23 December 2014

The 2014 to 2015 edition

Ah yes, this time of the year again.
Well I'm going to keep it brief and just say with a smile that 2014 has hit 66% of my targets! Now you might be thinking "isn't that just above half only?" but mind you, I have come to realize that in a lot of things in life, if you average over 33%, you're pretty damn good! I mean, Michael Jordan's field gold percentage was 49%... and he's legendary!

Anyway, so looking back, 2014 has been a very, very wild journey but I'm glad to say it has ended well. I had a crazy few weeks before things finally settled and I'm able to breathe at a proper pace.

The only thing that hasn't improved, well hasn't fully gotten back to normal I should say, is my right ankle. It still swells up a bit every now and then and well luckily I'm able to still walk and exercise pretty normally, but no heavy plyometrics or high-impact things for that foot...oh well, I've come to terms with it.

Lastly, I'm trying to get myself to play a few more games because I've realized that my workaholic-style of living is never going to change or end and so I literally have to pull myself away from my work, or I'll always be hooked to it aiming to finish everything before I can stop.

So that's also one of my aims for 2015. Basically not reduce my productivity, but learn to better balance it. I've started to force myself to just drop everything at 1am nightly, and wind down. It's been tough mostly because I'm not used to this wind down phase, it's always been me watching 20 mins of comedy then sleeping, but now I force myself to either laze around, surf the internet aimlessly or basically watch comedy for more than 20 minutes :P

Either way, here's to a very Merry Christmas for everyone, a wonderful 2015 and ever growing greatness for all!

01 December 2014

Manila, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, home

Well hello hello hello at 4am from Manila airport! So here I am on day 2 of my week long South East Asia comedy tour. Pretty excited about this tour, it just fell into place and so far my Manila shows have been awesome! My only worry is I'm not sure how I'm going to survive this whole trip at the rate I'm rating.
Let me explain...
Whenever I leave Hong Kong, I leave my discipline at home as well.
I've only been here for 3 days and I've managed to eat more local food than many people who have been living here their whole life. You see,  the comics here warned me that other than comedy, the only other thing we'll be doing is eating. So from the moment I landed to the shows to after shows, we've been eating. Things like fried and refried pork to crunchy pigs face.. To chicken to.. Yeah basically a heart attack. But I suppose that's the way to go, after all, what's the point of traveling, if you're not going to explore.
So the shows were awesome, really opened my eyes to the Philippine lifestyle as well as their true love for karaoke.. Heh
Every time I travel it makes me love Hong Kong more because it reminds me of the little things.. Like our killer public transport system..

Well the next step is Singapore so it's the next thing to Hong Kong in Asia.. And I'm looking forward to killer shows too! It's always a great show in Singapore! Then Kuala Lumpur for both Cantonese and English shows.. Then Hong Kong I'm coming home! I am mostly looking forward to just enjoying my own bed again.. That's the one thing I really treasure when I'm away.

Anyway check back again in 10 days... December is going to be one crazy busy month for me and I'm looking to end this year with a mad bang.. Allowing myself to enjoy the last week of the year.. Ahh.. And then 2015..its time to get epic.
Enjoy Hong Kong!