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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Happy Year of Dragon!!

Hey dears!

Happy Chinese New Year from my part of the world!  Wishing you health, happiness, love and abundance in the Year of Dragon!

I can't believe 3 months had just passed quickly after my last post.  I know I know...I am supposed to post my ODJs and new loots...LOL!  I owe you gals big time.  I am really working on the pictures.  If you see my loot will understand why it's taking me soooo long!!!

My new "H" loot

A lot has been happening lately...especially the "big project" I was talking about in my last post.  It's really coming true!!  Well, it all started when Steve Jobs died in October.....and one day I was watching his speech delivered at the Stanford University before he died.  I really cried so hard when I heard his speech, as I was having some kind of depression after my trip back from Paris because I learned that I have hypothyroid after my check-up. :(  Hypothyroid is not really that big of a deal, but then it is all about hormones and it will be haunting me forever, and I have to take all these bloody medicines and supplements all my life.  Aside from that, I had been sick with a bad cough for almost 2 comes and go and comes back again.  Sad right?  Oh well, anyways, Steve Job's speech inspired me so much.....these are his words that stuck in my mind:
- "Your time on this earth is limited, don't live someone else's life, live by your vision."
- "Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.  They somehow already know what you truly want to become.  Everything else is secondary."
- "Stay hungry, Stay Foolish"

For those who know me well, I am sure you know why I am doing this.  Since I was a teenager, I have been really interested in the French language and French culture.  I love anything French - the language, the people, the food, the culture, the arts, the fashion..........the good and the bad.  LOL!  Since I was young, I have been dreaming of studying, living and working in Paris, but never got the guts to do so because of family and work obligations.  Somehow, after listening to Steve Job's speech, I feel the "calling" that I need to do something for myself before it's too late.  So, that is why I have decided to devote 3 months of my personal time to study intensive French in Paris and get to the next level.  (I have studied French for 5 years in my high-school years, and I want to really master the language where I can do professional translations).  

So that is basically my big project - staying in Paris for 3 months to study intensive French with complete cultural immersion! :)  I already applied for the school, have an apartment to stay in, and booked my plane ticket.  I am leaving end of next month...can't believe this is really happening and a dream come true for me!  I am very thankful that my husband is very supportive of my decision and allowed me to be away from home for 3 months to pursue my dreams.  I will miss my family, especially my son, during my 3-month stay in Paris, but good that we have modern technology like Skype nowadays...hehe!  Besides, my son and husband will come visit me in Paris during Easter holidays so I really look forward to introduce such an amazing city to him!

Will I do any shopping while I am in Paris?  LOL!  Well, my studies will be full time 0900 to 1700 Monday to Friday, and stores close at 1900.  So, that doesn't leave me a lot of time for shopping to be honest.  Oh well, shopping can wait.  I just want to experience a Parisienne way of life for those 3 months, and have the moment of my life! :)  Can't wait to be back to a student again!

So there goes my update......I will really try to reveal my loot before I leave for Paris.  Here is the teaser. :)

My new Hermes ring taken at the top of Centre Pompidou Paris

Me and my beloved Hermes Marwari bag in Gold Clemence...
(bought this bag way back in March 2011)
(Kookai floral top, Kookai knit top, Current/Elliot bell bottom jeans, YSL Tribtoo black booties, Celine "Audrey" sunnies)

Me and my cute little Hermes Paris-Bombay bag in Raisin Box
(bought this bag way back in March 2011)
(Kookai top, H&M black cardigan with pearl embellishment, Coast Corali Fuchsia Pleated Chiffon Maxi, Hermes 90cm carre "Nuees Imaginaires" in Anthracite, YSL Tribtoo black booties, Celine "Audrey" sunnies) 

Stay tuned everyone!  Seize the day!

Gros Bisous,
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