Phew… I’m finally back in Penang after a two weeks’ absence…
I got a lot done today. I had to do some major cleaning up of the house since I was not able to do it before CNY due to the working trip. And then I had to also go on an expensive grocery run because my fridge was empty. In between I managed to squeeze in a movie session, watching Deadpool. I enjoyed that movie very much by the way, it was very funny in a very blatant way 😉 .
But now I feel kind of settled down again. So I guess I can declare: normal service is resumed!
No, wait. Actually, I think, maybe the more appropriate phrase is: normal routine is resumed!
I’m not gonna deny it. Although I feel sad with coming back to my rented house in Penang again, where I will lose access to air-conditioning and embrace working in the office again, I also feel kind of relieved to be coming back to doing things that I am used to.
I remember every time I moved houses, I was always very uncomfortable for a couple of weeks, trying to get used to new timings to leave for work and to leave work, trying to re-establish some form of routine.
I guess this is all thanks to being a boy scout at school, but I am someone who thrives on being regimented. I am at my most comfortable when I have a pre-established routine in my life.
Okay, enough of me…
As I have just said, I got a lot done today. But I don’t have many photos to show. I guess I’ll tell you another story that happened when I was still at home in KL yesterday morning.
So… I was actually expecting a mail from Singapore which was sent out early January, to my home in KL. But the family kept telling me that nothing came in for me from Singapore. I waited until CNY Eve, and all through CNY, and I assumed that mail was
lost in transit lost to transit.
And then, yesterday morning, as I was helping to clean the living room, I accidentally stumbled upon this CNY greeting card.
Huh? This is the card that I have been expecting…
Apparently, this card came in a week after it was sent out. I guess what happened was, because my mom has most of her side of the family residing in Singapore, and when she saw the card, she took [Somewhere in Singapore] quite literally, and assumed the card was sent to her by her extended family somewhere in Singapore.
So, nope. The mail was not lost to transit. It made its way safely to my home. What a lovely CNY card and a lovely gesture. Thanks, Sharon! Sorry for being a d**k and not sending any cards your way in return. Actually, sorry to all my readers for not sending you guys any cards >.< …
Hmm… what else can I show you?
Let’s show you something that I shared on Instagram yesterday. I love the opportunity to showcase my prowess in taking photos while driving, simultaneously.
Seeing the festive traffic on the opposite direction never fails to amuse me, no matter how many times I have seen it after all these years. I hope I would not have to join them ever in my life. 🙄
Oh, ya. I was able to catch a glimpse of lion dance while doing my grocery run. I noticed that I was watching the lion through 发门 (Rich Gate)…
I’m feeling kind of superstitious lately, so I think watching an auspicious lion dance through an equally auspiciously named Rich Gate would do wonderful things to my fortune this year. We’ll see… 🙄
And let me end my post for today with a picture of dinner. It’s been awhile since I used the oven, and it’s been a longer while since my dinner featured chicken breast and broccoli being cooked together.
I know, this is nothing compared to what my mom dishes out. Sigh…