Recounting 2011

New year’s coming and I am excited that I am going older a year. This year has been particularly fruitful. I completed most of what I set to achieve. Here’s a rough status:

  • On religion, I ascertain my religious stance. I am neither theist nor atheist. I found out about the word “ignostic” (or theological noncognitivism) and felt it describes the thoughts that are forming from 2008 to now and I learn that I am not alone.
  • On consumption, I have deeper appreciation on the finer things. I learnt to enjoy coffee in its bitter form. I finally got it.
  • On living, I am slowly discovering what my motto in life is. It’s kind of flaky and I should not discuss it now. I feel a lot of decisions that I make or do not make is based on this narrative. While it differs from most people, I found peace in that statement and that everything will be okay if I continue to invest my options towards that goal.
  • On work, I quit ONG&ONG because I got too comfortable. I never realized I crave for uncertainty that much. I traded stability for excitement. It’s the first step to reprioritize myself. I look forward to 2012.
  • On clothes, I am more willing to try out something less conservative. I wanted to believe that there is a perfect form of fashion but this is perhaps fundamentally incorrect. I am confident that nearly no one has any idea if a set of apparel and accessories is matching. It depends on the person having the confidence to pull off the most ridiculous of combinations.
  • On verbal and written communication, I could do better. I should work on this more in 2012. I tend to be misunderstood.
  • On health, I am less healthy than before. I will go to the gym more. Oh and by the way, I somewhat concluded that the most important thing in life cannot be health. Anyway who claims that haven’t thought through the subject sufficiently. If you believe in that and you aren’t a health product salesman please let me pull you out of this disillusion. Call me.
  • On music, I like fusion jazz and electro swing more. And Nicki Minaj of course. I got a pair of Marshall headphones this year and it is best investment this year. Thank you Joanne.
  • On people, I grew less skeptic and less protective of myself this year. Am I just waiting to be hurt really badly? Maybe. People are kinder to me this year — empirical evidence of something done right.

See you next year.

Taiwanese doing cover of Bo Peep Bo Peep

This is one of the latest dance craze in Taiwan: 王彩樺 2010 首張個人國台語專輯【有唱有保庇】首波主打歌《保庇》挑戰韓流電音舞曲!節奏強烈的曲風,重新填上詼諧本土的台語歌詞,­王彩樺從綜藝咖變身舞曲新天后!Roughly translated as Wang Cai Hua 2010 Debut self Taiwanese language album, Sing Bo Peep When Singing, hit song, Bo Peep, challenges Korean dance music trends. With an intense rhythmic beat and creatively rewritten Taiwanese language lyrics, the variety show member Wang Cai Hua now is a dance pop queen!

王彩樺 – 保庇 BOBEE 官方完整版MV [HQ]

They are doing a cover of the Korean version by T-ara:

[Dance Version] T-ara – Bo Peep Bo Peep

The Korean video is better.