Friday, December 31, 2010

The year that was 2010...

Oh well, it's time for the obligatory post that reflect on the year that was 2010. Reading my past post on the year that was 2009, I felt that I've accomplished more than the year before, socially, emotionally and financially.

LOVE

I think whatever that happened a year ago made me a stronger person today. This year is really an eventful year for me. Although I was quite disturbed by the fact that I regretted making a decision to part with the one and only one I've loved for the past 5 years, it's been more than a year now and I think that I made the right choice. It's a decision that I would not look back again. It's true what they say, a poor quality wine will never be good even how long you try to age it. After all, I am ready to move on with my life and enjoying every bit of single dome.

So far this year I haven't been lucky enough to be under the cupid's arrow but I think good things would come my way soon. Love find you when you least expect it. However, I am kind of sceptical getting into a relationship again. Probably the past relationship made me wiser, it made me think with rationality rather than emotionally. I wouldn't want to waste time and energy in a relationship but rather to spend more time building my career so that I can submerge in my indulgences. If the right one comes along, it'll be good but if he doesn't, life still goes on. I think mom is quite worried about that...

WORK

Talking about the career, this year has indeed ended on a good note for me. I resigned from Fidani middle of this year without having to think of where I would want to go next. Who knows that the opportunity to work with one of the biggest chocolate brands in the world came knocking on my door. The best part was - it was an international travel retail position, which is something that I wanted to enter into. I was willing to sacrifice for the job because I was told that I had to be based in Singapore initially and the salary wasn't that attractive. However, in the end, I was allowed to stay back in the country and the salary was better than the previous company. Nothing beats doing a job everyday that is enjoying and satisfying.

DEBT

This is definitely a good debt. For the first time in my life, I actually signed a Sales & Purchase agreement for the biggest purchase ever in my life - a house. I am now officially a member of the property owners association. haha.... It's also the begining of a debt that I have to live with for the next 25 years once I start servicing the loan unless I hit a lottery jackpot. The funniest thing is that this house is just one door away from where I am living now so Mom can take care of my house also! For next year, I plan to be further in debt because I need to change my car... *sigh* I need an accountant to manage my finances! It looked like I'm living in budget deficit.

TRAVEL

There have been lots of traveling done this year. Early this year, I went to Siem Reap with my ex bf, surprisingly even after we have broken up in 2009. I've been going to Langkawi, Bangkok and Singapore on a routine. Recently, I have also just came back from a global meeting in London, then a visit to the office in Veghel, and spent some time in Amsterdam and also Paris. It was an experience to travel during winter with all the snow and blizzard that caused so much travel disruptions. Even the year has not ended, I have just confirmed my travel plans for Jan & Feb 2011. I know it's going to be a crazy year ahead!

COUNTRY

I am really getting tired of a year full of continuous petty politics by our politicians. The last GE has been 3 years ago but there were just too many bi-elections which results in the never ending campaigning. I think Malaysians are also tired from the perpetual political one-upmanship where politicians are mostly about individual agendas and petty partisan politics. This made me sick! So what if we are given a day of public holiday for winning a football match? What we want is stability and the continuous prosperity the country enjoys to ensure a better future for all citizens.

Well, I could go on and on until it's new year but I guess I would just stop right here because I need to get some house chores done before partying tonight. I will party from dusk till dawn and this is how I celebrate the year that was 2010.

Let's clank our glasses for 2011.
Cheers and Happy New Year!


21 comments:

suituapui said...

Cheers! Have a great 2011...and hope Cupid's arrow would hit its target this year. LOL!!!

TheGunner said...

I had a good 2010 as well. Let's hope for a better 2011 for all of us. ;)

M-Knight said...

Happy New Year 2011 to u

Baby Sumo said...

Happy New Year to you! Hope 2011 will be even better for you.

foongpc said...

Have a Happy New Year throughout 2011! : )

YilingL said...

Happy New Year! Hopefully I can parasite in some of your travels and makan! Hehe.

Anonymous said...

What abt considering huai bin? you two look so chummy together, someone migth actually think you and him are together

Surprisingly you & your ex didn't have any new spark despie spending time and room together in SieM Reap. difficult lousy trip, eh?

-ck-

Anonymous said...

What abt considering huai bin? you two look so chummy together, someone migth actually think you and him are together

Surprisingly you & your ex didn't have any new spark despie spending time and room together in SieM Reap. difficult lousy trip, eh?

-ck-

boo_licious said...

Happy New Year Eiling! Am sure 2011 will be a great year for you in all aspects (plus) we'll be meeting up one day too.

eiling lim said...

STP: Thanks and wishing you a great year too!

The Gunner: Yeah that's what we are all hoping for.

M-Knight: Same to you!

Baby Sumo: Happy New Year to you too and likewise!

Foongpc: Same to you!

YilingL: You got so much leave top follow me around meh?

CK: Hmm... to answer your question would be meaningless because you already have a preconceived mind of what to expect of me and thus I have no comment.

Boo_licious: Hey, yeah we've gotta meet up in 2011... it took us more than a year to meet each other huh?

Anonymous said...

So you are one of those contributed to the property bubble.

With mortgage commitment, unless you find rich bfs or run up credit card limit, you may very soon need to give up expensive brand, drink and food.

Anonymous said...

you mentioned about the poor service of klm compared to mas the other day. some how, i felt being discriminated by klm in the flight few days ago because i am asian. i have to complain to klm.

Breadpitt said...

happy new year Lady Eiling...;-)

'Jack Frost' said...

It's slightly unfair to say a wine is 'poor quality' simply because you weren't able to appreciate it?

Perhaps your ex- is like a Chateau d'Yquem, blessed with the beauty of imperfection. It's not for everybody and only a few discerning palates will truly 'get it'. But for those who do, the rewards are great.

Why be so dismissive? Sounds like ... 'sour grapes'?

cc of quaintmelody said...

What a great year it's been! Here's to many more! :D

eiling lim said...

Anon: I contributed to the property bubble because I believe in buying what you like and not because it's time to buy.

Anon: Yeah perhaps you should write to KLM.

Breadpitt: Thanks and happy new year to you too!

Jack Frost: I think you got it wrong. The poor quality wine I was refering to is the relationship. That we had a poor foundation and lack of "qualities" to develop it to be a long lasting one. I am not a sour grape as I did sit back and reflect over the things that had happened. Chateau d'Yquem is indeed a great wine but not easily attainable.

CC: Hey babe, here's wishing you a great year ahead too! cheers...

A Arthur said...

Yo Datin, Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year. Remember to ask your dad to call on me when he is back.

warm regards
A Arthur

eiling lim said...

A Arthur: Sure Mr Lau! I will let him know. He should be back in end jan or feb. Take care!

Mavericko said...

Malaysia win World Cup, no need to work anymore... world champion already mah! :P

eiling lim said...

mavericko: Lol... good idea!

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