2017 in a Nutshell

I know I say this every year, but 2017 flew by…
I think this is more true than other years just because it was such a BUSY YEAR.

I completed three lots of placement in 2017, which was very difficult and yet, fulfilling.


In January, I did 15 days of placement at my current ELC, starting in the Babies Room and finishing up in the Kinder Room. In April/May, I did 20 days with a Foundation/Prep class and then in July/August, I did another 20 days with a Grade 3 class! Slowly moving up in age was great, especially as I initially was very worried with the older age group. I loved every one of my placements and it’s just really satisfying knowing that I’m on the right track with what I want to do.

I also said a sad goodbye to my first car and welcomed in my second one!


And finally, probably my biggest accomplishment yet, I flew to Europe all by myself!

I met up with Ash in Paris, but flying from MEL > HKG > FRA > CDG was very nerve-wrecking for someone like who has never really done anything by herself before! I am very proud of myself for getting through the entire journey well with no real hiccups throughout. And of course, Europe with Ash was awesomeee and I’ll definitely need to post about that soon.


All in all, 2017 was an exhausting but fun year! Let’s bring on 2018!

Favourite Posts of 2017: 4th Anniversary Glamping, Mouriya Kobe Beef Dining, 25th birthday at Pixel Alley

Buon Natale!

Merry Christmas from Rome!


Ashley and I spent Christmas Day travelling to the Vatican City, and unfortunately missing out on hearing the Pope’s speech.

It was a little difficult for me to be without my family on Christmas, but travelling around Europe does have it’s benefits! Apart from waking up very early in the morning to take a train from Florence to Rome, and then madly rushing to the Vatican City from our Airbnb apartment, we also took part in Rome’s Ultimate free walking tour. It was amazing and we highly recommend it! Our tour guide, Jobe, was very knowledgeable and we learnt a lot about the history of Rome. But, that’s a post for another day!

Wishlist 2017

Wishlist 2017

 Canon Selphy Compact Photo Printer, Mermaid Salon Deluxe Glitter PaletteLime Crime Fuschia Velvetin Set of 3, Lime Crime Mermaid Hi-Lite, Lime Crime Charmed Perlee, Lime Crime Raisin Hell LipstickMini Display Table Easel, Dr Martens Salome Patent Size 5, Foam Reading Pillow, , Lenora Dame Fly Me to the Mew necklace, Prada bag, Prada wallet, Paper Lover’s book: Love life, Minc Rose Gold Southern Cross Necklace, Lyra Double Strand Y Necklace, Lumiere Earrings, Enchanted Rose Earrings, , Geeky Pixel Heart Earrings

Received: Ultimate Ears Bluetooth Speaker, Queen of Hearts Earrings,  Icecream Pusheen, Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Palette

I can’t believe I’m turning 26 in just a short number of weeks, and that I’ve been doing this wishlist post for so many years now! How nostalgic and yet, surreal it feels to think about life back then..

As I get older, the harder it becomes to add ‘fun’ things to a wishlist that is appropriate for someone else to buy lol