Did I tell you about my newest project? It’s a coffee table book called Overloaded Trucks of Thailand. Here’s one of the photos:
My friend Stephanie, the younger sister of high school friend Samantha (who herself is a talented cook), went over the top for her youngest son’s fourth birthday. Joaquin’s school doesn’t allow parents to bring sweets for birthdays, espousing a belief in a healthy eating environment, so Stephanie stayed up late the night before making this fruit tray, arranged in the image of Mickey Mouse.
I share this so that if you think I’m an overachiever, you’ll know that there is someone who outclasses me by far!
The other day while waiting at the Thong Lor Skytrain station, I watched a lovely sunset. One of the upsides to having a lot of haze in Thailand (honestly, not just pollution; it is the humidity, too) is the beautiful sunsets.
Received news from my aunt Sandy that my cousin Michael and his fiancee Sara have decided to postpone their August wedding. They are both working part time and still studying. Trying to make ends meet plus host a wedding is just too much stress.
A very brave decision, I think. As I wrote in an email to them, the wedding is a single day but the marriage is the rest of your life. You need to make the decisions that lay a stable foundation for the whole lifetime, not just focus on that single day.
A lot of couples get stressed out about the wedding and making sure it is perfect, only to find themselves in a lot of debt afterwards. As I can attest from personal experience, finances are one of the biggest sources of stress in a relationship, so much better to start out without unnecessary financial pressure.
We’ll reconvene in 2010 and have the wedding then and, with any luck, we’ll all be enjoying a more stable economic environment at that time. Here’s to hoping…