I would not call this my 2018’s resolution. I consider this wish list a written prayer from me to God. When I was young, I would ask for a lot of physical and gadgetty stuffs. At this age of 29, I am no longer yearning for fancy gadgets (except for computer-related accessories), but focusing on family, finance and beloved country Malaysia.
Having my own nuclear family is one of the biggest challenge (and blessing) I need to adapt to. Though I grow a year older, my patience is yet to grow thicker. I am very easily annoyed by contradictory views and hate being ordered. This gets us into arguments small and big. I admit it’s the arrogance in me bringing out the worst of me. I wish with the support my Lady and the grace of God, I will manage to grind off some of my sharp edges this year.
While we both are working parents (in fact this is the majority in Malaysia now), we are worrying about the difference in amount of time our fast-growing son spent with us relative to with our Aunt, his caretaker. While Estmund‘s brain is like a sponge that is absorbing every single piece of information (‘absorbent mind’), we are concerning that he may not be shaped as we want him to. Therefore, it’s been our hope that we would work well enough to keep the money rolling in while we are able to spend more time with Estmund.
I wish we can ease on some of the financial burdens on our shoulders. It will be superb if we can achieve financial freedom by the end of 2018, though this dream is kind of a tall tale. Hardworking and honest people are never quick in making enough money, but how many scam victims willing to accept the truth?
While significant pay raise is virtually hopeless, we are utilising all our talents and skills in increasing incomes apart from our day jobs. My Lady is taking up more classes, and I am pouring my knowledge and skills into new entrepreneurial ideas and projects. Please keep an eye for updates on my projects here on Loh.
It’s hard to not mention about the 14th General Election when talking about the future of Malaysia. This will be the first election I shall vote in, changing my status from absent voter after returning from New Zealand. I am in a dilemma with the side I should vote for, choosing between economic stability and political uncertainty. I guess I will have to wait and analyse till the day I finally cast my vote. Even though I know this may sound like a Utopian dream, I do wish for a prosperous and clean Malaysia from 2018 onward.
Currently I am equally disappointed at politicians from both sides of the divide. Inside grows a bud of motivation for me to establish my own political party, fighting for a Malaysia for Malaysians in a no nonsensical way. I am glad that I have got sufficient verbal support and encouragement for me to think this seriously. Selayang Member of Parliament one day probably?
What are your wishes for this year 2018? You are welcomed to leave your comments below this post.