Reboot

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After 2 weeks of confused weather, we finally have this! 29° and bright sunshine!

My calendar is chockablock full with engagements over the whole of November so having today all to myself with nothing to worry about, going about my leisurely way is pretty sweet.

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Had to scratch this itch that has been bugging me for a while. Soaked up the seat and my shirt while downing this (doing it true blue Malaysian style) but man, it was so satisfying.

Work’s been…hectic I suppose. I’ve never ever been this wrecked and tired at the end of the week, but here’s to hoping everything flows smoothly from here onwards. For a moment there I was genuinely afraid that I was falling ill because of the hours I was keeping, but like with almost everything, sleep solves even the worst things (except maybe AIDS, and well…yeah…death).

Yummmmmmm

At some point in my early days of cooking, I had this amazing stash of herbs and spices that I had in my pantry.
I can’t honestly say that I had any inkling of what paired well with what, but you know, there were plenty of nights where dinner consisted of beer and chips with my botched experiment in the bin.

Like almost everything at life, the more you work at it, the better you get.
Thankfully, those days are behind me.
I also very rarely experiment these days as my schedule doesn’t permit the Dexter in me to run amok anymore.

My major gripe with Adelaide is that getting decent chow is actually pretty darned tricky. Apart from fast food and well…fast food, there really isn’t a huge selection when you really think about it. Reminiscing again, coming from Malaysia and being new in town, I was blown away by the great fusion food and pasta places and etc that we never could afford back home.
Fresh oysters and great steaks? I didn’t know how much they cost back then, but I sure as hell know what they’re going for these days in KL (how do regular Malaysians afford this is beyond me).
Up until maybe a year ago, my gastronomic adventures went unchecked.

I digress, that is a story for another day.

This lady on the other hand, has no issues experimenting with herbs.
I’m gonna steal this recipe for the next time I host a dinner party.

Blow

 

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Just look at this and tell me the weather hasn’t gone demented. Is it any surprise people are falling sick left, right and centre? From a high of 30 down to 17 in a matter of 24 hours.
SMDH.

I don’t blame them either because over the past 2 days I’ve been driving home with the AC on full blast. This mirage of mind blowingly good weather is shattered 2 minutes after stepping out of the car when I’m regretting my short sightedness of not having a jacket on hand.

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Don Pablo, what is left to say about this guy? What a badass.

Seeing Bae In 3 Days

This is the state of my study right now. If you know me well enough, then you’ll know that this drives me absolutely bonkers. 
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But, something has got to give. I’d rather have adequate space in my living room to do my stretches & foam rolling than live with stinky clothes. 

Another one of life’s conundrums. 

Android Fail, 2012

4 years ago, I bought what was then considered the greatest Android tablet ever made:
the OG 2012 Nexus 7.
I don’t remember what firmware it came with, but back in the day, it was bad ass.

Blazingly fast. First to come preloaded with google now (now a grandfather when compared to the current iteration: google on tap). Perfect size. Crisp screen.
It could do nothing wrong.
And then…bang…firmware update after firmware just made it unusable.
Mine’s just an expensive paperweight right now.
It doesn’t charge very well, and when I do get it powered up, let’s be honest…its a piece of crap.

I played with the idea of perhaps using it in my car as a rather beautiful navigational / entertainment console ala Tesla (don’t ask me how, I was just thinking, but the steps involved i.e. rewiring and power sourcing put me off at the moment), but that would necessitate a working tablet to start with.

So…my next project is rooting and installing a lightweight ROM that will hopefully end up bearing me a working chunk of glass.
One day.

I also had the opportunity to play around with the new iPhone 7 plus the other day and consider me impressed. That new camera…wow. I know it’s a bit gimmicky (double lenses and all) but it is really…really…good. I’ve always said that the cameras on iphones are phenomenal, but this really takes the cake.
Unfortunately, I’ve never handled a Galaxy 7 yet so I can’t compare them head to head but it is mind boggling to think of how far we’ve come since cameras started appearing on phones.

In an update to my wonky knees: note to self, don’t skip leg day even if they’ve been swollen for 2 weeks.
I made the mistake of miscounting my plates a few weeks ago and thus ended up deadlifting a lot more than I intended to.
Being overly ambitious, I said fuck it and went through with it anyway.
Cue swollen knees for 2 weeks. Cue inability to bend properly. Cue back pain and hip issues.
Thanks smart guy.
Thankfully, leg day is tomorrow so I can go and start stretching out my glutes and stuff soon.