Before I start, I have to say that I didn’t really blog the things I planned to do this year. Initally, I thought most likely I didn’t have much fulfilment because I really didn’t do as much as I did last year.
1. I finally have my home with KK
I know I didn’t blogged about this. After living here for few months, the urge of blogging my home gets lower. Especially the messiness of my house is beyond imagination. I will summary it here. When I want to blogged about it later. I will backlink the post here.
I went to collect my house key after we came back from Malaysia for out yearly Chinese New Year break. I remember very clearly we collected one day before Valentine Day. I shall test Kk if he remembered we take our key on the 13th Feb 2014. (Most likely no.)
2. Completed my renovation
It was indeed a chore to decide all the colours themes, cupboard laminates, designs, electrical works and so on. I moved in on 1st May 2014. It was a feng shui consideration because my sister in law was pregnant and being a bit of superstitious (It was said if u move it might cause miscarriage) and also better safe then sorry. We moved on the next day when she give birth to the baby. It happen that the baby decided to come out on the 30th April.
I will not be showing the final product of my house because I can’t really take photos of my house now because all my customers goods are still with me. Therefore, I will show you the impression plan that my ID did.
3. My first MacBook Pro
I have been wanting a MacBook since years ago. Actually previously I did not want to get a Asus but since I was quite poor then, I got my Asus instead of a MacBook Pro. You will not believe how touched I am when I was unboxing my laptop. It was like a wish come true. It was actually bought when Kk got his bonus and asked me what I wanted. End up become my birthday present even though I got it way on the 18th September 2014 which was before my birthday.
I really need to thank my friend from getting this MacBook Pro for me as she was working in Apple. (How lucky to have a friend working inside Apple.)
4. My first mirrorless camera
It happens to be also my early Christmas present. I am sick of my Canon G1x for its slow auto focus and unable to take Marco. Being a someone who blogs, I need to take Marco shots from time to time and I always need to use my iPhone to take them.
My initially plan was to get Sony’s RX100 III because it was small and have good auto focus. However, it was rather pricey for a point and shoot. I saw some bad review with its auto focus so end up getting Olympus EPL-7. I saw evonnz blog and her dayre of the photos taken by it and love it. Then went to read the review on it and great. Lastly, consult my brother who was great in photography and he finally give me the green light. Told me that it was quite a decent basic camera. (He always said I buy crap camera.)
5. I cook!!
Many people used to say behind me that if Kk marry me, I will starve Kk to death. (Hello, Kk dun have hands and legs ah? Cannot buy himself ma? LOL~) Mainly because they think I don’t cook. Well. I won’t curse anyone because the truth is I cook. I don’t think many of you know but I got an ‘A’ for my home economic for my secondary school time. Although I don’t think I am a great cook but seriously I know the basic of cooking.
The reason I did not cook after my secondary school was mainly I got phobia with gas stove. The phobia started after I got a shock during my home economic practical cooking test when the teacher forgot to on the main gas switch and she suddenly turn on. Suddenly, the gas gushed out while I was lighting the stove with the lighter gun and I was almost got burned on the face because I was investigating how come I could not light the stove.
Since I got my new home, I got a non gas stove and a gas stove. (Kk still want a gas stove for boiling of water.) I started to cook and I cook quite frequently. I love cooking different types of dishes and I am quite expert in cooking soup.
Did I say one of the people who gossip about marrying me will starve Kk’s to death is now enduring the untrue things that it said about me.
Look at all the food I cook and these are not all.
6. My taobao preorder business still around
I am guilty when I said this. I personally don’t see this as a business as I am buying for friends and usually I give back the discount to my friends. But still it is still surviving but most likely I will keep it small because I don’t have the capacity to make it big and sustain it.
7. Making more Youtube videos
I didn’t do as many vlogs that I hope to do but I did 10 videos in 2013 but I did 25 videos (as per 29 December when I was drafting this post.) It was 2.5 times more than last year and one of the video got more than 1K views. This is all thanks to STOMP.
This is the latest video from my channel.
I will be posting more reviews and maybe vlogs on this channel as Mac really make editing much easier, click here if you want to subscribe.
8. Proud owner of Instax share printer
Noticed it? 2014 is a year I got most of my wants gadgets!! First, got a MacBook Pro, then a Olympus EPL-7 and lastly I got a Instax Printer. When it was launched initially, it was priced at S$270+ but guessed how much I got? S$158!! I got it during the Lazada 12/12 sales.
I really love it a lot and even borrow it to my friend for her wedding~
9. Got another Niece in law and a second cousin
Jing Wen with my new niece Jing Ying
The 4th generation kids coming, introudce Kieran. My cousin’s son. That’s the only few photo he opened his eyes.
Told you that my sister in law gave birth earlier and my cousin also gave birth 2 months ago. At my age, I will see more babies coming out. I feel so happy for them. I know it can be tough to take care of babies but it is a bittersweet feeling. Treasure it before they grow up and give you more problems.
10. Did not go anywhere other than Malaysia
Unlike all the years that I am with Kk, I always have been lucky to be able to go to overseas. (I don’t consider going Malaysia as going overseas as Malaysia is like Kk’s home so Malaysia is my 2nd home in a way.) The reason that we didn’t go anywhere was mainly that our budget was suck dry by our renovation.
We are still recovering and Kk got me my dream MacBook so I decided to keep quiet about not being able to go overseas. Rest assure, we are planning one soon.
11. My first plant
Since I got an empty corner outside my house that my ID asked me to chop. I decided to put a plant there. After some consideration, we decided to put money plant at the place because it doesn’t need too much sun light and it grow very well.
12. Donated to a good cause online
After some scam in Singapore’s donation, I don’t donate anymore. But this is the first time after so long I donated to Dancember where all the donation will be donated Rescue:Freedom International to raise awareness and helpe to fundraise money for victims of the horrible reality that many women go through in the life of “Human Trafficking and Sex Slavery”.
This campaign is created by itsjudylife and Benjimantv. Every year December, they will have a 24hour live broadcast of their lives and raise funds for charity. As I have been a loyal viewer of their vlogs, I decided to donate as raising USD $100,000 is not easy and seriously they don’t need to do it at all.
13. Got another sister-in-law
Although they have went through Chinese customary wedding but Kk’s brother went to China to register their wedding already so pretty much already husband and wife in the eyes of the law. He mentioned they will be going through Chinese customary wedding next year. Hope that he can be more mature after getting married.
14. Finally visit a doctor for fertility problems.
After not pregnant for 2 years plus, we finally decided to visit Chinese Doctor and she asked us to go for fertility checked up. Somehow both of us have some problems. But Kk’s problems is bigger and more serious. I will blog about it when the time is right but yup… Now we are consulting doctor in terms of fertility.