YEARS IN SUMMARY

2010

January 

0.1 The start of Steph and MK “Explore Singapore” series 
0.2  A romantic weekend getaway to Bintan 
0.3  First paid blog advertorial

February 
0.4  First blog giveaway

March
0.5  Participated in Luv-A-Thon 2010 and scored 4th placing
0.6  Started volunteering as a side-walker for RDA 
0.7 Began my ad-hoc volunteer stint as a child-minder for AMK FSC

April
0.8    A rejuvenating weekend getaway to Tempat Senang, Batam 
0.9   Company retreat to Beijing with colleagues and friends
0.10 Participated in the Amazing Maritime Race 
0.11  Sponsor a dog at Gentle Paws & Friends shelter

May
0.12  Hooked to Postcrossing – postcards from around the world
0.13  Weekly Cardio-Mix exercise class 
0.14  Visited our shelter dog, Mario at Gentle Paws & Friends

June
0.15   Got inked! La vita e Bella 
0.16  Project You: A week of fun with the traveling sunglasses
0.17   Graduation photo shoot with my family 
0.18   A weekend of horse riding at Amigos in Malaysia 
0.19   Farewell to sister Ginette as she heads over to Melbourne
Welcome my bff, Sara who’s back for the summer
0.20  First couple photo shoot at the quaint Wessex Estate by Eileen
0.21  Feature in The Turtle Dove Project site ❤

July
0.22   Attended a course on working with children with special needs
0.23   A new addition to our growing family. Let’s welcome Frosty! 
0.24   A magical day at Universal Studios with loves 
0.25   A new found addiction to an exchange of snail mails through Swap Bot
0.26  Celebrate MK’s cameo in the reality show “Can You Serve?” 
0.27  Work: Invitation to a Business China forum dinner and Celebrate 100
years of Singapore Girl Guides charity dinner 
0.28  An increase in readership, thanks to Project You & Swap Bot
0.29  Started a “Look What I Received in the Mailbox” blog feature

August 
0.30  Did my little bit for the first ever Youth Olympics Games by playing the
role of a cheerleader for my company’s torchbearers 
0.31  Made new pen-pals through Melissa’s Dear Darling Pen Pals blog project 
0.32  Attended Bonitochico’s 4th Birthday Bash

September
0.33   Virgin attempt at being a flea market stall owner 
0.34   Invitation to Digital Nights 2010 Champagne Launch Party
0.35   Free food tasting at KU DE TA Singapore
0.36   2nd couple photo shoot at The Bukit Timah Saddle Club by Yen 
0.37   Let’s get wild! Pole dancing classes at Acro Polates
0.38   Work: Involvement in various community service stints
0.39   Started the “Plant A Dream” blog project. Be inspired, Live your dreams

October
0.40 Archie and me in the papers on World Animal Day. Our 15 secs of fame!

0.41 Gave MK a birthday surprise by treating him to a WILD breakfast at the Singapore Zoo where we had the company of the Orang Utans, followed by a dive with the sharks at the Underwater World.
0.42 Halloween – Night Safari Horror Night & Sentosa Spooktacular!

November

0.43  An adventure awaits us in Cambodia. Best time of 2010. Inspired by many.

December

0.44  Invitation to the Volunteer Appreciation Night 2010 for AMK FSC
0.45  Shanghai-theme D&D 2010
0.46  “The girl at the traffic light junction” is a Supporting Friend for CozyCot 9th Birthday Bash!
0.47  Couple spa at Spa Vintage for my birthday!
0.48  First diamonds from the boy!
0.49 Christmas Eve at Universal Studio Singapore with gfs!
0.50 Nodame Live! New Year Eve’s Celebration with family!

2011

January
0.1  Celebrated our 3rd Anniversary in DOZO restaurant
0.2  Celebrated Frosty’s first birthday with a cake from US Doggie Bakery
0.3  Launch of the new blog logo
0.4  Guest Contributor for CozyCot E-Magazine (Travel, Sex & Love section)

February
0.5  Pay increment!!!
0.6  Signed up for swimming classes! It’s about time!

0.7  Valentine’s Day in Bali, the romantic getaway.
0.8  First attempt at intro diving in Nusa Dua, Bali
0.9  Just won my first lottery!

March
1.0  Girl at The Traffic Light Junction is a supporting friend of CozyCot IWD
1.1   Virgin Hot Spring experience at Sembawang Hot Spring
1.2   Rocking at Flowrider, Wavehouse Sentosa
1.3   Mini weekend getaway to St John’s Island
1.4   The passing of a loved one
1.5   15 seconds of fame – Frosty and I in the news!

April
1.6   Professional Wine Studies course in Temasek Poly (Work)
1.7   AWARE Finance & Investment sessions
1.8   Self-hosted Joomla course with Rheographics Media

1.9   Cheese course by the California Milk Advisory Board (Work)
2.0  Children Little Museum 2011 edition
2.1   Luv-A-Thon 2011
2.2   Work for ANJ CREATIVE Open House. Extra Cash!
2.3   The Girl at the Traffic Light is nominated for Sg Blog Award 🙂
2.4   Ann Siang Hill & Club Street Revisited
2.5  Goodbye Queenstown

May
2.6   Down the railway track to Bukit Timah Train Station
2.7   The Modern Age exhibition @ The Pigeonhole
2.8   Pet Marimo moss ball!
2.9   Fun with Sketching class, NAFA
3.0  Back in the day at Chinatown Heritage Centre
3.1   NTU ADM Show 2011
3.2   Reminisce: Old Playgrounds of Singapore
3.3   1st Reading session @ BooksActually
3.4   Insider tour to Tanjong Pagar Train Station
3.5   Appeared in a corporate video for GLS
3.6   Article published in The Green Corridor website

June
3.7  Company retreat to Shanghai
3.8  “The Girl at the Traffic Light Junction” is 1 of the 10 finalist for “Best Lifestyle Blog” by OMY Blog Award!
3.9   Won a set of photo prints – My first ever win for a blog giveaway!
4.0   Footsteps of the faithful tour
4.1   Underground dining in Singapore – Burger Commune @ Zina’s!
4.2   Food tasting at 1-Caramel, courtesy of OMY SG & 1 Rochester Group
4.3   No longer a brazilian waxing virgin
4.4  Giving away free photos at the Really Really Free Market
4.5  Starting a new chapter in my life – Becoming a student again
4.6  Taking the last KTM train into Tanjong Pagar Railway Station
4.7  A day trip to the sleepy town of Segamat, Malaysia  

July
4.8  Invitation to the Shadows of Ink art exhibition
4.9  Won a limited edition marimo for a photo contest
5.0  The last kampong revisited
5.1   “The Girl at the Traffic Light Junction” is a supporting friend of CozyCot Beauty & Fashion Awards 2011
5.2    Article feature on Yesterday.sg and The Green Corridor
5.3    Attended the Singapore Blog Awards 2011
5.4    A stroll along the green corridor from Queenstown to Buona Vista
5.5    Selected as a blog sponsor for Buddhatropolis  

August
5.6    Hotel getaway with the boy – Gallery Hotel for the weekend!
5.7    Spa retreat @ Spa Infinity
5.8    Escape to Yasin Bungalow, Bintan
5.9    Made my very first terrarium from scratch!
6.0    Blog Sponsor for Perfume Store Sg
6.1     Mixto Fractional Laser treatment!

September
6.2    Invitation to the opening of The Studio Cocktail Bar  
6.3    An evening of pampering at Jean Yip Loft
6.4    “50 Sweetest Couples” at CozyCot Love Fest 2011
6.5     Wild Wild West Dinner & Dance
6.6     Sponsored trip to Langkawi, courtesy of in2it
6.7    Invitation to the Johnnie Walker F1 Jet Black Party  

October
6.8   Off to Batam for a day trip 
6.9   A new chapter of life at work
7.0  Collaboration with DEAL.com.sg for readers
7.1  Birthday dinner for the boy at L’Atelier
7.2  On-board the H/V Vega
7.3  Halloween at 13 Cells Journey of Vengeance

November
7.4  Embark on the Festive Gourmet Food Trail by OMY & Wanbao
7.5  Feature in Family News newsletter
7.6  A ride on Transformers: The Ride before its official launch
7.7  Party like a rockstar at the JOHNNIE WALKER Black Lounge party in KL
7.8  Graduate with a certificate in visual communications

December
7.9  Fashion media trunk show for Bloodbuzz
8.0  Heritage Along Footpaths
8.1   Xmas collaboration with DEAL.com.sg
8.2  Birthday at Singapore Food Trail
8.3  Merry Christmas
8.4  Free perfume from perfumestore.sg

2012

JANUARY 

0.1  1st step to a set of straight teeth – Retainers
0.2  Participated in the world-record event “The Mind Heist” by JC Sum & Magic Babe Ning
0.3  Movie preview courtesy of OMY: The Descendants 
0.4  Staycation at Porcelain Hotel for CNY weekend

FEBRUARY

0.5  In Love with Hot Yoga classes
0.6  OH! Open House @ Tiong Bahru
0.7  Social Painting at Arteastiq

MARCH

0.8 ILoveFit Cardio Workouts with gfs
0.9 Attended Mosaic Music Festival 2012

APRIL

1.0 Relax in Ubud, Bali
1.1  Start of yoga journey at Real Yoga

MAY

1.2  Attended East-meets-West fusion cooking class organised by Simply Her
1.3  Company retreat to Seoul, South Korea
1.4  Lady Gaga MONSTER BALL Concert

JUNE

1.5  1st of CJC friends: Linda’s wedding

JULY

1.6  Ka Chun’s wedding
1.7  Go-kart at JB with friends
1.8  Singapore Heritage Festival: Sembawang Trail with MK & friends

OCTOBER

1.9 A Day out in the Sea
2.0 Halloween @ USS
2.1 Published – Berries Children’s Day Activity Book
2.2 The BOY’s 26th Birthday Celebration
2.3 Our 1st Carved Pumpkins for Halloween

NOVEMBER

2.4 Staycation at Capri by Frasers
2.5 Fish Spa @ Kenko
2.6 1st Outdoor Yoga Sesh

DECEMBER

2.7 Hello Jia Jia + Kai Kai
2.8 New Zealand trip!

2013

0.1  5th Anniversary at Salt Grill & Sky Bar @ ION
0.2 Art jamming @ My Art Studio
0.3 1st time being a bridesmaid @ Claire’s beautiful wedding!

0.4 Outdoor couple photography with FireflyPhotography
0.5 Korean language class
0.6 Feature: MK and Simba in Pets’ Corner of Sunday Times
0.7 To see Kim Jong Kook perform up-close … So hunky!
0.8  Clear Aligners
o.9  Feature: The Winning Picture – Simba and me!
1.0  Yoga retreat with Anahata at Koh Phangan
1.1   Visit to Down Under, Melbourne
1.2   Deepen my yoga practice with Tirisula Yoga
1.3   Circus Arts with Swingapore!
1.4   Halloween with Lomography & @ Woodgrove
1.5   Learning more about Bukit Brown Cemetery
1.6   Corporate Tree Planting event
1.7   I’m a Biennale ‘Artist’
1.8   NOX – Dining in the dark
1.9   Taking life less seriously – Movember nails!
2.0  Hello Orlando, Florida!
2.1   Highest tandem skydive at 18,000 feet in the sky!
2.2  Swimming with the gentle ‘mermaids’ – Manatees
2.3  My magical moments at Walt Disneyworld
2. 4  A ride on a vintage biplane
2.5  M&M’S nails!
2.6  Christmas: The Season of Giving

2014

0.1  Year-long blogging partnership with ZALORA
0.2  New Skill: Aerial Hoop with Fly Acro
0.3  The Escape Artist: Solving the murder crime like CSI
0.4  Essential Eames and Sound of Ikebana: Four Seasons exhibition
0.5  Chinatown Chinese New Year Free Tour
0.6  Flying the sky lantern into the night sky

0.7  Contacted by CONTACT magazine to feature blog pictures in a travel article
0.8   Battlefield historical-cum-archaeological tour at Adam Park
0.9  W Hotel @ Sentosa Cove staycation

1.0    Pillars of Chinese Community Monument Walking Tour
1.1   Stretch City Yoga-To-Go session #1
1.2   iPrice Coupons SG blog advertorial
1.3   Adopt a pair of baby sea turtle with WWF Singapore
1.4   Pets’ Lovers Corner Photo Contest – We Won Again!
1.5   Future Music Festival Asia 2014 in KL
1.6   Tales of Survivor Monument Walking Tour
1.7   GLO Yoga at i Light Marina Bay
1.8   Get more with The Entertainer blog event
1.9   New Skill: Aerial Skill @ Fly Acro
2.0   Second chance at life after breaking my neck
2.1   Furry times at The Cat Cafe
2.2   Making my first leather goods with Maketh Project
2.3   Blog feature on Moulmein Heritage Festival website
2.4   Heritage Festival – Lighthouse of Singapore tour
2.5   Heritage Festival – Ee Hoe Hean Millionaire Club tour
2.6   Heritage Festival – Homes, Hills and Habitats: A Morning at St John’s, Lazarus and Seringat Islands
2.7   Remembering my childhood memories with Sound of Music musical
2.8   Being my own designer and craftsman – My first handmade pouch and clutch
2.9   Having fun at ALIVE Museum
3.0   Blog nominated as finalist for OMY ‘Best Lifestyle Blog’ category
3.1    Being a girl fan at Kang Gary’s free concert at NTU Fest
3.2    A blooming time at Singapore Garden Festival 2014
3.3    The unlikely baker: Making macarons at Big Fun Kitchen
3.4   A weekend of arts: Cavalia, Singapore Night Festival & CreatorySG
3.5   Film screening of Yves Saint Laurent at Design Film Festival
3.6   First hike since injury – Hiked up to the top of Bukit Timah Hill
3.7   My match-minis boxes on display at the Jad & Jew booth at Public Garden
3.8   Star-gazing and seeing the moon up-close at Singapore Science Centre
3.9   Sponsored: Level 1 & 2 Reiki course with Tirisula Yoga
4.0   Day out in the sea with Chern Chieh and new friends
4.1    Staycation at Parc Sovereign Hotel – Tyrwhitt
4.2    Pet cruise with family and Archie & Frosty – 1st ever!
4.3    Published – My picture of St John Island appears on RWS magazine!
4.4    Water caving and exploration at Batu Maloi
4.5    Heritage Festival: Kusu Island Tour
4.6    A walk to the hidden and forgotten reservoir (Keppel Hill Reservoir)
4.7    Traditional Halloween at Woodgrove
4.8   Singapore Writers Festival 2014
4.9   Sponsored: Design your accessories with Glitterybitz
5.0   Second tattoo: To live would be an awfully big adventure
5.1    Mama Mia musical
5.2    Girls gone wild: Weekend getaway in Montigo Batam
5.3    First run: Running with Simba for Singapore Specials 2km Run
5.4    First solo trip to end the year and start a new one

2015

0.1    Starting the new year on my 1st solo trip
0.2    Child Sponsorship with Uganda Lodge Community Projects
0.3    #Justgive: Monthly Match-Mini Giveaway on carousell
0.4    More couchsurfing and meeting people from all over the world!
0.5    Valentine’s Day – Heritage & Museum Race with girlfriends
0.6    Hanging out at Carousell Social #2
0.7    Work: Success of running the various Make-A-NILA events
0.8    SG Design Week 2015 : My handmade leather wallet is on display!
0.9    Scaling the heights of the Macau Tower – Accomplished!
1.0    Gathering the courage to leave the comfort zone of my 1st job; Manila
1.1    Heritage tour to the last remaining Attap Valley bunker
1.2    Explore the hauntingly beautiful Istana Woodneuk
1.3    Match-Mini Giveaway: Goodie Bag Contribution for Carousell
1.4   SG50: Design our own Goli for SG50 community art installation
1.5    Party hard @ Hardwell ‘WE ARE UNITED’ gig
1.6    Work: Singapore Fashion Week featuring ZALORA: Zalia
1.7    Ubin Day: Kayak at the quarry
1.8    Participate in traditional wood firing @ Dragon Kiln
1.9    Ballet Under The Stars with Shermin & Soy
2.0   Abseiling & Sports Climb Level 1 Certification
2.1    Trek, SUP & Tree-Climb @ Kota Tinggi
2.2    Kayak @ Mangrove in Pasir Ris
2.3    National Day Parade Preview Show (1 August)
2.4   Horse-riding with Pugpies at JB
2.5   Batu Caves: Rock Climb
2.6   Exploration of Istana Woodneuk with Ming
2.7  SG Design Film Festival: In Love with Lace
2.8  Halloween @ Halloween Horror Nights 5
2.9  Light Up Your Life Run events with 3 doggies
3.0  Singapore Stories: Kayak @ Marina Bay with friends
3.1   2nd Year in the row: Batu Maloi Caving
3.2  New Balance Run
3.3  Halloween @ Woodgrove 2015
3.4  Enable-A-Family Volunteer Training
3.5  Cirque Du Soleil: Totem with Family (after a decade of waiting)
3.6  FINALLY: Getting My Driving License after 9 Years!
3.7  Plant A Tree with FairPrice @ Jurong Lake Gardens
3.8  Winter Wonderland @ Hokkaido

2016

0.1    5KM CompressRail Corridor Run
0.2   Quit ZALORA and take a career break
0.3    On-the-road for 6 months in 2016
0.4   Traveled to 10 countries in 75 days:
The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Russia
Mongolia, China
0.5   South-East Asian Backpacking Tour (6 countries, 96 days):
Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar
0.6   Rode a motorbike all by myself!
0.7   Visited my sponsored kid, Pelsil, in Cambodia and reconnected with some of the kids
0.8   Took up horse-riding classes
0.9   Redecorated my cozy little room
1.0   Donated blood twice
1.1    Signed up as a bone marrow donor
1.2   Organised several activities as a Chapter Lead for Cause Corps
1.3   Helped Cause Corps get a feature in SG Giving Week 2016
1.4   Finally started Instagram and familiarised myself with video-editing tools

2017

0.1   1st overnight overseas trip with Ming… Off to Malacca

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3 responses to “YEARS IN SUMMARY

  1. Wow you’ve really come a long way sustaining this blog since 2008.

    I am blown away by all that you have achieved 🙂 Very cool list.

    • Thanks for your compliment. 🙂 Actually, it’s a personal “check list” for myself … sometimes, it’s hard to remember the stuff that I had done/accomplished through the year (life’s too hectic in Singapore and my mind is running in all directions all the time 😦 ). Therefore, having a list that summarizes the activities that I had participated through the year really helps.

      You should consider having a list too, esp since you have really achieved lots in the past yr! 🙂

  2. I enjoyed looking at your blog. I like to visit the old places in Singapore to looking at overseas like beautifl Shanghai. I had been to Beijing but I did not realise Shanghai is so vibrant and lighted up. Thanks for the enlighting photos. 🙂

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