“Don’t Delay.” Somehow those two words sort of rang into my head early this morning.

Before that, I cooked a meal in the middle of the night and is about to eat it now for breakfast. It’s also being packed for my Brian’s lunchbox. He just told me he’s having a meeting again later for lunch. I frowned thinking ‘Whoat? So you’re not gonna eat what I’ve labored through the night that’s left me 4 hrs of sleep?’ He was joking. Good. πŸ™‚

I went off to the embassy yesterday to collect my passport which I submitted for extension 2 weeks ago. I should have picked it up a week ago. But I delayed. So anyway, it rained so I hopped into a cab. Few minutes later, I arrived at the embassy only to find out the gate was closed and though a few meters away, I can almost read the ‘We’re Closed’ sign. So I told the cab driver to wait while I went closer to read it. You guessed it. I thought, ‘Why didn’t anyone tell me?’ Why would I forget it’s November 1 and it’s a holiday?’ I could have banged my head on the gate but instead I went back laughin’ at myself inside the cab and told the driver, ‘I’m going shopping!’ Hahaha. No, I didn’t actually tell him. πŸ˜›

While too amused with my silliness, the cab driver and I got along talking about the future. And then, he said, ‘Don’t delay — have kids while you’re still young.’ πŸ™‚ There he was, father of 3 kids and he seemed a good man while he told me more of life’s little instructions. One of my nicest cab experience. πŸ™‚

So when I woke up today, I remembered the cab driver’s words. It wasn’t just about having kids at all. The ‘Don’t Delay’ kinda fits as a good mantra for everything else. I’m sure there’s something you’re probably delaying too right now, huh? What is it? Why are you delaying?

Well, hello there November! Let’s not put more delay into our lives, shall we?

I didn’t put up those big crafted letters few weeks ago for nothing on our bedroom wall. And yes, that big world map greets me every waking moment. I don’t know about you, but the more I stare at it, the more I feel there’s a world out there meant to be experienced. So while I can, I’d love to not delay anymore. I also just read a great article shared through a friend’s Facebook wall the other day that was so timely with my raging thoughts too. πŸ™‚ Indeed, The world is a stunning place, full of outstanding works of art.Β SeeΒ it.”Jeff Goins

And before I end this post, I happened to have stumbled upon an Instagrammer who posted a Christmas Card Exchange Project. How cool is that? I was hooked with the idea. If you remember I did a little Project Airmail Love last year too but it was for my birthday, this time I wanna do it again this year in spreading the Christmas spirit with a little extra love.Β The first 10 to leave me a comment will receive a little/pocket journal with a cover photo taken by me. πŸ™‚ If you don’t make it within the 10, don’t worry, I’ll still exchange Christmas cards with yah! So don’t forget to send me a separate email at me@josephinesicadphotography.com for your mailing address with a title “Ho ho ho!” πŸ™‚ I know it’s pretty simple gesture and it’s my way of getting connected to the rest of the world,too in spreading love so only if you’re interested, let’s get this rolling, shall we? πŸ™‚ I’m setting a deadline until 11:59pm Nov 3, 2011 so there’s enough time for me to send and for the mail to arrive wherever you might be before Christmas! =)

Happy Wednesday!


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November 2, 2011
Snail mail you say? Sign me up! :)
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rizal
November 2, 2011
hi jhoe! nice article...made me thinking of putting up a map too in my room and put push pins to places i've been to and to places i wanna visit before my time runs out....:)life is too short not to enjoy it while we can..physically be there and enjoy the moment...hope to visit you and terang in SG by next year...=D
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bing ramones
November 2, 2011
i am still thinking of what could have been the things that i am delaying right now... and yes, i want that pocket journal with your photo on the cover. hahaha
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Annabelle
November 2, 2011
Hey, you just did it! It's funny that you're giving away early Christmas gift. Looks like you followed what the driver exactly sad. Don't Delay (the gifts), lol. :) Merry Christmas to you and Brian.
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Paula
November 2, 2011
Indeed, don't delay! Carpe Diem! :)
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shingkay
November 2, 2011
hi jhoe! :) nice blog.. thanks you for being an inspiration! <3 "Do the things that make you happy. Don't put off or delay an experience that can bring you happiness as you never know what the future holds." (i want that pocket journal, too!!) *wink*
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November 2, 2011
awesome! don't delay! and i love that dream sign. i am actually in the process of just ordering 1 letter lol for my props except it kinda cost a lot since i want it so big :) anyway, i hope you have an awesome november! and yay i am comment #6, i hope you ship overseas!
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mai2cam
November 2, 2011
Hello Josephine! I've always been a fan of your photography! :) and now I'm loving your DIY/wall project! :) Thank you for being such an inspiration! :)
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November 2, 2011
Dont delay.. Have to comment.
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November 2, 2011
nice diy josephine... hope i'm not yet too late to receive that pocket journal with your photo on the cover.. hahaha
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November 2, 2011
β€œThe world is a stunning place, full of outstanding works of art. See it.” – Jeff Goins -----> i sooo agreee!!! ^^
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Carla
November 2, 2011
I want those letters too! I loooove "Don't delay" message! I want to travel the world too!!! =( I am based here in Singapore as well and I would love to travel like you! hehehe Hoping to see you around Tampines!
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November 2, 2011
waaaahh!! i'm the 13th na? can u extend? hehehe! super like your design..i wish I'm as creative as you. hehe! advanced Merry Christmas Josephine! mwaah! are you coming home soon? :)
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andy
November 2, 2011
what did you use to cover the DREAM sign?
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November 3, 2011
so why did i read this just now? Jeff just told me last night. ggrrr.. anyhoo, Jhoe, let's exchange cards! =)
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Jehanne Escobido-Baraquil
November 12, 2011
Oh no! Superrr delayed comment. haha. Oh well, let's just exchange cards then. You already know my address, right? Miss you manghud!
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November 1, 2012
was here :D you have a nice blog
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