The Mayans calender sees this year as the end, I see 2012 as a year with lots of golden opportunities.
I haven’t given much thought about what am I going to do or to achieve this year, to be honest. Not until when I was studying for my finals. You see, when I start studying, my mind goes wild. It starts thinking about my upcoming holidays, my plans for the year – where will I be going, what am I going to do – when I should really be focusing on my studies.
It truly is one scumbag brain.
Anyway, back to the main point: my big plans for 2012. There are a few things I want to get done and a few places I want to be at this year before the world ends. I’m very excited to share my big plans with you.
I purchased a pair of running shoes last year and joined the Nike We Run KL 10K. It was my first ever big running event and it was pretty awesome. In fact, I managed to finish 10K in 1 hour and 10 minutes, which is quite a good personal record. So, this year, I want to run more and run further.
I have four running events in mind for this year – the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2012, the Penang Bridge International Marathon 2012, the Adidas King of the Road 2012, and the Nike We Run KL 10K.
Out of the four running events, I must complete at least one half marathon. No full marathon for this year as I might not have enough time to train for it. At the same time, I’ll need to train to be fitter in order to play better in the MMU Football League. I’ve played about four games for the team this trimester but have failed to impress so far.
As disappointing as it is, I know I gotta buck up, or get the hell out.
As big as my plan will be, I’m still not venturing in other sports. My heart will always be with football and running. lol.
The next big thing is very much related to my university life and it’s mostly about opportunities that I must not miss. The Microsoft Imagine Cup 2012 is around the corner and despite not competing in it, I’m very excited on the prospect of joining the global Social Media Team. It’s some sort of a competition where the rules state that I’ll need to follow any local Imagine Cup team closely and report on social media platforms of their progress throughout the competition.
Apart from that, my responsible is to spread news and updates, as well as to create awareness of the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2012.
Despite the challenge, this is a really interesting project as I’ll have the opportunity to travel to the Microsoft Imagine Cup national finals, which I attended as a student blogger last May. I don’t know where will the national final be this year but I know I want to be there.
Also on the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2012, if I were to be selected to join this year’s global Social Media Team, I’ll be covering not only the Malaysia’s national final, but also the international final, which will be held in Sydney, Australia, this year.
I know this is the opportunity I don’t want to miss out on.
Done with running, football, and the opportunity of a lifetime; now let’s talk about travels in 2012.
I love travelling so much I’d travel to cheap places if I have little money and save up enough to travel further (I’ve already started saving up for Japan in 2013!!!).
Last year, I went to Langkawi Island in February…
…and chilled out at Perhentian Island and Redang Island in April.
I was in Kuching for the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2011 National Final last May.
Then I visited Kota Kinabalu with my university friends in October and watched sunrise at Sungai Lembing in Pahang in November.
To wrap up year 2011, I made it to Singapore on New Year’s Eve for the Marina Bay Sands countdown. I’ve also been to Genting Highlands a few times in 2011 – twice were with my younger brother who visited me in November and during Christmas.
So, this year, I’ll pay a visit to Perhentian Island once again, perhaps in March – it’s like an annual thing, I just want to be there every year.
In May, I’ll be flying to Bali in Indonesia with my family and if the aforementioned Microsoft Imagine Cup Social Media Team project goes well, I’ll be somewhere else for the Imagine Cup 2012 Malaysia Final, before the international final in Sydney, Australia (fingers crossed!!).
In November, I’ll be travelling to Penang for the Penang Bridge International Marathon, also mentioned earlier in this post. No need to travel for the other three running events as they’ll all be organised in Klang Valley.
Year 2012 will also be the year I get serious in photography. I’ve recently done my first ever paid assignment – Huey Yee’s engagement reception and dinner back in my hometown – and I can’t wait for more, but I know such opportunity doesn’t come knocking on my door often. Hence, I plan to work on my photography portfolio this year. It’s something I should have done long ago!
I’ve got a feeling that this year is going to be very amazing and I’m really excited.
It’s time to grow up and realise my big plans. You know you should to! :)