20 December 2009

The big GTD leftover sweep up

Woah, I have so much stuff leftover in my GTD I don't know where to start! I've been so busy with projects and gigs that I have literally neglected almost a week's worth of to do's.
And to add insult to injury, I got hit with some stomach flu a couple of days ago which kind of wasted one of my off days with me lying in bed recovering and gulping down a marathon of comedy shows that have been waiting for my attention. If you haven't watched it, check out The Cleveland Show. If you're a Family Guy fan, you should enjoy this as well.

So this is is, my annual last few weeks of the year clean up of all the leftover dreams I had for the year. Oddly, I've accomplished quite a lot of what I had set out to achieve in 2009! Although with my newly recognized OCD issue that RottenDoubt says I have, somehow my to do list never ends and it feels like 31 Dec is approaching too quickly. So instead of focusing on all the 57395739753 things I have yet to do, here's what I've accomplished so far that I can recall:
  • Down to my last comedy show of the year :) The big TakeOut Comedy Jam at Hitec! If you're interested, please call 6220 4436 to get your tickets! :D Wahoo! After that, I'm temporarily shutting down my comedy cells and letting them run loose in the most boring way of...well... doing nothing :P
  • Re-decorated my room/workspace and adjusted all my lighting so now I have work mode, relax mode, read mode, sleep mode and the good ol' super-bright so I can see everything and clean appropriately mode.
  • Um. And a whole lot more :P
The point is, this year has kept me busy in a good way where I've constantly been challenged and pushed to my limit. I have to admit, it has caused me quite a lot of stress as well, with nights where I'm dreaming about how I'm going to present myself the next day, or what technical solution I need to solve a client's problem. However, it has also been a damn good process that has forced me to better gel all my strengths together. For example, my work outs have become more intense than ever because I realize I can no longer dedicate more than 3 days a week to the gym and so I squeeze the crap out of myself within that 1 hour. Sometimes I do end up overdoing it though because the next morning when I wake up I can feel a new found soreness run through me. However, once I get passed that I'm stronger and fitter the next time I go through the same routine :)

Speaking of going through the same routine, I started off this year with hopes that I'd hit 200bpm at double peddles on drums. Sadly that is kinda not happening. I can hit that speed but not 100% stable though. But 160bpm is no problemo :). So hopefully 2010 will be the year 200bpm gets added to my list of DONE things :). Oh, my band is going to perform on 15 Jan 2010 as an opening act for First Blood alongside some of HK's top metal/hardcore bands so woohooo to that! Actually January 2010 is going to be a heck of a wild ride for me! I'm the official bi-lingual announcer for Legend Fighting Championship! I've been watching a bunch of UFC and K1 videos to catch up on the atmosphere as well as study how the announcers do their things. A lot of people will have noticed people like Bruce Buffer with his fantastic and unique take on fight announcements. The energy he brings to the show is great and I hope to do that on 11 January 2010! As he says, leeeeeeeeeeet's get ready to ruuuuuuuuuuuuuuumble!!!!!!!!!!

I've also got a gig with New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association at the end of January which just had its press conference today. I was at a small little cafe in Tsim Sha Tsui East and boy they make one of the best bitter chocolate mousses! I had it and was pleasantly surprised that a humble little restaurant like this could make something this fascinating! I mean, I'd have expected this quality from fancy hotels or something. Perhaps I'm just biased towards bitter chocolate puddings and mousses :P Oh well the bottom line it was yummy! I really enjoy working with the team there because everyone is extra friendly and they really think things through so there is minimum stress on people like myself, after all, performing is its own stress and relief in its own way :P

Then comes February, the lovely Chinese New Year which coincides with Valentine's day which really leaves a big question mark for many store owners....do they stay open for the business of v-day or close to spend quality time with family? Hmm.... let's see how things turn out.

And much the same for 2010. I've realized resolutions are useless and only goals are achievable. I've got a list of goals already for the new year, I'm positive I'll get there! As long as I don't get bombarded with no silly stomach flu :P

Have a merry christmas and enjoy the new year!

PS. For some reason, the past few 1 January's have all been beautiful blue skies :) I hope it stays that way this year too :)



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