Saturday, January 5, 2008

Resolution

As the sun sets last Dec 31, I thought, its time to make a new set of resolutions. After each Christmas vacation, our teacher would force us to make a list of unattainable resolutions, more resolutions mean more extra homeroom points --- that was for 10 long years.

Oftentimes, resolutions end up as mere writings. Here’s my list for the year and next year, I’ll check this entry again if I have religiously observed them. Or not at all. I decided to have ten, one for each finger. Haha!

a) No more camera accessories for me. I won’t be spending too much for this hobby. I’ll enjoy whatever I have right now – D80 with VR lens / tripod / extra battery charger. That’s it.


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b) After hurting my eye and having a headache because of direct sun shots, I promised not to take similar shots anymore. It hurts the first time and I won’t risk my vision just because of, you know, photography. Haha!

c) Avoid Coke. Oops, perhaps just minimize my coca-cola intake. My doctor said to avoid softdrinks, but how can I resist an ice-cold Coke? With Pepsi, I can! LOL!

d) Time to hit the gym. I started saying this since college but I’m too lazy. This year, I, as well as my officemates, will enroll in a fitness center here. Let’s see.

e) Minimize time on the internet. But you can’t blame if I have nothing to do here in my room. This means, I shall sleep early before the clock strikes midnight. Haha!

f) No more alcohol. I must resist alcohol or I’ll be in other drunken videos again. No way!

g) Limit Thai massage session to only 1 per month. No need to explain. LOL!

h) Explore Thailand. This is a must before my contract ends as I don’t know whether I will be renewed or not. Fingers-crossed.

As of the meantime, that’s my priority list. Others to follow.

(some are too personal, haha, not for public knowledge, that's for i-j)

I hope 2008 will be a better year for me, my family and my friends (also, my work).

/totomai
01/05/07

20 comments:

  1. Totomai,

    You seem not too serious about your own resolutions. But thats the spirit! Sometimes, we need to take things lightly to get the most from life. I don't usually write resolutions, I just make sure I'm ready when new things come. Change favors a prepared mind and open heart. So every beginning of the year I make sure I'm ready, like a clean slate welcoming new writings.

    I wish you well.

    ~ Jeques

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  2. @Jeques, lol, im not really serious with my life in the first place. haha. am i crazy? but i promise to be more serious especially im 30 already. but i have to follow this list. hehe

    thanks and happy new year again :-)

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  3. Best of luck with that lot! We are 8 days into the new year - how many resolutions are still in place?

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  4. @keith, yes, they are still intact. :-) im confident i can pull this one until next year. thanks

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  5. I loved reading your resolutions. Enjoy Thailand and take care of your eyes - they are precious.

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  6. @watermaid, thanks, yes, i have to take care of my eyes. i am very careful now...

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  7. You better follow those! I never make any reolutions. So nothng to follow..:D

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  8. Wow, those are solid good resolutions to keep and sure you can do several iterations over the next few years...:) Happy thirtieth b'day, hoping all your dreams come true :)

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  9. @gautamy, yes, i will :-)

    @UL, i hope so. thanks for the bday greetings too :-)

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  10. Some sound far too easy, some unattainable! Grin. A good mix!

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  11. As you embark on this new decade of your life...you may find the need to be more serious, or not...always keep happiness in your life. Great list.

    Penelope
    http://wannabeawritersomeday.blogspot.com/2008/01/over-horizon-writers-island-edition-1.html

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  12. @tumblewords, thanks. i hope all of them are attainable. lol

    @penelope, yes, to give a smile on each one's face is my goal in life hehe thanks for the bday wishes

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  13. joie de vivre comes through loud and clear....may all your dreams come true at you're hittin the big 30

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  14. @little wing, thanks. i hope it will be a good decade for me :-)

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  15. good for you for having fun with the resolutions! you seem to look at life with enjoyment!

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  16. @JEn, yes, i do often take life lightly hehe

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  17. :P

    Typical old-person resolutions. haha

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  18. Hello Tomai! Happy New Year! It's been a while. Well, sounds like you're all set for the brand new year:). Good for you! As for me, my only goal this year and the years to come, is to keep my 45-mins. treadmill session everyday. That's all I'm asking myself to do. That should't be too hard, (I hope!). Byebye jiggle belly and rolls :) hehehehe, so far I've done great, and I feel great, lost 15 lbs for the last quarter of last year, (that was hard work), I just want to keep it up. So wish me luck too :)

    Best wishes Mai! Take care gid!

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  19. @karis, thanks gid. good luck man sa imo a. hehehe. kayang kaya mo na.. niwang ka gid lang po. ako ang tambok ka tama hehe

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