Let the new year begin

It’s 2018 in the Asia Pacific, whilst the new year hasn’t yet arrived to the rest of the world.

I went to bed early and slept in till 8. I put the kettle on and opened up one of my favourite books Roubo on Marquetry. I’ve given up smoking some 3 months ago, the withdrawals are still there some days worse than others. I’ve gained 10kg (22pounds) in the process and because of this my woodworking is a lot harder. My focus will be to lose weight and gain extra muscle. My other focus will be life planning.

  1. What are my goals and passions and what I hope to achieve with them.
  2. What’s steps do I need to take to turn a dream into a reality.
  3. Most important of all, will these goals better the lives of others including my own.

This year will be a year of productivity and enlightenment without extravagance. God willing it will be a good year.

Happy New Year to you all, I hope 2018 brings you better health and brings much prosperity in your lives. I also hope 2018 is the beginning of the end of corporate monopolisation and that small to medium size businesses flourish.


8 thoughts on “Let the new year begin

  1. We have about 5 1/2 hours left in 2017. 2017 was a good year, but looking forward to 2018. Lots to do and learn.
    Really glad you kept with giving up smoking, but the weight is important, too. Hope you get that under control.

    Wishful thinking about corporate monopolization – that’ll just get worse and worse unless capitalism implodes.

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  2. Happy New Year Salko! Congrats on quitting smoking (I’m almost there). I’m struggling with the weight gain as well and wish you luck.

    Be part of the solution…I for one am trying to only buy from small, independent and local businesses. I’m finding it more difficult than I expected. Not because of the cost, but because there are so damn few of them. The internet and shipping helps though. Hopefully the tide begins to swing….

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    1. Happy New Year to you too bro. Good on you for fighting back, if others followed your example the corporate thugs would lose their palaces. Time to fight back is long overdue. We need politicians that are poor, ones who knows what it’s like to work hard and still struggle. Multi millionaire presidents and senators are heartless people who only give lip service.


  3. Congratulations on quitting smoking, Salko. I quit 17 years ago and it was the best thing I’ve done. I gained a lot of weight, too. That food sure smells and tastes better after quitting smoking. You’ll feel better without the cigarette and you’ll get a handle on the weight after awhile, too. Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks Derek. It’s true my sense of smell and taste has increased. I’ve gained weight though to suppress the cravings and they say that cravings can last for many years, I hope not.


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