Happy 1-1-11 to all of you!
May 2011 be filled with lots of fun and laughter.
[I'm aware that I've used this pic a few times. This pic is taken by me at NYC RMH.]
I've got no idea why the brand new year always ushers in the questions on what one's resolutions are and the impetus for people to set them.
For me, I always think in terms of periodic goals rather than resolutions for the year. I would continue to live by my favourite mantra -- live, love, laugh as it is all encompassing.
I would also strive to achieve as much of these wishes, dreams and goals which I drew a few months back.
There are the ups and downs in 2011. Reading my blog, looking at my pictures, looking at my Facebook albums and status, one always gets the impression that I lead an extremely happy life.
I probably do. I try not to sweat the small stuff. Whenever I'm unhappy, I brood for a while, I cry, I solve them if they really linger for longer than usual and try not to bother about them after some time. The hurt, the anger, the disappointment may surface every now and then but what really matters are the people who matter to me. The things that matter to me.
2010 had been a little of a bitch and an angel. But overall, it had been a great year.
I spent the last day of 2010 teaching my secondary classes in the day. The kids were great. We had lots of fun and laughter. I very much prefer to teach primary school kids but my students have been really a joy to teach, especially the sec 2s. Boy did they write such funny things for their resolutions!
Since it was a half day, I went for my Monsoon hair treatment appointment thereafter. I won it from the Watson's lucky draw (I think I spent way too much money at my favourite pharmacy) and the last day of redemption was 31st December 2010. I had been so busy trying to balance my life the whole of December that I left it till the very last day of the year to fix my appointment.
The free package consisted of a scalp and hair treatment and a neck, shoulder and back massage which was worth $249. I had a relaxing time there, not thinking about anything else but to relax and enjoy. My scalp felt clean, my hair was soft and silky and best of all, the masseuse was from China and he could really knead all the knots loose from the aches and pains suffered from my bad posture at work and my recent lower back problem. I felt really light after the whole treatment.
After that, it was simple dinner at Waraku with tiff and gera. We laughed so loudly, I thought all the people around us might have hated us to our guts.
Then, we agreed we should spend the last moments of 2010 cozying up at home with a good book.
Gera had Murakami, Tiff had Catch 22 while Jo had Never Hit a Jellyfish with a Spade by Guy Browning.
Guy Browning's deadpan British humour... What a way to start the new year!
How did you spend the last day of 2010?
Are you the sort who makes resolutions?
What are your resolutions?