2017 in Review

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsh

This year reminds me of a very important lesson: The power of perception. If we change the way we see the world, we can change the world we see.

I had a lot of good memories this year. In a conscious effort to connect with people, I spent more quality time with family and relatives, reached out to old friends, and made some new acquaintances. Face-to-face interactions require more emotional involvement and cognitive effort; it is more interesting than virtual ones, and more than often, just as tiring.

I started the year doing something brave, and since then, I have been trying new things, combating fears and eliminating possibilities of what-ifs. I learn to ride a bike, experience snorkelling in an open sea, learn modern calligraphy, and start to incorporate inversions in my yoga practice. With a more mindful yoga practice, I become more aware with my thoughts, speech and actions.

In 2017, I reconnected with people, attended several beautiful weddings, became my close friend’s bridesmaid, travelled with friends and family, visited national heritages including the national mosque!

Here are 17 selected photos for the year:

2017-01 Singapore
Jan17 – Quality family time in Singapore
2017-02 CNY
Feb17 – Celebrating CNY in Miri. Pictured: my beloved grandma enjoying lion dance performance
2017-04 Lombok
April17 – Friends at Lombok, Indonesia
2017-05 Melbourne
May17 – Lilian and I in Melbourne
2017-06 Sydney
June17 – NSC and I in Sydney
2017-06 WP
Jun17 – Meet up with colleague from Sydney office
2017-07 Company
Jul17 – Company dinner
2017-07 Yoga in the City
Jul17 – Yoga in the City, Kuala Lumpur
2017-09 Viper
Sep17 – Completed a Gret Eastern Viper Arena
2017-09 LCK JL
Sep17 – #JuswedCK
2017-09 Cantaloupe
Sept17 – The Cantaloupe experience.
2017-09 LWL LEL (1)
Sep17 – #happyleewithlin
2017-09 LWL LEL
Sep17 – the Manchester peeps (and +1s)
2017-11 Ed Sheeran Concert
Nov17 – Ed Sheeran Concert

 

2017-12 FCYW1
Dec17 – Bridesmaids and the bride
2017-12 Florence
Dec17 – High school friends (and +1s)
2017-12 Chrismtas3
Dec17 – Gym friends (and friends of friends)

 

Have a Happy New Year 2018!

5 thoughts on “2017 in Review

  1. zeckrombryan December 30, 2017 / 9:34 PM

    Wow… Your year is filled with wonders. Really glad to see you connect and be bold. I have read your post that you posted on your insta story, it is very insightful and detailed. Hope that you have a bountiful 2018! 🔥🔥🔥

    • Jill December 31, 2017 / 5:24 PM

      Have a blessed new year too!

  2. kirizar January 3, 2018 / 3:39 AM

    Was that a Frozen themed wedding? Or just a dance?

    • Jill January 10, 2018 / 11:42 AM

      It was a Frozen theme wedding! The bride loves Frozen, and they even had a 1 m tall Olaf plush toy at the reception!

      • kirizar January 14, 2018 / 7:20 AM

        Well who wouldn’t want a meter tall Olaf attending the wedding? I mean, anyone of style and taste, that is!

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