Monday, January 04, 2016

Resolutions for 2016

Every time a new year starts, I look at the calendar and think "Oh boy, that's a long time before the year ends!" however, before I know it, it's a new year again.

I have given up on making new year resolutions a long time ago. This year, I thought I will try again but with more realistic goal.

1. To spend less time on social media. I am already doing this so it's possible. I don't think I can give up Facebook entirely. I tried to duplicate what I do on Facebook here on this blog but it's really hard. The sharing of hyperlinks from fb can't be exported out easily with the android app. So when I do see something interesting I will comment and share it on fb.

2. To exercise more during lunch break. I think I will take up walking more during my lunch break. It will be a welcome respite from sitting down the whole day at work.

3. Eat healthier. This one is going to be harder. The challenge will be to eat more of a balanced meal each time.

Here's to a good start for the year.

Saturday, January 02, 2016


Since my last post, I've been on and off social media. I only had some moderate success in staying away.

I think the reason for that is my need to communicate my thoughts and feelings. Facebook is an easy outlet to vent my frustration at the daily things I see online. Also, I want to share the pains and joy of my parenting experience.

When I abstain  from posting on Facebook, I feel that somehow I am not documenting in that exact moment what I was thinking and feeling. However I constantly have to remind myself that what I say sometimes amounts to nothing really when I look back at it.

Facebook has been reminding me of what I have share in the past few years almost everyday. The parenting stuff is somewhat sentimental to flashback on... but the majority of the stuff just amounts to social media junk. Oh it might have been emotional strong then, but it doesn't really mean anything a few months down the road.

I also found that I was addicted to people commenting on what I shared. Somehow I feel important and intelligent. However, that illusion is fleeting and imaginary. Whatever importance that was granted by what I shared again, disappears down the road of time.

Nothing is important in social media. It is all an illusion.