Work, Hobbies and Dependents

Friday, 10 October 2008

Incredible number of things happening at the moment.

My messy desk at homeAt work, we're preparing for a new fund to be launched on the 28th this month, right after Deepavali. I'm once again pushing for the use of Basecamp to get everyone on the same page, and again, the adoption rate could be a lot better, and I do believe that if people made the conscious effort to, they'll discover a lot of features there that could make their life a lot easier.

Half-done paper cutting artwork At home, I'm working on 2 hobby projects: one is doing wedding invitations for a friend (my first ever stationery order, woohoo! :D) and the other, pictured here, is a real labour of love. I'll only say more once I've well and truly finished it. The only thing I'll let on is that I am going to be so, VERY proud of myself when it's done!

Han, Andrea and myself are down with a really nasty cough/cold bug. Han's got a cough, and so do I (and an extremely painful throat), while my poor Andrea has been coughing and sneezing and having a runny nose. 🙁 But despite all that, she still smiles and chuckles (albeit rather huskily) when she's awake. She also makes THE most pathetic little cries and whines when she needs a reassuring cuddle. Unbearably cute. We're preparing ourselves for Brandon to come down with something similar soon. :-s

I might be heading down to Singapore early next month! It's to attend a motivational seminar by T. Harv Eker, the guy who wrote Secrets of the Millionaire Mind. This is SO exciting! Firstly, I'm thrilled to have this chance to remodel my "financial blueprint", having read the book and already seeing the fruits of applying his principles to daily life. Secondly, it's been yonks since I've traveled, and by myself at that! Lots of logistics to sort out though, because I still want to make sure that Andrea doesn't need to take baby formula while I'm away (she has yet to have any at all! ;))

On another note, I've had several humbling learning experiences from going bald.

I've learned not to judge people based purely on their looks, after being on the receiving end of derogatory stares. Thankfully, this hasn't happened too often.

I've learned that most people are inherently kind.

I've learned to put aside my pride and just be myself in public. No more darting eyes or staring at my feet--a girl going bald is as discreet as walking an elephant through a shopping mall.

I've learned that I own far too much. Material things, I mean. For instance, I have a tub of hair mud, styling gel, hair serum, a nourishing mask... They're all unnecessary now, and upon reflection, so were they when I had a full head of hair. There are so many things I can live without--why did I buy so much?

My openness to people, especially strangers, has been reinforced. I've made some new friends out of people who couldn't help but ask why I'm sporting a crew cut.

And now, it's off to bed.

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