I was in the train early this morning and watching the leaves fall from the trees as the wind blows. The scene is so apt for this time of the year.
2018 started on a very low note for me. With me being tormented emotionally by a relationship destined to doom and it eventually ended at the beginning of the year . Though at the same time, I realized that I’ve got really awesome friends that I need to treasure in my life.
Friends who showered me with love and concern. Reminding me that it’s ok to have my heartbroken, because they will help me pick up the pieces and glue them back together. Like how I thought it’s going to be another lonely Valentine’s but the amount of love my friends gave me warms me so much that it was the most memorable one for me so far.
Bangkok with the girls
Decided to go on an impromptu trip to Bangkok with the girls in March. It was a super fast-paced trip as we were ambitious with our itinerary and wanted to make sure we got tons of shots for the gram.
Overall it’s a tiring but fulfilling trip. Also nearly missed our flight, and got our names called for the first time. Definitely a memorable trip!
First time spending my Birthday overseas and it was in Seoul. Booked this trip quite last minute, like only 1 month in advance. It’s a trip with the Mum and Godsis. We enjoyed ourselves with the street food and shopping but my Mum and I both agreed that we prefer Japan more. Regardless, I’ll probably be heading back to Seoul in future again with better planning. And next time round I will wear that hanbok!
First Solo Trip To Tokyo
I booked my air ticket in February for a solo trip to Tokyo in November for 12 days on a whim. I’ve been wanting to travel solo for the longest time and finally made the first step. I didn’t reveal my plans to my Mum till 1 month before the trip and I know she’s angry. But I’m so glad for this solo trip as it open my mind and eyes. I came back with a new mindset and a happier person I would say. And I’m loving the freedom and peach that comes with solo traveling. My favourite part of the trip got to be Hakone, the view is simply stunning and I saw Fuji-san! Will need to write about the trip in another post. This is just the first of many solo trips to come.
Flew overseas for 4 times including my work trip to KL in April. That’s a new record and I don’t think I will beat it in 2019 as I’m looking to be more thrifty next year. That being said, I’ve a family trip in talks with my siblings. Hopefully it will be realized as we have never gone overseas together as a family.
I Became A Cat Mum
Say Hi to Coco
I’ve always been a huge cat lover and always wanted a cat of my own. I nearly become a cat mum at age 7 but that didn’t work out. And now 21 years later, I finally adopted a cat of my own!
I think it’s really fated because I wasn’t actively looking to adopt till I’m sure that my Mum is ok with having cats in the house. My 3rd brother moved back home this year in April after 15 years of living outside and he brought his cat back home. My Mum was treating the cat like her own in a week though she was very against the idea of bring the cat back.
That’s when I know it’s the perfect time to find a kitty of my own and I found Coco through my friend! Brought her home end of September and she’s with us for 3 months now and many years to come. She had also doubled in size which means it’s time to control her diet. 😛
With the addition of 2 cats in the family, we came to realized that we are really a family of cat lovers. My other 2 elder brothers dote on Coco alot too. Like bringing her out when I was away, playing with her etc. We do dote on my 3rd Brother’s cat too but she’s a little too fierce and too rough with her paws. But I guess having scratches all over is a norm for cat owners.
On Both Physical & Mental Health
2018 was not a very good year in terms of health for me. I’ve been falling sick a lot more than usual and also getting into more accidents and injuring myself a lot more this year. Clumsy is no excuse for those accidents and I know half the time it was because I wasn’t focusing. And that links to my mental health.
I entered 2018 sad, angry and frustrated. I lose weight and gained them back and even hit over 80kg. 82.2kg was my heaviest and I know I got to do something about it. I’m at 78.1kg now and looking to hit 60kg in 2019. I spent a lot of time and $$ on my face in 2018, focusing on the superficial but still a necessity. But it’s time to focus on my body and mental health moving on.
I decided to work on my lifestyle, my diet. And I’ve also perked up the courage to try new things. Eg, Going for a Strip Tease class and learning strip dance for the first time in my life.
I know I’m ending 2018 on a better note than when I entered 2018.
Am looking forward to 2019, when things will only get better. I might be getting less active on my socials but I’m looking to write more here. To a better me in 2019!
Goodbye 2018. I’ll see you in 2019.