Tuesday, January 01, 2008

happy new year!

2007 came and went. on 1st January 2007, i made a resolution to end all new year resolutions. simply because i never do good by them. i never keep to my plans, i never follow schedules, and i never made resolutions come true. thus, i decided a year ago to just embrace whatever comes my way, decide on the spot what i am to do about it, and live with my decision without turning back. and believe you me, this has granted me waaaaaay more opportunities than it would if i were to have resolutions. i'm complicated like that. :)

let's recap...
i got into the Powerbar Team Elite 2007. This was HUGE to me. It skyrocketed me to a whole new level in the athletic scene. All of a sudden I was teammates with people I idolised. Felt awesome. I improved by leaps and bounds in my stamina and speed, hence shaving minutes off my personal records. :) and guess what? I got in again! Team Elite 2008!

i won the Miss Metropolitan title. It made me realise that there are a lot of people out there who have very big dreams for me that i dare not dream for myself. it made me realise that i am actually quite capable of all this beauty queen shit. hahah...

i celebrated my 21st BIG. because i've awesome friends. as someone who enjoys playing a prnak or two, throwing surprises here n there, i was very much pleasantly surprised come May 11th 2007. it was memorable. truly memorable.

i am officially a TRIATHLETE. olympic distance completed. boo-yah!

i organized a national convention. which was a feat i never knew i was capable of carrying out. but now i can go "NatCon? heh. been there done that. :)" hahaha....

i ran 21 km in under 2 hours. i still remember how euphoric i was that moment i crossed the finishing line in PJ. best part is i went there with zero expectations. there wasn't like a 6 month long training program to achieve this target. i just went and managed to. :) and just so you know it doesn't end here. 2008 would see more PBs broken. i'll make sure of that.

i wore an RM800 dress, rode a limo and came on national TV!! i also fell on stage on national TV live, but even that's worth remembering. The Ultimate Prom Nite was also something i never imagined myself being a part of in a million years to come. It was certainly an experience. One i'll be telling my kids about.

i appeared in magazines and newspaper articles. not as some random onlooker but i was actually a featured person! :)

i met you. just when i thought things could not get any better. looks like the best just got started. :)

so u see, resolutions does not necessarily mean i'd achieve more. to me, resolutions limit the possibilities of achieving things you never even dream of achieving. whoever begs to differ, talk to me again in exactly a year's time. we'll compare just how much we have both achieved. :)

Happy New Year everyone!
have an awesome 2008!

10 comments:

dektos said...

*objection* Resolution does not limit the possibilities of achieving things... it is what resolution you make that limits the possibilities of things.. *grins* lol~

Anyway, Blessed New Year again Ms. Siah and congrats on getting into PowerBar Team Elite 2008. I'm sure you will do them proud. It's Karen Siah E-Ling for goodness sake!

Jayelle said...

awwww=) Happy New Year Karen!! Glad it was such an eventful year;D

galnexdor said...

but dektossss...sometimes ur so focused on resolutions u overlook other opportunities....aih dont argue la...:) happy new year!

thanks jolene! happy new year to u too!

Gene said...

Happy new year karen =)

mel and i are expecting great things of you. and all the fame and glory that we would get to enjoy as well.

work harder! much harder!

galnexdor said...

happy new year gene...ahahah will do...:)

liss said...

must say im very impressed!=]
happy new year karen!

galnexdor said...

thanks liss...:) u too...

shirlyn said...

happie new year, ren dear! im sure u'll have a great yr ahead ....bcuz it's just the beginning of all tht good things happening to u..proud of ya!! =)

sgloong said...

wah ur boyfriend leng chai la... must influence him to become a triathlete ok... then he will understand u more... ahahahah

EL

galnexdor said...

lyn dear, im soooooo darnnnn jealous u could meet up with gene n yh!!!! i saw the pics OMG! hahaha have an awesome 2008 too! less than 7 months time i can see u di!

EL: hahaha...thanks im sure he'd be pleased to hear that...=)