A Dear John Letter

Dear Samsung Galaxy Ace,

It’s been about 6 months since we came into each other’s lives.  It was more of an arranged marriage rather than a giddy whirlwind romance.  I must admit, initially I was intrigued and wanted to see how we could work in each other lives.

Unfortunately, after 6 months I’m more sure than ever that it was a wrong match.  You don’t response well to my touch, my voice seems to send you into all the wrong directions and sometimes you go off without any provocation from me.  It’s clearly not working out.

So I’m leaving you for an ex, my reliable 3GS.  He served me well and in fact, even with the somewhat sexier 4S, I still have a soft spot for 3GS.  You can call me a sentimental fool but yes, I’m going back to my 3GS who may not have your bells and whistles but I can trust him.  At the end of the day, that’s all a girl needs.

Good luck and goodbye.

Yours Sincerely,
Carlene

Siri Compatible

That’s me 🙂

This is yet another overdue post due to the lack in focus to blog, distraction from the very subject of this post and life in general.

On Oct 28, along with a couple of thousands of other people in Singapore I got aquatinted with SIRI.

It’s been three weeks now and all I have to say is that I love love love my iPhone 4S.  Bear in mind that I upgraded it from the iPhone 3GS so it is quite the improvement for me.  Siri?  Well … I’m not crazy about her and trust me, I have a hunch the feeling is mutal.  When I asked her if she loves me, she answered that she respects me O_o

I suspect we’ll grow on each other.  She seems to understand me more and my need to put on an accent lessens each day.

The iPhone is another example why I reckon Steve Jobs rocks.  It’s made both my parents download apps, play games, whatsapp … maybe they would have done it with an android (err … we all know where the android came from) but definitely not with the ease that they’ve taken to the iPhone.  The sci-fi world that I conjured up in my head, inspired by the TV, films and books that I was expose to as a child is slowly but surely becoming my reality.

I use to think that it was a shame I didn’t live during the industrial revolution where so many amazing technologies were achieved.  I take it all back, the digital revolution is mind blowing and I wouldn’t change for the world.  I’m right smack on the cusp of the non-digital and digital age.  Old enough to be able to understand and not take for granted the things that the younger generation deem as normal yet young enough for the concepts to be completely intuitive.

In my lifetime, I’ll be able to talk to my car, read or watch the news on the same device that may be as simple as a transparent sheet.  The world is changing and some days I forget how fast and how lucky I am to be a part of it all.

iPhone 5, I have my eye on you 😉

U2

It’s been a while since my last post and even longer since I last went to a concert.  So this Christmas Eve, as I’m sitting in the cool AC of my parent’s Perth home, I can’t help but realise how fortunate I am 🙂 Especially when a couple of of good friends and I decided on a whim. a couple of months ago, to try and get tickets for U2…  and actually got to enjoy it together!!

Like I said it’s been a long while since my last concert :p Yes, concert going in your 30s isn’t typical and I’m so so so glad it was a U2 one 🙂  They were impressive, to say the least.  With songs from Rattle and Hum, Achtung Baby and The Joshua Tree bringing back memories from a seemingly long time ago … the concert itself got me remembering about waking up with the fire in your belly, with purpose and not live life like the living dead.  There’s quite a bit that has been happening … a lot to think about … a lot to plan for … a lot to be grateful for so 2011 is going to be an interesting year.  I think, I say that every year but I’m sure of some changes that’s coming up so we’ll just have to wait and see if my choices are stacked up the way I hope they will be.

Meanwhile, as I relish the memories of U2, have a very Merry Christmas and here’s the warmest wishes to you and your family for beautiful 2011.

P/S: Don’t you just love the Lomo app of the iPhone :p Yep, with no camera of my own, all my U2 pics were taken off my very wonderful phone!!

All I Need …

… when things get a little tough, here’s a reason why life, despite all its suffering, is worth fighting for 🙂 This picture of my little Rachael makes any problem seem that much easier to tackle. It’s Monday tomorrow but it’s also another day that I get to enjoy being a Godma and aunt.

Have a good week everyone!!

TGIF

A couple of months back I did a post about Friday Kicks, you should have seen the smile that came across my face when I looked under the desk at yet another long meeting this morning 🙂

This time our kicks gave way to pumps 🙂 Looks like they are enjoying another conversation about what they want to do this weekend!!

Bad Traffic Karma

Yes, that’s what I’ve got and lately, I think I’ve got it worse.  I’m starting to wonder what I did in my last life to deserve constantly be stuck in traffic :p

At least now I have an iPhone where I can use my Actioncam app and take pictures of smooth traffic in the opposite direction.

I’m also learning to catch up on phone calls in the car as well as letting my imagination run wild where in my head, my car is an autobot that will transform and maneuver through the jam :p

Here’s a week of being jam free … I can dream, can’t I?

When the World was Green

I do miss theatre quite a bit so when the opportunity came to help out a friend in her theatrical pursuits, I said, “Hell yah!!”

Before anyone gets any funny ideas, nope I’m not doing much, it isn’t acting, directing, design of any kind, not even managing … I’m helping out with tickets 🙂 in other words, I’m a door bitch and having fun being one 😉

So if you’re looking for something to do this week, come on by the Night and Day Bar Gallery. If you see me manning a table under a seemingly powerful airconditioner, you’re at the right place.

It’s a perfect hole in the wall type place for an intimate production. Making When the World was Green a perfect little play for me to miss theater san the problems that bigger productions have to contend with. Enough to even think about putting up my own play or dare I … finally shoot my short film.

I did say I’m pretty lucky lately and this simple stint is enough as inspiration to keep creating. Anyone else needs a creative outlet?