2nd but really my 1st post of 2013

What’s happening people.  My blog is back from the dead.  This is also my first post written on my tablet.  It’s not the same as writing from my phone which I enjoyed and actually produced more posts.  The reason: a physical qwerty keyboard.  But since wordpress decided to stop supporting my phone, this nexus 7 will have to do.  I hate touch screen keyboards and don’t think I’ll ever get used to them.  Oh well, first world problems I guess.

So it’s 2013 and everyone comes up with resolutions that they eventually break.  I’m going to try a different tactic this year and take a tweet out of Jack Dorsey (@jack) timeline:

twitter resolutions

My guideline: simplify.  I’m going to try and simplify my life.  Get rid of the things I don’t need.  Get rid of all the junk (the physical and mental) in my life.  Focus on what’s important, sometimes it gets lost in all the noise.

Lifestyle change: eat better and exercise.  Reduce the amount of junk food I eat and join a sports class.

Achievable milestones: average an A this semester.  Learn a language.  Find a job.  Write at least 1 blog post a month.

So there you have it people, my resolutions for the year.  I’m going to do my best to keep them.  They’re very doable, they just require some hard work.

What are yours? If you don’t have any, follow this guideline.  Good luck!

PS: my blog redesign is complete. I oversold it haha. It was just a theme change, but my header picture will change once I take some photos and learn how to use gimp :/

Body checked in the food aisle

Ok, I finally have some time to write.  By the way, did you see notice something new about my blog? hint: ^^^^^^^^^ its my new header image!!  It’s my first time making one and I like it! I’m so proud of myself :P  The images are from my time in Europe last year.  Free candy if you can guess all the places.

So a little bit about last year.  As my faithful reader knows, I was living in Denmark, beautiful country.  It’s so laid back for a western nation, people are so calm and relaxed.  It’s definitely not the go-go-go mentality like here.  I feel like they really enjoy life there, it’s not all work and no play.  And the work culture, amazing.  Once it’s time to go home, they go home, none of that staying late business.  Here, staying late can mean the difference between being promoted or not.  There, it means you can’t get your work done and are lazy/inefficient.  And they get five weeks paid vacation. Even entry level staff! O_O  The transit was awesome, driverless trains, 24/7 metro, indicators of when the next train and bus will arrive (yes, all most of the bus stops have real time bus timings, all the subways have it), being able to bike pretty much everywhere.  Cost of living is high and so are the taxes but they do get a lot back.  No wonder they’re the happiest people on earth.  And not a single fat person (ok I did see some, but they were north american tourists) 😛 so no more worries of being body-checked in the food aisles just cause you took the last pack of bacon or being impaled by a pole on the subway because someone decided they would squeeze into the middle seat or even being pushed onto the street cause the sidewalk ain’t big enough.  And the amazing race was there! I visited the places they went to, too bad they weren’t there when I came, I would’ve have died (actually I would’ve stole a clue).

120I loved living in Copenhagen.  It was a completely different experience and I lived in the coolest building, they spent more money on my building than some of the tourist sites in Copenhagen.  I lived with a great group of people and learned how to cook! Not instant noodle, ready-made stuff, but real food like thai green curry, garlic roasted chicken, rice :D, homemade spaghetti sauce (not the can bought stuff), etc.  The kitchen was great, very high tech, all touch screen stuff.  Part 2 to come.  Stay tuned.

The cleaning never ends…

But I think I’m finished! My first post of 2012, Happy New Year!! woot woot, the year’s still new so I can still say it. Right? So I finally cleaned up my blog and made it new again.  New Year, New Blog.  I re-read all my old blog posts and can not believe how much I wrote.  And I wrote some really good stuff! 😛 I hope I continue that trend this year.  Last year was amazing, I haven’t had fun like that in such a long time.  I know you’re dying to hear all about it, especially Red (:  My next few posts will most likely be of that.  I’ll try to write a bit more later today but I’m hungry now and that could take a while.  So how’s the new look? I still need to find a good header image.