Saturday, December 31, 2005

New Year's heave

I think I know exactly what dimsum feels like now.
After spending a quarter of an hour in my gym's steam room, I kinda get the feeling that this is how my favorite shrimp dumplings feel like right before being served.

I just had to squeeze in that last minute workout before 2005 officially ends and I've decided that I'll have to level up my life somehow in so many ways.

I've never actually had serious resolutions before, but when I guess now is the best time to come up with them so here goes....

1. I 'fess up. I am a hopeless chocoholic. I dont think I can totally curb my appetite for chocolates, but I can at least inhibit myself (and save more money) by not buying them. So from now on I will forbid myself to shell out any cash for it no matter how big the craving. I will only live off freeloading these treats from good friends (haha, not really good news for my friends.)

2. (Potable) Water is now my best friend. I was baptised in it (i think), I bathe in it (when I can haha) and my kidney craves for it (it hates bleeding, thats why). So from now on, (except for those stupid sugary drinks that comes free with value meals) I will try to only drink water for refreshment. Soya and cow's milk are a whole different issue altogether. Oh and the doctor says I need to up my intake to 20 glasses a day to be safe (sorry kidney...)

3. I want to be a better listener this year. More than a talker, I think I can learn alot by not being so in-your-face all the time and just be more laidback about things. Taking the cue from my new favorite movie character Aslan, I'd rather rule the world with wisdom not power.

These past few months, I've tried to not be as reactive and I am starting to believe that it is the more intelligent thing to do. I am psyched about the coming year as it gives me the opportunity to do things better too. Everyone deserves a fresh start!

more resolutions to come...

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Travelling with Time

Christmas has past and now everybody is getting ready for 2006.
I am psyched, but at the same time, I am also feeling a little bit sad.

2005 turned out to be much better than I ever expected and even though i wasn't really expecting that much (I actually thought it would be very uneventfully safe year). I met and discovered a couple of nice folks, some i had known even before, but never really got around to really getting close to. I also have come to terms with my incessant (yet prevalent) need to not not be alone.

I've settled in a job which i've discovered can be just as great or just as menial as I make it out to be. I like what I get paid to do and I think it is an amazing thing that i havent been found out to be the writing hack that i really am. (lucky bastard).

And since there's so much to be thankful for in 2005, i've decided to come up with resolutions for 2006. Although they're all swimming like soggy alphabet noodles in my head right now(my mind is like a small bowl of hot and creamy mushroom soup). I am plotting forward. because at least in theory, I am getting somewhere.

Friday, December 23, 2005

The Rush

It's Christmas eve tomorrow and I am soooo glad I do not have any pressing need to go out anymore. One can literally drown in the swarm of people out and about. One particularly gruelling day was when I spent the afternoon shopping for prizes for the games for two parties. A task I thought would not be daunting until now. try getting swept up literally by a throng of gift-hungry masses looking for the best bargain.

Tonight I am catching KingKong on the big screen with a fellow movie buff. Our last chance to go out before family duties take up all our time next week. A merry Christmas indeed!

This entry isnt going to be finished right now.....

Monday, December 12, 2005

The End is Near...

For 2005 that is.
Haven't really had the time nor inclination to post anything new.
I guess I can be thankful that there's been much to do and not enough time to do nearly half of everything I want.
But it's been a memorable year for sure. Not great, but memorable nonetheless.
I've had the opportunity to travel to the places I wanna see, with the people I wanna be with and stay for as long as I could afford to allow me the chance to miss my beloved city. I was even lucky enough to go back again and again! All in the same year. Now that, was why this could be considered great.

I've also managed to break my one year curse (which applies to both employment and relationships) because I've decided to stay put in my job and I've actually started liking the thought of growing roots here. Because the people are creative and the environment isn't hostile. I've even gone out with colleagues a couple of times and have started missing them on the weekends when I don't have to work (who would've thought!)

It's almost mid-december and the last opportunity for flag football this year has just passed. It was fun and stressful all at the same time. (Note to self: reffing is a thankless job, so why do it?) Though I had work, I just couldnt bear the thought of missing the games, more because this was the only real opportunity where I get to "hang" with like-minded people (read: sport addicts) and because my life had become a routine blur of work-gym-home with the occasional book store jaunt.

Next year promises me alot of things. I asked the Fates what was in store for me and it looks like I was meant to do some serious travelling (on the road, not in my head). So maybe this really is seriously my last playing year in the exhilirating world of contact sports. But surprisingly, I am not too broken up about that. I have alot of things to smile about right now.

2006 here I come....

October was great. October was my favorite month this year. Which is probably why I don't have a single entry during that entire month.