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Saturday, December 31, 2005
Welcome 2006

My New Year resolution for 2006 is to find the winning ticket to a billion-dollar lottery that someone accidentally dropped, buy my way out of National Service and live on the interest for the rest of my life. And perhaps fund any projects that can potentially destroy Microsoft if I have the spare cash. What? You don't think I'll succeed? Well, isn't that the whole point of New Year resolutions, making claims which usually end up unfulfilled and reused a year later. How many people you know actually manage to quit smoking or lose weight (and I don't mean a hundred grams lighter)?

New Year resolutions are stupid. If you want to do something, do it now, why wait till New Year? And why must one make a statement before getting down to doing whatever one resolves to do? What the heck does the Earth passing through the same point in its revolution around the Sun have anything to do with smoking or getting better grades at school? It's a sad fact of life but if you ain't got the discipline to fix your life the year before, you sure ain't gonna fix your life by making a proclamation on the 1st of January.

But having said that, it sure feels good to indulge in self-delusion (otherwise, why would so many people be doing it?). So dream on everyone. Maybe you will really get a better job. Maybe you actually succeed in sticking to a budget. And maybe, you might even see a hot chick driving me to Orchard Road in a Ferrari some time in 2006.

Happy New Year.


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4 Comments:

I stumbled upon your entry commenting about quiz shows and the lack of any good ones in Singapore. I have to agree with you that there doesn't seem a great deal of appeal for quiz shows locally. It's nice to meet another Singaporean that loves general knowledge and quizzes. I appeared on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Singapore when serving NS, and I also did Singapore's Brainiest Scholar. If you get the chance you should try out for some of these gameshows as well.
By Blogger Caleb, at 11:21 AM  

That's cool man. Too bad I didn't get to watch Singapore's Brainiest Scholar. I must be on one of those overseas army exercises. Don't think I'll ever join a gameshow though, my knowledge is too unevenly distributed that I'll probably get kicked out in the first round for failing to answer a question about popular actors or the latest TV show.
By Anonymous Yiheng, at 11:51 AM  

I am sure its not so bad. Being an arts student I am pretty clueless in general about science, but it is definitely possible to get by. Studying in the UK now it a lot more fun as quizzing is very popular here. There are pub quizzes everywhere. I have also taken part in a couple of prestigous UK gameshows which is good fun.
By Blogger Caleb, at 7:03 AM  

hey yiheng nice saying... why wait till new year then have resoultion? u can plan it anytime!
By Blogger kailoon, at 2:42 PM  

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