Monday, December 31, 2012

Twenty Twelve

My 2012 was a rather exciting one.

The year started with our firstborn starting his first steps in formal education. I remember us being really proud when he put his uniform on for the first time. It was truly a milestone for us as parents that we have journeyed this far. Secretly I thought... Omg! This is what 'real' parenting is like.

We started a house hunt in the middle of the year and bought the last place that we saw. The space and the light were the winning factors for us and we love the location very very much. The renovation process was rather interesting and thankfully we managed to get through it with no major fights. In fact, after living in it for a month, I can see that we will be here for a while.

2012 was a spectacular year for our itchy feet. We have been some incredible places this year and have experienced many many different cultures this year. In fact, I am very blessed that the husband indulges in my love for wanderlust. Vietnam was a surprise favourite because we had such a great time eating around the city with our closest buddies. Europe still has such a soft spot in me. The food, the history, the sights... I can never get tire of. And then there are the usual spots like Bali and Hong Kong which are such comfortable places to visit and relax. And new (old) BKK and finally Japan to round the year up. It's been an amazing amazing year.

This year the husband and I hit 10 years as we celebrate the time we've started dating. He has been such a pillar of strength for me. As we grow older, it seems like we've settled into such a nice little jazz with each other. Both busy with our daily routines, we love our date nights and getaways to just hang with each other. He never fails to amuse me and I don't know if there is another that allows me to be exactly who I am, idiosyncrasies and all. No matter how big or small things are, he's still the first person I wanna tell things to.

My kids have all grown into little people. Kayden is still the 大哥 (big brother) of the family. He's been really independent this year. Learnt the value of saving and has become my right hand man. Jakeyboo has completed his kinder education and will join his kor kor in his school next year. Little miss K started school too and did very well in her first year in school. She's probably not as academic as I would like but for everything else, especially socially, my gal is on top of her game.

That's about it I think. My 2012. One that is filled with plenty surprises. :)

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