Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Youth is wasted on the young.

Certainly the case with me no matter how hard I tried to ignore the fact.

Age 18-24
I was in Uni. Doing nothing but watching TV series, sleep and be miserable.

Age 24-27
Working my 9-5 job, up to 10pm most days and weekends, watching TV series and sleep. No more time to be miserable cos at the time I'm head over heels in love with my job.

Age 27yrs up until now.
I'm working my 9-5job
I do private tutoring on the weeknights
I climb weeknights and weekends
I learn language
and now at 31, I have pet a cat. (not that it relates to the topic, I just like mentioning it.=))

Sometimes when I got tired after my long day and tutoring session, I just told myself, I'm making up for all the time I wasted on that 6 years.

But imagine if I could tutor during my uni time. Could've earn some pocket money.
Imagine if I had climb during my uni time. Could've had at least 4 years worth of climbing time, and probably even have opportunities to compete in Comps and Games.

At least, I did learn Mandarin in my uni time all the way until now. That one bit is consistent.

Could've, Would've, Should've.

Youth is wasted on the young.

Saturday, May 05, 2018

Our Post-Wedding Part 2 The Red Songket

Second part of my shoot was a special one. My mom (and I) wanted to wear this Red Kebaya, for outdoor photoshoot during my wedding. But we could not do it at the time so we do it a year later. 

At first we thought this was the same kebaya my mom wore on her wedding reception on my dad's side some 33 years ago. 

It was said to be a gift from my Opah (my dad's mom) to my mom. And believed to be worn also by my Opah during her weading. Seems to good to be true rite?
But in the end, after checking back old photos, it is NOT the same dress. However my Opah did gave it to my mom as a wedding gift. As for whether my Opah did wear it on her wedding day, we still haven't asked. But at least we knew the Kebaya must be at least 33 years old and still in pristine condition.
Says a lot on the quality of Songket made 30 years ago. So here are the photos.

(One that my husband is wearing is rented from a local boutique, not easy to find the one that could match the old kebaya though, so we just make do with whatever on the rack)

Our Post-Wedding Part 1 - First Anniversary

It's been a year, how time flies.
For our first anniversary, we decided to do a post-wedding photoshoot since during our wedding we didn't really managed to have one.
Also we planned to wear my mom's songket at the time but no time for outfit change and an elaborate outdoor shoot since we have to rush to prepare the reception venue after entertaining guests at our solemnization at home.

To be honest I'm really happy we did this and happy with how the photos turned out.
Im not gonna share a lot in social media cos I would just spam everyone's timeline with our post-wed photos so im gonna post it here since I know it wont bother a lot of people.😅

Saturday, March 03, 2018

Indonesia Trip JUL2017 - Raja Ampat

This was actually a trip planned for clearing up the annual leave balance that I had after my resignation from my previous company. And also we got a gift certificate for a 3D2N stay in Bali for our wedding and being me, I definitely wont just settle for Bali, hence Raja Ampat came into picture.

I've wanted to go to Raja Ampat since Palawan. It's a similar remote island with out-of-the-world marine life. But after researching, Raja Ampat is way more remote and undeveloped than Palawan and way more complicated to get to. Also way too pricey to go alone.
So I put Raja Ampat on hold until the right time comes.

So we went there on July 2017.
I'll just post pictures. I've feel like I've been talking a lot about this trip.
It was the kind of trip I liked, the ones that you have to took multiple flights, ferries,boats, vans.
The ones that make you sweat, and tired by the end of the day. The only difference was this time I have someone I could complain to along the way.
But I will write about the difference of travelling alone and with a partner in other post.

Now I will only show pictures.

In a way I'm glad that the place is undeveloped because we could enjoy the Island without having to share it with thousands of other visitors.
The life there was very traditional and low-key.

The only thing I don't like about the undevelopment is that the safety is also way below par.
Raja Ampat has been known to be divers heaven, and most divers knew how to swim, hence the boats have only one or none life vest on board.

I used to have life vest handed to me before jumping off the boat in my previous snorkeling trip, but the one they had on my boat in Raja Ampat is an old and worn life vest with broken clip-on that is also way too big for me. So note to self, LEARN how to swim.


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