‘Tis the season of the year. It’s Christmas and year-end again.
Time seems to have slipped away so super fast this year. 9 months have passed since I last wrote on this blog. Before I go on, if you are following my blog, you may want to note that I have started an account of the same name as this blog on Instagram, since late March. While I had been quiet on the blogsphere, I share on Instagram. 🙂
2016 surely is going to be a year to be remembered, both good and not so good sides.
Hubby and I moved twice this year – first to a temporary accommodation in a friend’s home for 6 months, in Marine Parade, and finally settled down nicely in our new home in the city fringe, after going through much cracking of our heads in the design and all the hassles in the renovations. With more than 35% reduction in terms of floor area, home now is a small, cozy 4-room flat which is much easier to manage in terms of housekeeping and cleaning. I also like the convenience now, in terms of location and transportation. Never had I live this near to the city before! 🙂 However, there are still issues with high-rise littering from extremely inconsiderate and uncultured neighbours upstairs which seem so hard to resolve, even after repeatedly reporting the issues to the authorities. Sometimes I wonder what the priorities of the authorities are and if they are actually keen in helping the residents!
Just as I thought I could be thankful that my mum who had been suffering from cancer had lived another year as year-end approaches, she passed on last month, kind of sudden, although we were mentally prepared that her days were numbered. My mum has lived to a ripe old age, and despite being a cancer patient for over 2 years, she had been strong and positive, and able to live an almost normal life, keeping up with her routines as much as possible. My two late grandmas died of cancer too. I find it so hard to forget how they had to be bedridden and suffering in pain in the final months of their lives. So I am thankful to God that my mum did not have to go through this. That’s my only consolation now.
This year-end I have been blessed with opportunities to attend a few special performances, with compliments of organisations like Embassy of Japan in Singapore, WAttention Singapore and Popular Bookstore. That somehow cheered up my year-end.
The Graduate Singers
One Asia Joint Concert was one unique performance that brought together musicians from Japan and ASEAN (Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore)
Liang Wen Fu “我等到天开始亮了“ Music Showcase at BookFest 10th Anniversary
Last Saturday, I finally went down to the Christmas Wonderland at the Gardens by the Bay. “Finally” because I was actually not sure whether or not to go to this Iluminarie display again this year since it is expected to be more or less the same as the previous years. Moreover, there is now a charge of S$8 per person for the entrance fees. My good old friend from Malaysia was visiting, and so I thought that’s one good place to take her to and be soaked up in the Christmas mood. Indeed, the mood was great and we enjoyed ourselves.
So it does snow in Singapore! And it’s quite a heavy one! 😀
Here’s wishing you a blessed Christmas!