Friday, April 25, 2008

BIG+BIH = Awesome

April 25, 2008

BKK International Gift Fair+BKK International Houseware Fair
TRADE: 17-20 APRIL 2008 / PUBLIC: 21-22 APRIL 2008

Just so you know I'd put 'too' much effort in order to get some pictures from the International Gift/Houseware Fair to post on the blog as promised. I went to the fair on the "Trade" Day, and then went back again on the "Public" Day. I dragged my (heavy) camera along, just to find out it ran out of the battery. (GOSH!) So, I had to take a day off from work and went back to shoot some photos. It's the first time my blog showcases some cool local design. As you can see how WOww they really are, especially houseware - took my breath away just to look at a one-of-the-kind collection - and unbelievably inexpensive. I wish I had my own place now so I'd fill the space in with those furniture. Unfortunately they did not allow us to take a photo of the masterpieces. I've recorded everything into my brain though. The fair is held twice a year - Summer and Fall. Surely I would find my way back there in October!!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Sliding Door

April 9, 2008
I've made it through another year!! Happy birthday to myself.

To make up for last month entry, I will write a couple this month. I wanted to write something for March though. The month is so important as March 15 was my one-year anniversary of being back home. From that day forward, my wanderlust has been risen up. Every morning, while I was doing my spiritual routine - sipping coffee and looking out the office's window, I was picturing the pretty lake Michigan on the horizon. Thinking what It would be like had I not decided to move back. Would my life be different? better or worse? If anyone has seen the movie "sliding door", you know what I mean.

A couple of days ago, my good friend from DDB delivered her bad news via email that was quite shocking. Another round of lay-off within the same year - and she was on that list. My team has got let go and it was quite sad they were part of my good memory at DDB. Would it have been me on that list had I still worked there?

Strange things happen in life.

To my boss, if you happen to come across my blog, you would have told me I made the right decision, won't you?

Next weekend I'm going to Bangkok International Gift Fair (BIG+BIH) to get inspiration for my own business. It's the coolest gift trade show in Thailand. I will write about it on my next entry plus some photos of cool stuff!

NOTE: Song-kran festival will start in a couple of days. And YES! we're getting 5 days off from work ..Woo Hoo...
If you you want to know more, check out my April 2007 entry.