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2011 Retrospective

This has been a year of many many ups and a few downs. As always I count my blessings and I am grateful for an exciting career in an organisation that challenges me, the opportunities I’ve been given to dabble in 100000 things as well as the many many friends I can trust.

One of my goals for 2011 was to muster up enough strength and stamina to run 5km non-stop without fainting and halfway through tracking my progress, I realised I didn’t even have to prove anything to anyone – I was already motivated enough to do it! I now exercise regularly and if I am feeling sluggish I give myself a break. I’m glad I stuck with it even though when I started, it was PAINFUL! So yes, I pat myself on the back and I’ve been good! HAHA!

The good stuff of 2011:

  • 3 holidays – England in January, Bandung in July and Taiwan in December.
  • Improved fitness level – I can easily complete 5km on the treadmill, and then some.
  • Money – I’ve enjoyed a good income and a steady stream of excesses (work bonuses, small side projects, blog endorsements etc.)

The bad:

  • Douche bags – I’ve met so many terrible men and went out on so many bad dates, I can write a book about the perils of dating in Singapore.
  • Overspending – despite the extra income, I’ve fallen short on my savings target by about S$5, 000. Too much online shopping. Excessive indulgences. Not enough discipline.
  • I lost my beloved spectacles! The big, chunky, brown ones 😦

As I write this, I can barely remember any other bad stuff that has happened. I can’t complain. There’s no finer time to be alive.

On another note, I want to thank everyone for the many gifts this Christmas! It started with a couple here and there before my holiday, then when I got into work on Boxing Day, I found an entire army of presents having a party whilst I’ve been away! How awesome are my mates?

2012, bring it on! Ancient Mayans, hope you’re wrong!


I produced an indie music festival in Singapore for 7years before I moved to the US to be with my indie game dev husband Tom who made Axiom Verge and Axiom Verge 2. We live in Los Angeles, California with our son Alastair (named for Alastair Reynolds) and our dog Goliath (named for his size).

3 thoughts on “2011 Retrospective

  1. You should totally write this book, I’m sure it will be hilarious, any woman can relate to that. In general, men are douchebags! 😉

    Happy new year!!!

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