Today, I, and around 80 other people, came together to help a mutual friend propose to his girlfriend.
We all met through a game. One that requires us to meet in person, interact, and come out together to play. So it’s an interesting group; large in numbers, but we all know each other, or at least linked by first or second degree in some way.
Although the original plan went a bit awry, all was well at the end of the day as we converged on the unsuspecting lady, and he popped the question and she said yes.
It’s quite sweet, especially since they met through the game, and we saw the start of the relationship to now.
Today, I feel celebratory, and of course, happy, for the newly engaged couple 🙂
Today, Gordon shared a photo; his proposal was a success!
Interesting, this follows from Yoko’s proposal only about two weeks ago.
Back in the days, we would together cook simple meals, and just have a good time hanging out together. Time and life separated us into three different countries.
But life goes on. And they have found their own respective happiness. For that, I am very happy for them and wish them a very blissful life ahead.
Happy Chinese New Year 🙂
Finished work at 1pm today, I guess that is something to be happy about.
Fireworks (or firecrackers) are going off outside. Everyone is celebrating this time of family, unity, and the hopes for prosperity in the new year.
Disappeared for a few days, and went to Bangkok for a short holiday.
I went with some friends that I grew up with, friends that I have known for ~20 years now. We all grew up in one country, but now all work/live in another.
Somehow, we made it work. We made our way from Hong Kong, London, Bangkok.. and congregated, at Bangkok.
Although we don’t see each other for years at a time, nor talk all that often, we managed to make this happen. And I am most grateful, that after so many years and all that distance, we are still friends.
It was a chillax few days with good food and good company; despite the hot weather.
Good holiday 🙂
Piggy backing off my last piece, I came to realize the other day that I am surrounded by married couples. My colleagues, my friends… it just seemed that it wasn’t too long ago that people I generally interact with were all just like me. But it’s to be expected isn’t it? You know… as we all grow older, we move from one chapter of life to the other and we dive in to make the most of what this stage of our lives has to offer.
I remember in my late twenties, I questioned myself quite often. Why can’t I find that special someone… ??? Like my friends, like my colleagues… some have already been together for a decade already… something that is beyond fathomable and understanding in my mind. I didn’t feel like I was missing out. I wanted to make my own story… but looking at them from the third person angle, it just seemed so easy compared to the challenges I was facing. As I grew wiser, I realized that the problem lied with me, but it was okay because I knew that they just weren’t right for me.
Later last week, I was reflecting back about my experiences over the past few years, few months, and the last few weeks. It was then that I felt happy. I was glad that I am single at this stage of my life. Because I am not attached, I have the opportunity to meet more friends. I have the freedom to go where I like, do what I want to do, and sleep as late as I want in the weekends. Okay… maybe not the last bit because I still have to get up and attend the brunches I have with some friends, haha…
I can honestly say to myself, I am enjoying where I am right now… for now…
I am happy to have colleagues and superiors that are easy to get along with.
Random tidbits of chat livens up the day. My manager would PM and support me in moving along things I need to get ready for an event. And my director would in a nice tone gently remind me I need to clarify some certain details (which, thankfully I did so as my assumptions on the contract was wrong).
It is nice to have a good work environment. Today. 😛
Today, I had fun and am quite happy. We met up for BBQ today, as a way of celebrating the new year.
It was an enjoyable evening, with food, drinks and games; so much that even though we had work the next day, we all stayed and BBQ’d until midnight. And we ate all the way up to midnight too XD