HAPPY NEW YEAR January 2, 2016


my goal look for 2016- be stronger like Bumblebee


2015 has been one of a ride.

It’s not a year of a lot of milestone, and if I really look back properly, it’s not that a horrible year than I thought it really was. 2015 was a year I gained experience in life from different angles.


I am very grateful after living life of a 26 years old human being, had me realized that “health is irreplaceable” and though it sounds cliché “health is wealth.”  Therefore I quitted my job for the sake of my health and took a rest for months to recover whatever attack I’ve been through.  I started exercise more than I did after working life (specifically I hardly exercise after I started working in a contrast I’d always go jogging before classes back in the days.)  On top of that the main reason was I had this hard fall due to my wind coat sleeves too long, it’s got slick on the handrail, next thing I knew all these wedding guests were looking at me rolling down the stairs from 2F to 1F with my knee on the floor as an ending right before the weekend I began my career and indeed, side effects has tagged along these years. I am glad it started worn out last year after specific care and leg training. It’s getting better and stronger.  Exercise also got me through tough time last year, mentally focus and a fulfillment of achievement, I am genuinely glad this routine is back in my life again.


A friend in need is a friend indeed speaks about my relationship with friends. I know it sounds so ordinary than ever and isn’t that what friend is about, but a lot of time we forget simple things like that. I am grateful my friends were able to help me thorough some difficult times these years, and making memories we’ll laugh out when we are old. Some new friends even lend their helping hands and taught me “it’s alright to ask for help, because we always need help time after time, if you are able to raise hand for help, people are willing to ask you for help as well.” It’s something I learned because I dislike putting my trouble on others and is a person always better off solve things myself presenting the perfect being, yet I also learned it’s alright to not be perfect.  Alain de Botton from The Book of Life said “A lot of is – at heart – fear. We begin to work only when the fear of doing nothing at all exceeds the fear of not doing it very well… And that can take time.”  Though he said this under procrastination yet I felt it speaks of a perfectionism like me as well.  I am glad I joined a group of girls called “the BiG SiSTERS” whose ideal is there are a lot of stories from girls who just started out their career and is a beginner to 5 years stage of worklife, we may not be those successful lady that we read in everyday life yet, still we all have stories to tell as we are making the history of the 10 years old successful woman. It’s a place where young woman look out after one another and I am glad I made many new friends there out of my normal friend zone.  Another fun fact is, me and my ex-colleagues turned into each other’s cheerleader, it happens when you were on the same boat, and being senior than them, I am happy I am able to share a bit of wisdom of life I’ve walked through ahead of them. I believe god shape each individual a unique being, therefore it’s a matter of time we are in the right place or not, or yet, and don’t let others take us down just because they are olden that us, undeniably they have farther experiences than us, and that’s the truth, if they live 10 years longer than us and has no experiences to speak they must be insane as well, here’s to cheer being confident and speak up what is to believe.  I did encounter crazy, insanely people besides the good people I met last year. Many were the top from leading industry, and I was beyond surprise how cruel people get as they climb higher stairs. But one good personality I tend to have is- I forget those things easily. I realized these days though those hard times were very hard time at the moment, I tend to just remember the amazing harvest at the end. A word to myself 5 years later-  always stay true to yourself, be humble, and remember how it’s like being young.


For family, I am glad everyone was very healthy and we had family members visiting last year. During summer time my brother’s roommate during his exchange year in Barcelona, an extended Spanish family of us now came to Taiwan for 2 weeks. At the end of the year, my grandpa’s sister’s granddaughter came to visit grandpa from Nanjing the first time to get around the place my 93 years old grandpa has lived these 65+years and raise a family now currently growing into the 4th generation, we also have a new baby in the family right before Christmas! My grandpa always burst into tears sharing his youth story, he is beyond proud we live in a better world than he was in the old days. And I was beyond happy to be with him at the airport picking up my new older sister, because that tear he had was rejoice.

TIFF and

As for myself… as I grew older, I am able to let go regret feeling of decisions and choices I had to make. More able to accept and embrace what comes to me. It does sounds a bit contradiction, but this is life, choices of life.  I wish I do not hesitate like I did for these past few years for the sake of quarter crisis. It has been on for 2 years. Please let go of me. If anyone has quarter crisis doubt, feel free to leave a comment or contact me by email and we shall chat about it, I am a bit pro at this now, ha.

And this blog- it started out long time ago as a new year resolution in 2013, simply dump by me when I didn’t even have enough time to sleep from work. I am glad it’s back in the game again and cherish it a lot, as I have no idea it can reached out into making new friends in this beautiful world. The magic of blogsphere. Thanks to many of you leaving comments, sharing both our moments, and getting to live this wonderful world together each day in different side of the world. Thank you and you.  Hopefully we’ll meet each other one day by traveling!

My goal for 2016-

  1. get that exercise keep on going
  2. eat more, travel more
  3. be passionate about what you do
  4. learn a new language- keep that hangul and francais on track
  5. remember who you are, you are impeccable, strong and smart, live the moment, just enjoy!

Cheers for the best yet to come!

What are your 2016 plans?

x Tiff

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  • Reply Victoria January 16, 2016 at 19:50

    Happy new year to you too!
    Loving your blog

    • Reply Tiff January 19, 2016 at 13:30

      thanks Victoria! Enjoyed your fashion blog as well
      Happy New Year x

  • Reply Sileas January 15, 2016 at 23:11

    Agreed with everything you said! I don’t have any resolution (as I usually break them) except for living more consciously… Wishing you a great and successful year ahead!

    • Reply Tiff January 19, 2016 at 13:25

      the exercise one i always break them, but i don’t think i will this year, as i seriously felt so good after an exercise
      i guess we walked a lot in campus or run everywhere that we don’t really need this until the real adult world, blah
      wishing you the best, happiness, and prosperous year ahead Sileas! x

  • Reply Maddy January 6, 2016 at 13:41

    Lovely goals for 2016 Tiff! Happy new year to you! 🙂

    • Reply Tiff January 6, 2016 at 21:56

      Thanks Maddy! Happy New Year to you too!!!! 😀 x

  • Reply Kim January 4, 2016 at 12:37

    Hey Tiff, I’m sorry for the rough times you went through last year. Hope your health is doing much better now?
    I’m glad you were able to meet new people and make great friends as well as celebrating a new family member!
    Hope 2016 is full of growth and happiness for you 🙂
    Happy New Year!

    • Reply Tiff January 6, 2016 at 21:47

      Hey Kim, yup whole lot better now, mentally and physically 🙂 Hope doesn’t happen to you too, burn yourself in the working world.
      Thanks for your lovely wishes, wish you a happy fabulous new year! x

  • Reply Keri January 3, 2016 at 04:11

    Happy new year!! Hope 2016 treats you well!!!

    Enclothed Cognition

    • Reply Tiff January 6, 2016 at 21:34

      Happy New Year Keri! I hope you had joy of adventures in 2016 as well! x

  • Reply Elizabeth T. January 3, 2016 at 00:20

    Yes, happiness and health are irreplaceable 🙂 I’m glad you got some more time for yourself this year Tiff, and I wish you all the best for the coming year as well <3 Hope 2016 is filled with many new adventures for you, and I can't wait to read about them!

    XO, Elizabeth

    • Reply Tiff January 6, 2016 at 21:32

      Thank you so much Elizabeth! So glad to know both your blog and you in 2015!
      Yes, health and happiness is irreplaceable so don’t let anything get those things down!
      I wish you the very best in 2016 with your marketing and other fun adventures, enjoy!!!! <3 x

  • Reply annie lee January 2, 2016 at 23:24

    ohh do you speak hangul tiff?? how cool! hehe hope you have an amazing year filled with lots of travel and good food! xx

    • Reply Tiff January 2, 2016 at 23:34

      My new man is So Ji Sub, oh my mars he is soooooooo sexy!
      My first crush was Lee Min Ho, and remember Kim Soo Hyun we were discussing about?
      Anyway, I better get those hangul going, hopefully you can help me with it ..hehe


  • Reply Katie January 2, 2016 at 23:18

    Fantastic goals you have! Happy New Years, I hope it’s a great one!

    • Reply Tiff January 6, 2016 at 21:30

      Thanks Katie!
      Hope you had a great holiday and Happy New Year to you too!!! 🙂

  • Reply Nie January 2, 2016 at 22:49

    So cool your blog 🙂
    Happy New Year

    Fashion & Lifestyle :

    • Reply Tiff January 6, 2016 at 21:29

      Thank you Nie!
      Hope you enjoy wandering around the blog!
      Happy New Year!!!! x

  • Reply Suzanne G January 2, 2016 at 22:29

    I love your blog, very nice post ! I really want for this new year to travel, if I can haha !

    Also, Happy New Year, enjoy 2016 ! <3

    Suzanne xx

    • Reply Tiff January 6, 2016 at 21:17

      Thanks Suzanne! Hope you had enjoyed the holiday! And a fabulous 2016 for you, especially in traveling 😉 !!! x

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