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Saturday, January 21, 2012

New Year Resolution 2011 Revisited

I actually forgot that I made a New Year resolution last year (how could I? *gasp*). So, let's see whether I've managed to achieve those resolutions or not:

#1 Travel to another country or two

Last year I went to Indonesia twice:

1. Palangka Raya for Konferensi Internasional Antar Universitas Se Borneo Kalimantan (KABOKA) organized by the Institute of East Asean StudiesUniversiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)

2. Konferensi Antarabangsa Islam Borneo (KAIB) organized by our very own Pusat Islam Borneo, UiTM.
(Unfortuntely, I didn't make a post about this one. Don't worry, I will do the post in the near future and PIB will be organizing another KAIB conference this year in Brunei *yeay*)

And then I went to Macau, Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China for my much-anticipated pre-wedding photography session and a holiday with friends and family.
(Now I realized that I also never posted my photos in Hong Kong and Shenzhen. Terribly sorry, my bad. I'll post them soon ASAP)

And post-wedding, I went to accompany hubs (short for hubby) to Singapore and Thailand.

All in all, four countries in one year. Not bad at all. No wonder my purse was empty most of the time (too much traveling = too much spending = empty purse). However, resolution #1, success!

#2 Rejoice in another shopping spree

This is a complete success! Went shopping in Bandung and Jakarta (in May), then in Hong Kong (in June) and ended with the Singapore year end sale (in December) and a shopping spree at Bangkok's biggest weekend market, Chatuchak Market =). And I am officially broke *sigh*.

If you're ever in Hong Kong, and you love shopping, I'd suggest taking the MRT to Tung Chung station, there's a mall right above the station that sells branded items (read: Guess, Armani Exchange, Calvin Klein, Coach, Hugo Boss) at factory prices. Wanna know more? Click [here].

#3 Lose that fat (read: lose 8 kilos)

For this one, I am not going to lie. I spectacularly failed at losing my weight and I even gained a few more *sigh*. I have to be firm on this one and that's why this year, no more losing weight resolutions, I'll focus more on getting healthy and the fat lost will follow, right? (I sure do hope so *wink*).

So, resolution #3, fail!

#4 Adding new brands to my wardrobe

Remember when I said that I have Guess watches but absolutely zilch Guess apparels. Surprise, surprise, now I have two apparels by Guess, one a cappuccino colored vest (slightly hippie-ish) that I bought at 50% discount in Subang Jaya and another is a shirt (see photo below) that I bought from Bandung.


This is the one resolution that I'd completely forgotten and still, without realizing it, I managed to achieve it. Hurrah for writing down resolutions *yeay*. 


And I also got myself a Guess handbag (something I'd never thought I'd do). Ah well, as the French would say, c'est la vie =). 


And a shirt from Marc Jacobs, Save the Birds! Will do, MJ *grin*. I've always loved MJ's designs but feel like they're a lil' bit pricey for me, so purchasing MJ's must be done in a very restrained manner. Slowly, but surely it is *positive thoughts*. This photo is taken at Madame Tussaud's Hong Kong (the post that I said I was going to do but never did, I will, soon, I promise) and I'm loving my lopsided crown =P.

So, resolution #4, definite success!

#5 Get confirmed. 

And I did! I got my confirmation letter sometime in September last year. Hurrah! Another successful goal achieved.

4 out of 5 goals; an 80% success rate. Hip hip hooray! I never expected to have achieved my new year resolutions; truth be told I've actually forgotten about them. It was only after I'd posted my new year resolutions for this year that I remembered to check whether I'd done any for last year.

I think it's going to be a great year ahead of me *smile*.

Lots of love and lets be positive!


xoxo Mrs Fashionista