I feel obliged to make a new year’s post, for some reason! Let’s start it off with a new year dolly photo: 😀
I didn’t attend the fireworks display or watch it on TV. I just sat back and listened to one of my Agatha Raisin audio books. That Agatha character really makes me laugh. I need to get my hands on the latest book, Hiss and Hers by MC Beaton.
This morning, I picked up my sister from the airport — she had been in Malaysia for the past three weeks. It’s nice to have someone in the house again. She brought back a few goodies for me, some of them were from Hong Kong too. One of them is the doll’s shoes (shown above). It smells like fresh leather. The other things included a set of lucky figures, the Fook Luk Sau, empty red envelopes for Chinese New Year and some Chinese doll clothes. Why I have an obsession with Chinese things right now, I don’t know.
I hope 2013 will be a good year. My goals were already listed in 13 Goals for 2013, and I think I’ll take them quite seriously. Oh, except for ‘going swimming once a month’. I doubt I will stick to it. My cozzie will just be unused. I will stick to the ‘no pets’ goal like glue. We probably won’t afford vet bills with my bad spending habits any how. 😀
Lust Seven things you love about love
Someone to confide in
I’m never fat or ugly
Someone to get rid of that insect
Wrath Seven things that make you angry
Seeing forests/jungles cut away for needless development
Inhumane treatment of animals
Cigarette smoke and people who smoke because it’s “cool”
Singing and dancing competitions on TV
Bad grammar (“There’s two ways”, “Your welcome”, “His sitting over there”)
End of 2010, I have done neither!! I didn’t like learning German in Switzerland, maybe because of the lousy school I attended for one session. The other expensive school was always intimidating. They boasted to mainly have university graduates and bilinguals as students. They made me take a placement test. Their class “entry points” were few and far between. I would plan to start the class, but never did once the time came. As for jobs, we all know that it’s almost impossible to get employment overseas without having the right visa. I was also under-qualified, as everyone else had Masters degrees. I also don’t enjoy doing something I’m not interested in.
Plans for December 2010 and early 2011:
Become a full time, self-proclaimed artisan
Register my jewellery home business
Continue once-a-week German class at the Goethe Institute, at my own leisure (there’s no rush any more, is there?)
Take a simple silver smithing short course in December at Monash
Take more detailed metal smithing courses at NMIT in February
Sell at Rose St. Artists Market, Fitzroy
We’ll see how many goals I fulfil.
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