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Post-Apocalyptic 2013

Wasn’t the world supposed to end last Dec 21st? I’m still able to update my blog today…so much for the end of the Mayan calender. I’ve heard, however, of a more acceptable theory – that it doesn’t mean it’s the end of the world, but the end of an era. What era? Hmm…anything, I suppose. Anything & everything. From matters of the world…to the matters of our own lives.

So if you’re experiencing some kind of changes right now, rest assured that it’s all because of the universe…and the Mayan thingy…so just sit back & watch it happen. 😉

IMG_1985OK, let me recap the major events in 2012:

  • Went skiing in Korea. My first ski experience. And hurt my knee pretty badly.
  • Hence I had to stop all sports activities for 4 months. No hiking, no running, only swimming.
  • My first MRI session. It was cold & lonely. 😛
  • My first chiropractic session, which turned out to be quite a ‘spiritual’ experience.
  • Saw panda bears for the first time…in Chengdu.

  • Did my Advanced Open Water in Tioman.
  • My 3rd trip to Bali & a whole new experience. Went cycling into the villages. Half the time was spent solo & actually loving it. Read my blog here.
  • My first white water rafting experience. It was in Kuala Kubu Bharu, which rated level 4 on that day. One word to sum it up – awesome!
  • My first surfing experience at Padang, Sumatra.

So many firsts in 2012. So what’s in store post-apocalyptic 2013?

Better things. Many many better things to come. I could already feel the positive vibes. No kidding.

OK, the sure things that are happening:

  • Going to Laos in March. Yes, will be celebrating my birthday in Laos this year. How cool is that? Haha. 
  • Climbing Mount Rinjani (in Lombok, Indonesia) in June. It’s a volcanic mountain, therefore the climb would be different from Mt Kinabalu or anything in Malaysia at all. 2 of my friends (May & Jasmin) did it last year…and the view (of the crater at the top) looked totally awesome! But the most ‘interesting’ part will be camping over 2 nights. And I mean, like really camping in the wild…with no toilets whatsoever…all ‘private businesses’ will have to done in between the bushes. Yikess!!! OK, to be honest, that was the one & only thing that had deterred me from doing it earlier…but I finally succumbed to the adventure side of it…oh what the heck, we only live once…and I shall not think about it until it happens. We’ll just have to do what we have to do when we have to do it. So off we bought the Air Asia tix last Oct without much hesitation. Ahhhh….really excited about it. 😀 Here are some reading materials on Mount Rinjani – http://wikitravel.org/en/Mount_Rinjani

rinjani-sunrise

The possible things that could be happening or in the pipeline:

  • The sales are pouring in pretty well for the start of the year. Hitting the 2 milestone targets for the year looks extremely promising…as compared to 2012, which was tough & challenging for me & the team as a whole. However, I may not ‘live’ long enough to taste both milestone incentives because…
  • Highly likely I’ll be changing job very soon…finally. At the time of typing this, I just had a tele-interview this afternoon with another publishing company, and the prospect looks pretty good. I’m all for it if I get this job. Well, let’s see…we shall all know soon. 😉
  • Moving to a new place. In fact, I’ve been looking for a while now…as the surrounding of my current place is getting more & more unsafe to live in. Also lately I’ve been very dissatisfied with the management on certain issues. Besides, I’ve been staying here for 7 years…so it’s time to move on. However everywhere else is so darn expensive! Believe it or not, you can’t even find a decent place for half a million bucks…even new condo developments are going for at least RM700k & above. Gosh! The property prices are just so crazy. So it may take a while for me to move out but it’s in the plan for the next 1-2 years.

So yes, I believe 2013 is a year of change…a change for the better…for you, me & everyone. Have the bestest new year 2013, peeps! 🙂

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