Sunday, January 3, 2010

Goodbye 2009, Hello 2010!

Whenever I hear Xmas carols, it always surprises me how another year has gone by. Reflecting on 2009, I realise that one of the things I wanted to change was the time I've been waking up every day. 
I was telling my Mum (on left) that I wanted to start my days earlier so that I could get a lot more done in the day. I'm determined to become a morning person and a super fit one this year! I mean it!
But before all these big plans kick off and the flat mid riff I'm gonna get, I just let myself go in Singapore ;) I ate so much over Xmas and I figured it was the end of the year so why not right? Live it Up!!! This is my childhood friend Calvin who I've known forever and his friend Chloe...
It was pure decadence but I reassured myself that my whole fitness regimen can start in 2010 so relax and let your hair down Jo ;) I had a blast at New Years. I didn't wanna think about the pile of work I was returning to (filming of Project Alpha Season 2 is already starting in January yikes!) but there's a time n place for everything. I wanted to be on holiday and be fully present with my family at the end of the year.
My sister Nicole (on left) is a bookworm to the max. Her bedroom is like a wall to wall library so it was good to see her on the dance floor, you go girl ;) Thanks for dragging her off for a dance Chloe! 

I thought about all the count downs happening all over the world. For that moment in time, there is universal hope for a new beginning. There are those who are grateful at the turn of the year and those who are relieved that 2009 is behind them.
Tara and Peggy didn't follow the Black and White dress code so they really stood out *chuckle* 
Then there are those trying to clear out the clutter and start fresh with new ideas, new jobs and different perspectives. For those who are single, they think about finding someone new.
For those whose business was not so good, they wish for it to be better and for those who are already happy, they seek to maintain that level of happiness. 
For myself, this year has been a lot of hard work because I started up different things from total scratch (my own website/blog and creating new TV shows). It has been a great learning curve and whatever obstacles I've encountered in '09 have really made me grow. We are constantly evolving and you can resist the process or accept and welcome change coz it's inevitable. I'm looking forward to this year!
I managed to get my father on the dance floor for just one dance and the smoke machine went off. That's the haze around us in case you're wondering. My father is an awesome source of wisdom and I feel fortunate that I can bring anything up with him. He's always got something pertinent and meaningful to say.
Goodbye 2009 (night owl) and Hello 2010 (morning person). I woke up at 7am today and I loved it because I was already out hiking with my dogs in the outdoors. I'm going all out to be fitter and more productive this year. I want to manage my time better. I don't wanna procrastinate about things. I want to say I'm going to do something and just action it! For instance, I declare that I will get a toned, flat stomach this year amongst a whole lot of other things hehe :)


FooDcrazEE said...

old habit dies hard they say. . .anyway, all the best and have a fabulous 2010.

Jojo Struys said...

thanks foodcrazEE but where there's a will there's a way right? hey, with a name like that, it must be kinda hard to diet! *chuckle*

Well, I'm off to a good start. I set my alarm at 645am today n managed to get out of bed by 7! Not bad at all for me (considering I was sleeping in till lunch time in Singapore:)

Dylan Phuah said...

Happy New Year Jojo! May the turn of a new calendar bring you much joy and laughter. :)

For me, I'm gonna start fresh. It's a chance for me to get things done right this time around.

Good lucj in all your projects this year. Will me looking forward to Project Alpha 2. :)

Take care and till I see you again.
Lots of love.

Q said...

so jealous watching you enjoying the night...coz i have to work that night so no celebrating not even fireworks....
any way happy new year...

chris_lim said...

Happy Better Year 2010 Jojo.

Elaine New said...

happy 2010!!!!
my this year's resolution is also 2 get fitter. went jogging just now. WOO HOO. XD

kruel74 said...

Flatter mid-riff? How flat can a mid-riff be? Anyway, here's to great year and nice to start knowing you in 2009 n here's to many more of chance meetings or planned. Good business year/decade ahead too...Tweet more...!!!

MoonFlower said...

better time management is also one of my new year's resoulution = )

Brigante said...

One of my new year resolutions is to spend more quality time with my girlfriend and argue with her less!

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