ponder | 3 things I learnt as a new manager in a remote working world

Promoted during the height of the pandemic, I was catapulted into the virtual world as a “new” manager. Before this promotion, I had been given various informal opportunities to act in a management capacity. However stepping into a management role formally and virtually means there is almost no time for induction, and new challenges mayContinue reading “ponder | 3 things I learnt as a new manager in a remote working world”

the wedding planning (still) continues

a bride’s perspective So here we are, August 2021. Almost 18 months since COVID first hit Australia and almost 20 months since we got engaged. For someone who only wanted to be at the wedding planning stage for 9 months of their life, our current wedding planning journey has doubled in time and is stillContinue reading “the wedding planning (still) continues”

the wedding planning continues

a bride’s perspective It is the start of February 2021 and I thought it might be worth sharing an update with you all about my wedding planning journey, since the last time I posted. In brief, we did not end up having a small ceremony as the city we live in was plunged into furtherContinue reading “the wedding planning continues”

wedding planning during COVID-19

a bride’s perspective I am writing this in the middle of July in 2020. My bridal store called me today and excitedly left a voicemail saying that my beautiful wedding gown had finally arrived after 5 months in the making. I didn’t call back. In fact, as I thought about heading into the store toContinue reading “wedding planning during COVID-19”

will a pandemic stop us from chasing our dreams?

It is currently day 38 of self-isolation / quarantine life for me, here in Australia. Collectively across the country, we have started to flatten the curve and mentally we are adjusting to a new normal of doing everything around the house. Yesterday, I read an article talking about survey results of the average Australian duringContinue reading “will a pandemic stop us from chasing our dreams?”

a conversation with friends about fonts

Out at brunch one day, I found myself in conversation with a group of girlfriends about preferred fonts. “I picked Sans Serif for the font because I thought it looked better printed, but the lawyer in me was battling to go for Serif.” “Yes I thought Sans Serif was an interesting choice for you! AlthoughContinue reading “a conversation with friends about fonts”

how I became a “Cool Cousin” of Melbourne

Photographed by Roberta at Chuckle Park (bar) *This post was originally published on my previous blog, Kaleidoscope of Fashion How I became a virtual travel guide in Melbourne I’m one of those Melbournians who are super proud of our beautiful city. Even though we were recently knocked off our mantel of being the “most liveable city in the world“,Continue reading “how I became a “Cool Cousin” of Melbourne”

archive: ponder | why I love/hate the Instagram algorithm

*This post was originally published on my previous blog, Kaleidoscope of Fashion It is Australia Day long weekend here in Melbourne. Summer is in full swing, the tennis grand finals are on and there is so much to do, see, eat and indulge in.  Of course, a long weekend also means lots of time withContinue reading “archive: ponder | why I love/hate the Instagram algorithm”

ponder | a moment in time

*This post was originally published on my previous blog, Kaleidoscope of Fashion Lately I find that I have been drawn to this photo from my Europe archives. Snapped almost 5 years ago to the day, it was a shot that I almost didn’t take.  In my mind I just wanted to hurry through the MuséeContinue reading “ponder | a moment in time”

studying law | 5 tips for staying focused when you’re working on a research paper

*This post was originally published on my previous blog, Kaleidoscope of Fashion We all have those days when there is a research paper to write, the due date is looming not as far away as you had hoped, but oh there are just so many other things that you would rather be doing! Even mundaneContinue reading “studying law | 5 tips for staying focused when you’re working on a research paper”