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2019 Reflections

By 21 October 2019 Blog, Singapore

It’s been a while since I updated a new post here. Managed to spend some time to make sure that the website gets updated without breaking. Everything still looks the same and I probably will not make any design changes in future. Kenchuaphoto.com is the longest surviving website that I have kept alive and it still remains important to me even till today.

A short reflection back on 2019 and how it has been a challenging year, where the startup that I was working for failed and left me in limbo with no source of income and at the same time my financial situation was in a bad shape. Tough times don’t last and thankfully I’m in a much better financial situation right now.

Throughout it all, Liverpool FC and Jurgen Klopp has taught me so much life lessons, the comebacks, the passion and eventually winning in the champions league final again. It’s been too long but it’s so good to finally see Liverpool win the champions league again. It was definitely an emotional night to remember.

Some quotes to remember for life:

I lost the last six finals I was in. They were hardly the best days of my life, but they didn’t make me a broken person or whatever. For me, life is about trying again and again. If only the winners were allowed to survive then we’d all have to go. It’s all about experiences and how we use them and what we make of them.

-Jurgen Klopp

We are where we are because of our work ethic and our belief that pretty much anything is possible. That’s the reason we were able to come back from 3–0 down against a great Barcelona team. We didn’t wait for fate to play its hand and hope that it would go in our favour, we forced fate to go our way and not even Lionel Messi, the best player I have ever set eyes on, could stop that.

-Andrew Robertson

One of the best lessons that I learnt and believe strongly in is that it’s not about making a lot of right decisions but life is simply about making more right decisions than wrong ones. We can only hope that at the end we made more right ones than the wrong ones. It will be foolish and futile to expect that we will not make any wrong decisions in life. There were things I wished I could have done better but in the end such is life and here I am again, doing what I know best and has always stuck to, which is to keep moving forward no matter what.

What’s next for Kenchuaphoto?

I had the time to do some reorganisation of my life and decided to focus on two new things in life and still wondering if I ever find back my photography mojo as I have not been taking much photos even though I brought my camera along with me when I’m out. Perhaps it’s just at this stage of life, I want to work on achieving something and when it’s time for exploration again, I think my camera will be back in my hands again because I know I will never stop exploring this beautiful world. The world can take everything away from me but nobody can take my memories away and my photographs are a reminder of all the memories and experiences that I have.

Cover photo taken on 27th Jul 2019
In a world of constant change, the unwavering Merlion continues watching from the same spot.