Thursday, September 09, 2010

Music While Doing Work

Working Girl #2Image by brunauto via Flickr
I'm trying to figure out if I work better when the music is on?
Or when the music is off?
I tend to sing along when a song is on. Does that affect my productivity?
If so, does that mean that if it's an instrumental, productivity remains the same?

In that case ...
Music with vocals vs. Instrumental music vs. No music

which is best for maximum productivity?

Would volume be a factor too?
Loud vs. Soft vs. Barely There
Do you listen to music while doing work?

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Downtime and the beginning of a new production

So Sadako is now done.

The second day was definitely smoother than the first.
We'll just take the first day as technical run, eh? ^^

Missing everyone!

Yesterday was a good rest day save for a potential business meeting at night.
After that was R&R.
Read a bunch of mangas.

A friend asked if I was available to be assistant dance captain for his production.
Unfortunately, I'm already attached to another production and wouldn't be able to.

Seems like I'm getting a lot of opportunities this year all of a sudden.
This would be the second production I had to turn down.
Wow! I have to turn down shows. So unbelievable!

There will be a photo shoot with a magazine? newspaper? for the next production later this evening.
I will have two weeks of no rehearsals before rehearsals begins.

Will try to fit in as much dance practise as possible in those two weeks.
Also need to stop eating so much.
Keep wanting to munch munch munch.
Whatever weight people think I've lost; I must have put them all back by now.

Lets try the 7 days diet again.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Patience young padwan

Patience. With patience we can overcome almost anything whilst without it we can ruin almost anything.
Patience can help us turn our dreams into reality (losing weight, starting a business or blog). It can help us be better parents, spouses, friends and even strangers (sometimes a smile from an understanding stranger can make the biggest difference when you are having a bad day). If you are patient you do not have to worry about the minutes spent in traffic or in the line at the grocery store. With patience you can see results in all your endeavors and you do not have to spend the precious time of your life getting mad or infuriated.
-- 5 Essential Zen Habits for Balanced Living
Patience ... something I really do not have. Neither with myself not with other people; especially with other people.

When it is impatience with self, I have only to talk to myself and get myself to buck-up or persevere.

How should you handle is when it isn't within your control. When someone else's pace is slower, less precise, less than what you need ... JUST ... NOT GOOD ENOUGH!

What about Time waits for no man?

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

I Love Koffee

It was close to 11am and I was feeling hungry. I guess that happens when you forget to each breakfast, huh?

So I went downstair, with all the intention of heading towards the nearby Old Town kopitiam but ended up in I Love Koffee instead.

The decor for the place is great. They've got different styles for different nooks and since nobody was there I could have picked any nook. However, thinking that I wanted to eat, a comfy soft sofa might not have been so ideal; I picked a sensible two seater table.

Although their pricing starts from RM4.90 as they have pasted in huge numerics on their window, that's only for a pastry and coffee. For an additional RM2 I could have had an omelette. Hmmm ... quite expensive for just that, I think.

I opted for the Tom Yum Noodles at RM8.90 and an Ice Rose Tea.

The rose tea arrived first. Rose tea my arse! Rose syrup tu rose syrup la. Baka!

Next the Tom Yum Noodles. Huh? Tom yum flavoured instant noodles with crabstick, some prawns, lettuce and onions?! What the hell, I could have had better at home. Urgh!

I hope to hell that this is cause I just simple have chosen the most wrong-est (yes this is a word now) food in the whole place. Should have opted for the chicken maybe, hopefully it would be better.

So, the food there is not great at all to me but I still like the setting of the place. Maybe I'll just go back with some manga and have coffee. Can they screw up coffee much?

Oh yeah, I didn't bring my camera, so no pictures, you want pictures, go read Vonvon's Interest of the place.

I Love Koffee
Location: K Gallery 1-01, 1st Floor, Lot 44667, Bandar Sri Manjalara, 52200 KL
Mon - Thurs:
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sun:
10:00 am - 2:00 am

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Tuesday, March 27, 2057

100% COMPLETION ON Tuesday, March 27, 2057

I was reading Kill Busywork: The One Skill to Focus On What Matters which lead me to My Life Countdown.

The steps for calculating my life expectancy went pretty well up until the step for getting my very own countdown to death timer. The suggested iGoogle timer was the Countdown Clock.

I have used the gadget previously for different purposes and I like the simple interface. However, I don't remember the year being a drop-down option; the latest you can choose currently is 2023. Hence, I can't use it as my TOD is March 27, 2057.

It appears that a number of the countdown gadgets being offered are using the same method of input as the Countdown Clock. Luckily, I did manage to find Countdown Progress Timer.

Con: The numbers of days left is quite tiny. I still like the nice blue box displaying the number of days left from the Countdown Clock.

Pro: On top of a countdown to TOD, I also have a counter of how many days I have lived. PLUS ... there is a progress bar for tracking my life's completion.

100% COMPLETE ... now doesn't that sound better than ... DEAD?

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

As a comic character

"... a two dimensional and uninspiring brat in search of her sugar daddy, Callista" ~ Spotted on CBR 

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Saturday, March 20, 2010


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