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One year

This morning I had to go to the RTA to renew my car’s registration, and it occurred to me that I’ve already had my car for a year. A year.

February 1st, 2011

Cherry Bomb aka Reddy

Those who’ve been following my blog for a while might recognise the above photo. It was my Project 365 photo from February 1st last year, the day I got my car. So much has happened between now and then with regards to my car and yet it feels like I only got it a few months ago. Some people reckon it still has its new car smell.

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Book: Two Thousand and Eleven. Chapter: February

It’s now March, the first week of a new month and new season, which means it’s time for chapter February of my Two Thousand and Eleven book!

Click here to see January.
See all of the “chapters” from 2011 here.

Previously in Two Thousand and Eleven…

We sold the only one of our family cars that I was allowed to drive, and I was left CAR-LESS.


And now, in Two Thousand and Eleven…

February 1st — I spent the day (sort of) moping because I had places to go and things to do, but I didn’t have a car to get to those places. I was gonna catch public transport but realised how expensive it would be for me without a concession card. So I had to resort to asking a friend for a lift. Then my mum came home early from work, saying she had to “pick up something”, and I assumed my dad would come home at the time my parents usually get home — an hour and a half later. I went and sat back on the couch in front of the TV. Moments later, the doorbell rings. My dad was …home? And my sister and I saw another car in the driveway. We refused to let our dad in the house until he answered our question: Is the car ours? YES! February 1st, 2011 My sister and I were literally jumping and screaming with joy. Apparently on the Saturday before when they were out buying a new vacuum cleaner, they also bought the car. It’s a brand new 4-door Toyota Yaris. I love that it has a USB connection for iPods (which I use every time I drive), a CD player (which I have yet to use), and like a million compartments (some of them, I will probably never use). The main thing I dislike about it is the speedometer — it’s digital. I’m still getting used to it, but I’d prefer to have a speedometer with a needle ’cause it’s easier to read when I’m driving.

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Taking the first step

Lately, I’ve been struggling to take the first step forward in a particular aspect of my life. I wrote in a previous blog about this desire to move forward, but I’ve since realised that not only is my courage not at the same level as my determination, but taking a step forward is not as easy as I initially thought.

I kept asking God to give me courage, and to reveal to me why I was so determined, yet so terrified. I couldn’t understand why one moment I was whispering out loud, “You can do this, Danica,” and the next moment I was in a panic and my heart was beating as if it would pop right out of my chest.

For a while now, Nickelback’s If Today Was Your Last Day has been stuck in my head, with no intention of getting out. I was listening to this song in the car, and the line “That first step you take is the longest stride” stuck out at me, while God silently whispered, Horses. I stopped dead in my tracks (not literally of course, otherwise I would’ve caused several collisions) as my curiosity was brought to an end.

Have you ever seen a newborn foal (baby horse) walk for the very first time? Being a four-legged creature, it depends a lot on its legs. It needs to learn how to walk, trot, canter and gallop, just as we need to learn how to walk, speak, read and write. Horses don’t have a way of carrying their young, like how kangaroos have pouches, so a foal has to learn how to walk pretty much as soon as it is born.

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Hello WordPress!

April 13th 2009. My first WordPress blog entry. Mind you, this isn’t my first ever blog entry. I’ve been blogging on my MySpace* for over a year now, but seeing as MySpace has become dead and Facebook has become the number 1 social networking site, I hardly have reason to check my MySpace anymore.

I’ve given it much thought, and I’m still not sure whether to delete my MySpace account. I don’t use it as much as I used to, and the blogs I post there don’t get read by anyone (I have like, 4 readers at the most). But I’ve just discovered that here on WordPress, you can set the date and times of the blogs you post. Meaning, if I wanted it to appear to anyone that I had written a blog on April 15th 2008 at 1:30 pm, I could type it up right now and you wouldn’t even know the difference. But, as much as I’d like my old MySpace blog posts to be read (as I intended them to be), I’m not going to do that. Instead, I’m thinking of copying over some of the “important and meaningful” blogs here, in the future, just so I can give them the attention they deserve.

I’m not sure what to talk about in a first blog. I don’t even know what I talked about in my first MySpace blog (you could go and check, but the first one there isn’t the first one I posted – I deleted the original first blog). Apparently, a blog is just an online journal. But I’ve never really been good at keeping journals. Plus, journals are for sharing private thoughts, and I’m not going to share my innermost thoughts with the whole world. I guess what I use a blog for is to share the thoughts that are worth sharing, for example, what I think of the Global Economic Recession. I’m not going to go into that – it’s not something that I think is worthy of my blog site.

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