About 2 weeks ago when Nicky and i visited Hatched for breakfast and me trying to do more on photography for work, i.e experimenting different angles and really toying with the idea of selling my D3100 for my coveted D90, since forever. Oh yes, speaking about work. Im on a mission to impress my superiors about my photography skills hahahahaha but so far a few nods, and of course, i know i have a long way to go. Work has been great, presenting me with challenges along the way, but most importantly i am learning so much in here. Of events, writing, interviewing people, photography and all the less glamourous stuff (i.e excel sheets and a lot of content reviewing). But perks come in the form of free pretty samples getting sent to our office and a kitchen smack in the middle for cooking and tasting purposes. It's been a month here and i really like the working environment, how creativity and excellence is encouraged. Certainly, there are my down days, and that's when i get home and watch The Devil Wears Prada all over to get the motivation kicking again.
Seen here is a men's clutch i made from scratch for our christmas gift exchange to each other. Last December i was really broke and figured that the only choice really, is to create something for him. Yet this dear boy here bought me a full leather classic Marc Jacobs wallet for me, leaving my gift to him looking sad and… pathetic. Sigh. I wasn't even squealing or anything when i opened the gift because though im always passionate for fashion, i don't really really want them unless i earn for it. This is just…weird. But of course, Nicky reassured me that this is just something he really wants me to have and he too knows that im just not the type that chases after branded goods mindlessly. This is something both of us have in common though we come from such different backgrounds; that style is celebrated in all forms, even if its just a pvc fabric clutch :')
This is really pretty amazing, how far both us have come. Just about a month ago when Nicky came to fetch me in his mini cooper after passing his driving license; both of us looked at each other and seeing how things have changed when two years ago he was just a senior in my college, and all the time we spent apart, till my exams were over, till now im working in an events/magazine company and both of us chasing after our own dreams, together.
I think this is the most i have spoken about the both of us here, stemming from both fear of disappointments and…can i now say, love? :)
Message to myself for this new year: to leave all the ugly behind, bringing only the beautiful, and keep moving forward.
Happy Chinese New Year to all, let it be a time of love, and only love, shall we?