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.
The week started off taxingly humid and hot which made us really sluggish in the studio. Along with frustrating meetings with our suppliers and some clients, you could say that we were having pretty meh work days. It was fast becoming one of those bad weeks where we just wanted to hibernate and drop our productivity level to zero. But! That would not do! So, in order to jolt some energy and positivity into our crappy mood, we made an impromptu trip across the border to hit up our favourite Korean restaurant for our beloved Naeng Myeon (Korean cold noodles) and grilled beef. Ah, that mid-week quickie day trip totally lifted up our spirits and we raced through the rest of the week feeling much better! Whee!
Thank you to all our new friends that we made over the weekend for The Local People x Shine Festival 2016 art market! Even though it was super warm, we had a great time and were so thrilled with the response of our new products. Yes, we have a bunch of new goodies that we have yet to launch online in our store. Keep your eyes peeled this week for new arrivals to come your way!
Min: After a series of frustrating meetings that wasted almost an entire good working day, Jia and I decided that we should treat ourselves to a tasty and comforting junk food lunch at 3.30pm. We got to McDonalds to find that they were promoting a new set meal! In all excitement, I went ahead and ordered a salted egg chicken burger, salt and pepper curly fries and banana pie. And.... it wasn't all that comforting. The taste could be better but nevertheless, I love Macs and I am contented to have junk food in my stomach. Anytime, any day.
With less than six months to the wedding, my boyfriend and I have started our readings for pre-marriage counselling. I did not expect so much readings and the fact that we both had to take an individual quiz to sort out our differences in family background, upbringing, personality, love language, expectations, and future plans. Woah, growing up is tough and having a successful marriage is as tough as it gets. I can do this!
Jia: Heat rash alert! Having finicky skin is so annoying as just the little bit of aggravation sets off long durations of itchiness and inflammation. With the weather being so relentlessly hot during the week, I often had wistful daydreams of submerging myself into an ice cold tub of aloe vera and just chilling for hours. If you ever felt the same way, I think you would totally appreciate the freebie wallpaper designs we launched not too long ago!
Now that we have officially reached the second half of the year, I am getting more excited about the different activities and events coming my way in both work and personal calendars. Just at the top of my head - I have four weddings to attend, a 10 year anniversary, plenty of birthdays and Christmas to celebrate, a personal project to embark on, and my family vacation to look forward to! I can't wait!
Round-up of June's Sunday Stickies: 5 June // 12 June // 19 June // 26 June
Are you ready for the second half of the year?
With Love, Min+Jia.
The humans behind honey&gazelle Design Studio. When we are not frantically working, we share our mishmash of thoughts on design, life, and love here. Grab a cuppa and stay for a bit!