Another Year Gone By

2014 has passed, and here we are at 2015! 2014 has been a pretty eventful year for me. I finished my PhD degree and got a job, and that entailed a move from upstate NY down to North Carolina. That’s a big change for me, and I’m still getting used to life after school. It’ll take time, but the future looks bright. My New Year’s resolutions is to make some new friends in NC, get better at my job, and to lose a couple of pounds. Compared to when I graduated in May, I have lost a few pounds since moving to NC, but I can still stand to lose some body fat. I also probably gained a few pounds over the holidays too.

Speaking of the holidays, this is the first time in a long time that I didn’t spend Christmas and New Year at home in Vancouver. This year, I spent my vacation with my grandparents and other relatives. It’s always good to spend some time family. I wanted to go skiing, but the weather didn’t cooperate, so I spent most of time relaxing, eating, and doing a little bit of report-writing for work.

Just like last year and the year before that, I went to see the Hobbit movie, which is now in its third and final installment. The Battle of the Five Armies was an entertaining film, but it’s certainly no the Lord of the Rings. Making three films out the Hobbit novel was a little too much of a cash grab. There were some parts of the movie that were hilarious, and I’m not sure if they were intentional or not. I don’t want to spoil too much, but the highlight of the film was the battering ram troll, and the mountain rams were pretty funny too. And of course, there is Legolas, who isn’t even in the novel, doing all sorts of cool shit. It’s certainly a fun movie, but not really as epic as people had hoped.

With that, here is to bright and successful 2015. Happy New Year!

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