Tuesday, January 03, 2012

welcoming the three hundred & sixty six days! 

Let's see. I didn't really prepare any last day of the year post, but since it's the beginning of the new year, oops correction, the beginning of a new LEAP year (dammit!), I shall rewind & reminisce the last 365 days and post eleven most memorable/worthy of remembering things that happened in 2011.

Ready? Here we go!

#1 - Went Countdown @ Esplanade area for the first time! (Does this count? Haha)
I don't really like to blend in with the crowds, especially during this time but it was a last minute meet-up with  a friend and his mom to watch the fireworks at the City Area. It was humid (cos it rained), the floor was wet and the area was flooded with people. But it was something to remember cos it was the first time I went to such extend to celebrate the New Year! :)

#2 - Got my first ever Sum 41 Music CD from Amazon! 
Screaming Bloody Murder is the title by the way. I remembered I kiasu-ly pre-ordered this item way before it was released. The disc was shipped to my place a week after it got released. I was a happy kid; and the happiness and excitement lasted close to a week ever since I got hold of it. It was just, indescribable :)

#3 - Took A380 for the second time to Hong Kong with BFFs! 
Yeap! I used to be so fascinated about boarding & flying to other countries in an airplane. But after taking the A380 for the second time (the first was a 8hour flight to Japan), it feels quite normal. Went to Disneyland for the second time too. But I still prefer Tokyo Disneyland though. :)

#4 - Got super tanned after the wave of regattas in SAF Yacht Club! 
Ever since I left secondary school, I thought my "dark" days were over. But I was wrong! End 2010 and early 2011 was my tannest of all due to the regattas that I supported during my term in the Yacht Club. Even my relatives & friends saw the difference!

#5 - Left my previous job, and embark on a new journey in RP! 
Discover. Transform. Achieve. Yes, that's the new tagline for the upcoming RP 10th Anniversary Celebrations. Somehow, I think that will shape how I will grow during my time here. Work has been pretty hectic so far, but gotta love term breaks/school vacation where I can have my own vacation at work too! :)

#6 - Bought 2 Mango Dresses from ASOS, 3 Heels from New Look & a bag from Timbuk2! 
3 words; Bestest buys ever! Till date these items are the most utilised during special occasions or during a night-out with friends! Spend quite a lot on them but it's worth it. You should totally see the face when these items arrive at my doorstep. Priceless to the max! HAHA! :)

#7  - Turned 21 years young on the 27th July 2011! 
Finally, it was the year, the moment that I have been waiting for. Being a non-minor, fully pledged adult and being responsible for everything never felt so good before. Hurray! I am free from all the clutches from everyone and it's time for me to fly and lead myself to a place and environment that I desire since a long time ago. Hurray again! :)

#8 - Participate in my first ever Adventure Race - Avontuur ROAR @ Outward Bound Singapore! 
Yes! It was a last minute sign-up. Signed up for the 25-35KM non-competitive run, bike, swim, kayak & lots of adventure at Ubin. After 7-8 hours of non-stop sweating, we managed to cross the finishing line & received the finisher medal. Aww, miss the fun & laughter while racing! Overall, it was really satisfying!

#9 - Found out that my favourite band is performing in Singapore in 2012! 
YESSSAAAA! 12th April 2012 shall be the day that I'm gonna head to Fort Canning and watch Sum 41 live, YES LIVE! They are like finally coming to Singapore! Tickets gonna be expensive thought, but who cares right. It's like once in a lifetime opportunity. Moreover, money can be earned back right? :)

#10 - Bought 1, but received 4 different water bottles from different people! 
Yes, 2011 gotta be my "water bottle year" as I received water bottles twice as presents; 1 on my 21st Birthday by Mia & Eve, and 2 from the TDA/TSO gift exchange from Siti. Where's the other 2, you may ask? I got 1 as a consolation prize during the D&D in my previous workplace and the other one, I bought it at Royal Sporting House! Guess I got no reason not to drink enough water then! Heh.

#11 - Bought a freaking iPhone 4S, 32GB some more! 
No doubt that it cost a bomb, but I believe it's worth it. Apple products have never fail me. My iPod Nano 9th Gen is doing perfectly alright, considering that it have been through tough times with me. Haha!

So that's it! There you go, the list has spoken. These are definitely the best of 2011, and it'll always be placed close to my heart.

Happy 2012 everyone! Stop thinking it as if it's a leap year, think it as if you have an extra day to make a difference!

Toodles! :)