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2011 Retrospective


This has been a year of many many ups and a few downs. As always I count my blessings and I am grateful for an exciting career in an organisation that challenges me, the opportunities I’ve been given to dabble in 100000 things as well as the many many friends I can trust.

One of my goals for 2011 was to muster up enough strength and stamina to run 5km non-stop without fainting and halfway through tracking my progress, I realised I didn’t even have to prove anything to anyone – I was already motivated enough to do it! I now exercise regularly and if I am feeling sluggish I give myself a break. I’m glad I stuck with it even though when I started, it was PAINFUL! So yes, I pat myself on the back and I’ve been good! HAHA!

The good stuff of 2011:

  • 3 holidays – England in January, Bandung in July and Taiwan in December.
  • Improved fitness level – I can easily complete 5km on the treadmill, and then some.
  • Money – I’ve enjoyed a good income and a steady stream of excesses (work bonuses, small side projects, blog endorsements etc.)

The bad:

  • Douche bags – I’ve met so many terrible men and went out on so many bad dates, I can write a book about the perils of dating in Singapore.
  • Overspending – despite the extra income, I’ve fallen short on my savings target by about S$5, 000. Too much online shopping. Excessive indulgences. Not enough discipline.
  • I lost my beloved spectacles! The big, chunky, brown ones 😦

As I write this, I can barely remember any other bad stuff that has happened. I can’t complain. There’s no finer time to be alive.

On another note, I want to thank everyone for the many gifts this Christmas! It started with a couple here and there before my holiday, then when I got into work on Boxing Day, I found an entire army of presents having a party whilst I’ve been away! How awesome are my mates?

2012, bring it on! Ancient Mayans, hope you’re wrong!

Author: Chloe Happ

I left Singapore for the US of A in 2013 and now live in Las Vegas with my indie game dev husband and our son Gummi Gumdrop. I am also probably much older than you think I am.

3 thoughts on “2011 Retrospective

  1. Wow – what an awesome haul of presents!! All the best for 2012:)

  2. You should totally write this book, I’m sure it will be hilarious, any woman can relate to that. In general, men are douchebags! 😉

    Happy new year!!!

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