Looking back at the year of the Ox 2009...
I find myself plagued with illnesses such as sinus infection, gastric flu, sore throats, flu and diarrhea... Luckily as a civil servant, I have up to 30 days medical leave. They are nothing life threatening but it's annoying nevertheless and I have to find people to cover me while I'm sick. Even now as I'm typing, I'm down again with flu -______________________-
I'd tried bird's nest for 3 months, yes, BIRDS NEST but it doesn't help to improve my immunity at all. Grrrrrr.........Maybe because they're the cheap ready to eat kind. I find chicken essence with cordyceps more effective but I can't drink it when I'm having sore throat.
Looking at my astrology chart (ziwei) for Tiger year, it seems that it will be another year of illnesses which will be more severe than this year. This means time to stock vitamin pills and buy insurance in case anything happens.
Achievements in Ox Year
Well first of all, I got the scholarship to Japan of course (more details later). I also finished my 34 pages short story comic for the Kodansha manga competition. The results will be out in March and I do pray that at least I get shortlisted this time :/
Other achievements... I managed to buy an expensive bag and a pair of expensive shoes (I'm so vain, yes). My final kills before reverting my status back to a poor no-income student. Of course, I did try to clear a lot of my books and comics to get some cash back.
Last but not least, I finally bought my first stock through DBS Vickers. Go Singapore resorts, GO~~~
其它收穫包括我的名貴包包和名牌鞋子 (真愛美）。這應該是我還是上班族的最後一筆奢侈的消費吧？ （自言：很難說）當然我也嘗試賣掉我的漫畫和許多書籍。
Resolutions for the New Year
- Achieve JLPT1 certification
- Enroll into a masters program in Tokyo
- Finish 100 webcomic strips
- Write a short story comic plot.