LIMITEDITION

I’m feeling really weird, kinda like nostalgic about ending 2012.

Time really flies. It’s so incredible that it’s already New Year’s Eve tomorrow.

And it’s gonna be 1st Jan 2013 on Tuesday.
How impossible.

And then the year will restart, like promised.
It’ll be the end of the festive season, and we’ll welcome chinese new year with much excitement, then it’s the god damn valentine’s day, then it’ll be boring March, April, blah blah.
All the way till October where it’ll be my birthday & soon we’ll be back in November with all the festivities again.

Year after year.
Really, trying to capture time is indeed like trying to hold sand in your hands.
The more you grasp the more it flows out.

I wish time would stop. Or slow down. I’m 25 & I don’t wanna be 30.

NEWYORKIMISSYOU

It’s New Year’s Eve tomorrow!
I wish I could be at New York tomorrow, counting with Ryan Seacrest, right in the middle of Manhattan, and kissing someone at the stroke of midnight.

I mean, once you’ve witness the beauty of that brilliant city & all the bright lights of the streets, you can never forget.

I was watching New Year’s Eve, the movie featuring a lot of stars namely Aston Kutcher, SJP etc, and they were showing the scene of NYE at midnight.

Oh it’s so brilliant. And the hotel that I stayed was just right there.
Makes me miss New York so much, something that I never think I would.

Anyways, I have work tomorrow. 3 places to rush within 4 hrs. How ya like that for my NYE :(

Boo.

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INEQUALITY

I’m really sick & frustrated of this sexual inequality in this society that we live in.

I mean c’mon!
Gang raping, inserting metal rod into the vagina, extra marital affairs, abuse, and the list goes on.

What era are we living in?

You know they’re always saying how it’s all equal & shit but c’mon that’s so bull.

I really wish the women will rise to power someday & we be gang raping men, we be physically abusing men, and see how they like that.

So much pent up frustration amongst the women.

LIFE

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2013 YO

HELLO 2013!

Bitch be prayin’ that you’ll be nice. (Bitch been nigga-talking lately)

In 2013, I’ll be 25. Freaking 25.
Mid twenties. Truly mid twenties & I’m trying not to freak out.

When I was young, 25 seems like an age that I’m supposed to be settled down & being a mom & all.
But yes I’m very far from that and I’m thankful for that in many ways.

So this year, I’m gonna embrace myself, it’s gonna be all about me.
And this year’s motto would be TO STEP OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE.

I spent 2012 changing myself, stepping out of my old self, transforming into who I am today.

I’m not saying I became extraordinary or anything, but I’m saying that I really love who I am now, and that’s very important.

So I’m done with self-discovery blah blah.
This year I’m gonna step out of my comfort zone & transform my life.

    Here goes:


1) I wanna be financially stable

This is my top priority this year because I’m 25 & I think it’s time I take charge of my spending & change my lousy spending habits

2) Achieve targeted weight of 45-46kgs

I’m greedy and this was my weight when I was 13. I can never forget that. If I do achieve this, I swear I’m gonna real happy. This is like my ultimate dream!

3) Pick up a hobby

Dancing, yoga, swimming, killing, whatever it is, I think I need a hobby. That’s one thing lacking in my life at the moment.

4) Go for a trip myself

Kind of like a Eat Pray Love thing but it’s not just that, it’s something that I’ve been wanting to do for a while now.

Go somewhere quiet & beachy, just eat & read the everyday. Oh my god I can’t wait already.

I think it’s gonna be so awesome.

5) Get a tattoo!

I know this is crazyyyy but it’s a childhood dream & I wanna fulfill it.

No better time than at the prime of my life to do this.

I’m gonna regret if I do it, but I’m gonna regret if I don’t do it too.

So now, I just need to find the perfect tattoo. I’m most probably gonna do it on the side of my ribcage.
So excited!

6) Have better control of my temper

I’m really hot headed & short tempered.
This is something that I really really need to change.
I can’t still be hot headed at 25. That’s not cool.
I can’t make impulsive decisions anymore, I’m too old for that.

7) STAY SOBER THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

I know it’s impossible to not drink. Impossible to not touch liquor.

In 2012, I got super blackout drunk thrice.
That’s 3 super embarrassing incidents & 3 major hangover.
It’s bad for my image it’s bad for my health it’s just real bad.

This new year, I’m gonna make it ZERO. No more super black out drunk. No.

8) Hit all my sales target

This year is my career year. I feel that I need to be concentrating & really fight for my career.
Being 25 really forces you to be responsible.
And seeing that I’m gonna need to be financially stable, I’ll need to really work on my sales & hit all my sales target.

And my manager, who’s like my mentor now, has got so much confidence in me & has been teaching me so much. I can’t let her down.

And instead of finding a man who has a stable career, women should be aiming for that themselves already.
This is no longer an era where women wait for men to “rescue” them & give them happiness/financial stability/etc.
We women need to step up & work hard ourselves.

So, yes, 8 resolutions!
I feel so empowered already :D

❤❤

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FATXMAS

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YUP YUP YUP YUP YUP YUP.

FML :/

GOLONG

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Such a beautiful stretch of road.
I feel like I’m in Hawaii or something.

ICECREAM&JAM

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When it’s jammed, you know it’s time to eat ice-cream :)

OFT

Of Thursday…

“I wanna scream & shout, and let it all out. And scream & shout, and let it out.”

Can’t wait for, TGIF.
Screw it, can’t wait for 2013.

SCENT

I’m such a scent-sensitive person that every phase of my life is represented by a distinct scent.
Or, in fact, every person in my life who has created a significant impression in me, will have a scent of their own.

That goes to say, there’re a few scent that I am unable to tolerate because it will definitely bring back a truckload of memories for me.

Such as CK’s Summer.. Body Shop’s Moroccan Rose.. JohnVarvatos’ Artisan.. Victoria’s Secret’s.. Armani’s White.. 

 

Oh such distinct scents.

 

Happy Thursday.

4 days more to end of 2012, I hope you’re looking forward to it.

WISDOM

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XMASSS

CHRISTMAS 2008 – 
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CHRISTMAS 2010 – 
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CHRISTMAS 2011 –

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2012 :D

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My PINK Chinese Year New :D

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This was Ladies Night, if I remember.

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Chinese New Year visiting with my girls ❤❤

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Dinner with my Dowed ladies, awww I miss them!

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Okay this is very significant – My $10 mole removing experience, which technically could possibly changed my life as they say that mole (especially those on face) are very auspicious and could signify something huge in your life.

I removed mine!

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Lewis and I! Strangely nice because this is the year that I started going party with my cousin, whom prior to this “reunion”, barely spoke to me, not even during CNY and is considered a rare guest in my family gatherings.

But now, he’s already pretty much as ass to me (in a good way…).

This is a significant year for my life because I fell in love with SALADDD. Something that I’ll never ever touch before this.

And this is the year that I went REDDDDDD ❤❤

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My BFF Jeannie who survived all my major ups and downs with this year. We got really really close this year and she’s someone that really warms my heart deeply ❤❤

She’s the one who held my hand the entire time while I cried over a heartbreak. The one who came all the way to the driving centre to pick me up when I called her and told her that I had failed my driving test and had also found out that my (then) boyfriend had cheated on me and I can’t handle the overwhelming emotions anymore.

She’s the one who made the taxi driver turn round and round while we figure out a place that I could settle in.

And then solemnly held my hand the entire time while I sobbed endlessly and disgustingly on my bed.

Babydoll I ❤ YOU!

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And here is Angie whom I caught ArmyDaze and endless movies with. She’s my sushi/movie buddy of the year :D

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This is a picture that I really love of myself and felt that this period could have possibly been the prettiest I can ever be. I was definitely at my slimmest and best hair condition ❤❤

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And I started baking cheesecake and tiramisu (which I’ve stopped lately due to laziness.)

This period (April – September) is the period where I was rather happy because someone came into my life. Nevertheless of how it ended, what mattered was that I was indeed happy while it lasted:

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Derek Lai, you may have been a jerk towards the end, but I guess it’s safe to say, we had a good run.

He’s the first boyfriend I had that had a tattoo, that drove expensive car, that cooked really delicious meals for me, and one that actually rather inspire me while we were together.

So I would say, yes we had a good run while it lasted.

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So here’s one major mistake I committed in 2012 – PERMED MY PRECIOUS HAIR. Omggggg I feel like dying everytime I think about it :(
It totally made me so ugly and totally ruin my otherwise perfect hair.

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I partied, hard, as hard as all these years that I’ve been!


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My girlfriend got engaged! Younger than me, and also one of the first of my girlfriend to have gottenengaged!

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And I made some amazing colleagues this year! Especially Kel, who has been a huge part of my Somnotec life.

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MODERN FAMILYYYYY! My new love of 2012.

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Oh and I finally got to attend the National Day Parade this year which was fabulous and such happy event! (courtesy of Mr Derek Lai)

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September: I finally straighten my hair. Mad happy that I look so much normal now.

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September also marks the arrival of my new lovebun – Le Xuan! My little koala bear who is staying at my house until she’s old enough to go school. Such a bundle of joy. Always looking forward to come home to her crying and also little cutie face ❤❤

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October! MY MONTH! It’s my annual birthday month!

This year’s celerbation was at Marina Bay Sands, which is like sooo expensive and not worth it fyi.

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Of course, not forgetting the awesome theme – PIN UP GIRLSSS ❤❤

And then my second birthday celebrations with my baby dolls. It’s always the best when we’re all together, happy and chirpy :D

And guess whose concert we went this year! DAVID GUETTAAAAAAA!!!

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And then I started curling my hair again which made me look so good but takes like 1 extra hour to prepare.

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And a certain mister appeared, again.

This is also the year that I went USA! Such a major event! Flying solo all the way to the other side of the earth.

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Baltimore, with Hurricane Sandy. I survived a hurricane! Beat that.

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Finally visited Grand Central Terminal where Justin Timberlake did a flashmob for Mila Kunis on Friends with Benefit ❤❤

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And of course, finally finally arrived at Central Park after endless episodes of FRIENDS. Really, such a bucket list.

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And at 24, I finally had my first snow experience. And it’s smack right in the middle of NYC.
I can still remember what it was like, and how fabulously beautiful it was that I literally wanna cry.

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Yes Statue of Liberty.

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And the more travelling for work. It’s a fruitful year I believe.

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More partying with my partner-in-crime all the way till end of the year❤❤

AND THE ACHIEVEMENT OF THE YEAR….

ATTAINED MY DRIVING LICENSE!

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Such major accomplishment because I wanted it so badly and it hasn’t been easy! It cost me almost $3k to get it and I just really wanna cry like boohoohoo when I finally achieve it.

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Ah ha, my first car wash! You have no idea how symbolic it is!

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My second major event of the year, MY BFF ASKED MY TO BE HER MAID OF HONOR!

For years, I waited for her prince charming to come. And for months, I waited for her to ask me to be her maid of honor ❤❤

Last but not least, our annual Christmas celebration – Green & Gold is our theme for this year.

I ❤ 2012!
THANK YOU VERY MUCH, YOU’VE BEEN A FANTASTIC YEAR.
UPS & DOWNS, BUT FUN, NONETHELESS.

You’ve taught me so much – to be strong, to have trust, to have faith, to survive whatever that may befall on you.

SUMMARY

OKAYY, HERE GOES A REVIEW OF 2012.

Here are the new year resolution I set for 2012:

1) CAR LICENSE

[I DID IT. I MUTHAFUCKINGLY DID IT!]

2) A PAIR OF NEW EYES

I haven’t decide to go for Lasik or a lateral canthoplasty. But yes I am gonna do something to my eyes. I’m not happyyy.

[Nope, change of plans. I’m loving my contact lens]

3) LOSE WEIGHT

[I DID IT!]

4) STOP BINGE DRINKING / UNHEALTHY LIFESTYLE

[I failed. Horribly.]

5) DECIDE ON THE LIFE ALTERING DECISION – CAREER & STUDY WISE

[YUP. VERY MUCH DECIDED]

6) ACHIEVE A PIMPLE-LESS/ SCAR-LESS SKIN

[:D]

7) READ MORE

[Erm. I guess re-reading all Murakami’s books and also finally reading his 1Q84 should be considered READ MORE?]

8) PLEASE LET THIS BE THE YEAR I GO FOR MY MISSIONARY TRIPS!

[Nope, but I went USA]

9) BE A BETTER PERSON

[I guess more or less, I am a changed person :)]

10) SAVE MONEY

[NOPE. NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE.]

*rounds of applause*

I am so proud of myself.
Such an achiever :D

I am very satisfied with my new year’s resolutions.

Well done Candy.

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