31 December 2015

2015 Done and Dusted, 12 of my 2015 Experiences



Every year end most of us tend to term the year a bad year, we will be like ‘Oh 2014 was a bad year, I can’t wait for 2015’ Then in 2015 ‘Oh my goodness, this year is the worst I can’t wait for the year to end already’. I for one have been guilty of that but in recent years I have taken it upon myself to acknowledge every situation and embrace the outcomes.
So this year I want to reflect on some of the 2015 experiences and share them with you in a series of events (Timeline), they are in no particular order.

My 2015 experiences

1.       Beginning of the year I made a decision to venture into a totally different career path. I decided to become a TEACHER, from being an ASSISTANT ACCOUNTANT to becoming a TEACHER an ESL teacher to be precise. I still get people telling me that I’m wasting my qualification, but then again I’m like, I didn’t study to become an accountant don’t you think I’ve already wasted 3 years? The Universe has its own way of communicating with us, I’m actually doing perfectly fine in the industry, can’t complain much.

2.      My Botswana Telecommunication Corporation AD got featured on the 2015 Botswana Phone Directory. So this is how it all went down, my girl Ms GeeKays called me up for her photoshoot and we happen to find these other friends of ours working on this project and they asked me to help them out, so they took a couple of shots next thing you know I’m on the AD
3.      I got my very first experience riding on an elephant in Thailand, yes I’m from Africa but we don’t tame wild animals, especially elephants.

4.      I got my 7 year old blog its very first DOMAIN, The Sopranist Blog (www.thesopranist.com) and launched my other blog you are reading now N.E.S.R.O
5.      I got shunned down for a position I qualified for, passed all series of interviews and only to be told by the school director (Principal) that I wasn’t English Native enough and I was BLACK, yes B-L-A-C-K, BLACK and that hit home hard but I didn’t dwell on it but rather moved forward and got a job following week. (that happened in Thailand)
6.      I’ve been to 3 countries in South East Asia this year and two are new on my list (Malaysia, Laos and Vietnam). I would love to visit more next year, maybe 5.
7.      I got a chance to visit friends in Malaysia that I last saw in 2011 and the reunion was incredible, nothing much about us had changed, we continued where we left 4 years ago. I also visited my former university Victoria University (Sunway Campus - Malaysia) too.
8.     Due to some issues Thailand have with a lot of AFRICAN COUNTRIES, I was forced to fly back to Botswana to fix my visa and I celebrated my Birthday in Botswana with my friends and Family. Yes I spent a fortune to fly back and I was broke but it turned out great coz I was with my loved ones for 3 weeks.
9.      Lost weight - moved from a size 34 to a size 31, never felt sexier in my life. I feel I deserve a spot on that HOTTEST MEN alive list.
10.  Moved to Hanoi - Vietnam and love it, the organised mess that one gets used. I have never in my wildest dreams thought I would ever end up here and I knew nothing about the country besides snippets from American movies where the soldiers used to travel to Vietnam for war.
11.   I lost my wallet with a shit load of money, my 3 international ATM cards and 2 pin numbers of my travels cards that I have with me, so my traveller cards are useless because Vietnam is all about cash transactions. But after all I tell myself that I’m lucky I didn’t lose my passport or my Botswana Identification card and License.
12.  I finally got my ears pierced (shit is painful, they lied to me), something I have been dreading to do for years. It’s still new, so I’m still trying to get used the idea of hanging pieces of metal hanging from my ears.

A lot has happened in 2015 but all in all I’m grateful and this year has made me a better person I am right now. I now know my way around Asia and I’m surviving. I'm looking forward to greater things in 2016

Wishing you a Happy new year and stay blessed

Sending nothing but love

Nesro

Twitter @Mr_Orsen
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42 comments:

  1. Love your wonderful year plan and activities you have done for the year 2015! Happy New year!

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    1. We have to be grateful from time to time, infact all the time.
      Happy new year to you too and stay blessed

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  2. Looks like you had a good 2015. Always important to look at all the blessings we have received over the years. Happy new year and may your 2016 be filled with more blessings.

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  3. I really did have a great year and cant complain. I'm hoping for more greater things in the future.

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  4. happy new year mate. have an awesome 2016

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  5. happy new year and more vacations for you this year! cheers!

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    1. Im so looking forward to this year, i cant wait to travel even more

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  6. Seems like a fulfilling 2015.
    All the best to the year 2016, happy new year!

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    1. Thanks Low Sze, it wasnt a bad year and hoping for a more fruitful one ahead

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  7. Riding an elephant looks fun! Happy new year!

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    1. It was just great, first experience

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  8. What an adventurous year it had been for you. Congrats that you survived all the challenges! May 2016 be better for you.

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    1. Thank you so much Emily, Im looking forward to this coming year and what it has in store for me, i hope you have a great one too

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  9. really brave of you to go for your dreams. a career change.. here's to a bright 2016!

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    1. Life is full of chances and we all have to take them, which i intend to do more this year too

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  10. I wish I have the guts to go out there and travel. Well, have a blast 2016 ahead! :D

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    1. You have it in you, just find that one thing you are looking for and you'd be able to do it. Happy new year

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  11. You have great experiences in 2015, wish you have a blast too in the year of 2016 :)

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  12. Look like you have a good memory in 2015.Happy new year 2016 and may your wish come true.
    http://www.unlimitedbeautysecret.com/

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    1. Thank you Miss Ika, i really had a great time and loving it. Happy new year too.
      I'll check out the link you've posted

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  13. Wow you experience a lot over 2015, wish you all the best in 2016!

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  14. Like you, I have also experienced a lot in 2015. It was full of ups and downs. I hope 2016 treats everybody well. Happy New Year.

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  15. jealous of you that you complete 12 of your resolution. I only manage complete 2 of my resolution :P

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    1. Don't worry much but rather work harder this year. At least you've achieved something.

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  16. Great stuff with great experience... may you achieve more this year... have a blast...

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    1. Thanks a lot. Good luck this year as well

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  17. For me, every new year is a better year! I'm not really happy with the idea of taming wild animals :(

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    1. New year ne beginnings right? Taming animals seems to be a common practice here in Asia and its sad

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  18. you certainly had a very eventful 2015, let's hope 2016 gives you greater joy and even more adventure.

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    1. Thank you Leona. I had an eventful year and hoping for the best this year. Wishing you all the best too

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  19. wow..u had a great time last year..wish you all the best in 2016!! :)

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    1. Thanks. Wishing you all the best too

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  20. I am soo proud of you couz.....
    Good things shall come your way...
    And that determination and courage shall open doors for you....
    Xoxo

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    1. Thanks Youthed for believing in me..

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  21. Wow~~~ You achieved a lot of things in 2015! Wish this year you can achieve even more!

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    1. Thanks a lot. Im looking forward to working even harder this year. Good luck to you too

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    2. Thanks a lot. Im looking forward to working even harder this year. Good luck to you too

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  22. woohoo, congrats on losing weight! sad that there are still some racist in the country. regardless of which, happy new year, and here's to a greater 2016!

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  23. Wow! Great experiences for 2015! May it be good or bad I am sure you learned something from each!

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  24. This sounds like an amazing trip! I definitely need to do a LOT more traveling!

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