Joining the bandwagon of new year's resolutions, I have two challenges for myself this 2016.First, I will read a new book every month -- focusing on learning about different people, cultures, politics, philosophies, love, and, of course, technologies. I have not planned a list of books yet, but I already picked one that I am going to read for January—Hard Choices by Hillary Clinton. It is a memoir of the former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton giving her account of her tenure at the State Department from 2009 to 2013.
Second, I am going to go vegetarian this year. The idea came out of a random thought over the last two weeks of December. It is an ambitious one but where is the fun without any challenges, right? So to make it more worthwhile doing, I have made a sort of win-win "penalty" scheme. For every day I cheat, I am going to put 100 pesos (roughly $3) to a "cheat fund" that I am going to establish. At the end of the year, proceeds from this cheat fund will go to a charity to be determined later, good cause for every time I fail to meet my challenge. I already had a good head start over the last two days, so let us see how far I go until the first hundred pesos.
So that, my friends, is the year I look forward to. 363 days to go. :)