Monday, January 1, 2018

7th Wedding Anniversary @ Pince & Pints

Mr Ang and I have survived 7 years of marriage life.... yes... 7 years... the notorious 7 years which is also known as the 七年之痒... 

as school started on anniversary day, we celebrated the anniversary on New Year's Day... he decided on Pince & Pints @ Katong after seeing mx's & jianing's pic on fb... he has been craving for lobster since all the Angs, except him, had a taste of it at Lobster Shack on our separate Perth trip last year.... 

Happy Angs on our way out for a lobster anniversary meal... and since it was our first lobster experience together, I declared it as our Jan's Happi Wife, Happi Ang activity too.... =P

anyway, bar & clear kitchen concept on the first level where we were seated 

menu in a cage... 

Hungry Angs while waiting for our lobsters

sleepy + puffy face Angs due to late night online movie the night before and the many nights before... it all started with catching the movie, Pitch Perfect 3, to watching Pitch Perfect 1 & 2 online, then decided that we miss watching dance movie too and went on the complete all 5 movies in the Step Up series and eventually ended off the movie 'marathon' with School of Rock.... 

humongous bowl of lobster chowder @ $38... rather huge serving that satisfied 2 hungry tummies.... =D

lobster roll @ $58++ for me... the lobster serving was generous (claimed to be the whole lobster) and the bun / bread that came with the lobster was also yummmzzzz.... both of us made the wise choice to top up $3.50 each to change our fries to sweet potato fries too.... =D 

Mr Ang's lobster set @ $58++

happy hubby attacking his lobster 

an even happier hubby attacking the lobster pincer 

our plates were totally clean.... that was how yummilicious everything (except the salad) was 

along the same stretch of shops happens to house my favourite ice cream shop at the moment... Birds of Paradise... i luv the lychee sorbet with thyme cone while Mr Ang opted for double choc gelato 

ending off the day with our daily snuggle.... dun know if it is because of the cold weather recently... even the pups are treating me as their pillow oh so often..... hahahahaha.... 

Hubby dedicated this song to me via fb on our anniversary day and i want to say, "Hubby, 被你找到是我最伟大的成功. 你的坚持造就了我们的开始, 我们才会有今天的幸福. Luv u lotzzz."

down memory lane:

THE day (2011)

1st anniversary (2012)

2nd anniversary (2013)

3rd anniversary (2014)

4th anniversary (2015)

5th anniversary (2016) 

6th anniversary (2017) 

Hyee 2018 ... You better be Good too!!!

after streamlining my yearly resolution process for 2017, i realised that this year's resolutions are more or less about the same important aspects (Point 1 to 6) of my life that i need reminders in... so here goes;

(1) Stay HAPPILY married to Mr Ang

Our monthly Happi Wife, Happi Ang activities 
shall continue with creating even more memorable experiences together this year...

So far, these activities have been lined up...  =D

(2) Spend QUALITY time with the Chuas and the Angs

target remains as one activity / trip per family per semester, not including all the get-fat-together makan sessions ....

happiness is that a Sydney trip for 蔡家 is in the plan to visit our 蔡三宝 in Mar / Sept... =D 

(3) ENJOY work

leaving work on time on as many days per week is still top of my list to ENJOY work... also hope to work well under my new HOD cum RO... working well under P and with my team of P1 math teachers on implementing differentiated instructions in their teachings is also high on my to-achieve list this year...

Try out flexible sitting and more material explorations for my art kiddos

continue to personalized my art room

survive art club 

(4) STAY healthy

eat less carbo, fast food, ice-cream, and snacks, eat more fruits and vegs... drink less teh c ice & BUBBLE TEA, drink more water... walk more ... take less lift in school....

(5) Be GOOD

participate in at least 5 Be Kind SG activities with at least one interactive activity this year?!?!?!...

(6) Stay CONNECTED with friends

meet up with everyone whom i had connected in 2017 and hope to re-connect with 2 more friends who have lost regular contact with ... & take pics with every one of them.... =D

(7) Complete my online drawing course

bought a 62 lectures, 11 hours video online course from Udemy during black Friday 2017, yet to start on anything despite being super duper free during the December hols... =S... really really need to be more discipline in upping my art skills... 

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Thank You 2017... You have been GREAT!

Last day of the year is always for review and here are mine based on the resolutions that i set in the beginning of the year... =D

(1) Stay HAPPILY married to Mr Ang

clap clap clap clap... am really proud of myself for initiating 11 'Happi Wife, Happi Ang' activities and even more proud of hubby Ang for participating in all of them so enthusiastically.... really thankful to have you who entertains me and my nonsense so readily even after 8+ years together.... =* ... 

Feb - Zoo Run 

the only not so good point was that we didnt get to travel far this december holiday because school hols and NIE hols only overlapped by 1 week.... had to make do with a 3 day 2 night JB trip ... =S 

(2) Spend QUALITY time with the Chuas and the Angs
Happiness... cos target of 1 activity per family per semester, makan sessions not counted, is ACHIEVED!!! ... sort of... heee 

for the chua, full attendance to Yunomori Onsen & Spa in semester 1 and Halloween Walk @ Woodgrove for semester 2...

for the Angs, we had a holiday trip to Taiwan for semester 1 and a prudential subsidized photo-shoot for the senior angs in semester 2.... 

(3) ENJOY work

the family 

the aesthetic team

i luv luv my RO (left) who is super encouraging and friendly and approachable so was super duper sad that i had to change RO next year .... i also luv working under my SH (right) who is super efficient, super okay to whatever i proposed, so was also super duper sad that she left to further her studies in August ... i must be jinx, both bosses i like left me... =S 

has a project under P and enjoyed working for her lots becos she's so gentle and so sweet and so encouraging... 

Happiness was decorating an art room which i can call my own and given permission to move the furniture around and even to remove those that i dont like .... set up my art reading corner, supply table, decorated my ceiling with paper lanterns ... 

And lucky me got to teach only the P1 - P2 art classes and only 1 P3 class (my form class) ... i somehow managed to siam THE class which was originally allocated to me based on the first timetabling .... phew!!! 

and the best part was that school ends at 1.40 pm for me on 4 day out of 5 on most weeks ... BLISS!!!

(4) STAY healthy

as per EVERY year, this did not happen... stop going to the gym completely in Term 4 ..... but i somehow still manage to lose a teeny weeny bit of weight untill November just for having dinner at 6pm on most days... happy & sad at the same time cos this arrangement was made possible only because Mr Ang had tuition lesson at 7pm almost EVERY weeknight!!! =S

(5) Be GOOD

  • got rejected for blood donation AGAIN... there's just not enough iron in me anymore.... =(

  • contribution made to Club Rainbow to support Natalie's cycling event, Children's Cancer Foundation to support Hubby Ang's Hair for Hope event, Caption Cube to support Agnes, Save The Stray Society just because i got approached on the street while waiting for Joycelyn ... all small small amount... but like the fact that i can donate as and when i feel for the cause... =D 

Am really really happy to find out about micro-volunteering from mx which refers to volunteering actions that can be completed in short, discrete periods of time. It is usually an "do-able, on demand and low commitment action that contributes to a worthy cause.

Micro-volunteering suits my style of volunteering to a T... cos as much as i want to give back in my mini mini ways, i am a really lazy bum who does not like to be committed to any single cause, chore / routine....

so i am super proud of myself to have attended 4 events this year... hit target for the first time.... wahahahaha....

(I) wrote postcards to critically ill children around the world 

(II) made plastic flowers for female patients @ IMH to celebrate Mother's Day 

(III) drew colouring sheets for elderly @ Orange Valley Homes twice... once during June 

spot the longevity god, changi airport, trishaw and merlion by me... =D 

my merlion drawing, colouring by Lim Ah Kim was featured on Be Kind SG FB page... =D 

the second time was during December ... in order to be more productive and less stress about having to draw on the spot... i drew the pics @ home and brought them to the event to outline... =D 

spot my fire cracker, durian, dragon playground, fortune god, baby with a lotus flower and a tsum tsum inspired monkey god & his master, 唐三藏

(IV) I even initiated one CIP activity, baking cookies with APSN students, on my own for the Chuas though only 60% attendance was achieved... =S ...

(6) Stay CONNECTED with friends

yes...i did, i did.... plentiful of meet-ups this year, especially during the december hols.... connected with everyone except 1 (sorry) from 2016 and reconnected with 2 more (hi, bernie and xiao ping) .... =D 

(7) Get Inked
by the time i plucked up my courage to fix an appointment with the tattoo artist, she declared that her appointment is full all the way till she leaves to further her studies.... =S 

 achieved 5 out of 7 KPIs this year.... =D 

You have been GREAT!

Friends meet up 2017

as the years go by, our family commitment grows, we make more friends, we have more work-related stuff to look into, we have new priorities and obligations in life hence i find that committing one's time to meet up with friends from all over to be increasing difficult as we age.... 

so i am extremely thankful for all these friends who makes the effort and heart to remain in contact or to re-connect in 2017... luv all of you deep deep.... =* 

the adv dippies 

2 meet-ups this year with the 2012 P1 teachers...

with the 2 new junior members

with the artsy teachers from JPS 

babes from NIE at Mab's house warming, especially for us.. =) 

ex - colleagues from my first job at Uncle Yew Cheong's house warming 

with Jess, my very on-the-ball financial adviser since year 2000

24th student council with our +1/+3 @ James' house for steamboat 

the babes from JC ... the group that skipped class together... =P 

two official occasions for secondary school pals to meet up this year.... this was at baby Teo's 1st birthday party 

and the other was at xiuting's church wedding ... 

and not to forget, my solo trip to Perth to meet the Teos... =D 

reconnected with primary classmate, Jasmine, last year and am extremely glad that Xiao Ping, another primary classmate, could join us this year.... was so amused when she told me that she remembered me because of the school bus accident that i got caught in that resulted in 3 stitches to my forehead when we were in primary 3... 

meet-ups that missed the camera this year .... Mr Tay, Lina, Auntie Fei Mee, Bernie, Xinying & Vivian  

Yeah to more meet-ups & reconnection next year... =)