So here’s my late New Year’s post

I made myself busy in the first two weeks this month and made the most of the long weekend. I made sure to start my year being productive (not too much for work though). I deliberately put off this blog post. πŸ˜› But I don’t think I can blog anything else until I have this up. So, yeah, my New Year’s was good. Though I was a little sad not to be able to watch the fireworks with the boyfran, I still had a good time with the family. It was spent at home again this year and with my grandma. We had raclette, bottles of wine, I played Monopoly card game with my dad and brother, and I had glasses of Black Russian.




Tonight's NYE dinner is raclette. ???? #foodporn

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Beringer, Cabernet Sauvingnon #wineislove

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Black Russian ?????????????????????

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Because I forgot about the photos of the other gifts I received, I’m including them here. πŸ™‚

My 2014 was, overall, a fun year. πŸ™‚ I began playing Ingress which caused a huge change in my social life. I met too many people that I lost count. Through that, I’ve proven to myself again that my social skills are nearly nada, but I can manage to be part of the group and hang out with many people as much as I can. I also met my boyfran through the game. I get happier and happier each day I get to spend with him and every day I’m grateful. There’s no emotional vampire. There’s no emotional stress. There’s no pressure. I like our openness to each other. We still have our ups and downs, but they can be worked out easy peasy.

I may have spent fewer time with the usual suspects especially with my Ingress-gaming. Everybody else was busy too. But whenever we get to meet, our time is always well-spent on gaming and NOM-ing. I also began my Japanese class which wasn’t really part of my year plan. I’ve been self-studying, but my studies are all over because of the many books I want to read and learn from. Thankfully, I got help in my schooling. I already made it past the midterms (w00t) which I hope I passed. ^^;;;

Before the year ended, I was able to travel with Kat to Kota Kinabalu. That trip was memorable. I made more friends through Ingress still. Because of them, we were able to go places we didn’t see in many travel blogs. I had a lot of great food and couldn’t get enough of their kitchai ping, teh tarik, and kopi’o’. I regret not buying a lot of kopi’o’ and not a single bottle of sour plum so I can make my own kitchai. =_= Kota Kinabalu is definitely a place I would keep coming back to.

Local lime and plum

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Sunset view at Tanjung Aru 3rd Beach #nofilter

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Looking back at my KK photos makes me want to book a flight right now.

No resolutions for me this year, but I do have goals that I update every now and then because I get a blank when I try to list in one sitting. Some of my goals include for my blogs, fitness and health, organization and decluttering of my rooms, and book read. Later I’ll include re-learning sketching and painting. Maybe when I’m less shy, I’ll post a photo of my list here… Written in my Midori Traveler’s Notebook. πŸ˜€ Besides the goals for this year, I also have monthly goals. So far I’ve accomplished already a couple. I feel so productive already. LOL! I hope that continues. And because I have this tendency to hate myself when I end up not being able to complete tasks, I should remind myself to take it easy. Our mind and body always need some time off. πŸ™‚

Please share one or some of your goals in the comments. πŸ™‚ I would love to get more ideas since my list is still short.

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