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November 5, 2009

T-I-M-E O-U-T

I normally prepare my blog posts in advance, doing a few drafts per post before being satisfied with the final one and clicking the “publish post” button. I like being organised, and I need some sort of structure in my life, else I”ll go haywire. Despite telling people how I like being spontaneous (it is true, I love spontaneity), I’m rather anal when it comes to writing.

That said, I’m not perfect. I DO make spelling mistakes, and sometimes grammar mistakes too. Yes, I am a copywriter. I craft copy, and I check every single writing material for typo and grammar errors. But I’m no robot. I wish I have the function “spell check” installed in my brains, but sadly, I don’t.

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Lately, I’ve been so busy, it’s not even funny. It”s getting harder for me to juggle with my full time job, blog, write columns, attend pageant-related events, do food reviews and spend time with my friends. I don’t want to be sidelined in the food-blogging community, and neither do I want to lose out on social networking (which includes doing pageant-related events). Right now, I feel like I’m drifting away from the food bloggers, because when I see them, I’m so preoccupied with other things that I fail to mingle properly with them. To those who feel offended, I apologise.

As for my columns, I enjoy writing them and I love it when people email me telling me they love my work. This is why I put a lot of effort in my writing — I”m not saying I”m a good writer; I”m saying I try hard when it comes to writing. I get the thrills when I see MY NAME in the byline. At least it shows I’m not just some pretty face — I have a brain, and it’s working. I make sure I write proper blog posts, rather than plonk in a lot of pictures with descriptions taken from the food menu. Why bother reading such posts? You might as well go to the restaurant and read the menu.

This week is especially crazy for me. Food reviews, events, modelling assignment, deadlines at work, new columns to write and of course, rif’s birthday. I’ve been neglecting the poor guy, since the pageant ended. I was greedy and wanted to do everything at once instead of prioritising. It is time I learn to make choices. I”ve decided to take some time off (or slowing down a bit) from food blogging and reorganise my life. I am also going to spend more quality time with rif, and less time trying to please everyone else.

rif, I’m sorry for neglecting you, and thank you for being so patient and understanding. I feel awful and wrecked with guilt, putting you through all this nonsense. Let me buy you a nice big dinner, okay? =)

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16 Responses

  1. "Joe" who is constantly craving

    well after last nite, u have a new place to take him too!

    hey, dont sweat about it, blog at your pace.

    talking abt several drafts, i churned another miracle entry in 20 minutes!

  2. Wei Jien

    Dont worry about it… i understand what you need to do…
    Now that you have SOoOoO many things to do, all you need to do is priorities. That’s all.

  3. thenomadGourmand

    "less time trying to please everyone else"…
    That's the way babe!!

  4. Huai Bin

    All the best! Don't burn out, that's the worst thing that can happen…all the work and stuff you're doing sounds like you're on a high speed train to Burnoutville. I've been there, it's not fun. Yeah, you're right, scale down a bit and reprioritize. Good luck! :)

  5. BrianandRepublic

    Tell me about it! Its exactly what I've done – stopped video blogging for awhile, trying to focus on schoolwork.

    Lol, as a prefectionist myself, 20 times aint surprising for me! Hope u have a wonderful break and a great time with rif.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY RIF!

    BrianandRepublic

  6. ~Christine~Leng

    it's hard to multitask. achieving datelines and stuffs, it's hard prioritize sometimes. but u r doing great already gal. Sure Rif would be by your side supporting you. Besides, his birthday is coming. Both of you can have a nice candlelight dinner then.. hehe ^^

  7. thule a.k.a leo

    alamak!! romantic nya :)
    hahahaha… I'm sure he understands. please make rif's birthday a memorable one this year ok?

  8. Julene Chia

    Your pride seems more important than anything else.
    "At least it shows I'm not just some pretty face – I have a brain, and it's working", this does offends people like me. I don't think your features could relate to beauty or gorgeous kind of words.
    I notice the REAL PRETTY GIRLS do not participate the miss malaysian pageant, too bad i can say you are LUCKY to be in there.

    You are capable, smart that i can see. But please stop offend people saying that you are pretty. Thanks!

  9. TL

    Glad to hear that you know what is important in your life.

    Have a nice dinner with rif and don't bother to blog about it. ;)

  10. Bangsar-bAbE

    TL – Thanks!

    leo – I'll try my best! =D

    Christine – Yes, I'm very lucky to have someone like him support me so much.

    Brian – Hahaha…looks like we are quite alike! ;)

    Huai Bin – Yup…need to slow down a bit. >)

    nomad – Thanks dear!

    Wei Jien – Don't worry…I'll prioritize! ;D

    Joe – Kekeke…I'm dead slow compared to you!

  11. Wilson & Rachel

    Nice to see u yesterday, though it was short, it was lovely.

  12. kampungboycitygal

    awww dun worry, ur still as friendly and nice :)

    sometimes kgboy will tantrum n say like i dunwana photograph my food, i just wana enjoy my food. i'll say ok go ahead, we'll have a break for a meal or two :D

    just take it easy :)

  13. kampungboycitygal

    awww dun worry, ur still as friendly and nice :)

    sometimes kgboy will tantrum n say like i dunwana photograph my food, i just wana enjoy my food. i'll say ok go ahead, we'll have a break for a meal or two :D

    just take it easy :)

  14. rokh

    totally understand bout anal on writing, i am a victim myself. i will be waiting to read again after you time-out! :)

  15. Bangsar-bAbE

    rokh – You won't have to wait long! ;)

    kampungboycitygal – Lol…thanks! It's good to take a break from bloggong every now and then.

    Wilson & Rachel – Nice seeing you too! Ya lar…you guys left so early. @_@

  16. 伟聪8982

    Hi there !
    I am first time to browse through your blogs and i love them so much! Especially all the food reviews you wrote.
    Keep up the good works !

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