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.
This has been one hectic week but we overcame it anyway. Hooray! Besides the occasional hungry/lonely meows from the 3 resident cats, our studio was relatively quiet as we worked doubly hard to meet deadlines and check off our long list of things to do. All week long, Jia had her creative goggles on while she buried herself deep in the design zone; clearing one commissioned work after another at the speed of lightning. At the other end of the office, Min was furiously punching numbers on the calculator and numerous Excel sheets while frowning disapprovingly at the pile of accounts backlog that was stashed at the back of her 'in' pile.
And we were in absolute disbelief that there were no good deals at all this week! Everyone loves a good deal and it's so disappointing to receive none! A little perk-me-up deal would have made our week a little better. Thankfully, the week ended well as we spent three good nights at the Chijmes event with our vendor friends. We love our vendor friends and we are so blessed to have met the nicest, kindest and warmest people. <3 <3 <3
Min: Have you ever experienced a strange moment in life where you know you have so much to do but you clearly have no idea what you need to do? With the wedding date drawing so near, I realised that I have been spacing out a bit too much even though I have tons to check off my list. I find it strange that I don't have any significant task for anyone when they ask me to delegate a role to them. Oh dear me, have I subconsciously turned into a passive-aggressive-controlling-Bridezilla?
Perhaps I space out too much because I have no answers to a lot of questions that have been directed at me of late: What's your wedding diet? You shouldn't be eating this donut/chicken wing/french fries/monster curry XXL rice/hamburger right? Aren't you gonna work out? Why are you not inviting XX and YY to your wedding? Can I bring my entire family, their extended family members and their pets to your small and cosy wedding? Where are you gonna put your 'tree like thingy'? Should we swop red velvet cakes for mango pudding?
Jia: I have been so swamped with work recently that my work-life balance is appalling. I am awake for way too many hours in the day and when I finally get to bed, the sleep isn't restful. I have just 4 weeks to complete all that I need to do (including planning and coordinating Min's wedding) before I jet off to South Korea with my family. I have too little time! I am not one who exhibits obvious stress signals but I think I'm in it. I'm in my high stressed zone. Sigh! Let's hope I get through the next week victoriously!
Has this week been kind to you?
With Love, Min+Jia.
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