Our young lady started two months internship today with the organization. I think it was quite unusual for her to wake up as early as 5 am in the morning, but she did all right and was smartly dressed up & ready by 0600. We did a small prayer and soon after a selfie before she left for work with mother.


The missing Deed

During the recent vacation in Sri Lanka, the subject of the deed of the plot my farther donated to me came up. I vaguely recalled that due to the pressure from Mrs, I had taken it from mother and brought here and was under locked and keyed in one of the Mrs’s storage cupboards in the Master Bedroom. However, Mrs insists that I took it from her and brought back to Sri Lanka. I don’t understand her claim, as I am pretty sure there hasn’t been any requirement for me to take it back to SL. My mother too said that I had taken it from her during an earlier visit and brought here.

After a strong argument, raising her voice at me, Mrs put out all sorts of files and documentation from her cupboard for me to find the deed, with no avail. Am now in a kind of dilemma, not being able to find it. I haven’t search for it in depth in my filing cabinet I have ; but I doubt whether I will find it there. Fortunately I found a digital copy in my personal One Note account though. I will have to continue my search, but perhaps not today as I don’t want to stress myself anymore

Throwback 2011

I found this photo in my Gmail sent folder. It goes back to 7 years, when we took this photo when Malik & family visited us for a brief holiday. Nevo, who is now a grown up young man recently graduated is in the background popping up his head from the sunroof

Malik & Me in June 2011 in DXB.JPG

Work Week and Vacation Variances | Interesting Thing of the Day


An interesting read, which I must, re-read, re-read & Re-read

Is There Any Point in Letting Red Wine Breathe?

At the end of a long day, the last thing you want to do is wait 30 minutes to pour a fresh glass of wine.

How Businesses Can Support a Circular Economy

Small ways to create a more sustainable environment.

TIL: The latest buzz word Circular Economy

Your Life in Weeks - Wait But Why

All the weeks in a human life shown on one chart.

Something interesting to read and perhaps, must try to live by

Going MacBook

Over the last 18 months or so iPad Pro 12.9 has mostly been my primary computing device both at the day job as well as at home. Early this year in the day job, I requested for a replacement to my work notebook - Lenovo X460 and I was issued with a large HP notebook with a humongous screen. Whilst it came loaded with Windows 10 touch screen and has mostly been okay for the work I do, I always found it is too big and heavier to carry around than the Lenovo I had. Even the keyboard not as good as the Lenovo. This also resulted my increased usage of iPad in the day job. With all this, I also purchased a lovely little MacBook 12" towards the end of last year, as a replacement device to my MacBook Air mid-2011. Truth must be told - I've hardly been using my shiny new MacBook though. I realized the rare usage of MacBook has been a direct result of been used to and comfortable with iPad over the years, since iPad 9.7. There a few other reasons for my hands mostly been going to iPad, like, fast & easy powering up & being able access apps, my growing habit of note taking using Apple Pencil and somewhat easiness of lugging around, though it is actually little larger than the MacBook. That's being said, with Apple Smart Keyboard cover I had started to give problems, I had to attach the Logitech keyboard to iPad and as a result the whole iPad kit became too bulky and heavy, which made carrying around harder. So, I thought it's time to review my main personal computing device.

There is a belief that 1st of the year or month is a good way to kick off a new beginning or a habit. Though I am not a huge believer of such things, this time around I am thinking of giving it a go and start using this MacBook 1 for most of my personal computing tasks, whilst I keep iPad Pro exclusively for Note taking and perhaps emails and task management. So, here I go on June 1st, 2018…

  1. Yes, I am typing this post on that

The MC

The wife out performed her maiden MC role at a prestigious annual event in her organisation this morning. I was fortunate to being able to watch the proceedings on a live broadcast, sitting in the lounge at one the company buildings off HQ.
She wasn't just the MC of the event, but also seemed the chief organizer , ensuring the order of the agenda, Q&A and not to mention making arrangements for a live broadcast for overseas colleagues to participate.
From the accolades she has received after the event, I have to say I'm very pleased and proud of her.