Oh wow... I've just realized that if I don't write anything here within the next 2 days on my DA journal, there would be 0 journal entries for the year 2014, so... here goes, this will be a bit random and melancholic...
# 2014 is a year of anguish, a year of sadness and uncertainty for my country, Malaysia.
# There was a series of unfortunate events which lead to the loss of many lives, unprecedented happenings which turned many smiles into frowns and even into mournful screams among those who are the most tested. I'm pretty sure most of you guys here have heard some news regarding flight MH370 being missing up until this very day (almost 9 months now), and flight MH17 being literally shot down over eastern Ukraine (killing every soul there was on the plane), and the current big flood (the worst flood after 10 years ago ever to hit the east coast) going on engulfing most of the east coast region of Peninsular Malaysia. My area (north) is currently not very much affected by the flood, hence I am in a relaxed state of mind writing away in this journal. My heartiest condolences to my fellow Malaysians and everybody else who are among the heavily tested in the year 2014. May your patience be rewarded handsomely in the near future, god knows best. I pray that next year will be a better year for all of us, even though the economy forecast for 2015 is looking rather bleak.
# Indonesia is also in grief at the moment, with its AirAsia QZ8501 airbus (Surabaya to Singapore) currently being missing since 2 days ago. I hope the search and rescue team will find the jet soon. I pray for your safety, passengers and crew of QZ8501. Families and relatives, stay strong. **RECENT UPDATE: Debris and objects from QZ8501 airbus have been found floating in the Karimata Strait, Indonesia. Bodies of passengers and crew members are currently being located and retrieved by the national search and rescue team of Indonesia. I pray that all bodies be found, retrieved and brought back to their families without more difficulties ahead. My deepest condolences to the family members and friends of the crash victims.
# As for me, year 2014 has been rather nice and memorable to me. I've experienced new things which I didn't think I could have a few years back. There were good memories, bad memories, fun times, peachy times, sad times, painful times... yep, it's good to be alive. A very good friend of mine told me to "appreciate life, live life to the fullest, cherish your parents, pray diligently
" a few weeks before she passed away due to cancer last August. She was one of the very few best friends I ever had, and the kindest too. We were best friends since secondary school. A few days before she passed away, we chatted rather happily via google chat. We even promised to see each other again sometime and hang out somewhere for some iced coffee like we used to, but, well... that was our last conversation, that online chat. We're in different worlds now, but we'll forever be best friends.
Happy new year 2015, let's make it a great year