Norman Tan reflects on the year that's been, and the year that is to come, the only way he knows how — through song, of course. More specifically: John Lennon's seminal anthem, Happy Christmas (aka War Is Over)
Can you even believe it? Where did the year go? It was only back in April when we jetted off to Moscow to meet the eternally chic Mira Duma, dined on Blinis for breakfast, and snapped #ootds in the Red Square all in the name of "Buro Induction".
WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?
Well, quite a lot actually. Credit to the entire team for launching Buro247.sg and Buro247.my — something changed in the local digital landscape this year, and we're chuffed to be part of it. Also, I bleached my hair to platinum grey. So yeah, that happened.
ANOTHER YEAR OVER...
Highlights include: Celebrating our fearless leader/publisher/friend, Bettina von Schlippe's 50th birthday in her home town of Garmisch (who knew we would look so darn #amaze in traditional Bavarian gear?); heading back to my home town of Melbourne to celebrate a good mate's wedding (not to mention sussing out all the new cafés); and the entire Buro 24/7 Singapore team running riot in Bali to bring you the indispensable guide to that sun-kissed island (truth: we just wanted an excuse to sunbake and party).
A NEW ONE JUST BEGUN...
Before you know it, 2016 will roll around and so will the men's fashion weeks. Stay tuned to Buro 24/7 Singapore as we bring you the sartorial latest from Milan and Paris — all told through candid Snapchats, Tweets and Instagrams (why, of course). On a personal note, I'm looking forward to kicking back with stylish cats Esther Quek and Janie Cai, sucking down some slippery escargot, and looking like a constipated waiter sitting awkwardly at a Paris café. Attractive.
A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR...
It's time to celebrate, tuck into some fine food, sink your teeth into some croque madames (that's Christmassy no?) and generally have a ripper of a good time. You deserve it. Heck, we all need a break.
LET'S HOPE IT'S A GOOD ONE...
And I'm not just referring to #ootds and flat whites.
WITHOUT ANY FEAR.
Because we should always remember just how blessed we are. Thankful for all the people, opportunities, laughter, tears, and mind-blowingly crazy favour that has been 2015. So raise your glasses, and let's toast to 2016: It's going to be amazing.
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