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.
A lot happened in our studio this week.
One thing led to another and very soon, we will be moving out of our current studio and into a bigger space. This change has left us dizzy with excitement as we finally get a chance to design a studio that truly reflects us. The new studio has plenty of indoor and outdoor space that can accommodate our growing company.
A proper outdoor area means that we can work on building bigger props for our event styling projects with a lot more ease. We are currently sorting out the electrical, lighting and ventilation issues, making sure that we get sufficient natural lighting and good air flow. There will also be more storage for our stocks, props and art supplies. Yay to a neater workspace!
The best part of the new studio is the inclusion of Jia's kitty cats! The studio is pet friendly and we can't wait to have the kitties join us while we work. There will also be a huge pantry and Min is getting too excited about stocking it with chips while Jia has plans to cook healthier food... We'll see who wins.
In other news, we released a whole lot of goodies this week and we are so glad to get them out into the world! 2016 seems to be passing so quickly and the next thing you know, we would probably be working on our Christmas collection again!
Min: This has been another week of changes, with a lot of big and heavy decisions to make. No big decisions should be made after lunch/dinner because food coma is real. Jia and I bought a new printer after lunch and we spaced out when the promoter was trying to explain the technical specs to us. No idea if our printer is the best deal. Haha, food coma is destroying us and yet I can't stop eating.
My love for food led me to over prepare and over pack for Shakespeare in the Park last evening. The thought of a picnic made me so excited and I went crazy preparing for it. Romeo and Juliet turned out to be pretty good except that I can't get over the cast's modern dressing. I don't know if this will truly be their (SRT) last year running Shakespeare in the Park but I hope that Singaporeans will get more opportunities like this to enjoy plays in the future.
Jia: I started this week super annoyed. Our local postal service broke my zen mode on Monday with really annoying news which totally spoilt my day. On hindsight, I think I probably reacted too aggressively because of my incredibly short fuse with terrible customer service and my sharp tongue. Ever since (probably) 5 years ago, I made a mental note to myself to be a better and more loving person daily, but Monday's incident proved that I am pretty far away from my goal. Boo, me. I must do better! Kindness begets kindness.
This week, I also learnt that it is pretty difficult to type when one has a bruised pinky finger. My boyfriend is always saying that I have terrible to non-existent spatial awareness which is why I am always getting into the weirdest accidents. Well, I think I either pulled the muscle in my pinky finger or I jammed it into a wall while I was sleeping (it happens). The result is the inability to move my pinky without an aching pain. In classic Singaporean lingo - also known as Singlish - seriously, how suay can I get!?
Sending our love to all mummies out there and may you have a blessed Mother's Day!
With Love, Min+Jia.
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