I wrote a list of stuffs that I’d like to achieve in year 2012. Now that we are half way through the year, let’s do a little reflection:
- Launched the long awaited BC project early this year.
It’s my dream project that I have in mind since 2009, but didn’t have the courage to start just because I thought I wasn’t good enough. The mind is good at tricking at me!
- Two new projects on the way.
We have been delaying on this, again, never learn from the past experience. Duh. But, we took the plunge to focus on both in June. Lots of learning, fun and… fights as well. We’re near completion stage now, so yay!
- Travel to Hongkong and Macau with the girls.
When I travel with my parent, I’m the Daddy-girl no matter how old I am. When I travel with my husband, I’m the princess. Basically means, I don’t need to carry heavy luggage whatsoever. I’m spoiled. Taking this girls trip is sort of a personal growth to me and such a memorable trip with the great companion to visit Disneyland.
- Hello, Dentist.
Had a crazy toothache and after dreading to visit dentist, I finally went and had two session root carnal treatment. Crazily expensive and painful. But now I can eat ice-cream and other cold dessert without tooth-pain anymore.
- Grandpa passed away.
Being the first grandchild in the family, I was showered with lots of love from him. He brought me to the malls and took the kids’ amusement ride, watched dolphins show, ate durian at the lake side (my love towards durian is a history now), he gave me courage when I failed to get rank #1 in the class, lots more memory. He was such an active person back then, with the morning jog and walking most of the time. Until 5 years ago when he had stroke and was bed-rest. I flew back home for his funeral; it was sort of a big family reunion. To quote my high-school teacher: wedding and funeral – this is when all the family members get to gather in one room, which is true.
- Europe trip – NOT this year.
Highlight of this year was supposed to be the dream trip to Europe. But a bigger priority came up and we got to scrap this plan off the picture. Not baby – still not in the picture yet.
Pre-wedding anniversary photoshoot
Nothing’s wrong with our pre-wedding photos. Okay, scrap that off, it’s conventional, model-alike-pose, and we hate it now. So, we signed up for a photoshoot package during a bridal expo last year. The photoshoot was done, we have selected the photos too but didn’t bring a pen-drive so now we have to wait until end of July before we can get a copy of the photos.
Comparing the bridal that we engaged in Medan (2009) and KL(2012):
- For make-up skill & result, gowns collection, services, comfort level of the make-up chair/changing room/bridal shop: the NYart bridal in Medan wins!
- For post-photoshoot services such as choosing photos, album arrangement, Photoshop color, etc: the KL bridal wins! Cause they ask customers opinion instead of going with the general way.
- In Medan, we went to the highland for photoshoot, around 90 minutes drive. We went early for make-up at 6am if I remember it correctly. It made us have plenty of time for shooting and have lunch. The photographer, assistant and make-up artist drove their own (company) car while we went on our own.
- In KL, we went to somewhere with 2 hours drive. We went for make-up at 11am just because their store open at 11am. By the time we arrived the destination, it was around 2 or so. No time for lunch until we reached home at 9pm. The photographer and make-up artists followed our car. With our props, the camera gears, gowns, etc, it was so cramped.
The bridal that we engaged in KL is still the conventional type, no likey. If we were to do it again, probably next year, we’ll look for a freelance photographer, find the dress, do the minimalist make-up ourselves, and take the time!
As we deal with the bigger priority in #6, I can feel that our life is sort of settling down which freaks me out. I crave for certainty but when it comes, I long for adventure, uncertainty and such which makes me feel young I suppose. Fortunately we have #2 to bring us on the roller coaster ride again.
All in all, the first half of 2012 has been nothing short of amazing; with good and bad news, that’s life.