13 going on 2013

So it's the new year. And instead of resolutions, these are what you should be doing the moment the clock strikes midnight:
1. Be thankful for another year of adventures
2. Skip the usual resolutions. Just make this year better
3. Connect more in real life, than online
4. Try something new for 30 days
5. It takes 6 months to learn anything. Try French
6. It's not what you do that defines you. It's the choices you make along the way
7. Take pictures of what you made, not of what you are about to eat
8. Shop for Christmas throughout the year
9. Manage your money with YNAB (Google it)
10. Get yourself lost the moment you step foot into a new city
11. Believe in serendipity, soul mates and Santa Claus
12. Look at the world through the eyes of an 8 year old
13. Place this number on your next lottery ticket

Happy new year! Leave here how you can make 2013...


Missing home

It's been a week since I set foot on Singaporean soil. Since then I have been amazed at the sensations that surround me daily. Ask me two weeks ago if I would see upon my own eyes the famous raffles hotel and I would have looked back with utter despair.
For a week I have worked in the kitchen of Brotzeit at raffles city. Training has been most straightforward and professional. I have tried a few hawker food stalls. Had seen some of the sights. But I have not much leisure time as one would hope. I am happy at the restaurant. I've learned new things. I have risen from mediocre cooking once more. And I miss my family more everyday.
I look forward to coming home in two weeks. Hopefully a better person...