2023 Recap

We are 11 days into 2024, one more trip around the sun for the Earth and one more for me —I’m 46 today. So, I thought it would be a good time to reflect on 2023.

Personally, 2023 can be summed up as “steady as she (he? they?) goes”:

Still live in Singapore – 19 years now

Still married – 17 years now

Still have two healthy growing daughters – 15 and 11

Still work at the same place – 13 years now

The one thing that was a bit of a downer was that my Grandmother, my mother’s mother, died late last year. She will be missed. She was 94, she didn’t suffer from any major physical or mental health issues, she raised 6 kids with her husband of more than 70 years. She had a good life.

On the positive side of things, I had two great holidays last year: I spent three weeks in Italy with Candice, Victoria and Olivia, and my mom and Sister Sarah joined us. And I spent a long weekend in Vietnam with R████ to celebrate his 50th birthday along with J████, R███ friends for work and another friend of R████’s, S██. Both trips were amazing.

And since this is a blog – I posted 25 times last year. A decent pace. Will try to keep that up.

Looking forward, this year will be a big —and stressful— year for Victoria and Olivia who will take their O-Level and PSLE respectively.