2014, 365 days - jjoyis | Singapore beauty, lifestyle and food blog

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014, 365 days

Hey! It is time for this again. Did it for 2012, 2013 so here's my 2014 entry.

2014 was well.. comfortable. I am comfortable with the people around me and comfortable in my own skin. Nothing dramatic, nothing too crazy. I am showered with tons of love and opportunities I can't even say enough thank you. Yet another year of self-discovery and acceptance. I realised I am different and I accepted it gracefully. I handled my temper slightly better this year, believe it or not. I gave in at times instead of giving up, stepped forward instead of retreating. There were moments I am proud of and moments I feel like disappearing. There were mistakes made, lessons learned. Nothing too costly at least so I am glad.

And here's my very humble year in bullet form for you.

  • Did a lot of DIYs 
Especially this month. Suddenly I'm super into crafts and stuff (explains the chain of DIY/tutorial posts). Here are my favourite few!

Click here to learn!

 Click here to learn how!

  • Up my culinary playing ground

Okay I'm not an expert but I find myself gasping the feel better this year, especially in baking. My first successful (aka I will buy kind) baked good is this extra chocolate chips muffins. 
After that most of the things I made turned out decent. Edible. Which is awesome ^^ 

  • Clocked in 85% of the Summary of the week 2014
Cannot believe I made it. Well.. at least I post most of them on time! You can review them here
(I just posted the last one before this!!)

  • Travelled to Korea!

And spent a month there. Really glad I did. Don't think I will have the chance,nor time, to spend so long overseas again. Plus, it's one of my favourite countries! 

  • My 21st!

Which was quite hectic but thanks for coming, thanks for the gifts and thanks for the wishes! My thanks came half a year later hmm.

  • My angels' 21st!

Good to be growing up and growing old together ^^ There are more but I am too lazy to dig around for the photos. (Blogging on a new laptop yo)

  • Take blogging more seriously
Started taking this space more seriously only around this year. I used to write mainly for my friends to read. :) I hope my posts are helpful in one way or another~

  • Great opportunities 
I can't be more thankful. Thank you for all the products I have been given to test. I have found a couple of holy grails from there! 

  • Visited IFF 

Best ever. I love perfumes, I love Chem (it's a weird realisation after majoring in Chem for a good 3 years) so IFF has always been a place I want to visit one day. Thanks for the invite!

Would love to visit a beauty lab one day. Who knows it might be my future workplace?

  • Attended TSS launch 

The platform which offered me, again, a lot of opportunities to flourish. 감사합니다!

  • New URL
How can I leave this out right. Joyishappy is not even a year old~~~ Ahem but I am actually thinking of switching to a new site. However it is too labour-intensive so let me consider a bit more first!


Yes, I can finally say this!! I even drove around on my own, twice *pats back* It's not that scary after a while hahaha. 

  • Studied, hell lot 
Probably the most hardworking period in my whole entire life, I kid you not. Who said Uni no need to study one? 

  • Learned, and still learning, Korean
It is a very interesting language. Don't have the time to go for lessons but I try to pick some vocabs etc up on my own whenever I can. I will master it one day~

2015, I have great hopes in you. 
Here's some sort of resolutions I hope I can strike out next year, this time. 

1. Save enough for my last 1.5years of school fees. 

2. Get a better camera and learn how to use it!

3. Stick to a stricter skincare/workout regime.

4. Travel!

5. Improve my Korean

6. Update more frequently here

7. Shift to a new site.

8. Pick up 2 new skills (as you can see I am not very ambitious LOL)

9. Be a little more tidy

Thank you for staying with me - old or new friends, online or offline. You have definitely made a difference in my life! I hope I did as well.
What have you achieved in 2014 and what other things are you aiming to accomplish in 2015?

In 2 0 1 5
Take the First Step
Spread Kindness
Stay True to Myself
Give and Receive Unconditionally
Grow as a Person
Excel, Achieve, Score
Keep the Faith
. . . 

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