18 December 2007

The body's not an engine, you know ...

In my mind, as I go about my daily routine, I never think for a second that I'm getting old. Well, I'm not old ... I'm just 31.

But sometimes, I forget that the body is not an engine, really. Just the other day, when in Singapore, a colleague was telling me he thinks that I have a lot of energy, for all the travelling I've been doing. Well, yesterday night, I hit the wall ... the body just refused to do anything unless I sleep ... so sleep I did. The first 8 hour sleep session in a while ...

I was just counting my passport, and I've made 27 overseas trip this year, and will be making another 2 more trips before the year's out ... that's going to be 29 overseas trip this year that I'll be making, and that translates to around 1 overseas trip every 12 days ... if you average it out !

I think I'll have to take steps to rest myself better, to better make use of the travelling time I have. Perhaps I should start sleeping instead of gazing out of the window on flights. Maybe it'll be good to start sleeping early no matter where I am.

While travelling has been great, travelling as much as I do creates some unique problems. Not least is that fact that since I'm mostly around only over weekends, I try to squeeze in as much as I can during the weekends. This usually means I have stressed out weekends. I haven't had a single decent go at photographing bugs at home since September.

Sigh ... I need to take stock of my own lifestyle, and reconcile it with my love for the job, and for the travelling that comes with it. Maybe the end of the year couldn't come soon enough !

13 comments:

angel said...

Mmmm...

Get well soon...
Good luck...
Merry Christmas!

Winn said...

8 hrs is not enough for young ppl.

when can i be as young as u? *hopeful* :P

moz monster said...

angel: hmmm ? thank you. thank you again. merry christmas yourself. =)

winn: how can ?? we all know you are a spring chicken a few dozen years younger than me already !

www.cheerfulday.com said...

If you havent go to overseas before you will hope that you can travel alot.

BUT if you are too often go for overseas trips, you will get tired and love to stay at home..

kat said...

Wahh.. globe-trotter wor!

You din end up at a snowy place for white christmas meh??

Happy Christmas, dude!

Chev said...

Moz Boleh !!

u have made 29 overseas trip this year, and so far the only oversea trip i have been this year is to Sarawak (over the South China Sea mah) :P

But yeah, in few days time, i will go oversea ;)

moz monster said...

kat: Hi Kat ... Merry Christmas to you as well ... all I want for Christmas is to be home with friends and family !

chev: Enjoy your trip ! I'm sure you will ocipala a lot !

moz monster said...

cheerfulholiday: Welcome to my humble blog !

You're right, you know ... the grass is always greener on the other side !

nyonyapenang said...

As your work, do remember to smell some roses along the way.
And sleepzzzzz.....like what I heard often on the radio."It's a biological NEED." We need enough sleep to function properly.

Happy Dong Zhi, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

may said...

perhaps the best thing you could do for yourself is learn to take things easy ;-)

Merry Christmas, my friend.

moz monster said...

nyonyapenang: Happy Dong Zhi, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you as well !!

We live but once, so smelling the roses is compulsory ! =)

may: You remind me of a certain foot massage lady I encountered in Bangkok ... "Relax ... you not relax, I strong, you hurt". =)

Sometimes I feel like I'm really relaxed already, but still, I end up hitting the wall. Maybe I need to learn to relax even more !

laundryamah said...

wei where r u?? i just bot a dslr....need u to be my sifu!!!

merry christmas by the way!!

moz monster said...

laundryamah: Chey ... buy camera already only come look for me ! =P

Why did you get a Canon? I'm from the opposite camp lah ... me using Nikon @

Merry Christmas !! Welcome to the world of DSLR, and hope you'll learn to use more than just the Auto buttons ...