010812; i like this date. it’s really a new beginning for me.
we’ve officially passed the halfway mark of the year 2012 and rather than ask myself what have i done in the past half a year, i’m asking myself what am i going to do in the next half a year. this morning, i resigned from the job that i had a love-hate relationship with, firstly because it’s too painful to live my life with that kind of relationship and secondly because i’m taking a break to let my ankle and knee rest for a bit. so, that’s one for freedom and zero for negativity and all the bad things in life. looking forward, i’m going to be a personal assistant. it’s just a temporary assignment as i’ll be cover for the current PA’s maternity leave and i think it’s going to be something that i’ll enjoy because it appeals to the overly organized, super meticulous side of me. plus point, it’s near my dance school, like 5mins walk instead of 20mins (yes, i used to walk from orchard to bras basah after work just to go for dance class because i don’t see the need to pay for the silly MRT, especially since it’s cool enough to walk in the evenings).
looking forward fitness wise, i’m looking for a new gym to get my muay thai on. the nearest one to the new workplace is EVOLVE at PoMo, but it’s kinda out of my range (i think) because from what i read on the forums, the first month’s fee + registration + membership fee is going to rack up at bill of close to $1K, and i don’t even earn THAT much in a month. >.< monthly fees after that is about $300ish. maybe i should give them a call and ask them personally. but, what i did today was email a new place, crossfit hub to try to get a spot in their fundamental class to see if crossfit’s for me. it’s not fight school like muay thai is, but it’s more about building agility, endurance and strength, all of which are important to me as a (fairly tubby/chubby/fatish) marathoner/muaythaifighter. time to build those muscles man, seriously. since last february, i think it’s been quite a proud journey for me, i lost about 12kgs in total now. but it’s time to really get serious, i mean, like dead serious about things. so, crossfit – checked. the next thing i’ll have to do is email EVOLVE. maybe i’ll do that tomorrow.
one more thing i’m proud of today, sent in my application for FFF girlDJ bootcamp. ohgosh, waited for almost a year already to sign up for the bootcamp. maybe this year will be the year that i finally get to learn the one thing that i’ve been an “academic” about these last few years. reading and listening to videos about it is going to be different from actually experiencing it, like doing it for real. a few years ago i did play around with a DJing program when i had my old MacBook and did a really bad mixtape (or at least IMO it was really bad) for a small event. guess i’m glad my old MacBook died and there’s no second copy of that mixtape, i’d die of embarrassment right now, partly because the songs were badly mashed up, partly because while doing it i was reading the program’s “instruction manual” online. hurhur. so, *cross fingers* that i’ll be selected for this year’s boot camp.
academically (yes, even though i just graduated), i’ve already gotten in contact with SMU’s program coordinator even though the intake for this year just started and i’ll be applying for NEXT YEAR’S intake. you gotta take things in your hand and be prepared, or at least that’s how i feel things will be. i need to know if this program is what i’m looking for and if it’ll teach me what i’m wanting to learn. the plan for next year, get a stable job that pays at least near $3K per month, start my part-time masters next august, graduate in 2014 and hopefully by 2014, i’ll already be a business owner.
that said, i need to start opening communication channels with NAFA and any other design school in singapore i can think of, i need to start thinking about how to talk to the people in Cambodia (maybe my khmer lessons will finally be of some use, if i remember what i learnt that is >.<), and how to get funding for the other projects that i’m thinking of. giving back to society, having my own business, yeaps. that’s the life that i really want. i don’t really need a job that pays me very very well in the long term. but what i do need is a life where i’m doing things that i love, even if it means going that extra mile, having less sleep, or going for classes.
5 more months to the end of 2012, how am i going to spend it?
WISELY. and adventurously. hahas.