Happy New Year 2010
I hope I’m not too late to wish all of you a very happy and prosperous new year. I hope 2010 will open a new chapter in our lives, create better opportunities and trigger better success.
Normally, as we hit a new year, we are kept busy thinking and planning what will be our new goals. I visited few blogs and the new year resolution are the main topic discussed. Well, that’s fine as long as they are happy. Haha….
Let’s reverse a little… I have my reasons to believe that December 2009 was a very hectic month for me. I had 3 pillars of weight I’m carrying around which are (1) my phd proposal to dwell with (2) my consultancy project lingering around my head and (3) my IEM year end report to be submitted – done that. Those are the main. I also have sub-tasks plus responsibilities that I need to cater such as technical paper writing and presenting them in local conferences in Penang and Trengganu, my kids school preparations, visit by in-laws to our house, our maid away on her semester break and others. Then there comes my hobbies… make money blogging, homestay business, gempaknewbie.com, attending smartblogging seminar, enjoying several nasi ayam penyet dinner with my blogger and IM colleagues, began my TNX adventure, social activities with FuhyooFM + attempt to be a deejay!!! and others… Gosh, that’s a lot to fulfill in a single month. Luckily I managed to go through all of them with flying colours… haha…fuhhh….
Hence, I hardly had the time to wonder and strategize my goals for the new year. When did I realize this? I mean the fact that I haven’t set any goals for 2010…
Well, yesterday, on the first day of January 2010, I called my mother, wishing her a wonderful happy new year. Then I asked her about her new year resolution. Without any delay she answered that she already had her new year resolution set up based on the Islamic calender year which has just passed a few weeks ago. It was Awal Muharram (Islamic New year 3 weeks ago), remember.
OK, here is her Islamic new year resolution:
To consistently perform repent prayer (solat sunat taubat). She specifically mentioned repent prayer, but I believed she intended to also highlight Qiamullail (night prayers) which is an integration between Tahajud, Taubat and Hajat prayers added with zikr. She said nowadays people easily die. So, it is better to prepare for it.
Then she asked me about my new year resolution?
I said I was too busy to think about one. Then she suggested one:
To be more balance. Balance between the present world and the day after
Then it strike me back. That was indeed my resolution for 2009. I wanted to be a balance human being. Balance between my physical, spiritual, family etc. So, I guess, I’m just basically recycling my goals from last year.
So, what about you?
I’ve stated mind there and I believe you have at least one in your head. If you don’t, I don’t mind you having the same exact type of goal that I have. It’s a wise one and I hope could help us flow through 2010.
Ops…before I forgot, here is the top 10 bloggers who proudly commented in my humble blog. May God bless all of you… For those who commented but not listed, don’t worry, you still got the back link…haha….
* budeen (6)
* samdaddycool (6)
* farahaznil (4)
* tunepal (4)
* titan (4)
* azwan (3)
* jawatan kosong (3)
* Syuxx (2)
* Abu Samah (2)
* nuaeman (2)
p/s: Regarding the contest I launched last month, I’ll update it as soon as possible. Please bear with me.