Auld Lang Syne

I was scrolling through my old blog (which is now sitting in my Synology NAS) and I realised that I’ve been doing these “end of year reflection” blog entry since 2005. Or maybe even longer since I started blogging since 2002. (I feel old talking about this) So I guess I’ll continue this tradition.

2020 was a horrible year. Nobody expected a global pandemic that would create a huge mess around the world. Sometimes I wonder how will the history textbook talk about Covid 19. We should have listened to Bill Gates.

I went to see a fortune tell back in late 2019 and he told me that 2020 will be a bad year for me. So bad that I would reach rock bottom. When he told me that, I didn’t really believe it. You see, 2019 was already quite bad for me. I was thinking that it couldn’t get any worse than that. I was wrong. Really really wrong.

So I went to see the same fortune teller again recently and told him that he was right about me hitting rock bottom in 2020. The good thing is that it is over. According to him, 2021 will be slightly better for me.

2020 was really an eye opener year for me. Even though it was a bad year, I get to experience a lot of new things. Got a part time job. Meet a lot of new people. And successfully applied for BTO. Should be moving to our new home in 4 years time if there’s no delays in the constructions. I think I’m going to love the view from my new home.

Let’s hope this pandemic will end soon so that life can go back to normal. I don’t know what’s in store for me in 2021. But if I can survive 2020, I’m sure I can handle all the challenges ahead.

2021 New Year countdown is going to be a different one. Unlike the past, there won’t be fireworks at Marina Bay. To minimise the crowd, there will be fireworks at 11 heartland locations. Covid 19 is not over yet. So stay safe while you celebrate.

And we have lots to celebrate. We survived 2020. That’s something worth celebrating. Happy new year!

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And days of auld lang syne?
For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne
We’ll tak’ a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

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