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

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.
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Beautiful

I've been posting and exploring on this 10Cv5 quite a bit since I signed in last night. Though I did not have time this morning to post anything, no sooner I got back home I started posting. Haven't even bothered to check m.b time line.

I believe, it's all about the aesthetics. Look and feel is important as much as the functionality. At least for me. Then there's simplicity and ease of use, of course.

I am really hoping my inspiration and motivation to come and post here consistently will contiued to be so. Because, 10Cv5 is beautiful!

MacBook

OK. Before hit the bed, logged on from MacBook. Looked like though I had logged on earlier from MBA, it did not remember my log-in credentials on the browser. When tried logging in, first instance, it gave me a message to say "Could not log in" . It took a few minutes for me to figure out, I had omitted one letter in my email address in the log in field. I'd thought, why didn't it just say something like 'incorrect email address' ….?

Couch Post

Posting from the sitting in the couch at home, on iPad Pro portrait mode and using onscreen keyboard. Here the post window is clearly displayed and visible on the screen. Am actually using the onscreen keyboard first time for a long time. In fact, cannot recall the last time I used portrait orientation. I’ve been using the iPad either a keyboard or Apple Pencil. Even with the pencil, I tend to use it in landscape orientation.

Let's blog post from smartphone

Yep, you read it right. Here's a brief blog post from my Android smartphone sitting in the couch at home. Am still unsure whether 10Cv5 is primarily for mobile devices or not. Either way it looks great. On smartphone though, when the the G Board keyboard pops out it covers almost half of the post window. It's not a deal breaker, no. Perhaps that's way it ought to be. The other thing is I'm not sure whether geotags are visible along with the blog posts on the site. Then what about the character limits? I don't think there's one and that's a good thing.

Another First...

What we've been longing for is finally here - 10Cv5. The latest innovation from Jason. This is my 1st blog post here. Am so pleased for being able to get this early access to play with it. Right now I'm on Safari on my MBA. I like the pure white, clean UI. Looks nice & simple - exactly I've been looking forward to really. Nice!

Frustrating

If you ask me the most frustrating thing for me in the day job has always been having to closely monitor responses from people for important emails and having to chase them by sending & re-sending reminders. Without receiving any responses, I’m struck without being able to take next action or make any progress on business improvements or larger projects that matters to the business. I seemed to have this issue both with internal and external contacts.

I admit that we all have love & hate relationship with emails because our email inboxes are flooded with emails 24/7 ; for this reason, in the recent past I started to develop a habit to talk and discuss much with people face-to-face, rather than shooting out emails, specially with my own internal colleagues. But, of course there are always situations that a formal and documented communication is necessary in the business world. As a result of this ignorance from the others, I am spending more time in trying to follow up emails. Perhaps, I should look at myself to see ways to improve my process of email communication!