101 Small Things to Be Happy and Grateful For in Singapore

Published on Jan 01, 2020

Welcome to 2020!

It's a new year, a new decade... a new everything.

Starting a new year can be refreshing but pressurising at the same time.  If you're one of those who feel a little stressed out by all the festivities and pressures of the new year, remember that sometimes, its the little things that make you happy. 

Need a little help to refresh your memory and find some things to be grateful for?

We've got you covered.

1. Waking up with good hair day

Pastel Pink Hair by The Bund

The Bund @ Ang Mo Kio

2. Get piping hot teh terik or coffee for less than $2

Teh Tarik

3. Making a sunny side up half boiled egg without breaking the egg yolk

Perfect Sunny Side Up

4. Hearing the ice cream uncle ring his bell below your block

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5. First in queue to Shake Shack

Shake Shack in Singapore

6. Get crispy prata at RK eating house

7. Having a roof over your head 

8. Eating Mama's signature dishes

9. Your Grab driver arriving in under 3 minutes (from the time you hail a ride)

Finding Driver on Grab

10. Having durian for dinner

Eating Durian in Singapore

11. Seeing a rainbow while you're still in office

12. Getting your hair coloured galaxy 

Galaxy Hair Colour by Leekaja

LeeKaJa Korean Hair Salon

13. A wet doggy lick on the face to wake you up

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14. Seeing the Sunrise during your morning run at Macritchie Reservoir

15. Snap a photo of sunset at Marina Bay Sands

16. Relaxing while you're riding the train or bus

17. Enough money in your EZLink Card to take the train / bus

18. DJ reads your song dedication on the radio

Song Dedication on Radio

19. Winning free movie tix on Power 98

20. Watching your bank account balance go up after payday

21. Found a seat at a cafe in Tiong Bahru (after getting your hair done at the instagrammable Koinonia)

Koinonia Salon

22. When work ends earlier than expected

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23. Winning 4D (even if its just turning of profit of 50 cents)

24. Getting a seat on the MRT after a long day at work

25. Catching the last bus home (wah, lucky no need to grab)

26. Enjoying a Ramly burger at a local pasar malam

27. Successfully getting rid of stuff on Carousell

28. When someone you like swipes your photo right on Tinder

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29. When a crush says yes to your dinner invitation

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30. Your loved one says YES to a lifetime together

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31. Getting a priority HDB queue number

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32. Bumping into an old friend on a vacation

33. Your friends comment on how you seem to have lost weight

34. Free Drinks on Ladies' Night

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35. Getting a hair colour under $100 for all hair length

Cheap Hair Colour at Bump Japanese Hair Salon

Bump Japanese Hair Salon @ River Valley

36. Watching a movie at a near empty movie theatre

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37. Being able to fit in your old school uniform for alumni night

38. Going for a medical check up and finding you're all OK

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39. The doctor falls for your MC trick

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40. Getting that toy you've been wanting... after trying less than 10x on that claw machine

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41. Playing Bishi Bashi with your bestie

Bishi Bashi Game

42. Playing Tourist at Haji Lane

Haji Lane

43. Getting a gorgeous hair colour at 99 Percent Hair Studio afterwards

Silver Hair Colour at 99 Percent

99 Percent Hair Studio

44. Finding money when you forgot you put in somewhere

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45. Remembering to bring an umbrella for a rainy day

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46. Getting a dry head massage after a tough day at work

Dry Head Massage at Branche Hair Salon

Dry Head Massage at Branche Hair Salon

47. Looking Chic after a Short Haircut 

48. Treating yourself to a mani-pedi on an off-day

49. Go for after-work drinks at Keong Saik

50. Managing to squeeze an eyelash appointment at Keong Saik right before / after

Natural Lash Extension at Allongee Japanese Beauty Salon

Allongee Japanese Beauty Salon @ Keong Saik

51. Big warm hugs, just when you need it

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52. Finding a facial therapist who actually works 

Before and After Acne Treatment at Apple Queen Beauty
Before and After Acne Treatment at Apple Queen Beauty

Apple Queen Beauty

53. Going on vacation

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54. Go to Jewel Changi Airport even when you're not flying

55. Enjoy the view atop a cable car in Sdentosa

56. Walking barefoot on the beach in Sentosa 

Baby Walking on Beach

57. Enjoying the sunset atop Henderson Wave

Sunset at Henderson Wave

58. Stealing a kiss under a mistletoe (even if its not christmas)

Kiss Under a Mistletoe

59. Enjoy art pieces while getting your hair done at Fluxus House 

60. Having a Japanese expert colorist colour your hair without leaving Singapore

Japanese Hairstylist in Singapore

Colouring by Top Japanese Colourist at Shun Sakurai

61. Being genuinely happy for someone

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62. Having someone be genuinely happy for you

63. Doing a kind act

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64. Losing your wallet / phone and having it returned to you

Found Lost Wallet Meme

65. Completing a 10km marathon / half marathon / full marathon

66. Working out without feeling pain

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67. Successfully doing a handstand after practising for a long time

68. When your package arrives the next day after you order

69. When you go home and you're greeted by a package you've been waiting for

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70. Finding clothes that fit you perfectly

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71. Driving into ERP zone 1 minute after ERP ends

72. Finding Free Parking 

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73. Finding Carpark Lot in a Crowded Carpark

74. Eat Michelin Star food for under $10

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75. Seeing someone open your gift

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76. Plus points when they love your gift

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77. Being able to pour out your heart and soul to someone

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78. Confessing your love / crush to someone and he/she reciprocates

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79. Having a shoulder to cry on when your crush doesn't

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80. No Jam when driving to JB!

81. Finding your favourite things 3x cheaper in JB

82. Connecting to other people even when you don't speak the same language

83. Having a Korean stylist perm your hair without taking an airplane

Korean Hairstylist in Singapore at Pro Trim

Pro Trim Korean Hair Salon

84. Having a Korean do facial for you at Civasan in Singapore

Korean Therapist Doing Facial at CIVASAN

85. Your security guard says that your face became smaller

Face Correction for Slimmer Face

86. Going artjamming with friends

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87. No CNY Surcharges at Your Favourite Salon

88. Finding First-Timer Promotions at a new salon you've been wanting to visit

89. Learning to cook your favourite food

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90. Seeing your child for the first time

Baby photo

91. Hearing your child say I love you

92. Laughing at a joke that make you bowl over

93. Receiving a birthday card from a friend you haven't heard from a long time

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94. Taking a photo for your spouse at 70

95.  Watching Fireworks in person or on TV

Fireworks

96. Jumping crazily on the bed during a staycation

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97. Head to Mambo at Zouk... and see so many of your same-age friends there

Mambo Jambo

98. Bouncer asks for your ID... even when you're above 30

Mr Bean

99. Finding out that your favourite artiste goes to the same hairstylist

100. You found a new telegram channel / website streaming your favourite Korean drama

101. Realizing that you alone are enough. 

Self Love

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