Sunday, 31 January 2010


It's been a few crazy weeks at work, mostly because we're organising a 4-day working trip to Jakarta for tomorrow. Alot of it took a long time to arrange, and there were some last-minute changes that made it all a huge headache! Especially for me, since I'm the one who's organising all the small details like that ;___; I'm just glad that the main part of the organising bit is already over with - all that's left is the trip tomorrow. I'll have to pray extra hard that there aren't any major crises during the trip itself. I'm hoping my good luck will hold up till Thursday!

It's actually a public holiday tomorrow for those of us with offices in KL, but because of the Jakarta trip, I don't get the holiday :/ But it's okay - a little more work hasn't killed anyone, after all.

On a happier note, my mum said that if this Jakarta trip goes well, I can get a new kimono!! *thrilled* Not that I have to get permission to get a new one, but maybe I can get one of the more expensive ones this time~ :P

I know I've kind of been on a kimono hiatus lately, due mainly to the sudden lolita craze I seem to have caught, but a couple of new magazines (and maybe the promise of a new kimono XP) have brought me back! Yay! :D

I've been wanting to dress up in kimono for a while now, and I did have some time to myself yesterday, but I chose to clean out my room instead. Haha, when sorting out my kimono closet, I noticed that I seem to have amassed a huge amount of sakura-themed items lately ^^;;; Even the new Noren curtain I put up has a sakura theme on it!

Not so good for seasonal dressing, but I've heard that this style/type of sakura pattern is accepted as an all-seasons motif since it's Japan's national flower.

I did have time to put together a cute outfit with the new (sakura-themed :P) kimono that I got at Akihabara Japan Products in Singapore last year! I'm hoping to be able to wear it next weekend ^_^ It'll be the only free time I have before March, because Chinese New Year is on 14th February this year, so that's one weekend gone, and the next weekend, we'll be having our annual CNY party. The weekend after that will be Chap Goh Mei (the last day of CNY), so it'll be busy again. I feel exhausted just thinking about our coming schedule....

On the other hand, this will be the first time I'm celebrating CNY with my family in 5 years, so I'm really happy to be here ^___^ This is one thing I missed in the UK. It's not that I don't celebrate, it's just that I don't celebrate as lavishly. Somehow, the "right" sort of feeling just isn't there. Same thing with celebrating Christmas, I guess. Over here, I've got the right people and stuff, but the atmosphere just doesn't compare to the UK, where you can feel the Christmas Spirit running rampant everywhere and bonking everyone on the head.

Okay, I guess I've rambled on and on enough for now :P I was looking through my past posts and realised that I never put up some pictures from my Yukata Picnic last year. The new pics are from Mich's camera, and I stole them off her Facebook a little late ^^;;; But here's a taster of my next update :)

Yukata Picnic (Mich's Cam)

With a small Hummingbird Bakery Red Velvet cupcake to last you till I update :P

Ta, people! ^^


shigatsuhana said...

I love red velvet cake! Luckily my mom and sister sent me red velvet cake mix to make! Yum! Now I must make cupcakes. :)

Priscilla said...

*nods nods* Red velvet cake is probably my favourite Western-style cake! I'm so in love with the cake, especially with the sour cream cheese frosting to cut through the sweetness. Ooooh you actually have red velvet cake mix? I wish they'd bring that into Malaysian supermarkets, but I think no one would know what they are here :/