Friday, December 30, 2011

2011: Reflection, 2012: Aspirations

Hello Readers!

So I don't want to brag about my 2011, but this past year was amazing! I have traveled so much this year and have gained so much experience from my travels and living aboard, I cannot believe I am sitting on the other side it all already! 

Places I visited:
- Krabi, Thailand
- Bangkok, Thailand
- Siem Reap, Cambodia
- Malacca, Malaysia
- Penang, Malaysia
- Hong Kong
- Yogkarta, Indonesia
- Yangon, Myanmar
- Inle Lake, Myanmar
- Mandalay, Myanmar
- Bagan, Myanmar
- Lurong Prabang, Laos
- Ha Noi, Vietnam
- Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
- New Delhi, India
- Pushkar, India
- Jaipur, India
- Agra, India
- Varanasi, India
- Darjeeling, India
- Kathmandu, Nepal
- Chengdu, China
- Lijang, China
- Dali, China
- Beijing, China
- Tokyo, Japan
- Kyoto, Japan
- Osaka, Japan
- Hiroshima, Japan

All the while I was living overseas. 

Also during my time spent overseas, I got one of the most fantastic jobs I have ever had with Infocus Asia.  It was an amazing experience and I will not soon forget it!  The people that I met there were some of the most amazing people and they have all left some deep footprints on me.  I wish them all the best of luck and hope they are all surviving the bootcamp ;) 

Now it is time to look forward to 2012, resolutions for this upcoming year:
1. Eating 5 meals a week that don't have meat, that are lunch or dinner.  Breakfast is too easy not to have meat. 
2. Work out more!  When I was in Singapore I worked out from Monday to Friday everyday for an hour.  I found that having work outs incorporated to heavily into my daily routine that it was easier to stick with it!  I want to repeat this again this year! 
3. Continue traveling.  If I can't go to new countries every month like last year, then I would at least like to visit new places I have haven't been to around here.  Like I have not explored much of interior BC, or north of Whistler.  So I hope to continue exploring because I was bit HARD by that traveling bug and I really feel like satisfying that itch! 

I hope that 2012 will be an exciting year and more exciting that 2011.  It will be a tough to beat, but I am going to work very hard to make it a memorable year! 

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

New Beers! Page!


Check out my new Beers! page!  I have been sampling beers while I was traveling!  I hope you enjoy it! 

Thank you and best wishes!

Drinking some Angkor Beers while having our feet massaged by FISH!

Friday, December 16, 2011

On Being Home

Hello Readers!

Well I have been home for a few weeks now: after an amazing year a bit of living aboard and traveling!  This past year was amazing.  I couldn't have asked for a better year!  The people I have met and places I have will not soon be forgot.  Home hasn't changed much, which is kind of wierd.  I thought it was going to change more, after seeing on Facebook all the pregancies, engagements and weddings. 

I have compared my life to a book a lot recently.  There are different chapters in your life and that last year was an epic chapter.  The chapters before that though, were boring.  I find that my everyday becomes kinda boring and it all blends together.  Recently though I have had some epic jobs that made the years stand out a bit.  But before that, they all seem the same.  Then this year living aboard, I just hope to make the next chapter of my life just as epic.  I don't want to slip back into the blending of days. 

I am already feeling the itch to leave.  People have told me why that could be: I feel that I am taking a step backwards now that I have had this amazing year.  I think that may be cause, I want to continue moving forward and coming home with no job in sight I feel like coming is a step backwards.  Hopefully I score an awesome job and this feeling will subside!

Before you start to think that I hate being home, I am very excited being able to see all my friends and family again.  You don't know how much you love them until you miss them!  It is also nice to be able to do all the activities I missed doing: sports, snowboarding and concerts! 

Thanks for listening!

Jumping Photo: Kyoto, Japan