Research and preparation

Because of all the frustration yesterday, I spent a ton of time today researching on how I can improve my home studio setup. I now have an idea of what I want for the audio component, which has been the most frustrating part for me this entire time. Now I just need to go and buy everything! Fingers crossed this new setup is going to level up my audio 🀞 I might head over to the Wan Chai Computer Centre again on the weekend 😜 I can’t believe just how much love that place now. I’ve never been so techy in my entire life! πŸ˜‚

The electricity supply is going to be switched off in our building tomorrow from 10am-5pm 😱 Apparently this needs to be tested every five years. This is the first time I’ve ever experienced anything like this. What happens to the fridge / freezer? Is everything going to melt?? What about the milk?? I’m guessing it’ll stay cold for a while, just as long as I don’t open it. So I think I’ll go out for lunch tomorrow, and then I can hold out until 5pm when the power supply is switched back on πŸ˜…

I have also made sure that my laptop and iPad are fully charged, so I can still do some work while there’s no electricity πŸ‘ And my camera is also ready to go, so I can try filming again if I have time tomorrow.

So I’m fully prepared: bring on the 18th century! πŸ€ͺ

Plans thrown out the window

I continued working on that data for the non-profit organisation here. The data is sooo bad, sighhh… I spent so much time on it today that it totally threw out my morning – and I still haven’t finished checking / cleaning it! I may as well just do it all by hand, that’s how bad the data is!

But I did manage to finish my next YouTube video πŸ‘ It’s a vlog-style vidΓ©o, I haven’t done one of those in aaages. I actually enjoy making them! I should make more. I usually make them when we’re out and about doing stuff or travelling, but we haven’t really been doing that because of the rona, so there hasn’t really been anything to vlog about! But now that HK is slowly returning to normal, I think we can start doing stuff around the city again, so I should start making more of these vlogs 😊

And because my plans were thrown out the window because of the dodgy data, I didn’t get to ring my parents today, like I was hoping to. I’ll have to do that tomorrow.

A beautiful Sunday

To start the new month, we had yet another beautiful spring day today β˜€οΈ We went out for a bit of a walk and tried a new cafe for lunch, and we then went out for dinner too, as the weather was still really nice in the evening. Why can’t every day be as beautiful as today?!

We also bought some groceries for the week. And can you believe it, both the rice shelves and the toilet paper shelves have been fully restocked!! 😱 It seems like the panic buying has now died down and people have finally realised that the apocalypse is not going to happen this time πŸ™„ But thanks to all this ridiculous panic buying and not wanting to be left without any, we too are now very well stocked on toilet paper! Argh! Absolutely ridiculous. I don’t like having too much spare stuff in the house. I’m a total under-buyer, and having one or two spares for any given item in the house is good enough for me. So having a bajillion packs of toilet paper is just overkill for me!

And then we finished off the evening with a few episodes of The Good Place. We’ve been enjoying this show because it’s quite light-hearted, and the episodes are also relatively short at 20-odd minutes, so it’s easy to squeeze in an episode at the end of the evening just to wind down 😊

It’s a brand new month, so I need to spend some time tomorrow reviewing February and then planning out March. Time just seems to go faster and faster these days 😱 I need to stay focussed on my goals, otherwise this year will just fly by me!

My new project

In complete contrast to yesterday, I was felling all pumped today! It was as if I had taken energy beans in the morning, and they kept me going all day. I wish I felt like this every day! I have no idea where all that enthusiasm and excitement came from πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ But I want more of that pill! πŸ˜† Kitty didn’t wake me up in the middle of the night, nor did I wake up on my own. I actually slept straight through the night, which rarely happens these days. So maybe that contributed to my excellent mood today πŸ‘

I brainstormed a few different ideas for my doesn’t-exist-yet YouTube / Weibo channel. It’s going to take a lot of work! 😱 But I have a goal, and I want to give it a good go. I want to see how far I can take this idea. The end result may not look anything like what I’m imagining right now, but I have to get the journey started before I can determine which track I’m supposed to be on. I just have to get my first few videos up and gauge people’s reactions to it, read people’s comments, and continue to make videos based on what people say. Not that I’m expecting that many views right from the get go, but I’m hoping to get some traction somewhere along the way. I always get very excited with new projects! 😁

My new project

In complete contrast to yesterday, I was feeling all pumped today! It was as if I had taken energy beans in the morning, and they kept me going all day. I wish I felt like this every day! I have no idea where all that enthusiasm and excitement came from πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ But I want more of that pill! πŸ˜† Kitty didn’t wake me up in the middle of the night, nor did I wake up on my own. I actually slept straight through the night, which rarely happens these days. So maybe that contributed to my excellent mood today πŸ‘

I brainstormed a few different ideas for my doesn’t-yet-exist YouTube / Weibo channel. It’s going to take a lot of work! 😱 But I have a goal, and I want to give it a good go. I want to see how far I can take this idea. The end result may not look anything like what I’m imagining right now, but I have to get the journey started before I can determine which track I’m supposed to be on. I just have to get my first few videos up and gauge people’s reactions to it, read people’s comments, and continue to make videos based on what people say. Not that I’m expecting that many views right from the get go, but I’m hoping to get some traction somewhere along the way. I always get very excited with new projects! 😁

No motivation

I wasn’t feeling all that great today, I wasn’t in the mood to do anything. It was a bit colder today too, so that added to the blahness of the day πŸ˜”

I still haven’t gotten my sh1t together in terms of organising my 2020 either, so that’s also having a bit of an impact on my motivation πŸ˜” My bullet journal for this year is still not set up; I haven’t reviewed 2019 yet; and I haven’t written down my goals for 2020 yet either.

I did watch a few more YouTube videos on vlogging, so getting my own channel set up and growing it is definitely one of my goals for this year 😊 But that’s pretty much as far as I’ve gotten in terms of my 2020 goals! I definitely need to do some more thinking on this front…

Holiday coming to an end

We went and watched a karate comp in Kowloon today. I’m not all that particularly interested in karate, I just go for N ☺️ So I just spent most of my time there editing a video and trying to come up with a relevant but interesting name for my YouTube/ Youku channel (or whatever Chinese app I decide to use!) But because I lack in creativity, I have come up with rather boring names so far! Or names that are already in use πŸ˜” So unless some brilliant name comes to mind in the next week or so, I’ll probably end up going with one of the boring ones. I’ll keep brainstorming nonetheless, and hopefully I’ll come up with a few less boring ideas πŸ˜†

A friend of ours who has recently moved back to SG has asked us to throw out the few foodstuffs that they had left in their kitchen. So we went over to his place tonight to do this. We were expecting a few teas and maybe one or two other random things. But instead, we came across all this! 🀣

Not to mention the stuff still in their fridge 🀣 We weren’t prepared for so much food to still be there that we didn’t come prepared with garbage bags, or even just bags for us to carry back some of the stuff that we do want to keep! We have to come back another time. But now we know 😜

Tomorrow is effectively the start of our “regular” 2020. We’ve been on holidays for the past few weeks, so it’s going to be hard to come back to reality πŸ˜” My Bullet Journal for 2020 isn’t even set up yet, and I haven’t done my 2019 review yet either. Blahhh… Feeling so unorganised! But the last few weeks has been great 😊 I’m sure I’ll be back to my regular routine before I know it, and wishing we were back on holidays!

December is flying past!

Little Miss woke me up a number of times overnight again πŸ˜’ Despite this, though (or perhaps because of it??), I was totally full of energy beans today, running on something, I don’t quite know what πŸ˜† I wonder if it’s because of my gym going lately… That always seems to have a positive impact on my physical and emotional wellbeing. Maybe I should put the gym back closer to the forefront next year, it took a bit of a backseat this year. I think we’re also going to try to get back into our dancing next year too, so that should be help as well πŸ‘

I went to the gym again tonight, and yet again, I couldn’t tear myself away from that relative new John Mayer song that I discovered the other day, New Light. It is on repeat, and I can’t stop listening to it! I’ve listened to it 50 bajillion times and I’m still not sick of it. I’d like the obsession to subside now, please, so my life can go back to normal! πŸ€ͺ

It’s Christmas next week already!! πŸŽ„ How in the world did it sneak up on us?!? I am totally not ready! 😳😱 I want to start planning what we can do over the next few weeks while N is on leave. I am so unorganised this Christmas! πŸ˜”

I also want to start working on putting together my bullet journal for 2020, since apparently the new year is just around the corner 😱 I seriously don’t know where the first half of December went! πŸ”

All work and no play would make me a dull lady πŸ˜œ

I had a very productive day today. I couldn’t have asked for a more productive day. I ticked off everything on my to-do list, now how often does that ever happen?! I was so proud of my effort. But I did tell myself to learn from the shambles of a week that I had last week, when I didn’t use my Bullet Journal to organise myself until Friday. So the first thing I did today was organise my week. And man, did that make a total difference for me! 😲 Totally happy with my day πŸ‘

I even managed to slot in an episode of Ode to Joy 2, my current Chinese drama. And then we rounded off the day with another episode of Lucifer. So today wasn’t just all about work 😊

A package and an item? πŸ˜‰

I had a package delivered on Saturday, but they came during the two hours that I wasn’t home. I atill can’t believe the timing πŸ˜’ Anyway, I had my evening all planned out today: I was going to head out and go and buy some Nespresso capsules, as I am currently running really low; head to the post office to pick up my package; and then go to the gym. But then I realised that I forgot to take into account the fact that the post office is only open during regular business hours πŸ˜” Grrr! So all I did was go to the gym. At least I ticked off one thing on my to-do list today! πŸ˜† So I’ll organise myself a bit better tomorrow and head over to the post office a little earlier in the day 😊

And I’m now officially caught up with Masterchef Australia. I’ve even watched the episode that was aired tonight πŸ‘ There is just the grand finale tomorrow night left, and then my life can return to normal πŸ˜† I still reckon there is something going on between Larissa and Derek… (I can Google now because I’m all caught up with the show!) They probably just can’t say anything because Larissa is still in the competition. Give it a week or two and the media will be all over it, if they don’t announce it themselves on social media πŸ˜† This is the sort of thing I watch the show for, not the actual cooking! πŸ˜‚