Wednesday, June 21, 2017

It's all just in my head running round in circles

Apparently not.

Here I am closing to midnight and still quite awake even when the ambience is just conducive for sleeping with my fairy lights on.

Maybe I should just get another glass. Is my tolerance getting better or am I just well rested the night before?

I would go with the later as I did get a good solid 8 hours of beauty sleep.

Since I'm unable to sleep now which I won't regret it tomorrow as it is still my off day, I'm just gonna go on with some linger thoughts that I have for a long while now. Not that it is very safe to do here, but I just love to contradict myself.

Side track: My mind likes to go on a web of thoughts instead of a string of thoughts, hence I contradict myself a lot of times, always.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

A Quick Trip Back

Packing, unpacking, repacking is a norm for me now. I can get my bags ready for a 4 days trip in less than 15 mins provided I’ve already decided what I wanna wear throughout the trip. Most of the times it’s fairly easy. A slipper, a jeans, a sweater or 1 or 2 t-shirts, 1 dress, 1 shorts, and 1 set of pajamas. However, this is still overpacking at times. I’d still need to slim down on my toiletries so that it can go pass as a hand carry. Don’t really like to repackage the liquids to smaller containers when the sizes that I bought is already travel size. As an individual item itself, you wouldn’t see it as a problem. When you have a set of skincare to bring, hair oil, make up remover, toothpaste, and some other necessities, it adds up to the volume and weight. Currently that’s the heaviest sub-bag I have in my luggage.

Anyway, back to the story. I took the opportunity of having 4 days off to come back home. Technically it’s not home home, but close enough - home country. Coming back during the weekdays allow me to settle errands that requires offices that operations during business hours. Yup, that’s why it’s good to have a person that doesn’t have to work during weekdays. Don’t fancy taking leave to settle these adult responsibilities.

2 main reasons why I came back and 1 minor reason.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

A long overdue Japan backpack trip post: Tokyo - Sapporo

It's not easy to find someday to travel with, let alone backpacking. Don't we all love to travel in comfort and in style while still having it being affordable? Oh well, there are times where we just need to compromise and gain new experiences.

So in the year 2015, I was thinking of how can I plan my travel holiday for the year. There was already 1 for the year with my then company. Planned another to Hanoi with my friends. So I'm left with the 2nd half of the year with nothing. I didn't have any travelling plans for 2014. It felt like I needed to compensate. It's an achievement to travel overseas once a year even though it could just be a neighbouring country like Singapore.

Initially there was a plan to go to Korea in September. Things changed, plan changed as well. One day, I just texted my brother if he is interested to go to Japan. All I had to do was to choose the dates and check for cheap tickets. Finding for a length of time that requires neither of us to take too many annual leaves, also didn't want to get stuck in a Summer heat. Got us a return ticket that cost us about RM900 each in mid September. So excited after booking the tickets. My first time going to Japan and it's gonna be 12 days long!

We could just be twins
One month before our flight, I received an email from AirAsia rescheduling our flight. They had changed our date to probably a day later with a different timing and a different airport. From reaching Tokyo in the morning, it became reaching at night. This arrangement got us to our first adventure upon reaching Tokyo. Each of us had 2 bags. So much for saving on checking in our bags. Trying to be as much of a backpacker as possible.

Of course my travel buddies followed me. Only Ka-cheng! gets to be out of the bad and absorb them airplane germs.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Cleaning up my photo album phase 1

I had a lot of photos laying in my laptop and phone till I'm just keeping them for I don't know what.

So I transfer all the photos from my phone and slightly organise them and the existing ones I have in my laptop. Need to clear them off. I don't see the point of keeping these digital copies on my laptop when I don't even view them at all. It's like I dumped all the photos to the laptop, wanting to maybe create something out of them, but that didn't happen at all. Might as well go through them and post out the ones can pass the standard and just get rid of them?

Not that I hold a lot of value in keeping them. Just hoping I wouldn't regret this decision 10 or 20 years down the road. I'll need to choose wisely what photos to keep and discard.

Let me start of with my collection of stuff toys pictures. From there, probably I can see the evolution of my hair. Have fun viewing my face and the stuff toys that have gone through with me throughout my journey in life.


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

What you need before teaching a newbie about Facebook

I gotten this inspiration to write about this while coming back from lunch. It all started with a not so tech savvy wanted to learn about Facebook.

So what are the qualities that you need before teaching a total newbie about Facebook? This is what I got first hand.

1. You need to know your sh*t

It's not just the basic stuff. You need to know every nook and cranny of Facebook. This includes all the small, minute links that they have on the side. You will need to know the functions of all the links. It's not about how to post a status or picture. It's not about how do I tag people or accept a friend request. It's much more than that. In which I have not explore on all these features.

So just don't say 'yes' when somebody ask to help.

2. You need to have LOTS of patience

And I mean LOTS of patience. If you're good at teaching and also know your sh*t, probably you will need less patience. But in my case, my patience wears thin in teaching a newbie with no common sense. Patience is not something that comes overnight. You're either born with a good level of patience or you have to undergo a series of training to get to a certain level.

So just don't say 'yes' when somebody ask to help.

3. You need to know the level of understanding of your learner

Don't underestimate the level of a newbie with no common sense in the learning topic. It can be beyond your expectation. You will need to think that the learner has zero knowledge to start off with. From there only you can work on what's the level of understanding. It's quite a challenge to identify but that's where all the fun is isn't it.

So just don't say 'yes' when somebody ask to help.

Till then! tata~