| ||Ushering in 2010!|
Happy New Year to all of you! How did you celebrate? Whether you partied like it
was the end of the world, went to church, or had a cosy get-together with friends and
family, I hope it was a good start to what is yet another new beginning for all of us :)
I kicked off the night with dinner near Times Square.
The girls, we were all dressed in cool shades of white, black, sparkly silvers and grey.
Talk about color-coordination!
Dinner was Japanese fusion dishes served tapas style.
Plus, unlimited free flow of cocktails, champange and wines!!! Some of my friends
were eager to get as inebriated as possible ;)
I must admit though, the expensive small-portions of food were not enough for my
greedy tummy and I was left hankering for more eats. I guess that is NYE dinner for
you no matter where you go - overpriced menus and jacked up prices >.<
Drink up then and get your money's worth
DJ spinning some tunes
It was close to midnight....
Walked through the wreckage in Times Square after the ball dropped.
Friend's shiny disco ball house party.
My friend J here was way better at dishing out great grooves compared to the
Pal C Wannie
Glad to meet up with the visiting alien after so long.
Miss Almost Dutch, was ecstatic to see her again on her visit back.
Congrats on upcoming nupitals :D
Before the evening of festivities began, I took a picture of my new party dresses
with my iPhone and asked on Twitter, "Which dress should I wear, which dress
did I pick?"
3 Twitties got it right, well kinda!
@teiluj108 "white or purple ? Looks fab"
@rQyelhsa "the bottom middle 2 dresses are pretty!"
@SylChang "red one is hot for nye (: the one next to it is elegant!"
Congrats girls! I will be doing a lucky draw and one of you will WIN A SPECIAL
PRIZE! Wait to hear from me :)
I may not blog here everyday, but I do update on Twitter religiously all the time.
Follow my Tweets at www.twitter.com/dawnyang1
The object of celebrating new years is not that we should have a new year - it is that
we should have a renewed soul. This is a time when we can be born again, a
springboard to living a new and better life on a fresh slate!
Imagine a book with blank pages, it's title is Opportunity - and you're going to
personally write in it starting with the first page called New Years Day. Here's to
another chance for us to get it right! To live more, love more, laugh more, give more
and grow more, whilst always cherishing the good memories and friendships of auld
lang syne :)
Many of us commence January with a super long list of resolutions. But after the
initial rush of enthusiasm fades and reality sets in, these many ambitions often seem
insurmountable again as our resolve falters. Then you beat yourself up inside for not
meeting your own expectations. It's often made me want to give up on resolutions
But I realized that the trick to success, is to set realistic and measurable goals that
you can gradually manage through the year. This means no grandiose or vague plans
e.g. I want to become a millionaire, I will not eat carbs, I will exercise more, I must
date a Josh Harnett/Megan Fox lookalike... you're just setting yourself up for
disappointment (I'm particularly sorry to hurt your feelings on the last one :P) Yes, we
should all dream and reach for the stars. But remember, if your goal is too big, you'll
feel defeated before you even get started.
Break things down into bite-sized portions that you'll be able to accomplish.
Instead of "I will lose 10kg"
-> focus on losing 1kg every month.
Instead of "I will eat healthier"
-> resolve to eat five portions of vegetables and fruits daily, and
no second helpings at dinner.
Instead of "I will write a novel"
-> set aside 15 minutes daily to pour forth your creative juices.
Instead of "I will not smoke"
-> gradually decrease your cigarette intake weekly.
Better yet, share your goals with friends and family. This way they can check up on
you and you will feel accountable for your words.
I hope my advice helps. Don't forget to reward yourself and celebrate your
accomplishments along the way!
As for myself, here are my own resolutions for 2010:
- Get my business started by mid-year
- Blog every three to four days.
- Punctuality: Be on time or no more than 15 mins late
- Exercise twice a week (I'm starting from zilch!)
- No skipping church more than once a month
- At least 15 mins of quiet time with Him each morning/night
- Reduce procrastination: Stop waiting for motivation to take action. Take action
first, inspiration will follow.
- Research and find a charity organization that I feel passionate about. After
which start by volunteering some time to it.
- No picking my nails.
- Show more love, care and affection to my loved ones.
- Every week, catch up with one friend I don't get to see that often over coffee or
- Continue to bask in the the flattery of Xiaxue's maniacal obsession with me
(Cue song: Mariah Carey's "Obsessed". The term Napolean complex in the lyrics
about small people really hits home)
- Organize my huge group holiday for next year's NYE, top destination choice:
Rio, Brazil. Never too early to begin planning!
"O LORD, thank you for a brand New Year. Please give me wisdom and strength to
serve you with integrity and faithfulness in this coming year. I pray that your work be
done in my life as I offer myself, my plans, and my future to you. May your grace and
favor be upon me. I pray this through my Lord and Savior Jesus, Amen."
2010 is unfolding, like a blossom with petals tightly curled concealing the beauty within.
Water it well and it's magnificence can be yours.
What are some of your new year resolutions? Any tips you'd like to share?
Cheers, and much love to all of you!
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