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.
Hello, November! We are pretty psyched to be entering into the eleventh month of the year as it means that Christmas is just around the corner! This week was all about the start of Christmas preparations. We launched our Christmas collection - new products will still be added throughout the first two weeks of November - and started our little elves workshop in a panic.
We are terrible procrastinators when it comes to packing our products. It is such a long and tedious process that we drag our feet and sigh dramatically whenever it is time for packaging duties. We have boxes and boxes of new products stacked in a corner of our studio that we just turn a oblivious blind eye to until it is seriously time to start packing. When is it seriously time to start packing? The day before we launch our products. Yep. That means hours and hours of frantic packing all whilst cursing under our breaths that we should have totally started much earlier. Sigh at us. Sigh!
This week also saw the start of our Christmas events - both private and public events! We were invited to join TripAdvisor's Christmas Bazaar during their lunch time on Friday and being huge users of the travel portal, we agreed without hesitation. The TripAdvisor people were so lovely and hospitable! We had a great time there. Thank you, TripAdvisor!
Next week is going to be really exciting as we join the festivities on Orchard Road on Saturday. The road is going to be closed for the Christmas Light-Up and we will be hawking our wares right on the famous road! Please pray for clear and sunny weather as there isn't any wet weather plan for now. Do come down and say hi to us, if you are in the area! Here are the deets:
Christmas Street Fun
In the middle of Orchard Road (Tangs area)
12 November 2016
4pm to 10pm
Min: Ugh, I had the most dramatic and horrific week ever. On Wednesday, the train broke down and I couldn’t get to work the usual way.
My journey to work looked something like this. As there was no train available, I had to take a bus. I got to the bus stop and found out that I had missed the bus and had to wait 24 minutes for the next one. The bus arrived with a full load of passengers, so I had to squeeze my way up. There was a guy at the door who refused to move. Even after I tapped his shoulder and said ‘excuse me’ politely, he did not budge. He alighted at the next stop and proceeded to call me a ’stupid b*tch’ while everyone stared.
The bus driver drove off quickly but since the bus was packed, I had nothing to hold onto. The next thing I knew, the bus took a quick turn and I lost balance. I fell on 3 men who were standing behind me and again, everyone stared while I apologised profusely. Some time later, I accidentally grabbed another man’s arm instead of the bus handle. He wasn’t very pleased. Needless to say, I am now ready to change my face and name.
Oh, and the series of unfortunate events just kept on coming. All. Week. Long. It. Never. Ends.
Jia: I have had dry and sensitive skin all my life and taking into account that I have been on this earth for more than two decades, it is pretty alarming that I still do not have a handle on the situation. I was battling with severe dryness all week and in embarrassing honesty, it was stressing me out!
My eyes were so dehydrated that they started getting massively swollen, red, raw, and itchy, and my face was peeling away like the process of shaving ice into patbingsu. I have been massaging my face with jojoba oil and putting thick layers of aloe vera as a mask to calm my skin. Let's hope my skin balances out before I fly off to South Korea in a couple of weeks.
Does anyone have a good eye cream to recommend for sensitive eyes?
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Are you happy that November is here? Any plans? Tell us!
With Love, Min+Jia.
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