In a blink, 2012 is coming to an end. Who says the world is going to be flooded by the melting of icebergs? Who says the 2012 movie is actually based on scientific studies that the world will ends by 2012? I am still here, living in a tiny dot on Jarsoom (Earth), writing this piece of blog update.
Well, I went against my promise earlier to do a follow-up from my previous post. This is because the result wasn’t appealing, wasn’t to my favor. It was an incomplete effort being put in, due to unforeseen reasons which forbid me to advance further. Nevertheless, it was a great yet exciting experience which I will treasure. They always say, there are two sides of a coin. Who knows the coin may flips, favoring myself?
This year has been the very challenging, yet interesting and mind-torturing year. There are things which I gained, and also things I lost in the process. Work-wise, it was colorful, filled with ocean, nature and fire. The so-called people with wisdom always say, “You will achieve success when you meet this one man. He will change your life if you meet him. You have to go on this quest, to search for this special man”. Sounds like Frodo Baggins or Karate Kid. This is actually true, surprisingly. I have met two bosses, who have helped me so much along the journey, providing me with all the knowledge, the skills, the PRs that I need to survive in the competitive environment. My deepest appreciation and gratitude towards the two bosses I have in my department. In other aspects, I have also been leaders for several functions, and a Project Manager as a title for a start. Rocky roads, but resilience and perseverance overcome all! Even, I had an opportunity of a lifetime to join Mega-Project, yet the dream was not materialized. Disappointed at first glance, but life-goes-on.
Work-life balance. As Jack-and-Jill story is made into an idiom, “All Work No Play Makes Jack A Dull Boy, And Jill A Dull Girl”, I digested this quote, and came out with an ultimate plan! If you are close to me, you will agree on my next statement. I am a Badminton-Freak! I am a Sports-Freak! I have never turned down any request to play badminton nor swimming! Speaking of which, that’s also one of the things which I have focused my life much onto, reason being that Bintulu has nothing much to offer except Work, Sports, Drinks! I have taken up the habit of weekly drinking session with buddies, and sing some crowd-cracking karaoke songs (fyi, always the same songs) in the public just to release some stress, and maybe impress some ladies in the bar? Nah… if that’s true, i wouldn't be single by now.
I have been to several new places this year. Besides the frequent Kuala Lumpur, and also spontaneous Kuching-stop-by to gather with close friends, I have visited Vietnam with a bunch of great friends, and Australia with the most precious people in my life. I used to dream going Overseas, looking at a different perspective of a country, admiring their culture and mega-architectures. To my conscious, the excitement before going, and already step foot on their land, is really sky-and-sea difference. If I were to describe the excitement level, before and after, it’s 90% vs 20%. I wonder why. Is this a Syndrome or what? But, I still love travelling nevertheless. Another new place which I have made effort to stop by, was Kota Kinabalu. Well, things happened there, but I will keep it to myself for now. This is an amazing place which have lotsa nice foods and picturesque island for lovebirds or bunch of friends to spend their time, bonding with each other.
Upcoming, I will be visiting Bali, and maybe Germany this year. I have yet to plan for 2013, but USA is on the line for my brother’s convocation, and Taiwan for leisure. Europe is on my next hit list, yet I need to source for companionship to start a euro-backpacking-tour. Financially, I have been dropping tremendously, with the line chart starts to have sharp dip towards the lower side of the graph. Oh well, money are to be spent, else what are they for? This year has been 0-earning year for me. Nothing adds into the basket, but strains of straws start to peel off. 2013 must be better, I will see to that.
Love, is a topic I do not intend to touch at the moment.
Till then, XOXO. Cheers!