I’m in sulking mode. I’m sulking and I’m sulking big time. I’m in no mood and condition to write about Barcelona today. Instead, today you get to read a bit of my rants…
I was suffering from
running nose rhinorrhea for the past couple of days. I thought it was probably my body adjusting to the presence of a brand new portable air-cond unit in the room. But after a couple of days with no signs of the fluids dissipating, I went to the clinic this morning.
The doctor said I probably have a mild case of flu, gave me some meds and a piece of MC, warning me not to go to work less I spread the virus to others.
So yeah, sick man again today…
It is not a fucking useless air cooler, it is a proper 1 horsepower air conditioning unit. I purposely took the picture from the top to show you the hose going out through the window. Bought this last Monday for RM 1499, expensive but necessary, can’t stand the bloody heat no more! It is fucking noisy because the compressor is built into it rather than sitting on a separate box outside the window. But I’m fine with noise, and it really does cool the room down like a proper air cond, so it is all good.
Don’t look at the  on display, this was 2 seconds after turning it on for the night. It goes down to  within 15 minutes.
But the flu is the least of my concern. You know what IS my concern? What made me sulk all day?
I was trying to do some housekeeping on my personal laptop and I accidentally deleted the draft file of my book! Thankfully, I knew shit like this might happen due to my carelessness, so I had a duplicate copy in another location within my [C:\ drive]. Except when I quickly went to that backup location to make another copy, I don’t know what possessed me, but instead of copying the file, I subconsciously deleted that one as well!
No, I can’t recover those files from Recycle Bin. I guess this is all thanks to a habit cultivated from work, I never right click on the mouse and select Delete. I always delete files by the [Shift + Delete] combo on the keyboard. If you do not understand what that means, it means [Delete Permanently]!
So now I’ve lost all the draft copies of my book! All thanks to my hand being controlled by my subconscious mind! Arghhhh!!!!!! I’m so mad at myself!!!!
I guess in retrospect, it is not all bad. You know I have decided that my book is rubbish since more than a few months ago. Mostly it was because I thought I was trying to write in a way that mirrors how other bestselling authors write their books. But I ain’t no bestselling author, so when I read my draft, it felt mightily uncomfortable.
I recently realized how I should write my book in a way that is more… me. I probably would’ve done away with the draft and start from scratch, but I thought if I had the draft, I could salvage some parts and modify them, make my life easier. But nope, I guess God decided to control my subconscious mind to direct my hand into deleting my drafts as his way of saying “Thou shalt start from scratch again!“.
That doesn’t mean I should not be mad at myself…. >.<
So… yeah… fuck…
Okay, let’s end my rant and show you food. More specifically, my cooking. It’s been awhile since I last remembered to take pictures while cooking.
FYI, those are NOT leeches! They are sliced chicken breast, marinated with light soy sauce overnight. I sauteed them with some garlic granules, then added some veggies, one piece of pre-soaked yee mee (egg noodle) and an egg for a simple stir fry. Instead of seasoning the noodles with soy sauce or oyster sauce like a typical Chinese noodles dish, I used one blob of miso paste instead.
It was very nice… Om nom nom nom 😉
I’m doing the same dish for today’s dinner as well… If I get over my sulk by tomorrow, I will continue writing about Barcelona. If not… then I guess, keep waiting. This is my blog, there’s nothing else you can do anyway. 🙄