DON’T BE FOOLED BY THIS BURGER …. beyond fried egg, raw lettuce and grilled beef patty and soft buns lie mental and physical exhaustion, a surprisingly early punishment for the new year!
It would have been more appropriate to name this blog The Week After but that would only give the impression that this is the first day I’ve had breakfast this week which isn’t true, of course. That said, I’ve just had a really hectic week beginning with the WELLA Trend Vision 2008 meeting and day-long photography sessions, CEO portraits during interviews with Japanese business magazine Diamond Weekly, start of the children’s swimming season, Brunei Shell Petroleum’s SEN Dept. Appreciation Night dinner and ending the week with the last shoot of Excapade Sushi Restaurant’s new menu.
© Jan Shim Photography
The commutes alone were something of a challenge. Not in any real hurry to get home after each day, I made several unscheduled stops along the way either to refuel (the car) or grab some junk food to distract myself from ZZzz behind the wheel. So I end up spending when I was supposed to be going home but it’s all justified—KNK (promotes local spending) and common sense road safety (being alert and responsible means one less road fatality statistic).
In all seriousness, I don’t know how I do it … my car has clocked 245,000 KMs and this is my third car. My first car, a 24-valve Mitsubishi Sigma had over 200Ks too while my second car, the Subaru WRX Impreza (aka Silver Bullet) had 109K when I sold it. Many hundreds of oil changes, repairs, and performance enhancements later, I’m still doing it month after month! Either my threshold for routine matters is quite high (just a tad below SNAP!) or I’ve lost my sense to feel ….
See how I tend to get carried away with writing? A combination of late nights, caffeine and sleep deprivation equals lack of oxygen and this does weird things to the brain, including having home made beef burger and a cup of cold orange juice—something out of the ordinary for sure but nothing too radical.