Happy 2013

January 3, 2013  |  Life, Ramblings

In a blink of an eye, we are suddenly fast forwarded into 2013. The past couple of weeks have been a blur to me, mostly because my dad fell down (which made him lose 3 of his teeth) and then I suddenly became single again overnight, right before my Christmas trip to Taipei which I had to cancel because it didn’t make sense to go any more.

To be honest, the last 3 weeks totally sucked. It was possibly the worst 3 weeks of my 2012 where shit was thrown my way. I am so glad that I managed to survive it and raised my spirits back to almost normal again. It would be a lie to say that I was totally cool but I really want to commend myself for maturely riding through these 3 weeks with the support of my family and friends. It is in times like this where you know who really cares and I am really grateful for the good people in my life :)

Just wanted to take this opportunity to summarise the past 1 year’s events and benchmark it for this year’s.

2012 in a nutshell

The Highs

  • Travelling to Bali at the beginning of the Year.
  • Got into a relationship
  • Going to Bangkok with the HVPP gang
  • Acting in my first feature movie
  • Acting in my first drama
  • Getting started on working out and dieting, seriously.
  •  Stabilizing our print business
  • The world didn’t end on 21st December 2012
  • Restarting the blog
  • Discovering Dailymus.es
  • Finally hitting my ideal weight of 53kgs

The Mehs

  • Being in a relationship with someone who has incompatible values
  • Dad’s accident
  • Not enough travelling!


Reviewing 2012, it does seem like the year just breezed past me like that. I kinda feel like I have not done enough significant stuff with my life. And this makes me wanna make sure that 2013 counts!

On a side note, I did learn so much about myself and I would dare say that the greatest growth I experienced was in terms of my views towards relationships. I used to think that compatibility meant that we had many things in common or that he was passionate/hardworking/*insert adjective*. But you know what? I’ve been looking at the wrong things all my life. I didn’t care how they treated me as long as they belonged to my “type”. What a huge #fail IKR.

It took me to a ripe old age of 29 to discover that having a lot of stuff in common doesn’t equate to common values. Through this whirlwind relationship, I finally saw my relationship pitfalls and how I’ve been setting myself up for failure. I realized that I value trust, commitment, respect, love and I want to be with somebody who is at his core, a decent person with integrity.

No bullshit allowed, he is who he is, I am who I am. There is no need to pretend to be somebody else just to pander to each other’s whim and fancies. I want a relationship where I don’t have to live in constant fear that anything that I do wrong, would cause the other party to bail immediately (and vice versa). This often happens when two people are incompatible at their core. I just want to be me, live my life, create a life together and most importantly, be happy.

No hard feelings about this relationship really, I am still friends with the ex. And I am so glad that I managed to get this biggest takeaway for myself :)

To a better 2013!

*Ignore the messy room :P
Will get back into blogging about my health, fitness, diet and life ASAP!
Dionis, signing off.


About the author

Dionis is a computer engineer by training, business development manager by day and actress by dreams. She loves to chill out with a good book and a mojito. website: dionischiua.com


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