Hello there! I would say “Hello 2021!” or “Happy New Year”, but it’s been 2021 for a short while now, so let’s go with hello, I hope 2021 is off to a good peaceful start. :) I needed to take a little step back from my blog last month as I’ve had a very full and packed January, in all the best ways. 2021 is off to a wonderful start for me and I sincerely hope that it’ll be a brighter year for you too. :)
I started the new year enjoying a relaxing NYE and long weekend, before returning back to the office for my last day at my previous job. Then I was very blessed to have a short two week break, which was such a luxury to enjoy. I packed my two weeks to the fullest – catching up with friends, ticking off places I’ve been meaning to check out, reading books and tackling everything on my day-to-day life to do list! After that (and this is still within January!), I started at my new job, which is something I’m very happy about!
Overall, I haven’t had much time to slow down, but on weekends I always pause and just enjoy the time off and let myself be, even if a lot of the time, I’m never as productive as I hope to be on the weekends. Anyway, that was just a long-winded way of saying that there’s been a lot going on and I’ve been grabbing moments of pause whenever I find them.
In the theme of slowing down (when possible), I’ve been meaning to share these snapshots from about a year ago now, when I wandered around Serene Garden located within Gardens by the Bay for the first time. It’s a beautiful open air garden attraction that’s inspired by Japanese zen gardens and it’s free to enter! It is incredibly peaceful and such a lovely space, you do sort of feel like you’re somewhere else, until you turn and see the view of Singapore’s CBD skyscrapers in the background. :) I truly love this place!
Have you visited the Serene Garden? I hope you enjoy this virtual wander with me and for everyone celebrating, wishing you a prosperous Chinese New Year and good health and success in the Year of the Ox!
Serene Garden, Gardens by the Bay
Opening hours: 5am – 2am daily
Admission is free!
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