Today marks the 4th anniversary of the day God introduced me and Calvin to each other in His own special way.
4 years ago.
20th August 2005.
Tanah Merah MRT.
A Jack Russell.
A Taxi Cab.(with 2 jokers)
HP & MSN.
Other people who were ‘part of it’ include: Weixiong, Shiva and NUS BizCom ’05/06 Freshmen Orientation people
Friends who are close to us would know of the mysterious way God worked to let us know each other. It seemed planned yet seemed all a coincidence. But of course, we like to believe that God was our ‘matchmaker’ and pulled the strings to bring us to where we are today.
4 years ago, we wouldn’t have thought we would be here we are today. It’s amazing. In 4 years, we’ve graduated, travelled together to South Korea & Mauritius, registered 2 companies, made the headlines of a local paper, got on TV and got our own office. The road has been an awesome one and I just know it’s going to get more exciting. We have gotten our office space in a prime location just outside of the CBD (details will be revealed closer to October) and we’re looking forward to setting the office up and moving in by the first week of October.
Designing is in its way with me drawing and erasing on the floor plan. It’s a really fun process and at the same time, it just made us realize how important it is for us to plan our steps ahead and to look forward to the things that are going to happen for us. Though I do not deny that I do have my worries and fears but having them doesn’t solve any problem. The only way is to just move forward and push for our dreams and success.
At 18 years old back then, i never dreamt of owning my own company and office. Today at 23 years old, I can only say that my faith in God and the people around me brought me to where I am today. I know that ‘the best is yet to be’ (my favourite motto ever since my 1st 3 months stint at ACJC longgg time ago) and I’m just getting ready for the best ride I’m ever going to have.
I’ve made a commitment to actually update my blog more regularly in order to make sure that people do know what’s happening to us. Because I hate to have that feeling that people think our newspaper feature is just a one-time publicity stint. It’s not. We are now a full-fledged Internet Marketing company since 2007 and we are looking to establish our presence even more so now. 🙂
So stay tuned to Calvin Woon and Patricia Lin! 😀
With everyday that goes by, I always think, should I change my blog theme?
To tell you the truth, my WordPress installation is now all screwed up because of the upgrade that I did earlier on which distorted my database. I can’t post categories and all my posts are not properly tagged anymore.
I’m so tempted to just start afresh but then again, I don’t wish to lose all the stuffs that I have blogged before.
So what should I do?
Anyone has any advice?
I apologise for my lack of updates during the past month! It’s been quite a hectic month even though we went for vacation to Seoul, South Korea. That’s because before we left, we needed to make sure that work was done and covered for that week. And after we came back, it was back to work to prepare for various projects that we were coming up with. Also, my aunt from the States, together with her husband and my cousin flew into town in the same week that I arrived back.
I must say I was still recovering from the trip to Korea (we walked, shopped and ate a lot) which kind of left me a little exhausted, during the week that we returned. But I was ready to give my aunt and family my best – showing them around Singapore and being a good host. I sure hope I did okay! 😛 Anyway, it was really great to see them again, especially since I saw them 9 years ago!
A lot of people have been asking me to post up my pictures from our trip to Korea but I’ve been procrastinating about it BECAUSE I TOOK 767 PHOTOS. hahahaha… I think I’m really famous for taking so many random photos when I’m travelling cos I take about 100 photos a day! Calvin was totally tired of having to pose for me, smile and say Cheese. LOL! But my mentality is that pictures tell a thousand words and capture the moment as it is. There’s no point for me to narrate to you what I did in Korea, how are the people and what are the foods we ate, because it leaves your imagination dry after some time. So, photos I feel say the best of the place that I visited. 😀
So yes, I will try my very best to actually leave some time to devote more to blogging on my personal blog. (How many times have I said that???) But you can be sure that this domain name will always be remain mine and here and well, just pop back to see what I have in store at the moment.
That’s all for now from me!
Oh, just an update: I’ll be flying off to the Philippines for a family vacation. So, yep, you can expect another update really soon!
I can’t believe that I actually planned a trip out to South Korea! Frankly, it all happened so fast one night – me and my best friend, Peiling. We were chatting about travelling together and to South Korea. And the next minute I knew, we were scouring the internet for cheap air tickets and accomodation to the beautiful country. Of course, Calvin’s part of the action too! Haha.. though he’s more of a sleeping participant, probably till we really arrive in South Korea.
I really can’t wait to go South Korea and travel to a new destination! And best of all, travelling with my friends! Of course, I do feel guilty for leaving my parents in our sunny country while I enjoy myself in South Korea… BUT, I can’t help it!!! It’s too good a chance to miss!!!
Here’s what I’m looking forward to:
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We just changed our Singapore dollars to Korean won and it’s really funny because Calvin keeps teasing that we are multimillionaires in Korea. Just because the exchange rate is 1000 KRW: SGD 1.15. Haha..
Well, it’s a trip that we are looking forward to because it’s our second trip out of the country! Plus to a new country… The first being Mauritius. 😀 You can take a look at my photos from the trip here!
Alright, time for me to head to bed! It’s been a long day. Full 10 am to 12am work.. But a really productive day I must say!
Looking forward to a brand new day tomorrow! 😀
I told you that I’ll update you on the progress of our office creation and here I am to share more with you! It’s been pretty exciting fixing things up and buying the furniture and appliances needed. And just in case, you are settling up your own home office, it’s good to have a checklist and maybe mine can help you. 😀
So far, we bought :
1. Huge table –> doubles up as a meeting table and work desk.
2. CPU holders –> to hold the CPUs of course.
3. Table lamps
4. Electrical wire rack –> good for holding lots of electrical cables
5. 1 HP desktop –> we got it at a really cool price!
7. Roller cabinet –> really cute. It’s to store the printer and stationaries.
8. White board
9. Magnetic Board
10. 4 roller chairs –> 2 white and 2 blue!
1. 1 more desktop
2. Air conditioner
3. A Book shelf
4. Cheque typer
5. Paper shredder
6. Another printer?
I’m not allowed to put up photos though.. It’s a self-imposed rule. Haha.. Cos the office is currently in quite a mess. We’ve been trying to put in all our IM resources, references, files and documents into proper files and shelves. So everything is laying around!
The huge meeting table we got from IKEA was finally fixed up about more than a week ago and it’s really looking great. The meeting table doubles up as work desks for our 2 employees. 😀
The home office is really a cool concept that Calvin and I came up with because we wanted to maximise the extra room that his place has. Also, it was a great way to still have flexibility, rather than having to travel to and fro from another destination. 😀 Of course, this is only temporary. We’re scouting for a good place and definitely are waiting for the right time to move in.
Everything happens in God’s time. If the time doesn’t feel right, wait on it. 😀 We’re waiting for the right time for a lot of things… our car, our office and even, our marriage. LOL! Trusting in God’s time and plans is even greater than trusting in our own plans!
Ok, so that’s about it. The air-con guy is coming to fix up a new air con next wednesday. And till then, we’ll have to scout for our next desktop bargain and other things we might need! Stay tuned!