Happy New Year!!!
To be honest, I don't really feel like it's a new year! What does it really mean anyway? Perhaps a time-check to meet deadlines, set up new goals and resolutions?? Or just a date on the calendar to clean out old stuff around the house and buy new clothes?
Whatever it is, I like it for the bare fact that I think people are nicer to each other during the holidays and they play cheerful music from malls, train stations to mobile ringtones. And it's a time for me to get a new calendar book, mark out new dates, get organised, have some time to ponder and set new goals!!! (I'm very much like Monica from 'Friends')
One of the new goals I've set is walking/ jogging 2-3 times a week and to see how my fitness level is at by the end of Feb, (plus the economic situation).... because my university is organising a trip to the base camp in Everest!!!! Yes Everest!!!! And I really want to do it. Walking in winter clothes in Hong Kong is one thing, but when you get loaded up with more gear and attire hiking up the mountain with thin air, I doubt my body will be nice to me.
Anyway.... at least it's making me walk a wonderful trail I recently discovered! All green and almost forest-like, right behind where I live, almost like a wonderland backyard I had not bothered to uncover tragically for 1 year. I even started bouldering again in a gym this week. Yes all because of the new year and new resolutions to get fit and healthy and positive, positive, positive.
On another note, here is a great video clip I chanced upon during my normal morning global surf on the information highway... it's a clip of a WHOLE Year's seasons in 40 seconds. There's another 2 min version, but I think this 40sec one is already fabulous!!! Check it outhttp://eirikso.com/2008/12/27/one-year-worth-of-images-give-some-amazing-videos/