Happy new year! 2017 was a blast for me. A lot of things happened last year, both the good and the bad. There were lots of changes that I had to encounter and adapt to but that's okay, what's life without a few tweaks around, am I right?

Last year I watched Honne & The Phoenix live, I fell in love with local bands like The Adams and Efek Rumah Kaca. Last year I survived first year of medical school (hooray!). Last year I was made project officer for a 6-weeks event called GEBROK (Gerakan Berhenti Merokok). Last year I broke up with my boyfriend (now ex) of 6 years but it was also last year that I finally realised life works in mysterious ways and that there is no way of predicting the future. It was the year when I realized to just go with it and (if possible) actually be in the present. It was also last year where my Grandfather passed away. It was also last year where I became closer to my friends, and made new friends too. 2017 really did change me. It was a great year all in all, and I hope that this year will be better!

I spent the first 2 hours of new year's eve with my friends. We had a barbecue the night before that. As usual Ivan brought sparkling water, Deshinta brought chicken wings, Oji made pie, Intan brought snacks, Janis made a big bowl of nice mashed potatoes. It was a lovely night spent with friends over nice freshly grilled steak, mashed potatoes, pie, and chicken wings! We threw Deshinta, Janis and Intan a belated surprise party too which ended with eggs and shaving cream (yes we actually used shaving cream instead of whipped cream this time) smeared on all of our faces, hair soaked in egg yolk and our clothes drenched in water. As usual we ended the night with horror movies. This time we watched Amityville and Shutter Island (which isn't actually really included in the horror genre) but it was a great night of catching up, and laughing.

 Here's a photo of the gang and their bitch-faces and me trying to hold my laugh. I used to be so good at making bitch-faces, I swear.

 And so after 5-6 takes, we gave up taking a bitchy-looking group photo and ended up with this one

I honestly don't have a lot of resolutions listed down on my list but in overall, I do wish to be a better person this year. I wish to be more patient, more positive, more forgiving, more organised and I wish to be happier this year.

I am genuinely excited to start the year. I'm not sure what will happen this year but I certainly hope that 2018 will be a great year.

Anyway, here's to a great new year! Wishing all of us the very best.
x Saras