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CHRISTMAS 2008 – 
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CHRISTMAS 2010 – 
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CHRISTMAS 2011 –

20111227-203024CHRISTMAS 2012 – 

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.

3MOREDAYS

3 days to thanksgiving.
List of things to be thankful for:

1) My age.
Thank god for mid-twenties.
I mean, I’m at the prime of my life. I truly am.
I can party up all night, I can make mistakes & blame it on my age, I can make decisions & then still have time to change it, I still have such a long journey ahead.

2) Being a sweet-tooth
Yes. It tells me that nothing is worse than it seems, and there’s always a cure for it – dessert.

I can’t imagine people who are not a sweet tooth & their life is just as good as it can be. Nothing more.

3) My confidence
I have a weird, surprising sense of confidence which I don’t know came from where. I’m not as best as I should be but in my head I’m already brilliant.

4) My sister
She’s my role-model, my inspiration & my best friend.
I can’t express my thanks enough of having an elder sister like her in my life.
She don’t make good decisions all the time but she makes me feel better when I do that too.
And she’s so confident, she may be the reason why I am confident too.
She’s the only person in my life who would scold me for whatever wrong things that I do, such as crying over ex-boyfriend. She would literally knock sense into me. I mean I’m thankful for my girlfriends who would lend me their shoulders but that would get me nowhere.
Only she has the power over me, and knock some serious sense into me.
And she’s always positive & optimistic. She doesn’t think too much.
I know I once said that if I ever have a daughter, I would want her to have my characteristics. But now, come to think of it, I think I would want her to have my sister’s characteristics (except for her untidiness, god please).

5) My job
I know I don’t talk about my job enough & more often than not, I’m ashamed of it.
I’m ashamed that I sold my nursing skills for money. And I don’t think it’s as impressive as nursing. It doesn’t save lives, it’s a sales job marginally related to nursing.

But I am thankful that I’m given this opportunity to build myself up.
This job gave me more opportunity than nursing ever would. To build myself up in a way I never think I would be able to.

It taught me to be super independent, to be confident, to fake confidence when you’re seriously not confident at all.

It taught me to be stand up for myself, introduce me to the dog-eat-dog world, to be finally not be protected.

It forces me out of my comfort zone, made me meet all sort of people, many who inspire me much more than any nurses ever would.

It made me discover another side of me, I always thought I’ll be a nurse my entire life, being the giver & always sacrificing. But this job made me a bad ass, in a good way.

It taught me how to walk in high heels, everyday, even when my feet are already swollen. How to find the energy to dress up, everyday. How to find the time to put on make up, everyday. How to have the patience to curl my hair, everyday.

And how to deal with mean people. I mean in nursing, if people are mean to you, you can always bring it up to your “nursing union”. But not in sales, you gotta suck it up & deal with it.

I don’t love love my job but I know I’m on the right track. Having a job that matches your characteristics & unleash your potential is so important.
And having a good manager helped so much.

Okay! More to come tomorrow!
It’s the week to be thankful!

Cheers

THE THREES:

1) I’m thankful that I have a patient sister and patient girlfriends who would never be sick of me asking incessantly whenever I have panic attacks leading to all the “why do guys cheat?” “is there something wrong with me?” “am I doing something wrong?” blah blah blah & they’ll always be there to reply me patiently & understandingly (okay maybe rolling eyes at the same time)

2) I’m thankful that I’m still as free as when I was single. I can club all I want & even drink with guys. Trust is so important.

3) I’m thankful that I know it’s okay if people don’t feel happy for you. It’s not you, it’s them.

Rituals

I have no energy, no brain juice, no nothing.
I’m just gonna sleep & look forward to waking up.

Been a long time since I did my “3 things to be thankful today” ritual (that’s right ritual).

So here goes:

1) thankful that I always get what I want by myself

2) thankful that I’m still as independent as ever

3) thankful that as of now, I have no major worries & all my minor worries are the nonsensical type

Night my world.
It’s an early Monday for me.

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