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.
T'was a quiet week in the studio. Min was away on her summer Japanese vacation and I don't really listen to music if I am working alone in the office. However, it was not quiet on the work front at all. Despite us hoping that the studio will be packed and in a proper orderly shape in September, it is delivery season and delivery season means one huge mess. Boxes filled with new products and papers are everywhere and it is killing me!
We are working double-time to perfect the look of our Christmas and year-end goodies, which means a ton of emails and calls to our printers and sending back rejected goods. We are hoping for things to settle down quickly so that we can get our life and studio in order. A productive office is a neat office, but man, is it hard to upkeep!
(Direct from Japan)
Min: I spent the week in Kyushu and it has been amazing. Travelling to new places is always good fun. In light of the recent earthquake in Kumamoto and Mount Aso’s volcano eruption, many areas near Kumamoto were on high alert. This is my first encounter with a place that have just been devastated by a natural disaster and it is well… extremely heart-wrenching to say the least. Without a clue about the disaster, Google Maps led us right into the heart of the town hit by a volcano eruption. We drove around quietly as we tried to take in everything we saw - collapsed tombstones, empty onsens, crushed cars and houses, and roads filled with potholes. It was a lifeless town. Sigh, I have a heavy heart now…
Jia: About a month ago, I wrote about my strange non-obsession with Pokemon Go, so I thought it was time for an update! I am still not very enthusiastic about it but because my boyfriend and friends are, I am somehow still playing the game ever so often and my level is increasing ever so steadily.
Case in point: my phone was drained of battery multiple times during our event - the weekend market at Millenia Walk. My friends and boyfriend would whisk my phone away and catch numerous Pokemon all while I was serving customers. It was a rather eye-opening experience, watching throngs of people run towards a certain direction to catch 'em all. Sometimes, my customers would pause while browsing art prints to catch a Pokemon that has spawned right there and then. As for me? I am still waiting patiently for Sun and Moon to launch in November to go totally obsessed again.
Are YOU obsessed with Pokemon Go?
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