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Looking Back

I started the year 2009 in a rather depressed mood.

I didn’t make any new year’s resolutions at all. Not to say that I have no desire to improve myself, but I felt a sense of hopelessness and disappointment with the world.

Despite my pessimism, the year started off quite well for me, career wise. As I look back on the year, there were many things I had to learn. My job became twice more challenging.

I’m not sure how to evaluate myself financially. We were still in the middle of a global recession in early 2009.

I was rather optimistic that the economy would improve by the end of the year, so I invested a significant percentage of my savings into the stock market. Thankfully, I got in at the right time.

Our family had a nice vacation in Melaka in May. We got a new Proton Persona SE to replace Poey Chin’s old Proton Saga.

Rachel celebrated her first birthday, and Poey Chin got pregnant.

This blog was neglected for pretty much the entire year. As a result I lost about 50% web income and about 90% of regular readership. I blame Facebook games. I also killed off my personal finance blog.

I am working hard to revive this blog, and I hope you dear readers of mine will enjoy my renewed efforts.

This year, I have failed in many areas of my personal life. I only have myself to blame.

Looking Forward

It looks like it is going to be another challenging year (which year isn’t!?).

The Major Event is going to be the birth of Baby 2.0. A teaser for you… we already have an idea of Baby 2.0’s gender and name. Stay tuned!

At work, things will soon be heating up. That’s all I can say for now.

I won’t make any new year’s resolutions for 2010, but I have set some goals for myself.

First, I have some financial goals to achieve. Mostly it involves saving a certain amount of money for retirement, education and buying our dream house. These financial goals actually extend to the next 20 years.

Second, I have set some health goals. I have given up trying to look good for others. I don’t care if I look fat. I don’t have anyone to impress. However, my body is showing signs of aging. I need to take better care of myself.

Just two goals for now. Other things will have to wait for 2011.

Best Wishes

We (myself, Poey Chin, Rachel and Baby 2.0)Β just want to wish you a Happy New Year.

May your plans be smooth and your resolutions come to pass.

Did you have a good 2009? How do you plan to spend 2010? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments!

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2 thoughts on “2010”

  1. Well, it’s time to recover from the lost you have made. Frequently update your blog with quality posts will definitely get back some reader who left you. πŸ™‚ Great to hear about your Baby 2.0 :p do update us with tons of photos and videos of your baby πŸ™‚ Happy new year ya! πŸ™‚

    Adino: Thanks for your advice, I will try to do as you suggest and work hard.

    Happy New Year to you too!

  2. Reading this post, my comment is you are the most down to earth fellow i know. Happy new to u and yr family πŸ™‚

    Adino: Aiyo… no la haha… Happy new year to you too!

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