Friday, December 30, 2016

My New Year Resolutions For 2017

The whole year 2016 had come and gone in a fast blink. It was the most tiring and eventful year in my whole life. Honestly, I was mentally drained and struggled sanely to stay positive after losing my mum in 2015 and my dad in 2016. Both were long ailing, aging and fading each day. It was both a very sad and relief period to pray so hard for them to depart for better places, after all they both had lived a meaningful life and enjoyed fullest as what anyone would have wished. My mind, body and soul have some void feelings now as if the chords have been cut to release me like a bird to fly on my own.



Besides going through the 2nd year of mourning period now, I still had time to fly off for some vacations. They were all planned trips like many months ahead to take advantage of cheaper flights, hotels and everything. In December 2015 & February 2016, we both flew to Japan again as we never had enough of this beautiful country. We paid for the tickets to Tokyo while we were given complimentary tickets to Osaka in February. During the Chinese New Year, we could not celebrate yet as my mum's mourning period was still ongoing, so we headed to Yogjakarta as it was nearby and cheap for a blissful and enjoyable vacation.

We were in Penang and Singapore for brief visits in September and October. By end November, we left for the long planned trip to China, followed by my trip to Jakarta to accompany my friend Peter Tan. Along the way in 2016, I have met many new friends and lost several friends too. They had sudden deaths resulting from heart failures while 2 friends had heart surgeries and survived. All these incidents frightened all my ex school mates.


My 2017 New Year Resolution is to BE HEALTHY! 
I will spend more time to exercise and watch my health!



Wishing you all a Happy & Healthy New Year 2017!



Thank you very much for reading 
all my blog postings.




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58 comments:

  1. May you have a blessed and happy new year 2017, Anay and Letchumi.

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    1. Thank you for your kind wishes. Happy New Year to you Lina & family.

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  2. Happy New Year and a wonderful year ahead!

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    1. Thank you for your kind wishes. Happy New Year to you Candy Lee and family.

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  3. A blessed 2017 to you and your family TM! I hope 2017 will be a better year for all of us, more happy than sad occasions. Your resolution is a good one, in fact that's the one and only resolution we all need - to be healthy. So less brownies for me and I promise I won't send you cookies. wahahahaha!!!

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    1. I have started my resolutions with increased exercises and reduced food intake! Thank you for your kind wishes. Happy New Year to you Phong Hong and partner.

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  4. Happy New Year to you & family! May 2017 brings more health, wealth and happiness to you...Same as you, I'm hoping to maintain a healthy life to travel and enjoy all the nice food & sceneries.

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    1. Yeah! I wanna travel more. Thank you for your kind wishes. Happy New Year to you Nux and family.

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  5. Wishing you and your wife the best of health.

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    1. Thank you for your kind wishes. Happy New Year to you William and Derek. Get married yeah.

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  6. Happy New Year to you and your family!

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    1. Thank you for your kind wishes. Happy New Year to you Ken and family. How come you cannot get fat with so much delicious food tasting??

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  7. That's a good resolution. Let's hope for a happier and healthier 2017 for all. Enjoy the long weekend ahead. Cheers! :)

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    1. Thank you for your kind wishes. Happy New Year to you EWEW and family. It is nice reading your blogs.

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  8. Good evening TM... It did rain here in Singapore, but stop liao...

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    1. Thank you for your kind wishes. Happy New Year to you Sharon and family.

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  9. Wonder will i get to meet Mr and Mrs TM in person in 2017?

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  10. 2016 sure is a tough year for you.
    Never mind, all good things will come next year, Happy New Year!!

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    1. It sure was a tough 2 years, making my heart heavy & stronger as well. Thank you for your kind wishes. Happy New Year to you Hayley and family.

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  11. Bye Bye 2016.. let our doors be closed to the sorrows and open to the happiness and that of course includes Good Health! That is the most important, money, go one side.. now everyone wishes for good health instead of FATT TATT... hahaha... Anyway, Have a Blessed 2017, TM and Wifey!

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    1. LOL. I have closed 2 doors and will open a new door. Thank you for your kind wishes. Happy New Year to you Claire and family. Enjoy more holidays, you lucky Mama!

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  12. Bye bye 2016, 2016 was quite a good year for me and yes staying healthy and happy are the most important

    Going countdown outside on the last day of 2016, hope it is not too crowded, maybe got fireworks too

    Happy 2017 to you and your wife, TM

    May all good things come to you in 2017

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    1. Good for you that 2016 was good. So 2017 would be better! Thank you for your kind wishes. Happy New Year to you Libby and family.

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  13. Twilight man - 2016 has been an uneasy year for you but your bravery and determination have gained so much of my respect! Happy New Year to you and wifey! May all good health be blessed upon us in the new year!

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    1. Thank you for your kind wishes. Happy New Year to you Mia and family. I hope you will be blessed with a happy journey and need not go through like me.

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  14. Happy New Year to you and your wife! May you be healthy and wise forever!

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    1. Thank you for your kind wishes. Happy New Year to you Mun and family.

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    1. Thank you for your kind wishes. Happy New Year to you Sheta and family.

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  16. Happy New Year TM. Wow, you went places in 2016. I hope you'll be going to more places this year so we can read all about it :)

    That is a good resolution you have. Let's motivate each other to keep a healthy lifestyle. I jog and play badminton at least 4 times weekly (at the playground). This year I hope to tone my body. Getting old and flabby dy...

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    1. Thank you for your kind wishes. Happy New Year to you Merryn and family.
      You are so healthy and so fit looking. Just enjoy more food and travel to more holiday places. Your blog is a joy to read.

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  17. Happy New year to you and family. Certainly 2016 has been eventful for you, including the travelling! Hope to read more of your post of your travels. Be Healthy

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    1. Thank you for your kind wishes. Happy New Year to you Elaine and family. I hope to find more money first la. No money no travel. LOL

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  18. Say Bye bye to 2016 and welcome a Happy New Year to you and your loved one. As we getting old, health matters a lot. let's stay healthy!

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    1. Thank you for your kind wishes. Happy New Year to you Yee Ling and family. Hope you will be back to blogging again.

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  19. To tell the truth, I never had any New Year resolutions. I'm just terrible. Hahaha! Happy 2017 to you & family, Tan!

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    1. Thank you for your kind wishes. Happy New Year to you Shorley and family. Life has been sweet and kind to you. You get younger each passing year.

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  20. I thought you will travel to Europe, US, Argentina and Australia in 2017? Sure eat like there's no tomorrow one. How to watch health? Resolution for 2018 lah...

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    1. LOLOL. I like that. I will plan for 2018 instead. How I wish to conquer Europe like you.
      Thank you for your kind wishes. Happy New Year to you RG and family.

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  21. Wishing you and your family a blessed year of 2017!
    Gong Xi Fa Cai too!

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    1. Thank you for your kind wishes. Happy New Year to you Choi Yen and family.

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  22. When I was asked what could be my three most important goals this year, I listed health as top priority. Take care my friend, and we will keep in contact through fb and blogging. More power to writing and travels.

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    1. Mabuhay Jonathan! Thank you for your kind wishes. Happy New Year to you and family.

      Happy Blogging and Smile more!

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  23. Have a super super super 2017! :D

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    1. Thank you for your kind wishes. Happy New Year to you Clay and family.

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  24. Hi! Season's greeting. You are in mourning now. In our country,we would not say happy new year for you. Wishing you have nice days!

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    1. This is interesting & thank you for teaching me something new. Thank you for your kind wishes. Happy New Year to you Minoru-San and family.

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  25. 2016 seems to be quite up and down, but the way you balanced and carried life sounds good. Hope it was a healthy and peaceful year ahead for you :)

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    1. Life is really like the waves of the ocean. It comes and goes while nothing is permanent. Thank you for your kind wishes. Happy New Year to you Jeevan and family.

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  26. I am sorry to hear you have lost your parents.
    May 2017 be a happy and great year for you.
    Please come to Japan again!

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    1. Thank you for your kind wishes. Happy New Year to you Hiroshi-San. I will visit Japan again soon.

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  27. keep the spirit going and explore more exotic places in this planet...

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    1. How I wish I could travel like you for many weeks and money still falls from the skies with trees blooming gold nuggets!
      Thank you for your kind wishes. Happy New Year to you Lai and family.

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  28. Hey TM, is still not too late to wish you a very Happy New Year. May 2017 brings good luck to you, stay healthy, stay handsome and same wishes to your lovely wifey as well. Amitabha

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    1. Never too late to send wishes to anyone!
      Thank you for your kind wishes. Happy New Year to you Angeline and family. Happy cooking, baking and blogging!

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  29. i hope you never stop writing this blog, tm! happy, happy 2017 to you and your wonderful family! :D

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    1. Thank you for your kind wishes. Happy New Year to you lady! I will never stop blogging for sure. Thank you for dropping by always.

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