Friday, December 31, 2010

Memoirs of 2010

I realized the blog has been deserted for quite some time. Combination of being busy with work and weekend getaways and plain laziness...what to do? And not to mention the lack of inspiration from recent bouts of mood swing. But im getting better now, no worry.



Hmm... so fast it has came to the end of year 2010! I remembered I actually had written a memoir of 2009, 1 year prior to today. So I guess its good idea to do a review for this year in similar fashion. Sometimes only when you glance back at your past, do u realize how far you have come, and from here chart the next goal in life, right?

The major milestone this year is non other than having found my very own place. I like the contemporary house design, the location which is near to city center, the excellent accessibility and of course, the affordable price. Granted its not located in the Greater KL at all, where house prices skyrocketing like no tomorrow, well at least I have a roof above my head now :)

In terms of work, I actually migrated twice this year! From the far away land to stud-land to hometown now. I miss the tantalizing fried rice and wanton mee in far away land, miss the springy lou-shu-fan and claypot chicken rice in stud-land! So far I havent found better alternatives here lor...Otherwise job scope has been pretty much redundant and its like sucking my life force little by little everyday. On the other hand I have been in this line for too long that it would take massive willpower and a fat bank account to even consider switching to another career...not to mention wasting all the time, effort and money sacrificed. The more I think about it the more depressed I get, hence the mood swings...



Some people say im money-minded. I don't mind to be labelled as such LOL. Its just that people crave for what they do not have, right? :P  But of course im not the type who would do anything for money either. This year's finance didn't grow much but its ok. Started researching and investing in shares. What about gold rush? Gold prices been steadily climbing up these few years. People are afraid of potential financial apocalypse brought about by fiat money, seeing how the western governments printing money out of thin air, the massive bailouts, the things happening in Greece and Ireland etc. Hence, they park their money in gold. Erm..still learning so didn't participate in it yet. I think gold is not as foolproof as it was claimed to be. Avoided mutual funds like plaque since got burnt in it previously. Also, bought personal insurance lately. In order to keep the premiums low and more coverage, insurance companies are promoting packages where the amount insured is getting abit ridiculous, i think. Imagine you pay thousands every year but when you died, your life is only worth the measly RM 80K? To think that your life is worth less than the midget Toyota Vios...sad isn't it?

How do your friends perceive you? I had someone commented that I am not versatile enough. Before you mind drifts further, I like to reiterate that what he meant was that I am not flexible enough in thinking. Open up your mind and you might see things in different perspective. I am tying myself up in various ways according to him. Well, I guess he has his reason for saying so and I should take it as a constructive criticism. I always teased him in return as in "I know you are definitely 'versatile' enough..." Bad me...LOL. Some say im sarcastic. But I think im not in real life lor. Haha..

Lazy to write more...so how has your 2010 been? I would like to hear your stories too!

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2011! :) 

20 comments:

TZ said...

Hey dude, welcome back to the blog community... I have a challenging year 2010 in term of job... But think of it. It's a good learning ground too. :)

May 2011 be better... Happy new year.

SynchingZincInc said...

I can 51% concur that you're on the sarcasm side most of the time XD
Speaking of gold, it is less volatile than any shares or currency rates. A better one would be property, where you can jack up the price just by painting it flaming-pink, targeted on certain people..hehe

'Could say' that I had a good 2010 as managed to muster through most of the obstacles. Have yourself a refreshing new year ahead and less of pigitization/pandamonium ^^

Min said...

Happy New Year! I want to work harder to go for more traveling this year. All the best to you in the new year!

shane said...

take that advice ok? be more versatile :) and lessen the sarcasm..

wish u have a great year ahead :)

blue said...

@TZ: yeah at least you get to learn something new from the challenges which will prepare you for upcoming journeys. All the best!

@Helix: 51% sarcasm means you are not very convinced that im indeed sarcastic lor..haha. Yeah property investment is one of the best investments out there..as long as you done your homework. I think painting the house flaming pink would drive people away rather than drawing them in, unless its you gua..lol.

blue said...

@Min: Hi Min! Happy New Year to you too! May you look more youthful and beautiful this year! Pharmacist groups always get to travel everywhere so many times a year! make me jealous!!

@Shane: haha...i try to be more versatile in my sarcasm then! more varieties coming up! LOL..

Chris said...

好久没见, 你还好吗?
新年快乐~

blue said...

@chris: 哈咯。。實際上我們的確沒見過面呀。哈哈!小弟過得還好啦,你呢?別來無恙? 恭喜發財,紅包拿來!!

Gratitude said...

Gosh I nearly almost missed this post.

Life's a bitch, but we still have to find means and ways to enjoy life, right?

Pray 2011 will be much better for everyone, most of all you! ;)
+Ant+

blue said...

@anton: omg, how could you do this to me..? You've been one of my longest serving supporter here, you know? You are very important, you know? LOL...pardon my manic phase of bipolar behavioural disorder k? haha...

Life is really a bitch. Just the starting of 2011 already the stock market surging up. But then, prices of basic necessities and cost of living also scale high heights again! I dare not think of sumptuous CNY meal...

byr said...

Happe New Year Blue.. sorry for not leaving a message early for this post.. Was busy... -_-

I hope you are enjoying 2011 so far... =p

byronmc said...

oh my gosh.. my name is just written as byr in my previous comment..? LOL!

blue said...

@byronmc: yeah i know its you, no worry. Your site is really hard to navigate around la...just to let you know. Hows your starting days of 2011?

byronmc said...

Hehehehe.. *blush*

Yeah.. it won't allow a non-tumblr-ist to leave a comment.. =( but I like its minimalist features.. =)

2011 has been great so far.. I have been getting more and more productive with my work... I am planning to travel a bit this year and to save more...

What about you?

blue said...

i would like to travel somewhere too...almost like one year didnt really go anywhere far.

byronmc said...

Yeah.. you should..! take a break from your busy schedule Mr. Bluey!

Where do you wanna go if you would travel?

Chris said...

哈哈.. 我还好啦..
我还没结婚咧, 怎样给红包咧? :p

blue said...

@byronmc: hmm...havent been to european countries before...might be a good time to visit this year :P

@Chris: 給紅紙或禮物我亦不介意的。就蘋果手機一部吧!

Xjion89 said...

Happy Chinese New Year^^
hv a great rabbit year!!!~~

blue said...

Happy Chinese New YEar, xjion! Get lotsa angpaos ya :)