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When I registered my web domain in my tiny (but cosy) room in a 4th floor apartment in North Point, Hong Kong eight years ago, I definitely didn’t think I’ll be here a whole eight years later, sharing about eight years of citygirlcitystories.com! It takes myself by surprise sometimes too. I thought five years was a milestone, so eight years feels like a pretty big deal!
Eight years is longer than anything I’ve done so far. Longer than my time at university, longer than my years living abroad in Hong Kong, longer than any job I’ve been with, longer than my early ongoing career so far. While I was living through milestones and challenges on my personal journey, this blog has accompanied me for the fun stuff along the way and if you’re reading this, then the biggest thank you for being here!
Thank you for taking time to pop by and checking out my city adventures from Hong Kong to Singapore, thank you for taking my recommendations and thank you for those who have reached out with kind words and collaboration opportunities. I remain always grateful, truly.
Right from the start of citygirlcitystories.com, I knew that the focus of the blog was less on me and more on the cities I live in and the fun stuff I got up to or explored. Over the course of eight years, the blog has grown, shifted and expanded in the best ways, while hopefully, remaining the same at its core. :)
I’ve done a blog anniversary post every year, so this year, I thought I’ll share some of my personal favourite blog posts from the last eight years. I hope you’ll enjoy this trip down memory lane with me! :)
2014: This year, I graduated from university and then started citygirlcitystories.com! Here’s a throwback post exploring Stanley in Hong Kong. Stanley is one of my favourite spots in HK and the next time I’m back in HK, I’ll definitely be making a stop at Stanley!
2015: This post from 2015 exploring the “PoHo” neighbourhood in HK remains the most popular post of all time on this blog! I’m so glad that so many people found this post of mine. I hope you enjoyed exploring PoHo too. :)
2016: I decided to share my love for the humble egg waffle snack and wrote a post about it! This was around the time when the egg waffle really started to explode in popularity everywhere so I thought it’ll be fun to share about it. :)
2017: This was the year I said goodbye to Hong Kong and moved back to Singapore. So I’ll share two posts – one from HK at the Peak Galleria Observation Deck and one from SG at National Gallery Singapore.
2018: Here is a post from the Singapore Botanic Gardens, a place I went to a lot growing up actually!
2019: This year, I visited two of my most favourite museum exhibitions in Singapore! The Wonderland exhibition at the ArtScience Museum and the Guo Pei exhibition at the Asian Civilisations Museum!
2020: Visited the impressive Jewel Changi, which felt like an entire attraction by itself.
2021: Shared about one of my favourite bookshops in Singapore – Epigram Bookshop, which features a wonderful selection of Singapore titles!
2022: I’m always glad that I still have so much to explore in my own city and this year, I shared about the beautiful Yunnan Garden in NTU’s campus!
Eight years is a pretty long time to be blogging on the Internet I think? Especially in a world of ever evolving social media platforms. Thank you for being here and checking out my city stories. :) I hope they have, in some way, inspired your own.
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