Wednesday, January 2, 2019

2018 RECAP , HELLO 2019 !!!

Flat-lays by Me

Hello, everyone~ 

How are you? Do you miss me? Hihihi...

Yes  I know, I've been away for quite a long time from my blog. 

I just don't know what is happening to me. I think, I have shared before in my post >>>  A SIMPLE UPDATE - WHAT IS HAPPENING TO ME 

Therefore, I will not talk about that, you can just simply click on the link above to read more about it, okay? =)

Woah~ I just can't believe it that we are in 2019, guys. Next year, it will be the Wawasan 2020. =)

Actually, I wanted to publish a post about beauty products. But, since a friend of mine just sent me a message today told me that TheDuckgroup is having a contest. All we need to do is just snap a #duckplanner front page that stated " HELLO 2019 " and we can just simply post the picture on our Instagram feed. So, that is a little story about how I really wanted to talk about 2018 recap and my wish or hope in 2019. Oh, and because of that, the #duckplanner Flat lays is here on my post. What do you think about my Flat lays? hihi

Alhamdulillah, 2018 was a great year for me. Yes, I do have the hardships that I face in 2018. But, all I do was just keep positivity vibes in me and Alhamdulillah I've been surrounded with positive family, friends, followers, viewers and people.  So I'm truly thankful for all that. <3

Without further ado, let's see why 2018 a great year for me. 


I'm glad that I have really a great husband and families who always being supportive in everything that I do. 

As for friends, I'm glad I've had friends who are really positive and motivate me to go forward. 

And, I have made lots of new friends. Seriously, I'm really happy to get to know all of you. 


I've got promoted this year !!! Alhamdulillah. I've been working with Standard Chartered Bank for 8 years. No, 9 years actually because of today already 2019. Hahaha.

Even though sometimes I do felt that I wanted to quit my 9-5 job. But, seriously I still love my job. And, I love my old team ( ITT TEAM ) and the new team ( FEA TEAM ) as well. To be honest, they are not just an officemate to me but like my second family. 


What I can say about this part was I'm totally happy this year as I travel quite a lot in 2018. 

Here is the list of the country that I've been to:
- United Kingdom ( actually it was year-end holiday precisely )
- South Korea
- Singapore
- Penang ( can this consider too? Actually more like visiting my Grandma )
- New Zealand
- Singapore again 
- Pulau Belitung, Indonesia

The best part, I've got a sponsored trip to Pulau Belitung, Indonesia by MTN Getaways. Seriously, I'm totally happy when I received this kind of sponsored trip that I really wished for a very long time because I love to travel. Thank you MTN Getaways for the great opportunity.

Through travelling, I've met lots of new friends, either in real life or media social /virtually. Everyone such a great people who love to share their experienced and story. That's was awesome. 


I can see that my blog and media social platform are growing. Even though, 2018 was my #bloggingslump year. But, alhamdulillah I've received lots of guest post, product reviews ( mostly I've posted on my Instagram account ), free gifts, event invitations ( but, I do not accept all of it due to my 9-5 job timing  sob sob.  Oh, yes , I've only went to TheDuckgroup Movie's Night in Dec 2018 ) , sponsored trip that I've mentioned above , become an Althea Ambassador ( I'll blog about this in separate post, okay? ) and lastly, I've created my Flat-lays account @Trulybynia . 

Again, similar like when I'm travelling, blog and media social makes me met lots of new friends that have the same interest with me. The best part was they shared any knowledge that they know and I've shared mine to them too. The sharing moments is tremendously great. I love it !!!


I can't remember if I ever shared about this on my blog. Never mind, I just shared a short story about this okay? =)

At first, this account was created because I just wanted to share all of my Flat-lays collection. Nothing else came into my mind. As time goes by, the account become Flat-lays + Bookstagram since I love books too even though I'm a slow reader. hihi.

Oh, seriously, I totally love bookstagram community. The community was huge and awesome. Again, through bookstagram I met lots of new friends that love books too. I'm a slow reader like I've mentioned but this bookstagram community totally motivate me to read more books every month. They are not comparing with each other at all. In fact, they gave me such a supportive and kind words. #myTBRlistisgrowingmorehighernowbutimhappy hihi

If we talking about engagement, to be honest, my Flat-lays + bookstagram account (@trulybynia) is much better than my personal/travel/lifestyle account ( @nadiaizzaty.nia ). Most of them will drop by not only will click on the like button . But, they are dropping comments and having a conversation with me. I love that kind of engagement. 

By the way, one thing that I never expected happened was through my flat-lays account, I've made a side income. That was a great thing ever happened to me. Actually, at first, I never promote about flat-lays service and etc. Usually, I only accept flat-lays service among my close friends only. Then, one day, a brand DM-ing asking me, do I providing flat-lays service? And, I asked my husband and he said just give it a try. It was a tipping point for me. But, seriously, I just don't like that person because for me they are just rude and not appreciated what I've done for them. I do feel sad at that time but I sit back and reflect myself what I should change and improve. Maybe, myself have flawed while providing them with my service. After all, I take it as a lesson learnt.

Alhamdullilah, now, more brands are hiring me for flat-lays service and I am so thankful for all this rezeki Ya Allah.  =)    #soireallyneedaplannertomanagemytime

My Flat-lays service logo


I won't do some goal list like my previous years because I don't achieve it at all every year. Hahaha.

So, what I hope for in 2019?

I wanted to be a better version of me. I want to learn something that I really passionate about. Most importantly, I really need to work more on my time management. That is why I will be using #theduckplanner this year. Insyaallah .

Quote that I love to end my post today.
Do what ever makes you happy . Do what you love to do and everything will run smoothly . Ignore what negative people talk about you. Keep yourself surrounded with positive people who motivate you to be a better person. Take every negativity as lesson learnt. Keep on sharing knowledge with everyone. Be kind. 

Wish me luck for the TheDuckGroup #duckplanner contest. =)

That's all for now.

Thank you for reading and Happy New Year, all~  <3


  1. What a lucky year for you. So many experience that u have been created it. Hopefully this year will be consistent to achieve your dream goal.

    1. Thank you for dropping by at my blog. Aww~ you are so kind. Thanks dear for the wish . I hope I could achieve my goal target to improve myself more this year =)

  2. All the best Nadia, and happy new year :D

    1. Farah~~~ I miss you. How are you dear ?

      Happy new year to you too <3

  3. Your other instagram is so beautiful and I hope your flatlay business can flourish more in 2019!

    1. Awww~ thank you Rasya for always supporting me. Insyaallah . Doa kan ye , Rasya. I hope I can meet you in Japan this coming April . Ameen . =)

  4. goodluck for the upcoming years!

  5. Alhamdulillah rezeki 2018 Nadia. Happy New year! 😍
    Moga tahun ini lebih baik do whatever makes you happy

    1. Alhamdulillah . Thanks Husniey for the Du'a . Insyaallah . And, wish your 2019 also will be better than 2018 . Aminn. <3

  6. Good luck on the contest nadia and I always adore your flat lays <3 let strive better for 2019! :D

    1. Thanks Eyqa for the goodluck wish. Awww~ thank you <3 Alhamdulillah you adore my flatlays. I will be more better in future an improve more in creating more great flatlays. Insyaallah . Aminn. Wish all the best for your 2019 too . <3


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