Happy new year readers!

New year, new hope, new resolutions! As part of my tradition, first post of the year is to set the resolution and theme for the next 12 months. After a mediocre 2013, it bothers me that I was underachieving and the only source of motivation comes from travelling. It kind of sucks knowing  harsh reality and dreams are like 2 parallel lines which will never meet. However, it was a good decision taking the new year break to Yogyakarta because I came back with fresh ideas, motivated and definitely more positive! The 2 lines may not meet in 2014 but at least they will move 5 degree towards each other. I guess talking to a travel fanatic helps! 🙂

2014 Resolutions

1) Save at least 3x the salary this year

Balancing The Account By Hand
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The resolution for last year is too vague hence the need to set a quantitative resolution to measure up to.

2) Run 2x half marathons

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Laziness gobbled me last year. I need to build back the stamina by being more discipline with the trainings and sign up for 2 half marathon runs!

3) Rediscover Singapore

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As a typical Singaporean, I always complain about how boring Singapore is and when I meet other travellers, they will tell me how much they enjoy Singapore. I then realise that they have been exploring this tiny island way more than me! This year, I am going to tear myself away from the sprouting shopping malls (because they are evil to my pocket, refer to #1)  and rediscover the awesome side of Singapore. I am going to start with Henderson Wave, can you believe it I haven’t been there before?!

4) Travel Asia

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My plan for the year is to travel within Asia, to explore new countries and cities. Just came back from my first trip of the year to Yogyakarta. Travelling to Hong Kong in February (Can you believe it that I have not been there before?! It is like the 2nd most travelled city after Bangkok for Singaporeans). No concrete plans for the rest of the year but I am looking into countries like Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand and Malaysia. I am also keen to venture into North Korea.

5) Complete reading 20 books

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With the Kindle, I should be able to read more. I can curl up with a good story and finish it within a day or two. Average of 1.67 books per month, not a difficult target to achieve right?

6) To go to bed between 00:00 and 00:30 the night before next working day


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Always regret sleeping late when I struggle to wake up next morning.  It is quite challenging to do so 5 times a week, I intend to keep to 3 times per week because it seems more realistic coming from a night owl.

7) Pick up a course or learn something new

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Ever since I graduated in 2012, I have been lacking in this department. Perhaps it is time to look into a short course or something along the line or to develop a new hobby.

Seven. Seven new year resolutions. Let’s see if I am able to keep up to them!

Theme for 2014: Accomplishing

After slacking off with complete lack of discipline for a year, it is time to get my feet back on the ground and actually accomplish some tasks.

2014 is an important year. I am expected to show some results. On top of that, I would want to achieve my own personal goals. However having said that, I do not want to kill of any hint of spontaneity in me. I am rather excited to see how 2014 will turn out to be!

I hope you will have a fabulous 2014 and let it be filled with plenty of excitements, adventures and good things!

Pamela Loh

Pamela, born and raised in Singapore. She is a dreamer, explorer, traveller and local tour guide.

A perfect day for Pam would be being on the road, having beers and endless of great conversations that shape a wider perspective.

Come say hi!

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