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Monday, December 31, 2007

Concluding 2007

31st December 2007, New Year's Eve

Sitting in front of my workstation with an hour gone after reporting to work for the first time in roughly a week and a half, I started to perplexed myself with why I even bothered to waste 4 hours...
Then I realized it was to salvage a day of precious leave to be brought over the next year which should arrive in mere hours...
Another plus factor for coming to work is the ability to use a PC which doesn't shut down on you at such persistent fashion, I had grown accustomed to...
Yesterday was just atrocious with the CPU heat sink kept reaching the temperature of a boiling point even though it was left on idle...
At first I thought it was just the watching of avi files that would trigger the shutting off, now just clocking a good 20 minutes or so will culminate into yet another frustrating impromptu shut off...
For a person who constantly requiring the usage of his PC as well the fact that I need to do some major updating for my webpage at the end of the year, this is not the ideal case...
My usual PC doctor, my dear old Pepsiman CS will be out of town, basking in the sun in Krabi with his better half & most probably be able to solve this niggling issue 2 weekends from now...
Got some solutions online, perhaps will try my hand on it later today...

No major countdown celebration coined for today and the clique spent our celebration prior on Saturday when Bryan treated us for a movie to commemorate his birthday on the 2nd of January.
The movie, "Vexille", a CGI movie brought to us by the good people who also gave us "Appleseed" which talks about the human population in Japan being replaced by an entire nation of androids after a twisted technology experiment went terribly wrong...
We went into the Picturehouse which is perhaps the only place screening this movie without much expectation as no one really bothers reading the synopsis and ended being quite entertained with that bold storyline and intricate CG including a beautifully drawn character by the name of Maria...

I felt I'll just idle at home for this last day of 2008 in the comfort of my room, perhaps savoring some red wine with flavored cheese and perhaps rent a DVD or two now that my PC is deemed incapable to entertain me no more...
Though my fireworks-fetish missus would want to dropby any of the spots around the island which might satisfy her appetite for some sky illuminations...

Looking back the year....
I feel 2007 had been a peaceful one (for myself and not in terms of the world now with tension everyone especially Pakistan now and we are at the brink of a global meltdown literally) and I kind of get what I wanted for the past year...
A couple of Japan trips surely was the highlight of the year and a nice pay raise and an enjoyable working environment making work tolerable, even more so for someone as less expectant with career improvement like myself...
On the social aspect, the La Tendo clique has been my salvation at times especially with my wife was getting to the act and was glad they provided her with some of her needs as well...
Yu-kun's dual visits, Ferris & Lisa's wedding and the prompt relocation certainly were some of the notable events for us...
Glad to be able to hang out with my wrecking buddies at greater frequency this year as well as our common interest in our hobby surely is a reinforcing factor...
Family-wise, we had our ups and downs and one year on, I felt the missus surely has assimilate herself comfortably to my family despite she was out most of the time.. Didn't visit my in-laws as much as I should and just glad despite an unfortunate bout of illness that was shrouding my younger brother-in-law, I was glad there hadn't been any major problem for them as in 2006...I will try to fulfill the role of a caring son-in-law in 2008 but highly unlikely to do so...

Other notable issues that had been hogging my otherwise mundane life include:
- Got my NDS Lite in March... was a great investment
- Man Utd won yet another title though they could had get the treble if they want to
- an ominous local anime distributing company pisses the local community off with their despicable actions, caused quite a commotion in July
- Prices went up on everything which is due to petrol price and natural disasters which disrupt usual agricultral supply..GST went up as well...let's hope no more increment of anything in 2008 but seems unlikely
- Navy and the whole National service shit is getting on my nerves...after serving my obligations in April with the distraughtly trip to Kao-shiung, I will have to go again in coming April..Bummer

2008...The major highlight would be a probable promotion with the next appraisal and everything runs like a well-oiled engine to make that happen...
Another hobby-themed trip to Tokyo in February... a mere 4 days but to me it's more than enough...
Perhaps should conjure a Hong Kong trip with the clique perhaps at the end of next year whenever Karen is enjoying her school holidays...
Contemplating of getting Playstation 3 when all the great games starting rolling out next year and of course a revamp of my beloved PC
Ultimately my resolution for 2008 surely has to be better utilization of the precious amount of time I had at hand...Most importantly keep myself healthy physically and mentally and be diligent at work and let my superior acknowledged my work...
Domestic-wise, hope for another eventless year and a clean slate of health for everyone I love dearly... It is ok we are not living off better than now, but we could be much worse off...
As for a new addition to the household...I doubt it would be that soon...even though I am reaching my big 30 in November...can believe I am prepared to be a thirty-something...

Here's to a great 2008!

Japanese word of the day: 自動シャットダウン(Auto Shutdown) Let's hope life doesn't go on automatic shutdown like my PC as well in 2008

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1 Comments:

  • Hello☆
    I like Vexille!!!
    Did you use the image of the movie ""Vexille"" and know AMV which VJ and others made?
    http://www.amvj-sessions.com/
    very cool site☆
    Thank you

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:47 PM  

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