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Need to do some soul searching and regroup. I am going to take a break during the holidays to gather my thoughts and strength. Then I need to expand my job search. I guess this is just part of one's life experience...
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Another good and bad day...

Good - Had a great dinner with co-workers
Bad - Acted like a moron in a conference call with customers while my boss was on the call

Life can be so brilliant and so sad...
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Trip to UK was great. Had a fantastic time.

The bad news is I can't seem to be able to get the tax thing off my back completely (OK. I do realize that the tax thing is always there. I just can't believe that a new type of tax will pop up in my court whenever I turn around). People around me always wonder why I spend so much time on doing my taxes. Whenever I tell them, "I just want to do the right thing". They would just laugh at my face =D   I just can't resist. I mean I would spend hours pouring through regulations and publications trying to understand the correct interpretation and making sure I get my calculations correct. My brother said the other day "There's surely something better in this world that you can do than spending time on THIS!".
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I am done with my taxes, finally!  And I am going to London for a vacation in 2 weeks! Haven't have one since the last trip to Kyoto 3 years ago. I haven't been to Europe before.  This time, I am going to spend 8 days in UK and take a day trip to Paris. I have always wanted to go to Cambridge. Fingers crossed that there won't be any family emergency such that I have to cancel the trip at the last minute. Please!
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Writer's Block: Jackpot

If you won the lottery, what would you do with your newfound riches?
(1) Put away some for my mom's retirement
(2) Put away some for my nephew who is autistic.
(3) Put away some for my retirement
(4) Donate some to Parkinson's support group. A young patient mentioned a dream of setting up a long-term care facility for other PD patients.
(5) Quit my job. Travel around the world. And when I come back, I want to spend my time on volunteering work.

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Tough last week.  I am trying to regain my footing now. Started working on my taxes. That always gives me a sense of purpose. And I renewed my hope to go on a vacation, hopefully in March. Looking at guide books on London and Ireland. Fingers crossed that there won't be any family emergency again and again this time around so that I can really go take a break.

I am grateful to a few friends who really care about my well-being, and to the QAF fic writers and fans who provided me a platform to escape my mind to when life got tough.

Another thing that keeps me going... reading books on subway. I have just finished the thirty-first book "The Tipping Point" since Jan 2008.  Current reading: "Introducing Freud".  I am hoping I can increase my reading speed to about 6 hours per book. There are so many books in the world that I want to read...
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Hope...?

Been dealing with family stuff, very ugly stuff I must say. So exhausted. I am surprised I am still alive.  I am still reading QAF fan stuff during stolen moments. But not really having time to comments...   Hope things will get better at some point.
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Tired...

Got a new laptop, a thinkpad. What a pain to start from scratch. Not feeling well today and just too tired. And I have to work tomorrow. *sigh*
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Dang!

My personal laptop was in its death bed last night. And I ordered a new one today. Will take weeks to get things back in order, especially cos of the switch from xp to vista. Won't be able to fully enjoy reading QAF fics for a while since I don't want to use my work laptop for personal stuff :_(
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Somehow tonight I want to post something. I still enjoy reading QAF fic a lot. Still sticking to this habit of reading some B/J stuff, checking out LJ updates, etc before going to bed every night. Which makes me wonder... How much less interesting life will be if one day there will be no more new QAF fics to read and no more great postings by the many wonderful folks on their LJ journals (like the beautiful creation and inspiration by[info]jans_intentions or the cutest doodles by[info]url_girl, etc etc). 


In 10 years... Where will I be? What will I be doing? What will happen to my loved ones by then? And what about the world? How many discoveries and disasters will happen to this world by then?

Maybe I am just thinking too much...

Time for bed I guess... 

 

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