I know, I know...
Although I made a promise to myself that I will update this blog at least once a week, I broke my own promise ;p Let's just say that life has been pretty hectic, with my Cafe World to 'run', work in the office and also new toy - iPad :) Oh ya, not forgetting the travelling that I've been doing. Nothing much has changed with life, anyway...
One very exciting experience that I had was in Aug when I presented the project status in front of 600 people in India. It was the most exhilarating experience that I've ever felt as it was my first ever presentation with such a big crowd. Will try to upload the vid as soon as I could convert it to a smaller format.
Last weekend, we had the strategic company meeting and I must say that it was also a personal realization to me. Although we were taught the concept of Passion and Core Values for an organization, I could not help myself from looking deep into myself on these aspects. I realize that I am very passionate about my cake decorating. It has always been my personal hobby but I never thought that I am deeply passionate about it. I love the art and of course, the satisfying feeling of producing something unique everytime. I had the golden opportunity to join in the hands-on classes by Eddie Spence MBE, the king of Royal Icing, and also Debbie Brown, a renowned sugar artist. We learnt a lot of sugar art techniques and I am so grateful to be able to join in the class at the last minute. Due to the limited seats, I was in the waiting list and to God's grace, I actually got a call from the institute 2 days before the class when someone dropped out. It was a crash course but we learnt the techniques from the best :) Here are some of the creations done during the class:
Talking about core values, I asked myself, what can't I tolerate that would go against my principles. Core values are the principles that you hold on to and will never let anyone take these values away from you - it is your essence and under no circumstances that you would ever go against these core values in any of your decision making in business deals or in life. I found the 2 important core values that I hold dearly - I will never 'sell' my faith to anyone or to anything. The other, is my family; my parents who brought me to this world, who sacrificed to give me my education and life. I know that no matter what I do, I will never be able to repay the sacrifices that they've made to give me my education and life. Thank you, mum & dad for loving me and for making me who I am today. You two are the queen and king of my heart.
Recently, I have the opportunity to visit Tokyo and I would say that it was an eye-opener. With 15 million people residing in one city (not country), Tokyo is so clean and with the hectic lifestyle, they are so well organized. In fact, at times, they are so well discipline that they look like robots hahahaha... Hubby enjoyed himself with the fresh sashimi, I, on the other hand, cannot bring myself to eat anything raw. So, I have to give it to him for being able to swallow those raw dishes!!!
On my vocal classes, I am happy to add the following songs into my list.
White Horse - Taylor Swift
You Make Me Feel Brand New - a duet with my trainer
Kailan - a tagalog song by Nina MYMP
I'll Always Love You - by Nina MYMP
If I'm Not In Love - Faith Hill
I Need You Now - another duet with my trainer
Don't Stop Believing - again, duet with my trainer (very challenging song to me though)
Impossible - Shontelle
Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough
The most recent assignment given to me is a ballad by Fine Frenzy (Fine Who? yeah, I asked the same question too... I didn't know about this other mySpace star). I am given her song titled, 'Almost Lover' to learn. Gosh, talking about slow song... hahahaha
Ok, will try to provide more updates as I have yet to rant about the happenings in the office - gosh, that's a long update for another day, hopefully. I need to be in the mood of writing about my frustrations, opps, should I say in a more positive tone, challenging moments in the office.
Good night to all of you, models and mortals out there. I am off to bed before it's too late as tomorrow is a very hectic day in the office then of course, class - scared of doing the first run with my trainer on 'Almost Lover' song - wish me all the best peeps!!!