In a few hours’ time, not only will we be greeted by a new year, it will also mark the beginning of a second decade in the new millennium. I was just skimming through the events that I can remember between 2000 and 2010 and they led to more memories being unearthed from the deep recesses of my mind. The brain is a powerful tool. You never know how much memory it has retained, some locked away all these years, waiting for the right information to trigger it. What I’ve done here is to pen down some of my important moments in the last decade. Some of these will be cloudy, in the interest of confidentiality of course, but they act as catalysts (for my brain) to trigger the ‘actual picture’ of the event.
– I had my first relationship with someone who’s eight years younger than me.
– I earned my first annual variable bonus.
– I joined a community grassroots service.
– I enlisted in a driving school but did not finish the course.
– I had a first relationship with a person outside my ethnic group but she ended up marrying someone else.
– I shifted house twice.
– I co-owned my first housing property.
– I was more lean and fit
– I delved into a few multi-level marketing businesses.
– I flew for the first time in 2006, to LA, sponsored by Microsoft.
– I visited Hong Kong and Japan for the first time.
– I made my first career switch (from legal to videogames)
– I partake in a failed joint venture
– I started my first blog
– I wasted six months of my life because I trusted someone too much.
– I lent money to a friend but the person went into hiding without explaining anything.
– I lost a few relationship potentials because I didn’t do enough to convince them.
– I won my first big prize – LCD TV with Xbox360 and a year’s supply of games in 2006.
– I have owned five Xbox360 consoles, two PS3 consoles and a huge library of games.
I’m not asking that you do the same, but it may be a good idea to sit down and reflect on the events that happened in the last decade. And it’s up to you to make it public. But remember not to give away too many details.
Happy ushering 2011 and I wish you a great beginning to a new decade!