2016 Recap + 2017 Goals

So I actually wrote some artsy fartsy introduction text for this post previously, but after reading it again, it was so cringey I had to delete everything.

But yes, this post.

I may not update my blog very often, but one of the times that I will most definitely give this blog a little CPR would be when I need to talk about my New Year’s Resolutions! It’s probably the same as 2016’s but… isn’t that the same for everyone?

Before that, let’s talk a little about 2016.

Overall, it’s been a pretty depressing year.

Of course, there have been many things that have brought me a lot of joy, but I think most of the major events were just depressing, stressful, or tear-inducing – namely: dengue fever, extremely terrible work experience, being unemployed, all of my plans for the future 5 years just gone with the wind, fleas scarring my feet, etc.

I wouldn’t say that this year is ending on a good note, but it’s not as bad as I thought it would be.

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I met many great people this year, learned many amazing things, experience a lot of new things, and also changed a lot. Whether it’s my personality, beliefs, or preferences, I think I had quite significant change from the person I was a year ago.

Now let’s talk about New Year’s Resolutions.

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*takes deep breath*

Just like many people out there, I have forgotten my New Year’s Resolution for 2016. I assume they’re pretty much the same every year, so it’s probably about weight loss, studies, musical improvement, and maybe financial disciplinary.

I think I managed to eat better, lost some weight, earned more money, and also started to contribute to provide for household expenses. However, I do admit that I’ve left my musical hobbies aside for too long now.

So, for 2017!

I think my main goal is to be, generally, a happier person. And to do so, I’ve been thinking and making a lot of plans!


1. Learn a new language!

I’ve been studying Korean for about 2 years now. With my last semester ending next year in April, I think it’s about time to decide on the next language to tick off my language Bucket List! And it will be….

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Many people have been telling me that it’s not very hard to pick up other European language after you’ve learn one of the many, so if I can manage, I will learn French, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese as well.


2. Travel more

Be it with my friends and family, or travelling solo, I kinda want to head out there and discover more of the outside world. Maybe I’ll start with discovering Malaysia first (*cues Cuti-cuti Malaysia jingle)!

Visiting Kota Kinabalu, Sabah again in February, and I’m excited already!

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3. YouTube

I have a few channels, including my own, Eleven Tsuki’s, and an upcoming new collaboration project between Nathalie and I (please stay tuned!). I will be working hard to churn out more content for these channels next year!

Please show me some love by subscribing to those channels ❤

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4. Read more

*looks at Big Bad Wolf purchases from 2 years ago*

Yeeeeeah I need to start reading again.

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I stopped writing, but I still enjoy reading, that’s for sure. It’s just that I’ve been so caught up with work, stress, dealing with life, and all sorts of things that were happening, and I didn’t really bother to read much this year.

I should read up all the novels that I bought!


5. Use the oven more.

I have an oven at home, but I don’t really use it.

Heck, I don’t even really do anything in the kitchen except for fetching myself some water and/or getting food from the refrigerator.

I should get back into baking!

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6. Get healthier!

Instead of losing weight or anything like that, I think I just need to improve my overall health condition. I haven’t been very healthy all year, and a lot of problems are coming up.

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For the sake of the people I love, and also for my own good, I should start working out more, stop forgetting to take my supplements, and cut out bad dietary and sleeping habits.


7. Blog more

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I haven’t been regularly updating my blog, probably because my life this year was just pretty boring in general, and I didn’t have the energy and motivation to make things happen.

So! For next year, I really do hope that I’ll make more things happen and give this blog some content, and find some joy in life.

I think that’s all so far. Hoping that 2017 will be an eventful year, where I will find more joy and peace, as well as find direction and growth. ❤

It’s been quite a ride, goodbye 2016!


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