2018 Bye, Looking forward to 2019

I don’t do throwback much. The only exception is to take stock of the year as far as my Social Media adventures are concerned. So here’s a quick account and some interesting things that happened.

Year of Learning:

Every year teaches you something new and this was the year of learning for me. Change was the constant thing throughout 2018. While I was wondering about some lost opportunities on personal and blog / influencer front and why I must have missed them, there were some new avenues which were totally unexpected opened up the doors for me!

Moral of the story – Trust God, have faith in your capabilities and keep going!

Documenting here some of the exciting happenings of 2018 for RainbowDiaries.

Travel:

We were among the chosen few who were invited to visit Resorts World Genting at Malaysia and its attractions for the whole family. Amazing weather, beautiful hotel, yummy food and so many things to do. It was a memorable trip!

Read my reasons why you must visit Resorts World Genting here.

We played with the Sun and the Sand before a few months in Montigo Resorts Nongsa in Indonesia. Vast expanse of Seas, Scenic Villas, pampering Spa and Foodie heaven – Montigo Resorts is another place that Singapore families must visit. Read more about it here.

We also went Camping with Pets and had a quick but Fun staycation with our Grandma at Orchard Rendezvous Hotel. While I will write more about our Outdoor camp soon, all the info about Orchard Rendezvous Hotel can be found on this link.

Aesthetic Health and Beauty Treatments:

I am always open to try out the technological wonders that benefit our health and beauty. Along side some of the best facials, hair, massage and slimming treatments from TOP-notch brands of Singapore, I also got my Dental Implants done! It was like a project and spanned across a few months.

Dr. Gerald Tan of Elite Dental Group is a magician when it comes to the most advanced Dental Implant treatments and am so glad that he did it for me. I have shared about this experience here. Do read especially if you have certain fear about Dental Treatments.

Another magic happened in the form of Ortho-K for my daughter. We got the treatment from the best name in Singapore – Titus Eye Care.

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Eeshaa has started her Ortho-K or #orthokeratology and NO MORE SPECS is needed during day. All she has to do is wear special Ortho-K lens while sleeping. It's like braces for your eyes 😁😍👍 As a mom, I think this is nothing short of a magic! I was very curious to know the thoughts of Eeshaa about Ortho-K – Coming from a 12 year old. Straight from the heart and unedited ♥️ —————- Ortho-K is a very advanced and innovative solution to the common and ever increasing myopia problem. Nowadays you can hardly walk by a street and see anyone without glasses or contact lens. However, Orthokeratology are not your everday lenses, putting them on at night will allow them to reshape your cornea and waking up with them and taking them off afterwards, will allow you to see everything clearly without glasses. – Ortho-K lenses are very simple to insert and remove. All you need is some practice. – You have to follow a certain routine for these lenses, which leads to maximum benefit. – I had gone to my school camp and couldn't wear them for a couple of days. I was still be able to see, a tad bit less clearly may be after 1.5 days. Although it is recommended to wear them regularly every night unless you are absolutely unable to. For me, these lenses have definitely been life altering. Ortho-K lenses will surely boost your confidence and your self esteem. The staff at Titus Eye Care have also been very friendly, considerate, helpful and instructive. I would have no idea what to do if it werent for them. All in all, you should definitely invest in these lenses if you are prepared to handle them, take responsibility, and then you are ready for a life changing experience. Let me or my mom know if you have any questions. —————– . Elaborate post on the blog #comingsoon

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For kids and adults with myopia, Ortho-K or Orthokeratology is a boon. Imagine wearing your lens only in the night while you sleep and whole day you don’t have to wear your glasses AT ALL?! Unbelievable but true. If you want to embark the journey of Ortho-K, check out this link.

Foodie

We love to eat. Cheers to all the good food we ate during 2018. Some of the gastronomic delights we tasted include Pavilion Banana Leaf, Alt Pizza, Pratawala, Vegan Burg, Shutters at Hotel Amara Sanctuary and so on.

Awards, Accolades and Knowledge sharing sessions

Who doesn’t like them? Awards and accolades validate the good job you are doing and motivate you to do even better.

Ahem ahem, not bad at all, isn’t it?

RainbowDiaries is stoked to be associated as a Social Media Partner with Zak Salaam India Expo which is one of the biggest, the oldest and the best Shopping Extravaganza of Singapore.

I have done it hundreds of times as a part of my job but on the blogosphere, this was my first time. I did 2 knowledge sharing sessions this year.

First was the Parenting Panel at Zak Salaam India Expo’s 24th Edition where I had a heart-to-heart chat with my Momtribe.

Second session was an online AMA session with DoctorXDentist. Wow! amazing questions people asked. Happy to help them to get rid of the fear of dental implants.

Sharing knowledge increases your own knowledge, I truly believe it. It was a joy working on these 2 sessions. Hoping for more such opportunities to host panels, conduct workshops and seminars in 2019.

Mom N Me Fashionista and Launch of SocialMediaMomSG.com

This was completely not on agenda at all. I have been doing events for fellow Indians in Singapore for quite some years through my FB group “SINdiapore” but who would have thought that Mom N Me Fashionista – our signature event will rock its season 3 this way? Telecasted on TV too!

Managing an event with close to 350 people when your initial estimate is 100 pax was such an enlightening experience. Fortunately with my amazing ladies Kavita, Sara and Anu, we managed to pull it off well. I was less bundle of nerves and more calm during this event somehow. Big learning again.

The encouragement and appreciation from the Momtribe made us launch a separate women-centric site SocialMediaMomSG.com. Lets see how it shapes up.

Global collabs

When you are online, there are no boundaries of countries and if your content is worthy enough, people across the world will lap it up.

It was a pleasant surprise to be a part of some prestigious campaigns from the other side of the world. Check out below:

  • Seniority.in
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{#instaslide} Surprise!!! Surprised my mom yesterday with this beautiful and useful gift bought from 🌐Seniority.in🌐 for her aching knees…and am happy to see her happy 😘 This ex-banker calls spade a spade and she loved this heating pad!!! Like she says in this video, it's great in quality and lovely packaging too. #SurpriseASenior 👵👴 I feel that elderly are just like kids and we must shower them with gifts just like we do for our kids. @seniority_india is an exclusive website where we can shop for products that seniors will love. Never knew that there were over 3000 products for senior citizens with hassle-free shopping for all health problems, fitness issues, hobby and leisure products. 👍🏻👍🏻 I must thank @seniority_india for helping me choose a worthwhile gift for my mom and giving her products that she truly needs. 👍🏻👍🏻 For my INSTAFAM ⬇️⬇️⬇️ You can avail a special 10% discount using my exclusive code Rashu10 on www.seniority.in ⬆️⬆️⬆️ Lets #surpriseasenior by shopping for them and their needs today. Mother's Day is almost here and Father's Day is not far 😃😃 #Seniority #LiveEvergreen #mothersday2018 #everydaymothersday #elderly #loveelderly #seniorcitizens #mymom #merimaa❤️ #mymomisthebest #momsarethebest #rainbowdiaries #indianblogger #bloggermom #indianmomblogger #motherhoodrising

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  • India Gate Basmati Rice

Reviews

I love to try out and review products and services that can be helpful for all our readers. Here is the list of some noteworthy and novel reviews that RainbowDiaries did this year:

Gaston Luga ClassyBackpack

Sudio Tre Earphones

Plano App for Myopia control

TireCare Revival Kit for Cars

Moneysmart.sg for choosing the right credit card

Parenting haul with Shopee

Family Time!

Despite all busy in their own worlds – Kids in their school life and Mom-Dad in office, I must say we managed to have good time. We took short vacations, watched movies, did some fun activities together and enjoyed ourselves whenever and wherever we can.

We brought some great giveaways for our virtual family because we believe that sharing is caring!

2018 was a Teacher! Taught me to find the way through obstacles with patience and faith, explore the paths different than the usual and to be receptive and ready. I’m very curious to see how 2019 unfolds.

Plans for 2019?! Nah, I don’t really make plans. Let almighty decide them for me and I will follow. Amen!

Here’s wishing all of you my dear friends a very Happy, Lucky and Splendid 2019.


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7 comments on “2018 Bye, Looking forward to 2019”

  1. Amrita Reply

    Your ortho K for myopia was a very helpful post. I will be checking with my doc about it.2018 was awesome for you. Hope it’s even better in 2019

  2. Papri Ganguly Reply

    Firstly Happy New Year dear . Seems like you had an amazing and fun-filled year. Hope new year will bring more joy and prosperity.

  3. Nisha Malik Reply

    Wow, you definitely had a great year. Be it professionally or personally, you seem to have achieved your goals. Great going. Good luck for the new year too.

  4. Mrinal Kiran Reply

    Seems like you had an amazing year! Family, fun, travel, beauty… A perfect combination!
    And thank you for sharing about ortho K, i don’t like wearing specs all the time, will check it out!

  5. Noor Anand Chawla Reply

    Happy new year to you! Seems like you had a wonderful year, and I hope 2019 continues to be wonderful for you and your family.

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