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2010 Top Ten

January 8, 2011

1. Top experience : Travelling to the top destination on my wishlist – a cruise to the Arctic aboard the National Geographic Explorer.

2. Biggest purchase : Apart from the payment for the experience noted above – which was the single biggest transfer of money I have ever made in my life – buying my digital SLR camera was costly as well. It was not so much the camera itself that was expensive, but the sudden escalation of “wants” of related paraphernalia, such as $3000 lenses, that really take the cake. I blame @hanshoots.

3. Best film : Christopher Nolan’s Inception, hands down.

4. Yummiest new TV character : Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder), the hotter (read : bad boy) of two vampire brothers in The Vampire Diaries. Ahhh… so deliciously malevolent.

5. Most antagonizing Season cliff-hanger : Chuck Bass getting shot at the end of Gossip Girl Season 3.

6. Top proud-to-be-Singaporean moment : Being at the Singapore Night Race for the first time, thanks to Desmond Tay.

7. Best comfort food : Bak chor mee from Tai Hwa Coffeeshop at Crawford Lane is still the choice for the boyfriend and I.

8. Newest healthy past-time : As part of the year’s resolution to exercise more, I started playing basketball again. I’m glad to have re-discovered old friends as well as found new ones who are wildly enthusiastic (and that already is an understatement) about the sport. Unfotunately,  it has been quite a crappy year for me healthwise, and I missed out quite a number of games from spraining my ankle (twice), breaking a couple of my fingernails and spending the year-end holidays hobbling around with chronic back pains.

9. Most terrifying decision : Leaving my first “real” job after more than three-and-a-half years. I joined the Company soon after graduation, and I didn’t think I would ever be able to leave. Till now, I’m not sure it was the right decision, but regardless, I sure am proud of myself for making it.

10. Most unlikely event : Adopting a kitten. My parents have always been anti-pets of any kind, and I never thought we would have one while living under their roof. But when a stray kitten was born in our garden and had been wailing for its mother for days, my mom grudgingly gave her food and shelter from the year-end monsoon rains. Now, Hersheys is well-loved and has plenty of treats and toys. With all the nipping at our feet and sneaking into the house when we are not looking, I’m amazed (and grateful) they haven’t killed her yet.

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