Monday, February 02, 2015

I'm back!

After almost a year of not updating, I finally decided to revive this little space of mine. I guess other than sharing some interesting events that I've been just like in the past, I'm gonna share about postal mail in Singapore as well. There are actually little fun moments but non-snailmailers won't take notice of and it's all definitely "made with love".

So, a flashback of my 2014. I know it seems pretty late for a flashback now but whatever. hahaha. Because I haven't been blogging, I've got to rely on my instagram for now.

Attended my first ever Airshow:

River Hongbao's special postmarks:
For the first time, I learnt that the yearly event, River Hongbao, has different special postmarks for all the days. It's hosted by Singpost.

Visited Singapore's first ever LINE Pop Up Store:

Started to get healthy with kimchi:

First full-time job:
After a long journey of job hunting, finally managed to settle down in a design agency. 2014 is also the year I officially stepped into the working society.

Went crazy with private sales:

Addicted to sealing wax:
Thanks to my penpal who gave me my first sets of sealing wax, I became addicted in using them. I find that they bring extra touch to a flat mail and visually beautiful too. Honestly, I feel like I'm living backwards after I started exploring into snail mailing.

Attended my first ever Dîner en Blanc:
It was a fun experience. Interesting part was that the location is only revealed on the day itself. We just hopped into a bus at one of the pick-up locations and "follow the flow". Last year, it was held on Tanjong Beach, Sentosa. Literally dining and partying by the beach.

And for the first time, fireworks show was super close to me. Like right in my face! Even my phone camera can't capture the whole scene. Fire crackers were like fired about 100m away from me.

Gotten a new iMac:
My Macbook Pro decided to die on me all of a sudden and it wasn't worth the price to get it repaired. Since I'm no longer a student and there's very minimal chance requiring me to carry out a labtop, I decided iMac would be a better choice. I didn't want to overcharge another labtop while using long hours at home. (Why does Apple like to lock everything up behind the casing? Apple's labtop batteries used to be removable! Tsk!)

Went Batam, Indonesia for the first time:
Batam is just an hour of ferry trip away from Singapore. No idea what takes my family so long to make a plan there. Batam is really a good place for a short getaway after a week of long hours work. All it needs is just a weekend. I totally love the fact that I can travel without taking any leave from work.

Driving into Johor Bahru with mum and relatives:
Not my first time to JB but this was my first to literally drive in from my house. At the same time, this is also my first time travelling around JB with mum, aunt, cousin and her boyfriend. Though it was just a one day trip, I enjoyed being away from Singapore for a break.

First time cycling with primary classmates after graduation:

I used to cycle to school when I was in primary school. Most of the time, my bicycle was my main transport. At times, I would also cycle with my classmates to travel around Pasir Ris, like to Loyang Point? But after graduation and me moving to the far west, meet up has only been a meetup - food and chit-chatting. So I'm glad to cycle with my primary school classmates again and also looking around at Pasir Ris seeing how much it has changed for the past 10 years.

First travelling trip with all 4 of my ladies:
Though it isn't literally like a 4d3n kind of overseas trip, it was a good start. I had a trip two years ago to Bangkok with the same group of people but missing one. With this, it became my second trip to Batam and both in the same year. What makes the trip different from the previous, other than companions, was that this time was free and easy. We had the time to ourselves to shop and even do hair treatment. Awesome! Totally love the cheap shopping in the supermarket too.

CSCC Christmas Party in a hotel:
The yearly event went atas last year. After years of celebrating in the middle of Orchard Road and later at a chalet house, we celebrated days earlier at Gallery Hotel with pot luck session for our dinner. Because there were many attendees, it didn't cost a lot per pax and it was so much comfortable compared to what we experienced in the past years.

Despite having good and positive times in the year, 2014 is still a disastrous year to the whole world. The worse anyone can ever imagine seems like had all happened within the year. Hence, in the midst of reminiscing the good times, we should not forget many are grieving over the loss of their love ones.

1 comment :

  1. Yay welcome back to blogging! I remember many of these 2014 moments of yours! Glad I could share 2014 with you and look forward to 2015 ^0^