Happy New Year! 2013

“Sorry for the slight delay in posting this, but I’ve been pretty busy and I had to go back to work today” – Ben

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Amazing photo taken by my fiancé (more about that next)

Check out my video of the Sydney New Years 2013 fireworks finale;

“So in keeping with last years post, I’ll discuss my resolutions” – Ben

New Years Resolutions for 2012:

  1. Lose weight – Success! I managed to lose 18kg, and reach my first personal weight loss goal of being under 100kg.
  2. Catch up with old friends – Semi-Success, I’m still pretty shocking at keeping in touch with old friends; but I did manage to see quite a few people in 2012.
  3. Find some direction with my life – Failure, I found a job though I’m not certain it will be my career. I am still keen to find something awesome.
  4. Do some photography / art – Success. I completed the 365 project for 2012 (though I missed a few days).
  5. Learn a new life skill – Neutral, I kinda learnt a new language. I studied Korean throughout 2012, and while I feel like I only know 5%, I’m still happy I can read and say a few basic phrases. I want to learn more.

Bonus 2012 events:

  1. Engaged – I got engaged to my beautiful girlfriend whilst we were in Korea visiting her family. Very excited/Happy!
  2. Blog reached 1 Million views! – Still very excited about finally having that view count click over to a million; thanks everyone!
  3. Getting to be a part of one of my best friends weddings – I was really honoured and touched to be asked to be the MC at Wongsters wedding. I loved being part of it, though I was very nervous because I didn’t want to ruin their big day.

New Years Resolutions for 2013:

  1. Lose MORE weight – Now that I’ve reached my first goal (getting under 100kg), I want to reach 90kg – which I think will be a healthy weight for me. From there I can think about doing another few/5.
  2. Prepare & Plan for the wedding – This will probably be a 2013-2014 goal, but from now on I will be seriously focusing on this (obviously!)
  3. Get control of my finances – I have a few things I need to work on, and one of them is being less casual with my spending. 2012 wasn’t a good year for me money-wise, and I’m going to fix that in 2013.
  4. Do 365 Project for 2013 – Due to popular demand I will be doing the 365 project for 2013. Get excited! (you can follow me on instagram: @benjamin_lewis)
  5. Improve my Korean – So I’ve done the basics, I’ve been to Korea… now I need to practise so I can actually participate in conversations and not sit there like a goon.

What did I do for New Years Eve (2012/2013)?

  • I was fortunate this year to have access to one of the best views in Sydney – though I was very limited in the number of people I could invite.
  • I planned a very chilled NYE party which included a bathtub full of drinks:
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Refreshing

  • I also managed to avoid the crazy amount of people in the public areas;
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The chaos that was McMahon’s Point

  • My photo #365 was a pretty cool selection of the 9pm Fireworks in Sydney;
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#365 – 9pm Fireworks

  • …and my sister’s photo was pretty cool too:

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Top 10 posts for 2012:

  1. Doodle God Walkthrough / Guide
  2. Boba Fett doesn’t give a fuck (gif)
  3. Cinnamon Challenge Gifs
  4. Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake – History of Rap (Parts 1, 2 and 3)
  5. Facebook – Happy Birthday Meme-Style
  6. Jessica Biel’s ass (Gif)
  7. Zahia Dehar’s Ass Shake Gif
  8. Here is where I would put a fuck, if I gave one
  9. Fuck yo couch! gif
  10. Cameron Diaz from The Mask

Welcome 2012!

“Happy New Years everyone!” – Ben

2012, the year the world will end… unlikely. Even though right now I’m on a tropical paradise in Fiji I’m going to go over my 2011 resolutions from Jan 1st 2011.

New Years Resolutions for 2011:

  1. Lose weight – SUCCESS < I have been exercising, running and losing weight since July 2011.
  2. Catch up with old friends – SUCCESS < I have worked hard on making sure I’m keeping in touch with my friends and making new ones.
  3. Find some direction with my life – SUCCESS < I have decided that I really want to do medicine and have been studying hard for the GAMSAT exam in 2012.
  4. Do some photography / art – FAILURE < Whilst I love being creative, I have failed at actually forcing myself to do artistic pursuits. The best I’ve done is use instagram on twitter a bit.
  5. Learn a new life skill – SUCCESS < I have started updating my Lifesaving awards and very very very slowly learning Korean.

New Years Resolutions for 2012:

  1. Continue to lose weight – I’ve started on a path of weight loss and need to make sure I keep it up.
  2. Study like a demon for GAMSAT.
  3. Get into Medicine – how is that for a target… bam!
  4. Travel domestically and internationally with my gf – I hope to travel to Somoa and Korea in the near future, I also would like to visit Melbourne, Tasmania and some other places within Aus.
  5. Learn a basic level of Korean – Learning a language, not easy, but possible.
  6. Be more organised – Stop double/triple/quadruple booking events.

Beautiful Photo of Sydney Harbour Bridge

“I love the Sydney Harbour Bridge. I drive across it daily. I have wanted to take an awesome photo of what the view is whilst driving over it… but that is difficult and dangerous. I was fortunate that my gf took this photo… and then made it look amazing. I’m jealous that it’s not mine” – Ben

Awesome Instagram photos of Sydney Harbour

“I came across these photos on Instagram taken by @maestroj. I used Inkstagram to view them on my laptop and share with you all” – Ben

Just an awesome shot of the whole city

A glimpse of the Bridge, facing North Sydney

Source: @maestroj

Happy New Years!

“Happy New Years everyone! I am currently hanging out at the beach and won’t be online nearly as much as I usually am.” – Ben

New Years Eve in Sydney

New Years Resolutions from 2010;

“I’m gonna quickly run through my New Years Resolutions from 2010 and tell you how I went with them.” – Ben

  1. See some live stand up Comedy – Success!; I managed to see Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey and Russel Brand. I will try and see Arj Barker next time he is in Sydney.
  2. Catch up with some old friends – Partial Success!; I caught up with some of my mates, but I would like to have gotten to see more.
  3. Lose weight – Utter failure; yea I suck at exercising and dieting. Look, something for 2011!
  4. Travel – Success! I had a wicked trip to Europe/Scandinavia
  5. Promotion - Success! I managed to be promoted twice before I was 25 years old, so I’m happy with that.

New Years Resolutions for 2011;

“uh ok let me quickly think up some resolutions for 2011″ – Ben

  1. Lose weight – something I’ve struggled with for a while.
  2. Catch up with old friends – I’m horrible at keeping in touch with old friends (though this always com
  3. Find some direction with my life – I need to work out what I’m doing.
  4. Do some photography / art – I love being creative but never really sit down and spend time doing it.
  5. Learn a new life skill – Play the guitar, renew all my lifesaving awards, learn a new language. Something.

Top 10 Posts of Benisawesome.net for 2010;

  1. Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like
  2. Deadpool’s Opinion on the new Star Wars Prequels.
  3. Collection of abnormal X-Rays.
  4. Christina Hendricks has huge boobs.
  5. “Bad Boys” (Aka Guidos, or the d-bags you see on Jersey Shore).
  6. Sad Keanu
  7. Random hot asian women part 1 & Random hot asian women part 2
  8. Sexy girls playing Guitar Hero
  9. Hot Woman: Monica Bellucci
  10. Jarah Mariano is now hands down the most beautiful model I know of.