Instamonth: September 2013

Crazy how fast this year is whizzing past me. I can’t believe it’s already October! Didn’t we just say hello to the new year? I credit this lightning speed to an incredibly long to-do list that never seems to run out!

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September was an awfully busy month. September is a big month in the publishing industry. While most people have their fashown issues, we’ve got the Candy Cuties special. And for the past 7 years, September also means it’s Candy Fair time! When I look back to the very first one (we had it outdoors!), I can’t believe how much it has changed and yet remained the same. It’s still a gathering of the sweetest Candy Girls, who go crazy over Candy Cuties and scream at their fave celebrities and performers. I’m so grateful to be part of a team that gets along so well, whether in or out of work. (: And thankful for the very appreciative readers who really let us know how happy they are after every Candy Fair. ♥

I’m happy to report that I haven’t stopped making things with my hands. I joined Alessa‘s first hand drawn pattern making workshop, where we got to design our own patterns and got them printed on fabric! I made a pencil case for my new Sharpies (the workshop came with a set of 12!) plus a small pillow for my favorite person, Little Miss Mira. Also dropped by Mikko‘s paracord bracelet workshop (already attended the first) and made even more funky bracelets to add to my arm party. And last but definitely not the least, I got to attend Mansy‘s 3D Washi Monogram party at Moonleaf last weekend. I was a little bit ambitious with my piñata ‘M,’ but my efforts did not go unnoticed as I was one of the three winners they picked. Haha! Piñata M now happily resides on my office desk. Excited for a crafty retreat with these three crazies in 2 weeks!

Another thing of note for the month of September was my Hong Kong trip. Last year, I did a day trip with my cousin and her parents when we went to Macau. This time around, I got to explore more of HK with my friends Blanche and Mimi (who was celebrating her birthday that weekend). Our biggest surprise of the trip was Typhoon Usagi, who literally would not let us leave. We had to stay two extra nights (one of which was spent attempting to sleep in HKIA!!!), making it one trip to remember! I’m super broke (bahahaha), but my traveling feet are very, very happy. I work to travel and eat often, and looks like I’m doing a pretty good job. Hehe.

It’s only been 5 days into October and I can already tell how busy and tiring it will be. But I’ve got a beach trip to look forward to, a baby to see today, and my birthday is in a month! I hope I don’t forget to check back in before then. (:

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