Monday, February 28, 2011

March...

It's been a crazy 2 months at work and I think the stress is beginning to show. Headcount.... I still can't get over the silliness of this HC thingy; as though we're in a factory and students are plastic products with controllable variables which you can so easily tweaked! Plus so many other distractions which do just that... DISTRACT!!! And oh ya! Did I also mention that the weather is extremely hot these days too? Every day, I feel like I'm being bamboozled by waves of heat... one after the other. Even my okra plants have become stunted from this extremity.

And if not for the water timer which we set for our garden plants, I think most of my garden plants would be withering away too... or stunted. Heat stunts!

Attended a wedding dinner last Saturday. Nice! I mean it was nice meeting up with old colleagues.... most of them have retired. They were the ones who sort of guided me when I was a rookie.... times have changed too. Met SA who used to sit in front of me when I was in the afternoon session. She used to get the office boy to buy all the kuih... and some would find their way to me! 8) She has retired too. Meeting up was nice.... Can't say the same of the food. The dinner has to be one of the longest wedding dinner I've been. Food took ages to appear. The RKC caterer really seemed to have problem with his wok! It was nice to see Mr. O who just flew in from Taipei... he takes the plane like how some of us take the bus! Commuting from one country to another every month... almost! LOL! How time flies...

I was actually thinking of doing another alphabet in my Alphabet Series.... but no mood. Writing mood got stunted too! I'm still feeling the heat finding its way out of my body after being 'cooped' up in a hall for 3 hours attending a briefing yesterday afternoon. Felt like I was slowly being cooked from the inside. These people want us to work but won't hold the meetings in the mornings... for a thankless duty. So I can still feel heat coming out... at this rate, either my mind or my body will break... and our bosses keep squeezing us for inconsequential stuff.... our education system is really getting skewed. We're more interested in data, paperwork than actual work.... I blame it on skewed perspective from skewed heads up there... heads who were incidental teachers, who taught only short periods before weaving their way into the office.

So, March is coming up... hot and bothered we are. Nerves fraying.... stress building up.... lambasted by the unabating heat everyday.... aargh!!!! From the floods to the protracted heat... the grass is turning yellow everywhere... my stunted okra... hopefully my basil grows. I've got tomato plants which my gal sowed but I don't know where to plant them. Perhaps I should start thinking about erecting one of these 'shelters' for them..... I am reading up about hydroponics but I wonder whether my fish in our pond 'pass out' enough to turn our water into hydroponic medium for plants....

2 comments:

daboss said...

and we are getting older by the day... at least i'm now trying to nitpick less... to enjoy life more...

AJ7 said...

Good for you... 8)

I've got bosses who nitpick like crazy.. and tongues sharper than hellfire. Drat, you'd excused me for thinking that they're the devil incarnate sometimes... LOL!