Hi there, 2015!

picture is taken from here

I was trying to find my ‘new-year-blog-post’ for 2014, to reflect on my last year resolutions. It turns out that… I have none! 😀 Hmmm… well, I will revive the tradition again this year.

Welcome, 2015! I hope you’ll be wonderful like last year… or even better 😉

At the end of 2012, I started two ‘big projects’ of my life. The first one is supposed to be a three-year project, so I hope I can finish it this year. The second one.. ehem.. is supposed to be a lifetime project :”>, so I hope it will never be finished.

At the end of 2013, I passed the qualifying exam for the three-year project mentioned above, which includes presenting my plans for the project. Thankfully, in terms of publications, I was quite productive last year, all are almost according to the plans :). Hopefully, this year I can be as productive as last year.

Also at the end of 2013, I started learning German with Duolingo. The progress was not as I expected ^^;. I hope this year it will be different, and I can finally master the language.

At the end of 2014, I failed at the early stage of establishing another ‘project’ *or you can call it a dream* of my life. But believe it or not, one day after I posted the story here, I got contacted again. Now, I’m still waiting for the result, so let’s hope for the best.

Also at the end of 2014, I learned that family should also be in my priority lists. I hope I can dedicate more time to my family this year. It’s been a while since we’re traveling together somewhere. The idea has been around for quite some time now. I know that this is difficult given the time and circumstances, but I’ll try my best to make it happen.

I want to reconnect with old friends. Sometimes I think I don’t put enough effort on maintaining a friendship.

I really want to spend less time on social media. I installed StayFocusd in my browser. For now it’s working when I’m in front of my laptop. However… when my 15 minutes quota per day is finished, sometimes I still turn to my smartphone to browse there. Let’s hope I can cure my addiction :p.

“Getting a driver license.” This item has been in my list of new year resolutions since forever. I don’t know if I will ever cross this out, since I never urgently need one. So instead, I hope… the public transportation system of the world will get better and better, or I will never have to travel alone by car :”>, so that I don’t need a driver license, hahaha.

Scuba diving is checked. So now, only bungee jumping, skydiving/paragliding, and via ferrata left. But someone *my personal trainer a.k.a the Bear* said that I cannot do via ferrata with my current state of stamina. So yeah… this year, will do more sport and more hikes!

Travel destinations: Bali *I’m ashamed when I said I’m from Indonesia but have never been to Bali -.-* or Lombok, Lake Toba, Bromo-Tengger-Semeru volcanic complex, Mexico and around, Kenya *visiting Kithaka* and around, Southeastern Europe, Australia or New Zealand. I hope this year I can go to at least one of them ;).

Those are my wishes for 2015… What’s yours? 😉

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