Sunday, May 31, 2015

Wedding Planning #3

I think I am a pretty chill bride. Well, at least up till this point. My fiance is also a pretty chill groom. We have yet to do our slideshow (surprise surprise) but we have already informed most of our helpers and got them to start working on their task.

I have yet to talk to my chief decorator T_T so my final colour theme is not specified yet although I am going for gold, champagne and maybe blush pink. I was looking at gold, champagne and a little pastel green/turquoise/mint (which I loveeeee) but according to my friend cum decorator, our church has red chair. So that combination does not go well with the chair. So I had to resort to blush pink to at least blend in with the chair. Sads.

So colour will be something like that but with lighter pink. I am still unsure about the colour though cause I really like turquoise or mint. Will need to meet my friend before I can do anything so it is driving me crazy a little that she is so busy. T_T

Apart from that, we have set the date for pre-wedding shoot. A lot of people are doing it 6 months before their wedding but we are only doing it 4 months before the wedding. Too positive thinking? Risk taker much?

Basically what we have done as of today are (not according to order):-
1.booked venue
2. booked pre-wedding and set dates
3. booked AD photographer
4. booked AD make up artiste for family
5. decided on caterer for some light refreshments
6. taken Save The Dates photos
7. invited friends via FB
8. asked friends if they are able to help us
9. exercise and try to lose weight for the big day
10. booked our ROM dates
11. attend some marriage counselling
12. set dates to do our nursery duty
13. recruit our bridesmaids and groomsmen
14. designed and ordered our wedding band (the rings)
15. recruit our flower girls
16. find some friends to sing some songs
17. find our MC

We have not:-
1. went for ANY wedding dress fitting
2. decided on the songs we want
3. done the slideshow
4. decided on what passage for our sermon
5. decided on the worship songs
6. planned out the flow of the morning reception
7. planned out the flow of the night reception
8. chosen or printed our wedding invitation card
9. taken our pre-wedding photos
10. done our guest lists
11. done our food testing
12. bought shoes for the wedding
13. planned the colour theme or decor
14. found a place to move into

OK! I'm going to stop here cause if I continue, I will get anxiety attack again. T_T Need to start cancelling things out of our list! Tomorrow I'm going to sit down with my fiance and write down what we have not done and then work on it one by one.

One step at a time huh? Planning a wedding is not easy. Planning a wedding under a tight budget is even harder. But am glad my fiance is someone who takes initiative. Only occasionally I need to give him a light nudge and he will be moving. PHEW. So.....that's all for my wedding planning updates. Will need this to remind myself of this experience. =)

5++ more months to go. Seems like we really need to start moving. =P

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Wedding planning #2

So 6 months after the previous post, 7 months after the proposal and 7 months to go before the wedding, we have got the big tickets all down. We have booked our venue, started our marriage counselling and signed up for bridal package.

We have also chosen our bridesmaids and groomsmen, snapped our save the dates and started informing people.

We are still choosing our colours, finding inspiration for decor and that's about it. We have not done much apart from that. This month will be the slideshow month. We have discussed and decided to get it done earlier so that we can edit and improve on the version along the way. It's better than do it last minute. Besides, my fiance is off to KL every Saturday and it's difficult to sit down together and do it. And he is the creative one.

As of now, we are busy with work and trying to lose some weight (tough one). The planning is not driving us crazy yet. ^^

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Wedding Planning

It is about a month and a half after the proposal. We have to finalize our wedding venue as many places are booked already.

No joke I tell you. You have to look at the price, then the venue, then the stage, then the overall feel. I also take into account the amount of parking space as I don't want my guests to not have place to park. Also, location. And then at the end....after you like everything, you got to look at the price again.

We both are on the same page that we are willing to spend on the wedding but not to the point that we cannot afford it. So after we are settled with the venue, we will have to look at wedding photographers, live band, the gowns (headache), make ups and all.

We are thankful that his church friend is willing to help us with pre wedding photographs. At least then we don't have to fork out RM2-3k for it in the studio (that's usually how much it costs I think). And another friend said ok to taking videos for us so can save another RM3k on videography. We will pay them but at least they won't expect us to pay so much.

So those money can be put into a better location although I have to go and hunt for gowns and make ups and hairdo on my own. I think for the finger food for the morning wedding reception we will also try to source cheaper options.

One step at a time yo.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

3rd Day into the new semester

I've dayre-ed it but I still like to occasionally type something in my blog. I try to keep it alive ok? I try.

Anyway I've been feeling rather tired since last night and it's just day 3 of week 1. I have 13 weeks and 2 days to go. I taught 10 hrs the past 3 days so I have another 6 to go for this week. I think part of the reason of me being this tired is that I've personally interacted with over 240 people in these few days and it is draining me out.

I love teaching because it is always something new and you learn and you have fun each time. My students always make me laugh. Now the problem is also that you have to be excited or energetic most of the time in the class. Otherwise it will be boring for the students. This week is the first week so a lot of introductions, remembering names and laughing. I hope as the week goes by I will adapt to it and maybe not have to use so much energy.

But I'm like so tired and lethargic before class but the moment I enter I kind of feed on others' energy and then be energised. At the end though I leave feeling slightly exhausted.

Next week I will also have an interview so....I don't like interviews if you do not know already.

Besides those, these 3 days were made better with few incidences.

#1. The guard mistook me as a student and stopped me from parking at the lecturer's slot. Which is fun at my age now. I was mistaken as student by lecturers and admin staffs when I first came.

#2. I bumped into many of my ex-students.

#3. Students always acted like their usual self without noticing me there. I kind of blend in with their friends since I have been early for each class and stood with them to wait for the previous lecturer to leave. For few times they were happily chattering away until they saw me and got shocked. Because they thought I was just another student in that room.

#4. I bumped into one ex-student and he greeted me. He was like "Hi Miss...Ch'ng Ping Ping." I smiled. His friend called him a liar cause his friend didn't believe I am a lecturer. He told me and I smiled to his friend. Then his friend looked at me and finally realised that I could be a lecturer since I did not say no and smiled sheepishly.

At 26 years old, you take all the "you look like a student" remarks as compliment and bask in them for as long as you can ok? I am already 7 or 8 years older than them. Soon I will be 10 years older than the students there. Must enjoy this while I still can.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Caught in between

I love teaching because I find it more enjoyable and less boring. Working in an office can get rather repetitive and routined in my opinion. Hence I chose to teach.

However, I am also someone who dislikes speaking in front of the crowd and be in the center of attention. Give me a class with 20 students, I am fine. Give me one with 200, I get so worried before the class!

One plus point is that you basically work most when you are teaching. After teaching, there are of course lessons to plan and files to complete but it is still bearable (not sure of other institutions but I think it's the same). And if you have a fun class, the time passes so quickly.

Ok, I think I will still choose teaching over other things but maybe not teaching 200 students. T_T After next sem I hope I will grow so much more from the experience.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Being the youngest

So my sister was analysing this and I find her analysis very much biased. Hence I cannot just sit by and not do anything right? =P

I will do it like how she did it okay? We will start with my eldest sis.

Natural Leader (check). I think this should be generally true for all eldest unless their age group is very small.
High Achiever. (check and uncheck) For her work, she is a high achiever. For her studies, not so.
Organized. ( not at all...see her room for evidence to support)
On-time. (HAHAHHAHA like NEVER?)
Know-it-all. (Act like know-it-all counted?)
Bossy. (Not really.)
Responsible. (To a certain extend. Responsible for the family yes. For minor things, sometimes not so.)
Adult-pleaser (Oh yeah...anak-cucu mithali. Spoil market for us.)
Obeys the rules. (Nah, don't think so.)

Flexible. (It depends. Definitely more flexible than I.)
Easy-going. (Yea, she is quite bo chup one. But she tend to mind her own business more so you don't really deal with her much.)
Social. (Like what?Socialable? Er...not really?)
Peacemaker. (As I said she is the type who bo chup. She doesn't talk much so she doesn't stir up conflicts but she doesn't solve either.)
Independent. (Yes.)
Secretive. (Again, back to the part on her personality of being the quieter ones so yes.)
May feel that life is unfair. (Nope, don't think so.)
Strong negotiator. (She minds her own business so there's nothing much to negotiate ahhaha.)
Generous. (Depending on situation but I think my eldest sister is more generous. Second sister gives when she has to.)

Risk-taker. (Nope, I am the worst! I hate chances and challenges.)
Outgoing. (I think so. Put me side-by-side with my second sis and I win hands down.)
Creative. (I am alright I guess but eldest sister is more creative.)
Self-centered. (Sometimes. But I think I care a lot for the family as well so I don't think of myself only.)
Financially irresponsible. (I don't think so. I save as much as I can and I don't really spend.)
Competitive. (At home yes. I always want to win. But when it comes to the real deal I prefer to be on the backseat.)
Bored easily. (Oh yeahhh...and get distracted easily too.)
Likes to be pampered. (er...who doesn't?)
Sense of humor. (I think I have sense of humor. Just don't light my fire.)

Hmm...I think this is a fairer analysis compared to the one here.