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.
After consecutive weeks of hectic and hushed working in the studio, we finally had a slow week. Don't be mistaken though, we did not plan to slow down; it was never in our schedule! However, after the continuous waves of mad rushing, events, and the blazing heat getting to us, we finally fell ill.
Min was out of the office for a couple of days due to dehydration and a flu bug, while Jia was sluggishly and unproductively working on new designs with zilch inspiration. Thankfully, we got our acts together by mid week. We are still slowly regaining momentum and checking things off our to-do lists at a steady pace.
April is going to be another packed month with the usual studio deadlines, events, and more excitingly, a takeover stint at our new stockist - The People's Avenue Pop-Up Store at Orchard Gateway! We are still firming up the details and will release more information via our mailing list once the dates and deets are confirmed. Do also check out our Calendar of Events page for our whereabouts.
Phew, we can do this. April, we are ready for you!
Min: Boo, I caught the flu bug as well as the heaty bug. My body felt weak and my brain was pretty much fried and wonky for a couple of days. It must have been dehydration or something; I was very miserable. Everyone, drink water and drink tons of it! Water is the best thing to combat bad weather changes. And sleep too. I would sleep 16 hours a day if I could.
One good thing that came out of being ill is finally getting some alone time. I can't remember when was the last time I spent quality time with myself and my books. I enjoy being by myself very much but I'm also very timid. My ideal alone time includes someone else at home with me but giving me all the space I need. Work-life balance to me basically means 5 days of work and 2 days of alone time. *dreaming*
Jia: If you have been following our Sunday Stickies posts for a while, you would probably be familiar with me whining about "designer's block". With the symptoms equivalent to suffering from writer's block, I found myself completely zapped out of any good artful vibes and was trapped in a creative slowdown the entire week. I am totally attributing it to the intense heat from the previous Sunday's outdoor bazaar. You know bad weather is coming when the wind blows and all you feel is a wall of hot heavy air slamming into your face.
Now that I have reached the end of the week, I am finally feeling all good after nights of chilling with friends over dinners and a super awesome Vitamin C boosting facial. The next couple of weeks will be incredibly busy, so I am really happy to have relaxed a little this week. Let me just soak in the remaining hours of Sunday bliss before the work begins again!
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Are you excited for April? Tell us about your big plans!
With Love, Min+Jia.
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