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Emily

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2017 Bring It On!

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Hello everyone! First of all, let me wish you a very Happy New Year! I know that this is so late (sorry!) but I’ve been very busy with work, new school year for Edison and my K-drama obsession. I’ve three K-dramas on my plate now – Goblin, Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim and The Legend of the Blue Sea.

Work has been crazy after the Christmas break, coupled with job rotations and new responsibilities. Edison has embarked on his Primary 4 journey and will be streamed at the end of the school year. Thus, we have a different schedule this year to fit his tuition programs and sports that he enjoys – swimming and tennis.

Blogging

Today is the 8th anniversary of Our Little Smarties. Instead of announcing a giveaway or celebration, I’ve decided to go the opposite direction. After 8 years of blogging, it seems like I’ve pretty much run out of topics to blog about. What have been said has already been said, and honestly, many times I stare absently at my computer screen and my mind goes blank.

I want to enjoy what I used to do when I’m blogging, and I want to share with you all the lovely things around me. Unfortunately, I haven’t been feeling inspired for a while. Therefore, I’ve also informed my agency that I’ll stop taking new campaigns after this month. I have a ridiculous phobia of deadlines now, and I don’t want to add unnecessary stress to myself.

After much deliberation, I’ve decided to slow down on blogging and focus on other priorities – my full-time job, family and myself. But don’t worry, I’m not stopping blogging but I need to slow down to gain some perspectives and to truly enjoy blogging as a hobby.

So, please stay with me and I really appreciate your continuous support all these years. Thank you!

Home Improvement

Time flies, it’s been a year since we moved to Bartley. Our new home is looking good without any major issues. We enjoyed staying here because of its convenient location. V and I have been planning for some mini upgrades in our home, and hope to complete them by March.

We’ve been thinking of replacing our gas stove with induction cooking. We checked out a few brands but we still couldn’t find a model with the exact fit to our existing cooktop. As much as possible, we want to avoid alteration (cutting the table top) because there’s a risk of damage to it. As of now, we’re still searching for the right size.

The second thing that we want to install is a digital lock. Keyless digital locks have become increasingly popular among homeowners. The main obvious advantage is not needing to carry a key. And without a key, we’ll no longer need to worry about losing it too.

Thirdly, we’re thinking of giving our home a colourful facelift with Nippon Momento Special Effects Paint. Truth be told, we seriously considered it during our home renovation a year ago. However, our ID encouraged us to use wallpapers instead – but we weren’t keen. At the end, we scrapped the idea. Now, it’s good to revisit Nippon Momento Special Effects Paint again. Continue Reading…