Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Okay.... Here we go!!

I'd say last year's resolutions have been achieved 60%....

1。 博士班的名是报定了。要好好充实自己。

at the end, i haven't registered for it yet... TOTAL FAILURE!!! =_="

2。 做一切事情都要全力以赴,事业学业亦然。

probably achieved 50%. i'm more hardworking than previous years...

3。 把身体搞好,吃好的,多运动,生活要有规律。

This one definitely i've improved a lot... not only have i signed up for gym membership, i've been swimming, running, spinning, yoga-ing quite regularly. 80%!!!

4。 多认识朋友,扩大生活圈子。

this one definitely 100% success... know a lot and a lot of good friends, who i can hang out and chat, and also have social activities together... travel, sports, movies, meals... and old friends also i've maintained good relationship and become even better friends. :)

5。 储蓄,置业,投资。

perhaps a 60% success rate... saving wise - not bad, can be improved. also start investing in mutual fund... didn't buy any property yet... :D

6。 保持心情愉快。

100% success rate. i may not say it's a happy-happy year, but it definitely is a calm one. and i think calm = real happiness. i definitely have very very minimal grunting and complaining about anything at all.

And few more things not in the plan have also been done... for example, i've (officially) become a buddhist, turned vegetarian, traveled to so many places etc... Good things have been coming my way, and i hope they keep coming in... but even if bad things are going to happen, i think i have the strength to face them too now.

This year's resolutions:

1. okay... i have to keep telling myself - PhD!!! you lazy bum!!!

2. present paper at international conference

3. volunteer myself to help up in the meditation retreat.

4. smaller tummy and weight = 62kg.

that's all. again, set small targets and achieve them! gambatte ne!!!

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Travel Plan for 2010

On previous post, i've summarized my 2009 trips... this post is going to be my plan for 2010!


1. Yogyakarta (Borobudur), Indonesia - 14-16 January 2010

Leaving shortly - next week to Jogja... The main purpose is definitely to see the amazing Borobudur temple! i guess that's the only purpose. hahaha...

2. Taiwan - 5-15 May 2010

always want to visit Taiwan for the yummy food and great books. since now i'm a vegetarian, i think food hunt will be quite limited... but that's not the main complication, sigh... i just found out that the final exam weeks for this semester fall exactly on the planned date!!! gosh... i will have to pay Air Asia to delay the tickets!!! urghhh...... but i'm so determined to go!!! hahahaha....

Taipei!!! see if i can spot some celebrities & singers that i like or not!! and 101 Tower.

Cheng Pin Bookstore that open 24 hours! i'm going to shop till i drop!!! hahaha...

Yang Ming Shan National Park for sightseeing and hot spring! oooo.....

Hua Lien for the beaches and also whale spotting! should be fun!!!

3. Bangkok - July 2010

5 days shopping trip to Bangkok for the second time. i want to buy t-shirts, jeans and so much more!

4. Krabi - September 2010

A getaway trip with buddies to the sun, beach and sea! nothing much to do but to relax and hang out with friends!


1. Sipadan, Mabul, Kapalai, Semporna, Tawau - really want to go there for snorkeling and possibly taking up my diving license course...

2. Redang or Perhentian - for quiet break away from the hustles and bustles of city.

3. Mount Bromo, Indonesia - breathtaking sceneries... :)