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January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!

As 2014 came to an end yesterday, I couldn’t help but feel terribly defeated by a difficult year. There was also a sense of relief it is ending and I’m hoping for better year this 2015. Optimists would always look at the cup half full but given how tough things have been, it really is difficult to see things positively. Yes, they say challenges and obstacles make you a stronger person. But when bad news and tragedy keeps coming at you, it’s hard not to question the almighty power above. With a close family member falling ill and the demise of my grandmother, a rocky career path and loss of someone I care about, it feels like rock bottom to me.

The success of this blog offers some form of consolation but hardly enough to bolster the devastation and set-backs I’ve faced. As friends share their wondering year journey on Facebook, I realised there’s hardly anything eventful to share about my 2014.

Silver lining is I have a very loving and supportive husband, two adorable cats who sometimes drive me nuts, a blog that many of you read and of course, my family whom I love dearly. In that sense, I ought to consider myself blessed because I have people who genuinely care for my well-being. 🙂


Cocktails at SIX

rif and I opted for quiet New Year’s Eve dinner together. Picked up some Irish oysters and Fine de Claire along with a kilo of New Zealand mussels from Southern Rock Seafood for dinner. We popped by SIX for a quick tipple before heading home to cook. I simply tossed the mussels in garlic, white wine and cream, and the oysters were pre-shucked to make our life easier. We ate by the balcony and enjoyed the view of the city and fireworks as the clock struck 12.


Our simple NYE dinner, at our humble abode.


Oysters | Cheese | Mussels | Champagne


rif, helping himself to them oysters… 🙂


New Zealand mussels with garlic, white wine and cream. Prepared by yours truly.


New Year’s Day lunch with some friends earlier


8 Responses

  1. Jenny Chee

    How nice 😀
    Pray for a better 2015. Happy New Year 😀

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Happy New Year to you too Jenny!

  2. Gilbert

    How did u cook the NZ mussels? Can I hv the recipe? Heaps thanks!

    1. Bangsar Babe

      I didn’t follow a particular recipe. Just sauteed some garlic with butter, then tossed the mussels in, topped with white wine (season with salt) and cream.

  3. A pessimist says, “There is no wind”

    An optimist will say, “The wind will come!”

    Be a realist babe, adjust them sails 😉

    Happy New Year to you and Rif!

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Thanks unka! Happy New Year to you too. 🙂

  4. jean

    it’s been a really tough 2014 for a lot of people. even me. and even with the arrival of 2015 i was still apprehensive, is it all going to be better. but we can only hope for the best, and prepare for the worse, cos that’s the only way to keep on going. may you have a better 2015 ya!

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Thanks jean. Fingers crossed 2015 will be better for us all. 🙂

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