1. Getting a property...
I've been thinking about getting a property since last year.. and it is much stronger now. Paying rent is not an investment, and in some ways is similar to monies going down the drain (in the long term).
But like my tweet the other day
"buying a property is like choosing a spouse - there's so many options & things to consider".
I know I prefer a condo over any other houses for my first property. But that's not the only question to think of.. location, budget, long term evaluation, etc are the many others things to consider.
2. Many Ways To Achieve Ones Dreams..
I've always believed in one living his life to the fullest, and for one to take steps in living his/ her dreams.
Looking back, I've done the rather 'daring' step into being an entrepreneur to realise my dreams after graduation. The journey has been bumpy, but I've got no regrets for I have actually accomplished some of my life dreams through that journey.
Now the next question is... there are many more dreams that I'd like to do.
But do I need to really do it full time, or can it be done at a side? Funny that I maybe asking this question, but yeah, I got to admit that this is something serious which I've been thinking about.
There are many reasons for me to think about this. Partly, I'm a lil exhausted. No particular reason, but plain exhaustion (wonder if any of u felt this way before?).
And at the same time, I realise some of my other dream projects do not require full time attention.. except say for a very few - and that relates to the next point.
3. Acting & Mandarin, Tagalog and English..
I have this ambition of going into acting.. but I'm concerned about the industry and how the actors are treated (even celebrities for that matter). That to me is one big pull back factor. Besides, it's not easy making it big (but who says anything is, right?).
I've tried a few auditions and done a fair number of printed ads (the ones that appear in print eg on newspapers & even the wrap around the bus/ MRT), but yet to really go into acting.
Apart from the previous concern, I have questions like - where should I focus acting at? I think that for Chinese is a lil tough to be an actor here in Malaysia. Usually, the Chinese from wherever they are make it big in Taiwan (maybe HK). But Mandarin.. ahhh, that's really not my strength. I can pick it up, but recenlty in the past few months, I somehow don't have the drive & interests to master it.
Ahh, and then, there is the Philippines entertainment industry. Will it be better there? I don't know. Will it be easier? I don't know too. And is it worth a try? I also don't know. But I do know that Philippines speak English there, and Philippines talents are quite recognised in Hollywood. Plus Malaysia's Carmen Soo did make a bit of a name over in the Philippines.
Oh well, thoughts, thoughts, and more thoughts. Anyway, I know I got to sort these out. I'm taking some steps already.. Hope to update soon :)