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Wow, the final day of 2011 has arrived. Time passes by so, so fast.
2011 started off with sending my beloved grandfather to Heaven. It was my first year without both my Ah Gong and Mama. I love this photo of them... happily laughing together... I'm glad I captured this moment. I can't ask for a better grandparents :)
2011 is also the year that I start taking baby steps back into songwriting.
I participated in Julie's Biscuit movement called "Share the Love". It was my first time back to the recording studios after a long, long time. I miss the feeling of the recording booth, the crisp clean smell of the recording studio, and looking at cool equipments.
2011 was also the year I finally realized a little dream of mine to teach/lecture, officially. I remember the day when I walked in the class and got mistaken as a student, lol. It was a great experience. Such a great feeling to meet and mingle with young people. Some has even become a friend. I miss them! :)
Performed at Live@The Actors Studio. It's been ages since I last performed at a singer songwriters gig :) I shared the stage with these talented songwriters!
Handled the renovation of the office cum training space. Turning this...
I love this place very much. I remember clearly how each and every item in this office is selected, purchased, assembled etc etc etc... The amount of work poured into this 500sqft+ office is overwhelming... I can't imagine setting up my future home o_O Teamwork and patience is key.
One of the most impromptu and greatest things that happen this year, was the travel (which reminds me... I've yet updated about the travel log)! I flew to Manchester to meet my brother. It was like a, "Hey why don't you come over?" to which I replied, "OK!" and got to the flight bookings... The timing was nice so everything went smooth, except the glitch on the day of flight! Gege brought me around Manchester, then we traveled to London, Santorini-Greece, Scotland then back to Manchester before heading back to KL. Four incredible place in two short weeks. One AWESOME experience.
2011 was also the year the girls and I FINALLY went on a road trip. It was a very simple yet memorable getaway with the girls. Check out the video I made to commemorate this special outing, lol.
Other highlights of my 2011:
- I achieve an impossible. Looking back at my folders, I shot a total of 58 shoots this year! Which includes, wedding, couple, family, pets and events. The past few months was HECTIC, but it was a great challenge. Photos will be shared via this blog and my Facebook Page, so do keep a look out :)
- My role model, Steve Jobs passed away.
- Handled VIP's biggest event since we introduced advertising and creative solutions in our service offerings in July 2011. Together with power PR lady Erin and intern Man Man, we rocked our role in We R Malaysia-There is Hope, the Musical. Mind you, we did it all in two weeks. TWO weeks! What an insane thing to do, but we did it :)
2011 is the year I rediscovered myself. With the help of my loved ones, I realized that it is essential for me to prioritize. In the beginning of the year, I was really lost; I didn't know what to do; what I was good at; what I should do... So I ended up doing a little bit of everything. As a result, I was even more lost... To add to that, I wasted precious time.
Since then, I've learnt to let go of things and focus on what matters. Slowly but surely, the path ahead is clearer than ever.
I'm thankful for all the good and bad events that happened in 2011. It helped me filter off what I should let go, and what to hang on to :)
So here's wishing everyone a healthy and happy 2012!