Close the window, calm the light

For two days in a row I left work close to eight o’clock in the evening – last night I even had to do some more work at home, going to bed at 1am in the morning. It’s been quite tiring with several major projects to handle. I’m still waiting for the reportedly quiet period in July that everybody seemed to mention when things were really busy earlier in the year. At least I’m still mentally stimulated and I certainly enjoy the various challenges that each project brings. The wonderful world of finance seems quite pale in comparison to the variety of challenges that the clients present. 🙂

I’m ready to call it a day today, after doing some more work at home again. It’s another cold night here in Adelaide – the temperature was only 2.9C this morning. COLD! It’s only around 7.7C at the moment so I’m hunkered down in my study room with the portable heater underneath my desk. It’s going to be another cold night tonight so I’m not looking forward to taking my evening shower in this temperature. It’s nice when you’re in the shower, but as soon as you step out, it’s freezing! Well, not quite freezing, really, but we all love to exaggerate about the extreme weather. Hahaha. Compared to the winter in North America or Europe, this is nothing! 😛 The cold weather does allow me to dress up appropriately – so along with my scarf, I also wore my long jacket and a beanie. Something that I can’t possibly do in Jakarta or Singapore without looking odd and inappropriate, as well as sweating profusely. Haha. 🙂

I’m still also feeling a tad bit melancholy even though I’m feeling better as the week progresses – the busy period at work has helped a lot to occupy my mind. However, during the weekend as I watched a DVD, I came across an old song that was also used in the DVD: Boz Scaggs’ We’re All Alone. I sometimes heard the song in late-night radio programmes along with other golden hits from the 60s and 70s when I was still in Indonesia. Growing up with sisters who are considerably older than me meant that I was introduced to ‘grown-up’ music way early!

Have a good rest and enjoy a nostalgic trip back to 1977 …


Outside the rain begins and it may never end
So cry no more on the shore
A dream will take us out to sea
Forever more, forever more
Close your eyes and dream
And you can be with me
‘Neath the waves through the caves of hours
Long forgotten now
We’re all alone
We’re all alone

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I've finally relented to the lures of blogging - and for those who care, well, I'm a self-confessed geek who's a wanderer at heart, who thinks and analyses too much, and who's trying hard to hold on to his 7-year old inner persona.

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