Saturday, July 31, 2010

Epic Fail

My USB epic-failed on me today. And I mean it. Of all things, my USB decided to epically fail today. Just went I settled the idea that 'yes, I will work for the entire weekend', it went and told me that, 'Nay, I refuse to work, and I will fail on you, because that's the way it is.' Yes. And I will now have to start my work from scratch. Three weeks of work. Called up my tech-uncles, and they said that USBs die after some years of use. Sigh.

I didn't know for a fact that USBs die. And for the last couple of hours, I refused to accept the fact that my USB has sadly died on me, and googled just about every key word I could think of that could possibly revive it. Went on about a zillion websites, loaded data recovery programs, but none of them worked. I am a tad upset about this sad, sad tragedy. I have worked till midnight every night for the last couple of weeks on a particular assignment and now it's all gone. And I had worked very, very hard on it.

But you know, it's taught me a lesson. BACK-UP EVERYTHING. And yeah, I normally do back-up everything on my laptop, but recently I've lacked off a little in backing things up because I thought, "Hey, I might trust my USB a little more from now on." I thought I could trust you, USB!

Haha, that was an excuse. I just never thought of backing it up after a while, because I soon trusted myself not to lose it and I never thought of my USB failing on me. Wish I thought otherwise though. But, oh well. I'll just have to start from scratch again. Alright, I'll blog again tomorrow.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Friend, I'll miss you.

I've drifted away from a friend recently. I've only realised how much I miss her today, when I found the CDs that she compiled for my birthday party a few years ago and started listening to them. And while listening to the songs that we both used to love, it's just amazing how we drifted apart so quickly. It's not like we fought, it's not like one of us started to hate the other person - it just happened.

And sometimes these things happen. I accept it fully, but I miss our friendship. I miss laughing with her about stupid jokes that we make up that don't even make sense to others, the things that we come up with and our obsessions. Thinking back, I had the best time with her. I guess we drifted away because of differences in the interest, but I suppose that's not all. Our friendship was the beautiful kind. God, I sound crazy when I talk like that, but I know some of you can relate. I don't know, but I had always felt a special connection with her and we had the best memories.

Playing soccer in the rain for hours, chasing her crazy-ass dog, choosing her pet-to-be mice and naming them together, talking on the phone for hours and hours - I miss that. I'm glad I met her, I'm glad we had the best times and I'm glad that it ended the way it did, and not bitterly. And I smile as I write this, because instead of  wounding myself in regret, I will treasure and remember our friendship forever.

Thursday, July 29, 2010


Alright, so I've got to at least update a little. Nothing much has been going on. I got my eyes tested last week, and turns out that it's gone up by -0.75 in three months, which is pretty bad. I'm cutting down on my computer hours, and in fact, proud to say that I haven't been on the computer today for anymore than two hours, and maybe even half an hour less.

Been reading books instead, and I reckon it's better than facing the computer. I'm now reading 'Letters From the Inside' by John Marsden. I really love how he writes - I mean, his books are so good and captivating that I 'down' a book of his a day. His books don't particularly have a huge climax, but they draw me in. They feel real. I don't know how else to explain it.

Anyway, I think I should get going now. I haven't actually slept much lately, and am seemingly more tired than usual. I was even asked whether I was crying today. Gosh, do I seem that out of it? But yes, I'm pretty tired, to be honest. Normally, I sleep at the very least five hours, but recently, I can't even keep at that. So, an early night for me, though already a late one for some.

But before I say good night, I would like to share a quote with you:

"Missing someone is not about how long it has been since you have seen or talked with them, it is about every moment you're doing something and you're wishing they were right there with you."

Now I say good night.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Music muse

I'm listening to the radio, and Smile by Uncle Kracker is on. Brilliant song. Makes me smile. Now that I come to think of it, it's amazing what music can do to people. It's a universal language that we all can understand and enjoy, no matter what language we speak. Music can make us feel sorrow, pain, joy, love and so many other emotions. We relate to music. It's something we turn to during times of hardship, painful times and times when absolutely no one can make it better.

I must say that I'm not particularly fond of the Gaga and Bieber music played on the radio these days, and for a while, I stopped listening to the radio. I started listening to John Denver, AC/DC and Jet again. The old classics. I listen to pretty much what my parents used to love and go out of my way to get the songs that my grandpa loves. And I know there are so many people who absolutely thrash old music. I'll have to agree at some point that there are some 70s tunes which I absolutely can't stand, but that doesn't mean that the whole decade's music's gone to waste, does it? We can't condemn music like that. I think it's good to have a broader mind about music, because when you think about it, without music from many years ago, music wouldn't have got to where it is today.

Music's evolved so much over the years. Has music gotten better? Or has it gotten worse? The debate can go on forever. But I think that's what's great about music. Today, we have such varieties of music that we can choose from. The genres, the artists and the sub-genres in the main genres are amazingly diverse from each other, which is, again amazing. Every now and then, I listen to a song on the radio and think, "wow, I'm so getting this song on my iPod."

That raises another point. Music on the radio today are not as good as it can be. There are so many great songs out there that are definitely radio-worthy. While I understand that the radio channels aim at a certain audience, it'd be just awesome just to have an hour out of the day where we just listen to great waiting-to-be-discovered artists.

Music's become our lives, and the saying 'I can't live without music' is definitely not overstated or exaggerated.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Be thankful

Always be thankful for what you have. Never let your mind linger even for a moment of the things that you don't have, or you will never have enough. Be grateful. Appreciate the surroundings and the people around you as though today was your last day.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


I just seriously thought that this month's March. And as I was writing it down, I realised quickly that it was simply impossible for it to be March. And then, I started thinking that it was May. And after having a look at the date on the computer screen, I've just established that it's July.

Yeah, I'm a bit slow on the dates.

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