Thursday, July 3rd, 2008 - 4:01 pm



03 Jul

Another quiet day at the office and the only highlight is that it’s a day of bad diet for me. I started the day by purchasing a Villi kransky – a meat sausage wrapped in pastry. Very unhealthy indeed! A workmate at the office also brings in a big loaf of fingerbun with thick sugar icing on top, so I ended up having two slices of it as well. Because I was still full around lunchtime, I ended up going to Chocolate World and got myself a bar of Niederreger dark chocolate marzipan in lieu of lunch. Yummo. How’s that for a diet, eh? Yeah, I know – very bad indeed.

So far this afternoon I’ve packed some old reports into boxes for archiving – things are slowly cleaned up and rearranged. My desk is looking emptier and tidier by the day with numerous print-outs and schemes disappearing from my cubicle partition as well. The end is getting nigh! Well, I only have about ten working days left before I embark on my journey. I will also share my travel experiences here in jBløg – for those who care to read. 🙂

Writing in my blog has provided a method to keep my sanity and an outlet for me to express my feelings and frustrations in recent month. An article that appears today in Sydney Morning Herald also confirms it, that blogging actually makes you happy. The researchers from Swinburne University of Technology find out that bloggers tend to be less lonely and feel more connected and supported than those who don’t blog. I agree with the findings – blogging makes me amazed at how connected I am to the numerous perfect strangers out there who visited and read my blog. I discover that there are readers in Finland, the US, New Zealand, and other places who I have never known previously. I also discover the search terms that people use that bring them to my blog site.

Blogging has also taught me more about story-telling – rather than focusing on the final outcome, I have to be able to elaborate what I felt or did previously before I arrive at such predicament. I also need to learn more about describing and explaining things in details, so that the blog readers can also dive deep into the situation and join me in my train of thoughts. However, I have to be extra careful when I publish my blog entries, knowing that they can be read by the public who may cast judgment on what I think or do. I have to also be mindful of my family, friends, the company where I work, my church and so forth, in case I offend anybody.

So yeah, all in all, I have really enjoyed blogging – it also provides a way for me to channel my passion for writing. I started blogging on July 20th, so I will need to celebrate the second anniversary soon! 🙂


 

3 Comments

  • Louise
    July 3rd, 2008 at 8:44 pm

     

    Welcome to my dietary world! Im of the view that whatever it takes to get through the DPhil! So for you, whatever it takes to get through these last few days!

    Eat well!
    hugs
    L&G xx

  • Lucia Hartono
    July 5th, 2008 at 8:29 pm

     

    If I did not know you as a man…… I would say you’re having PMS………

  • fuzz
    July 7th, 2008 at 11:24 am

     

    I’m having PHS – Pre-Holiday Syndrome.

    Hahaha. 😆

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