Wouldn’t it be nice if I actually maintained this blog?
A lot has happened since I last posted on here.. I thought I’d highlight those in this post.
I celebrated my birthday in style. I stayed in a 5-star hotel for my birthday weekend.
The room was amazing!! The bottom floor had all the living and dining spaces. The second floor was the bedroom. I had the place all to myself for that weekend (talk about spoiling myself).
I celebrated with friends for most of that weekend. One even flew all the way from Melbourne to celebrate my birthday, which was so nice of him to do!!
In November I attended a pop-culture expo called Supanova. My friend Phuong came with me. Actors from my favourite movie and tv shows came and did talks, posed for photos and signed autographs. On the Saturday event, I went in and dressed up as a character from the Kingdom Hearts franchise. I wonder if you can guess who it was from this photo:
Yes, that is Nelsan Ellis from the True Blood series. He was impressed when he saw my costume. He saw the “weapon” I was carrying and wanted to hold it. There were other actors there as well, who I had the pleasure of meeting. Can you guess who this is?
Overall, it was an amazing weekend and I’m looking forward to going again next year.
The weekend after, I flew to Brisbane to attend the annual YouTube Gathering. Last year it was held in Sydney and Melbourne. This year it was Brisbane’s turn. I caught up with my YouTube friends and met new ones. As always, I didn’t take much footage – or any at all.. I probably took about 12 photos that weekend.. It was great catching up with them as well.
There were also some not-so-good things happen during the year. The passing of my best friend’s dad was probably the saddest for me. I’ve known Tomaso since I was in high school with his son, who is one of my best friends. He passed away due to cancer and is now in a better place.
Not many know about this, but this was partly the reason why I ended up participating in Blue September. It was to help raise money for cancer research in men.
That is why I still have the blue fringe:
The other thing that I wanted to mention is that my work contract ends this year. Work had decided not to renew my contract at this point because the person who I took over from is returning from maternity leave. You’d think that I would be sad or annoyed by this, but in all honesty I wasn’t. I was grateful to be able to work there for two years. In those two years, I had made quite an impact and have learned quite a lot. I am on holidays at the moment and I’m sure something will come up for me in 2013.
Personal life is still the same.. I am still unattached, which in a way is good because I could focus on work, family and friends. That’s not to say that I couldn’t do that while I’m with someone.. I just haven’t found the right one. I did try by having a nice arrangement of flowers sent for brighten up their day, but nothing became of that. I’ll just continue focusing on myself and I’m sure it will happen.
That’s basically it in a nutshell. I’m glad the world didn’t end, like the Mayans thought it would.. I won’t have to fight off any zombies.
On that note, thank you so much for reading this far. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas (or whatever it is that you and your family are celebrating) and all the best in 2013.