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.
We love public holidays! Any day away from work is a good day because we can finally rest, catch up with life, and spend time with the people we love. It has been a short work week and with a public holiday in the middle of the week, things were moving at snail pace in the office. Perhaps this is the exact reason for 5 work days and 2 rest days in a week. We feel that too many rest days in a week can result in real sluggishness and unproductiveness!
The public holiday was well spent in our opinion. Min went for a long walk at the park with her parents followed by a Hari Raya dinner hosted by a close Malay family friend while Jia went for a long overdue movie date. And all is good with a little rest! Our weekends are slowly filling up with Art Markets and events in July and August and we really are very thankful for rest days whenever, wherever! Phew!
To our friends and readers celebrating the holiday, Selamat Hari Raya! :D
Min: Quality time is my love language and I usually demand a lot from the people I love. Spending time with my parents over long dinners and long walks in the park makes me feel extremely cherished and loved. I love it when we talk and I love it when we don't talk - and that is the introverted side of me talking. Just being together makes me feel safe! With life passing by us so quickly, I somehow wish time will slow down for me to soak up everything.
My boyfriend travels a lot for work and though we see each other pretty often, sometimes I feel like we don't talk that much. It's puzzling. I get upset when he is glued to his phone or laptop when we are together. Such a waste of good quality time! Undivided quality time is important to me when we dine together but I can't help but to admit that it's hard to detach from our work commitments. Boo. I hope we'll work on improving the quality of our time spent together and slowly improving the quality of our conversations!
Jia: I have a love-hate relationship with public holidays falling on a Wednesday. Obviously, more love than hate, and not hate hate per se. It is more like a slight dislike. Having a Wednesday off makes Thursday feel like a Monday; my week feels like it restarted in double time. I always get thrown off and confused, with the need to perpetually glance at the calendar to remember what day it is.
But woohoo, for shorter work weeks and a midweek date! Being my own boss makes dating a little tricky as my schedule is always filled with work events (even on weekends) and I am usually too tired to do anything remotely exciting. My midweek movie date with the boyfriend was a long time coming and a wonderful respite from work work work. Cue heart eyes!
How was your week? Tell us about it!
With Love, Min+Jia.
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