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!
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