I learnt a new word today… Emo.
Actually, to be honest, I am still not quite sure what it means.
What is an Emo?
Emotional fool? (Oh you are so Emo all the time.. *bleh*)
Hardcore punk? (Oh you are so Emo… I love it..*yuck*)
Google up Emo and you’ll see what I mean…
Search Emo in Dictionary.Com and that’s like writing Emo a thousand times in the sand off the beach of Langkawi while the waves are coming in… *sigh*
So, what is Emo anyway?
Gotta get my brain to stop thinking about it, or else I’m gonna go Emo!
I’m in one of those mood again… well the one where you feel like nothing around you is happening quite right. It has to do with jobs and tasks. I usually try to start Monday with a cheerful smile and a upbeat disposition… Well, this morning started at 6:00am with me hitting the snooze button a couple of times of my handphone alarm wishing that there were a few more minutes of peace and quiet sleep. But, alas, there was my notebook computer sitting on the desk of my study room beckoning me to finish some work I was suppose to have done over the weekend for an early meeting at my client’s…
My weekends were once sacred. The clearing of tasks before the end of a Friday evening was usually done in urgency, but nowadays the glass of water seems to always be full even right up to the end. Gulping it down doesn’t seem to be quite an easy solution anymore.
Though I made it a point to clear my thoughts of work during a Saturday or Sunday which is usually meant for rejuvenating, I can’t help getting thoughts of the impending torrents of work that is expected to come flooding in (brought on by the tipping over of the "full-glass" hehehe…) Can’t seem to keep my head clear.
So, then comes today, a Monday where everything seems to be just half completed.
Multi-tasking, you say?
Honestly, that term should actually come with an instruction manual! I guess it’s the bane of many self-respecting intellectual individuals. To spread your focus across as many things as you think your mind can handle.
One may be mistaken by thinking that it’s a skill to handle many task at the same time, but I believe in honest truth that it’s about how you switch your focus from one subject to another seamlessly and without affecting your rhythm.
So, today, my rhythm has started off sounding like a beginner brass band on the first day of band practice!
"Ok ok now… everyone, let’s split the band up into smaller groups so we can focus on each particular areas and get our task done!"
*Kenny starts to meditate like a Zen Guru… the fool!"
Ok ok, I am still in this phase… so, just let me be for now 😉
Just been to a trip to Cameron Highlands. (and no, it wasn’t because of the new car!) Took a couple of beauty shots up there.
My car got new legs today. A set of shiny chrome 18" rims. Honestly, I almost put off doing this but then the thought lingered. It didn’t take much to tip me over with my colleague, Sly convincing me that it was the right thing to do. I guess the argument was sound… either I do it now or it will be an indefinite wait till who knows when!
So, "switching-off" my rational thoughts, I went with what my heart desired… an opportunity to make my car different from any out there. I guess that’s one of the prime deciders which people who loves their car goes to when they take the effort to do it up!
I must admit, the youngster in me had quite a bit to do with it. Here I am with many who call an old-man’s car (hmm… more so for the previous generations, this new one is a far cry away!), but transformations that may seem slight to put it in another category altogether (ie. its white! with a body-kit that is subtle enough to do justice to the car’s original elegance but yet define the deeper persona of a young heart, and most importantly, shining new wheels that just screams style…) Hehehe, I ought to be modest, but I just couldn’t help feeling proud.
Anyway, I chose the 18" Work Euroline DH rim design (produced by EXE Pegasus) with Falken 912 tyres. I had chosen from almost a hundred rims and this one just screamed at me to put it on.
The back tyres is offset, different from the front, a design trick which makes the car look like a sports car with larger back tyres. I hadn’t noticed that earlier but realised that it was a really cool design, a unique one at that!
The investment was substantial but a well-worth one considering the status of the car and it’s now new looks (great legs gets good head-turning… hehehe).
Ah!!! Finally, the long anticipation for the arrival of my white beauty has finally been realised today as I collected my pristine white Camry from the dealer this afternoon. I could hardly contain how I felt as I drove my way there. In a fleeting moment, I reflected on the distance I had come within a span of almost 11 years, the vehicles I drove tracking the path of my life.
It started off with my Dad’s Mazda 323 in 1998 when I was back in Miri. It was a young man’s little move-around mode for about a year. Then, it was a Proton Iswara which marked the move into a real career in Kuala Lumpur. In 2005, 6 months after the birth of my little princess, the Toyota Avanza came to be the trusted transport for my little and new family! Honestly, I’m gonna miss that car.
And now, as I move on to the next phase of my life, in the wake of new beginnings in our career and a new home, this white icon, makes its way into our lives. I am sure it will see us through many, many years to come.
Anyway, the heart of a little boy in me meant that the Camry had to have little tweaks to just give it that little extra difference to be unique. Honestly, it was just very, very minor. I had closed one eye and opted for V-Cool Elite Tinting, the top of the range from the leader of auto film manufacturer. Cheap? NO… worth in time to come? YES and much more… hehehe.
The car came with a cool optional bodykit which I believe will be enough trimming for it not to be dubbed a pimped vehicle.. and yet being a little different from stock.
Hmm… my colleague Sly seems to have convinced me to a set of sport rims on the car. My heart seems to be talking louder than my analytical brain (which happens to be calculating figures…) Will see where that goes… *sniggers*