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Family Speaks

Sister: I’ve grown fatter! Now when I walk, my thigh touches. It wasn’t like this in the past. 

Good Times Ahead

Singapore is currently entering it’s hotter season. I read on the news that the temperature rose up to 36•Celsius. 😱😱 I often ask my friends who lived overseas about surviving hot seasons in other countries. They said that it’s not so bad overseas because they don’t have as much humidity as Singapore. 

I can’t comprehend this. I have only experienced hot weather with humidity in Southeast Asia. 😟

But anyho, I recently caved in and bought a portable Akira aircon for my room.👏🏻 I share my room with 2 other people, so it’s extremely stuffy this time of year. 😩 I didn’t research on what aircon to buy. I bought mine simply because the Akira brand promoter was more pleasant compared to others. 👍🏻 

 

My room wasn’t designed with aircon (or technology😑) in mind, so it was hard finding a spot for it. The window, where I had placed the air vent, had gaping openings which I could not cover. 😧

Solution. I went to Daiso the next day, bought small wooden planks, glued all of them together and covered the hole. Still, there is this palm sized hole which i covered with the curtain. I can live with that. 😕
The portable aircon worked well for my needs. Not super strong since I let it stay on 25•Celsius , according to the energy saving tips the government sent us. However it was noisy and I was not expecting that. The demo at the store was silent and I thought it was like that. Apparently, it’s normal. And it’s a good thing my sister, who is sharing the room, and I didn’t mind the noise! 👍🏻👏🏻

My other big splurge for that month – or from my first salary, was to buy a $200 Linksys router. 🤑 I was very excited to finally be able to utilize my 1gbps internet speed. I don’t know if it’s placebo, but it’s definitely faster. 🤔

Before I went to set it up, I told my distant, recluse-like father about the router purchase. He got all excited and took over the set up! 🤗 I was like 10% annoyed because I like to be in control. But I’m glad that there is something my father can look forward to. Putting father over self. 😚 /win

However, the internet went down the next day and I had to reset the modern. 😑 So, in the end, I still took over. Oh well. 

But exciting times. I’ve stopped all the big purchases for this month. Next month, I’m going to buy a standing fan for my father, a menstrual cup and one other big purchase. 😱

Life is about progressing anyway.  🙃

The Month I became Jobless

I went on a month holiday to Thailand and Surabaya in 2 months back. I thought that when I get back there would be work for me. Unfortunately, that was not the case. ☹️ So for the months of December and January, I had no income. I’ve been relying on my non-existence savings, and borrowed money. ?

I wish I could say that I was very productive for the month that I’ve been jobless. I mean I have tons of things I want to do, I just happen to procrastinate a lot. ? The reason I didn’t look for a new job because I was holding onto hope that there would be still work from my previous job.

However, I did revamped my father’s room and I’m super proud of it ? – I should’ve taken a before-after picture.

He went away for 2 months, and I took this opportunity to tear down his room. Threw every furniture, painted the whole room and re-layout his sleeping area. I did this all by myself, gotten lots of shits from my grandmother for “not knowing what your father’s temper is like” ? , and went to ikea numerous times to buy different furnitures. For those without cars, just hire a gogovan. Saved my life twice when I bought furnitures that I can’t even carry. ?

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One thing on my master list is done. My next master project would be converting my storeroom into a bedroom. I’m sure it’s possible, I just need to figure out how first.

Other than the room, I did nothing. I tried learning to code on CodeUpStart and start a side project hoping that it would boost my online presence if said project takes off – but I haven’t find the motivation to complete the lessons ? . (I’m going to try and finish the lessons after this)

I attempted to design a new website for Ribbonhood, but I’m not sure how I want to brand myself so that did not take off – I did finalised a logo though ?. I also stared at Merhost for quite a bit because I know the site needs a refresh.

However, in the midst of all of these. I got a job! Yay me!

A Wedding in Surabaya

My first destination wedding.

The first wedding where I’m truly excited to go.

Cath was a good friend of mine in school. When I dropped out to pursue my interest, we lost contact. I thought to myself “There goes my friend“. 4 years later, I received an invitation to her wedding, along with the rest of the clique! I thought she had forgotten about me. I didn’t realised I was still considered a close friend!

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I was touched especially after I heard that she only invited a selected few.

I booked my tickets soon after and went to meet the rest of my friends. Boy did I missed them. I missed our conversations, the laughter and their presence. Not many people like the conversations that I like. But they do. Actually, only Prun, the rest just judged.

It was a beautiful wedding. Simple yet all out at the same time. Cath held a small wedding, but hired the best makeup artist in Surabaya, as well the top DJ. I’m sure there were a lot more but I’m not sure who are they.

The morning of her wedding, Cath invited us to her home while she prepared. It was a nice gesture for her as we get to witness her private life with her family. I even got my makeup done by a makeup artist!

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The wedding itself was beautiful even though it was in another language. My friends and I sat on the bench feeling proud to see our best friend walk down the aisle.

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A beautiful wedding.

Happy marriage to you!