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End 2015, Resolutions 2016

The end of the year draws nearer yet again, and we’re all plastered with the thoughts of what’s to come in the next.

I have barely hit half of my resolutions made last year, but I also managed to complete/achieve some things I never thought I would in the past year. Check out my “year in review” here!

As always, let’s go, resolutions 2016:

  • Organisation, time, response

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A new year, new Moleskine. Planning to fully utilise it more in getting my mess together. Time management too. Looking forward. “Now” will be the key word.

  • Exercise

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Yes. Resolutions.

  • Take more photos

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I did not get to complete a proper photo project yet again the last year, though it was awesome to be able to dive deeper into film/toy camera photography. Still hunting for that FM2~

This year, I’m still aiming to make better use of the current gear I have, and perhaps a little more additions? hehe.

  • Record a raw EP

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This seemed to be a downer the last year, with hours placed into recording a track, and then having that track shot down. Either ways, for 2016, at least a raw/acoustic EP. How bout that?

  • Be more driven

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Drive is what sets people apart from each other. Spreading targets too thin flattens drive out. Will be looking at focusing on a few more important stuff in 2016.

  • Manage my finances better

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Yes, this has indeed been an issue for awhile. Going to be trying out new finance management stuff this year. Too many wants, too little money.

  • Be better at my job

This involves watching more startup related vids and read more books on the matter.

  • Be more thankful/grateful

I think EVERYONE falls short on this. Learn, be happy, improve.

  • Blog more

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And of course, If i’m going to have to continue dishing money to keep this blog afloat. I might as well do so in a more regular fashion.

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These are my resolutions for 2016. What’s yours?

2015 Year in Review

2015 was an interesting year. Quite some interesting learning points this year, and a few milestones were hit this year. So let’s look back at the hell of a 2015, here is the annual Year in Review.

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Early 2015 saw the arrival of a new addition to the family fleet!

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Pop’s new Paceman, nicknamed “Sally the Great Blue Whale”

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Chinese new year, the usual affair.

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I managed to get up close to a couple of awesome rides this year too. Didn’t exactly get to test them out :/. Perhaps sometime else.

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Continually being an annoyance to everyone. Here’s me with Clarence who had not enough sleep the last night, I was reading to him a thesis on dark matter and black holes. Kudos though, he tried to keep up. Tried.

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Bentley pop-up with the awesome continental GT3. Glad I got to see it in person. Lot’s of tales of how it’s been a beast on track.

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Cody’s been quite the hassle on the pocket this year for Jean. Yikes. :/

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Art and craft project on tyres~

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Meeting up with friend’s overseas. Which was fun! We’re coming back soon P!

Amongst other short trips around the region.

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Batam proved to be interesting in the midst of boring-ness, such as jamming out with the Balados band.

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Seoul proved to be a rather fun one too!

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And of course, not to mention these guys. You’ve made an impression on me, It was tall order for me and I know you guys have the best intentions. It was a tough decision. Thanks for still keeping me in mind constantly. Fly Safe, always.

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Then there was the time where Kamei bit Jean and I had to bring her to the A&E, spending 6 hours there. Yep. Well they’re still friends. (I think).

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It was my first time on a cruise, we embarked on a boat to nowhere on the Superstar Gemini. IMG_1826

I have to admit, I was rather impressed by the sheer size of the thing. Jean tells me that its the smallest in their fleet. Whut.

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I joined the awesome team at Tech in Asia. Taking on the Community Manager role, which has been a massive learning experience so far. Not to mention having the best colleagues you can find, especially some that would go out of their way to help you. Drinks/poker/music night at the office makes it all a little more awesome.

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Remember the elections this year? First time voting hooo~

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And yay! I graduated this year! Now I’m pretty sure I have a graduation blogpost draft hidden somewhere. Why didn’t I publish that again? Hmm. Oh yeah, procrastination.

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I had the lovely office people celebrate my birthday with me this year. IMG_3051

It really means alot, thank you guys!

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We didn’t get to stretch the racing gloves much this year, karting is just getting a little too pricey. Looks like the goal to get faster has to wait again.

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And my first time joining the legion of ‘brothers’ with Hweemin & Jeremy’s wedding was a rather interesting one. Happy wishes to the newly wed couple!

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Christmas parties helps to round off the year!

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With the never ending work still pestering the days away, we jump into the whirlwind of what 2016 has to offer. “It’s not a good year (for the monkey)” says the fortune telling mystics, “Winter is coming”, says the economical analysts.

Bring it on. Brace yourselves. Let’s kick ass in 2016.

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2014 Year in Review

2014 has been an interesting year. One filled with opportunities and tough tasks. But we’ve now come to the end of it and cheers to an exciting 2015 ahead!

Here’s a look back at my year in 2014.

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The year started with Summer as a new ride. A bump up from Ellen, whom i do miss dearly.

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Chinese new year was fun with these bunch!

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This sweet heart of mine still puts up with my nonsense.

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I stepped into Europe for the first time in my life. London to be more specific. And it was an interesting time that i had there. Ask me about it sometime over lunch.

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The arrival of Jean’s new rottweiler puppy! Oh. Well he’s not so tiny anymore.

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Started fishing. We did.

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The arrival of the phantom marked awesome aerial shots.

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We the Kings were awesome! I’m a new convert to their songs!

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I did my first live solo gig. Which was awesome.

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Two trips to thailand.

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And a trip to cold korea finished up the travel targets for the year.

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Overall its been a pretty opportunistic year.
And i’m just all glad that i’m able to spend most of it with my family and loved ones.

Here’s to a great year ahead in 2015!
Adios 2014!

2013 Year in Review

And its nearing the end of the year yet again. I feel its safe to say 2013 was an interesting year.

With social media being dominated by endless memes, selfies and, yes, twerking, its safe to say i guess we all came out of it alright.

Anyway. Here is my Year in Review 2013, the way i know how to do it best. In pictures~


I finally ORD’ed from my 2 year National service stint!


Chinese New year came and went


I ran only two marathons this year


This beautiful lady here is my girlfriend Jean.


Ellen’s too abrupt sale


Brought in another quick surprise, “Summer”


Back to work and school! Here’s Masataka Yanagida, Super GT champion and Nismo driver dropping by the office.


Ellie Goulding’s concert was awesome. Also she looks prettier in person!


BMW Driving Experience was awesome too. Had me drifting one of these BMW 328i’s


Who can forget the Haze period!


Cousin Clarence’s birthday was marked with a trip to the flight simulator!


92nd Division released its first two shirt designs this year!


And finding some really nice places that requires some hiking and trekking


My birthday this year was pretty great with friends and family celebrating with!


The inaugural nerf battle with the girlfriend, sister and cousins was awesome.


And the year end trip to Thailand with Clarence topped it all off!

Certainly looking forward to what 2014 has to offer! Onward!