Archive for the 'Life As I Live It' Category


The Laptop That Needs a Name

I have decided, that as a budding SF writer (I have the beginnings of a world etc and characters), my new laptop requires a name. Or at least a title.

It shall henceforth be known as the Companion.

The name shall come later, as I get to know my laptop better. Speaking of the Companion, it’s at Toshiba, getting the hard drive replaced.

I guess that means that it is just as well that it hasn’t been named yet because if the hard drive is the memory, then a replacement means that the Companion is a baby whose life has just begun, and that it is a different baby from the one that had the previous hard drive.

If that doesn’t make your head hurt, I don’t know what will.

PS I’m going to get better at the reader blogger thing. I’m writing a review, and I have at least 2-3 others to come.


I’m Home

I’m going a-hunting for a new Laptop sooooooon!

And I don’t expect to be online very much until I get my new laptop, if for no other reason the fact that my laptop is dying. 😛


I Don’t Read Like I Used To

I can’t do it any more, sit and read for 6-8 hours in a stretch. Mind you, I can study for that long, so it’s not about stamina.

Part of it is that I’m not usually lucky enough to pick up 3-4 books that I will finish in a stretch.

The other is simply that I can’t do it any more. I finish one book, and then I just don’t want another.

The last three books I finished were non-fiction and one book I am critiquing for Jessica.

On the one hand, it means I actually have time to do other stuff. On the other hand, I look at my TBR pile and it’s rather taller than I am at the moment.

In fact, it’s taller than it usually is and that used to be pretty hard. The books I’m planning to get from the library when I go home to Singapore? All non-fiction. Fiction just doesn’t rank very high on my list right now.

And I can’t help but wonder if it’s because the writing is going pretty well at the moment–though if I’m reading an ebook, I often read and write at the same time.

Actually, it’s just occurred to me that the only thing I’m reading consistently right now is Shadow Unit. If not for the fact that I’ve not updated my links in forever, it would so be there.

I will be here more in the coming months. My schedule will be more insane, but my time management skills are also exponentially better, so I shall WIN and have a life.



To decipher this message, please clicky here.

PS If you actually like sociology, never ever show your face at this blog again.

PPS Maybe I should have titled it JSB at SFC, but I kinda didn’t want it to be too cryptic.

PPPS I shouldn’t be here, but my brain hurts.


Nothing But Red is out

Go buy it.

It’s for a good cause.

(Don’t make me make this an order.)

PS Thanks Angelle!


This is just to say…

Paperback Writer is back!


Blogiversary 2…

…is a bust.

I keep wanting to hit the delete button on this blog. Quite depressing when I should be celebrating this, huh?

Oh well.

I don’t really have much to say today. I am grateful to the people who have hung around despite my lack of posting, and those of you who have tried to keep in touch via email now that I am just unable to keep up with blogs. The thing is, I’m having issues even keeping up with emails!

I hate being behind, and this will force me to decide at some point a concrete date to end this blog–which will be sometime after the last thing currently on the blog schedule. I’m not a person who does things by halves, and I’d rather not blog at all than continue as I have since I moved here.

Part of it is simply that I’ve run out of things to say. It’s a struggle to read books that I’ve received for review, and it’s a struggle to read the same blogs I used to read and not think ‘why am I reading this?’

This feels like I’m saying goodbye. Or at least, like I’m preparing to say goodbye, and I guess I am.