2014 in Review

“Ends are not bad things, they just mean that something else is about to begin. And there are many things that don’t really end, anyway, they just begin again in a new way. Ends are not bad and many ends aren’t really an ending; some things are never-ending.”
― C. JoyBell C.

This year is inevitably coming to an end. In a couple of days, 2014 will take a final bow and give way to 2015.  This can only mean one thing; year-end recap! 2014 marks the first full year of working (out of many many more years to come). As picture paints a thousand words, here are some of the many favourite and memorable moments of the year!

1. Went to offshore for the first time.  The experience was definitely worth remembering, although I fell sick half of the time. At one point, I was the only female on the entire platform.

Offshore Experience in January 2014
Offshore Experience, Jan 2014

2. Saw a celebrity live. I happened to be in KLCC before the event and thought I’ll stay and join the fun.

Godfrey Gao,  Feb 21
Godfrey Gao, Feb 21

3. Listened to Yiruma live, thanks to my brother. 🙂

Yiruma, April 5
Yiruma, April 5

4. Stayed for one night in MBS. I saw the vanishing pool — it was so cool.

Marina Bay Sands, April 6
Marina Bay Sands, April 6

5. Enjoyed photography. My awesome Powershot S95 turned 3 years old in mid June. 🙂


6. My blog turns 5 years old

5 Years, Sept 5
5 Years, Sept 5

7. Watched Wang Lee Hom concert for the second time. The second time was as good as the first.

Wang Lee Hom concert, Sept 6
Wang Lee Hom concert, Sept 6

8. Went for three Malay weddings. Two out of three brides are pregnant (how time flies!) This picture was the last wedding I attended.

Wedding, Sept 21
Wedding, Sept 21

9. Participated in two 10 km run this year. Joining Standard Chartered Kuala Lumpur & Penang Bridge International Marathon 10 km runs were a spur of a moment decision that inspired a new year resolution.

SCKL (Oct 2014) & PBIM (Nov 2014)
SCKL (Oct 2014) & PBIM (Nov 2014)

10. Visited Penang due to the PBIM and saw one of the most breathtaking view from the bridge.

Penang, Nov 15-16
Penang, Nov 15-16

11. Worked a full year. People who know me well know I remember dates, but one day I’ll stop counting.

1 year anniversary, Nov 18
1 year work anniversary, Nov 18

12. Went for fish spa for the first time. It was tingly to feel the fishes eating away the dead skins!

Fish Spa, Nov 23
Fish Spa, Nov 23

13. I sat business class for the first time. I redeemed this using Enrich points that are expiring! Yes, I actually asked the air stewardess to take a picture for me 😉

Business Class, Nov 28
Business Class, Nov 28

14. I participated in Skytrex, an outdoor park with many obstacles, which made me…

Skytrex, Dec 6
Skytrex, Dec 6

15. Overcome my fear of height. Sort of. Baby steps.

Flying fox, Dec 6
Flying fox, Dec 6

16. Went for blood donation. Unfortunately, I couldn’t pump one full pint of blood due to prone blood clotting.

Blood Donation, Dec 29
Blood Donation, Dec 29

17. Friends’ birthdays all year round. May have missed a few, but went for 10!

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18. Stayed in the city of Kuala Lumpur for 1 full year. I’ve been to the National Zoo, Dataran Merdeka, National Palace, Merdeka Stadium, KLCC and more!


19. Drove in KL. Driving is winning half the battle. The other half is parking.


20. Went back to my hometown, again and again and again. Love every moment I go back.

Miri, 2014
Miri, 2014

In my first post of 2014, this blog will be the platform to express my creative nature, or the lack of it, and I did. I wrote some short stories that is worth reading and took photographs for the Weekly Photo Challenge (may have missed a few!). Feel free to read or enjoy the pictures. 😀

2014, thank you for being good to me.


So how was your 2014? What are your most memorable moments? 

11 thoughts on “2014 in Review

  1. andy1076 December 30, 2014 / 12:01 AM

    Wow!!! you certainly been everywhere and done / seen it all! more than most in lifetimes! kudos 🙂 🙂

    • Jill December 31, 2014 / 12:16 AM

      Thank you and have a happy new year!

      • andy1076 December 31, 2014 / 12:31 AM

        To you and yours too! 🙂

  2. lifeconfusions December 30, 2014 / 1:30 AM

    Awh such beautiful photographs full of love and warmth. Wish you a happy happy new year ! May this new year be full of joy, happiness and content for you ❤

    • Jill December 31, 2014 / 12:17 AM

      Thank you for your kind wishes. Have a happy year ahead!

  3. kirizar January 2, 2015 / 11:50 PM

    I tremendously enjoyed looking at your year in review. It does make me wonder if my own everyday adventures would look equally exciting seen from the opposite side of the earth. Somehow, I doubt it.

    • Jill January 5, 2015 / 8:06 AM

      Thank you for dropping by! I am sure your year is just as exciting, or even more! We should always find the silver lining or simple things to be happy about, don’t you agree?

      • kirizar January 8, 2015 / 4:08 AM

        I am a very simple person…you’d think this would make me happy.

        • Jill January 9, 2015 / 1:01 AM

          I hope it does! Have a great day ahead!

  4. Little Borneo Girl April 6, 2015 / 3:52 PM

    Hi Jill, Happy and blessed Easter to you. I have been browsing your blog and enjoyed your photos and blogs from university days to present. Memories captured in words and photos are so beautiful. I especially like your No. 13 and your sense of humour on getting the stewardess to take that awesome shot of you on first class. You brought a smile to my face. Very sweet indeed. Thank you for sharing. 🙂 Jess

    • Jill April 7, 2015 / 12:48 PM

      Thanks for browsing! No. 13 — I was thinking that they wouldn’t remember me after that flight anyways, so why not make the best out of it? Picture inks memory 😀

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