New Year Resolutions

It is indeed hard to believe that yet another year has passed. 2010 has been rather unfulfilling, thanks to the army. And looking at this year’s new year resolutions, I can say I have largely failed to keep my resolutions.

I shall run at least once a week and join my cycling club every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday and complete the full distance Powerman race in Malaysia at end 2010!

Sadly, this happened to be rather unachievable thanks to my job and the army. Every week when I come back home from camp, I am so tired that I am simply too unmotivated to exercise. Moreover, my weekend schedule is usually packed as it’s the only time where I get to meet up with friends and do my own stuff. As for the Powerman race, well, I couldn’t have gone for it anyway since I can’t take leave from the army. (yet)

I shall take my SATs and excel in them.

Ah, SATs. Again, my schedule (as well as a lack of motivation on my part) did not allow for it. Not to mention a complete dulling of my intellect thanks to the army. (I have almost forgotten everything I ever learnt in JC)

I shall watch my spending – especially when I head down to town.

Ah, finally something that I arguably managed to achieve. Well, thanks to the army, I don’t have much opportunity to spend my cash, though admittedly, I still spend quite a bit whenever I do have time to go out.

I shall learn Objective C and Cocoa.

Nope. Gee, I think I really have to make better use of my free time.

I shall try my utmost best to get into OCS or School of Infantry Specialists.

The one resolution that I managed to achieve. Interestingly, I managed to go to both OCS and School of Infantry Specialist.

However, it wouldn’t be fair to say that I didn’t achieve anything this year. For one, army has introduced me to new groups of friends who I hope to always keep in touch with, especially my SCS section mates. I also learnt stuff that I would never otherwise learn (e.g. killing and skinning and cooking a quail with just bare hands, mess tin, muddy river water and a piece of solid fuel).

But anyway, a new year means new new year resolutions, so here they are:

  1. I will successfully commission as an infantry officer of the Singapore Armed Forces (Done as of 09th April 2011) and I will be a responsible and respected officer.
  2. I will fix my bike and join my cycling club for their weekly Sunday rides once I commission as an officer. I will also run more such that I can run a half-marathon and complete my 2.4KM run in under 8 mins 45 seconds by the end of the year.
  3. I will hone my photography skills and use my camera more often.
  4. I will save at least $6000 by the end of the year.
  5. I will keep myself abreast of current affairs. I will also take the SATs in May so that I can apply for a US university next year.
  6. I will go prestige at least once in Call of Duty: Black Ops (oh, did I forget to mention that it’s a OMG great game?) (Done – now slowly climbing back up to level 50)

Here’s to a great 2011 for all of us.

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