Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 Reflections

Reflections, reflections. The year will be over soon and reflections for the year must be done before the new one comes. はいそれじゃ今年のまとめ:

去年の話だけど代表としてKACAに参加しました。 そのお陰で音ゲーがどれほど世の中の人を繋げるのがよく分かった。 台湾も韓国も日本も音ゲーでつな げるなんて凄いなぁ。 KACAの後は皆とつなぐためにツイッタはじめました@RBRiezz。 大体音ゲーツイットしかしてないけどまぁそれでもいいん じゃない。

Lost my favourite music game and had to fly overseas just to play it but it's being replaced for now and SDVX is pretty fun. Can't beat RB for me and I don't really bother as much with scores but it's good enough I guess. Don't really know whether I can convince anyone to bring it back but I guess I can try at least.

Also I might be slow but it seems I'm a little more well known in the arcade community than I thought I was. >_> Oh well. I've been holed up at Cityvibe much more this year compared to last but I'm still thankful for all the friends and rivals I've made from SDVX, RB, and IIDX. It's nice to see that the music game community is still pretty awesome irl even if the JB FB group has kind of gone to hell and back, and it's really heartening to see that competitions, as rare as they are, are as lively and active as ever. Hopefully next year is a better year with regards to music games as this one - still hoping someone will change their mind and bring RB and Pop'n back into Singapore at least ~_~.
Got randomly dropped into a great project group and a great OG - probably the luckiest thing to happen to me this year as far as NUS is concerned. Wonderful people, and I honestly have no clue how my ISE life would be like without these guys. Kind of a scary prospect in hindsight. Damn. Really glad that you guys are there, and I'm looking forward to hanging out and working with you guys again next sem.

小さなバンドに入りました。 あまり練習時間がないけど大切にしています。 十年以上やった聖歌隊を止めた後歌うチャンス全然なかったからなぁ。 久しぶりの歌える場所があることは「運が良い」としか考えられない;これだけを心か ら感謝してる。 これからもっと皆と仲良くなりたいけどちょっと難しいだね。 まぁもうバンドのページいっぱい書いたからここまででいいかな。
Realized once again how great my friends are, over the various meetups to catch up, random crashing of people's houses (and vice versa), and all the conversations on FB/WA (across timezones or not), regardless of whether they lasted minutes or hours. Thanks for being with me through the good and bad times, the boring and stressful periods, and the joyful and painful days. バカな時でも支えてくれて本当にありがとうございます。 親友達はどれほど大切なんてもう一度分かってくれました。 シンガポールにいてもいなくても僕にとって皆は大事な宝なんです。

All in all the year's had its ups and downs but it's been mostly great everywhere. Life's been good to me even though I don't think I've done that much, and hopefully it stays that way next year - but I guess I'll be putting in more effort into keeping things good, be it friends, colleagues, work or life.

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