It seems like a post per month is now the way forward given the increasing number of commitments I have to juggle with in recent months. At times, I fantasize about having Hermoine’s time turner necklace to duplicate myself with the objective of spending time with various people amidst building my career.
The last week of November was spent in Kuala Lumpur for a three-day training course which left me extremely tired after the plane ride. Though it was a short flight, I was so lethargic that I had to skip my regular volunteering session at WGS. The body is no longer like before where I could stay awake into the wee hours of the morning and take part in multiple activities within a day. I have to admit age is catching up. Haha..
Sneaking into December, the month of Christmas joy and sharing left lots of people in a holiday mood. I was no exception. As Christmas neared, work was not my priority. Another primary reason was that my emotions were thrown off tangent after a client lodged a complaint against me for something not quite within my control and my boss was not exactly happy about that. I’m still trying to get over this absurd episode which I hope will blow over soon.
And so, I indulged in some CNY shopping despite it being a season for Christmas. I spent a huge bomb on several dresses which I think will have to keep me company for a long time until the value of the dresses are deemed to be fully depreciated. Lol. For the first time, retail therapy really helped take off some of the negative vibes treading in my veins.
That aside, I was extremely happy to hear fabulous news from various people. On one occasion, my tears welled up in my eyes only because I was too happy. Such episodes rarely happened which goes to show I was overjoyed for my dearest friend :)))
Baby and I met up for her birthday celebration at Li Bai @ Sheraton Towers. We had Cantonese cuisine and a great time catching up. I thought the beef fillet was the best. Baby, I hope you had a wonderful time and enjoyed the courses we had :D *muacks*
Despite the commitments I have, I managed to spend some time exploring Gardens by the Bay. Another tick off my to-do list for 2013. I think I fulfilled my two items on the 2013 list – visiting SEA Aquarium and Gardens by the Bay. Yay! Thanks to my friends who created memories of these two attractions with me :)
On the eve of Christmas, RSPID held its annual Christmas BBQ. This time round, HS was more than a thousand miles away and so we held our BBQ at Shuyi’s place. A new pit and therefore, a need to adapt to the unfamiliar equipment. Burns~~~ There went our first batch of food. Oops. But the BBQ went very well still and all of us had a great time catching up with one another. Such gatherings are really useful avenues to bond everyone together amidst our busy schedules.
Round two BBQ came on Christmas day with a better spread of food and brand new company. A lovely night with extremely friendly and hospitable people. And Max the dog to play with us. I realised I aren’t as afraid of dogs as I had initially thought. Thanks to Daddy’s previous golden retriever, I believed it allayed my fear of dogs in a way. But I dearly miss Daddy’s best friend. Hope you are somewhere up there safe in the arms of the protector.
Hope everyone had a joyous and blessed Christmas with lots of happy returns! Happy Boxing Day!