== Zhuo Hong Wei's Blog ==
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2022 in Review

It felt like yesterday when I last wrote 2021 in Review. I cannot believe that this is the last day of 2022.

A lot happened this year.

  1. I moved to a new house 🏡
  2. I’m now a Staff Software Engineer! Still growing into my new role.
  3. I joined a language exchange programme.
  4. I hiked two mountains in 2 consecutive months this year. Mount Hallasan, Jeju, South Korea in November. Mount Rinjani, Lombok, Indonesia in December. Mount Rinjani is the first active volcano 🌋 where I hiked and camped out in tent overnight.

I’m glad to have read a few books this year.

  1. The Slight Edge By Jeff Olson. This motivated me during trying times.
  2. The Changing World Order By Ray Dalio. I found this a more interesting read than Principles, probably because I like history.
  3. Never Split the Difference. A book on negotiation.
  4. The Rational Optimist. A piece that argues that the world is getting better, contrary to doom and gloom news.
  5. Nether Civil nor Servant: The Philip Yeo Story. This is the story about Philip Yeo’s life. It also provides insight into the issues and challenges that our pioneers faced during nation building.

I am looking forward to the following in 2023,

  1. Build some fun projects this coming year.
  2. Improve my BOLT score by 10 seconds.
  3. The next mountain hike.
  4. Make ChatGPT and Copilot do my work while I am doing 1 to 3 (just kidding).
  5. Reading more books (If you’ve good book suggestions, let me know)!