Mid-week check-in

So it's the school holidays, which means that even though I have work to do, I should also be getting more sleep and generally feeling more rested and on an even keel, right?


I took it easy on Monday, but yesterday turned out to be an unexpected whirlwind of events. First, there was lunch with Casey, whose birthday it was, and a mutual friend who's being posted overseas. Then there was the usual post-lunch constitutional, i.e. window shopping along Orchard Road. I virtuously forebore and didn't buy anything for myself, but we put Casey's birthday discount at Giordano to good use and got clothes for other people (including new pants for Terz for the exhibition opening this weekend --- more details below).

After that, Terz and I rendezvoused with the friends who moved here recently to show them Paradigm Infinitum. Entering Midpoint Orchard always makes me nostalgic for the days when LeisureCraft used to occupy its basement.

Then it was time to go set up for the exhibition at Atrium @ Orchard. We wound up spending almost six hours there, almost all of it on our feet (I hadn't dressed to help set up an exhibition, so I was in a skirt, which made sitting on the floor to rest impossible). Despite my comfy shoes, my feet hurt like hell by about 10 pm and continued to twitch in protest for the rest of the evening.

Not that I did a lot of work. I've often said that the job I'm really, really good at is filing paperwork. Give me stacks of paper, a system of filing and I'll put everything away for you, easy-peasy. Heck, I'll even originate a system of filing for you, if you ask nicely.

Yesterday, I discovered the job I'm second-best at: being coffee girl. I didn't purchase any coffee per se for anyone, since it was too hot and late in the day for that, but I made several runs for dinner and drinks, in the process discovering that the 7-Eleven outlet at Plaza Singapura is really pathetic. I mean, what self-respecting 24-hour convenience store in a tropical country runs out of canned iced lemon tea by 9 pm?

Abigael, our delightful exhibition coordinator, has some pictures of the construction process here. That was on Monday; yesterday's setup involved hanging all the pictures on the raw plywood walls. I took some (crappy) pictures, but I haven't had the time to download them from the camera, because we got home after midnight, after a friend mercifully gave us a ride home, and the only things on our mind were: Shower. Sleep. And we did.

Despite almost eight hours of sleep, I still feel like I need to spend another day under the covers. Listening to the Simone Kopmajer album I picked up probably didn't help --- I thought the slow jazz would be soothing,but it can also be sleep-inducing --- so I've switched to my "Energizers" iPod playlist, which is helping a little.

But now I'm late for my lunch appointment.

Anyway, the most important information you must pay attention to (if you haven't clicked on the link to Abigael's blog already):
Glimpses of Light
The Atrium @ Orchard
March 16-30, 2005
Opening ceremony: Saturday, March 19, 3 pm
If you want to avoid speechifying and the media, come a little later. We'll still be around. (And 7-Eleven better have have stocked up on iced lemon tea by then!)

Edited to add: Terz has some pictures of the setup on his blog and Abigael has more. I still haven't uploaded mine.


At 3/16/2005 10:31 am , Blogger perception said...

"bored, overeducated male product[s] of the Singapore Education System"

sounds like my significant other, which is how I first learnt of this shop. hmmm.

unexploded cow!

At 3/16/2005 10:35 am , Blogger perception said...

fluxx from Looney Labs is cool too.

At 3/16/2005 11:26 am , Blogger Agagooga said...

Eh don't pray pray.

She was into Robotech and MUDing before Caledin the Paladin (whatever) was even a shadow in your mind.

At 3/16/2005 11:38 am , Blogger Tym said...

I failed to mention that I don't really buy anything from PI or other stores of this ilk. I just tag along with the husband and friends, and try to look, um, knowledgeable. :)


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