Posts Tagged ‘RANTING’

The End is Nigh

30/12/2011

OH NO! Of all the times to happen! Of all the places! I can’t believe it! The year end! The holidays! The moments! The events! Oh Oh Oh….!

What a disaster….!

It’s a catastrophe!

I am quite distraught as you can tell.

You see, my camera is dying!

It won’t focus! Even the simplest of shots comes out weird. I can’t understand it.

Of course it’s under warranty. But that would mean not having a camera to use for at least three weeks if not longer. The festive season is here! And I am supposed to be on holiday, with lots of snaps to take….Can anyone lend me a camera in the meantime?

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Excuse Me Please

03/04/2011

Long queues.

The worst thing if you are in a rush.

Even more frustrating if you knew it was your fault for not planning early. Ah!

Doubly frustrating if you knew it was your fault for poor planning BUT you made some contingency plans after all and STILL you are having to stand and queue to pay while time is fast running out…..

Which is where I was yesterday.

Stewing while tapping my foot.

Managed to catch myself and not be rude to the staff at the checkout counter. Though tempted to. I felt like asking her. “Why doesn’t your shop have something like a cordless barcode scanner to help speed things up?” But then, it’s not her fault.

So I smiled at her instead and said, “Excuse me please. Could I quickly pay this so I can go?” and gave her the exact amount…..

Warrants a Warranty

28/10/2010

Hubby is fuming. He is frustrated. He is almost foaming at the mouth.

He’s been given an iPad and HAS to use it for his work.

I can hear some of you going, “WHAAAAAT?!” thinking that he must be nuts to complain.

This is his take on this, this, this thing!

“What do you do when you have to use the pernicious iPad? It is neither here nor there. It cost as must as a reasonable notebook but it can do half as much! It is not light as it is tiring in holding onto it for more than a few minutes while reading, if you use it as a ebook reader! You cannot play flash videos. You cannot multi task! The last bit is most annoying as when you are down loading something you cannot do anything else. If the download last 30 minutes you have to wait, whistle or simply throw the iPad against the wall in anger!”

I have to chuckle, and at the same time I wonder whether his ipad warranty covers violent destruction?

A Boost of Self-Esteem Needed

12/07/2010

I want to scream with frustration.

But I think I will laugh instead.

We met someone recently. He’s middle aged, and I suppose he is in mid-life crisis right now. His self esteem is so low that almost every other sentence spoken was one of self-derision. Initially, Hubby and I smiled and tried to balance what he said about himself, thinking that life couldn’t possibly be THAT bad.

Well, we were only partially right. Life wasn’t really that bad. But it WAS that bad, to him.

We parted ways, leaving Hubby and I feeling somewhat put off and disturbed by his mental and physical state. It was as if he needed a testosterone boosters that worked. Or SOMETHING that worked!

That night, I cuddled up to my Hubby feeling extra thankful to God for him. Hubby’s emotions are steady like a rock – he sails through life, and midlife crisis is not in his vocabulary. He simply does not know what it is!

I wonder what can we do to help this friend….

Getting Good Results

10/06/2010

With the children coming back for hols, it is going to be fun …. and yet not so fun.

It’s great when the children get together, revisiting their previous hangouts, reminiscing in their own way. I don’t mind surrendering the car for them to go nipping here and there, getting more snapshots of memories in their own unique and exuberant ways.

It’s not so fun when people start comparing though. Comparing results that is. Parents especially. The children are usually cool about this sort of thing.

Have you ever been at the receiving end of boasting parents? These usually talk about how they helped their children to get good SAT scores with special SAT prep by this person or that company. They also lament that one mark or two that their children lost from carelessness of course. But then of course they quickly go on to say that these losses didn’t affect the overall marks – they still aced their exams.

Gosh. I am so glad my children didn’t need all that prep and I don’t need to do all that boasting because they aced anyway.

Ha! Ha! Did you see that one coming?

Desperate Situations Require Desperate Measures

05/06/2010

What a loooooong title that was.

But I could not think of anything else that better expressed what I feel.

I mean, just look at them!

As the saying goes, “the camera never lies.”

Ahhhh they are so, so evident here!

This was taken by Arrow #3 recently. I have only just taken a look at the photos. And I am absolutely horrified! I need help, and desperately so! I look ancient here!

OK, if you STILL don’t know what I am ranting about, I shall spell it out – W-R-I-N-K-L-E-S!!!

I desperately need urgent and swift help. Help such as prototype 37c or something just as powerful! I have guests coming to stay. I have friends coming to visit! Ahhhhh! I need to look better than that!

Plagiarized!

20/01/2009

To plagiarize

is to use and pass off

(the ideas or writings of another)

as one’s own.

That is exactly what has happened with one of my posts in my blogspot.

I posted it this morning and shortly after, Hubby came online from his office to tell me about this dastardly deed. He saw someone visiting my blogspot from another country, and out of interest, clicked to see where from. Suddenly he was linked to another site, where word for word, this thief had taken my writing, put into his/her domain, and applied to be approved to a post-paying company!

Well, this-this-THIS (better not use the word I want to use!) does not own any site of over six hundred and fifty posts unlike my blogspot! Also, the act was obviously committed almost from the moment I posted it because the WRONG LINK was copied! Oh yes, the links work. But there were specific links that were supposed to be used… I amended it once I realised my mistake!

I have written to the post-paying company, with certainty that this ahem-ahem-AHEM will be found out for the you-know-what that he/she is!

Hubby wonders how many visitors to my sites do similar things.

So now I want to let the whole world know this has happened!

If you, my friend, want to SHOW SUPPORT AGAINST PLAGIARIZATION, please drop a comment here! And pass the word round.

Thanks!