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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Just a bit too tired...

I always go through the same mental process when confronted with something new:

1) Approach warily
2) Do some skeletal planning
3) Procrastine
4) Panic when deadlines are near
5) Get it done
6) Relax again

And this is almost with every new arrow lodged in my back.

Inevitably it is always stage 4 where my nerves become the most strained, because I was stupid enough to ignore it for too long. When the panic takes over, I forget that actually the work can be done, and that I can do it. It takes me a bit more time to actually confront the damned thing, get it over and done with, and then I realise it wasn't as bad as I thought.

That's what I have to keep reminding myself about: Nothing is as bad as I make it out to be.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

So the CNY reunion dinner was at the same place that we had dinner for the past 5 years or more. :S

One bright side was that the food came faster. Much faster, because we were seated promptly at 8 when we arrived, and most of the food came before 9, ala conveyor belt sushi-style. This time also, they remembered all our courses, only forgetting the order in which they were supposed to serve it, and also almost earned us an extra serving of duck. :p

Then my aged grand-aunt came back from the toilet and almost seated herself at the wrong table. I suppose she thought the South Indian family bore a slight resemblance to us.

Other than that, the CNY went on as usual and we went for the usual family visits, munching on goodies and feeding on the family gossip as usual.

Happy Niu Year! And especially to all those who sent the SMS greetings that I was too lazy to respond to! :p