Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009 in Summary, 2010 Resolutions

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It's now the close of 2009 and the just before the beginning of 2010. Let's take a look at my 2009 Resolutions. Hmm, seems that I was quite successful on some points but woefully failed at others. Such is to be expected I suppose. Let's see how 2009 went (using the 2008 in Summary template):
2009 in summary (and this is by no means an exhaustive list):

Winter Semester (January - April):
- Got a new roommate (or apartment-mate, I suppose). He was alright, except when he cooked, then the apartment reeked of kimchi.
- Was a GSI for the undergrad Intro to Genetics course. Was totally kick-ass at it! :-P Read about some of it here.
- Got over 10,000 views on my blog! Not particularly exciting, just being amused.
- Went to China over Spring Break with other public health students and faculty. It rocked!! Read parts I, II, III, and IV.
- Was performing poorly in research, but was able to get a second chance to redeem myself. I hope I actually did redeem myself . . .
- Worked on an epic final project with my friend, AG-F, for a class. Read about the genius here!
- Got straight A's (somehow) in all my grad school courses. Grad school wasn't so hard . . .
- Said my farewells to the city of my undergrad. :-( Pictures here.

Summer (May - August)
- Was going to travel around in China! Then the swine flu scare, and my trip got canceled. T.T
- Saw the Star Trek movie twice, lol; the first time with a friend (YY-F), the second time with another friend (SR-F) and my brothers.
- Saw Up with my brothers.
- Went to my old roommate's, AW-M's, wedding in July.

Fall Semester (Late August - December)
- Started med school.
- Volunteered at a free clinic (with pretty much all the other M1s, lol).
- Gave an obesity presentation at a nearby high school.
- Joined the LGBTPM (LGBT Persons in Medicine) student group.
- Came out to my labmate, Leslie.
- Visited SN-F in Chicago when SR-F came to visit. :-D
-> Saw Where the Wild Things Are with SR-F and the roommate.
- Got a pediatrics externship for summer 2010!!
- Finished first semester of med school. :-O
- Saw Avatar in 3D with SR-F and my brother. Good movie!
- Saw Sherlock Holmes with both my brothers. Good movie!
- Met an old friend, JR-M, for a late lunch. Caught up a bit. JR-M had been my next-door neighbor for 7-8 years of my life.
- Met an old friend, JS-M, for a late lunch. Caught up a bit. I had known JS-M since elementary school.

- Met many great (new) bloggers and have had the wonderful opportunity to chat with several of you online. You make my days and I'm so thankful for getting to know you. :-)
2010 Resolutions

I'm going to take it easy on the resolutions this year. I'll try not to make "benchmarks" for myself.

1. Be healthier. Eat healthier, exercise at least 3-4 days/week. De-stress more. Hopefully the rest will follow.

2. Take more pictures, record more memories.

3. Keep in contact with friends. Solidify new friendships.

4. Keep up in med school. Do a bit better academically, take more advantages of certain things.

5. Pursue what may be (I hope) the beginnings of a relationship. It's a secret. Well, I guess it isn't so much now that I've mentioned it here . . . but no details for you till later. ;-)
Now to plug some new blogs that I've recently began Following. I'm still catching up in reading all their posts, but all in due time.

A Beautifool Chaos
Frozen with a Heart on Fire
Rock James Bottom

If you haven't visited them, definitely stop by and say hi in 2010!!


Pilgrim said...

Happy new year, AEK! :-)

Jacob said...

Happy new year =)

Anonymous said...

You made new year's resolutions to see movies? o.O

Jason Carwin said...

Happy New Year! You have some good resolutions. I especially liked the one about pictures and memory.

How do you feel overall about the year? Content? Satisfied? Pleased? Upset? Indifferent?

. said...

Hey Happy New Year AEK!! I saw Avatar in 2 d and 3 d recently. You're right. It's an amazingly nice visual the slant was sort of nice too. Hope things are going well and hope to catch up with you online to chat. I sincerely wish you the very best 2010 will bring to you!!

Mike said...

Sounds like good resolutions! Happy 2010!

Hope said...

Hello ^^.

I'm Hope.

I was looking around at peoples blog and read your profile about me thing and thought it was really awsome.

I also saw you like anime. WHich happens to be like the love of my life.


But really it's amazing.
You should tel me your favs.

1.Naruto & Naruto Shippudun
3.Fruits Basket
4.Full Metal Alchemist

those are just a few. I have MANY.


Hope you have a awsome New Year. =]


Aek said...

Pilgrim, Jacob, ., Mike: Thanks! :-)

James: No, I didn't . . . where did you read that? o_O

Jason: Haha, thanks. Overall I guess I'm content with 2009.

Hope: I'm not as into anime as some other people. I currently watch Naruto Shippuden, Bleach, Fullmetal Alchemist, and Fairy Tail. I've also just started to watch Death Note because everyone keeps telling me it's amazing. So we'll see.