Yibo birthday midnight surprise

Focus on what you can give

Yibo birthday midnight surprise

For Yibo’s birthday this year, I made the spontaneous decision to give him a surprise at his house as the clock struck 12. I even prowled the webs to find where I could get a praline cake, which Yibo has openly declared his love for since late last year.

Quite a few friends have said that he will have to step up his game for my birthday this year, or that now he needs to match up to me because of how much effort I put in for his birthday.

And it got me thinking, why are we keeping score?

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Year of the Rooster!

Hope everyone had a roaring celebration this Year of the Rooster!

CNY for our family was quieter this year, since we’re not supposed to celebrate because of my grandmother’s passing. We still made it a point to make the holiday a family affair anyway. We went through the usual motions, just excluding the 拜年s and giving out of angpaos.

Since I didn’t get to do a gratitude post for my new year post last month, I thought I’d do one as a way of ringing in the Lunar New Year!

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Looking back at my 2015

I thought it would be nice to take some time to look back at my year so far, before welcoming 2016 with open arms. Each year seems to go by faster and faster and it’s really to scary to imagine how much time has gone past.

As you grow older, you are also more sensitive to time passing. I guess it’s natural then, to feel that time is going faster and faster.

“The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.”
– Earl Nightingale

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