Recalling 2012

Recalling 2012

I still remember the time when the fireworks display went off at The Curve once the clock struck midnight.

It was a celebration of a new year. It was 2012.

new year fireworks

Fast forward 12 months, we’re embracing the end of 2012.

Of course, some expected that the world would “end” in 2012, but I guess there’s more time for us on Earth! ;)

wall clock

Well, I’m still wondering how has time passed by so quickly – especially this year. One moment I was anticipating an exciting year ahead, another moment I’m reflecting what has happened throughout 2012.

To be honest, the recollection of happenings were vague until I browsed through my photos. People say a photo is worth a thousand words, I’d opt to say… a photo is worth a collection of memories.

So, here are my 12 notable moments from every month in 2012…

honda insight test drive

In January 2012, I drove the Honda Insight.

It has never come across my mind that I’ll be invited to test drive a Honda Insight car. I’ve always admired the beauty of Honda cars, despite not getting one myself.

holding hands

In February 2012, I fell in love.

Pretty self-explanatory, right? ;)

hot air balloons

In March 2012, I saw hot air balloons with my very own eyes for the first time.

I’ve heard a lot about the Putrajaya Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in the previous years, and I finally got my lazy ass off the couch and drove it to Putrajaya.

video presentation

In April 2012, I produced a video in-conjunction with Mother’s Day with a blogger-initiated group called FrapTV!

It was an interesting experience, particularly the skills and knowledge in video shooting. Also, I’ve enhanced my acting skills, I think. ;)

kenny g ticket

In May 2012, I watched my musician idol, Kenny G perform live in Genting Highlands.

Ever since I started playing the saxophone during my high school days, Kenny G was a phenomena. Sometimes, I wish I’m still playing my Soprano Saxophone.

kl marathon

In June 2012, I ran a marathon for the first time at the Standard Chartered KL Marathon.

Although it was a 5km marathon, I felt a great sense of accomplishment. It’s one of my goals at the start of the year. :)

But I side-tracked after this run. Discipline #fail. Oh well.

nuffnang speaker

In July 2012, I was a guest speaker at Nuffnang Blogopolis – a conference put on for bloggers, by bloggers.

From facing the computer screen to facing a live audience, the opportunities provided by Nuffnang are just amazing. I was assigned to the topic “Idea Sourcing & Content Creation” where I shared some tips for generating blogging content.

new ipad

In August 2012, I bought the most expensive gadget ever – the New iPad.

No, it wasn’t for myself – it was a birthday gift to my mum. :)

maybank manchester united credit card

In September 2012, I signed up for a credit card, like finally.

Discipline is key, I would say. It doesn’t matter if I own a credit card or not, as long as I spend within my means and pay up on time. The points collected are the bonus.

work box

In October 2012, I left my job to move on to another job.

To be honest, I didn’t see myself leaving my previous job. I thought of staying there for quite some time, until an opportunity came knocking on my door. I took the plunge and it has been an exciting adventure since then. :)

instant camera

In November 2012, I won possibly the best gift ever – an Instant Camera!

Best, you say? This shows how “lucky” I am whenever it comes to contests and lucky draw. The Instax Mini costs about RM200+ and all I did to win it was a jump pose.

assistant manager letter

In December 2012, I became an Assistant Manager.

I didn’t see this coming so soon. In fact, it came as a surprise and I’m glad that my efforts have paid off! Nevertheless, there’s always room for improvements for self-development.

So yeah, it has been a great 2012! I hope it has been a wonderful year for everyone out there as well. Let’s hope for a better 2013!

bubble bathtub

Ahh… this is what I wish I could do every single day. It’s call LIFE! #daydream

Anyway, I would like to take this opportunity to wish all readers a Happy New Year 2013! Enjoy while it’s still not the end of the world! ;)

18 thoughts on “Recalling 2012

  1. Wah, wah, wah, it has been a while since my last visit to your blog. You have been busy, bro~~
    From falling in love (wink ^_*) to marathon (larat ker ;p), giving a talk (wow!) to a new promoted assistant manager! (congrats!). 2012 was really a great year for you. May 2013 be even better ^___^ Happy New Year bro!

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