it’s a wrap, everyone.

Someone once told me that time flies once you cross age 21. I didn’t really believe it back then but 2012 seems to pass by so painfully slow and so lightning fast at the same time.

In short, 2012 was a year of concerts and travels. 5 concerts (SS4, Big Bang, MAMA, SMTown, a1) and 4 trips (Korea, BKK, Penang and HK)!

I have always loved travelling. Year after year, I will keep grumbling about how I am not travelling enough. But now, even though I have travelled so much, I am still not happy.

It seems like in 2012, I have fallen into the vicious cycle that I have always told myself not to fall into – working hard just for the next holiday/trip. It’s sad, isn’t it? I guess it’s all part of growing up.

Anyways! Look at me, complaining and complaining. Tsktsk.

Many things to be thankful for! I wouldn’t have gone back to Korea if YiQi hasn’t asked me along (: Wouldn’t have explored Gyeongju, Busan and DMZ if she hadn’t been so accommodating! And I also made her go to all the touristy place in Seoul which she has already been to 😛 고마워,이키씨!

@ Sungkyungkwan University

And of course, there’s QQ, Mabel and Kim. The other 3 trips were kind of unplanned. It just sorta happened. Thank you for being so sporting! ❤ ❤

The concerts. Oh the concerts! I told myself at the start of 2012 (right after SS4) that, “THAT’S IT! NO MORE CONCERTS!” But then….a1 came along and I dragged Sivan along with me. Big Bang came along and Karen/Kim/Elaine and I hopped along. SMTown! WOOHOOO! And MAMA was just totally unexpected (:

At these concerts, I can’t help but feel that I am really getting old. Well, maybe except for the a1 concert where half the concert-goers were people my age or older 😛 But for the other 4 concerts, I feel rather old. I can’t out-yell the young people and I swear, everytime they stand up, I just want to shout, “YO! SIT DOWN!!”. It’s tiring, please! HAHAHA!

Work-wise, it has been a series of ups and downs. I shan’t elaborate much, this is after all a public domain. But the colleagues are still awesome! I think it’s just more of me. Yes, it’s the old, “It’s me, not you them.” thing. I mean, I am 25 and officially in the quarter-life crisis stage!

Family wise..Thank you, God for looking after all of this year (:

Anyways, 2012 has been…I won’t say tough but it has certainly not been smooth. I entered this year with so much expectations but somehow they have been kinda met and not met at the same time?

Whatever. In less than 24 hours, 2012 will be over. So, here’s to a better 2013! More travelling and more concerts please! (: And I must do something about personal development too! As usual, I need travel buddies! So give me a holler if you wanna travel!

AJA AJA!!

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Letter from 24 year me!

Annyeong!

After 24 years, you finally got surprised by surprises (: What can I say. Getting old eh? 😛

The 24th birthday was spent rather well, I think. With colleagues, family and SPP. And also, SNSD concert! Heee.

How has the past year been? I hope the wonderful celebration didn’t jinx the year for you.

What is Ah Yong’s vocation @ NS? Has he gotten used to life there? 10 more months till he ORD. Is he excited? Still grumbling about life in camp but at least he is coming home everyday (:

How about Da Jie? Has she finally settled down into her job or has she changed her job yet again? Hmm. She’s working hard!

Are the parents okay? Grams? I hope you are okay too. AND I HOPE YOU ARE SAVING! AT LEAST 20K! If not, you are spending way too much! Yes, everyone is okay (: And no, the savings has barely moved! 4 concerts, 4 trips…How to save? 😛

Is the laptop still surviving? Still on Android or now a full-fledged iOS user? Lappy died 😦 But am on a Samsung now! Yes, a happy S3 user!

A year seem so far away. But seeing how last year went, it’s not THAT far away.

Do you have a boyfriend? Hopefully, it’s still independent woman FTW.

Are you still shooting? Lesser now. MUCH.
Still learning Korean? KLPT certified? Stopped 😦
Have you gone back to Korea in winter? Went back in Spring (: Autumn next!
What other places have you travelled to? Penang, Thailand and HK!

Lasik soon? Aniyo~

I hope everyone is doing okay. I dont know why I have this uneasy feeling as I type this. I hope it’s just me being paranoid. You’re right 😦

Hey you! Whatever it is, you will get through this!

And also, remember to thank God for watching over everyone in the family (and you).

TAKE CARE, YO!!!

Am much more jaded than I was last year. But ah well. Another year has passed…

petty or not?

I don’t place alot of emphasis on my birthday. Really. My most “happening” birthday was at age 9 and 21?

To me, my birthday is really just another day. In terms of celebration, it’s really the thought that counts. It doesn’t have to be extravagant or anything. A simple cake or a simple meal will make me happy! As long as the thought is there, it’s the BEST birthday ever. Like last year. A cake with the family, followed by a dinner with the girls.

I don’t know if I am petty but my mum really pushed me to my limits this year. This was what she told me yesterday –

Mum: For your birthday, you order Pizza ok? I pay lah. We eat birthday noodles on Sunday.

I was really too shocked to say anything so I just made some kind of noise and agreed. After some thinking last night, I thought of a perfect solution and told her.

Me: Why not we have noodles on my actual day since I will be home?

Mum: No. Sunday I have more time.

Me: Okay. Then can you get sis to order the pizza instead?

Mum: You order lah. I pay you.

And just like that, she walked away. OMG.

I don’t know. But really. I rather that she don’t do anything on my birthday and just buy me a cake than this!

I know my parents don’t know how to order from Pizza Hut so maybe that’s why she asked me to. But excuse me, the last I check, I have 2 siblings?
Or at least give me the food items that you want? Ask me to show you the website and tell me what you want?

Plus, what’s up with the “I pay you” part? Come on, man! There’s no thought in this ‘celebration’ at all! The thought is probably “It’s Huishan’s birthday. I spend money = she will be happy.”

And the siblings. The sister was sitting next to us when my mum first told me to order Pizza on my own. She didn’t even offer to help. Nuggets. FYI, I cracked my head to think of new places to bring them on each of their birthday ok?!

To think I wanted to bring the family out and treat them to dinner for my birthday. FORGET IT.

Anyway, I am going to give 2 options tomorrow – noodles or 雷茶 on my birthday. She cooks 雷茶 on weekdays all the time so I don’t see how she will have no time.

Why do I have the feeling that she says she has no time because of her karang guni ‘business’? 😦