Tiring and Drained

21 05 2017

It doesn’t really feel like a Sunday and it’s really quite delayed this time round. Well I suppose the past week’s schedule is totally different from what I am used to. More on that later I suppose. In any case, I will try to see what I can write for this week’s update.

Usually I will start with work stuff, but this week I was only there for a single day, and most of it was trying to tie up loose ends and to handover whatever that cannot be finished that day. I haven’t checked my work email since then too, since I have been busy with reservist duties for the next 5 days. Yeah, so my week was pretty long, only ending on a Saturday, but I guess I get to rest today and tomorrow so on paper it’s still a 5 day work week. I have no idea how much changes there will be by the time I return, and how long I would need to catch up with the stuff, but that’s something I will probably only bother next month.

In any case, it’s the first time I went back for training, and it’s really a tiring process. Sometimes the hours of standing can be really long, something which is a double damage to me – for 1 my usual days do not require that much activity and for another my feet are pretty fragile to begin with anyway. Of course, there is also an uneasy component of training coming and I am not sure how well I will be able to cope with that. Other than these 2, I think the other aspects should be manageable for me, and it’s another 2 weeks to endure for this year. In terms of learning something new, I suppose it is one of the rarer training courses which has (high?) relevance to the civilian world, though the purpose of us undergoing this training is to help the uniformed personnel when the time comes. If anything, it also provides an opportunity to appreciate and understand some of the practices which I would otherwise not be able to (or want to) experience first hand.

In terms of backlog, this week is really a sad week for that since I have been really tired after each day. Well, doesn’t really affect this blog I suppose, since the backlog is mostly something for me to manage. In any case, a new fighting game has been recently released, so there’s also a whole chunk of videos coming out recently. Guess I will be spending most of my remaining energy on clearing those, and thus you can also expect the coming couple of weeks to be full of fighting game videos at least, assuming I manage to clear sufficient content to fit the entries. Actually it might be just fighting game videos for the next month or 2, considering another title will be coming out at the start of the coming month. Well, I’m not complaining since I really like this genre and would gladly put it over other backlog to clear when the time comes. In any case, the coming week will be pretty much such videos, except for the movie entry which I forgot to leave for the previous week instead.

Oh well, I think this week’s entry should be long enough, and I should probably try to relax as much as I can before a hectic week ahead. The coming week will involve many more hours of standing. All I hope is that my body will be able to endure the next 2 weeks in one piece. Take care and I shall be back again next week, I hope. See ya.

Awkward Timing

14 05 2017

Unlike most other weekly updates, I am actually writing this in advance, only because I am heading out for a bit later on so I suspect I will be rather lazy to be writing stuff after that and hence it is probably a better idea to get over and done with this right now instead. Well, there probably won’t be much as per usual, that much didn’t change. Lol.

Anyway, it’s always work matters first. Thanks to the week having a holiday in the middle of the week, it felt like the week had 2 Mondays and 2 Fridays, heh. But that didn’t really affect the tasks which needed to be cleared, though actually for me I haven’t been assigned any new tasks recently because I will soon be away for nearly 3 weeks, which by the project’s standards, is a pretty long time. I guess my priority is to try to wrap up as many tasks on hand as possible so that I do not really have to handover much stuff, but to be honest, I think there will be some loose ends which needs to be passed down. I don’t know whether to look forward to this “break” from work, since there’s the issue of not knowing what I will need to be doing, and also the amount of catch up I need to do after I return to work. Well, the only way to find out is to embrace it as it comes along.

I have actually scheduled entries for the entire week, forgetting that I am actually catching a movie later, which according to my usual pattern should take “higher priority”, but since I am currently too lazy to re-arrange it, then it’s too bad and it will have to wait for another week I suppose. It’s not a big thing actually, considering the other movies in my reserves backlog will typically take years before it gets published so a week is pretty much nothing in comparison really. I guess it gives me a little bit more time to draft the entry instead of trying to ‘rush’ it out tomorrow evening or something. Shows wise, I haven’t been watching much recently but it seems I have finished 100 shows this year. I have no idea how I managed that, but I guess watching movies and standalone TV specials helped to bump up that number perhaps. Ah well, it’s still not my most but it is still surprising since I thought I did not focus that much on watching recently.

Well then, I think that is pretty much it for this week’s update. Hopefully the coming weeks will not be too hard to get through. Take care and I should still be back again next week if nothing unexpected happens. See you.

A New Chapter Draws Near?

7 05 2017

Well, it looks like it’s time for another weekly entry, and as usual I don’t think I have much to talk about. Lol, well the weather isn’t being very nice recently and I don’t exactly feel very good now as well, so this entry might be quicker or more unorganised than usual. Here goes.

So it’s always work matters first. As the past week was a 4 day working week, I would say I managed to claw through it in one piece somewhat, even though there are many things to do. And based on observations from the past few months, it seems that all other sub-teams are growing except for the one I’m in, which makes it troublesome when there are more tasks to do than we can handle (within normal working hours). Though during the recent meeting there was some discussion about the possible future direction of the team, the change is quite huge and perhaps radical from the current practice’s perspective so I am not sure how far this would indeed be materialised, or how long the transition would take, and more importantly, how this would take place without incurring too much damage on my side. After all, I am not exactly the most keen to work OT just so that these changes can be carried out within a short period of time. Granted, the plan and direction does seem pretty good in terms of some sort of progression for my career, how it will be rolled out (and the reception of other members in the same project) is probably just as important too. Ah well, the only way is to wait and see what happens.

Backlog wise, this week I haven’t been “working hard” at it, and in fact there’s hardly any progress this week. Well at least I haven’t been picking up much shows recently, and with the most recent incident which brought down a pretty big and popular site, picking up certain shows may prove to be more difficult in the future though I am sure there will be some sort of new site popping up in time to come. Just when, and whether I will find this new source. Lol, but for fighting game videos, there is still enough to go around for the coming week though it would seem that the following week would probably need some entries from the reserves to fill up the entire week. Oh well, never mind, we are not far off from new fighting game releases, so I shall wait for a bit and look forward to quite a bunch of new contents soon enough.

I guess that’s pretty much it for this week. The coming week will be another busy week but I hope the day off in the middle of the week will help to ease the mood a little bit. Take care and I shall be back again next week. Till then, see ya~