Haha time

Filed in Humour

I’m a little upset at the moment, so I thought I’d cheer myself up and post the following cartoon strip:

Got someone to eat last night

Filed in Food, Friends

I went to see Val after work yesterday evening. She was in a “I don’t want to eat” mood, which was unfortunate for me, as I wasn’t. In fact, I needed to eat, I was beginning to shake.

Every eating place we looked at, I would turn to ask if she wanted, and without hesitation (read: no pause after the end of my question), she’d say, “No”.

This went on until I thought I was about to keel over with hunger. One floor below where she works, we came across this place with the most unlikely restaurant name – Robert Harris. She said it was horribly expensive, yet, they were having a “dinner for two” promotion. I proceeded to walk past, and guess what? Val pushed and steered me into the place. She’d decided that was where I was going to have my dinner yesterday evening.

What attracted her to the “dinner for two” menu was the salad. She said she’d have the two salads and I could have the rest of the food. In the end, she had her half of the meal, down to the last drop of soup, and the last strand of pasta. Plus she enjoyed the meal, too.


“Dinner for Two” menu:
– 2 portions salad
– 2 chicken and sweetcorn soup
– 1 Bangers and Mash
– 1 Spicy Pasta

It turned out Robert Harris is from New Zealand. For those who don’t know, Bangers is sausages and Mash is mashed potatoes. The latter, according to Val, was made from powder. But she had no complaints about the soup.

Me? I’m just glad she ate.

Goodbye, talkative radio deejays

Filed in Gadgets

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

Filed in Personal

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

A life of quiet desperation

Filed in Personal

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.