I came across this tweet today, which is exactly what my theme is for 2018: consistency. Love it. I think I did a good job with it this year, actually – well, up until the news of our upcoming move to HK, that is! After the move was confirmed, anything regular and consistent fell apart 😂 But that’s ok, that’s part of life, and I just have to roll with the punches 🤜🤛 I’m sure we’ll have a new “regular” set up in our new country before we even know it 😊
I think I already know what my theme will be for 2019, but I want to think about it some more over the next few months before I finally settle on it 😊 It’ll set my focus for the year, so I want to give myself some time to think it over. I don’t want to decide on it hastily and then regret my decision just one week later. But I will have a theme. I loved it this year, it really kept me focussed and got me working on my goals. So I want the same for next year. Bring on 2019 already! 😆
We had lunch with some friends today, before the mum goes to hospital on Monday to have their baby. They have scheduled in a c-section, and I will go and pay them a visit Tuesday morning. Perfect timing, before my first flight to Hong Kong in November. At least I get to say hi to mum and baby before we leave for HK.
And then we had our last calligraphy lesson in the afternoon. We got to write an idiom today, rather than just practising random characters, so that was pretty cool.
既來之則安之 (jì lái zhī zé ān zhī)
Hard, as we didn’t get to write the same character a bajillion times like in our previous lessons and improving our technique, but it was fun nonetheless. She asked us to choose what idiom we wanted to write, and this six-character one came up. It was short, and we already knew four of the six characters, so that made it look even more promising. I looked it up in the dictionary, and the meaning it gave was something along the lines of “Since you are here already, you may as well stay and make the most of it.” I thought that was perfect for how I’m feeling right now with this move to HK, so that just clinched the deal 😂
Our Chinese language teacher over the past few years was also teaching while we had our class, so we got to say bye to him too. Ahhh… the end of our SG chapter is nearing… 😔