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.
There is nothing better than working in a space that is spanking clean, neat, and orderly. Frustrated with the accumulating mess and overjoyed with the fact that our shipment of furniture had finally reached our studio, we started work at the insane hour of 6am on Thursday to dive headfirst into a packing frenzy. A little more than four hours later, along with cartons and cartons of rubbish, we finally had a clean and organised studio space again! Phew, we are so in love with it and we hope that this state of neatness will last for a very long time.
It must be the conducive space working its magic but we had a super productive week filled with fresh ideas, completion of projects, and positive client meetings. It is going to be a hectic end half of the year for us as we start to accept bigger responsibilities and larger-scaled projects, all while juggling more events and a wider retail product line. Ahhhh, we are a little nervous and a whole lot of excited. Wish us all the best, yeah?
Min: Woah. Just when the post-Africa-full-body-rash is healing nicely, my face decided to go crazy on me. My skin was so irritated after a facial appointment on Monday and for some strange reason, I decided that slapping my face would make it feel better. So slapping and scratching I did. In a couple of minutes, my face was completely red, blotchy and bumpy. Thankfully, Jia's idea of patting my face with a cold towel worked almost immediately. The irritation stopped after some anti-histamine and Jia's cold towel therapy.
Sigh. When will my skin ever look good? Going vegetarian for lunch for the rest of the year could really work out for us as we make a joint and conscious effort to eat better and healthier. Perhaps our bodies will really thank us for eating right by giving us radiant and clear skin. Or perhaps, it's time for a full detox. Shall we do it next week Jia?
Jia: I am not fluent in Mandarin at all. I am terrible at reading and writing it, which is why I have shied away from Taobao for the longest time. Even when my friends were gushing about how cheap everything was, I was doubtful and hesitant. I tried looking through the website once and all I got from it was a massive headache. However, as always, things change.
My always fabulous and effectively bilingual partner, Min decided to take the plunge to order some stuff from Taobao a few months ago and holy cow, was it a pretty awesome decision. After learning that a couple of our friends had furnished their entire homes with Taobao with great results, we ordered some drawers and cabinets for our studio. The furniture came in this week. Let's just say that I am a convert. Where can I sign up for a lifetime membership? Or rather, where can Min sign me up for a lifetime membership?
Tell us - how was your week?
With Love, Min+Jia.
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