first run, I think I did 10 km for 1 hours and 20 mins. I dont feel like its that bad.
I continued running with my office mates so it really helped me a lot that I have other people with the same goal. (I dread myself to go to the office every Monday and Thursday because I know that I have to run after that).
This was me when I felt like I was losing weight. But hello to the jollibee and pizza on the table. LOL
This was my second run with my office mates. It took me less than an hour to do 10 km which is a great achievement for me already.
I lost 4 kgs (8.8 lbs) from there and my menstruation went back to normal without me taking all the medication.
Sorry for the mess haha I tried my old swimsuit which I couldn’t wear before and it can already fit me.
This was me last week. In total, I lost 8 kgs (17.6 lbs) in 3 months. Although I feel like I don’t really need to lose more weight, I just know that I must continue to do whatever I’m doing. Yes to health is wealth.
This 2018, I will be more enthusiastic. I’ll continue to be the independent, happy me so I can always be sunshine to others.
PS Must save.