Friday, December 9, 2016

Happiness is ...

When you are outside with nature and not stuck behind a computer. I can't believe how beautiful my place of work is. I have been working here for more than six years and I have never notice or take the time to appreciate the landscape and the building. Some times it is good to take a pause, smell the flowers and unplug.

This activity alone (walking around) bought me about 3,000 steps in less than 10 minutes.The weather was cool and a bit wet because it was raining this morning. This is definitely one of the activity that we are going to repeat weekly.

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

A Good Life 😻

I am forty five years old this year. When I was twenty years old I always thought that forty is old and your life is already set. Now that I am in my forties I don't feel old at all. I feel like I am still young and evolving. There are so many things that I wanted to do and accomplish. Somehow I feel like I haven't live at all. Is this really my life?

Life right now feel unreal. I am living in Malaysia at the moment, the country which I was born and grew up in. I am one of the lucky one who does remember what life was like back then. I do remember what I can buy with fifty cents, which was a lot in 1980's. Things were so much cheaper. I do remember the time when our currency was RM2.50 against USD$1.00. I do remember the life when you solely depend on public phone to call your love ones and write a love letter to someone you admire. The irony was I don't feel disconnected from my family at all even though I can called them once a month.

I do remember what life was like before internet, before computer and before smart phone. I used to think that I can't live without television and now I don't even watch regular tv shows anymore. Now I am hooked and addicted to internet and mobile devices. I can't even put these things down anymore. I am so connected in an intimate way to some strangers I don't even meet in real life. Now with a free phone call, people don't even call each other anymore. Why is that?

What I missed the most about life back then..
  1. Playing outside with my friends. Get dirty and will stayed out late as long as I can
  2. Telephone was such a mysterious device and people who owned them were consider rich
  3. Read books when I want to be some place else. I used to fantasize about life in a castle as a beautiful princess
  4. Not being exposed to corrupt leader and feeling stupid for voting them. No social media to feed you with all the lies.
  5. No GST. Back then we were blessed with the government who were wise enough with managing money and they didn't have to take money from the people to do who knows what. I always wonder what happened to all those GST money.
  6. When someone says I love you, they really meant it. Not many distraction to get in the way of true love. Now I wonder if true love even exist anymore. Now people are always looking for what is out there without even appreciate what they already have. 
  7. Back then your job scope was clear. If you were in IT, your jobs was mainly focus on computer, network and websites. Now when everything has ip address there's no telling which one is related to IT and which one is not. It's such a complicated life we are living right now.
Don't get me wrong, I love technology and all the things I can do with it just because I has a background in IT. I know what I get myself into. Some people just don't understand that computer cannot solve all of your problems. They only do what you tell them to do, nothing more nothing less. 

Sometimes I just want to unplug from the internet, go outside, run, hike, read a book and not worry about work. I do missed the time when life was simpler, when computer was such a mystery to most and when mobile phone was a luxury.

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Monday, December 5, 2016

One Life πŸ’•

I am so not in the mood to do my regular and normal routine. I feel like something is missing from my life. I am not sure what it is. There are so many things I wanted to do and I am not sure if I am brave enough to do it.

So this December I decided not to put pressure on myself. I am not going to worry about the little things. If I don't feel like blogging than I would not blog, if I don't feel like working out that I will ot feel bad about it, if I want to stay in bed and watch youtube video that I will do it, if I wanted to rewatch old movies than I will make a list about it.

Hemm that reminds me .. this month I am going to make it about watching some old movies that I love. The movies that made my lists just because I used to enjoy watching them and felt good about it are:

1. Only You
2. The Perfect Score
3. The Firm
4. Edge of Tomorrow
5. Pretty Woman
6. The Island
7. Jerry Maguire
8. A Few Good Men
9. Interview with the Vampire
10. My Cousin Vinny
11. Indiana Jones and the last crusade
12. Sisterhood of traveling pants

For the rest of December I am going to plan on things/ project that I want to do in 2017. I like to be prepare. One of the things I want to change next year is to keep only two planners and write everything down. Keep things simple and not putting any pressure on myself.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

November Favorite 2016

My sweet November is coming to an end. Today is the last day of November and in about 31 days we will celebrate new 2017. Only 3 years left for 2020. 

  • I am loving Country Heat by Autumn Calabrese this month. It's a low impact workout but it is so much fun. I love country music
  • I am lusting over Macbook Pro with touch bar. I have been watching Youtube channle about this macbook. I know that I want this notebook when I first saw it on Apple October event
  • I've finished watching Stranger Things 8 episodes tv siries on Netflix. I enjoyed the show so much
  • I subsribe to CBS all access this month. I wish I have all the time in the world and be free spirit like Xavier on No Tomorrow.
  • I love Photoscan app by Google. This app is so cool and I am definitely inspire to convert all of my old photos to digital format
  • I am still obess with iMessage and have been collecting stickers to whole month. I wish everybody can experience how cool iMessage is
  • I am enjoying morning run during weekend. I am in love with running. I wanted to in enjoy this if possible everyday but with the raining weather almost daily I am not sure if I can do it
  • I am obsess with Bullet Journal this month and it has work perfectly for me. I will be continuing using this system for December.

I hope you had an amazing November. No matter how hard life gets, try to stay positive and look for things to be grateful for.

"Be Creative, Show up and Focus on what's important"

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Monday, November 28, 2016

When I was young with Photoscan app

I am one of the lucky one that was born during the time there was camera and there was printed photos and lots of photo albums, some magnetics and some pocket pages. I have been meaning to scan them and convert all of them into digital copies. The whole process of converting these memories into digital take a lot of time. I need to take them out of the albums, hooked up my scanner to my computer, launch scanner app, put the photos inside my scanner and scanned them one by one-- which takes a lot of seconds to scan. It's scary and it's cumbersome. 

I've tried a lot of scanner app on my phone to scan photos but the result did not look good. And it's very hard to steady your hand when you are scanning with your phone. So I abandon the project with the plan of picking it up again when I have the time, which is never.

Then I found out about Photoscan by Google. Finally the photoscanner app I have been waiting for. The whole process of converting my old photos into digital format become so much easy. No computer needed. Just your camera and your photos. Photoscan app is intellegent enought to eliminate all the glares that you have when  you take photo of a photo.
While doing this project I found this photo of me when I was in Secondary School. I don't even remember when the photo was taken, what year and where it was taken. Amazingly I found this writing behind the photo which I don't think have anything to do with the photo.

Here are a few samples of the photos taken with the app


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For those who are curious about the app, watch the Yotutbe videos below:

Hopefully this will help you with your journey to convert all of your printed photos to digital. Not bad for a free app and the integartion with Google photo is amazing. I totally recommend this app.
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