Year in, year out, I’ve never really reviewed the events, challenges and achievements transpired over the past year before welcoming a new year. So this year, I intend to highlight and reflect my 2013 before hoping to march forward into a better 2014.
2013 was the year I overcame the cultural adaption while studying in a foreign soil.
2013 was the year I improved my culinary skills.
2013 was the year I often screwed up my body clock during the university days.
2013 was the year I set foot in other European countries for the first time: France, Switzerland, Italy, Vatican City, Monaco, Luxembourg, Germany, Netherlands and Belgium.
2013 was the year I officially became a centre leftist by joining and engaging with the UK Labour Party and Hull University Labour Club.
2013 was the year I learned a lot about the UK and Malaysian sociopolitical issues.
2013 was the year I attended the UK university graduation ceremonies for the first time, including both of my sisters’.
2013 was the year I experienced the difference between winter and summer days.
2013 was the year I touched down in Australia for the first time.
And proudly, 2013 was the year I learned and began to be more outward looking and less selfish. Well, methinks.
Bring on 2014 for more exciting times!