Reflections & Resolutions

Year 2008 is coming to an end in less than an hour’s time.

1.5 years ago, I was fresh out from NTU, full of hype and energy.

1.5 years down the road, today, I’m just like any normal white-collar worker – every day is just another working day.

I’ve grown matured? Probably so. In some ways. Work is my priority now, to clear my debts as soon as I can. Can’t wait for the day when I’m debt-free.

Working in an avertising agency, I’ve seen different kinds of clients. Nice ones. Stingy ones.  Crazy ones. You name it, we have it. With the economic crisis now, we’re seeing more of we-want-more-than-what-we’re-paying clients. How pissed I get, I have to bear with it. For the sake of the rice bowl.

Over the year, I felt like I’ve not contributed much to the company. Almost screwed up one project – and that’s because the client was pretty unreasonable. I’m thankful my boss understands. Determined to do my part well, I’m being arrowed to do web2.0 projects – which I’m supposedly to be good at but isn’t. Trying my best to do it well this time, hoping this project will help the company win the upcoming pitch.

I feel my worth. Each of us has our own strengths. And there’s more that I need to learn.

Over the past 1.5 years, I’m seeing less of my girlfriends. Yet the friendship has gone another step forward. I’m treasuring them now, really glad to have met them in school. Thanks girls for being there!

And there’s this group of buddies, we don’t meet up as often as we should have done, but the friendship is still going strong. Badminton sessions, ktvs, mahjong, dinners. The group where I’m one whom many have not seen. Having known them for 15years now, it’s a friendship that’s hard to get. They’ve seen me through ups and downs, shared many laughters and sorrows. A group where I usually get what I want – that’s ‘coz I’m the only girl. Nevertheless, thank you guys for putting up with me when I’m being unreasonable at times. You know who you are. Thank you!

I may not be the best friend that you have, but I’ll try to be the best listener around. I may not have fared well as a friend, but I’ll try to improve myself. I may have taken you for granted, I’ll try to change that in myself.

Have met new friends in the past few months, they’ve changed my definition of friends. I’m grateful for their companion online – on plurk especially, for they’re the ones who brought laughter when I’m down. The crazy bunch of people really knows how to cheer people up. Thanks guys!

Been pretty stagnant, there’s nothing to update. Already getting used to people asking – are you attached? when are you getting married?

Seeing friends getting married, I’m feeling happy for them. Envious yes, but there shouldn’t be any rush.


Generally health is pretty ok, I won’t say it’s going downhill – with the many diarrhoeas that I’d been complaining about. Generally I’m fine. *repeats after myself*

This is something that I seriously lack discipline in. I’m bad at managing my own finances, that’s why I’m glad I have my mum around. hahaha

I think I’m pretty much done. 2008 had been quite smooth-sailing (?).

With 2009 coming in 10mins time, I’m supposed to have some resolutions listed out? Jiawen says I look like a motivated person with resolutions?!

So here goes!

– re-learn Japanese with Miyuki-san

– save enough to go Taiwan with family in June

– change in wardrobe

3 is enough to keep me busy for the year I guess. We shall see if they really happen.

Meanwhile, Happy New Year! Wishing you a blessed new year and good health for the year ahead!

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