Looking Back: 2017

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.

  1. Climb Mt. Agung
  2. Explore Gold Coast, Australia – http://blog.queensland.com/2015/08/07/100-things-to-do-gold-coast/ for reference
  3. Spend Autumn in Japan
  4. Finish a half marathon (Marathon for next year) – Who am I kidding…..
  5. Sign up for a cooking class in Singapore
  6. Volunteer for something I believe can make a difference
  7. Climb Mt. Pulag, Philippines
  8. Brainstorm for a business idea
  9. Read at least 20 books
  10. Climb Mt. Ophir, Johor Bahru – http://tamanhutanlagenda.blogspot.sg/p/price-list.html
  11. Watch Coldplay Concert ❤
  12. Stand up Padding
  13. Join a “meet-up” session in Singapore and meet new friends
  14. Learn Basic Coding
  15. Join a food or drinking competition
  16. Hike the Dragon’s Back in HK
  17. Learn Mandarin
  18. Sell/Donate all “excess” things
  19. Singapore Flyer!
  20. Watch Formula 1
  21. Try GX-5 (extreme swing) with friends – G-Max (reverse bungy) for 2018 HAHA
  22. Kayaking at Palau Ubin
  23. Spend Christmas in PH
  24. Audition for a play
  25. 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:

  1. Life is short. Learn to love and laugh more.  
  2. Saying thank you is enough to make someone’s day.
  3. Forgiveness is always the key to a peaceful heart.
  4. Money makes the world go round (Yes) but it doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll revolve yourself around money.
  5. 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.

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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.

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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).

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This was me when I felt like I was losing weight. But hello to the jollibee and pizza on the table. LOL

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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.

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I lost 4 kgs (8.8 lbs) from there and my menstruation went back to normal without me taking all the medication.

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Sorry for the mess haha I tried my old swimsuit which I couldn’t wear before and it can already fit me.

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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.

Xoxoxoxoxoxo

2:30 AM Thoughts

“The day wasn’t a total waste. i enjoyed it:D The only thing missing is her. I miss her badly! 😦 SUPER. I know it’s my fault for us being this way. I don’t deserve her. When she’s got all the time and gives all her effort for me i just lay around doing nothing. Staying TAMAD. I love her yet I can’t seem to make her happy anymore. What can I do? 😦 I don’t know. I’ll ponder on things for now and hope for the best. All I know is that i can’t leave her. Not just because I don’t want to disappoint her. Not just because I want to prove to her that there’s really a forever. Not just because I don’t wanna be the fucking guy who breaks her heart. She’s a good person. She deserves better. I won’t leave her for the simple reason that I love her. Yeah, sounds cliche but it’s true. I’m lucky enough to have her in my life. Let’s see how long true love will last. She might not believe me but I’m betting on forever:)) I can hope for nothing more. just the thought of a future with her gives me strength. The strength to not give up and keep going. Even if there might be a chance of pain in the end.”

I remember having my old blog that turned 7 years today so I decided to back read everything. This is one of my favorite. I am not sure if I wrote this or someone wrote it for me (LOL) but doesn’t really matter.

I just like the thought that love is connected to all sort of emotions including pain, that “some” people still believe that true love exist and in the parallel universe, someone is fighting hard to keep the relationship smooth- sailing.

To that special girl who is reading this entry, I hope you find the one who will give you butterflies in your stomach even after a long time, who will make you feel special in doing the simplest of things and I hope you’ll marry your true love because its worth it and nothing more, be with someone who can accept your flaws and love you just the way you are and vice versa.

The ability to forgive and endure pain says a lot about how badly you want to be with someone so follow your heart but use your mind.

Awesome List 2017

Ever since I moved to Singapore, my life has been pretty dull (not complaining though). I’ve always wanted a simple life away from politics and away from all the “noise”  so having a peaceful and dull life could be the only reason why I am still in Singapore and why I might not go back anytime soon.

I am writing this because I am bored. I know a New Year’s Resolution might be late but I figured I need to do something or I might just waste another year watching series and over thinking about life.

Since I’m 25, I figured I need atleast 25 things that I haven’t done  to be included in my awesome list. Promise to do atleast half HAHA (Calling it awesome list instead of bucket list)

AWESOME LIST FOR 2017 

  1. Climb Mt. Agung
  2. Explore Gold Coast, Australia – http://blog.queensland.com/2015/08/07/100-things-to-do-gold-coast/ for reference
  3. Spend Autumn in Japan
  4. Finish a half marathon (Marathon for next year) – Who am I kidding…..
  5. Sign up for a cooking class in Singapore
  6. Volunteer for something I believe can make a difference
  7. Climb Mt. Pulag, Philippines
  8. Brainstorm for a business idea
  9. Read at least 20 books
  10. Climb Mt. Ophir, Johor Bahru – http://tamanhutanlagenda.blogspot.sg/p/price-list.html
  11. Watch Coldplay Concert ❤
  12. Stand up Padding
  13. Join a “meet-up” session in Singapore and meet new friends
  14. Learn Basic Coding
  15. Join a food or drinking competition
  16. Hike the Dragon’s Back in HK
  17. Learn Mandarin (More like speak Mandarin fluently)
  18. Sell/Donate all “excess” things
  19. Singapore Flyer!
  20. Watch Formula 1
  21. Try GX-5 (extreme swing) with friends – G-Max (reverse bungy) for 2018 HAHA
  22. Kayaking at Palau Ubin
  23. Spend Christmas in PH
  24. Audition for a play
  25. Update blog regularly

I will probably make a blog about each one for my reference. I can’t wait to highlight everything, starting with the Coldplay Concert and the half- marathon this April.

PS Hi friends support me pls, thanks.