Happy New Year 2016

2015 was one of the greatest year in my personal, family and career development. To put into context, my 2014 was aimed at targeting local schools, academic-based NGOs and companies to disseminate the wealth of knowledge in DIY mechatronics, while in 2015 was geared towards presenting the outcomes through international workshops, national seminars and getting a glimpse of how internationalization works.

Although from year to year great endeavours were achieved, I never had new year’s resolutions written on a rock. My new year’s plan were normally very vague and simple, e.g. I want to contribute more in university (UMT), and as the year progresses, everything just fall into place. I always keep an open mind and adapt to the needs. People come and go pitching new ideas, where most of the project received “yes” responses from me, however sometimes I gave “no” as well, depending on the technical feasibility of the organization/function that I’m responsible to.

Forrest Gump put it nicely in 1994, “Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get”. With that, I’ll stay like this; pursuing happiness, keep an open mind, and try to adapt to the changing needs in my life. Life is dynamic, and don’t let it pass a day by without realizing that you have achieved something great.

Goodbye 2015, and welcome 2016.