Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Practice Gratitude Daily

I feel like when i'm stepping up in my adulthood, I want different things in life and I also think differently. I want to be able to move out from my parents' home fast. I want to be able to travel to countries I love or never been before. I want to be able to pay my phone bills and other little necessities I need daily. It's all about money now. Every day I have to think about... how much I'm going to spend, for what reasons and why do i want to spend on that particular thing. 

Isn't it funny ? When we were young, we don't worry much about money. All you focused on were school, grades and friends. After I received my bachelor degree, I sorta drifted apart from my friends. Some have gone abroad to study more and some are busy at their first jobs. So it's difficult to find times for each other now. In a good way, I get to focus more on myself. Learn how to take care of myself without relying too much on others. I try to give my best performance to my boss every day. 

I guess what i'm trying to do on this post is to write my THANK YOU/GRATITUDE notes. As you have noticed, last week was Thanksgiving festive in the USA and I follow a lot of Youtube celebrities on Instagram and on Youtube. So last week was all about Thansgiving. One of them posted on their instagram a very cute pink note book in which she plans to practice gratitude daily. It's actually a good way to see your life in a different perspective. I will definitely buy a book for next year !

REMEMBER the book 100 ways of happiness book I bought last month? It also told the readers to practice gratitude. I will write more about it in the future. 

Gratitude #1:

This week started off pretty good. I get to meet my neighbor as well as my first friend I made when I moved in Bangkok many years ago. She is also a good friend of my boss too. We had a nice lunch together at a small Japanese stall. All I could see is laugh and happy faces the entire lunch break. Something I would never forget. She is actually the person who helped me find this job. And I'm very grateful for her gesture. THANK YOU! <3

Doesn't it look yummy? I ordered some Dragon Roll, my favorite dish :) And the chef was very sweet to give us some free Tuna! THANK YOU CHEF!

Gratitude #2:

On that same day, we had special visitors from Japan. They were so cute to give us presents from Japan! Any one have ever heard of TWNROOM before? Apparently it just recently opened in Shibuya 109. The dress and the skirt are so cute! I look forward to see more of their clothes when I visit Japan again! :D I had a nice time with the two Japanese girls! They were so cute! ^^ I'm grateful to get to know them as well as I can improve my Japanese! THANK YOU! 

Gratitude #3: 

As I always say about my boss, she is very nice and relaxed person. But I have also seen her very angry and it can be scary hahaha But last week, she surprised me by giving me this pink bracelet with a head skull as an early christmas present. And also got a handbag designed by her! It was very cute and sweet of her!! THANK YOU!!! 

Gratitude #4:

This might sound weird for some of you but I'm grateful for being healthy and happy. Since I started working with my boss, I feel happy and enjoy life in my own way. I don't go party nor drink like crazy. I'm more of a home person. I like to watch series, browse through magazine or listen to music. My neighbor also noticed that I look happy. And that is definitely a good sign! But here is the funny part, even though I'm grateful for being healthy and happy, the picture below was taken when I was sick last week. BUT! I look healthy and happy :) 

Finally, I would like to share the picture below to hope to inspire some of you: 

Have a beautiful day everyone :)


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Liese's new color : Antique Rose!

New Liese Hair Foam Colors were displayed at TOPS Supermarket the other day. I checked out the new colors a few times before I decided to try one. 
It was also the right time for me to change my hair color. For the past year, I tried to achieve a light golden hair without bleaching. But it was a totally failed... My hair looked unhealthy, dried and damaged.

I always love Liese Foam hair color products. It's so easy to do it yourself and the color range is quite varied. The price is reasonable too. So there is no doubt that I would go back to it :) 

Antique Rose (color name) drew my eyes right away. It's a dark purple/pink-ish tone. Just like the color name describes it. 

This time, my mom wanted to help me out dying my hair. We bought two boxes of Antique Rose because I thought that my hair is quite thick and long. But in the end, we only used one box. 

Below was taken at two different time. As you can see, the color darkens as time ticks. You are supposed to leave the product for no more than 25-30 min but I left it for 40 min because I want the color to be a bit lighter and long lasting..but that's a BAD advice XD 

Tip: leave the foam to cover up the entire head so that the color can last longer! and...don't leave it no more than 25-30 min! XD 

Below is before and after coloration. The before one (left): golden/orange color whereas on the after one (right): red/purple color.

Below was taken 3 weeks after my coloration. It becomes darker...darker red color. 

So what do you think? Kiss or Dis ? Let me hear your thoughts! 
Have you tried Liese new hair color range? :) 


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Silce-of-life: New Life as a Salaryman! XD

It's almost been a month that I'm working with this Thai local handbag designer. I will write more in details about her brand and her bags in the future. 

Let me just briefly describe you the working environment where I work, what I've been up to and how I enjoy doing everyday in this office. 

In this small office located in the heart of Bangkok's busiest area, there are 3 young people working for the brand called Isawan. It's a local Thai handbag brand founded by my boss. 

I can still remember my job entry interview with her back in September. I reached Siam Paragon, where my boss and I planned our job interview. Inside me, I didn't really feel nervous nor excited. I felt calm and wore the biggest smile on my face.... But my outfit.....showed the nervousness XD My outfit was this very proper, conservative look...showed no fashion taste...XD dark blue denim jeans, white peplum top and a matching color jacket....
It was an interesting and fun session with her. She is a very friendly, open-minded, sociable, honest person. Her personality does not match what you would imagine of typical corporate's boss. 

The first weeks working at IsawanMuse's office, there were many things to do. Since we don't have an internal system yet, we had to figure out what works best for each task to maintain them for the long run. I had to take care of customers' inquiries, order procedures and keep track of customer information database. Customers' inquiries consumed me the most at that time. There were days that I had bad headache, as you can see on the picture below. My eyes could have just come out of my head any time on those days! 

Things got more settled down at the beginning of November. I got used to the way I handled customers' inquiries and order procedures. But when it comes to customer information database, I've been running from it since the beginning....until recently! I hated the layout I created for the database on Excel earlier. All info looked messy and 'dirty' that I didn't want to bother with it.... ever! But it had to get it done nicely someday. 
I got myself together and..... I'm proud of myself of the result! :D

Since November, I get more free time from the inquiries department since we have decided to pause receiving new orders from customers. It's almost December, so we are preparing new prints for our customers to get excited! My boss and my other colleague are always out on fun field trips to gather new leathers and printing development for next month. 
I'm also responsible for the marketing department. So one day during my lunch break, I spent an hour at Kinokuniya to look for word inspirations for our upcoming prints! 

As I have described my boss' personality earlier, we also take time to rest and enjoy some good snack break together! Working in this office, I feel stress-free and happy. I enjoy serving our customers and make sure that they are satisfied with our products and services. But I also look after myself's happiness and health. I start work at 10am but out of 5 working days, there are 2-3 mornings that I would wake up at 6.30am to workout for at least one hour. 

Like my boss and I said, 'During break time, we laugh hard. When we work, we take our job seriously." I think this is very vital in a corporate's working environment. 

Laugh hard every day will keep the doctor away!...not just one egg... LOL  

When it comes to dressing code at IsawanMuse, anything is fine. In ten years time, when I look back at my OOTD, I would probably laugh hard at myself XD I mostly wear long pants to work because it's freezing cold! By allowing your employees to wear anything they want at work, their moods tend to stay positive. Happy working for you, boss! 

Finally, I wanna share my current nail polish for Fall 2012! I just received my Essie and Deborah Lippmann and I'm in love with the colors! Must have for Fall 2012! 

That's it for this post! I hope it makes sense! I hope to come back here again with more fun stuff! 

Take care for now!