Generally, it was a really good year for me!🤗 In 2016, I pushed boundaries, discovered more about myself and far achieved more than what I did in 2015.
Every year, I question myself if I would do even better the next coming year and I am glad 2016 was a year I had accomplished more than in 2015. Which is good because we always need to strive to be better yes!
So lets recap on some of my 2016 happenings:
#shentravelogue in 2016:
I guess yall should know by now that I am a travel junkie and I can never do without travelling in my life!
"Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer" & this quote makes alot of sense to me because there's just SO MUCH u can learn thru travelling!
You learn more about yourself, u learn more about the country you visit, the different cultures and it just widens up ur knowledge/perspective so much more.
If you're someone who doesn't travel much, I suggest you to try it in 2017!😎
When was the last time I visited Phuket? I can't even rmb!!! I think it was probably 3years ago so I was really happy that I could revisit Phuket! It is probably my next favourite destination in Thailand after Bangkok!
Things you can do in Phuket includes island hopping all day long, partying at Blanga Street and don't stop on the cheap massage and cheap thai food 😍😍😍
Probably every Singaporeans' favourite short weekend getaway from Singapore! I visited BKK 3 times alone in 2016 and am still not a single bored of it! 😂😂😂
What I love about BKK: CHEAP SHOPPING (shop till you dropppp), $10 massages, cheap and aroymakmak thai food, all the different day and night markets 😍
I actually also did a Guide To Bangkok on WWW.SHENNYYANG.COM so if you're interested, you can check it out ok 😉
This one I was really happy about!!!!! Because the last time I visited Taiwan was when I was 19??? And that's ermmmm, 7 years ago LOLZ. I really hope I can go back to Kenting one day tho cuz Kenting was really my favourite destination in the whole of Taiwan!
Kenting > Taipei ✌
V happy too cuz I got to meet up with some of my fav pretty Taiwan ladies! They live in Taizhong but actually took leave & came all the way to Taipei for 3 days just to bring me around!! So sweet horh my friends 😍😍😍
Miss these pretty girls so much! Promised them I would visit them in Taizhong so maybe this year? 😊
Anyway, Taipei is generally mostly food & more food! Lots of night markets to visit!! Suggest to go when its colder cuz the 1st time I visited was summer and it was super hot!!!
This trip to Davao is probably my 2nd most memorable trip in 2016 just because I did so many uniques things during this trip!
Besides, its always my "motto/believe" that I should visit AT LEAST ONE NEW DESTINATION each year. The world is so big, so many countries to visit so its good to discover new places rather than just keep going back to the same few old places right!
Some of the more ridiculous/daring things I did during this trip includes this crazy SKY CYCLING!! Really lor I thought 'No Biggie' initially but the moment when I was there high up, my legs instantly wobbly and I didn't even dare to take the first peddle out 😂 took me 10mins to calm down before I tried cycling hehe. Glad I did it✌✌
Also we did this 'Water Slide' thingy that sends u plunging RIGHT INTO THE SEA! LOL. V fun but also a bit scary!!😂
Plus I went on this trip with some of my fellow @nuffnangsg bloggers + managers and it was indeed a really fun trip!! 😊
Hoping that I would be able to do something similar again in the year of 2017!✌
Oh yay and I visited HK as well 😍😍😍 actually I think Hong Kong is mostly about food too and the night life! LOL😂 Was there on a really short trip cuz H was going for a work trip and I just conveniently tagged along HAHAHAHA
15 DAYS IN INDONESIA
Jakarta >> Bandung >> Yogyakarta >> Lombok >> Labuan Bajo (Komodo Island) >> Bali
My 15 days vacation In Indonesia TOPS THE MOST MEMORABLE #SHENTRAVELOGUE IN 2016.
Made so many new friends from all around South East Asia, the close bond we forged while travelling together. From strangers to really close friends that we even still talk till today! Its a trip I definitely hold close to my heart ❤
Its always quite inspiring to meet someone who is alike to me. In this blogging world where 'fame' or 'monetary values' easily takes over, sometimes you would lose yourself momentarily on why did you even start going down this path in the first place.
Seeing the other SEA bloggers all working hard to get each post/video & just being so enthusiastic about their work reminds me of why did I even like blogging in the first place. Its the love for writing and sharing information/my life with yall.
Honestly, it kinda reignite the passion I once had in blogging. It wasn't about the fame or money that I was hoping to gain out of blogging. I just happened to be a very lucky soul to be able to make a career out of something I love doing.
In 2017, i certainly hope that I can stay rooted to my beliefs, to be able to write and share more!
Btw, can we just take a moment and appreciate the beauty of this photo?! Seriously missing the gorgeous sunsets I got to see every single day in Wonderful Indonesia!
My 3rd time on board and still as fun as ever! For the past 2 years, I went as an influencer but this year is different cuz I went as a DJ!! 😍😍😍
Also, this time round the cruise didn't dock at Langkawi but it was Penang! And its my first time to Penang la so overall it was really fun!!😄
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
Definitely happy to be back at one of my favourite city! The last time I was here was prolly 2 years ago? Mizzzzzzz it!!! Honestly, I am hoping that in 2017, I would be able to visit more EU countries.
There's just so many places that I haven't been to that I really wanna visit - Germany, Italy, Santorini just to name a few~
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
My latest travelogue to be added into 2016 travels! Actually it was supposed to be Japan (the last time I visited japan was 2012) so I was really really looking forward to it!! But due to some unforseen circumstances, we went ahead with Seoul instead! Not complaining la cuz its also one of my fav travel destination!
Perfect place if you're into kpop, Korean cosmetics and Korean food 😍😍😍
Oh ya I also visited Malaysia (JB & KL) a couple of times la but not much photos!
In 2016, I learnt a new skill!
As you all would know, I am also currently a DJ!!
Idk how and Idk why did I even get this opportunity to be a Dj and am so glad I did because.... Never once have I ever thought I would become a DJ. And I am just so thankful for my management, Altra Management for discovering me and for being so patient with me! I had zero knowledge about everything but thru hard work and perseverance, I finally made it! 🤗
I don't know how long I would do this for (honestly I am also not young already!!) but I just wanna soak in it and enjoy this very moment while I am still doing it!
This is probably one of my best achievement in 2016? I mean quite cool right! Next time I can have a story to share with my children, or even grandchildren like "u see last time mama/ah ma used to be havoc leh. When I was young I was a DJ don't play play...." HAHAHAHAHA
Even though I only started in May, but I have already spin at some really big events such as Beerfest and ITSTHESHIP2016! I even had the opportunity to spin overseas. Even though its only Batam in Indonesia but at least, its still an achievement la!
Really really thankful and grateful for all the opportunities given to me in 2016!
One year anniversary with H!
I don't share much about my love life anymore these days on my social media, mainly because H is a rather low profile guy + I have honestly never seen anyone hating taking photos so much!!!😂😂 LOL
A photo with him is like having a rare pokemon appearing hahahah
But anyway! On 13/1/16, we celebrated our first milestone together - 1st year anniversary👫 and omggggg we are turning 2 in just 11 days!! 😱😱 time really flies hor
Crazy hair colours!
While I've always been having coloured hairs, never once have I been so daring - such a bright and vivid purple on my entire hair or gone to being such a Blondie!
Hahahaha well, 2016 was a year of pushing boundaries lol so I guess this is part of it la 😂 lol
I hit my 2 years mark with @nuffnangsg ! 💖
It has definitely been an incredible 2 years with @nuffnangsg ! Honestly, without Nuffnang, I wouldn't have achieved this much as a blogger! They were the ones who managed me, gave me jobs, gave me insights into being a better blogger, giving me help and suggestion whenever I needed them and even helping me to share my articles to spread the love to even more people!
Thru them, I also got to make friends w many other bloggers! Thank you Nuffnang!!❤ Looking forward to even more years with you!
Well in a nutshell, 2016...
❌ Lack of self discipline
❌ Quarrelled/misunderstanding with a fellow influencer
❌ Didn't spend enough time with my family
❌ Neglected H a little as well
❌ Always procrastinating about work
❌ Didn't exercise enough still so fatz
❌ Sleeping at irregular hours
🎧 Learnt a new skill - DJ & managed to spin at alot of places, both local and overseas
👭 Made up with a long lost old friend of mine
💖 Regular meetups with friends I hold close to me
✈ Visited at least one new destination
📚 Managed to juggle well between my work in the law firm, blogging and DJ-ing
🤗 Good working relationships w my sponsors/clients
🏋 EXERCISE MORE! Hoping to at least shed off 5kg!
✏ Blog regularly, at least once a week and also dayre more often!
👪 Spend more time with my family esp daddy & mummy
❤ Spread LOVE not hate
🎉 Hope that I'll achieve more as a dj
✈ Visit at least one new destination too
🍴 Try to bring my parents out more and let them experience some of the amazing food that I had w Ong & family which my parents did not have a chance to try yet!
💤 Sleep & wake up earlier. Live healthy
In 2017, I hope to continue doing what I love. I hope the inner wild and curious child in me never disappears and I hope I will get to discover more about myself! I hope all my loved ones I treasure will stay healthy, nothing really beats being healthy.
2016 was great but I am sure 2017 will be even better! To more adventures ahead, bring it on 2017! I am ready for you!
With lots of love💖
PS: How was 2016 for you and what are some of your 2017 resolutions? Share with me! Would love to read them😊
Monday, 2 Jan 2017
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