Fight Back to Work

Work work.

Work work.

It’s been a long but fruitful week of adjusting to work at UberFusion. It’s great having structure now in my life. And it is such a blessing to have a stable source of income that is more than sufficient for life in the big city. More than that is the fact that I feel very at home in my new place of work. It feels as if I’ve been there all my life and I really do thank God for this job and also for my colleagues whom I clicked with almost instantly (um … of course it helps that I’m talker also la).

Having said all that I do know that the late hours will come but I hope that my workload will be manageable so that I can continue to do all that is needful for Four Forty Records after office hours. For the next 2 months at least I know that I’ll have to concentrate on adjusting to working full-time again. I’ll write more about the job once I’m settled in.

My point to all this is that I didn’t know how much I needed structure in my life till circumstances forced me into a flexible work role. I left my first job to figure out what I wanted to do in life and it’s ironic that I’m back at job that’s very much like what I did at Arachnid. I have figured out that music is something that is a part of me so it’s great that I get to build Four Forty Records up still. The challenge is having to work a full-time job at the same time.

I guess what I wanna say is that we all need structure in life and work provides a framework to build upon. I do hope that the time will come when I can go back to running Four Forty Records full-time but for now this is what needs to be done. For my good and for the good of the label.

Wish me luck and I’d appreciate your prayers.

Cheers!

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Remember, Remember the 11th of September

I woke up this morning and again battled through my hurt but it was a bit different today as I read Our Daily Bread. It’s September 11th today and it just seems like so long ago that the World Trade Center was taken out in New York in 2001. Has it really been six years? I remember watching the events on TV back at my first job in Arachnid and it seemed like a waking nightmare. The world has in a lot of ways moved on but in my own pain it seemed as if God was prompting me to pray; to pray for comfort for all those who lost someone in the attacks. And so I did just that.

Sept 11.

Sept 11.

For the rest of us, these events seem so far away but it’s very real. Pain & suffering is real. The question is; are we doing anything to reach out to touch lives? I find myself being so self-centred at times and it is a struggle to care for others when I’m hurting too. I do the best I can and I guess I still believe very much that this world would be a much better place if we all just looked beyond ourselves and cared for others.

Let’s spend a minute in silence for those who lost their lives today. For the victims & for the rescue workers. And for the families who miss someone that was taken from them. I pray for God’s comfort on you.

On another note, I was surfing through Apple Trailers today and lo & behold the Iron Man movie has a trailer out! The closing bits brought out the fan boy in me but somehow the trailer didn’t do that great a job in exciting me at the start. Whatever it is I’ll still catch it when it releases next year especially since Iron Man is playing such a crucial role in Marvel’s comic books since Civil War last year.

Iron Man.

Iron Man.

Check out the trailer here. That’s all from me today.

Cheers & spend a bit of time today thinking about what you can do to make a difference in someone’s life.

What an AWESOME Day

I had such an awesome day today. I mean it’s just such a joy to have had a good day and to have been pretty productive too.

I got up on the morning. Prepped the photos that I promised to make into prints for Yin Meng & the kids in Cambodia. Hit the gym, had a simple breakfast of 2 roti canais & some mutton curry then sent off a document to RIM (the recording industry association in Malaysia).

Then I finally got around to editing the recessional track for my cell member Jac’s wedding which is happening real soon in September. I got that done … sent out some work-related emails to follow-up getting distribution for Juwita’s album in SIngapore then I pushed off for Mutiara Damansara where I picked up some stuff for Yin Meng & also got the prints done. I’ll send all these items back with the August youth team from DUMC who’ll be flying to Cambodia on Monday.

The best part today was just having an epiphany of sorts. It’s been a struggle holding the fort at Four Forty Records and I believe God’s been preparing me a lot since I left my first job at Arachnid. I’m more prepared now to do this. To go the extra mile for Four Forty Records, I know that I must be prepared to make hard decisions and to even work extra hours. Right now the biggest challenge that we have is monetary and a small opportunity has opened up that might possibly allow for me to get a full-time position at my old ad agency Mantra. If that happens then it’ll solve my own personal finances while at the same time free up what little resources we have over at Four Forty to expend it on a proper accounts person to help us out part-time. If any of you are looking for a part-time accounts thing do feel free to drop me a line.

Anyways, I’ve been very wordy in this post. It has been a good day and it still hasn’t ended yet. I’ll be meeting up with my good friend Roland to catch up a bit over dinner & then it’s off to the movies. There’s nothing much on now so I’m relegated to watching DIsturbia which I hope will be good. That kid from Transformers is in it and he’s a decent actor. Of course I could be very much be influenced by some of the write-ups I’ve read about him.

That’s all from me today. Here’s to hopefully me returning to Mantra and also to have some of the flexibility I need to keep doing Four Forty Records and to grow it further.

Cheers!

Verbal Diarrhea

Dudes!

That’s surfer speak for hello to all my buhds and buhdettes! Ha ha ha! I’ve just had a pretty long day today and James (my boss) just criticized me for the use of a generic template on this blog! He said this; and I quote … “How can you use a template for your blog and work in a design firm?”. Uh … those weren’t really the exact words but you get the idea. Ha ha! I guess HE is RIGHT … problem is I am really lazy to pick up Photoshop & Illustrator plus I’m kinda lazy to go looking around for server space to hold images. If I’m not mistaken Blogger doesn’t allow uploading of pics. Can anyone out there confirm this for me? I suspect that I may be wrong and it’s just my lazy Id giving me an excuse to use this generic template so I can just keep on writing. After working 4 years at Arachnid as a web developer this is like the first time I’m actually purposefully maintaining something on the web that is NOT related to WORK! How strange … and to think I used to do this for a living (I guess I still do in some ways now, just not full-time anymore).

I’ve been reading my last few posts and I realised that I’m pretty long winded. Long sentences that seem to go on forever don’t make a good read. It seems like I’m trying to make too many points in one sentence!!! That’s what happens when you just rattle on without ever having a point to make. If you ever were to read my journal (wouldn’t you like to know where I keep it? *wink*) you’d probably wanna choke me the next time you see me cos’ of my long windedness. Bwa ha ha ha ha ha! I promise from now on to edit all my posts to ensure the best possible reading experience for all my fellow bloggers out there.

It’s pretty cool to discover so many people from DUMC who also Blog and I’m beginning to feel like I’m not the only one out there who can write. Thank God none of you are actually thinking of pursuing a career in writing cos’ there’d be far too much competition for me & I’d probably lose out. Or maybe I’d come out on top … who knows? I won’t really know will I? And I don’t really want to find out.

Hmmm … I think it’s time for me to review another game. I noticed that no one made any comments about the last game I reviewed so I’m gonna write some more. Perhaps some one from Gamespot or Gamespy will notice and I’ll get hired. I’ll be in 9th heaven then … wah, that’s like 2 levels above 7th heaven. Which begs the next question I’m gonna raise … why are there 7 levels in heaven? Who came up with that anyway? I have a feeling this stupid statement is gonna trigger a lot of responses but never mind, I’m gonna make it anyway.

I shall go write a game review now. Coming up Def Jam: Fight For NY for the PS2 or should I review Tales of Symphonia for the Nintendo Gamecube? Hmmm … choices, choices. What would I do without choices?

Toodles …