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. :)
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.
HAPPY 2015 EVERYONE!