New look in the new year

Happy New Year to all! I’m sorry for not updating in a while but really, I’ve been rather busy since I came back from Taiwan. Speaking of Taiwan, I’m afraid the photos would have to wait as I have a whopping 600+ of those to edit. Yes I know, that’s A LOT for a seven day trip. After visiting Taiwan, I have to say it’s truly a fantastic country to visit. One month on and I’m still having withdrawal symptoms. The weather, the food, the people… I miss them all! I’ll be back with my trip report very soon.

Anyway, I’ve been busy this Chinese New Year doing the spring cleaning and of course, giving my bedroom walls a new coat of paint. This year I managed to persuade my sis to paint the room and we did it together with the help of our mum.

Ready to roll – cans of paint and painting tools

Before – The mess before the painting work began

Before – Empty shelves and messy desk

We took one whole Saturday to complete the painting and let me tell you, it was hard work. I had two revelations at the end of the day:

  1. Don’t paint dark colours. You’ll find yourself having to do extra work by giving your walls a lighter base coat before you can put on the finishing coat.
  2. I’m not getting any younger. The one-day painting session zapped out all my energy. My whole body ached like nobody’s business the next day and mind you, we didn’t even paint the ceiling. *shudders*

After – Bye bye purple room, hello pink room

After – All items back to their original places

After painting the bedroom, I guess we won’t be doing any more painting in the near future. Hehe. Still, I’m glad we did it this year and I’m actually quite pleased with the outcome.

This year’s CNY holiday is a little short as I have to return to work tomorrow. Honestly, I’m so miffed by this. I think I’m going to apply leave next Monday just for the heck of it.

Before I go, here’s wishing everyone a happy new year and hope the year of the Ox will bring us more luck and prosperity. Huat ah!

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