I was in town searching for a tote bag yesterday. Mine was old and mangy and on some days, I think it smells! Of coz, Sod's Law has it that I couldn't find the perfect tote. Found this online from Kate Spade instead,
A very helpful friend informed me that if I really wanted the bag, she has a friend in the States to help ship it back for me. Then it got me thinking... Do I really need a Kate Spade? Then I thought about my shoe collection, most of them in storage boxes, the bags, my friends' shoes and bags, hmm... how much stuff does one really need?
When my dad passed away last December, all he had was 2 bags of clothes in supermarket plastic bags. The shoes, the bags, the labels meant nothing. We feel good for the moment, but it's only momentary. Our presence here is transcendental. Hence, some say to make the best of it, because the money can't be brought to the nether world. Some say the things can be passed to another generation.... I guess we all deal with materialism in different ways.
I live in a country where there is abundance. Singaporeans are a fortunate bunch. We have access to the latest trends and the ability to fly things in if prices are too steep. We can't deny that in the Asian culture, other people's perception of us still matter. Jean-Paul Sarte says it best, "Hell is other people." Can we truly be authentic given the society we live in?
This is what I've been working on this week. A pocket mini album using mainly DCWV, K&Co, Prima and Teresa Collins. DCWV's paper packs are so convenient! Cuts down time trying to match papers. But it takes the fun out of matching papers where sometimes we get pleasant surprises! So do you like to use paper packs where everything is matched for you readily, or do you like venturing out on your own?
Keeping the insides simple because of the patterned papers. This way of making a mini album is good for using up papers!
I think it's been a while since I did a layout... maybe that's next. Enjoy your remaining Sunday, and have a good week ahead!