Trying New things

Things don’t always go the way you plan them to go. For me, I think they have never gone the way I have planned them to go. I don’t know if that is a good thing or a bad thing. Does it not make you wander if you are really in control of your life when things do not go the way you plan them. I don’t know if I should say that one day my plans would really flourish and become into a true reality. hehe

Well I hadn’t planned on going for skiing, but I did and it was awesome. Turns out learning how to ski is not all that difficult. I think I can say now that I can ski; but am I good? (haha) Oh, I don’t think so. But yah, for a first timer I think I did well. There was an extreme cold alert, wind warnings and heavy snowfall – and it was awesome! Next time I want to try on snowboarding. And then bungee jumping, and then sky diving. I think we all should try things in life at least once no matter how crazy they sound and that is what I will do. Take up a challenge and conquer it! Because let’s face it even if reincarnation was possible, do you really want to take your chances into getting the same opportunities you have in this life?

I have also started learning a new language – Mandarin. No, that was not part of my plan; it just happened. I am learning it from few of my co-workers. It has been only almost a week and I have learnt quite a few things. But then a friend of mine suggested learning a language that I might get some real use of (not to say that learning Mandarin would be of no use) like French since it is also one of the official languages of Canada. Actually, I have always wanted to learn French.

So,… Take a challenge and conquer it! Because as I always say there is no such thing as “I can’t do something”, because what you can and cannot do is only within the bounds of nature!

New Year’s Resolution – 2008

Every year I think about how fast time flies. Every year it feels like it was just yesterday when I was looking forward to the year 2000 – you know, with the whole Y2K thing. I remember in 1994 I was in Sydney, Australia and there were t-shirts and caps and sweaters and a lot more with the Olympics symbol on it and Sydney 2000 written on them. That was a whole 6 years before the actually Olympic games. I remember buying a sweater back then and how I waited in excitement for the year 2000 to come.

When it finally came I was just released from hospital after a nose surgery. I had fractured my nose. I still remember it – it was December 31, 1999 and I was lying in bed at home, all alone while everyone was out partying. Oh don’t feel sorry for me, it’s actually pretty funny when you think of it – I laugh at that moment too.

Months and years have went by since that day and now we are into the year 2008. The way time flies; it makes everything surreal. The first thing that I said on January 1, 2008 was “Soon it’s going to be 2009”. So what should my New Year’s Resolution be? Let me guess,… to live my life to the fullest, right? Wrong, that is just too abstract. I needed something concrete, so I decided that I am going to work on getting in shape, specifically, 6 packs (lol yah I know).

Amongst other things, I will be working on becoming more organized and stop being a procrastinator.

I have a lot more on my mind, but I will end it right here for now.