How's your weekend been?
1. I did a crazy thing over the weekend. I signed up for a place at ALT NYC and am really excited. If you have never heard of ALT, it is a conference for design bloggers and the tickets are almost always sold out within an hour of registration opening. I will talk more about it in another post.
2. The husband and I decided to take some time to go on a date this weekend. It was really nice to be able to sit and chat. I really love our conversations. We dug deep about creativity and what that means for each of us. I have been asking people who do you think is the most creative person around you? Would you care to share your answer here?
3. Some of you may know that I did some work for the NHB last year and created an accessory line based on cheongsam fabric that coincided with the In the Mood for Cheongsam exhibition. While out and about on Saturday night, I spotted those pieces at Tangs (Orchard) in the basement along with lots of other museum label products. Great souvenirs for friends if you are looking for some.
As mentioned in the earlier post, my son is sitting for a mandarin test this week. We sort of lost momentum after thursday and in the end, he actually spent only 1 hour during the whole weekend revising for his mandarin test. He managed to finish the last chapter but was ill today so I am not sure if he will be well enough to go to school tomorrow.
A friend's father passed away on Saturday morning and so we attended the funeral this evening. It was very sudden so the family was still in shock. My friend gave a really special eulogy for her dad. I had never really heard her talk about him but as she spoke, I couldn't help but tear. She spoke about all the things that she saw from a daughter's eyes. It was obvious he would be dearly missed. My husband and I chatted after and he commented that he has been to more funerals than weddings in the past year. Surely a sign of us aging and life catching up. We sang this song right at the end of the service which was certainly a good reminder for me to number my days.
Sorry to end on such a sombre note but I find it good to think about the brevity of life once in a while. Having that perspective can sometimes sharpen our priorities and maybe help us to stress less about the things that don't matter so much. I certainly need a reminder once in a while.