Wow. 2 years! I have broken my self imposed tradition of updating my new year summary for the first time. I thought the 2010's article was quite memorable. It brought smiles when I read them.
I contemplated for a while, whether is it even necessary to reflect on the year. Facebook does it pretty well, having sum up key events, flavour with pictures and comments quite accurately. Yet, it felt strange, when your life's milestone is defined by computer algorithm.
2012 is unique in a way, as it has presented me with numerous opportunity to meet new people, and also say sad good byes. Without further ado, here goes the memoirs:
This will be the 2nd CNY I will be celebrating since I joined the bank. A year ago, I came in knowing nothing about banking. By a stroke of luck, I had the job I didn't know I wanted which turns out to be amazing experience.
For a job well done, I was rewarded with a Lion Dance.. in my very own room!!
Little did I know, this will be my CNY with this group of people.
The highlight of the year, and possibly the most memorable event in my banking career, is the one month - Group Graduate Development Program in UK.
1 month is long enough to shed tears during farewell.
Here the Malaysian Resident Management Trainee of Batch 2011 #1. In wonder how many of us will remain few years down the road.
With the end of GGDP, I embarked the much dreamt Euro-trip. Just to make it more thrilling, I decide to travel solo, joining a random group of ppl for a budget tour.
In the most unconventional fashion, an African, two Britz, one Indian, and a Malaysian chinese, stuck together for 2 weeks.. throwing random parties, and even had a sleepover together. (weirdest thing to do when everyone averages around 30 years old).
4 weeks of back to back HSBC event.
1) Department trip to Tioman.
Another new additional to the family. This time, a jealous one, evident from the picture since day 1.
and I passed my Open Water Course. Certified OWC Diver.
Happiest Mid Autumn Festival celebration.. ever. We flew the big lanterns (Hong Min Tang?) to the skies, while watching a few of them crash into our neighbours house.
Made a random 13 hour drive, after a happy hour session on Friday evening, to Penang. Never again.