the best RM35 not spent

Dean and I had a few hours to ourselves (we totally dumped our kids at grandma’s) and it was pretty nice to just hold hands and enjoy each other and only each other.

We had a heart to heart talk recently. We were both getting way too busy with work and it’s at a point where we had too many things on our plates to even eat (ironic, huh?). I’ve lost 3 kg! I guess with the FV expansion internally and externally, it requires us to always be there for our team and we are constantly on the phone. I seriously wonder how CEOs of big international companies handle it! How do they keep sane?! Without a good team, building FV to a multi-million dollar company would be impossible! Him, with the finance, budgeting, operations and all those serious things. Me, with my PR duties like events, meetings, interviews and photoshoots some more, it just felt like we haven’t talked for soooo long which is weird because we talk to each other everyday. We even had mini fights and we realised it’s just because we’re both so tired. It’s so scary how you can take each other for granted just because you can’t control your emotions and people closest to you become your punching bag.

I read a quote that there is no such thing as Balance. Life is one big mess and you’ve just got to embrace it. I’m not sure if I entirely agree with that statement, but it sure felt like it this year especially. Whatever the truth of that statement is, I guess it doesn’t matter; the only thing for all of us to do is to make the best we can out of a situation given to us and accept that busy times will come and disrupt our “balance”, but we should always make up for it after.

Like today. Dean and I planned to watch a movie, but we ended up going for dim sum and just talk and talk about everything. Sitting side by side each other and not speaking isn’t exactly quality time. Totally wasted RM35 we paid earlier for the tickets hehe. But it was the best RM35 wasted because we had husband/wife time that was way more valuable. Try it; don’t go for a movie, just have lunch together and put the phones away. You’ll be surprised how much you can laugh with your spouse. Back to work tomorrow of course, but at least we had this Sunday work-free.

He even had time to ootd me! (He hasn’t done that in soooo long; that was one of the topics of our mini fights, can you believe it? Hehe).

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Loving this embroidered bag! My most recent bag purchase. I haven’t changed from uni days; would buy a bag over expensive meals any day! Hehe.

Wearing dUCk scarf, Hana top (available in 4 colours from XXS to XXL) from Aleena, both from FashionValet. Bag from Gucci, shoes from Zara. 


  • Anna
    March 7, 2016 - 3:35 am | Permalink

    Not trying to be nosy or kaypoh here, I totally admire your determination and courage as a (I’d say, SUPER :)) hardworking entrepreneur and mom, and I understand the busy-ness you have to deal with everyday; I’m just wondering if I’ve missed your house-tour post or that you still haven’t been able to blog about it yet? That one post is one of the many I’ve been keeping my eyes on since you mentioned it. Or did you? Hehe.

  • March 7, 2016 - 6:34 am | Permalink

    It’s great to see you guys are taking time to reconnect. Congratulations on all your successes but I have always come here to take a peek into your life and I love the way you have always wrote so candidly and added snippets of joy here and there (5-8 years ago? dang I’m old). This post brought me back to those posts. I appreciate the journey you bring your readers with your business but still love the family, and shots of self portraits blogs that you do. Hope you guys get to go on a holiday and to just rewind, refresh and connect.

  • March 7, 2016 - 6:02 pm | Permalink

    Tough/bad times exist to remind us of the good times.

  • mmmmmmm
    March 7, 2016 - 6:41 pm | Permalink

    *vivy mode matang* hahaha.

    and when people say u have it easy, they just dont understand how hard to start a company, manage a company…let alone expand the company.

    they are not there yet. and i shouldnt correct them or explain

  • March 8, 2016 - 12:42 pm | Permalink

    i feel you! sometimes we just need to ‘manja2’ or ‘gedik’ a bit just to make sure we are not just the parental unit but also as lovey dovey partners. 😛 i tend to gedik more when i feel neglected 😛

    heeeee… 😛 what to do. we are still women at heart, although we’ve become mommies!!! (as long as not mommy monsters 😛 )

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