Thursday, December 30, 2010

Looking Back At Year 2010: From Sibu to Putrajaya

Year 2010 will soon be remembered as one of the toughest year I have to endure. It somehow helped to develop a stronger character within myself

It all started in February this year where I am due to leave my hometown in Sibu for the nation's Federal Government Administration Centre in Putrajaya. I took a risk by stepping out of my comfort zone and enter an unknown territory (at the same time experience some culture shock even when I'm still inside my own country). However, I still consider myself lucky as Kuala Lumpur International Airport is not far away from Putrajaya and it is just a 2 hour flight away through the South China Sea to reach home. It could be more worse if I were to be in other States.

I was homeless for about 3 weeks since arriving in my new workplace. Due to this depressing situation, I almost gave up at the time. Pack my stuffs and just go home seemed to be the best solution at the time. However, a few good Samaritans from my workplace showed up and help me settled in.

Chinese New Year this year was also rather gloomy for me as I was not eligible for any leave and I got to spent like 3-4 days at home before returning to work. The first few months here was one of the lowest point in my entire life.

The very existence of this site was also in jeopardy initially as I am not too sure at the time whether I can sustain it or not. Luckily, the site prevailed and been injected with more fresh inputs from the various places I was able to visit during my tenure here.

The most excruciating pain I have to endure the whole year would be been away from my family and wife for the most part of the year which lead me to make a commitment to fly home every month at any cost. Been away and alone kind of taught me to appreciate what I still have.

I am still blessed throughout the year as I still able to celebrate important occassions with my family and wife. This somehow kept my sanity intact.

Next year should present itself with more challenges for me as I might face with another chapter of my life. As for this site, there should be more new palces to be explored although the postings frequency might be reduced.

Thanks for reading and visiting my site all year long. Your contributions had led me to keep this site afloat.

Have a nice weekend and year ahead!


foongpc said...

Looks like you really miss your home very much eh? Good to know you are surviving and handling it well.

Happy New Year to you and family! : )

ChrisAu said...

Wishing you a blessed new year 2011! It's really a challenging year for you but I guess all these hardwork will mould you into a stronger personality. Will continue to support your blog! Take care!

jam said...

Keep it up and I know you can do pretty well out there!

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