Yep. I can’t believe we’re already halfway through January and I feel a heavy level of guilt when I realise that I haven’t updated my blog in a long time.
Forgive me as I have been really busy. Here’s what I’ve been up to:
- I’ve been traveling a lot for work.
In the first week of January I was in Jakarta on business. And then in the second week off to Shanghai for a short trip again for business. I gotta say I haven’t been back to Shanghai for almost 10 years an the city has changed so much.
It’s so clean.. even the air (heck I remember how smoggy it used to be when I was last there). Things are so advanced and what’s amazing is that the people there are really really nice.
I wasn’t sure how I was going to survive there ordering food or taking taxis here and there but somehow my lousy Mandarin was good enough to almost act like a local there.
I really like Shanghai and I’m definitely going back again soon. Heck I had steamboat for dinner both nights there because it was so cold and nice.
This is me whacking the soup that was way too spicy for me but really felt soooo good.
2. I’ve been reading
I’ve been spending a lot of time in my past few months reading books. I think I almost average a book a week now. Learning about business, self-help, biographies, all sorts of things. All in a lifelong effort to enlighten myself.I’ve been spending so much time reading I’ve even given up playing War Robots, this game I was so addicted to before. If you haven’t started playing it, don’t. It’s one of those games that you really have to pay (like spend real money) to win.
3. I have however been playing another game.
I’ve been playing SimCity. I started it because Fighter has this huge interest in buildings and cities so I thought hey maybe we could play it together. We started it and well.. now I’m so addicted to it I play it on my own (and Fighter gets upset when he catches me playing it without him).
4. I’ve been spending time with friends.
I’ve made sure to spend some of my time catching up with friends too. Like throwing a last minute birthday lunch for this fella.
5. Most importantly I’ve been spending time with family.
The good thing is that the Shanghai trip gave me another short escape with Shorty so we got to spend time together then.
But with the kids… well I try to come home a little early from work and now I try to wake up extra early just to see them before they go to school. One morning when Shorty didn’t have enough sleep the night before I had the privilege of sending Fighter to school too.
Ah such a joy.
So that’s why I’ve been off the blog for a while. Fret not… while I may have sparse updates every now and then… I will always come back to update this. After all this is a journal of my life that I want to keep not just for myself but perhaps for my kids one day to read to know what their Dad is or was like.
Overall work at Colony has been great too. Really fulfilling. We’re working on the design of a new location and some other stuff that I hope to be able to announce in the next couple of months.
How is everyone’s New Year coming along?