Hi, 2017

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Merry belated Christmas and Happy New Year everyone! I hope we all had a blast and a great New Year celebration.

2016 Summary

In 2016 I finally graduated from high school and got enrolled in a university in Japan. I took a major in business just as my dad told me to. So far I’ve been enjoying the new trial and challenges that I’ve faced. I got to make friends from all different nationalities. This year is also the first time where I can’t celebrate my mom’s birthday, Christmas and also New Year with my family. I kinda miss them but we can still communicate every day using video calls!


I got myself a part time job at a four-star hotel near the city where I live. It was fairly easy to get hired because they lack employees. The hotel also provides free shuttle bus for students who are doing part time there so that they don’t need to pay for the transport expenses. However, after experiencing work there for a whole day as a buffet hall server, I quit. I quit because I couldn’t keep up with the harsh work that I had to do around the clock. Even though the kitchen manager offered to talk about the shifts with me, I said that I couldn’t continue anymore. I was ashamed of myself not being able to work properly. Sigh. I then realized that there would be no other place where I could get hired and work as easily at that hotel.

Of course, I have more regrets than what I’ve written above, but that’s like my biggest regret lol.

What I’ve been doing

I haven’t been posting on this blog lately since I’m having my pleasant winter break (since I quit my job)! I’ve been marathoning lots of Korean dramas that I’ve been missing. 😀 I’m a bit depressed because school is going to start really soon on the 10th of January. Moreover, I still have tons of homework that I need to finish. 🙁

No resolutions?

I used to make New Year’s Resolutions but I guess I stopped making it when I realized I could’ve never accomplished those resolutions haha. I do like having my goals set but I don’t like the feeling of burden or pressure I get from not getting it done. I even made goals of what I should do during my winter break but now I don’t even try to get those bullet points checked.

Well, perhaps, I’ll just set a simple goal of getting a part time job somewhere.

I hope 2017 would be a great start for everyone!

3 replies on “ Hi, 2017 ”
  1. Happy New Year! It’s a bit late, so sorry! You should never regret something like that. It’s part of life that you just have to figure out where you fit into the work-life until you get your degree. I hadn’t planned in staying in retail, but I didn’t have the choice when I was going to college. (Which I’m hoping to get back into soon..)

    I’m glad you are enjoying Uni. It’s suppose to be the greatest part of your life (and I wish I would have been part of it.) Anyways, I’m sad I haven’t heard from you personally on my blog. I had posted pictures of my baby just for you to see. 🙁 I hope we will continue our friendship, as I’m trying to keep up with your posts still. I know life can be busy, but I would love to hear from you.

    Anyways, my new year’s wish for you is that with each New Year we get a fresh, clean page to start over. Here’s hoping that life writes a beautiful new chapter for you this year. Happy New Year!

    1. Thank you for the comment! It really made me feel better. 🙂

      Anyways, I left a comment on your newest post on your blog. Please tell me if the comments got in because it doesn’t seem like the previous baby post comments that I made got into your notifications to be approved. 😥

      And of course we will continue our friendship, I love hearing your stories and you’ve been the only reader on my blog for so long! 😉

      I wish that you’ll have a great start for you, your husband and your baby! <3

  2. Hello Rin! It looks like blogger turned off my notifications about receiving comments. I’m so sorry about that! I’m glad to finally see (and approve) your comments! Thank you for all the lovely comments about my baby! I love taking pictures of her! She loves to smile at me! She is definitely a lot of work! lol Thank you for the new year wish! Hope to hear from you soon, but school first!

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