Goodbye, talkative radio deejays

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Received an sms from Teo that my Zen car kit adapter is tentatively scheduled to arrive next week. I’d ordered this item soon after buying my Creative NOMAD Jukebox Zen Xtra in late July. It’s not a popular item in Malaysia and had to be ordered from Singapore, with an approximate delivery date of a month. And now it’s almost here.

With the Zen Car Kit, I will at long last be able to say bye-bye to talkative radio deejays on my way to and fro work. I’ve put up with their often inane chatter for the longest time and finally decided to take the plunge and get the Jukebox Zen Xtra. On its own, the Jukebox can’t replace the radio in the car, but plugged into the car kit adapter, it’ll be my personalised radio, or rather music centre, that plays anything I want it to play from the Jukebox’s music library. Safe, too, cuz the music won’t be channeled into my ears but instead into the car via the car kit adapter.

Can’t wait.

New day, new week, new beginning

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Hope I get another chance with those two special people I had tea with at Winter Warmers yesterday.

A life of quiet desperation

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Despite spending time with two very special people today, I have not been able to shake off the air of despondency that’s hanging over me. It affected the time spent with them. It also affected the time spent with mother at GT Heritage nursing home. As a result, I didn’t stay as long as I should’ve but left after less than an hour.

Each time this happens, I think I should go away and not be with people. This is to protect them from being at the receiving end of my mood.

Unfortunately, it happens more often than not. Maybe it’s time to think of cutting myself off from the world and moving to a nunnery full-time.

The fragment of a quote quite related to how I’m feeling popped into mind, I googled for it, and found that it was written by Henry David Thoreau, and apparently the most famous line from his book, Walden.

For some reason, I always thought Raymond Williams said it.

Here’s the quote in full:

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.

“New” Journal

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Well, this is not really new. It’s more like the fourth version of my online journal. And it’s always been called Chet’s Chatter.

v1 bore the tagline “A sometime-writer’s attempt at keeping an online journal”. Well, for someone who attempted to keep an online journal, I ended up have two active ones which are now closed, but still available online.

Did I say this is v4? What happened to v3? Well, it was just a registration at a blog site to allow me to post comments to friends’ blogs at the same site. There are no entries there at all.

From now, I will post to this online journal.

Chet’s Chatter also has a new tagline …

Never a day without lines

I’m feeling a little scared about all this, in case I don’t meet the daily requirement.

With a little help from my friends

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Since installing WordPress yesterday evening, I’ve felt quite defeated by it as I’m not familiar with PHP or CSS. Then I saw David Clark online, said hello and asked for help. Next thing I know, Richard Wanderman was online to offer help.

I’ve still a long way to go to customise the look of my v4 chatter site, but at least I’m on my way, having been put on the right track by a very helpful friend.

Thanks, Richard, for your help. Thanks, David, for letting Richard know.