Tuesday, January 1, 2013

After A Year

As I promised last year, I would follow up my new year resolution when another new year came, and it is time now.

These are my 2012 "Resolution"

  1. Run my first startup.
  2. Travel to Tibet, and hike to Himalaya base camp.
  3. Being able to do Toe Fake 20 cones (inline slalom move).
  4. Join a major freestyle slalom competition at overseas.
  5. Gain weight to 55kg. (I find it the hardest challenge)
  6. Skydiving. (See if Groupon provides cheap one or not)
  7. Travel to East Coast Malaysia, include .
  8. Get a MacBook Pro 15. (ouch!)
  9. finish 3 books: In The Plex, Steve Jobs Biography, and one more still pending)
  10. Sponsor a child with WorldVision.

How many had I achieved? Technically, 0. Will elaborate more on this.

Run my first startup
Running a startup is not easy, especially a tech startup. Partners play a very crucial role in the process, and self determination and the guts to take risk comes first. Gave up to start mine, but glad, I joined a mobile game startup, Top Fun Cool Games, published *uncountable* games for Android and iOS. Sushi Friends is our hit game, not sky high, but is our first time taste the juice of success. Still much to learn, much to fail, and finally, great success. Startup is not easy, but I enjoyed it so much, even working on Saturday and Sunday seems so fun, when you see the numbers are growing everyday.

Travel to Tibet
This should be a group resolution with Bobby and Nana, and when one can't make it, mission postponed. A lot researches had been done, flight route, cost, tour guide, and all I need, is time, time, time. Startup is crazy.

20 Toe Fake
Startup is crazy.

Join Slalom Competition
My last competition was Malaysia Slalom Series in June, which participated by Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, and Vietnam. It was Malaysia largest international freestyle slalom competition, thanks to the support from Penang Inline Skating Association. My skills can hardly catch up the young one, and I know it's time for me to focus on what's matter now. I still love slalom, just that, startup is crazy.

Gain weight to 55kg
When I said it was the hardest, I almost achieve it. Current weight is 52kg, and growing. Unfortunately, it is the fat that count, not the muscle. The culprit is lack of sports. Again, startup is crazy.

Let's blame Groupon for not offering a cheap offer! The truth is, I totally ignored this. The arm injury caused me difficult to use strength while lift up my hand, which is very important to control the parachute. Let's see.

Travel to East Coast Malaysia
Startup is crazy.

Get A MacBook Pro 15
Haha, a free MacBook Air 13 from boss, so, mission success or failed?

Finish 3 book
The only moment I read, is in the train, while traveling from Cyberjaya to KL Sentral everyday. Still in the first book, In The Plex. I do enjoy reading the every details of the Search Engine giant, Google, their business strategy, and their ultimate mission to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. But, I would only read while standing. Every sitting moments I got are spent on coding. Yea, coding, in train, with internet access, extra 20 minutes of productivity. Startup is crazy.

Sponsor a child with WorldVision
Regret to say that, I have not done this. In the last hour of 2012, when I reading this blog, this particular task, I immediately entered World Vision website. World Vision US allow us to choose which children to sponsor, so I chosen a boy from Brazil who loves Mathematic (programmers first choice). Sadly World Vision is operate by country, and I was redirected to World Vision Malaysia. Malaysian site is not allow to choose children, and I can only make choices by country. While checking out, credit card failed, and bank debit system offline-ed. I promised to sponsor for a year, tomorrow.

Update: I sponsored a child on 1st of Jan 2013, for a year. So, 1 task completed.

Screw New Year Resolution for 2013, startup to the max. Work hard, play hard.

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