It’s the time of the year again. It’s the end of the year again. It is time for the annual year end’s quick monthly recaps.
My tier 4 visa has expired, and I had to leave Norwich. Home to Indonesia, and felt terrible.
Mr. Fix-it’s birthday, the first chinese new year after I went back to Indonesia.
Serious conversation with Mr. Fix-It, the first time the M word was mentioned.
Dad’s heart attack. Superbyq’s Birthday. Took a Mensa test.
Got accepted in Mensa. Applied for general visa to visit the UK.
Meet up with Stef. Mr. Fix-it visit, went to Bali. I am engaged.
Back to Norwich, graduation day. Meet up with Princess AK in London and saw the Phantom of The Opera.
Meet the parents. His parents. Went back to Indonesia.
Being miserable again. Pick up a crochet project: a blanket.
Started the business with my sister. Applied for the settlement visa for marriage.
Meet up with Princess AK in Jakarta. It’s been awhile.
And this is the 2013’s achievements:
Books that I have read this year (10):
The Witch of Portobello, Geisha of Gion, Memoirs of An Imaginary Friends, The Great Gatsby, Alice’s Adventure in The Wonderland, The War of The Worlds, The Phantom of The Opera, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window (ongoing), The Tales of Two Cities (ongoing), Amba (ongoing).
Films that I have watched this year (plenty):
Ironman 3, Man of Steel, Habibie dan Ainun, Rectoverso, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Thor: The Dark World, The Act of Killing, Last Vegas, Chronicle, Now You See Me, Killing Them Softly, Oblivion, Wedding Invitation, BBS, Mama, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Soekarno.
Museums that I visited this year:
Victoria and Albert Museum (London), The Stranger’s Hall (Norwich)
My social life achievements:
Two wedding parties, at least three meet ups with blogger friends, a gathering (means meeting with many new people at once), at least seven meet ups with old different friends (means averagely once every two months!!), at least two new friends!, and three new Whatsapp groups (which I have to admit, have been muted since my first day of joining. However, I have been good enough to partake in some of the discussion).
From April to now, I have lost at least 3 kilograms. I am not saying that my diet is on the way to its success, but I have understood that discipline is the only way.
I stopped smoking. I have to admit that I haven’t stopped entirely, because I still want to smoke once in a while.
I haven’t written as much as I wanted to do this year. I have started a new blog in Bahasa, mainly talking about the social and political situation in Indonesia. I participated in Nanowrimo this year but failed miserably. This blog, although wasn’t totally neglected has become a little bit left behind. I would have to take care of this problem next year. In my defence, the lack of internet connection didn’t help.
Patience is what I have to work on.
Financially I am a loser. I am still living off my parents, and although the business is now working but not necessarily earning. So it would have to wait. Next year, depends on where I would live, I should find something for my income.
I am pretty sure I wouldn’t be able to post anymore until sometimes after the new year, so I would wish everybody a great new year. And thank you for another awesome year we have passed together.