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2011 resolutions

1. Meet a Brazilian
Having travelled to over 35 countries, I have met many people of different nationalities. However, I have not yet set foot in South American but hey, you don’t have to go to Brazil to meet a Brazilian. Just widening my circle of friends and decreasing the 5 degrees of separation even further.
 
 
2. Be an entrepreneur
That does not equal to being unemployed but with a fancy name. Are those people who tell others to ‘think big’ and ‘the sky is the limit’ successful? Or are they people who are struggling and just saying that to comfort themselves?
In any case this year, I’m venturing outside the box in terms of earning a living and let’s see where it takes me. I don’t have anything I can’t afford to lose, so let’s give it a go and who knows. This world is full of opportunities for those who seek them.
 
3. Have 500+ followers on my blog
We have always been told our goals should be measurable, so I have one follower on my blog at the moment and that is a great start! When I get 500+ followers, I’m going to call myself a ‘columist’. I think that it sounds much better than ‘blogger’, since I have this image of a non shaven bum sitting in his or her pajamas writing about what they ate for breakfast today.
 
4. Exercise twice a week
I’ve kept that up pretty well over the last couple of years so I’m going to keep it up this year. Mainly focusing on my dancing, the performance we had last December really hyped me up and I’m continuing to be enthusiastic about my dancing. Yay!

Inspired by Matthew Koon

December 13, 2010 Leave a comment

I was in Singapore last week and watching Got to Dance on TV, I was so very inspired by this young boy – his passion and beauty in dancing. In the interview, his parents expressed concerns over his choice of career in dancing, being only 15. Somehow it has to do with culture issues, as both his parents are Asian I think that had something to do with it. My personal belief is that Asian parents tend to look more at academics and wants their children to become doctors and lawyers since artistic talents are hard to measure and even hard to earn a living off. Sure I’m being a huge stereotype and quick to judge but maybe our parents’ generation came from a background where education is the door to better standard of living when they had experienced war and depression periods.
Many of us succeeded in our parents expectations by being university graudates and finding a stable job which provides us with a quality of life that they did not have the luxuary of experiencing. But what do we expect from our offsprings then? We all hear stories different stories and theories of raising children.

Do we just want our children to be ‘happy’? Maybe only those that do not yet have children say that because when it comes to your turn, you will still follow the path of enrolling your kid into a private or international school before they are even born! We want to provide the best opportunities available to our children in this harsh competitive world yet we find it hard to balance between what they want and what we want.