It's been a whirlwind of cultural celebrations in Malaysia in the past weeks!
From my first experience of being in this industry; i must say, they've all hit me as overwhelming shocks each turn! Hari raya, Mooncake festival, Deepavali, Halloween.. Christmas and Chinese new year.. they always initially seem like a ways worth... but before I can actually organize myself with new ideas each time; POW! it's next week!!! haha I promise myself to not put myself in this situation next year. I'm going to prepare WAYYYY in advance. I'm attempting to do that as we speak; but it's just taxing with the weddings and birthdays weekly to juggle at the same time.
Generally before the seasons arrive; it's hard to gather inspiration or hunt down new ideas from about town. I guess now i really do have to rely on myself as a trend setter for each festive season. It gets boring as well when everyone else comes up with similar things each year. I try at best to be unconventional most of the time; but that sometimes contradicts with how traditional and culturally conservative I am personally. I suppose it's about that balance I have to find each time. Making things attractive and unique is easy; maintaining its meaning and it's cultural value takes its difficulty level one step higher.
Anyhow; Happy Diwali to all!
For those celebrating and not~ It's a the festival of lights and colour! that's got to be fun no?
Grab yourself a good portion of Indian delicacies, curries, spices, briyanis, naans... wash it down with a thick and fresh mango lassi... finish off with a sinfully sweet gulab jamun! Now that's something to celebrate this weekend! *burp* ;)