Sunday, 29 July 2007

Notepad Scribbles #20070729

Geez - I have not had time to do much except work these days, and I am sure that it is just going to get a whole lot busier around the corner, but I guess I am inherently lazy, which is why I have not blogged in a while. I have not been checking my emails as regularly as I should, which has been bad.

Events of late include:
1) Facebook: This the whole Facebook phenomena, which is pretty much connecting so many people. I have managed to get in contact with people which I have not seen in over 10 years, which is quite scary. It is a easy and succinct way to get to know what people are doing, even across the years and different locations. No, I am not an addict. Yet. Let's hope that they don't get closed down too quickly!

2) New addition: Well, I finally took the plunge and bought it. Yes, I know I had been looking at it for a long time, but I like to take my time. Have tried it a couple of times, and am almost going deaf from the sound it makes...but it brings such great joy when it flies off the club well, it is worth the wait. I can't wait to start playing more golf and getting better!

3) Too much of a good thing: Have been going to a few lunches of late. Someone asked me whether I would get sick of going out to lunches all the time and will the thrill and novelty of going to those places wear off. In a way, I think it will definitely wear off at some point or another, but at the moment, I can't say that I am complaining much....has anyone seen the prices of going out to eat lunch??? It is definitely good taking in lunch on the other days.

4) More than meets the eye: As if I would not have been a fan of Transformers as a kid. I loved them although I never really watched the cartoons that often as I was not allowed to watch TV in the mornings and Saturdays...*sniff*. The best part was FINDING my old Transformers. It sure brought back some good memories. I had Grimlock and Jazz...

Of course I remembered how to transform Grimlock!

5) Turning the tables: Lately, I feel that other people are doing all the travelling and I am the one who is static and not really going anywhere! It does feel rather strange as it appears that the tables have turned somewhat, but I guess everyone else is now deciding to fulfil their dreams and getting out there and chasing what they want which I think is absolutely wonderful. It is always good to see people after they go away for some time and can pick up where one has left off.

Wednesday, 4 July 2007

Winter blues

I am really starting to dislike the trek into work every morning. Not because I am getting into work rather early, and feel like a grandpa at 10:30pm every night. It is neither because there may not be express buses that early nor is it because the bus driver takes off when they can clearly see you walking towards the bus. My biggest dread is picking up some really nasty cold/illness on the bus.

This winter has been pretty cold and there are a lot of people who don't sound or look like half a picture of good health. But that is not the problem - of course all of us have been sick before, so not offense to those who are sick. The problem lies in the fact that they are inconsiderate to those around them Here is a small cross section of the individuals on the bus taken at snapshots over the last couple of weeks:
NB: In order to protect individuals, aliases have been used

Phlegm Thrower - One can almost hear their chest infection, heck even I could do a spot diagnosis. This person has decide that they have a lot of phlegm and decides to cough it up on the bus (hand over mouth is optional, of course). No I don't think it is great to do it on the bus, but if you really have to DO NOT open up your tissue to check what colour it is!

Sniffles - Obviously this person has decided that sniffling is the best option due to the lack of convenient tissues/handkerchief/saturated sleeve. Probably rates higher than phlegm thrower, but if this persists, can develop into the next phlegm thrower. They keep "sucking it in" as though nobody around them can tell and wiping with their hand. Remember where they have touched...

Whoopie - No, not Whoopi. This person clearly has a whooping cough and is sadly going to retain the cough for around 90days. Unfortunately for you, they sit right behind and one can feel the gale force winds blowing around the back of the head.

Billows - Here, they blow long and hard and thankfully have spare tissues. Sadly, their pyramid of tissues starts to grow and handily spills over to the person next to them - you.

Sneezie - Think Whoopi, but with liquid spray. And they sit opposite instead. Enough said.

In any case, I have been sick and caught public transport (like in Japan), but seriously, some people really need to think about the population which is still healthy and be a bit more conscious. At least they are not serving me food at the takeaway store at lunch...

Anyway, wouldn't it be so much better to be in a place where it is summer now? Yep, I would love that. *sigh*.

The good side to all of this is that I can pull our the winter jackets and tops I bought last year and actually make good use of them!