Norman Tan, Editor in Chief

NEW YEAR'S EVE EXERCISING

In 2015, I set out to...
Do something that inspired me. Something that made me excited.

In reality, I actually...
Did just that — being part of the team that launched Buro 24/7 in Singapore. Okay, I know that sounds super boring, but hey, it's just how the cookie crumbled.

In 2016, I will...
Eat less cookies. Hit the gym. No longer be a pasty 'skinny fat' Asian. 

Renée Batchelor, Beauty Editor

Morrissey in the mid '80s

In 2015, I set out to...
Read more books, pick up the guitar again and start exercising.

In reality, I actually...
Did none of the above. Oops. 
I did keep up on all the celebrity gossip of 2015 though.

In 2016, I will...
Make a wish list of 20 books that I want to finish reading. On the top of the list? My long-abandoned Morrissey autobiography and Kazuo Ishiguro's The Buried Giant. I don't think I'm going to be Brian May anytime soon, so I'll probably abandon my guitar hero dreams. But I will definitely exercise more — in fact, I've already started on that these past two weeks.

Dora Aljoofri, Fashion Editor

Martha Stewart in 1990

In 2015, I set out to... 
Be a Martha Stewart who can cook, clean and be amazingly crafty after getting my own place.

In reality, I actually...
Only did one out of those three things. I cleaned A LOT, but seldom cooked and the only crafty thing I did was piece together a 1,000 piece puzzle — is that even considered crafty?

In 2016, I will...
Buy a "How to whip up a meal in 15 minutes" cookbook and a beginner's guide to embroidery in hopes of learning a new craft. 'Hope' is the key word here. 

Denise Kok, Lifestyle Editor

A model poses in 1969

In 2015, I set out to...
Embark on Kayla Itsine's Bikini Body Guide regime.

In reality, I actually...
Downloaded the app. Read it. Thought deeply about it. Went out to buy a bikini (think #BodyGoals). Procrastinated on those exercises. Googled for a comfortable alternative to Spanx (did not find any).

In 2016, I will...
Buy clothes that fit me. 

Tracy Phillips, Contributing Editor

A propaganda poster in World War I

In 2015, I set out to...
Start waking up at sunrise to fit in all I want to do in a day.

In reality, I actually...
Only decided to do that in August and have gone to bed at sunrise quite a few times too.

In 2016, I will...
Keep at it and add learning to cook, cutting down on sugar, committing to more social causes, caring and communicating. My own version of the 5C's.

Adibah Isa, Culture Editor

A mock sword fight in 1955

In 2015, I set out to...
Leave love alone. Yes folks, this is going to get deep.

In reality, I actually...
Went through all sorts of zones. Friend zones, friend-with-benefits zones, friend-without-benefits zones, and Tindered to my heart and libido's content.

In 2016, I will...
Consider saving up for therapy.

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