My Olympus OMD EM10

I once was proudly of being a second owner of a pre-loved Olympus camera and loved playing with it till one day, it dropped onto the floor from a portable shelf which my hub was trying to move.

I was sad! Quickly send it for repair and took like 3 weeks long to change the LCD screen. Though it works fine, there are some areas that was rough on the edges which makes it a little ugly.

The worst thing that happened after that was the WiFi does not work anymore! I was pretty dismayed that my once perfect camera is no longer perfect anymore.

I thought of selling away but I may not have a camera for quite some time if I do that. But again I have no time for photography hobbies currently.

Should I see or keep it still?

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Meant to….

I meant to do a little post yesterday, but I did not realise it’s already Saturday. Pretty much busy the whole day and it was tiring. Had claypot dinner with the hub and kids.

Ien was so cute. The minute he took a spoonful of the claypot rice, he spat out. Why? Because there was salted fish and taiwan sausage in the rice. He disliked these two ingredients. Hub then bought him prawn noodles soup to eat.

I am pretty much a happy woman tonight! Hub gave me his Macbook Pro~ old version. Though it’s a second hand, but it will serve me well as I have tonnes of photos to import and organise. Came on time as the mini macbook’s screen was going to give up. Right now, I am still importing photos…..well, it’s gonna take some time for over 30000 photos and videos in my iphone. :X

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Yesterday was

Lousy… full of issues once I was back to work.

Starting with an 8am class for two hours and my voice also nearly went hoarse. This was followed by a quick lunch break and another 4 hours of class.

I cannot imagine how it will be like for this continuity of lessons but since I planned in such a way, I will have to accept and continue with it. It may be tiring but I am also enjoying the teaching as well, minus all the administrative work.

I just want to pray for a good smooth work flow and less communication issues with colleagues. When communication is not clear, it creates problems. Worse still, they talk behind your back.

I have to watch my back several times a day to ensure I don’t bleed too heavily. 🤣

I believe I will have a better day at work today!

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I can’t bear to…

close my blog.

Firstly, there are many things which I have penned down my life in this blog.

Most of the picture links are still working.

My efforts…

Due to my working commitments, I have neglected this blog much. My followers have also been reduced. I am not someone who blogs by the number of followers I have but it is one of the outlet for me to vent and share things which I 💖 about.

Perhaps, I should get on to follow through my kids’ growing up phases. Ever since they started primary school, I did not really have time to blog about the weekly happenings/ outings with my family. Owells…..I come back again.

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20 vs 30 vs 40 vs 50

While teaching Professional Practice and came across a topic on death… the quality of life… it really is a perspective which relates to age very much. When I was 20, I did not think much but just looking into a new chapter of discovery of life, setting up family, having my own house, crafting a career. When I was 30, it was all about breast milk vs formula feeding, checking out milestones of kids and yes, career is still a part and parcel of life. Hearing from friends about their 40s lifestyle… it seems that everything is all about families and death…. kids are still the topic but less emphasis. Career- have or not is less of a priority as long as one is contented and enough to sustain the family. Those in their 50s are more of finding a niche in the family, hoping their children have more time for them and also having more of their “me” time, re-discovering of new interests, etc and social life. Career is nothing coz that’s also the time where organisation will not place much emphasis on this category of workers.

Life- focus on your family. Focus on yourselves. Work is work, no one is indispensable. At the end of the career, it’s your family whom you want to spend time with. If most part of your family life is spent on work, your family members will not see you as being part of their life.

#lifephilosophy #selfreflectionoflife

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Night thoughts

How I wish I can finish reading up my papers and write my 6000 words assignment. Complete it and that is it. I want to simply enjoy my nov-jan months as it consists of anniversaries, birthdays and Xmas + new year day!

Taking a distance learning programme is definitely tough. Though everyone will think it’s relatively easy but the discipline part is the toughest. No contact hours but requires you to read up articles per week and well, the most dreadful thing is when you fall sick (which currently I am nursing a flu) and the deadline is just 8 days away.

I have emailed my lecturer to inform him about the state I am in. Feeling a bit feverish and a painful throat. I am prepared to lost the 5% of the marks but I am really too tired to read through the night. *dismayed* but what Can I do? Housework+ kids minding+work just suck my energy away.

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With compliments

Lately, I have been tasked to post up compliments of our students which were given by the public. You see, they don’t do much task but rather was present in the cubicle and helping out with very basic care and talking to the patients. That won them compliments.

The other day, I was talking to a good friend that she did something for one family and when they wrote a compliment, it was not addressed to her but more of the drs and team.. and such such….

Reflecting on these, it dawned on me that humans 💖 communicating. We yearn to be heard and comforted. We felt we are present in the world. No matter how much a person sweat over the job or put in how many minutes of their life to carry out the job well, perform the task well, they will never get mentioned. Perhaps the bosses appreciate them, but they will always be seen under as a boss’s team. Workers will always be workers but a worker who dare to speaks and speaks well is seen as a different kind.

Many times, I have seen friends who worked hard but don’t speak well, their progression in their career is generally more slower than those who speaks well. It is the EQ that attracts organisations more than IQ.

I am not one who talks or speaks well, i tend to be more task- oriented and completes my job on time, thus explains the stagnation in the job.

But looking at the overall, there is truth to this.

Therefore, I am going to be more vocal and show my aggression…

ok.. that was meant as a joke…

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OOPs- a lapse of 365dayz+thoughts

Ok,I had a lapse of 365dayz due my forgetfulness.
Will try to get it back on course.

For the past week, I have been doing my supervision in the clinical. A brand new batch- new faces and got to know them.
Got my assessment task 1 result back, well, I have to say for a last minute work, the grade is already satisfying to start with. I cannot imagine how it would be for assessment task 2.

I have been looking for things that I enjoyed when I was a teenager…20 years, wow! times flies…I am trying to re-collect the nice memories and hobbies I enjoyed such as crocheting, manga- especially Sailormoon. The graphics when I browsed through the internet just struck my memory byte in me. How I wish I can go back to those times, carefree, not holding as many responsibilities a now.
Dealing with my three kiddos can be very very tiring. The endless nagging, the constant check on them.
Getting my sanity back often is a must. That’s why I have been looking back at things I enjoyed. At least I feel alive!

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Zooming

I just finished my zoom chat with my Prof from Australia. This is my first time using Zoom to meet online and well, it was rather interesting to see my fellow classmates, but only got to see one with video on. The rest either were at work or have switched off their videos.

The meeting started at 3pm, 5pm in Australia. When I started, I have forgotten to put it on mute and my child’s voice and even the dogs bark were captured. It was such a epic moment when my online classmate, Julia commented about the puppies barking away…

The last time I had a meeting online was using Collaborate One… but the university decided to switch to Zoom.

This is for my independent study unit and I have to say it is quite tough. I have to search for articles to conduct a literature review before embarking on my clinical project next semester. :/

Well, Master, Master… I hope to see you soon next year!

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Quitting is to go a long way

Lately, I heard of many friends leaving their organisations. I learnt one lesson from it. Leaving may not be due to unhappiness or conflict. It can also mean one have stayed too long to see much and the job became a mundane thing to do.

Nothing much to learn…. next best thing is to leave, take on another job and continue developing. This is how a person has personal growth and development.

A good leader do not stop good staff from leaving, instead wish them the best to encourage them to grow.

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