I wish time could just slow down for a moment. A minute. A second. I can still recall the moment I stepped off the airplane. The mixed emotions of excitement, uncertainty, and hope. A new adventure was about to unfold. And unfold, it did. Two and a half years have flown by. I can honestly say, I’ve learned and grown more in the past two and a half years, than I have in the 21 years before it.


πŸ™‚ My childhood was extremely happy. Can you tell which one is me? πŸ˜‰ Alright, I’ll give you a hint. Look at that jolly smile πŸ˜‰ I’m already feeling the Christmas spirit! πŸ˜‰ Ho Ho Ho! Ha Ha Ha! Get it!?


The smile’s still the same. <3 The same feeling of excitement, uncertainty and hope is still there…but now, I’m slightly wiser πŸ˜‰ I’m more than ready to see what 2013 has in store for me!


Rather than my typical resolutions of- “book more jobs,” “exercise more,” or “eat healthy”.


(Don’t get me wrong. I do want to “book more jobs”, etc.)

This year, I want to have a more direct focus on relationships and to just live.


I want to grow more in my relationships with my family, friends, myself and with God.


πŸ™‚ Cutie pies!


Family has always been a priority of mine. And it always will be! FAMILY REUNION TIME!! So we can hug each other to death, and have a killer board game night.




I want to have better conversations. I want to have more good heart to hearts. Over a cup of hot cocoa would be nice, or even dimsum?! πŸ˜‰


I want to eat more food πŸ˜‰ Good food (That above ‘thing’ was a delicious slice of pizza!! ‘Flash’ killed it. So did I, yummy in my tummy.) And, blog more πŸ˜‰ You’ll be seeing a much more active ‘EatwithJess’.


I want to have fun. More low key, casual fun. Disneyland trips, (I used to go every week….Annual pass holder. I’m pretty cool. What can I say?! πŸ˜‰ ) Board game nights, explore the city, go hiking, find adventure, have fun movie marathons, travel, go ice skating, play laser tag, host a delicious baking party, fabulous brunches, oh man… the list can go on and on! I want to do it all. A girl can hope.


I want to learn more. About myself. Physically, mentally, and spiritually. To better take care of myself. I do want to exercise and eat better-for my health. (Don’t worry, Food blogging will not be affected. I will not only be eating veggies. We only live once. ;)) Cantonese (I’m going to be making sure I speak and practice more. Bear with me, folks!) And, learn more about God. It’s still so new and scary at time. But I’m taking it in one day at a day.

I want to dream more. I’m a dreamer. Always have been, always will be. I have big dreams and I know I’ll be making leaps, sprints, pole vaults and high jumps in 2013.


I want to experience more. Of everything. I want to take more risks. Live freely (Like her. My adorable niece. Who I’m thrilled to watch grow up before my eyes.) :) Be more busy productive and proactive with my time.


Basically, I want to live. More.

Thank you everyone for reading. I got so much positive remarks, love and feedback from you guys yesterday’s post- This Past Year. I wanted to write a little bit more today. I’ll be keeping them coming! πŸ™‚ This blog is going places in the new year too πŸ˜‰

Β <3 Always, Jess