It is always interesting how we tend to look back in the year that has just passed and realized that there are so many things we could have put a little bit more effort and done better, did differently, or wish never done at all.
2010 has been a fantastic year despite all the comments going around that it's going to be another tough and challenging year (it is but I always believe that after every storm, there is a rainbow). There were times when the year just whizzed by but also slow and dreadful moments, whatever it is "in a blink of an eye" we have already stepped into 2011 and to sum it all up, 2010 was a great year!
Great times indeed!
Well, let's put the year behind in pictures!
> Been to the overcrowded, overrated and definitely oversunburnt Phuket
> Been to Hangzhou & Shanghai
> Could have gotten a super duper trooper epic swarm badge here at the Shanghai World Expo 2010
> Been to Bandung, Indonesia for shopping and just shopping
> Been to the magical Bali and had some best BBQ ribs in the world!
> White water rafting at Sg Padas, Sabah
> Currently posted to Colombo for 3 months, and it has been nothing but an eye opening journey
> Diving was in my 2010 NY Resolution list, got it fulfilled when I was in Unawatuna last week... in fact I failed cos I couldn't cope in the water but at least I've tried, and not lovin' it!
> The only sorrow that 2010 brought was the passing of grandma after months of coma. And I also lost a friend to a road accident.
Moving on to 2011, with years of experience in making empty resolutions, I've come to learn that I should just stick to those that is achievable (by spending a bit of money) and not vague stuff like 'be more hardworking and get more A's' - that is so high school.
So with this blog as my records keeper, my 2011 Travel Resolutions and things to achieve are as below:
> Visit the paradise of Maldives (since I'm gonna be in the region till end Feb '11, might as well make it happen?)
> Bungee jump at the world's tallest jump location- The Macau Tower (233m)
> Visit Cambodia & the breath taking Angkor Wat (which is happening in June- highly likely to achieve this)
> Perhaps revisit Hong Kong or Taiwan for a gastronomic adventure
> Tryout for the Amazing Race Asia Season 5! I know it sounds ambitious but it would certainly be a once-in-a-lifetime experience that money can't buy!
How does your 2011 list looks like?