Since around the start of the year, we’ve been counting down to the Games Time – when Team Singapore will compete in the 29th SEA Games and 9th ASEAN Para Games at Malaysia. It meant almost a whole month’s worth of crazy social media work, and plenty of scurrying around to keep up.
To be honest, until August itself, I still didn’t really know what was going to hit us. But trust me I was there with my camera to capture all the craziness during that period.
September has been so happening. Although Yibo’s away, I find myself occupied with my friends, work, various outings/activities here and there. Is this adulting? Do you get busier and busier with time?
Karaoke with the teamies | Korean fried chicken at Sean’s house! | Sumptuous dinner
Sweet treats at Daddy’s buffet lunch | Waiting for the lift | Vegetable curry for dinz
Goodbye August. So thankful for the experience this past month, but extra thankful that it’s been done and dusted. More on what I got up to down below!
Faye bought us ginger shots! | ASTONS | That familiar metal staircase
Ordered Indian for lunch! Butter chicken + naan + CHEESE FRIES
Someone came over for dinner | Lunch @ iSteak! | Tai Cheong eggtarts!
I love a good egg tart | And good lighting | MALA FRIDAYS
At Tanjong Beach for an assignment | Awaiting the start of the Warrior Challenge | With Shen
Finally driving by this huge ad | Lunch at home | I found a 百年 near me
Meeting this one for a late night Macs | Cheeky nasi lemak for lunch
Sneaking an ice-cream with the sister | At the bus stop past sundown
Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony | Interviewing many TeamSG athletes!! #exclusive
Such a cool experience | Such is chaos | Glad I got 1-on-1 interview time hehe
Aftermath of a huge national day celebration | There’s a Shen around me
Meeting up with the bros for a good dinner now that Zijie’s back
Yibo came around one weekend morning to make breakfast. #goals
Needless to say, it was awesome. Anything anyone cooks for me is awesome.
Headed for family day at the Sports Hub | Milo truck was the highlight | #OneTeamSG posters
Ending the day with a steamboat dinner with the fam | Featuring my favourite mushrooms
Weird kid in the house | The last few times looking at this view from Raeburn Park
Post-exercise selfies | Morning no-face selfies | MALA FRIDAYS
A cheap solution to our sushi cravings | @ Sushi Express with Yibo
Mum made pancakes for breakfast! | Brussels sprouts in prep
We prepared brussels sprouts with bacon | We are proud parents of our dish hahaha
Our next project together | Lamb chop for dinner omg | Shen made apple pie!
Another ginger shot courtesy of Faye | Our last lunch with our intern Phyllis | A private farewell
Someone looking pleased | Shen made fat bombs omg | And apple tarts omg
We got more Tai Cheong egg tarts omg | I love them egg tarts
Going to the airport to see off Yibo for his exchange | Lift selfies
Not even the first day of SEA Games and someone’s already given up on her outfit
Giant grasshopper?! | Welcome pack to the Dentsu Aegis Network | Last day at Raeburn
Last Indian rojak at Raeburn – Middle Road style | Selfies with Hannah Banana!
This is my view now | This is my view to the left | New office brings out the OL in her
New office has lift lobbies that look like new-age chapels | Guzman burrito for lunch!
Team Sports! (sorry KJ) | Client bought us some sweet treats | SEA Games live in the war room
Affordable salads now easily within reach yassss | Nick looks stressed | The salad looks great
Mummy prepared a feast for breakfast! | Pancakes, ham, and scrambled eggs | SALAD LUNCH
Shenbae bought us mochi | In the office at 8pm | Clean desk policy
While August was a really busy month at work, I spent the first half of the month spending as much quality time as I could with Yibo, including late night strolls at the park to McDonalds, or him coming over for dinner for just a few hours. No one’s ever too busy for a meet-up.
He flew off just two weeks back. Omg it pains me to think that it has only been 2 weeks -_- He’s gone for the rest of the year. Jeez. Happy that he’s been adjusting well so far though, leaves no worries behind.
We also moved offices! Finally made the big move from the really secluded Raeburn Park to the thriving CBD at Guoco Tower. The office looks amazing, quite sure you’ll be seeing a lot more of it on our insta-stories!
And literally right after Yibo flew off, as if he has perfect timing, things got pretty crazy at work because the SEA Games started. 29th SEA Games, significant as Singapore’s best away games ever, as well as the first time we’re working for the Team Singapore Facebook page while a major games is happening. Things were really intense. While things were really stressful and fast-paced, we did have a lot of fun working together, despite the late nights (up to midnight in the office, every day). Couldn’t have wished for a better team to work with! #OneTeamSG
(I’m working on a video because I filmed the entire SEA Games period in the office. Wait to see the madness that is Nicolette. And the rest of us, of course.)
Considering what a busy month I’ve had, I’m glad I found some pockets of time at the start of August to put together some blog posts and even posted two videos! I must be on a roll.
The last dinner party at KJ’s house was such a roaring success that we HAD to organise another one ahead of the looming games period, where we would be knee-deep into all the social media updates for the Team Singapore page.
So since SEA Games and ASEAN Para Games season were looming ahead of us (which has already begun as you’re reading this post), we decided to have another gathering to get everyone in high spirits before we get buried in work.