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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

New Year Resolution. Cliche, Isn't It?

New Year always makes me anxious. Unresolved past year resolution always haunts me at this time of year. I don't have to keep telling you about it; you can clearly read it at the upper left hand side of this blog. 

Apart from that, there are several things that I want to do this year.

1. Reorganising my finance. 
Currently, I am very dissatisfied with my cash flow. I have to sort out the things that are really important to
me from the things that can really be dismissed. This includes stopping the usage of my second credit card and cutting any unnecessary expenses. If I can gain some side income through chess coaching or tuition, it would be awesome.

2. Documenting my tasks.
At school, I am given the tasks to organise teachers' class schedule, keeping students data, coaching school chess team and supervising school chess club. I teach 4 English Language classes. Outside the school, I am the Technical Chairman of Tumpat district chess and the secretary of Kelantan State Chess Association (Persatuan Catur Negeri Kelantan or PCNK). All these tasks need to be properly documented in systematic filing so that I get clear indication of the things I should do throughout this year.

3. Strengthening chess skills.
I play at chess.com almost everyday, but that is not enough to keep me updated on the new development in chess. I am thinking of reading some new materials and involving in strong tournaments which can really flex my chess muscle. With the proposal of a chess centre in Kota Bharu, I will surely get to play some strong PCNK members from time to time to keep me updated on the current chess theories. 

4. Upgrading knowledge.
My reading time lessens year by year. It is hard for me to really find time to have a good read. Luckily I subscribe to Reader's Digest which brings a lot of good information each month. However, I must read more to become more learned, and this can only be done by scheduling fixed time for reading. I think reading just before going to bed would be great.

5. Spending quality family time.
For your information, I am staying with my son while my wife is stationed far away and my daughter is living with my in-laws. Thus, finding time to be together is quite hard, and if there is so, it should be enjoyed thoroughly. So far, my wife always returns during weekends where there is no school task, and we would be doing something useful to make up for lost time. I really envy those who can stay together as family and hope that my time will come, sooner rather than later. 

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