A year older and so much happier

15:26 Yannie 35 Comments

Tomorrow is my birthday. Another year older, I am not very sure whether I am another wiser, but definitely I am so much happier.

I walk tall, I smile more, I let go easier, I forgive (but not forget) faster, I understand better and all in all, I am bolder in whatever I do and say.

My buddies in the gym suggested a pot luck party to celebrate my birthday. I politely turned down as I do not want to make anyone busy, and I am on strict diet after the Chinese New Year is over. I sincerely appreciate their kind thoughts.


I live my life to its fullest every day. I run, I swim, I go hiking, I do yoga and Zumba. My exercise regime is never bored me down. I surround myself with friends who love exercise as much as I do. I feel like I am the happiest person when I sweat in my exercise, so as everyone doing the same exercise with me.

I am very blessed to have friends who always care for me. I do not want to name them here, their kindness is kept in the bottom of my heart forever.


I love my two wonderful children. They never fail to make me feel proud. 


I love my husband too. He is still cutting fruits and leaving them next to me as my bedtime snack. He knows me well, I only love snacking on fruits when I enjoy Me time on bed catching up friends' update on social media. 

I wish myself Happy Birthday, I wish myself stay happy, stay healthy, stay slim and stay active forever. 

I don't want worries and stress. I don't want rich and famous. I only want happiness and health. 

Happiness is shopping, working out, sleeping, being kind, spending time with friends and family. 
Health is staying fit, staying slim and staying active. 

35 comments:

  1. Well said, Yannie. You have got your priorities right. Me too feel that I am a much happier person now compared to the younger me. I wish you all the best and Happy Birthday in advance!

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    1. Thank you, Phong Hong. You are right, I feel happier than when I was much younger, I am in love with myself more than I was much younger too.

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  2. Yes, when I read this post. Eh, am I looking at the wrong date or... actually I never forget your birthday is tomorrow. I did pass a pack of things for you to Ms Leong. Hope she presents to you tomorrow morning or the next day if she goes to your place.
    Happy Birthday dear Yannie.

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    1. I have training the whole day tomorrow.

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    2. Dear Angeline, thanks a lot for remembering this day. Thanks a lot too for your gift. Thank you for your kind thoughts always.

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  3. Happy birthday and wishing you an awesome year ahead. God bless, cheers!!!

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  4. Happy birthday Yannie.

    Jin jin knows you well. Lovely of him to prepared fruits for you to unwind daily.

    Yes, this is a good life

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    1. You are right, Kathy, to me, this is indeed good life that I shall not ask for more.

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  5. Happy blessed birthday Yannie!!
    It's sure very important to have attitude like you, 我们要有感恩和满足的心态 ;)

    祝福你一家安康快乐! <3
    还有,生日快乐,越吃越瘦,青春美丽!:p

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    1. 我们要有感恩和满足的心态 - i like this attitude too. Glad that you and me are thinking alike. Thanks Hayley.

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  6. Well said, Yannie.

    Happy birthday.

    I like your current hairstyle, you look like a young girl in her 18 with this hairstyle

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    1. Oh really? Thanks for your compliment, Libby.

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  7. My dad dotes on me and he used to cut fruits for us to eat too

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    1. I really appreciate such kind gesture. My husband will cut fruits for us to eat inside the car or when we watch TV together. I like this love act of him.

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  8. Contrary to you and PH, I prefer the younger me, I missed my younger days

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    1. When I was young, I live to please other more than myself, but now I live in the moment just being myself. I really love the now ME.

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  9. Happy Birthday Yannie, and many happy returns.. You look gorgeous ! Modern pretty mummy.. Very sweet of hubby to cut fruits, he knows your pattern and your routine.. Me too, with my "fatt tinn" temper and crazy nonsense, hubby can tolerate, paiseh..I don't want worry and stress too, but I do want rich+health.. Haha..

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    1. Princess Ribbon, thanks for your compliment. Yes, husband and wife have to tolerate each other weaknesses in order to have a long lasting relationship.

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  10. Happy Happy Birthday Sheoh Yan. May you always stay beautiful, healthy and happy. You have a very beautiful family and are so blessed. Hope you have a wonderful celebration today.

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    1. Barb, thank you for your kind wishes.

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  11. Happy Birthday Yannie!

    But.. but but but... "I forgive (but not forget)" <- this is the most scary words for any person to hear. I will make sure not to cross your path in the wrong way! :/

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    1. Hahaha! I am just being honest. It is hard to forget how people make you feel, right? Not too worry, not too many circumstances that would trigger me to lose my mind, you won't be that LUCKY.

      Thanks, RG.

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  12. Happy Birthday to you! May you be happy, healthy, slim and active forever! You are looking good in photo 1.

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  13. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YANNIE!! wishing you all the beauty, health and happiness you want.. 祝您青春美麗, 花容月貌, 美艷動人, 傾國傾城, 沈魚落雁, 性感撩人.. Miss Universe also need to stand one side!!

    great that Yannie is feeling contented with what you are having now, you have two lovely daughters and a loving husband who make up a proud family.. you also have a bunch of great friends you know in the gym sharing the same interests as you, you also have a gang of wonderful blogger friends whom know online.. life is so blessed with so many beautiful people around you..

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    1. Thanks SK, I will rate "祝您青春美麗, 花容月貌, 美艷動人, 傾國傾城, 沈魚落雁, 性感撩人" the best birthday greeting in the year for me. You know me more than Jin Jin now. Hahahah! Thanks a lot, SK. You make my day.

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  14. Happy birthday to you!! A very well written post. I enjoyed reading it.

    Btw, you still look great, young and pretty. Keep it up. May all your wishes come true. God bless you and family.

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    1. Thanks Rose for your compliment.

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  15. It's great to be ourselves and be happy rather than be rich.
    Have a wonderful birthday!

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  16. you are very active! keep it up with your happy and healthy lifestyle and a very happy birthday to you!

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  17. Happy Belated Birthday Yannie.
    You are definitely a happier, healthier and wiser person. All this will bless you with luck and long life to carry your great grandchildren someday.

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  18. Sorry..I am a bit late to wish you, Yan. Nevertheless, wish you a Happy Belated Birthday. May you stay young, fit and beauiful as always.

    I love your cheongsam. Very oriental feel.

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