Thursday, December 31, 2015

Note To Self: For A Better 2016

Warning: Very lengthy and wordy personal post ahead
Let's take a quick glance on what had happened throughout 2015!

Dessert, dessert and more desserts! Did I really eat that much in 2015? LOL. Since you guys love my dessert posts so much, I am going to post more of these in 2016 :P

But looking back at all 232 blog posts throughout the year (Wow I didn't know I'm so hardworking in updating this blog!), it took me a while to recall what had I done or achieved so far. Then I realise 2015 was not bad at all :) 

January: 2015 began well with the biggest Party of The Century (Blogged: HERE)
where I met Him Law and plenty of Hong Kong and Taiwanese artists.

February: It was all about celebrating Chinese New Year with friends and family (Blogged: HERE), but we received an unfortunate news that we would never be able to meet my uncle again. Thanks for looking after me so well for the past 22 years :') 

March: Was having finals this month, hence slowed down on work. Nevertheless, it was a great collaboration with Philips for its beauty gadget, truly one of my most favourite tools till now (Blogged: HERE)

April and MayThe year continued with a lot more blogging-related work which required more commitment from me while juggling between my full-time and part-time studies 7 days a week. I couldn't recall any moment that I could actually take a break. So yeah my schedule was crazy, and I literally worked like a machine. On the bright side, it meant more tummy-satisfying cafe hopping sessions for me (Blogged: HERE)

June: Unofficially graduated from MMU as a Bachelor degree holder after spending 5 years there.
Not the best result I could achieve, but I was pretty satisfied as the efforts were well paid off :)

June: Short vacation to Bali, one of my favourite beach holidays during my short break (Blogged: HERE)

July: Managed to work with one of my favourite brands, HONDA (Blogged: HEREwhich treated us a fun day out. And it was my first experience playing watersports such as flyboarding, jet skiing and stand-up paddling. Thanks for the opportunity and amazing memories with the bloggers! 

August: Did a hair makeover like finally! I kinda miss my bright burgundy hair now (Blogged: HERE

September: Official graduation was what I had been looking forward to. Felt really thankful for having my family, close friends and university mates to celebrate this special day together. And thank you CPA Australia for presenting me the Book Prize award as one of the best accounting students! (Blogged: HERE

October: Visited my dreamland, Hello Kitty Town in JB. Imma die-hard Hello Kitty fan
if you do not already know :P Thanks for the fun moments, girls! (Blogged: HERE

October: One of the best collaborations of the year is being a blogger ambassador for Number76 Hair Saloon! It really makes a difference when my hair is being taken good care by the team at Starhill Gallery outlet. Can't wait for my next hair makeover before the upcoming Chinese New Year! 

P/S: Check out my new sidebar banner for Number76!

November: My favourite month of the year because it was my birthday!

Thank you Seeties, Grand Millennium KL and Resort Suites Bandar Sunway for the amazing stays during my birthday week. Special thanks to those who celebrated my birthday,I felt so blessed to have you guys around (Blogged: HERE

But life just gave me lemon when days were the happiest for me. I was involved in my very first car accident two days after my birthday, and was admitted to the hospital for a night. Definitely not a great time for me when I had to deal with the insurance, the police etc. I promise to be more careful in 2016!!

December: Sat for the remaining 3 ACCA papers, recovered well and it finally allowed me to call for another vacation. Siem Reap, Cambodia is indeed a heaven for all photographers. Spending a week there made me realise there are lots more unfortunate ones in this world, and we should be grateful for whatever we have in life, no matter how difficult life can be at times. 

Overall, 2015 has treated me fairly well. I didn't realise I have achieved so much until I do a self-reflection. Thank you each and every of you for supporting my blog, thank you clients for being so patient with me throughout the year, thank you my family and close friends for the unconditional support and care. And thank you God for showering me with lots of love from people I met.

Referring to my post one year ago: New Year’s Resolution: 15 Do's and Don'ts In 2015, I think I only managed to achieve less than half of them! Time to work on them in 2016 perhaps? *procrastinating much?* LOL. 

Every year begins with a fresh, blank page of a 365-page book and I always promise myself that I'd write a good one. I learn that it is never too late to become the person you always hope you could be, to love the way you have always wanted to love, to travel to the place you always wish to be. 

As life is a learning process, I hope 2016 will be more fruitful and filled with happiness

8 Do's in 2016

1. Blog More Often like Good Ol' Times
I feel sorry when this blog is becoming a site with more and more ads. I am not sure how many of you actually read my personal posts, but to be honest, I still prefer writing my own personal stuff. I hope this year I can craft more posts that talk about myself, my daily life or just random things I've been through.

2. Care More About People Around Me

Life is not just about yourself. More often than that, I tend to care too much about people or things that I shouldn't, and neglect those who actually deserve better. So I just want to spare more time caring about my dearest family and friends who have cared so much about me all this while.

3. Spend Time Wisely
Well, this sounds very vague. Everyone has different definitions of spending time wisely, some may think spending time to earn more money is "wise" while others may think taking some travelling time is "wiser". It depends entirely on yourself, really.

To me, I just want to stop wasting time on people, things or events that do not worth my effort. Every second ticks by and there is no rewind, hence living life to the fullest and make it worthwhile is important :) 

4. Do What You Deserve 
When someone treats you like you are just one of many options, help them narrow their choice by removing yourself from the equation. It's not pride-- It's self-respect. I am learning to not give part-time people a full-time position in my life, and never settle for anything less. One day, I believe I'll meet one who sees me as a choice and not as an option. *fingers crossed* 

5. Set a Goal and Work Towards It 
Goodbye to the student life, it is time for me to get a proper job and work towards the next goal in life. Earning more money and travelling further are definitely in my list of resolution!

6. Have a Better Health 
I realise I fall sick a lot during 2015, especially approaching year end. It really didn't feel good, and I had to put my work at halt for a couple of weeks because of that. Hope to take better care of myself and stay healthy in 2016!

7. Treat Myself Better 
Honestly, I have been overworking myself for the past year. Believe it or not, I have been attending classes in 2 different universities, for 7 days a week. Along with the blogging jobs and events to attend, I could hardly breathe. It is a really bad idea, thus now I am learning to slow down a little and enjoy the process of living each day more :)

8. Get into a Relationship
I always say my life is too hectic for a relationship. But as I grow older (LOL sounds old, really!), I realise there is no one person on Earth who can be "too busy" for another person. It is just a matter of whether he/she is willing to take up this commitment and sacrifice along the way.

Anyway, HAPPY 2016!!! Let's toast for a better year ahead!


  1. Have a better 2016 dear. Happy new year! Take care

    1. Dear Miriam, same goes to you!! :D HAPPY NEW YEAR <3

  2. Yeah, I agree with your 5th point to set a goal is very important. Point 6 is the most important, without health, there is nothing. Happy New Year 2016.

    1. Hi, Jason! :D Happy New Year to you too! Let's work towards our goals in 2016!

  3. I love how you narrate in your blog. Btw, Happy Belated birthday and Happy New Year too! May you achieve all the goals you wrote there...

    1. Hi Aisyah, thanks for your support! :) Happy New Year to you too, wish you the best.

  4. Happy new year FiSh!
    It seems like a fulfilling 2015 for you.
    All the best to you in year 2016! :)

    1. Dear Sze Shin, same goes to you! And Happy 2016!

  5. lucky girl... continue being blessed and have a wonderful 2016!!!

    1. Dear Miera, happy New Year to you and family too!

  6. Happy new year fish. I hope your 2016 will be much better and brighter than last year :D

    1. Dear Fadzi, thanks honey! Happy New Year 2016 to you!

  7. wahahaha... amboi sukanya enjoy new year and say bye2 2015.

    happy new year darling.. wish all d best always n more successful

    1. Thank you kak :D byebye 2015, kite jumpe lagi kat 2016!

  8. Yeah let's toast for a better year ahead.

  9. It looked like it was a wonderful 2015 for you Fish dear. Like Kels said, here it to a better and brighter 2016 :D Cheers babe <3

  10. I literaelly read everything, and ur graduated post. Actualy you know what, eversince I knew that you are studying, I always wonder, how you juggle between blogging and study. this is crazy man, ur blog updated like every single day without a miss. (OH maybe during the time you are sick or what. )

    Reading ur graduated post, only then I knew that you are JPA student, that's so brilliant!

    Looking abck ur monthly achievement, it make me more envious! But I also knew that you really work hard for it, or maybe double, triple hard for it. And you deserve them.

    Knowing that from ur graduated post, learn tat you are JPA studnets, wow that is so brilliant!! I really wonder how u juggle between blog, study, and ACCA. that is so heavy. And can see that (from ur social media update). You juggle everything so well! That's what I am trying to do now. There were sometime when I feel I make time for some unnecessaty thing..hmm.

    I also have one resolution every year, the same resolution. THat is to Spent time wisely. As you mention, mine spent time wisely is quite vague. And ur resolution is more refined, and narrow down.

    And ur english is so good~~

    All the best in your 2016, and I am sure that you will colour 2016 more interested than 2016! Jia you!

    1. Dear Maple,

      That's a really loooooong comment you left there, I'm so touched that you actually spend so much time reading my nonsense :P hahahah! Really thank you for your support all these while towards my blog, and it was nice to finally be able to meet you in person that day.

      And thanks so much for your compliment! It is not easy to juggle among different things, but I believe as long as you like what you are doing, you will be able to do them well too :)

      Hope we can work our best ways in 2016, and spend our time wisely. Don't let the remaining 363 days to go wasted, hence let's paint our days with more colours! And hopefully we have more chances to meet again in future :P Last but not least, Happy New Year <3

    2. yea, the remaining 363 days. Happy New Year to you too!

  11. What a wonderful year u had Fish! Wish for a better year ahead for the all of us! <3

  12. happy new year fish...

    i enjoy and proud tengok your achievement

    keep it up!

  13. oi! genius.. not the best you can achieve? so says the genius with 3.99 CGPA..

    happy new year Fish, glad you've accomplished so much last year. Here's to an awesome 2016! catch you around soon yea.

  14. It was a great 2015 for you, wishing you another blast 2016 ya :)

  15. You'll surely have a better 2016! Your 2015 is pretty awesome as well!

  16. Happy New Year Fish! What a great recap and note for yourself!


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