O HAI 2010!

A lot of people aren't too keen about resolutions, and a lot are also unfazed about the bravado that comes with the new year - they think that just because the calender switches doesn't mean life would be any different than it was a mere couple of days ago.

I'm not one of them. After the train wreck of a year I've had in 2009, I am putting in much hope in this year. It is, after all my zodiac year, the year of the Tiger, and this is what my trusty horoscope site has said about the year:

Forecast for 2010 Being the Tiger’s own year, 2010 holds great promise for those born under this sign, with exciting developments happening for them both personally and professionally. Some Tigers may be feeling disappointed and disheartened after 2009 and it will be important to leave the past behind and concentrate on the future, which is looking so bright! Financially, everything improves this year for those born under this sign and money-making thoughts and ideas should be fully explored and investigated. With the fast pace of this year for all signs, the Tiger needs to take extra care in planning and thinking all projects through – no rushing headlong into schemes during 2010! Tigers looking for romance will possibly see a friendship suddenly develop into something more personal with exciting consequences. August, December and January will see a very active and entertaining social calendar, but all of 2010 will see fun activities for the Tiger. The Spring months, March to May, will bring encouraging and interesting job opportunities, but the Tiger will still have to make sure he puts himself forward and gets noticed at work.

In short, in the words of the wise Barney Stinson who dwells in the Awesome Fortress of Barnitude, this year is going to be "legend-... wait for it... and I hope you're not lactose intolerant because the second half of that word is DAIRY!"

After much thought, I have decided on my resolutions for 2010:

Save enough money to survive at least three months on no income. I had this - but my being jobless has actually gotten me to square one, which is pathetic and ridiculous, and I need to quit being such a spendthrift.

Get Fit. Do an hour of cardio at least three times a week. Easy peasy, Faz, you can do this!

Cut back on extravagances. This include frequent Starbucks jaunts, incessant cab rides and spending a hundred bucks on umbrellas.

Learn to use the camera ...And stop using the insipid auto mode.

Learn how to whistle with two fingers You know how you watch movies of people putting two fingers in their mouth and whistling for a cab? I've always wanted to do that.

I can whistle without my fingers easy, but I've been spitting all over my hands these couple of days as I have been trying to master it. Don't worry - I scrub them clean with Dettol right after.

Now, more importantly, what are your resolutions, buttercups?