Saturday, October 25, 2014

New Start (4)

Hello all ! I am back ! It has a been 2 years since I last blog. Time passed by quickly and things changed rapidly; I'm still busy with ... and more work but at least I am a happier person now because I've learnt and experienced the beauty to LET GO...

I am still very hooked on to handicraft, be it crochet, scrapbooking, painting etc etc... I've also picked up new skills and techniques such as sewing throughout the 2 years, something I have been "fearful" about all the while *hahaha* but I am glad that I have conquered my "fear" ...

I have gone into mixed media and started to alter boxes, baskets, canvas using a mix of decoupage and scrapbooking techniques together with paint, texture paste etc to create home decor items/accessories... And I enjoyed it alot !

Sewing Box made of hyacinth decoupaged with Shabby Voyage and Pastel Rose Dots Napkins

Wooden boxes, canvas pencil case decorated with Vintage / Nostaglia Paper Napkin

I'm slowly reviving this blog and I hope you would pop by again ... Have a good week ahead ! Cheers ! ;)

Do everything with a mind that lets go.
Do not expect any praise or reward.
If you let go a little, you will have a little peace.
If you let go a lot, you will have a lot of peace.
If you let go completely, you will know complete peace and freedom.
Your struggles with the world will have come to an end.

- Ajahn Chah

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

New Start (3)

Time is passing slowly because I have been sitting around most of the time doing nothing  and this has lasted for 4 months already. The dotted line has not been signed and therefore, work can’t start. I have begun to lose my patient and interest… I feel useless even though I keep telling myself to persevere since this should be only the beginning...

But I simply can't wake up every morning without an aim for the day.. and to my disappointment, the orgn chart that was endorsed has to be relooked and changed ! I really wanted to help to move things but looks like is beyond my capability...
I used to be busy and now.. is simply the opposite, I just can’t take it and I'm feeling very misrable..

I sincerely hope the best is yet to come so that at least I have something to look forward to eventually … keeping my fingers crossed !

Do everything with a mind that lets  go.
Do not expect any praise or  reward.
If you let go a little,  you will have a little peace.
If you let go a lot,  you will have a lot of peace.
If you let go completely,  you will know complete peace and freedom.
Your struggles with the world will have come to an end.

- Ajahn Chah

Monday, September 24, 2012

Collaboration with Ginger and Milk

I’m glad that I’m able to work with Ginger and Milk to sell my handmade items at the bazaar they are participating on 29 and 30 Sep 2012, 1pm to 7pm at MICA Building (link here). Below are some of my items available for the event. Do drop by if you are available. See ya !

Saturday, September 15, 2012

New Start (2)

Time flies, I’m 1 month into my new job… I'm prepared to work over time as I thought I would be swamped in the evaluation exercise for the new system; unexpectedly, I need not have to do anything yet because they are already into the evaluation stage and there’s nothing for me to help in a way or another.

I’ve expressed my wish to my bosses to help in any other areas but my “services” are not needed as this point. I’ve hence sat around for 1 month doing nothing much, with occasion assignment to help with the tabulation of manpower and costing. Most of the time, I surf the net, read articles (*shhh*)… in fact this is the first time I’ve so much free time.. and it takes alot of endurance to sit in an open office doing nothing and still be seen as occupied (*hahaha*)

I told my friends if I continue to just sit around, my brain will start to grow “grass” …but they kind of envy my current work arrangement because I’m paid to do nothing ! Gosh ! This has never been my expectation. My responsibilities have also been reduced tremendously in this new job. I’m no longer accountable for the full system but a track to it. Perhaps, this is something I’ve been looking for since I am planning to go slow J  ... but looking at it from another angle, this may not be healthy too because this would mean that I would be “redundant” over time or when the project comes to an end in 2 years time ? But why worry now ? I just have to stay focus and get my track done ... and who knows what will happen after that ? Most importantly, I must always be ready for any new assignement J

As in any organizations, office politics is unavoidable. Similarly, I can “smell” it here as well and soon, I think I will be one of the “politicians” J  I told myself that I shall not get myself into this again, but is easier said than done… by keeping a low profile, talk less, comment less and I should be fine right ? (*hahaha*)

My RO told me that we should be able to kick start the project in early Oct 12 and I certainly look forward to it… Wish me well and luck ok ! Cheers !

"The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly."

~ Extracted from Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery web page ~

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

MWL - Layout of the Week

I am grateful for my work (altered notebooks) to be posted at MWL - Layout of the Week as of 19 Aug 2012... Thank you Aida :o)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

New Start

It has never occur to me that my resignation has caused a number of downstream impact to the team...a few more members have resigned after my act and their reasons to resign may not have caused directly by me but somehow, I feel that I’m kind of “responsible” for this since the "trend" to resign was started by me... The team has now strung from a 7 members strong team to 3 with 1 more on the way to resign.

Altered Note Pad

I thought I could let go of all the baggage after I have met my KPI by implementing the system successfully and as per schedule, but I can’t .. sigh … learning from my colleagues who are still serving their notice that my ex-boss is still unhappy about my resignation because after all I am one of them whom she has “handpicked” to help her to build the system/department.

Altered Note Pad
Regardless, I am grateful to my ex-boss who has given me the opportunity and her support and trust during my course of work; tomorrow will be a new start for me and I have told myself, mistakes made in my last employment shall not be repeated in my new assignment. I need to learn to manage and let go of things that are beyond my control more gracefully and not to take on the negative comments/feedback too personally nor to be too suspicious over things.

Life is short, is important to learn to let go and move on…


“Pick Up and Let Go in Perfect Ease – Let the process of picking up and letting go of things be a natural part of you.”

~ extracted from the Words of Wisdom from Master Hsing Yun

Mini Book and Tag

Saturday, July 21, 2012

MAAD Event Participated - 13 Jul 2012

It was an experience to participate in the MAAD Event on 13 Jul 2012 and am able to cover the rental cost from the sales :) but most importantly is I have received alot of wonderful feedback and comments from the customers on my creation which will help me to improve on my subsequent creation... and yes, I have started to prepare for the MAAD Event to be held in Nov and Dec 12....
In between, was glad that my contribution to the MWL Idea Gallery was posted in one of the Layouts of the Week :o) Thank you MWL !