Goodbye 2016

After left Malaysia n started a new life chapter in Hong Kong. I experienced a total different life style in 2016. I had regained the joys to get close to natures, had better quality sleep n health, experienced work-life balance,  rewarding job that gave me more financial freedom. At the same time, 2016 also marked the departure of my beloved dad n saw the evolvement of my jobs.

I started get used to live alone in this metropolitan. It gave me lots of opportunities to get out of comfort zone to meet up new friends, explore new things, n hopefully can start some new hobbies n contributions in coming years.

Here are some of my remarkable events in 2016.

1) Hiking

I started my hiking experiences in Hong Kong on 1st day of 2016 with SS.

Since then I continue explored different parts of HK  to enjoy the nature beauty of the islands. Hiking with Meetup groups brought me to outlying islands, Geoparks, Tseun wan, Sai ong etc.

The only thing that stop me for doing so since august are the summer heat n my back / leg pains.

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2) Passing of Dad

Dad experienced serious health conditions since early of the year n was hospitalized on 1st day of CNY. He was diagnosed with Myloema in mid June n started his cancer treatment end of June. His targeted drugs treatment did not help in rescuing his organs failure complication  (kidney, heart, lung) n passed away on 26 July after his treatment. Although we were sad of his passing, but felt blessed he did not suffer much pain (except  he has diarrhea n can’t get down of bed last few days).

Dad, we missed you.

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3)  Families and Friends Visits / Gathering 

After MF visited me last Nov, SS n her sister, Mae, Tony, Lily, Young, Pency n Ah Cheng  took turns to visit n stayed with me in HK for past year. I also met up Chip Choo, Chow Ying, Kok Siong, Miu Yee to catch up what happening backed home.

4) Marked the 50′

This year marked the 50′ for all horse gals n boys. Hualian classmates had a grand gathering in Taiping on 11 June, 2 days before my birthday.

5) Traveling

I traveled a bit this year. I went back to Malaysia 6 trips in 2016 (Feb, Mac, June, July, Aug, Sep) to visit families n friends.

The other trips are 1 day trip to Macau n 3 days to Taichung. And countless day trips visiting different parts of Hong Kong (Sheung Shui, Tai O, Lamma island, Cheung chau, Stanley, central heritage walk etc)

 6) Social Activism 

Since I left Malaysia, I tried to keep a distance from social activism in Hong Kong. I only attended 64 vigil, HOCC supportive concert n Bersih 5 HK. After reconnecting with Malaysian friends, I may took a more active roles in coming year.

7) Work Life

Since the restructuring of T&D department in Feb, other than supported the local team for deliver some training, I have changed my role to 100% global training & development. I have convinced the team leader to establish the LMS n focus on eLearning. Work load started to creep up slowly n the “Learning in Motion” platform is ready for role out in 2017. It’s an exciting & hopefully rewarding in future!!

(Company has gone through resizing n restructuring since July n hopefully the bleeding stopped in 2017, as we has made remarkable profit then)



Hope 2017 will be wiser, happier, healthier n more successful!!

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Author: huichun

Originate from Taiping, now staying in Kuala Lumpur, Malayisia and working in a management consultancy and training firm. A typical Gemini that like to poke the nose in everything, everywhere. Like to cook, travel, read, share views with others,help the needy.......... Currently the main concerns are Malaysia civil society & politics, world environmental issues and managing a community library in KL.

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