Friday, January 31, 2014

My 2014 New Year's Resolutions

I know its kinda late to write about my 2014 New Year's Resolutions but who cares..because today is Gong Xi Fa Cai in the Lion City! Singapore my home....

Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year, is one of the most eagerly anticipated occasions each year.  This is the biggest and most significant event of the Chinese community in Singapore.

So before I talk about my 2014 New Year's Resolutions, I want to greet my Chinese friends and everyone.....

Gong Xi Fa Cai!
May the year of the horse bring your way good fortune, good health, good luck, peace and happiness and light up your life with great success and prosperity all the years through..

one of the best things to start off a brand new year is to put up a list of new year's resolution. I don't usually believe in making resolutions because I don't think I can keep it-in short I'm afraid to be disappointed and I hate having those feelings!
But then I realised that New Year is all about hope, new beginnings and new opportunities, chance to do better...

So aside from making my resolutions list, I also write down a plan on how to achieve them...(not in this blog but in my diary)

Here's my 2014 New Years Resolutions

1.  Spend more time with Yves

I noticed that Yves is closer to my helper and this really breaks my heart to see...but I know it will change as time goes by...
most of the time, I reached home around 7:30-8 pm and I am so tired to play with Yves but this time I will make sure that when I reached home, I will still play with him or read him story books. And during the weekend, I will make sure that I don't think or do my work..
Will make sure that Weekend is all about Yves and my hubby.

Yves was featured in the Mother & Baby Singapore (Feb) issue

2.  Exercise more, make it part of my lifestyle

3.  Eat Healthy, More fruits, more vegetables and drink less soft drinks/soda.

4.  Practice my French at least 1 hour everyday.

5.  Be more organised

6.   Start on my special projects & focus on it

7.  Have at least once a week, pamper myself day

Hair treatments, facial, manicure or pedicure at least once a week.

My gold nail polish for CNY

8.  Pray more

9.  Read more

10. Talk more with my Mom & Dad

That's my list! Best of luck in 2014!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Happy New Year! 2014, Here we come.

I always see a new year as another challenge.  A way to challenge myself to make this year better than the last.   What a great 2013 it has been.  I look back and think there is no way I can beat that.  I am looking forward for another joyous and adventurous ride!  Last year has been good to my family.  I started the year with a new job in a very exciting new career.  We found ourselves another house we can now call home.  My daughter turned six and started first grade in her  new school without a hitch.  We celebrated my son's wonderful first year of life.

Madison posing on our the front yard the day we closed escrow on our new home

I'm six!
Jackson's First birthday invitation

 Although we ended the year with much anxiety over Jackson's health, we managed to overcome our nerves with the fact that we are very blessed to have him every day of our life.  I pray this new year will bring good health and continuous happiness for our family.
We just adore you Jackson!
Sister and Brotherly love is the best

drooling over his present,hehehe
A new year is also a good time to make resolutions.  Number one on my list is to make my kids my priority.  No matter what the cost.  I realized there is always time to make more money and afford better things in life.  But there is nothing in this world that will buy back the time that I could have spent with my kids.  They won't be so little forever.  I dread the day that I will have to beg them to stay home with me.  Good news is, I already achieved part of that resolution a week ago.  My boss approved my decision to go on a part time status until my kids are a little bit older.  I went from working 4-5 days a week to 3 days.  A decision that I know will give me more time to be with Jackson and handle his health concerns efficiently. 

The year hasn't been perfect but obstacles come and go.  If it doesn't make us any wiser, it definitely makes us stronger.  I will not only hope for a better year, but I commit to make it happen.  That is my challenge.  A challenge that I look forward to conquer. 
2014, Here we come.

Happy New Year to Everyone!