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February is the shortest month

Filed in Being Silly, Writing

Even when it’s a leap year. And that’s why it’s now already March. Simply because February is the shortest month.

Don’t mind my silliness.

Earlier today, I saw a note from a friend on FB about getting together a reading group for A S Byatt’s Possession. I thought I was so smart when I replied “Persuasion was what persuaded me about A S Byatt’s wonderful-ness.” A while later, it occurred to me Persuasion is not the title of the book, but Possession. I went back and deleted the note, and later tweeted dunno what possessed me to write Persuasion instead of Possession by A S Byatt. Was trying to be funny and use the word “persuaded”. *blur*

I have various writing projects, including Panda Stories, a series of 20 stories based on 20 pictures, and A – Z, short notes on Facebook. So far, I’ve only written three of the 20 panda stories, and four of the alphabet notes. Panda Stories was “launched” on 20 December 2009 and the third story posted about a month later on 19 January 2010. The first of the alphabet notes, “Age”, was posted on 19 January 2010, and “Disorganised”, the fourth, on 23 February 2010.

Pretty pathetic output. Nevertheless, I’m feeling somewhat accomplished today, having written and posted a new story on The British Council’s A City of Shared Stories Kuala Lumpur site. I’ve posted various stories on that site, and should really include them in my recent writing output.

I’ll do better than that. I’ll post links to all my stories posted to date on that site.

Taken for a ride
17 December 2009

Kindness Remembered
18 December 2009

Urban Miracle
3 January 2010

8 January 2010

He also started this way
10 January 2010

“You won’t believe what happened, man … “
1 March 2010

Hmm, no stories posted in February? Well, it was a short month – the shortest month! – and just whooshed by.

Hopefully, I’ll maintain, if not increase, my writing output from now on.

Bad day at work?

Filed in Being Silly, Fun Stuff

A friend tweeted this yesterday:

It reminded me of a video Big Chet sent me many years ago, that I managed to find online (google is your friend!):

And then I found an “updated” version featuring a more modern computing machine:

Hope these videos helped make your day at work a better one!

Please do not smack your computer screen

Filed in Being Silly

It’s just a virtual bug.

What Spice are You?

Filed in Being Silly

You Are Cilantro

The bad news is that there are some people who can’t stand you.
The good news is that most people love you more than anything else in the world.
You are distinct, unusual, fresh, and very controversial. And you wouldn’t have it any other way.

I swear by them

Filed in Being Silly, Family, Travels

When Leo Babauta of the wildly-successful zenhabits blog wrote a post to ask for tips to keep travel simple, I posted my favourite.

Wet wipes.

The suggestion was eventually included in the final 36 tips but I can’t claim to be the only reader who suggested it. Way before mine, someone else suggested baby wipes. I’m just happy it’s included in the final list of 36 tips.

I swear by them. Wet wipes. Especially for travelling, when I usually have a small packet somewhere in the carry-on bag. They’re great for when you’re far away from clean water to moisten a tissue to wipe something.

But not just for travelling. Anywhere, anytime. I even have a pack in my car. Which was a good thing last Saturday when my brother, on a weekend visit from Singapore, found a dried glob of spit on his shoe. We were leaving after his afternoon visiting with mother (I’d arrived to fetch him after attending the Readings at Seksan’s). Apparently, Grace had been spitting on the floor all afternoon. Not just on the floor, as we found out.

“Never mind, I have wet wipes in the car,” I told him.

“What wet wipes? Where got wet?” he asked when I gave him one in the car a short while later.

Okay, lah – so it’s not dripping wet. To be more accurate, it’s moist. But enough to do the job it’s supposed to do.

Speaking of wet wipes, I get mine from Tesco. Hypo-allergenic. Alcohol free. Fragrance free. They used to be available in a pack of three – two big packs and a smaller, travel-size pack. “Used to” cuz I couldn’t find them the last two times I was there. I only saw the small travel-size ones. Hopefully, just temporarily out-of-stock, but soon to be available again.