Please keep sending me ideas and suggestions, help keep this blog alive.
Generally as a whole, although things may appear a little gloomy, it's not the end of the world.
Most of my classmates and army mates are still doing ok. We still have food on the table and a roof over our heads. Everyone is healthy, that's all that matters.
Due to get married soon, Terry already has the financial muscle to pay off his HDB BTO in full if he wishes to with plenty to spare. He planned to take a 3 month break and travel with his wife after their wedding. He's been saving for this for a while and planning the exact route and itinerary took close to a year.
Is that his dream then ? To travel with his wife.
It is his dream, for now... according to him..... before he starts working towards the next one.
Terry : So which one are you working towards now ??
I would have love to tell him about this blog and my love for writing but i can't so i said i would love to travel too after much hesitation.
Seeing me hesitate, Terry added that actually it doesn't matter what dream it is.
As long as you wake up everyday and you work towards it.
Terry : Simple one lah..... imagine you trying to build something.... no matter how hard,.... as long as you put one brick everyday, eventually you will complete it...
James : you should go and become a motivational speaker..
Terry : hahah... am i wrong ? ....
We switched topics after than but what he said stuck with me for a few days. It really is as simple as it gets.
Wake up, do your stuff and at the end of that day, ask yourself one question.
Did i get 1 brick in or 1 step closer to my dream ?
A simple yes and no answer.
Yes ? Good.... you're getting there...
No ? Then do something about it.
Using this year as a benchmark, i think getting 2 full length work our a year seemed doable as long as i have the materials for it.
Aside from My hawker adventures, i shall work towards getting another piece up for the 2nd half of 2017.
Eventually, maybe in a decade or so, i may have enough works to publish a book ? haha. Imagine the day finally comes when our libraries has a real ' adult' section accessible by above '21s' .
Well, nothing's impossible.
I look forward to the day when i can write full time , not for a living but as a hobby.
A distant dream but i'm working towards it.
2016 is the year of the monkey, geomancers say it's a year of mischief and disruption, with the approaching 2017, i hope the arrival of the rooster would herald a new dawn for all of us.
Doesn't matter what 2016 has thrown at you, you're still here.
I wish all blog visitors a happy, healthy and prosperous 2017.
Keep calm and read.