Saturday, February 1, 2020

January recap

Happy February, ladies! The first month of 2020 has come and gone. January was an eventful month for us. Here's what happened last month:
Highlights of the month:
1. I mentioned in this post that one of my career goals for 2020 is to set aside time to learn a new skill (or two) to boost my career? Guess who passed the exam to be a Certified Scrum Master? (me!!!). If you're working in an IT firm that uses the Agile software development method, you would agree that a Scrum Master is the key to a team success. I am thrilled to have this certification under my belt. It makes myself more marketable in the job market. One goal is down. A few more to go =)
2. Madelyn's very first competition: She competed for the very first time a few weeks ago and she did amazing. I love this kid. She's full of energy. I hope she will always be a team player and give everything her best shot.
3. Celebrated Lunar New Year with close friends and family: The older I get, the more appreciation I have for these traditional holidays.
4. Tried 2 new restaurants this month: I am a total creature of habit when it comes to food. I can eat the same thing everyday. This year, I am going to make the effort to try new places. We tried 2 new restaurants this month. #1: Kitchen Social: This restaurant just opened less than 3 months ago. However, it's quickly becoming one of the top-rated restaurants in the area. I can see why. The food/service/atmosphere is amazing. We went twice in January and had such a wonderful experience both times. #2: Restoration Hardware rooftop restaurant: Another new restaurant just opened in the area. Being a huge fan of RH furniture, I was looking forward to dine there. It was such a let down. The food is so overpriced. The restaurant is super gorgeous but the food was just meh. I am glad I gave it a try but probably won't come back.
Purchases of the month:
1. Finally purchased this Gucci belt bag using my Christmas $$ from the in-laws =) I will do a review soon (also available here and here)
2. Found a pair of red trousers that I've hunting for years. The best part? They were on major sale right now.
Looking forward to this month:
1. Two birthday celebrations
2. Taking the kids skiing for the first time this season

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