Wednesday, December 31, 2008

It's been good

In just a few hours, a whole new year will begin. And as i look back to see where all the time went, i find myself relieving a heavy sigh. Nudged within my thoughts were some what if's and what could have been. I don't always like to live with regrets but sometimes in life, it's not like we all have a choice. And when we do, we are often torn between them, yes... the irony of life.

So once again, i find myself preparing for a new journey; something i like to call as 'a probable future'. Probable because, along the way there we will be redirected by the people we meet and by the things that come to our lives; whether we like it or not. But at this point, i try to get the best out from every experience, always adjusting my view points to the positive side, and always giving another the benefit of the doubt. Instead of focusing on just wanting more to life, i've learnt to focus on the current and rebuilding it to gain more (that will also mean that i will be shopping less and thrifting more next day onwards!)

Come to think of it, I should be EXTREMELY thankful for how 08 has turned out for me. All in all, it has been a good if not great year. The family is well, friends are getting hitched, i conquered asia's highest peak and opportunities has been abundance. My perspective of life is getting larger by the day and i finally felt some sense of achievement in my life.

Resolutions aside, I thought i'll close the year with some of the memorable quotes and encouraging messages that kept me going throughout the year... Happy Blessed New Year to all of you who are reading this :)


"Yesterday is History, Tomorrow is a Mystery, Today is a Gift...
that's why it's called Present"

- Oogway, Kungfu Panda


"Forgiveness does not change the Past,
but it does enlarge the Future"
- Paul Boese


"At wit's end, think of the one thing you won't do,
and DO IT"

- Myself, Mission KK


Sunday, December 28, 2008

Made with -Heart-

As i was uploading yet another Project Love accomplishment, i realized that this would be my 10th bouquet! *pops the champagne* What's more, i also realized that i'm running low on single friends and soon i might just run out of wedding bouquets to make! Perhaps i should start researching on baby shower baskets now!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Tis the Seasons to be 'Practical'

Every year my little work department will have our very own little X'mas party with loads a food, gifts and fun. This year is no exception despite the economy crisis, though some of the gift wraps were kinda erm... economical...


Nevertheless, it didn't quite stop everyone from the spirit of giving and this time around most of the gifts were extremely practical and personalized! It's either something one can...

Wear!

or Use!

And of course, not forgetting all that wackiness :)


Sunday, December 21, 2008

Project: Love

-Inspirations-

A buddy co-worker is getting hitch this coming weekend and he asked me to do their wedding flowers; a bridal bouquet and couple of corsages for the groom and family. Since the couple gave me absolute freedom to decide on the type of flowers and style, i've decided that i'll give them a romantic red hue to match their wedding car decor which will be made by Waikhong. At this moment, i'm seeing a thick lush red carnations contrasts with some large reddish cymbidiums orchids or carla lillies... i might throw in some browns berries if they are in stocks :)

Oh the Joy!



In about a week or so, we shall all usher another brand new year. Another great time to do the "Out with the old and In with the new!". And having said that i have been diligently cashing in some of my used-in-good conditions stuff! (Going to Cash Convertor later to rid off some kitchen wares!)

The apartment's makeover dream is almost there and i could almost smell the brand new floorings and paint! But there's one major headache and that is the busted water pipe that's staining the wall... *farks* The wall in my studies is disgustingly patchy and ruined now *sighs* The damage couldn't have come to us at a better timing with so many events and weddings lining up, i'm poor just thinking about it! I think i better go check what else i can sell off later!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

I can't think of a title

I woke up this morning slightly confused because i've been waking up to a hotel room the past few days at ungodly hours of 6am for 5 days straight for ACM Siggraph S'pore. So i'm naturally relieved to know that i'm actually snuggling under my own sheets without having to rush to anywhere! And when i say rush, i mean RUSH in every single way. Rush to the conference, rush to eat, rush to pay, rush to the toilet and even rush to cross their freaking road because the drivers would be honking at slow paced crossing pedestrains even if the traffic light indicates the pedestrain walk! They certainly lived up to their kiasu trait!

But despite all that, i did manage to grab myself these lovelies for S$23 at Bugis street. I know... they were so similar to these right? :p But they were so pretty i couldn't bring myself to dirty it, so i grabbed these grey ones for wearing purpose!

Perfect for X'mas :)

Alritey, so much for me to catch up on with work since i was gone for so many days *sigh* I only have shopping to inspire and motivate me now while i keep my fingers crossed with all the deadlines that's being thrown at me before 2008 leaves *gulp* Oh, if you're wondering why my posts have been in shades of grey lately... well, it's all by coincidence... or perhaps, that is really how i'm feeling subconciously?

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Yesterday

I find myself counting my blessings, counting my savings, counting my patience, counting my shoes.

Blessings, checked, savings... erm, well... Patience, dangerously low and shoes, i can do more. Seeing that the savings count is forever running low, i decided that i should just screw it and reward myself anyway because i've had a tough week.

Maybe it was my freshly painted pedicure; everything looked fab and i was on the verge to do a clean sweep before hubba gave me the disapproving look which says a million possible things. But eventually he said, "It's not even nice." Brutally honest, so i ended up with just ONE pair.


Oh well, blessings checked, savings... erm, patience still low and shoes... i could still do more *sulk* :(

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Take a look around you

And you just might be greeted with an unsuspecting smiling face.

Photo taken by Project 3

The 1st December night arrived with a 'smile'. Friends texted each other to look up the sky. Come 2nd day of December and people are still talking about it, some took pictures, some thinks it's an omen, while i... i'm just glad i saw what i saw :)


The moon also smiled at