My 2019 New Year Resolutions

It’s the last day of 2018. Some of us have utterly gone and mucked the entire year up. That’s alright because there is still 2019.

that’s right, Al Pacino

How My 2018 Went

It went by quite quickly actually. I spent a lot of it travelling all over the world on business. My proficiency in several European languages have now spilled over the ‘surviving’ mark and I no longer blink at being marooned in any foreign country.

Now I did learn quite a few new tricks – and they do now form the basis of my 2019 resolutions.


1 Get into the Content Creation Game

Thanks to my prolific mindless watching of videos on Youtube, and in particular Casey Neistat – I’ve actually learned how to use a video camera and learn the basics. I’m going to try to get better gear and start creating content for the masses on weekends.

2 Healthy Is The Norm

I’m now (ahem) quite fit thanks to regular sessions at the gym. Despite the fact that I’m stronger than I’ve ever been in my life, I think there is an urgent need to bring my body fat levels down to 15% so that I can extend the numbers of years I have on this earth. Therefore, I will start training to run a marathon by the end of this year.

3 Better Living Through Nootropics

Thanks to Nootropics, over the course of 2017 and 2018, I have managed to power myself through a series of challenges (personal and professional) and come out on top because I was able to work longer, harder and maintain focus while never losing my nerve. In 2019, I’ll start adding newer nootropics to my regiment to continue on this path of growth.

4 Travel To Where My Wife Wants To Visit

The Northern Lights.

Everything else would just be a side trip.

5 I Will Stop Doing The Following

  • Getting close to people who are in my professional circle – Basically anybody who benefits from being my friend, isn’t going to be my friend.
  • Feeling guilty about not helping people who don’t want to be helped – it’s their problem not mine.
  • Buying cheap instead of high quality – For an example, each one of my work shoes cost more than my mobile phone. And they will last me 20 years. Cheap just costs more in the long run.
  • Avoiding saying thank you – This has been a bad habit of mine and I’m going to start ensuring that I’m grateful to anybody who did anything for me…

Movie Review: Aquaman

yes, I’m a lumberjack with golden scales with no nips

My earlier plans to go for a spectacular dinner fell through when the hotel called to say that the buffet for new year’s eve was a spectacular SGD258/head so I told them that I had other spectacular plans – albeit going to watch Aquaman instead with the express intention of going to view the fireworks later.

Apparently not many shared this idea, as the cinema was half-deserted. I saw several other families (they too, did not intend to overpay for dinner at a swank hotel) but there were singles, whom I suspect were actually weeping silently into their popcorn boxes.

So Aquaman was a surprisingly good movie – given the low expectations I had after the disaster that was “Batman vs Superman” and “Man of Steel”. After all, while “Wonder Woman” was amazing, frankly Jason Momoa hath none of the charms of Gal Gadot.

In essence, the movie is gorgeous. Everytime they had scenes in the city of Atlantis, I thought I was watching a re-run of “Tron.

The director is a Malaysian born chinese guy from Sarawak who made it big with the ‘Saw’ franchise and man – the story is good. The flow goes something like this.

  • I kill your father
  • My mom is hot
  • Don’t kill my father
  • Tron
  • Attack of the Titans
  • Horror movie
  • My mom is hot
  • I am Spartacus!!!!!!

Conclusion: 4 out of 5 stars – go catch it as soon as you can