Hello 2013, Goodbye 2012

Jan 12, 2013 by
in Life as it is

In a blink of the eye, it is now 2013. Wow. Time really flies as you grow older, isn’t it?

I haven’t been blogging – excuses being having writer’s block, being too busy spending my free time with those I love, going on holidays. But really, I haven’t been writing because I just simply don’t feel up to it. I want to record my life, so that I can read back years later, and appreciate everything that I have gone through. But I just don’t have the energy and the motivation to do it.

Maybe the start of the new year will be a good time to set my resolutions, as well as catch up with the writing on this blog -

{1} Sleep – I hope to sleep before midnight, and to achieve a healthy sleeping pattern with minimal oversleeping. Working weird hours in 2012 made me sleep at weird hours (2-3 am) and wake up at unhealthy timings (10-11 am). I hate this sluggish-ness, and I hope that both J and I can get some quality sleep hours (between 10-2 am) everyday!

{2} Eat – Eat better, that’s my resolution almost every year. I make baby steps improvement, so I hope to keep this up! I aim to eat more fresh veggies, fruits and yogurt / milk. Eating healthy makes me happy. :) Of course, I also hope that I can learn to whip up more delicious and healthy dishes, to prepare myself as a wife. :P

{3} Sweat – This year, I really need to exercise more. I aim to exercise at least twice a week, one time to focus on cardio, and the other to focus on toning. Regular exercise will not only make me slimmer, but also give me the much needed health!

{4} Work – I hope to be really committed to my students this year. There may be big decisions which may waver my commitment, but I still hope to see them all through till the end of this year.

{5} Write – In 2013, I hope to blog closer to the heart. I have already reduced my sponsorship posts as I want to make this blog more personal, something of greater substance to my own life. However, this space will still feature a couple of sponsored products once in a while.

{6} Love – This will be a huge year for us. I want to be able to love with all my heart, to be the one who will always be there for J, as well as all my other loved ones. I hope to treat each day as though it is the last, so that I can properly and truly cherish each and every moment with my loved ones.

{7} Discover – Last year has been wonderful. I went on a total of 6 holiday trips overseas, and also took a staycation in Singapore. I worked hard, and enjoyed hard. A true blue Hwa Chong-ian. This year, because of my commitments and J’s schedule, we wouldn’t be traveling as extensively. Hence, I hope that we can maximize our holidays by going to new places, so that we can continuing exploring new spaces and ideas!

{8} Zen – I know this will not be an easy year with huge changes in our lives, and the easily-stressed up me will feel very very pushed to the edge. I hope that I can learn to be more zen, to apply more relaxation techniques in my life. By sleeping, eating and exercising well, I know I will be able to manage stress better. As we are starting to get very into aromatherapy, I also hope to incorporate that more into our lives!

Hope that 2013 will be amazing!

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Dec 12, 2012 by
in Because love ♥

Last night, J and I were talking about the special date 12-12-12.

A long time ago, we thought we would be registering our marriage on this date, and then have a huge Chinese banquet on 01-03-14. (Read date 1-3-14 in Mandarin.) 

We got engaged in early March this year, and I guessed we could have followed the plans to register today. But well, somehow, we got carried away by life. This has been a quick year for us, but also a big one. We just didn’t have the time and energy to plan for a ROM.

So now, we would only be getting married next year, in June. It’s going to be a small and private affair, even though we have been increasing the table-count bit by bit.

Will we regret not sticking with the 12-12-12 and 01-03-14 dates? I doubt so.

Because we know that we would be just as happy, and just as xin fu.

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Long break

Dec 5, 2012 by
in Footprints on earth, Nothing much

Hi, I haven’t been updating. Have been taking a long break.

Have been feeding the soul.

Last trip of this year – Hong Kong. Departing today.

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Sandy feet, happy hearts

Nov 20, 2012 by
in Because love ♥, Footprints on earth

I’m currently missing my most recent holiday to Phuket, Thailand.

It was wonderful strolling the streets with J, trying out different restaurants and attempting to bargain with cabbies.

But most of all, I’m missing the time under the sun, soaking it up and then worrying about getting a sun burn.


Oh, those carefree moments by the beach. Miss you so.

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Jun Hui and Yi Jun’s wedding – 5 Oct 2012

Nov 9, 2012 by
in Because love ♥, Life as it is

Early last month was my cousin’s wedding, and it was held at Hotel Re!. It’s a beautiful wedding, a union of 2 lovebirds. Being part of the big family, we were all very happy and joyous that evening. Here are some of the photos taken that night.

My sista and I. Awesome makeup on her, right?

Photobooth! :D

My parents, sista and I

J, my sista and I

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