It's been a really good weekend. 😌
Flying off for work tomorrow so technically my weekend is over already.
But I feel all energised and psyched for whatever's awaiting at work!
This is what a good weekend does to you.
I'm not someone who can go on working without having time to myself or time with my close ones. I've always strived to maintain a healthy balance between work and life and I'd like to think that I've been doing well when it comes to that.
Friday night started with having dinner with my team at Harry's, to celebrate Aud's (possibly) last working day in our Singapore office.
It was a merry time spent talking about everything and anything, work related or not. We also reminisced about the funny/embarrassing moments throughout the years, and how this working relationship blossomed into friendship in the best way possible, which none of us saw coming. :')
It's strange that 5 years passed so quickly, so unknowingly, once we got attached to one another. It's difficult to put this sense of loss to words, or maybe it hasn't fully hit me yet.
What I know is, the next person who comes along, whoever it is, definitely has some big shoes to fill.
After a very happening dinner…
I went home…
To mop the floor. 😂
IKR. So auntie.
Is it an age thing??? The cleanliness of the house is starting to get to me recently. I like the idea of clean floors every day so I told my mum I'll help her do the mopping from now on! It's been a few months and I'm enjoying my new responsibility at home. ☺️
Met ZL after a good housework session and I was all 😍😍😍 to see him although we just met on Thursday.
It's rare for us to meet on Fridays la. Usually we either meet our own friends or stay home on Fridays!
We decided to just hang somewhere near my place…
And ended up at Upp Thomson.
Popped in and out of a few food places to check out their menus and ended up at a random cafe. Can't even remember the name now. Haha.
Speculoos ice cream on half a waffle. 😍 It tasted nice! And looked pretty too! Probably because I had zero expectations of it? 😂 Life is easier if you have no expectations. Especially when it comes to random cafes you decide to pop in on a whim.
"Waa the plating so nice. Got blueberries! And strawberries!"
"Yknow the flower is edible?"
"Yes I know"
"Don't bluff.. how you know?? 😒 you really know??"
Sometimes I only believe half the things he says because he's always bs-ing me.
Then he'll tell me I got no faith in him. LOL.
"Yeah you told me before! The flowers used for plating are all edible."
"Bet you only remember I said that so that you can use it to impress other people."
His memory when it comes to the words which come out of my mouth is very selective. And idk how his selection process works. It works in a myriad of strange and mysterious ways. 😂
We sat there for an hour or so just rambling away. Our conversation was a mix of lame bantering, mindless chatter and occasionally streaks of seriousness. I wanna say intellectual topics but HAHAHA never mind. Where got ownself say ownself intellectual.
I hope we never run out of things to say to each other.
Then he stayed over at my place because it was getting late and I got my "goodnight" hug and "good morning" hug.
We parted in the morning to go do our own stuff. I met my girlfriend for brunch while he went on errands with his family.
After my brunch, we met again and I followed them around for more errands.
Sometimes he asks me if I mind that we spend quite a fair bit of time with his family on weekends.
I do enjoy crashing in on their family time and I know that he'll get to spend time with them and myself, and not neglect either side. So it's a happy non-obligation, really.
After errands and dinner, we headed back to his place and errr did nothing much. 😂 We took a short nap together and his personal masseur (WHICH IS ME, LOL) gave him a massage.
And now I'm back home to prepare for tomorrow's morning flight.
I was in the cab home just now and I felt strangely sated despite the fact that we didn't do anything fun. Or romantic. Or checked out new places. Or anything out of the ordinary.
And I feel so weird to be feeling THIS contented and happy. Idk. Do I even sound coherent??? I used to long for activity-filled, action-packed weekends. I envied those who are always seen at new hipster cafes, or taking short weekend trips, or doing staycays. Do things that look good for social media.
I still enjoy doing those things, don't get me wrong. 😂😂😂
But with ZL, I can do without and still be perfectly happy. Happier, even.
He is my reminder that I don't need a fancy or excitement-filled or Instagrammable life to be happy and contented.
My weekends are now (mostly, except when I have word vomit like this) spent disconnected from wifi and social media and connected to the real world. And I like that. 💕
8.05am – on the way to the airport, got a flight to catch!
I really need to get my morning cuppa at the airport. 🌚🌚🌚
Enjoy Sunday, all you beautiful people! ✨💛
Before I forget… (but really how can I forget 😂)
LAUNCH'S TONIGHT! 8PM!
Full preview up already, hit our FB page for it!
Landed in KL! 😇
Anyway. I think there's no better time/way to say it so I'll just say it. Some of you might already have heard it from us, some of you might have guessed it…
TTR is having its very first pop up store in KL! 🎉
I'll share more details in time to come!
Because right now, we don't know when the store will be ready to face the crowd yet. Still in the mid stages of reno. Fingers crossed and praying that we'll be able to get on track with our planned timeline. 🙏🏻
Here's an advance HELLO!! 👋🏻 to all of you over in Malaysia!
For now, I'll keep my self destruction brain in check and not overthink things. 😂 @nakedglory sent me this early in the morning, so apt.
Otw back to our apartment from Ikea @ Damansara. Rain so heavy omg. 😭😭
We got ourselves a space here and the apartment is looking really cosy now, after we add our touches.. Gonna be doing grocery shopping at Giant later, might be cooking our own dinner one of these days!