Had a long dental appointment today. I’ve always been kinda lucky with my teeth my entire life. For the past year or so, one tooth gave me problems and it’s almost completely sorted now. One more appointment. In the mean time, don’t forget to brush your teeth, guys.
Research day. As always, alone and today particularly slow. Doing the very boring, very tedious work of cleaning up data. @_@
Tea and coffee kept me going today. Got inspired by Getting Things Done (GTD for short) podcast, really want to get on top of things.
Tried to go exercise with my dear today, swimming closed for classes and gym needs induction. =P
Canon G7X, ISO800, 1/1000, f/5.6, 36mm
Simple day at work. Had a complicated case. Will probably do a reflection on that. Rested well and had noodles AND pizza with my dearest. =)
Slept really really late yesterday. We finally sat down and draw out how we want our wedding to be. Simple sketches. It felt like our dreams coming true. Best part is that it seem doable.
Venue of the wedding has been decided. The first step has been taken. =D
Spent the entire day Netflix-ing with my dearest.
She cut my hair today. Enjoy my before and after picture. My head literally feels 1 kilo lighter.
Canon G7X, Collage
Woke up so peacefully this morning. Tea and biscuits. Time and quiet.
After a bit of discussions, we bought walking shoes and now we’re hooked.
We took a short walk to the waterfall near Pontneddfechan. Yes Beth, we’re taking another walk.
My dear has been using the new polaroid really well. Pictures are coming out amazing.
Home sweet Home now. Night guys.
Canon G7X, ISO5000, 1/1000, f/5.6
Long drive down to South Wales.
Had sparks of hope for good weather but completely misty and windy arriving at Brecon Beacon. Met our friend, Beth Miller. Awesome human being who agree to guide us up hill in this terrible terrible weather.
For the entire way, it was blowing at approx 60 kmph with thick fog. We were basically climbing uphill in the clouds. We couldn’t see further than 10-15 meters. Couldn’t appreciate the surrounding even though we reached the top. Despite the winds screaming at us and being total wet, had great conversations and laughs the entire way.
3 hours later, after 4 miles, we were back at the bottom. My dearest and I vowed to come again.
Today I worked until 7 pm, and I was eager to get to Chester from work because my fiancee and friends are having dinner there at 7pm. The drive took a little over an hour.
This morning I finally had a chance to sort out my dearest’s present and its something that I have been preparing for over one month.
I’m really glad she love the present. We had a lot of good polaroid photographs and spent quality time with friends in Wrexham as well.
Got home really late. Tomorrow morning, it will be a long drive down to South Wales. Adventure weekend with my dearest.
Canon G7X, ISO1250, 1/60, f/2.8, 36mm
I can’t wait for you to receive your proper present tomorrow night.
D7000, ISO100, 1/60, f/5.6, 50mm
Research day is always my hair ripping, head throbbing, eyes burning, screen staring and quiet day.
Today was no different. But manage to get small breakthroughs and made good progress. Manage to be home on time for an early dinner, spend quality time with my dear.
Feels like my worries and tasks are all coming together at the same time this week. Tomorrow will be an uncomfortable day. Hate chasing people.
Spider hanging from the ceiling.
D7000, ISO100, 1/60, f/3.2, 50mm
In the morning, I found about and learned about the Manchester bombing. 22 people dead and over 50 injured. Most of the victims were young teenagers who just had a good time in a concert in Manchester.
I felt really numb, followed by a wave of anger and sadness for the people involved. The victims, families, friends, doctors, nurses, servicemen. So many people affected by this event, from the biggest tragedy to the smallest of effect.
I couldn’t help but think about what is the most appropriate response to an event like this.
Was it to be angry and upset? Allow the emotions in and let it cause chaos until it resolves?
Was it to be sad and sorry? To share the negative energy around and perhaps heal as a community?
Was it to feel nothing? To ignore and shrug it off by saying things like ‘shit happens’? Pretending like everything is still the same.
Should I be afraid?
Am I going to do nothing about this event? But what can I do? What should I do?
I kept coming back to the same thought.
“Do your Job”. “Lift those around you with spirit and soul”.
I couldn’t today. I was only at 75% of my usual performance today. I was even worse to my dearest. Stressed out and tired.
Tomorrow onwards, I will heal. Along with the rest of the country and of the world.
Tomorrow onwards, I will continue to fight my battles.
Tomorrow, we will all keep moving forward, supporting each other.
RIP. Victims of Manchester Bombing 2017.
D7000, ISO1600, 1/250, f/1.8, 50mm
Progress on wedding planning.
D7000, ISO200, 1/60, f/8.0, reversed 50mm