Saturday, 27 May 2006

A Hard Day's Night

Last night I had the toughest time of my life trying to fall asleep, which is something out of the normal. Usually, I'll be able to fall asleep as soon as my head comes in contact with the pillow. And also after I've undergone my compulsory sleep ritual.

Hiyoshi's Sleep Ritual

1) Lie down on back
2) Turn to right side while clutching at blanket (toto sebenarnya)
3) Turn to left side
4) Lie down on back again
5) Rub my feet against my blanket @ toto
6) Rub my feet against the bed cover
7) Repeat steps 1 to 6 until lose conscienceness.

Normally, after I perform my sleep ritual, I'll be off to Dreamland in no time. But last night was different. Strange, in fact. I had been tossing and turning in my bed, yet I still couldn't sleep. I dare say that I tossed and turned quite a number of times to feel that if I were a helping of salad, I'd be pretty much ready to be served.

When I can't fall asleep, I'll end up thinking too much (or is that the other way around?). Anyway, I was thinking about my life so far, and what I've been through, about how I've been swallowing much of the bitterness that I've faced lately...and then I started to feel sorry for myself.

It was then that I decided I had better go to sleep soon before I was swept away by a wave of melancholy. Which I did.

Friday, 26 May 2006

How To Save Electricity

I suppose TNB really is serious in its business to promote energy conservation amongst the people. First, it was the hike in tariff rates.

Then, it was a blackout in my housing area which lasted the whole hot afternoon. It was the second time this week.

I think we managed to save a few units of electricity there.

Thursday, 25 May 2006

An Island Trip!

Yes, you read that right: another island trip. And this time, it's to Langkawi. I suppose you could say that I'm hot on the heels of drroza (although I very much doubt that there'll be any educational values in this island trip!)

I can't promise any stunning beach photos; unless I cut out the ones from the tourist pamphlets and scan them. But that'd be cheating.

I've been to Langkawi once. Back in April 2004, when it was SWELTERINGLY hot. I came back looking like a freshly baked gingerbread-man. No, no...that's an understatement. I was close to the colour of bubur asyura actually. Yes, that's the colour.

Hope I don't have to go through that again.

Wednesday, 24 May 2006

The Reason

The decision to switch from xanga to blogspot had been playing on my mind for quite some time now. Indeed, many a times in the past the temptation to move had been there, but I stayed on due to sentimental reasons (guess I'm not that heartless after all)

However, I made up my mind this time around because I felt that it's time to open up my doors to more people. Yes, this is the very same reason that I gave in my old blog, so shoot me. Other than that, a few more excuses why I felt that I needed to move on:

1. Hints from a few colleagues that they wanted to leave feedback on my blog, but didn't want to go through the hassle of signing up for an account.

2. I wanted a new layout (it seems that xanga only lets you change your layout if you're a premium user. Maybe I'm wrong. I don't know)

3. All of a sudden, the pop-up comment box looks strangely inviting.

4. Short posts don't look half as good on xanga as they would on blogspot.

So there you are. A few (in)valid reasons justifying my move. Honestly, there's another reason which I didn't put up there as I was a bit ashamed to do so. But since this is a new blog, what the heck.

Actually, I was kind of finding it a bit hard to write put up new posts at my old blog site. A case of dried up ideas, or simply lack of inspiration? Whatever it was, I was starting to find it a bit taxing to blog there.

Therefore I hope with this new site, I'll find back the joy that is blogging.

Welcome To The New Grounds!

Since there's nothing much yet here, you can always go back to my xanga site to read more.