Dear self

Dear self

Admit to yourself that your writing sucks. I don’t know how we went down this road, but stop trying to be lofty. Your words are beginning to confuse even me. We have a goal. We have a destination. We know we’re going to take detours. There’s no need for the kitchen sink. Your thoughts can be distilled. Let’s do that.

If it makes you feel uncomfortable, admit that it does. Take time to formulate your replies, please. You’re mature and have the brains to make your points in a clear, concise manner without being defensive. And yes, if confused, always good to step back and reaffirm the point of discussion.

Take ownership of your words. You did it once, keep it in sight. All this dumbness start coming up when you release your hold on your words. Own up.

On another note, yes we’re awesome. No one does things like we do. Becoming complacent and drifting away in our own little world is not the way to tell people we’re awesome though. That shows in our writing, in the way we act, in the way we carry ourselves and others.

So buck up self. The ride’s just beginning.


Of work, life and dreams

Random observations about life:

1. Current eyeshadow that Mom gave me will set better after wiping them with wet tissues. Odd but true. Ok, it turns out that most makeup will set with water.

2. Got my certs yesterday. Now wondering what to do.

3. Clients will always try to make you cry. And stay overnight. And work you like dogs. But there are other clients who’ll remember to say, “Well done, and thank you so much! I know you guys stayed up nights to do this.” Those are the keepers.

4. Having this picture on my desktop does wonder for my mood.

5. Spent 2 years here. I love the people here. Will treasure the memories and the experiences gained. Wondering if I should go, or should I stay?

6. Nanowrimo!!!! Nuff said.

6a. As a continuation, yesterday was musing on the nature of Knuko and Aiureelian. I think I’ve just done a cop-out. The explanation of Aiureelian’s divinity is very… *facepalms*

Now back to work.

Spawned while talking just now

The best friends:

1. Are those who enjoy your company for the sake of your company, and who accept you for being who you are.

2. Are those you can call up at 3am in the morning on the other side of the world to listen to them/you rant about what’s happening in your life.

3. Are not afraid to tell you when you’re being silly.

4. Are ones who make the effort to understand your point instead of agreeing silently.

5. Are the ones you can discuss about how personal or impersonal it is to kill your enemies with a gun or a sword between science fiction and fantasy games (I still think magic beats science in that respect, [Edrei]!).

6. Are the ones who’ll be the first to wish you Happy Birthday on your birthday, and the last before you sleep (you know who you are, dear uke).

7. Are the ones who aren’t afraid to ask you your opinion of them, and completely accepting of your answer.

8. Are ones who’ll stay back late during setup to make sure there’s enough event bags for the next day. And they work for free! (thank you so much guys! I lub you!)

9. Are the ones who give you hugs each time you meet… and aren’t afraid to hold your hands if you’re frightened.

10. Are the many people I’ve met and cannot name; because you’ve all left touches in my heart.

Thank you for being my friend. 🙂

Quick Notes

You know the company you’re in loves games when even those who don’t own a DS and isn’t quite into the gaming scene can identify a Cooking Mama game based on just the description and without any of the words usually associated with it.

Am testing out the new Nuffnang XChange widget, which isn’t really a widget per say but more like a floating Flash widget. Please visit the site and let me know how you guys feel about it.

You know when you’ve been gaming too much when an innocent abbreviation like Malaysia Deposit Insurance Corp (PIDM) immediately translates to PDM (Paradigm).

You know that you’re addicted when you can’t stop watching politics like a bad Chinese serial. It’s traumatising yet you keep watching and hoping for the happy ending.

And hope lies not in putting our fates in the hands of politicians but by rising up and taking our fates into our own. Civil disobedience may seem like a risky thing for most people, but as Chin Huat so clearly puts it:

So, how did a simple campaign of civil disobedience that only required its supporters to wear black drown out Najib’s million-ringgit soundbites?

The answer perhaps lies in the campaign’s three features: non-violence, simplicity and minimalism.

And this was just sent to me by a friend: Stray dogs being shot in Tanjung Bunga. WHATEVER HAPPENED TO OUR COMPASSION? I thoughts such strays were to be put down to sleep, not killed outright.

The end times are coming? You bet, considering that humans seem to have lost all compassion, humanity and sense!

I learnt today

  • – I have a weakness for food. Not just in name, but in pictures.

    – I now have a craving for lassi, which I never did like. I’m not a fan of Indian food

    – The Speaker of Parliament actually has the power to issue a warrant of arrest without needing a judge!

    – I’m finding the trivial, tedious and menial jobs that I used to face with reluctance to be interesting. Data entry is one of them. Now, I just have to resist looking at the food reviews for too long *flees from [Joicy]

    – My muses should be left alone for a maximum of only 2 days. Anymore and they start running off.

    – UVERworld’s AwakEve is simply love.