It’s the same story, just a different day. Cigarette hanging from his mouth, coffee by his side, while he typed away on his laptop.
It’s been almost three hundred and sixty-six days (yes it was a leap year, he had to look it up) – time to kill off our calendars and get used to writing seventeen at the end of your dates.
He doesn’t have to recount everything that’s happened over the year (he’s done plenty of those already, TL;DR: he traveled a lot, worked a lot, played a lot of Dota). What about goals? Hm. Make a game – failed. Made new music – one song, and that happened about a month ago (and it’s still incomplete). Learn new things – he did learn to play Somewhere Over The Rainbow on his ukulele but is still terrible at ‘dabbling’ with the piano. Get scammed by some rap artists – succeeded! He did read more books than before, which is an accomplishment given his busy schedule. He hasn’t really written anything significant since his Nanowrimo novel back in 2014. So overall, besides advancing in his career he hasn’t really done much.
Sighing to himself, he lit up another cigarette. What next? 9 more years to live, still nothing accomplished. But wait, does he really need to accomplish anything? After all, he’s just another human being. Another speck in the universe. A nobody. He’s not special. So no, not really. Everybody else’s life seems better, so what? His life is fine. There’s nothing absolutely wrong with it. Sure, it could be better – but so could everything else. Also, he looks young for his age.
So what’s in store for the following year? Who knows. He still needs to work on his time management. Better time management will lead to more time to spend on his hobbies and things outside work. Be a better son. A better boy friend. A better writer. A better musician. A better person in general. And hopefully, a game developer! Let’s not repeat 2016.
Make moves, not excuses.
Taylor Swift – Back To December just came on. How fitting. Happy New Year everybody!
When I was young, I used to record myself talking into a tape recorder, pretending to be a radio DJ. Now I have the ability to record my own ‘radio shows’ (podcasts) and broadcast them to the whole world but I don’t do it.
I’m sure what I said was full of cringey shit, talking to an audience that didn’t exist, and not even fading tracks in/out while talking in between them. Then again, those fades always annoyed me.
Now I just sit behind my screen and type out my nonsense onto a screen. I hit publish and the whole world can read what I’m thinking about. All my stupid thoughts and stupid songs. It’s mostly garbage. Sometimes I come up with something that people find interesting to read.
Most of the time I don’t. And I end up with half-assed thoughts like these.
Ever since I started listening to podcasts, I’ve had countless ideas for podcasts of my own. Mainly just me and a friend sitting opposite each other, drink in hand and shooting shit. I don’t think it would be entertaining to anyone besides myself, so I’ve never done it. Also, I think I have a shitty radio voice.
I would probably need to train myself to speak differently if I want to sound better over the air. I know because I hear my voice all the time (when watching playbacks of my Twitch stream (shameless plug – come hang out if you enjoy watching Dota fails), and listening to my WhatsApp voice messages to Milin).
Also, your voice sounds different on recording because you hear yourself in two ways – the first is through vibrating sound waves hitting your ear drum, the way other people hear your voice. The second way is through vibrations inside your skull set off by your vocal chords. Those vibrations travel up through your bony skull and again set the ear drum vibrating. However as they travel through the bone they spread out and lower in pitch, giving you a false sense of bass. Then when you hear a recording of your voice, it sounds distinctly higher. [source]
I have no idea where I’m going with this. I guess that’s why I’m writing this for my Thursday thoughts.
“It’s about time you change that phone of yours. Come on, it’s a frickin’ iPhone 3G!”
“But it’s served me well!”
“Half your screen is dead, your home button doesn’t function anymore and you can’t adjust your phone’s volume!”
“I can still text and make calls, that’s what matters!”
“You might as well be using an old Nokia then, come on. I’ll give you my old phone. It’s rooted and I’ve got a custom ROM on it so it’s speedy and battery life is still great.”
“But I’m so used to my iPhone!”
“I’ll install an iOS-like launcher for you, but trust me you’ll never want to go back to an iPhone after moving to Android!”
“How much are you getting paid, shill?”
I laughed in response. “Chill here for a bit, I’ll head to my room to grab the phone.”
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Adding to my collection of under-sized guitars, I now have a 38″ HYBURG acoustic guitar. Picked if off a Lazada flash sale for RM99. Pretty good deal IMO.
Also, a recorded performance of one of my newer songs, Reason. Enjoy!
People inquire about my age all the time. And when I tell them, they usually act surprised. No way! You don’t look 30, you look much younger than that!
Anyway, that got me thinking. I don’t do anything on purpose to look younger than what my age really is, so it must be something that I do in life which affects my appearance. So in no particular order and by nobody’s request, I’ve decide to share with you my daily routine.
work long hours in a stressful environment
spend your nights gaming or watching streams redditing before sleep
gaming on your phone before sleep
drink coffee from doiffee
don’t overeat (unless you’re really hungry and havemt over eaten in a while, then you get a free pass)
drink coke light or coke zero
drink lots of water
listen to a lot of music and podcasts
smile a lot
think of fucked up things which make you laugh
sing to myself
wear fitting clothes
try new hairstyles
wear thick framed glasses
don’t be afraid to try new things
don’t go on long holidays
travel for work
don’t plan for the future, focus on what I have now
own a cute dog
get a tattoo or two
give up religion
cut out things from your life if you don’t care about them
wear hoodies, even if the weather doesn’t agree you
switch to a mechanical keyboard
work even if you’re unwell
buy cheap guitars from Lazada
I’m not sure which ones you should follow if you’re trying to look younger but to be safe you should do all of them. Happy holidays, kids!
Welcome to my timely update which always seems to come before or after every Big Bad Wolf Sale! Not much to add besides that I’ve been extremely busy (like how I’ve been throughout the whole year) preparing for the grand finale to 2016.
Also, I’ll be headlining with The Sounds of Kites on the 22nd of December at Bullseye Publika for my 103rd gig (shit, I’ve only played like 9 shows this year). More details on that another day. UPDATE: GIG HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
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