While most people I know were on countdown fever on the eve of big ten, summing up my accomplishments of 2009 for this post had left me so exhausted I ended up counting sheep only to wake up to fireworks on CNN! While we usher in the new year, I feel it’s only prudent to reflect (while celebrating) on the year that had left me on an emotional high! So continuing a traditional of being thankful (though not necessarily expressing it publicly on an annual ritual) to family, friends (real and virtual) and clients who supported me throughout a high octane year.
I cannot reflect without also giving credit to Ju Xiang Guan‘s forecast whose accuracy shaped 2009 for me. Never been one to subscribe to all things logical or necessarily of the supernatural, I’m a made believer. And it’s only when you choose to believe then great things happen …
Overall Forecast You will have good wealth luck this year. There are a lot of lucky star this year but there is also unlucky star. Be prudent and don’t be too aggressive. Perform your best and your superior will notice. Those in business can expect results and push forward for expansion. Students can excel in their academic study. Good year to invest in property.
In 2009 I was both in business and a student studying for my Brunei Citizenship exam [ Class of May 2009 ], an opportunity I had waited my entire life to excel having failed it twice previously. I’m extremely delighted to have overcome this challenging hurdle and passed the exam. I thank my wife, my mom including my son who scribbled a good luck card for their relentless support and friends who prayed for me. I thank especially Sheikh Mansor my mentor and teacher who in his signature ways prepared me for the exam, feelings of which I’ve shared here.
As for a good year to invest in property, I think I would fare better by investing in a second camera body! I thank my esteemed clients Baiduri Bank (images for 2008 Annual Report) and Lexus for their understanding and support when our shoots coincided with my classes and exam.
Career Good progress in your career and work luck with increase in reputation and status. Smooth business deal and good business relationship. There are chances of promotion and overseas assignments.
“Promotion” came as engagements from international publications and assignments such Singapore Airlines SilverKris magazine, Canada Post magazine and Singapore Tourism Board for the 2009 Christmas in the Tropics campaign in Singapore. “Promotion” included photography judging for photography competition organized by HSBC, Standard Chartered Bank & Baiduri Bank.
↑ click on image to view large size (~800KB)
↑ Click on image to read article (~1MB)
Read post Barracudas Joins The ASEAN Basketball League
… and for the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. experience where the team met on the eve of the event launch.
↑ click on image to enlarge
Full story Living with Asthma and Allergies
So what’s installed for the Year of the Tiger? For a start, Louis Pang has given me his blessing to cover the Joe McNally/Louis Pang workshop and seminar in Kuala Lumpur (seats are still available in the one-day seminar at time of this writing), a destination Chinese wedding in Malaysia in the works, coverage of new and exciting attractions/events in Singapore, etc.
More immediate ones include a couple more outstanding blog posts from the recent Singapore trip to include Sentosa, Little India and China Town.
Thank you for making a difference in my life.
I wish you all the best and may your dreams come true in 2010!