07 July 2007

Never been so busy before ...

Do you ever work, work, work and work and still have lots of work left on your in tray?

I've had one of those weeks when it was just running from one job to another, just doing things over and over and over and over again.

In addition to the generally large but not lethal volume of work, there were sporadic cases of firefighting, outbreaks of meetings which were energy sapping but ultimately non productive, sudden unexpected work dropping onto the in tray, and working with people who no understand engrish, but think understand you have to their point first time they say point to you.

Take that, then multiply that by around 3. That was my week.

Good news is - I feel appreciated at work. And that means a lot to me.

Bad news is - no bad news. What? Not happy there's no bad news? Maybe you can jump out of your window and break a leg. That would be bad news.

Totally unrelated picture of how they paint buildings in Hanoi. Just happened to be in the same SD card where the other pictures are, so I thought it's nice to share =)

Next week, and in the coming weeks, there will be travel. But for next week, I'm keeping the D80 home. No need to bring the heavy gun out for a business trip. It's too heavy, anyways.

And speaking of the D80, I was loaned with a device which measures air humidity. I put it overnight in my camera bag, which is placed in what I thought was a dry part of my wardrobe, which had a Thirsty Hippo inside .... and the humidity level was 60% .... !!!!! Too high !!!

In my mind, flashes of lens infecting fungus crept up, and I wasn't able to sleep well on Wednesday night, thinking of the fungi colonies that must be setting foot on my lens. So, on Thursday, I marched to the camera shop and carried home a dry cabinet.

Now, I can regulate the humidity ... so hopefully, my lens will be spared the dreaded fungus attack.


As mentioned earlier, I'll be on the road again next week !!!! Guess where to ?? This place is famous for a certain kind of noodle ... and I can still get Coke in glass bottles ...



Speaking of photography, thanks to all who've been dropping by my photoblog. Love you all !

9 comments:

Jemima said...

Vietnam?

Moz, just want you to know that despite your busyness.. I really appreciate that you still have time to visit my journal.

Have a safe trip to wherever you're going. :)

may said...

oooh, new big toy for your cameras! nothing like a good gadget to keep your gadgets nice and dry, eh?

is that kuey teow soup? I think there are quite a few old coffee shops that carry those glass coke bottles. cheaper for them to buy, since they get $ back for recycling.

Che-Cheh said...

Wah you treat your 2nd baby so good. Will your first baby ever get jealous? :P

I think you're going to Vietnam.
Have a safe trip. :D

angel said...

I feel like being your D80...

Winn said...

thai ar?
wah ur camera so high maintenance one.....
now my cheaplak digicam make noise liao......she wanna have the same class treatment too..

...........!!

shld i put it into my fridge?

Winn said...

viet.....dont eat dirty street food....

moz monster said...

jems:
Your blog is one of the few I read all the time, busy or not. I don't always comment ... but I think you should know I always read it !

Thanks !!

may:
It's Pho !!! Vietnamese soup noodle ... that's the chicken strip version ... :)

Dry cabinet is a must in Malaysia if you have a DSLR because the lenses are prone to fungus infection without it ...

che-cheh:
How come you so geng one ???

My first baby is feeling just fine lah ... I treat it just as well ... it has 2 batteries and a lot of special treatment ... so no biasness there ...

angel:
Really? You mean you like to be dumped all over the house all the time ?? Gosh ... =P

winn:
Fridge actually works ... but some fridge can't because they contain those humidity control function to keep vegetable fresh ... so the humidity is not low one ...

But if your room is always under air conditioning ... it might be ok to be without dry cabinet ...

And thanks ... I don't eat dirty streetfood on business because I get to claim for the high crass expensive hotel food mah ... =P

Winn said...

u high crass boy......
now tapao some high crass pho for me.i wan lobster one.

moz monster said...

winn:
Me not high crass ... er ... I asked adi ... no lobster pho woh ... not in season. lobster only in season when a lot of tourist come to hcm in december wor ...