By chance.. I wanted to spend some time reading up on blog posts of my social media friends.

Unintentionally, I found the root cause for 2012. DEPRESSION. Thanks to Vic’s blogpost.

Was looking through the symptoms of depression and thought why the symptoms all looked so familiar. A year it was with me, not too late to detect it now.

2013 will be good. Yes it will!

2012 and resolutions for 2013

Every start of the year since 2010, I’ve been wanting to do a summary of the year post. Busyness took over the thought of it, unfortunately.

I had a post in 2010, summarising the year 2009. Couldn’t remember why it remained as draft. I should just publish the post, for the content reminded me why I loved social media back then, and how much fun I had. It also reminded me why I loved my job.

So I came up with a determination to do a summary for 2012/2011, despite it being mid-February-2013 now. Better late than never!

2009, in summary, was a year I got introduced to social media as a blogger.

2010, in summary, was a year I had LOTS of fun being a blogger.

2011 was a year I learnt how to play politics, simply because I was a victim and I needed to get out of it. Nevertheless, it was also a year I went on my first plane trip (to Korea!) and also my first business trip (which was my first solo plane trip too!). Also the year where I got posted to HK for work for several months. It was a tough 2nd-half year, with a work-project that had a steep learning curve. But I had fun due to the many firsts. First time experiencing winter, first time being away from home for such a long time.. And it’s also when I had to disappear from the blogging scene ‘coz I was far away from homeland..

2012. A year of ups and downs. The overseas posting worn me out. What came in multiples – politics, arrows. What came in negatives – sleep, enjoyment, passion. The year was very tough at work, with the multiples that came and the negatives that I didn’t have. Whatever passion I had was killed this year – passion towards work, passion towards social media, passion towards blogging, passion towards photography. All killed by the word “work”. No I’m not kidding. It was that bad. 2012 was a year I lost my passion for everything. I became a 行尸走肉 (corpse that walked) – everything I did was done by routine, it was done simply because it had to be done. There was no life injected in what was done.

There were a few takeaways for the year though!

  • Completed my first Standard Chartered 10km run walk!
  • Made so many plane trips that I”m very familiar with airport procedures, both in HKG & SIN
  • Got very familiar with 3-char country codes due to the nature of the project
  • Despite the many plane trips, the passport remained empty coz I used the express queue for residents (which is something that I missed!)
  • Made some good friends in HK!
  • Made a virgin trip to Taiwan!

And that pretty much sums up 2012.

Every start of the year since 2010, I’ve been also wanting to do a resolution for the new year post. “Resolutions don’t work for me” won the thought, unfortunately.

This year, however, I decided to set some goals for myself to achieve. Reachable goals.

  • Have a more balanced work-life (which I have already achieved by making the first step of throwing the white letter)
  • Take TOPIK exam (Korean)
  • Take JLPT N4
  • Take a good break and let the body recuperate (Planta Facitiis is back to haunt me after so many years)
  • Revive some passion for photography & blogging!

Will these goals be reached? We shall see my determination!

The next immediate thing that I need to do.. is to start processing those photos that I have taken over the past years and upload them..