I totally forgot that I haven't released this post because my recent busy life. I am blessed with a baby early this year and I also move to a new company. But those two will be stories for another day.

To ensure I am not breaking this couple of years tradition where I have been consistently writing my annual resolution, I am releasing this resolution note albeit it has been almost half year late.

Last December I am getting one more year older again. Time to write evaluate last year resolution and making the new year resolution. No, I don't have go to gym resolution.

Resolution Notes from Previous Years

  1. 2016 resolution note
  2. 2015 personal note
  3. 2014 personal note
  4. 2013 personal note
  5. 2012 personal note
  6. 2011 personal note
  7. 2010 personal note

Evaluation of last year goals

Same like last year post, here are some of goals I setup last year and I will comment of how its status. The goal ended with (Checked) means the goal is achieved, if it ended (Nay!) means the goal is not achieved and if it ended with (?) means the goal is too vague in the first place.

  • Completing at least 6 MOOC courses (Nay!)
  • Take a GRE test (Nay!)
  • Apply a postgraduate course (maybe in machine learning or applied math?) (Nay!)
  • Launch and work consistently on Travelogee project (Checked partially)
  • Have kids. I know this is God decision but I want to try better this year (Checked)
  • Buy a house (Nay!)
  • Reach Tech Lead position in work place (Almost, I got promoted although not to tech lead)
  • Weight no more than 65 Kg (Almost, now I am about 67 Kg)
  • Read minimum a book per 2 months and make a review on it (I read a lot but abruptly)
  • Learn Tennis (Nay!)
  • Use Scala to build something (Nay!)
  • Write a book (Nay!)
  • Speak in a country level technical conference (Nay!)
  • Learn and start investing and get 10% profit in one year (Nay!)
  • Visit at least one Africa, America and Oceania country (Checked)
  • Get Singapore Class 2 Motorbike license (Nay! but I have started the class 2 class last month)
  • Touring using big motorbike for at least to distance like from Sydney to Melbourne (Nay!)
  • Able to make a good photography (Nay!)
  • Speak English fluently to the level of IELTS 8 band score. I will not do another IELTS test again in one year, though will just try to self assessment. (Nay! I took TOEFL iBT but the score still below my expectation)
  • Speak German to basic communication level or more (Nay! The best sentence I can speak the best so far is Das wetter heute is schön)
  • Speak Arabic to basic communication level or more (Nay! We drop out from our Arabic class because of timing)
  • Contribute something to your surround and be impactful person in a positive way (? vague goal)

I have to admit that I am totally failed last year. No much major achievement.

Following are more detail status of the goal.

Completing at least 6 MOOC courses (Nay!)

The goal seems too unrealistic. I will redo this year with more realistic target.

Take a GRE test (Nay!)

Didn't happen.

Apply a postgraduate course (Nay!)

Too busy.

Launch and work consistently on Travelogee project (Checked partially)

We unoffically launched Travelogee last year but still not work consistent enough to write good contents.

Have kids (Checked)

This is a weird goal because to achieve it depends a lot with external factor and mostly the God grace. After a short desperate life episode, we blessed with a beautiful baby girl on 17 January 2018. Life is very different since then with combination of joy and also tiredness. I will write in separate post for the detail.

Buy a house (Nay!)

No. I bought a Nintendo Switch which is nothing remotely related to house at all.

Reach Tech Lead position in work place (Checked partially)

I didn't become tech lead but at least promoted to something else.

Weight no more than 65 Kg (Checked partially)

Although not reaching my goal, my current weight is around 67Kg dropping from about 74Kg last year. Still not healthy weight considering my short body of 165cm but I still quite feel good about it.

Read minimum a book per 2 months and make a review on it (Nay!)

I read abruptly and managed to read and review very few books this year. But it is still under what I aimed.

Learn Tennis (Nay!)

Nope.

Use Scala to build something (Nay!)

No.

Write a book (Nay!)

Still not happening.

Speak in a country level technical conference (Nay!)

Even I am not speaking or doing any presentation at all. I also finally dropped out from Toastmaster after become passive member for so long.

Learn and start investing and get 10% profit in one year (Nay!)

We have very few investment portfolios but we should have done better.

Visit at least one Africa, America or Oceania country (Checked)

We went to New Zealand last year.

Get Singapore Class 2 Motorbike license (Nay!)

But at least I have started the course again.

Touring using big motorbike for at least to distance like from Sydney to Melbourne (Nay!)

Maybe this year.

Able to make a good photography (Nay!)

Didn't manage to learn photography at all. I started a course in Coursera but stopped following long time ago.

Speak English fluently to the level of IELTS 8 band score (Nay!)

I did TOEFL iBT in 2017 but the score is still not good enough.

Speak German to basic communication level or more (Nay!)

Fail.

Speak Arabic to basic communication level or more (Nay!)

Fail.

Contribute something to your surround and be impactful person in a positive way (?)

Super vague goal.

Resolution Note of 2018

  • Completing at least 6 2 MOOC courses
  • Take a GRE PTE test
  • Launch Work consistently on Travelogee project
  • Raise a happy, healthy and smart kid. At least focus play with the kid minimum 30 minutes a day on weekday and 1 hour on weekend.
  • Reach Tech Lead position in the new work place
  • Weight no more than 65 60 Kg
  • Read minimum a book per 2 months and make a review on it
  • Write a book about golang
  • Speak in a country level technical conference
  • Long duration travel to uncommon destination country such as Central Asia
  • Get Singapore Class 2 Motorbike license
  • Touring using big motorbike for at least to distance like from Sydney to Melbourne
  • Speak English fluently to the level of IELTS 8 band score
  • Speak Resume to study German to basic communication level or more
  • Finish marathon sub 4 hours
  • Exercise every day
  • Do SAVERS every day

So that's it for this year.