Had my hair and makeup done professionally on Monday morning for a shoot at work.
They made my skin look super glowy and my hair so silky smooth… Now that I've seen the max potential of my skin and hair - the way I do it myself looks so dull. Being in front of the lens was difficult, I felt so awkward! The photographer kept telling me to open my eyes and smile simultaneously which isn't physically possible for my squinty smily eyes.
After I was done at the shoot, I attended the office-wide meeting where they announced the three winners of an internal Instagram competition. My shameless selfie won me the prize pack that I was eyeing, worth around $250! The criteria was to post a beauty haul or selfie and all the other entries were hauls so I strategically did a selfie.
On my ride to work on Tuesday morning… I was cruising at 20km/h (if even) in a bike lane, in broad daylight, wearing my hi-vis vest with my three bike lights flashing when an aggressive 4WD ('cos inner city terrain is so mountainous…!) impatiently overtook the turning vehicle in front ramming right into me! Frightened for my life, I naturally screamed and managed to regain my balance after she had hit me but before I knew it, she sped and ran the red light to avoid any confrontation! It's one thing to make that mistake of not looking, but it's another thing to not have decency to see if I was okay. Driving is a responsibility that I fear too many people take lightly - vehicles have the ability to kill, they're practically weapons… It's just so extremely selfish to not even bother looking out for other road users because you're complacent in your indestructible 4WD. Every human on the road should be cautious and 100% alert, not only for themselves but for eachother! This isn't a case of cars vs. bikes - the driver who drives into a cyclist IN A BIKE LANE is the same person on the train who sits their bag on a seat on a full train, the cyclist who disregards traffic lights, the pedestrian who carelessly jaywalks… No matter the mode of transport, it comes down to them being douche bags.
My blood was boiling when I got to work and as soon as I verbalised what had happened, I burst out crying. Totally 'off-brand' for me (I try my best never to cry in front of people because I know how awkward it makes people feel) but I couldn't help it, I was in shock… and was so angry.
My friends at work were so good with their sympathy and hugs. Thinking back, me crying was totally dumb - I wasn't even hit hard nor did I have a scratch on my body or bike. My boss said, "I hope this makes you feel better" and gave me a Maison Kitsune T-shirt (!!!) - best boss ever and my thoughtful workmate found tarts in the kitchen and brought them back for me… They definitely know how to cheer me up, with clothes and sweet treats.
That night we had personal training. Such a good turnout! Our personal trainer is so sweet, she made us protein balls.
Poor burger angle… But our team checked out a new burger joint down the road for lunch on Friday. The name of the place is difficult to recall since it was just the street number but the burgers there were very delicious. They were the type to melt in your mouth, the buns were so sweet and buttery too.
Dean and I sussed out the new Asian food court in Highpoint on Saturday. It's not really a traditional food court because each restaurant has designated tables. We choose to eat at Ajisen Ramen despite saying we'd have something light and not stinky. Ugh. It was so rich and we stunk of garlic from the depth of our stomachs.
Had a much needed tea break at Dean's house. I got to use his new Brown mug, it's so cute! I made him watch the first two episodes of The Bachelor with me after I missed them during the week due to work (I stayed back past 9:30PM one night, eep!). This season is lacking someone like Laurina from the last season… Nobody is quite at that calibre of brilliance. Not buying that Heather girl's 'cool-girl' persona, she's too meme-y for my liking - it's like all her jokes are stolen off the internet.
Today my dad took me out for brunch at Oscar Cooper after not being able to get a table at Tall Timber. When I got home I vacuumed, cleaned my makeup brushes and lubed the chain on my bike, then went to a dynamic fitness class. Feeling quite productive.