Monday, December 31, 2012

Remembering 2012

I have been blogging since 2006, it was a quiet and peaceful blogging journey that I grew tired of and eventually put away my "pen" in October 2011.  It took a turn in 2012 and I am thankful for the burst of energy injected into my blog bringing it to a higher level.

This burst of energy came along after I joined a group of mummies who love to blog, they love sharing their experiences in their every day life from motherhood, parenting, work, love, children, family, friends just to name a few.  I am of course talking about these wonderful mummies from Singapore Mom Bloggers.  Without them to share their passion in blogging I would not come out from my shell to produce so many interesting posts, some which are so close to my heart and baring my soul for all to read.  

I took a big step with my blog by hosting Foodie Fridays linky on 17 August 2012.  I have to thanks Adeline for giving me a huge push by suggesting this and together with Regina gave me all the encouragement and the confidence I needed to start this linky party.  I was very happy to see many mummies joining the linky, some of them are even regulars since day one.

And with both Adeline and Regina's endless encouragement, I started Starting Primary One series and Festive Fare blogtrain.   Truth to be told, I owe both of them a great deals for being there when I was frustrated and unsure of the directions I want my blog to go.    Both of them helped me to jumped over every stones I stumbled upon, which otherwise I would have given up or shelf my ideas yet again.  Thank you Adeline & Regina!

I was exceptionally ecstatic on 20 September 2012 when albeit some glitches with the domaine name host, www.dinomama.com finally came "alive" taking it to a new level.

If I were to choose the best post for 2012, it will be Loving My Spot (in Singapore ) - Bras Basah Complex.  I was made to go back to the significant place in my childhood, Bras Basah Complex, with the purpose to "just take a few photos for the post" but I was caught in the memory web, though with camera on hand my mind was in the same place many years ago, over whelmed with the events that happened back then.

I have accomplished a few things in 2012 which never in my wildest dream that I will see myself doing it.  I cook regularly for the family, bought a few cookbooks, surfed the net for meals suggestions and tried out new recipes.  It was satisfying to get thumbs up from both DinoBoy and DinoPapa when they taste the dishes I prepared.  Wait, there is more!  Lo and behold!  I baked!  Goodness me!  Though my 1st attempt of Strawberry Shortcake was a failure, I persist and eventually I feel confident enough to bake my 1st mini cake recently.  I am sure that there will be more cooking and baking to come.

This December I was being roped in by Alicia to work together and produce a series of Advent Activities to share with every one.  It was something which I have no clue but with her explanation and a little bit of researching on the web, I got the idea.  Along the way, while researching the meaning of Christmas I learnt a little bit about it which I did not know before.  Thanks Alicia for the opportunity to do something different this Christmas!

I have documented my blog's significant journey under Our Score Sheet, looking at the events I am proud that my blog has evolved into something much better.  

With 2012 coming to an end in another 30mins, I am putting all the wonderful events into my Memory Box, locked up and placed in a safe place in my heart.

Thank you 2012, you have been good to me and my family.  You made the pass 12 months a memorable journey.

10 comments:

  1. So nice to have known you from SMB too Jenn. May the new year ahead be even better than 2012. Cheers to more wonderful memories ahead :)

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    1. Glad to meet u from SMB too =) Yeah! More good stuffs for all of us!

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  2. Am so happy for you Jen! It has been a year full of achievements and I hope that you will have more inspiration to do what your heart's desire in 2013! Thank you for mentioning me in your post. We all need a listening ear, pat on the back and a push to do things sometimes. You two have also been there for me that way too. All the way Jen! Allllllll the way!!! :D

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    1. I'm so happy to know you =) You balance me lah. Me ish the bull type, u the regal one hahaha~

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  3. Very well done Jen! You are now and henceforth known officially as the Food Linky Blogger in SMB. Hur hur hur... :p Thanks for partnering with me on AA and helping me with the technical glitches. I truly appreciate your wonderful suggestions and kind gestures. *hugs*

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    1. Thanks Alicia! Let's partner again soon =)

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  4. Nice to know you from SMB too. Looking to see your blog reaching greater levels in 2013.

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    1. Nice to know u too Dominique. Thank you for the many help you have given to me on how to push my blog to a new level.

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  5. Wah! Really a huge achievement for you Jennifer! :D And I am really happy to get to know you from SMB too! Ah.. can I Jen u? lol..

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    1. Yes Connie DEARIEEEE~~~ You can call me Jenn ^^,

      Glad to know u too, most importantly we click lah. we are the crazy heck care mum! lol

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