My 2018 Highlight

Hi, guys!
Happy 2019, all! I know, I know, I am very very late in doing this 2018 highlight. My husband and I decided on the very last minute to go out of town for NYE and we just got back yesterday. So after the dreadful unpacking, I can finally sit down in front of my laptop again. Without further ado, here are my 2018 Highlight.

1. Our First LNY as A Married Couple

So in case my face doesn't show it, I'm an Indonesian Chinese which means we all celebrate Lunar New Year. And in our tradition, the married couple give red envelopes (or hongbao as we like to call it) to children and unmarried ones as in symbol of wishing them luck and happiness.
Now for the past 20 something years of my life, I have always been on the receiving end, and to be on the other side is actually kinda fun. At first, of course I was like, "bye, money" cue sad face. But then again, it's such a great way to preserve the tradition. And boy, I like having the power (villain laugh) of saying to little kids "you gotta do the CNY greeting to me first" (they need to say "gong xi" or something like that).
Last year it was the year of the dog so look at how freaking cute our envelopes were!

2. Moving to Our 1st Home

After we got married, my husband and I moved to the apartment first since our house wasn't done yet. We lived in apartment for 6 months before finally our house is finished. It was pretty surreal to see the plans since three years ago finally coming to live before our very own eyes. I truly truly do love our house. My little girl dreams of decorating my own house was coming true. We were also very thankful to God and our parents. We threw not one, but two housewarming party and both are, I think, a success. One for family and the second just for friends. I know it's not a good thing, but I am positively have become a hermit since I moved in. I wouldn't go out of the house unless I absolutely must. LOL.

3. Our 1st Wedding Anniversary

Guys, wedding celebration is great, but being married is even better. Granted, the first 6 months was an adjustment of living with someone else and there were a few tears shed over miscommunication but as soon as the first 6 months passed, it has been like, super fun. I am very blessed to have such an amazing husband. So understanding, so patient (to me only, tho, not so much to others, LOL), and so loving. Therefore, being a year old married couple is quite a highlight for me. I definitely recommend you to getting married.

4. Korea Trip

Me, my husband, and a few of my friends went to Korea for a week trip. I haven't went out of a country with my friends since three years ago so the trip was so refreshing. I went to Korea back in 2013 so I was happy to be back there. The weather was perfect too. Not too hot but definitely not cold. If you missed it, read all about my Korea trip by clicking here. 

5. Reactivating my Instagram

So I have an instagram account just for my blog and I do have a personal instagram for friends and family. Why I separate them? Mostly shame; my family and friends don't really get the gist of being a blogger; to them it's just a passing time activity; not mention the whole shallow and vain stigma that comes with taking so many pics of yourself. Whereas I think, it's an outlet for me to hone my writing skill and not to mention a creative outlet for my passion for fashion. I always get teased whenever I posted something blog related on my personal account so I decided to just separate them.
I don't hate them for not supporting me, they just don't understand, and that's okay. 
But anyway, I haven't posted on my blog account for a little over two years and back in March, I decided to reactive that account and it has been a blast. I am connected with so many ladies that have the same passion as me and it has been such a breath of fresh air. I am definitely feeling more motivated to create content. All of the girls are SO NICE, and it makes me so excited to check in to my blog account and see what they're up to. I think it's one of the best decision I made in 2018.

So that's all of my highlights for 2018. To be honest, 2018 really isn't my year. My health was put on a line and it really took a huge impact on my mental health. I am to this day still not 100% confident with my mental (or physical) health but I'm doing whatever that I can to take care of myself so I can take care of others. I am hoping 2019 will be a little kinder to me. Cheers to a new year!


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