Wednesday, March 30, 2005

The Downside of Long Weekend

Short weeks are great, but coming back to work after a four day leave sure leaves my brain a bit numb. I couldn't think at work today, and that only led to mistakes after mistakes. Thankfully I don’t think I lost any money today... phew.

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Only one long weekend this year

For my only (!) long weekend this year, I decided to take a break from the metropolis and took a short trip to Edinburgh for some R&R. Although it's been two years since I visited the city, I still remembered most of the street layouts and stores around the city. Unfortunately it rained for most of the time that I was there, so it wasn't too pleasant walking along the royal mile. I did meet up with a friend there, had sub-standard dinner(s) at a hotel restaurant and a Chinese restaurant, and shared a few laughs.

Before I left Edinburgh, I went to Ocean Terminal - a shopping mall much like ones back in Canada. Had my first taste (and hopefully last) of Haggis, a traditional dish of Scotland. That wasn't exactly the most appetising dish, at least to me!

Pictures will be posted soon!

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Unwilling to settle for less than perfect..

As I was saying a few days ago, I have been completely swamped with work. I have settled into a routine that composes of nothing but working and sleeping. (with the occasional eating and showering in between) It's time for a change though. I've been relocated here for a bit over six months, and I don't think I have progressed as much as I had originally planned.

I'm not blaming anybody though - yes, my schedule had not been ideal, but that is not an excuse. I need to learn how to motivate myself, and really reach for the goal I had set for myself.

This has gone on long enough. It's time to action.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Missing in Action

So it's been three weeks since I wrote anything here, and it's for a damn good reason. I have been terribly swamped with work! Who would have thought that full-time work is even more demanding than school?! At least I work to a schedule.. wake up, go to work, go home, eat, sleep.. repeat five times a week. I check e-mails twice a week, reply e-mails once a month. *sigh* So I apologise in advance to those whom I haven't sent a reply yet!

Let's recap some of the more exciting things I have done in the past three weeks. I went to Cambridge two weekends ago for a bit of tourist action. Oh how I would have loved to study there! There is so much history in the institution, and the atmosphere was much more studious than Waterloo. There was something *different* about it.. something I cannot quite pinpoint. On the other hand, I guess if I did go to school at Cambridge or Oxford, I would not know how to appreciate it. The grass is always greener on the other side, right?

I also helped organise a Passover dinner with a few of my friends over the past weekend. It had been over a decade since I attended these types of rituals, let alone organise one. Everything turned out quite well, and I think we all enjoyed the evening of chatting around the table with some very delicious food.

Hopefully my next update won't take as long as this one..