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#ThrowbackThursday: Have you been successful in your resolutions?

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#ThrowbackThursday: Have you been successful in your resolutions?
Buro 24/7 Singapore's editors reflect on the things they set out to do, what they actually did, and what's on their wishful thinking list for 2016

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.

For last week's #ThrowbackThursday, click here.

Adibah Isa

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