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Tag: frustration

  • Blood Bowl Blues

    I played a lot of Blood Bowl today.

  • Struggling for marginal gains

    I had, all things considered, a bad day today. At least some of this was self-inflicted; it’s not as if anyone twisted my arm and made me go drinking last night. (Well, maybe I was strong armed into tequila shots…) But I was also hungry, and having to do things I didn’t want to; I […]

  • Life’s a beach

    After happily sleeping for twelve hours on Friday night, it was almost inevitable that we’d get no sleep on Saturday night, and so I felt like death today. I took a nap and woke unable to tell if I was tired or just paralysed, and then we went to the beach at Sentosa to see […]

  • Adventures in pizza and chocolate eggs

    This afternoon I went to Tanglin Mall to buy my wife a chocolate egg. For the last few years, we’ve been in Hong Kong before Easter and that’s meant we can go to Great, (a supermarket where the name refers to the magnjtude of the prices as well as the quality) so I can drop […]

  • Waiting for a number

    Tonight after work I went to collect my number for the marathon. I’ve done this lots of times before, in Singapore and round the world. The organiser rents the biggest hall they can find, fills half of it with vendors selling running-related tat, and the other half is full of volunteers handing out race numbers […]

  • End of the year

    It’s the last day of the Year of the Monkey today, and music is wafting from Chinatown towards our eyrie on the 40th floor. Today I walked through a shopping centre in the middle of town, and there were a series of recommendations from an astrologer, put up on placards. Staunch stuff like: don’t expect […]

  • An exceedingly busy day, ending with chocolate

    It’s been a busy day. At six, La Serpiente awoke and so we gave her lots of snacks and then she and I went down to the West Coast Park for our run. My friend Gil was there with his dog, Jack, for the inaugural round of the stroller Parkrun challenge, competitors: 2. We both […]

  • The long slow wait for the long slow boat to Bintan

    I admit, I’ve been spoiled. When travelling to another country by ferry, I’ve been accustomed to the speed and efficiency of the Hong Kong-Macau ferry. You’d turn up at the terminal and usually be in a boat in less than an hour. And in Singapore, the efficiency of the airport is second to none. Maybe […]

  • Three month check in

    The haze returned this evening, about 5pm, as if there’s some clown with an enormous bonfire and an even bigger fan standing somewhere in Indonesia, waiting to see when I’m about to leave the office before blasting a wave of pollution over the border. Not that I’m paranoid.

  • A hard day and a good day

    Today was a hard day. I got to bed about 12:30 this morning, and woke up at 3 to the sounds of children complaining, and couldn’t sleep after that until 6. I got some emails done during that time, but productivity is not greater than sleep. Ah well. I also cancelled my spinning class for […]