Monday, January 01, 2007

The 2007 Saga Begins

Happy New Year everyone! May the coming year bring plenty of joy and good fortune.

Reflecting upon last year, there were some memorable highs and lows.

Some of the highs are flying back home for my brother's marriage and of course the impending birth of my nephew got me into some crazed shopping spree for baby clothes and accessories!

And then The Boy and I are 4 years into our blissful life together and aiming for the next 50 or until I find a younger, perkier toy boy .... just kidding, hunny!

Work has helped padded up my résumé and given me some confidence to take on some of the challenges thrown at me on a daily basis. I've come to realise that people believe in me more than I believe in myself.

One of the biggest lows of 2006 has got to be losing my grandfather so soon after my brother's marriage. Today would have been his 84th birthday. I will miss him always.

I could say my spirit took a turn for the worst after the whirlwind trip home and I became a little unreasonable and moody. I think I left that sunny disposition back in Malaysia.

Undoubtedly, every new year also means making resolutions and turning into a new leaf. As much as I KNOW by June every year, the resolutions I've made were either long forgotten or too far-fetched for THIS year I still make them every single new year.

My 2007 Resolutions:

1. Be Nice! - seeing that I've turned into quite a grouch lately, I'm resolving to be a delicate oriental flower (with 1 or 2 thorns ... for when I need some TLC) for most of the year and try not to be such a meanie to The Boy.

2. Be a Literary Snob - ok, what I should have really written is, try NOT to be a literary SLOB that I am today but I'm aiming high ok. I've been such a freaking lazy lump the past year that I've bought all these books really meaning to read them but they're lost under my giant pile of trashy magazines (more on this later). Maybe not so snobbish ... I still like the occasional chick lit.

3. Buy Less Trashy Mags - see this for reference

4. Be Brave - try not to be a complete stuttering nervous wreck everytime I'm given something new to do at work.

5. Be a Gym Junkie - losing weight is a perennial favourite when it comes to resolutions ... so I HAVE to have it on my list. But really, I had this last year and I think I gained 2kgs instead of losing the 5 that I said I would ... oh god I need to work on this.

6. Save $$$ - also another perennial favourite but at least this one is sort of underway since I've been making my own brekkie and lunch at work and trying to cook at home as much as possible.

7. Be a Domestic Goddess - in the kitchen I mean. I have an obligation to The Boy's tummy as well as Resolution #6.

8. Be The Best Goddamn Aunty In The World - my nephew, the first child of our next generation deserves the best and hello ... I AM the best muahahaha

9. Be A Style Guru - I don't know how I'm going to do this seeing that Resolution #6 takes precedence but I'm going to do it. I will be better dressed than Rachel Zoe by the end of the year ... well at least I hope I will be.

10. Enjoy Life - Last but not least, enjoying the year will be something I look forward to doing. Sydney is such a picturesque city and I'm never making the most out of it. This year will be the year to stop and smell the roses and take in the city.

Bring it on.

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