Hello my dear dear blog world friends! Guess what? I'm BACK and boy does it feel good! It's been over a month since I've posted anything, and without an ounce of exaggeration, this May has been the most crazy/eventful/stressful/sleepless/productive/adrenaline-filled/life-changing month of my life. I've been really looking forward to blogging again, so I'm afraid that this post is going to be über long. Heehee, is that okay? We must catch up, you know? Like good old friends do. :) Oh, and I MUST thank everyone who's left such sweet Good Luck messages to me! I needed it, used it, and so here I am once again! Thank you for caring!!
H'OKAY. Where to start? I think I'll go chronologically. Hehe. Sounds good?
So first comes my sister's bridal shower. BRIDAL SHOWER. Honestly, I've always dreamed of hosting the most perfect bridal shower for my sister since the day I knew what a bridal shower was. I'm a huge party/entertaining person, and doing it for my best friend aka my sister, would be the most perfect opportunity. Unfortunately, though, I couldn't host the shower of my dreams. As you know, my life was so hectic with school stuff that I barely had time to do anything else. But with the help of my sister's wonderful bridesmaids, we had a wonderful shower nonetheless. Everyone still had such a wonderful time, and I still got to make really cute shower favors! (See below. Heehee)
Okay. What's next? Well, we could talk about the late late nights I spent at the design labs at school. I'm talking about working till 6 am and going home for a few hours sleep, and then coming back to school to work again. I did this everyday for two weeks. It's definitely a feat I could not have done on my own. I owe the motivation/strength/crazy productivity to my lovely Lab 4 friends. Thanks sooooo much guys. I really couldn't have done it without you. You made my stressful nights a sweeter one and one to remember!! :) (Below is Sam, Cheryl, and Maryam. I'm missing a few ppl. Sorry. I don't have photos of you. Haha)
In the midst of tight schedules and sleepless nights, I also went on a trip to Montreal for a weekend! It was my sister and her friend Juliana's joint bachelorette trip. 9 beautiful ladies invaded the lovely city and squished into one hotel room! Haha! We slept, we brunched, we shopped, we dined, and we danced. We also blessed the brides with love, hugs, and prayer. :)
After the wonderful trip was... my grad show! The grad show that I have been whining and stressing out about. Honestly though, it's a really big deal for us because it's our final presentation of our hard work over the 4 years, which really showcases ourselves as designers. We had to refine and perfect our work, which is a tough process for us, since most of us are pretty much perfectionists and perfection has its costs. The grad show finally came, with much anticipation, anxiety, and -- anticlimactic feelings. As I set up my booth, my space, my face as a graphic designer, it felt somewhat empty. To think that I could put 4 years of my design life on two pieces of plastic panels. Hehe. Is that all? But swallowing those feelings of anxiety, I still had a great time meeting people in the profession, bonding with my class, and enjoying the support of my great family and friends. I still can't believe it's all over, but it is! And I am officially done my schooling!!! I am an ALUMNI. Crazy, huh? I LOVE IT!!
Wow. This is getting to be a really really really long post. You guys still there? Hehe. Well after this was basically my sister's BEAUTIFUL wedding. My sister was the most beautiful bride my eyes have ever seen and everything was just so wonderful. The ceremony, the reception, the joyous atmosphere was all perfect and we all had such a blessed time. I love my new brother and I couldn't have wished a more precious wedding for them! It was crazy being a maid of honor, but it was all very very worth it. Unfortunately, I don't have any photos, because photography was one thing I did not want to care about! I wanted to be IN the moment and carrying my sister's train wherever she went. :)
Alrighty everyone. I think that's it for the update!! Sorry that it was long, but I hope it made up for the long hiatus. Please look forward to the posts I shall be posting from now on!! I got lots of stuff ahead of us! :D
Oh, and one last thank you. To my boyfriend. I'm sorry this might be a bit cheesy and he actually tells me not to talk about him on my blog because he thinks that it would probably bring down my blog's popularity. Haha. But oh well, please bare with me because I need to do this!
Thank you Andrew for being the most supportive, sweet, sympathetic, and sexy boyfriend in the whole wide world. Heehee. Happy 4 months! Thanks for being there every step of the way and you bring so much joy to me. We might still be babies, but I look forward to every new day with you. Let's keep it up, k?