Thursday, December 10, 2015

Youth Development Camp

I was recently invited to a church camp where the focus was on youth development. Part of the programme saw us getting together every evening to bond and of course, there was good food, great music and the best company. 

We were talking about getting a couple of new music equipment for the church band and I suggested Focusrite. Obviously, I also mentioned about saving cost by waiting for Focusrite deals

In the mean time, we can be prudent and build up our kitty as we search for what we need on the internet.

The Computer Is Dead

Some thing happened to my computer and it suddenly died on me. I know that it has been showing signs on old age and a reluctance to work but I didn't expect it to happen right now.

I came back from back to back trips with plenty of work piled up waiting for me to complete and this has to happen. 

It's definitely the wrong time! In fact, there is never a right time for a work tool to break down, especially when I don't have any off time myself. 

Luckily, I have my laptop, but I prefer to use a larger screen. Anyway, it's time to get the technician over and see what is wrong with it. 

Whether it could be repaired or not, I'd still be getting a new CPU since I need another computer for the family.

Monday, August 31, 2015

My CD Collection

A couple of days ago, a friend showed me a photo of his CD collection, neatly stacked like mine, but dust free, unlike mine! 

I told him that since upgrading to a smart phone, I no longer had the need to touch any of my CDs since I listed to my mp3 files from the phone and to other music using the FM radio application.

That short chat made me wonder if my mp3 cd player is still working. I need to test it. If not, I think I will buy a new one and start spinning my CDs again. 

Yes, it definitely has been a long time since I pulled out any, and it's about time I check them out again.

Watching Too Much YouTube

I've been lazing around these past few days and getting my entertainment solely from YouTube. I am catching up on past episodes of Dr. Phil Show and getting a good dose into the insight of many an American dysfunctional family. 

I know that I too have some "mental" issues that also cause me a lot of pain. However, at this point, it is not so bad that I need them solved by going on national television. 

Watching the shows also make me wonder if there is a Malaysian equivalent of it. I don't believe there's one. If there was, would the show be as popular? Will there be any Malaysian willing to share their story on air like that?

Small Improvements

These few days have been mundane at home. With renovation going on at the houses of both my neighbors, I am also entertaining the thought of making slight improvements at home, particularly in the kitchen. 

The kitchen never seems large enough and I am trying to create more space for it. Now, I am not going to knock down walls or anything like that but it's just a matter of moving stuff around; furniture, counters and such. 

My neighbor has built-in cabinets in the kitchen and I am thinking that I too can add pantry slides to my shelves, which will give me more space to store my kitchen utensils and appliances. 

Haha... although I may have plenty of ideas now, when work hits me, I won't have time to think about anything else. If I really want to get things done, I'll just have to engage a carpenter to do the job.

It's Merdeka Again!

Oh wow, can you believe that it's another national day celebration? 

This year, I believe, has been one of the most passive ones for me, since about five years ago. I was just staying at home this long weekend, although I had hoped that I would have the opportunity to get away. 

Yes, I know, I was just back from Kuching..... and after having completed the backlog of my work and a couple of rest days that I gave myself, I felt bored again and was looking for an "escape". 

Anyway, it's a new month tomorrow and I am hoping there will be something exciting for me to pour my energy into.

Sometimes, I feel as though I have so much time and not enough things for me to do! At least, not paying work! Boo!

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Private Party

A new acquaintance is trying to rope me in to help with arranging a private party among our mutual friends to be hosted in his private residence. This friend and his wife are already in their 80s and their children and grandchildren are living in Australia.

I am wondering if I should commit myself to the task because I am running on a tight schedule myself. I also need to know how many people are volunteering their time, although i couldn't ask this question outright. 

In any case, I have begun doing a little homework and have checked out wholesale linens from premiertablelinens com. I am wondering if we should purchase or rent. Maybe a better bet would be to rent so that we don't have a bunch of stuff that we may no longer use.