When I was rather small, we used to have an origami booklet and I’ve always found the whole process of making an origami enjoyable — from trying to figure out what the diagrams mean to actually finishing the piece. So when I saw a pack of origami paper at Muji, I immediately got one. Below is the first one I made.
And the joy has never left.
A year older, hopefully wiser.
Since it’s still the first month. I think it’s not too late for me to list down several things I want to do this year. So here goes my list, in no particular order:
- read at least one book per month (the first book I’m reading right now is Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell)
- learn a couple of new languages (I’m leaning towards Objective-C and Python)
- create and develop a web or mobile app or both
- have more mastery of frameworks (MVC, JS and CMS among others)
- travel to some place we‘ve never been
- capture more moments through photography
- grow and expand the business I setup with a college friend several years ago
- take my mom on a vacation
- write more
- talk more
- have more structure in saving for the future
- have more days doing none-tech stuff
- have more initiative and be more pro-active at pushing great ideas into fruition in the workplace
It’s still a partial list from the top of my head. I might add or delete some as time goes by. So I’ll just edit this entry from time to time.
And so enough about technology and on to more personal stuff for the second part of my year end entry.
Probably the biggest thing that happened to me personally was the loss of our father. It was quite sudden and untimely. He was only 57. Even if I always exude an aura that I’m fine, I know that I’m still hurting, grieving and recovering from the loss. All of us in the family are. We’re all just trying to be strong for each other. Because, being the always jolly and smiling person that Dad is, he would’ve wanted that we celebrate the life he lived.
Continue reading ‘The Year That Was (Part 2)’
I’ve always liked restful weekends. Sleep, walk around, shop, do the groceries, watch movies, read a book. And this weekend was just one of them.
Running is probably the only “sport” I can totally relate to. It’s not that I don’t enjoy playing other sports. I also play basketball with friends among others. But there’s always a differently novelty to me that comes with running. I know it sounds kinda ironic but I think running is a calming experience. At least for me.
And so I’ve decided to participate in the Nike+ Human Race 10K. I started to “train” this morning, following some of the tips on this article to get back into running form. Hopefully, I can follow through with this and match, if not, beat my 1hr 10min 10k run 7 years ago. Or even just finish the race.
I borrowed a book from April, Diary by Chuck Palahniuk more than a couple of weeks back and I’ve read just under ten pages. Things have been quite busy with the gf moving here and with band stuff. Hopefully I get to finish it this weekend since I haven’t read a book in a long while. I always find reading books relaxing. Somehow I gain the energy I lose from all the stuff I do.