Friday, November 26, 2010

What It Takes to Make Christmas Come Alive

We were always awed by the after-works of Christmas decorations and never got to witness the process of constructing those scenes. This year, I managed to catch the staff at 1U putting up the decorations and work actually began as early as 9 in the morning!

Well, I still have yet to guess what this year's theme is, but a lot of effort has gone into constructing these buildings. Yes, I've seen them sawing and nailing boards together. I've seen them actually painting them.

And look! These miniature buildings were actually fitted with electricity, with lights in them and the windows are draped with curtains!

Literally building everything from scratch. Just like actual buildings.

Onlookers and passers-by were drawn to the whole scene.

There's a bridge there. And covered with red carpet in the centre of it.

Staff discussing and ensuring that the plans are executed properly.

Decorating those trees ain't easy.

And I'm a lil worried for this guy. Perched right on top of the ladder stretching all the way out to decorate those flowers.

The overall scene. I can't wait till everything is done!

I couldn't help but feel deep appreciation for these people who put so much effort into bringing the spirit of Christmas alive! All that for just a single month of display!

Thank you for bringing to us the wonderful atmosphere of Christmas! =)

Monday, November 1, 2010

When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade!

Been kinda down and bothered lately. Too many thoughts, too many things to be sorted out.

Time is running out for me. Those occasional panic breakouts and kan-jiong-ness are happening more often. Maybe I shouldn't target perfection. Maybe I should just let things down one notch and strive for my best.

But striving for my best without attaining the best of what things can be is so not me. And it comes back to the perfection question again. Chicken and egg problem. And I tell people, nothing is ever perfect. Gahhh. Contradictory.

I'm trying. Again and again and again. Swallowing those frustrations and worries numerous times. Telling myself that probably the next time I would hit something. I could learn something from Edison.

Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.