Time really does fly by in a blink of an eye.

It has been more than 2 years since my F.I.R.E journey began, which makes it a good time to evaluate the evolution of my journey, especially over the last 12 months. This post can be read in conjunction with my reflections of the first 12 months of my post F.I.R.E journey for a more holistic view.

Here’s a friendly notice upfront that this is going to be a long read.

What have I been up to since 1 September 2019?


The tail end of 2019 passed really quickly, and a large part of it was spent overseas. I spent about 2 months or so in southern and middle Italy and Istanbul from end September to end November, and about 10 days in Kluang for a Chan meditation retreat during the early part of December.

Was in Malacca for a buddy’s wedding in end December, and spent half a week in Bali to celebrate my partner’s birthday in February,