Hello 2017

Like many said, 2016 wasn’t a good year, probably too much negativity happened around us. But I’m not going to judge 2016 by what happened, we all know we can’t control that part of life. I reckon what we didn’t do in 2016 should be a reminder to us, that 2017 is a good year to start doing it. Adopt a charity, take up a challenge, read a book, or maybe spend more quality time with family, all these can make 2017 a great year. 

I was so tired from my flight back to Melbourne (four hours delay) that I slept through 2017, waking up 10 minutes past 12 midnight. The only thing on my mind at that moment was to get off my bed, go onto my Facebook and deactivate it, my first resolution for 2017. While flipping through the settings, I realize I can still keep my Messenger after deactivation, so I decided to opt for this feature to remain. 

I’m glad I made the trip back home to spend quality time with my family at the end of 2016. They are probably the group I missed most since moving to Melbourne. The visit to my dad at the nursing home makes it even harder to say goodbye, for the second time, he called me the correct name. He probably knows I’m leaving. I didn’t bear to say goodbye to him, not even telling him I’m going back to Melbourne, I just wait for him to fell asleep before leaving the room quietly. “Goodbye Dad” rang through my mind, that could be my final goodbye to him.

I hate dramatic sending-off at the airport, especially when my mom was around. So the delayed flight was a blessing, she just said goodbye on Whatsapp. I spent six hours strolling up and down the transit area in Terminal Two, and my mind was blank. I took out my phone to edit some of the images I took, but try not to process those with my dad in it; I might not be able to control myself emotionally.

I did take a handful of mobile phone images this time round, usually shots of people in Singapore’s heartland. As the lab in my suburb is closed for the period, I will have to wait a while before knowing the result from my films shot in Singapore. Stay tuned as I will show a few scanned images from the trip.

Lastly, if you are reading this, a Happy New Year to you and your family. If you like it, share it. If not, come back for the next update. 

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