20 August 2012

I found my weakness...

... it's my stomach. I think over time I've realized whatever situation I'm in, I'm really on at the mercy of the situation and its time constrains. But the moment my stomach gets wonky (like now), I'm a zombie. My energy levels drop, my mind can't think straight and the only thing I want to do is lie down and sleep. I have been sleeping most of today, and being Sunday, I allowed myself to take a nap without an alarm clock. 2 hours later, I wake up, feel butter but just want to go back to sleep. Hmm.

So it's been ages since I last blogged, mostly because I have been so bogged down with work that my brain reaches a point where it no longer can think and just wants to be passive, which is when I turn on the TV shows and veg-out till I can't stay awake.

Since the last time I blogged, almost 2 months ago, so much has happened I don't know where to start. The lovely folks at Lomography were kind enough to give me an awesome LC-Wide camera for me to muck around with. At first I figured I'd probably end up taking a few pictures here and there, but that thing got me hooked, I started wanting to see the world through that wide-angle lens because everything looked so much...cooler. The weirdest part of my whole experience was that I couldn't take the pic then check my camera to see how that pic turned out. Yep, it uses ol-skool style film which added a new excitement, mostly watching everyone else use the camera and asking me why there was no screen, then when they look through the viewfinder, they're like woooooaaahhh!!
I have to take my rolls of film I have used to get developed then I'll shower it all over the Internet for everyone to enjoy (I hope heh).

Speaking of taking photos, I went to India for 2 weeks for my cousin's wedding and man, I thought I was tired in HK, but going to that trip was a new kind of exhaustion. You know when you are active so much, that you get to a point where you literally just shut down. Like nothing is exciting and all you want to do is stop? It's like the reverse of being so bored you start finding pleasure in doing the dumbest stuff? These 2 weeks were packed with events, preparation, hanging out with cousins and the ultimate experience -- eating. I ate so much food while I was in India I can only say I would like to apologize to the sewage pipes. The food there is freaking fantastic! Oh my goodness! It puts Indian food found in HK to shame, but then again, that's like comparing Chinese food in India to Chinese food in Hong Kong. Speaking of Chinese food, we actually went to a Chinese restaurant while I was there and I have to say, they had some funky stuff on the menu. A few things that were absolutely not Chinese (like deep fried threaded Indian Cheese aka Thread Paneer ). Absolutely not Chinese but absolutely tasty! Then there was Kim Chi (ahaha soooo Chinese right?), which surprisingly wasn't that bad.

Time flew by and when I returned to HK, I was burnt out. I'm talking burnt out to the point I didn't really know what was going on, I just knew I had to keep going. Finally my stomach gave way from fatigue and here I am, enjoying weird cramps and an upset stomach. I honestly feel like I'm going through withdrawal symptoms of all that spicy, sugary, fatty food I've been eating for the last 2 weeks because all I can think of eating is spicy, sugary, fatty food. Oh addiction, why are you so cruel to me!?

Well tomorrow's a brand new day and I'm excited (fingers crossed I feel better) because it's a heavy duty week. Legend Fighting Championship 10 is on 24 August 2012 and I always get psyched and nervous for that. I need to start getting my voice ready for this as well as my endurance, who would have thought speaking into a mic at intervals for 4- 5 hours would be a great ab workout? Anyway, the line up of fights looks awesome this time and I strongly recommend you check it out if you get a chance. Heck, you can even come over and say hi during half-time and if I give you a weird face with a "who are you?" look in my eyes, just blame my blogging and we'll be cool :)

I better get some rest, have a good week and I'll come back with pictures and more stories once the Gods of Time are kind to me again :)


Anonymous Kimmy said...

Vivek - get well soon!! That camera looks kind of cool. I hope that you'll post some of the photos whenever they are developed. :)

20 August, 2012 16:16  
Blogger Vivek Mahbubani said...

Hey Kimmy, thanks for your well wishes. I went from weird stomach to runny nose...ahah one of the ring girls, as a joke, coughed on my face to tell me she can't talk because she has the flu. Message received all too well and after the Legend Fighting Championship event finished (thank goodness, it was AFTER), I developed a sneezing marathon which is slowly dying down now and getting replaced with constant dripping....sigh :P

26 August, 2012 20:52  

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