Hello 2009! Goodbye 2008~

It’s 1-odd hour into 2009, so let me wish all my family, friends, colleagues and business contacts a better 2009 than 2008 has been.

I chose to stay away from the crowds on the final day, and instead went for a run with my girlfriend, before packing my bag for our trip to Telunas Beach tomorrow, and settling down for a nice home-cooked dinner with my mum, while catching the captivating TV serial “The Little Nonya”.

2008 had begun well enough, but quickly degenerated into a blood bath. We’re still not out of the woods yet, and probably won’t be well out until sometime in 2010. A better year ahead perhaps?

I don’t typically do New Year resolutions either…but I’ll make an exception this year ;-):

  1. I will endeavor to turn my upcoming 2-year stint at the new company into a success – more on that as things get confirmed.
  2. I pray that I will learn greater understanding and patience, especially towards my loved ones.
  3. I intent to spend more time with myself in 2009 than I had in 2008, which wasn’t much to begin with.
  4. I resolve to buy myself a MacBook Pro to replace my 5+, almost 6-year old Powerbook, hopefully by Q1 2009. accomplished
  5. I resolve to get back into Photography in 2009 with my new rangefinder-ish black Panasonic Lumix LX-3 after I’d sold off my 20D + 17-40L + 24-70L + 70-200L IS towards the end of 2006. accomplished
  6. I promise to remain true to myself and begin every single day with a smile on my face.

What’s your New Year resolution(s)?

About James Chan

James Chan is an entrepreneur, investor, geek, photographer and husband/father based out of Singapore. Apart from frequent travels to Vietnam, Myanmar and Indonesia for work, James can also be found online via his trusty 15" Retina MacBook Pro or iPhone 6+.