It has been almost a week since my previous entry in this humble place, and gosh, there has been so many things going on, and I felt like the past one-week was stretched equivalent to my usual one-month time frame of activities. No kidding.
It is kinda funny there are times that I totally have nothing to do, or no plans for a period of time, but other times, everything just flooded in uncontrollably. Huh, so much for finding that perfect balance in life, I tell you, there is no such thing as balance, and almost everything are actually out of our hands.
Robin’s Law of Life 1: The more you try to control your life and find the balance, the more your life will become out of control and imbalanced.
I will just give you one simple example of what happened to me on Monday.
Work like usual 8am – 5pm.
A surprise business visit to the company who turned out to be a friend whom I have known for quite some time at my hometown, Kuching.
Got an invitation to tennis at 6pm. I have not played tennis for ages, only started to pick up the pace recently and found a new friend to “stroke balls” with.
A great friend asked me out for dinner at 7pm to KFC, which in fact, I have been craving desperately for these days. Yes, the ungodly craving for KFC Hot and Spicy chicken returns.
On top of all that, I had to cancel almost everything to take the friend from Kuching out for a round of dinner, and sightseeing since he is new in Perth.
I felt bad to cancel tennis, because I am getting my obsession of tennis back. I felt bad turning down the KFC dinner, my tastebuds would kill me for this.
DINNER AT TIAMO
Errmm.. FORGOT WHAT THIS WAS
But setting that all aside, I felt extremely great being able to hang out and catch up with this awesome old friend of mine, whom I have met during my college days in Kuching. A friend whom I have not seen for no less than three years.
I just wish I did not have to pick and dump these choices, given any other chances I would have wanted to do all of them.
Went to Burswood Casino after dinner.
Came back close to midnight, no I did not gamble, I am a sweet and innocent boy remember?
Casino visit wrapped up the night, and I was home rather late. I was about to throw my heavy body onto my soft springy bed, when my mate knocked on my door asking for a favor.
Right after that, I was invited to a game of DOTA…
Which I did badly in the first game, probably I had too many things happening in my mind at that time, but heck, I think I am just looking for an excuse of losing.
It was dangerously over midnight now, and I demanded another game to salvage my wounded pride. I just could not help it, it was just a guy thing to do !!
I am such a Dota Freak that my desktop wallpaper is Dota, all thanks to Char who gave me the link to the wallpaper.
Though I did win, after quite a bit of disorientation and miss-combos I finally finished the game satisfied.
I slept at 3am and woke up at 6am the following morning, to prepare for work.
I must say this is not my usual habit, I often make sure I haave enough rest for myself and that includes plenty of sleep too. People will start questioning my capabilities of time management. I can say to those retards “SCREW YOU!!!”.
Never ignore a friend who comes from a far place.
Never turn down request of favor, do whatever you can., help however you can.
Never turn down a game of Dota. NEVER.
You need to salvage your pride. It is IMPORTANT.
Plus I have sacrificed a game of tennis and KFC. Now of all those above where did I go wrong??
OMG I miss KFC.
This is the time we wish we have 45 hours a day instead of 24 eh? I do realise that a huge chunk of my life has been cut out since I started working, and I can feel my life wasting away while I sit down in the office from morning till evening. As productive as I can be as an engineer, I still feel it is a terrible waste of my time and effort.
DAMMIT I want my life back, but not like I have any choice and solution in this rhetorically dramatic situation.
If this pace of living continues on, this blog will remain really passive. I better do something to catch my own breathe. I must slot my blog back into the priority list somehow, soon.