Sunday Stickies is a column where we reflect on the past week and pen those thoughts down on sticky pads. Expect notes to ourselves and others, advice, reminders for the week ahead, quotes, and anything random actually.
Happy May Day, or Labour Day!
Eeks! It's already the fifth month of 2016? Where did all the time go?
As mentioned in our last Sunday Stickies, we were determined to have a slower week as April was just so exhausting. This week, we decided that we have had it with back aches, shoulder aches and neck aches so we went for a session of Tui Na massage. It wasn't Jia's first time, so she was prepared for what's to come. On the other hand, Min was extremely skeptical. Our bodies were probably stocked with a lifetime's worth of toxins and knots caused by bad postures because we kinda died during the massage. It really shouldn't be called a massage since it was such a back-breaking experience.
And just like that, we endured 90 minutes of pure pain and torture. After the massage, we drew the curtains, stared at each other and laughed. We looked totally hideous with our crazy messy hair. The pain was not over yet though as complete soreness came over us the next day. Min went hysterical and insisted that there were bruises all over her back, like as though Street Fighter Ryu had hadouken her back continuously.
It is now Sunday, and truth be told, we feel so good. All sorts of soreness and aches are gone for now, and we feel much taller. Those with constant back aches and whatever aches, you may want to consider going for a session or two. It works! :D The relatively slower week was great for our wellbeing and now we are ready to rock May!
Min: Well... it was a pretty boring week with almost nothing eventful for me on the personal front. I'm glad to have fully recovered without taking medicine or going to the doctor. Yessssssa, just tons of water and rest. Mint water is the best cure. And maybe the crazy Tui Na session really did help to rid excess toxins from my body. Now that the toxins are out, I guess it is time to celebrate with a pack of chips, fries and waffles! Hooray!
Speaking of food, I had a major success in the kitchen! I still can't believe that I managed to whip up a beautiful looking tamagoyaki. There was so much excitement going on because I had successfully recreated one of my all time favourite dish! I started giving out the tamagoyaki wedges to everyone in my family in pure zest. Honestly, I cannot remember the taste of the egg now. Was it good? Mmm, not sure. But it sure looked very pretty. Achievement unlocked!
Jia: Ahh, I love the decidedly slow week idea. I was feeling totally drained the past month, no thanks to working overtime and sleeping only three to four hours daily. I made up my mind to fix my sleeping schedule this week and after six-ish hours of sleep every night and the insane Tui Na session, I am feeling much better! Now I just need to try to get eight hours of sleep daily and I think all will be good with the world again.
Just the other day, I was thinking to myself that despite the advanced mobility of telecommunication and the widespread use of social media, meaningful communication amongst humans are still severely lacking. If we could all speak honestly and openly with tact and wisdom with each other, I am pretty sure relationships will grow stronger and work processes more efficient. So, in the month of May, let us try to share our thoughts purposefully and effectively with the aim of nurturing relationships, shall we?
As usual, at the start of the new month, we love to round-up the links of all the Sunday Stickies posts of the previous month. This makes it easier for you to find a post that you missed out on!
April 2016's Sunday Stickies: 3 April // 10 April // 17 April // 25 April
What do you have planned for May? Are you excited for the new month ahead?
With Love, Min+Jia.
The humans behind honey&gazelle Design Studio. When we are not frantically working, we share our mishmash of thoughts on design, life, and love here. Grab a cuppa and stay for a bit!