So another year has passed. Here are some things I learned over the past year, about, well, random things in life.

Let me know if you can relate (or would like to disagree with anything), and please share any tips of wisdom too!

  1. Don’t choose the spicy option for meals in the plane. Mucous production = harder time opening Eustachian tubes. For the same reason, don’t watch movies that make you cry in the plane (I won’t say anything more!).
  2. An apron is one of the best things I’ve bought in 2013. No joking. Wearing them gives me kitchen powers, and makes cooking several times more enjoyable.
  3. Getting your own business card feels good, but handing them out to patients means they (or their family members) will start searching you on the Internet. So I stopped.
  4. When one side of your car’s headlights is blown, replace both sides, because it means the other side is reaching the end of its life-span too.
  5. Cutting down and being much more selective with my media consumption made me realise just how much the movies I watch, games I play, songs I listen to, and things I read affect my expectations, emotions, and thinking — unconsciously. And how much time actually gets freed up too. I have found doing so really helpful for the purity of my mind and heart.
  6. Just as good music (and good food) can lift moods and make people happy, looking at art can do the same for me too. Going to an indie art market made me soo happy, like a little kid.
  7. Living in the CBD is really very fun because you can walk to almost anywhere without having to worry about parking or catching public transport. The downside, though, is that you have to walk all the way home hand-carrying your groceries.
  8. When renting (or buying) an apartment, don’t choose one that faces a main street unless it is a high-storey apartment. You will not be thankful for the noise when you sleep or open the windows. And people peek into apartments too.
  9. Gift-wrapping services in malls (that you pay a gold coin for) do a much better job than what I can only dream of! How do you even tie ribbons and make them match the designs of the floral wrapping paper. God bless the people who do them wholeheartedly.
  10. Although I have become very much more selective in buying clothes over the years, for some reason I still buy clothes that I don’t end up wearing. I don’t understand.

(Previous lists here: 2012, 2011.)

4 responses to this post

  1. Anonymous
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    I can sort of relate to #2. An apron is pretty awesome but.. it is not as awesome as a double-ended spatula! I can’t believe that I only realised of its existence last year. I could have enjoyed every last bit of Nutella from previous jars if only I bought the spatula much sooner..

    And I did not think that guys would have that problem (in #10). :P

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      Hi Cass, thanks for leaving a comment! I haven’t heard of a double ended spatula either! How do you use it and how does it allow you to scoop out every last bit of Nutella? Haha

      • callistozeta
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        Well, you know how your normal spatula has a spatula head on one end and a handle on the other? Now replace the handle with another spatula head and you’ve got your double-ended spatula!

        One end has a bigger spatula head than the other and I use the smaller end to scoop out the last bits of Nutella (or peanut butter). :D

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          Haha now I’m enlightened! Thanks, callistozeta!

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