2008 was gone in a flash. I felt like so many things happened yet time flew past so fast. So with my memory still fresh of events of yesteryear, let me archive my thoughts on some of my major accomplishments in 2008.
I believe the most life changing event last year was starting my own blog after being heavily influenced by someone. Blogging really broadens my social circle and I got to know many comrades with similar interests. Prior to blogging, I often kept to myself and stayed at home. Now it feels great getting to meet new people. Blogging really changed my life. Seriously.
The second most significant achievement was joining the 501st Legion. Previously I have no idea what the 501st Legion was until I saw the local 501st garrison in the Chingay parade (video here). It was so cool seeing so many troopers in one place. I never knew such an organisation existed in Singapore. From the patch worn on the trooper’s shoulder, I came to know of them as the 501st Legion and did some research of them. In June last year, I approached the 501st Legion at the Singapore Toy and Comic Convention and the rest was history.
After getting to know the 501st people, I realise they are very passionate in Star Wars and dedicated to getting their armour as movie accurate as possible. The 501st Legion commits to charity work so we get to enjoy ourselves and at the same time give back to the society as well. Win win situation. (‘~’)
Other noteworthy experiences includes meeting up with Danny, getting nominated for the Singapore Blog Awards and picking up photography. 2008 is also the year I watch the most animes. In 2007 I was pretty much a Narutard and Bleachtard.
Looking forward, have no major plans for 2009 yet. Maybe just continue doing what I enjoy doing most. Namely animes, figures, looking for the droid I’m looking for and more trooping events, preferably overseas ones, hopefully Japan if there’s a chance. Will be awesome to troop with the famous resident Tokyo trooper in Akiba. ^^;
Lastly something unrelated, a remembrance to the ones who left us last year.
The original Lockcon Stratos
Mobile Suit Gundam 00
Departed 13th March Episode 23
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2
Departed 6th July Episode 13. Damn you Rolo!
Departed 21st August Episode 20