Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018

Posted on March 21, 2018

(My sister, Rubyn, and I enjoying the night with some bubbly)

(The magical midnight kiss)

Again, I want to apologise for all the very late blog updates due to my busy schedule for the past few months. My schedule has finally cleared up a bit (for now), so do look out for all the new blog posts coming up! As for now, here's a lil peek into what I've been up to on the last day of 2017 to the first day of 2018.

New Year's Eve Party:

(Some of the potluck dishes brought for the party)

(Baked some cupcakes)

(My plate of food from the party)

(Straits Quay's stage view from the balcony)

(Jacob enjoying his can of Asahi)

(Family portrait with Jacob's family - From left: Feung Fa, Aaron, Duncan, Claire, Jacob, and me)

(Family portrait with Jacob's grandparents - From left: Rita, Jacob, me, and Robert)

(Family portrait with my family - From left: me, Molly aka my mum, and Rubyn)

When I was younger, you'll probably find me in the club or at a rave party drinking and dancing my night away on New Year's Eve. As I grow older, I began to appreciate and enjoy the company of my loved ones on special occasions more than a night out surrounded by a crowd of (usually very sweaty and smelly) strangers; even though I wouldn't mind doing it once in awhile. This is also probably the first year I've countdown to a new year with my mum since my early teens.

Everyone knows that Straits Quay always host the best countdown event in town. Every New Year's Eve, the place is jam-packed with locals and tourists. Lucky for us, my boyfriend's uncle has a beautiful apartment unit with a huge balcony that overlooks the main stage in Straits Quay. This is the second year we've spent our New Year's Eve here.

As this was a potluck dinner party, I've baked some funfetti vanilla cupcakes for desserts. Some other food that was brought in by other guests include crackers and cheese platter, quinoa salad, cheesy tuna casserole (American version), beef and sausage casserole (British version), and Chilli con carne with rice. And of course, there's more than enough beers, wines, and bubbly to keep us happy throughout the entire night.

There were also some cool performances happening on the main stage to keep us entertain for a few hours before the big countdown. The coolest performance was probably the one where the light dancers were dancing on hoverboards; taking the art of balancing to a whole new level. The MC also entertained the crowd by choosing a few volunteers to play a game on stage. The live band then continue to serenade us for the rest of the night. The fireworks after the countdown at Straits Quay were, once again, as spectacular as ever! The live band then continue playing as we ended the night dancing our hearts away.

New Year's Day Afternoon Tea:

(Enjoying my afternoon tea at Suffolk House Penang)

To kick start 2018 in an elegant manner, my extended family and I had a delightful afternoon tea at Suffolk House Penang. Click here to read more about our experience there.

New Year's Day OOTD:

(New Year's Day OOTD)

(New Year's Day OOTD - Closed up look)

OOTD: This New Year's Day, I wore a baby pink lace dress I bought from a Korean boutique in Sydney. To match the dress, I paired it with a nude tone coloured heels from The Iconic Australia.

Closed Up Details:

So how did you bid goodbye to 2017 last year? Comment below!