25 September 2016

Weekend warrior


These two weeks, since I returned from the business trip, I tired easily and had been going to bed early everyday.

Shortly after dinner and shower I would be sleepy, and so I didn't have time to spend with wifey to chat and just being with each other. I didn't have time to do stuff, personal time like writing a blog, checking Facebook, surfing the net, playing computer game, et cetera.

On most evening I didn't even turn on my computer. Da horror! >_<

Sleeping early and waking up early is probably a healthier lifestyle like old people, but it really leaves me no time for personal stuff, and that's like having no life at all!

Work, sleep, work, sleep, work, sleep, and it's weekend...

So I have to cramp everything into the weekend, which is not my ideal lifestyle, I rather have a balanced work/life routine everyday.

I hope this is just a temporary thing, a lengthy time zone adjustment thing due to my age instead of a permanent thing, erm... due to my age. -_-

There gotta be some personal time everyday instead of just the weekend!



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24 September 2016

Wasted


Recognition dinner yesterday evening.

It's good to be recognised, especially since I am the kind who like to resolve something before the impact is serious. You know, pre-emptively resolve issue before it becomes deep shit.

Unlike some colleagues who would leave issue until it's seriously messed up, until the management noticed it, so they can be the hero who saved the day. Gotta say they are the ones the management remembers, and so they are usually the ones being recognised.

Me? I consider myself successful if I resolved an issue before management even notices it. If I did my job well, there would be no issue that concerns the management. Of course, this has the downside of the management not knowing the effort and time I put in.

So yea, I don't get that many recognitions.

Anyway, recognition dinner yesterday at a fancy restaurant, I am glad I am remembered, since my part was done early in the project phase, and it has been smooth ever since. I guess I did a good job.

But I started to develop a headache just before I left for the dinner, I think it's due to tiredness. Wifey advised me to rest and not to go to the dinner, which I foolishly ignored.

When I reached the restaurant, it has become a splitting headache, plus I probably got motion sickness on the way to the restaurant. So I have lost all appetite.

A couple of satays, a few sushis, and some pieces of fruit. That's all I managed. None of the seafood, meat or any other goodies. And I threw up before I left, so I pretty much wasted everything.

As soon as I was back home I took a quick shower and hit the bed. Dead to the world until two in the morning when my hunger woke me.

Wifey is always right, should have listened to her.

Still, it's good to be recognised.



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18 September 2016

有感而发:有朋至远方来


二零一六年九月十八日。

和远方来的朋友小聚,一起吃晚餐。

是大学时认识的朋友,见面就是很开心的拥抱。

上回见面,已是九年前的事了。她和那时的男友来槟城找我们。

记得大瓜还是小宝宝,很舒服的躺在男朋友的肚子上。

她是心地善良的女人,很有爱心,讲话斯文温柔。

学生时代结交的友情都比较纯,加上大学时大家都是离乡背井,自然而然会互相照应。

也是我还没变成反社会反交际的恶魔之前的事啦。那还是热情、对朋友尽心尽力的好好先生的我…


今天和朋友一起的是一位安娣,一位心很年轻、很好谈天的安娣。

由衷希望,以后我像安娣那把年纪时也可以像她那样健壮。


短短一小聚,意犹未尽,但很开心可以看到健康快乐的她。

希望再相逢期间她安好,一切顺心顺意。



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调理生活


一次工作出差,搞乱了我的生活节奏和规律。

时差的适应期间总是在不适时困倦,三更半夜时清醒。一整天都头重脚轻,很不好的感受。

每天的体能锻炼也中断,几天前才再次开始。

平时的一些活动和习惯也因为错乱的睡眠时间而错过。

我是有规律的人,不喜欢这样。

希望可以快点调理回来,人老了连这都慢了,唉…


我出差回国也一个星期了,那超级败的研究室管理还是没准许我的通行证。我会一直留意几时才会被准许,到时写篇讽刺性的报告。



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14 September 2016

Return trip


Sunday, 11th September 2016

12:00 hours Arizona time (Monday, 12th September, 03:00 hours Malaysia time): checked out and left hotel, heading to airport

14:30 hours: checked in, had lunch, passed the security. Settled down to wait for the 17:00 hours flight to LA

16:10 hours: finished reading Quidditch through the Ages

18:12 hours: touched down LAX

18:55 hours: reached international departure terminal, LAX has craptastic signage. Cathay Pacific counter only resumes service at 19:30 hours, pfft...

19:37 hours: done check in, luggage drop, and passed security thanks to Cathay ground crew who started work early and a shorter queue for business class at security, else probably a 45 to 60 minutes process. Had dinner and settled down to wait for the midnight flight to Hong Kong


Monday, 12th September 2016

14:16 hours Arizona time (Tuesday, 13th September, 05:16 hours Malaysia time): landed Hong Kong

20:38 hours (11:38 hours Malaysia time): landed Penang

21:01 hours (12:01 hours Malayia time): passed immigration, collected luggage, passed custom

23:00 hours (14:00 hours Malaysia time): had lunch en route, reached home


Journey from Arizona hotel to home took 35 hours.



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11 September 2016

Lazy day


Woke up after six, latest yet since I got here, usually it's between four and five, when it's not two...

Figures, just before I am heading home I adjusted to the time zone so that I have to do it all over again.

*Sigh*

Anyway, second day that I didn't have to work in this trip, so I slept in.

Went shopping on the previous free day, bought a pair of shoes but only found out yesterday evening when I started packing that the store didn't remove the magnetic tag.

So I went to the premium outlet again today to get it removed, and since I had nothing else to do, I went around a few shops to see if I can get anything else.

Nada. I guess I am just not the spontaneous shopping impulse buying type. Tried to get sports attire for wifey, gave up after doubting myself with whether the size will fit.

Oh well.

I spent the rest of the day catching up on sleep. Good hobby, sleeping. =P



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09 September 2016

Right versus wrong


Was talking to a friend about her situation, basically she's cleaning up shit but yet she was having fun.

She said it's because of the people.

I understand, and I said: "better to be in a bad situation with the right people than the other way round."

The Chinese saying to this effect, the one that I learned from the China's Running Man, is: "fear not the omnipotent God-like enemy, fear instead the pig-like teammate."

Yea, bad shit but with the right people, we can still overcome. While good situation but stuck with the wrong crowd is just bland and joyless.



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