2012 Highlights


Phew.. what a year 2012 has been.

My 2012 Highlights

3 weeks in China, chocolate making, Inner Food (raw food) workshop, precious family time, Pastry Competition – my 1st ever public cooking ‘appearance’ lol, meeting Anna Olson. Some unforgettable highlights of 2012.

While I was looking through all these images, I was filled with gratitude for those who have been a part of my life this year, lending a hand and guiding me.

The top 10 most viewed recipes (according to google analytics) came as quite a surprise.. The Homemade Condensed Milk received almost 100k pageviews! That’s a lot of condensed milk fans out there. The biggest surprise is Shakshuka (which was posted just in december) received such tremendous views to make it into Top 10.

Top Recipes of 2012

From top left: Homemade Condensed Milk, Malaysian Chicken Satay, Moroccan Beef Tagine, Grated Beetroot & Carrot Salad, Penang Mee Goreng, Bak Kwa (Barbequed Dried Meat), Homemade Tomato Sauce, Thai Mango Salad, Shakshuka (Eggs Poached in Tomato Sauce) and Strawberry Crepes.

Besides these highlights, there are some challenging issues as well. Even though my health has vastly improved, there are times the fatigue relapsed, just like last week before Christmas. Personal relationship gone haywire. Family issues.

That’s all in the past now. I believe it’s going to be an exciting new chapter in 2013. I can feel that good things will come my way and I can’t wait for 2013.

I wish that 2013 brings you health, happiness and peace. I want to thank each and every one of you for reading my blog, leaving a comment and your encouragement, it means so very much to me.

Wishing you a Happy New Year with much love, Shannon


  1. What an exciting and fabulous year you have had!!!! You can tell by your beautiful smile that you are having fun! Keep it going girl! One of my cooking goals for 2013 is to make Bak Kwa. It just looks SO delicious and I am dying to taste it! I’ll start with yours. Happy New Year!!!!
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  2. What wonderful personal photos and such a terrific recollection of popular posts: thank you! Shannon, I do not mean to be trite, but stars must have been out of alignment in 2012. I know i had the worst year of my life and every third letter i wrote seemed to be composed to someone worse off than me. Only today two emails have arrived: one cancer, one benign but bothersome brain tumour: and I am not talking of the overly elderly! Whatever has been in the ether, we just have to wish it away and believe in our wishes – all the best for the year!

    • Happy New Year Eha (hope I’m not too late). I used to think that it’s just not my year when times were challenging. It sucks at that moment when everything just go wrong. But after it is over, it doesnt feel that bad. I have however come to realised that when times are challenging, there is a “tap from the universe” to alert me there is something not “right” in my life and I need to do something about it. I had another health relapse before Christmas, it’s another tap that I didn’t pay attention to my health & food intake. Same with money, relationships, and everything else. In a way, I’m grateful for these challenges because I’m given a chance to do something about it.
      Wishing you a great 2013

  3. Looks you’ve wonderful moment back in 2012. Wish you all good in year 2013. Gambate.

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