The end of the year is a time for reflection, so we asked some 20-something Malaysians about the one thing they regretted doing (or not doing) in the past year:
1. "Not buying US dollars before Trump became president."
"Everyone thought it'd crash... but it didn't! My net worth could've increased by 20%." - Chris, 25
2. "Buying an iPhone 7."
"One time, I got bored in the LRT so I thought I'd watch some YouTube videos... until I tried to plug in my earphones." - Rudy, 23
3. "Not even trying to hit the gym."
"Every day my husband tells me to because I'm old. My stamina is crap... but I haven't." - Judith, 29
4. "Joining a lame gym that gave me the most annoying trainer ever."
"Which resulted in me not even going to the gym regularly like I should, just to avoid seeing his annoying face. Should've joined a CrossFit gym like I'd intended to." - Aqila, 29
5. "Not taking time off!"
"I have 20+ days of leave left, can't even bring it forward next year.
Just tell my story for me. I'll die happily." - Cedric, 25
6. "Not calling home as often as I should."
"I know I shouldn't make excuses, but they don't pick up the phone when I call them." - Sarah, 22
7. "Keeping toxic people in my life for too long."
"Finally got rid of some of them - gradually - before my birthday this year. Life is about loving yourself and surrounding yourself with people who love you." - Chriss, 26
8. "Spending money on food that sucked."
"Sometimes, letting your friends decide where to eat can be the worst idea ever. FOOD IS SERIOUS BUSINESS OK." - John, 24
9. "Ignoring the pile of unread books I've had since 2013."
"I used to read so much, like multiple books per month. Now, the books I bought from Big Bad Wolf last year are still in the bags in my room collecting dust." - Diandra, 24
10. "Always putting plans on hold."
"I always think of doing stuff like meet up with friends, try something new, travel, learn about finance and investments etc.... but I keep putting them off, and now it's almost 2017." - Ray, 23
11. "Skipping lectures. I got barred from taking the final exam and now I have to retake the subject again next year." :(
"I've appealed twice, cried, met the Head of Academics, but she still wouldn't let me take the final exam. Oh well!" - Maxine, 20
12. "Getting into a relationship."
"LOL. Okay, I was sad about it at first, but now... I think I'm happier without one!" - Anne, 23
13. "Renting a cheap house!"
"Ended up spending more money because it's so far from my workplace - have to pay toll... AND IT'S ALWAYS JAMMED. Luckily, I'm moving to a new place at the end of the year!" - Zaidi, 23
14. "Not saving money."
"I think this is everyone's regret every year hahahaaa." - Farouq, 26
Looking back at 2016, what is your biggest regret this year? Share your stories with us in comments section below.