2016 Birthday

Well, 2016 has been a really special Chinese New Year first day and birthday, a 2-in-1 celebration.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by on my Facebook wall to wish me Happy Birthday and also to all those who sent personal Whatsapp messages or called. Being such a busy time, I appreciate your messages even more, so thank you!

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February recap

It’s March already! Here’s wishing you a Happy March!!!

Sorry reader, I’ve been meaning to update some posts in February, but it was a truly hectic month!

First there was my birthday on 8 February, which I took a day off work to savour and enjoy; I indulged in retail therapy at 1-Utama! Besides shopping for winter wear at Uniqlo with my aunts and sis-in-law, we also spent a long time at the bead shop looking for suitable beads and crystals for our dream necklaces and bracelets.

Had my birthday lunch with family here
Had my birthday lunch with in-laws here
Dinner and birthday love from family
Dinner and birthday love from family

Then, in preparation for Chinese New Year on 10 February, a short trip to Kampar to visit my Mum’s relatives and a vacation to Hanoi from 15 to 19 February, I had to rush all the urgent tasks at work before I disappeared for my 12-day vacation. The vacation was really fun, but ‘working the mill’ like a madwoman, was not!

Dong-dong-chiang!
CNY greetings from Desmond and I
Desmond's friends who came visiting
Desmond’s friends who came visiting
So, February flew past in no time. Though it was the joyous occasion of celebrating the Lunar New Year, I had my fair share of increased stress from  hectic preparations, tiredness from travelling and unhealthy eating and drinking, which is out of the norm for me.
A healthier Yee Sang from Sakae Sushi
A healthier Yee sang from Sakae Sushi
After celebrating the first few days of Chinese New Year, I unpacked and packed once again for my first visit to Hanoi, Vietnam and Haiphong, a port city in Vietnam. It was a special trip to celebrate one of the biggest days in my younger brother’s life: his engagement to a Vietnamese young woman. Fate has brought them together and I’m very happy for them.
Our family photo with the 9 trays of gifts
Our family photo with the 9 trays of gifts
My brother, W (left), with his best man, J and the father-of-the-bride
My brother, W (left), with his best man, J and the father-of-the-bride
The happy couple
The happy couple

For the full set of the photos from the engagement ceremony, click here to view the album on Facebook.