Looking back.

It’s right smack in the middle of 2013, and I had sometime to take stock of… life. Scrolled through the endless photos on Facebook and timeline, I have so much to be thankful for.

1. Friends
Looking back through the years, I realised some friends consistently appear in photos of meetups. I’m glad that we are still friends, despite only being able to do so maybe once a year if we’re lucky. Proves that distance isn’t the enemy of friendships and relationships, but sometimes the strengthener. (Also thankyou whoever invented Whatsapp and Skype and Gchat, making the world so accessible.)

My all-seasons friends, I love you, thank you for being my friend and here’s to more seasons. To those whom I don’t catch up with all that often, or just say hi when I bump into you, thank you for making an impact on my life even if it was for a short while, it was good while it lasted. 

2. A colourful life
I’ve had my share of crazywild-ish days and travelling a small part of this world, opening my eyes to a big beyond that I would have otherwise never have known or experienced. Thank you parents, for letting me strike out on my own and learn and figure all these things out on my own, make my own mistakes, pick myself and start all over again. I’d never trade any of these adventures for anything else. It makes me heart sing to know that I’ve (already) had such an amazing life.

3. Photography and music
The most important things, both for remembering the good and the bad moments in my life (so far). I can pinpoint a song which I have specifically attached to every turn in my life. Each time this song comes up, I will remember that particular moment, the people involved, the place. Photography of course, captures the moments that I would otherwise never remember. Where, how, why, who I’ve met along the way, details like what I wore, what I drank/ate etc. Like today, I know to be thankful for all these things because of the photos that exist. 

4. Facebook and Instagram
This website and app has always been tangled in a web (pun intended) of social and privacy issues, but today I say thanks for existing because of it, I have reconnected and kept up to date with people all around the world without having to visit websites or email endlessly. It is really the best-est way to keep in touch and up to date.

I say 
"Oh got this feeling that you can’t fight" 
Like this city is on fire tonight
This could really be a good life, a good, good life.

- One Republic, Good Life