These are dark times. So much has been going on – work, projects, preparation for the holidays. But it’s all finally over… well, sort of. 2015 has been one hell of a year. I’ve kept grounded longer than I thought I would, hung around to complete the things that I set myself to but now it has dawn upon me that I’ve been overly ambitious. All that I’ve done in the past months is just pushing myself to the limit, causing myself unnecessary stress and losing a grip on what it really means to live. It’s ok to give up on dreams, it’s not wrong to pursue it but the important thing is that I’ve tried. I haven’t failed, per se, but the light at the end of the tunnel seems real dim. The constant rush to reach the end point is only doing more harm than anything else. As the year is about to come to an end, I’m going to remind myself to be patient; and take it in my stride to suck it up if things don’t turn out the way they should.
Exactly this time last year, I fled from the group of amazing backpackers I was with to Bundi for some quiet time. I hopped on the overnight bus from Pushkar and set off to be away from everything just to collect my thoughts. Strange enough, in my hectic schedule these days, I finally have that personal time to stop and think through this insane year of unhappiness, dissatisfaction and mental turmoil. I guess all I needed this whole time was space; space to breathe.
Life is going to keep throwing challenges, but I will soldier on. Because looking at what I have right now, I’m one hell of a lucky person.
Poolside chillin’ on my day off
I found the best vegetable gyoza and garlic rice in town.
Watching the lights & flares on Orchard Road
While the world burns, our country continues to waste resources on power.
Buckwheat pancakes at Populus! Why do cafes put flowers in food these days…
CNFTT!’s project for a baby shower
That weekend where Val & I set up for a shoot only to have the skies open up and ruin everything.
Thankfully we brought everything indoors and still made it happen !
I also managed to kill my Ikea Christmas tree. Surprise surprise, this is a cactus killer here.
Making lunch with leftover party food.
Caught the Snoopy film with Danica, Snoopy’s #1 fan ! I was actually impressed with the mixtures of animation styles.
Back for more grub at my fav. pizza spot!
It rained so hard the other day that it flooded outside the office. Ponding paper boats it is !
Kaye also brought my some chai latte while we played with boats lol
TBWA Xmas party night ! My favourite interns 😀
Badass mahjong crew #squad.
That morning we had bubbly at 11am. WHOO!
That afternoon when my bento lunch looked quite photogenic.
No tickets on the launch date of Star Wars so I live vicariously through Snapchat
Mexican Potluck at Bea’s last weekend !
Sat chillin’ with his hideous Xmas socks
Pre-Xmas dinner was brought over to Jade’s since she wasn’t feeling so well!
I made them some DIY Tassle necklaces which were slightly fail but… hey i guess it looks alright.
Christmas season is so full of gifts & giving. Made a whole batch of granola bars for people at work
This is embarrassing but I’ve never had Acai before. Finally made myself one thanks to Shaun & Cin!
Making more hand-made gifts because #poor.
Sugar scrubs for the ladiesssss!
Xmas eve chillout and henna sesh after high tea. LAST WORK DAY OF THE YEAR!!
MERRY CHRISTMASSSSSSSSS !
Christmas brunch was simple toast, greens & a banana chocolate milkshake.
Yet another potluck dinner at Jul’s. The amount of food we had was MASSIVE.
Cards Against Humanity – The best fucking game ever.
So blessed to spend Christmas with these people ❤