Hello 2011. That’s Twenty. One. One! And i’m still getting used to the idea that it’s January.
Celebrating New Years was a thrill. Not a rollercoaster thrill but watching fireworks and finding people around the Auckland nightlife celebrating and letting go of yesteryear. And to my excitement, I kept forgetting my work days were coming up.
Lately, I’ve been working 2 hours away from the city, to a beachtown residing in the Coromandel which doesn’t sound like much until you see me walking around in the sun, slapping sun block on beach girls backs. And enjoying the sun, let’s not forget that :D Yes fun and excitement would sum up my experience at these beaches :D
With these experiences aside, I did manage to have time to get my head around a couple of resolutions this year:
Have my entire wall turned into canvas art of my friends and family
Have a youtube account to start a hobby
Have my degree by June 2011, NOT next year
Have my credit card paid off
And the 5th one, write. A blog. A book. Who knows, we’ll see eventually.
That’s where I’ve got my eyes fixed on this year and that’s about it. So before I farewell 2010 for the last time, let me recap the moments that I can remember from the top of my head.
Mum = she kept me going in life. Constantly supportive and helpful all the way. Taught me how to write neat too.
Dad = he didn’t say that I was doing a good job, he was a man who liked to show his appreciation rather than talk about it. RIP <3 you always.
Mysterious Girl = I don’t often mention this but throughout my younger years, I had no interest in education. It was, to me, all about having fun and just getting by. This girl who I fell for made me work my butt off to learn, read, and articulate my english and maths just to try and impress her. Yes, I was inspired to learn stuff and someday, i’ll find her and thank her for that.
John Mayer = throughout high school I thought of this guy as the epitome of a man who can express himself in poetic form, since I lacked it at that point in time. Helped me alot quite unintended.
Shakespeare = I liked english in high school but was one who was not into writing essays but articulating myself alot.
Gloria = I was different in high school. Imagine a geek who had too much imagination and not enough people who shared that vision with him, let alone had a vision themselves. This girl helped me with accepting the fact that sometimes you have to go through things alone. And by all means, I got used to that.
Kayc = After High school, I met him at University. Became my bestfriend and helped me with the visions I had for a better future, for us, for ALL the friends we made along the way and became an instant member to my family. True friend.
Alot more people inspire me in life, but these are the figures that I see have shaped my youth which will always shape my future
Check out the link for all the top tens of the year by Time’s Magazine ^_^
Top 10 Albums
1. Kanye West, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 2. Arcade Fire, The Suburbs 3. LCD Soundsystem, This Is Happening 4. The National, High Violet 5. Drake, Thank Me Later 6. Sufjan Stevens, Age of Adz 7. The Black Keys, Brothers 8. Yeasayer, Odd Blood 9. Big Boi, Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty 10. Beach House, Teen Dream
Top 10 Songs
1. Cee Lo Green, “F**k You” 2. Janelle Monáe, “Tightrope” 3. Kanye West, “POWER” 4. Arcade Fire, “Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)” 5. Eminem featuring Rihanna, “Love the Way You Lie” 6. Yeasayer, “Ambling Alp” 7. Jónsi, “Animal Arithmetic” 8. Drake, “Find Your Love” 9. Elizabeth Cook, “All the Time” 10. Sleigh Bells, “Rill Rill”
Red = the color of love. Or what peeps think it is. To me, its one of the first colors I grew up seeing. Rose bushes, outside my house when I was only 4, and picking the thorns off and pretend like I was a rhino ^_^
Black = Reminiscent of hide and seek games :D
White = I’m a morning person so bright colors, I like :D
Was only six years old when I asked my parents if I can have a middle name. Like the kids at school. Took a few days to decide. Leo. Or Junior. Leo was my first choice. But then my name would’ve been TL instead of TJ. So I stuck with what sounded better at the time ^_^