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  • Writer's pictureDeane Lam

Monthly reflection

A few weeks ago, I made the decision to throw myself a 'Hello Kitty' themed birthday party this year. It's something I never thought of doing for myself, but given that 2020 is a very special year for everyone, I thought, why not? It would be a colourful and happy moment that we can all look forward to!

However, due to the pandemic, city lockdowns, and curfews for the next six weeks, I probably won't be able to invite any guests to my "exciting" birthday party. Just a few days ago, I decided to adapt to the situation by creating a new social media channel to document the process of setting up the party and unpacking deliveries. We came up with a name called 'A Life to Unpack' with the hashtag #alifetounpack.

A Life To Unpack shares a wide range of unpacking processes - from opening packages and mail deliveries to documenting cooking processes and party setups! Behind each unpacking, there lies a deeper emotional journey - a journey of the unknown, revelation, understanding, and ultimately, decision-making.

The meaning of “unpack” is to open and remove the contents of (a suitcase, box, etc.) : to make (something) easier to understand by breaking it up into smaller parts that can be examined separately.

My meaning of “unpack” is not just to open a box, but to appreciate little things in life, to celebrate cultures and traditions, to open and remove the contents of life (meaning, surprise, love, happiness...) and to appreciate the content and fully enjoy the moment.

P.S. This unpack name was created by my 10-year-old son Javen during a conversation about creating a video channel a few days ago. A 10-year-old, what does he understand about life?

Happy August!

  • What do you understand about life?

  • What do you want to put into your box (contents of life)?

  • What kind of package you want to unpack most?

  • What would you name your own social media channel?

  • What do you want to share with others?

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and hashtag #alifetounpack


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