Sorry for a New Years post a few days after Jan 1st, but things have been a little rough over here in the Becky household. I ended up going in and out of the hospital the last few weeks of the year and I was too tired to do anything but sleep and sometimes eat. (You can watch this video to see more about that.)

But to help my recovery along, Azhi and I went to get milk tea and sat and reminisced about the year. I’m slightly anal very organized and I keep a meticulous diary, habit tracker, to-do list etc. I actually make my own diary, it’s called a Bullet Journal, and unlike most people that start one, I actually continued using it everyday.

So now at the end of the year I have a lot of data. Here are some of the results:

Books read: 67

Movies watched: 119

TV Series watched: 62 (full seasons, not just a few episodes)

Countries (and autonomous regions) visited: 7

Days I took 10,000 or more steps: 170

Days I did creative writing: 177

I also spent about 2 months total sick this year, not only did I start and end the year in the hospital, but I had major cold and flu’s throughout. 2018 was clearly not the year of health for me.

I feel both slightly proud and slightly embarrassed about how many hours I wasted watching movies.

But I did a lot of amazing things. I started my Youtube channel (please subscribe!), I was hired by China Plus America Facebook page to make videos about my life in China (in fact they hired me again for 2019, more on that soon!), I organized a successful foreigner training camp in China, had another Becky Cup, met and interviewed top badminton pro players. So I guess a little poor health was a proper price to pay for such a full year. I’m a lucky gal.

You can watch my video about my year in review here and have a happy new year!

And I can’t let the new years pass without saying thank you to you! With all my other writing and, blogs and youtube channels this blog has gotten slightly neglected, but


Autumn · January 3, 2019 at 8:03 pm

Good to see you are back on your blog and on your feet! Congrats on your new gigs, too! That is awesome.

Do “To Do” lists count as bullet journaling in advance?

Gloria Diaz · January 25, 2019 at 5:46 pm

Becky, I am planning to move to Xiamen soon. Would you be willing to meet me? My email is

I played badminton as a kid and would like to start again!

bazzi · March 6, 2019 at 7:30 am

good to see youre recovering, lets watch more movies in 2019!

Becky · April 2, 2019 at 4:58 am

Sorry I didn’t see this comment sooner. Yeah! Feel free to email me!

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