We've been having really poor internet service for the past three weeks. It just comes and goes with a super low speed. Finally, we got Telkom to come and check the problem on Saturday and after an hour of fiddling here and there, the guy managed to kill our internet and landline altogether. I replied on my cell phone for very limited internet and that's all. It's aweful to live without proper internet connection, but on the bright side, it has freed me from wasting time on social media.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Thursday, September 15, 2016
After making a linen summer outfit last week, I swear that soft linen is the only fabric I want to work with from now on. Linen can be soft or quite hard, depends on the density I guess. I don't see this type of linen often so when I did see it and tested it, I became a little paranoid, which resulted me going back to the shop last Saturday morning and hauled two rolls of fabric home. I have never ever bought that much fabric -- of the same color -- at any given time, so it's pretty safe to say I was nervous and excited at the same time. I think that panic attack is yet to come when M finds it out....
Friday, September 9, 2016
Since I made that black dress last week, C has worn it twice - the second time more talked into than volunteerily - but I can sense that temporary dress itch is slipping away. Separates have been set as her default dress code, which I'm totally OK with, expect for the fact that they take longer to sew than one single dress, but that hardly matters anyway....
Thursday, September 8, 2016
I've been thinking a lot about my carefree working days lately. I was still living with my parents at the time, and my cost of living was pretty low. Basically, I only needed to hunt for lunch on my own. One day, I saw an ad on the internet that lead me to this buying office in Shanghai at the end of my university years. I still attended classes in the mornings and then spent 1 hour commute on the subway to get to my work place. My days were very stretched but I felt so motivated to get up every morning. This was, after all, my first step to enter the real world as a young adult.
Friday, September 2, 2016
"Oh no, not a dress, mom." Yep, the reflex response from my 6-year-old, who has chosen to adopt a tee shirt + pants style way too early for her age. She then examined the dress and accepted the color --- she knows black is her color. She put it on and held my hand for me to walk her to the mirror --- a little shy to check what she looks like in the dress --- "I actually love it."
It's been ages since the last time I wrote a food related post. If I have to be honest, I feel making that real deal food is important, but it's also holding me back from pursuing what I really like to spend my time on. In my little family of three, I cook 99.99% of the time, and 80% of that time I cook from scratch. Come to think of it, it's a curse to have a weak spot for DIYing everything. Somehow, the food looks and tastes more authentic after chopping and slicing it yourself, than the ones you empty out from a preprepared bag. It's 100% psychological, 200% untrue, and probably saves you 300% cash, which does come as a bonus.
Monday, August 29, 2016
A linen cape dress... is one way to call it. I feel I might go to an audition for a Nightingale or some nun roll in this outfit, and have a winning shot. But you know what, this linen is so comfortable and there's a hint of summer in the air, so I don't really mind that I look like a religious worker.