2012 was a year of self discovery. looking back now I’m very pleased how the year worked out. I’ve spent the last part of the year doing things I’ve always wanted to, and gently kindled great friendships along the way. Sometimes it may not feel like it, but deep down I’m very thankful for the blessing the universe has given me.
There were times I felt like my limbs had been severed, everything seemed impossible, and all I wanted to do was to be in my own cave. I know now sometimes it took a lot of persistence. I’m very grateful l that I had help picking up some broken pieces along the way. Again thank you so much!
Love was definitely in the air, and I’m very happy to know the best of the best merged. While others have much thought seeking for another to love and be loved. I’ve learnt that the most important love of all is self-love.
January 18th, I knew it was time to let go. Sitting outside the store I felt very bitter-sweet about the last five years. The business was nurtured like it was my very own child. It was hard letting go of my blood, skin, and bones, but in retrospect it’s been good for me and safe to say Qubic is good hands.
Aotearoa will always be home. I miss the place, but the change of pace and environment is just what I need right now.
I love being outdoors; camping out, star-gazing, the air, and just walking in general. Last year I officially camped out more than I ever have, and loved it every single time.
Straying the east coast with Rosie and Jason while they ran their tour was an incredible opportunity. The thought of meeting their baby girl for the first time warms the heart, I cannot wait to see her.
Seeing the ruins of Christchurch after the big shake snapped things into place for me.I don’t mean to put a damper into things, but we all know ; life is uncertain, the only certainty is death. It’s important to take moments to appreciate, action, and live the now.
Learning to make best of my solitary time. Rekindling with the “wish I had more time for ” list. I’ve always wanted to drive around the south New Zealand. So I did.
One of the few self applied rules I abided by during the road trip – If there’s a vegetarian pie at a bakery stop, eat it! Needless to say I managed to pack on an extra spare tyre because of it. This slightly tubby Asian girl will need to work off the access this year.
A year ago I thought it was very progressive of me to watch a movie at the cinema alone. However, I top it off when I dined Monteith’s over seven glasses of beer, and two ciders (it’s not weird at all if you’re at a brewery right?). At the end of the night I was quietly amused with myself as I stumbled my way back.
Still, and will always be thinking of Mexican Sundays , and Tuesday Quiz with the lot back home.
Finally made the effort to visit Lentils for the first time, after 5 years of wanting to. It’s funny how quick time fly’s, and how far one is able to push something down the track until really doing it.
Homegrown with my home girls.
Those who know, knows. This photos ignites far too many funny moments, most of which inappropriate to share.
Baking mum’s 60th birthday cake, and being around for the first time since 11 years.
I took a moment to bid a sweet farewell to my favourite magnolia tree as spring approached.
And managed to squeeze time to watch my favourite rugby team play for the last time in 2012.
Easter weekend… Ah yes Easter weekend! One my favourite, having Black Friday and Easter Sunday as religious holiday, I’m usually forced to shut down and just go with the flow. Lindt milk chocolate sandwiched between a warm hot cross bun, a cold glass of oatmilk, and a mini get away to Coromandel Peninsular was the perfect way to wind down.
I know I have a knack for stupid ideas. Running to the beach in the cold at 3am for a swim definitely makes the list.
Family, it’s where life begins and love never ends. Being able to spend time with family and reconnecting with my roots.
Seriously, I cannot piece together words to describe India. The place is truly incredible, and I recommend a trip if you can. Mother India had taught me so so much; Patience,finding comfort out of my comfort zone, putting trust in the world and to let go of control was amongst what I learnt and still learning.
Welcoming my last year of being in the 20′s with excitement as I ate my pancake stacked cake.I can just feel good things bubbling away on the surface moving forward.
Completed the Penang Marathon. This was something I’ve always wanted to do since dad did it when I was a child. Going across the bridge I felt a shiver going down my spine with a sense of euphoria and just pure joy. This was the last on run on the existing bridge since it was first held in 1981. It was very symbolic having made the cut, I feel like I’m the right path.
Channeling my energy into passion.
I’m being doing a fair bit of volunteer work. Working with children was one of the greatest highlight, it required excess of energy, patience, sensitivity and love. But at the same time it was most rewarding.
Finding comfort in old comforts.
Best food binge and spending time with genuinely awesome humans all over.
Recalibrating the mind and soul. I’m loving 2013 already!