26 November 2017

Insight into the unknown

Going to have to say this, but I've spent the last 24 hours trying to think, look into and wrap my head around a lot of new things in my life. I've hit a point where I noticed I was sinking into my old ways of going crazy with work and work only and feeling worried about how time is slipping by and took the day today to think it through in my head.

Let's just say, when you become a workaholic, you end up thinking of your whole life as a to do list and time and time again I've had to catch myself in this position and remind myself that I need to stop and smell the roses as well, not just constantly plant and maintain them.

So how has life been treating you all so far? I spent a few hours today locking myself down and gaming. Yes, I know this seems insane that I have to force myself to game but it actually does happen to me. I genuinely love my work but it also drives me up the wall because I forget when to stop. Then the Steam sales come around and I thihnk "ooh I want to play this" and of course, 2 months later, the game is still in my library untouched. Well, the good thing is, I've accepted that even free time/fun time needs to be scheduled for me. I can't expect myself to "once I finish this stuff, I'll be free" because time and time again, this is not the case.

Oh and for everyone who has been following me, you'll know the end of November is when I start my pre-new year's resolution and figure out what I want in the next year. Well this year it's going to have to be delayed by 10 days till my line of gigs finish. I love the fact that I'm so busy but I also hate the fact that I'm getting a bit too busy for my own sanity because I can feel I'm bordering on burn out at many times (which is why I had to just make myself game and get my mind off of reality lol).

Well we're 20 minutes before midnight and I'm hoping to get most of my life sorted by midnight so I can lay in bed and play me some Darksiders 2. I'm also playing The Wolf Among Us because after playing Batman - The Telltale adventures, which absolutely blew my mind with how much I loved being Bruce Wayne for a change, I just got back my love for adventure/story games like these. Oh how I miss those days of Monkey Island and sitting for hours trying to figure out a puzzle.

Fear not, the kid in me is still  alive, but hopefully it won't let the adult me drown it out with work and responsibilities.... well 19 minutes to go, so enjoy your next 10 days! Lots ahead for me so the next entry hopefully I'll either be totally cuckoo or have achieved zen :)

16 November 2017

Vr vr vr vrooom!

It's that time of year again, the Macau Grand Prix and I'm back here tending to the press conferences! I have to say, it's bizarre seeing familiar faces a whole year later and watching how we've changed (read: how I'm balding).
The good thing is I'm not too sleepy/tired even though it's been crazy early mornings so far but I think it's the fact that my body and mind are thinking "we've done this before...so...whatever you're worried about, you don't need to be..."
Tomorrow begins the real madness for me but time flies so fast at the Grand Prix, before I know, it's Sunday and the cars have finished zooming around the circuit.

It's a really weird feeling sometimes when i see familiar faces at familiar events, much like when I'm the ring announcer at fights, I see frequent fans, fighters and refs. I guess that's how human nature is, once we work with a team/people and they get the job done, there isn't really a push or need to find newer ways or improve. I mean, don't get me wrong, I love what I do, but it's just I'm constantly trying to find newer and better ways to do the same thing so my brain is constantly thinking "how can this be done better?" and then when I come back and see things the same way, it makes me wonder why no one thinks the same as me.

One good thing with all this racing is I'm sure everyone in the city wakes up super early because the engine sounds are LOUD. I'm talking LOUD. Like OMG rock n roll loud stadium concert loud. And when you stand close to the road, you feel the vibration as the cars zoom by you in those split seconds. It's a whole different experience when you actually see them zoom by you and realize how fast they really are going as compared to what you see on TV and think they're pretty fast.

So we're hitting the last legs of the year and man I got my list of things to tend to and get done before we close out 2017! I'm kind of on track, kind of because I'm currently in Macau and there are items that need to be done when I'm in HK so it's still in limbo till I get back next week.

Anyway, if you've never experienced race car events, I strongly suggest you go online and check out some videos and just listen to the sound with headphones to imagine how crazy that is having it right next to you in person.

Oh speaking of right next to you in person, my comedy crew started our own weekly facebook live video stream and episode #1 done. The interesting thing is, it was easier than I expected, I suppose since we're all comedians and we've hung out together for years so things just flow, there just happens to be a camera recording the situation.

If you're up for it, it's on tonight at 9:30pm Hong Kong time (every Thur 9:30pm HK time). I'm in Macau so I won't be on, but I'll be there next week again ready to whip up 45 mins of total nonsensical fun with the gang.

Until then, enjoy your week!

06 November 2017

Back to normal

Oh man, so after a total chaotic last few weeks, I finally find myself drawing the line and deciding, enough is enough. I've eaten enough junk food, skipped enough routines and also missed enough workouts.
So hopefully starting from today, I pick up my routines again and get back on track so by the end of 2017, my life and all my systems are back on track.

But speaking of systems. I got me a Google Home and man it's a heck of a lot of fun! The fact that we're not in USA means a few features are difficult to set up or missing but otherwise, it's made my life a lot easier, especially since I could finally connect it to all my smart devices etc.
Now I know a lot of you may think oh man, there goes your privacy...yes, I agree there's that risk, but honestly, my life is pretty damn bland that chances are any marketing team is going to think "yeah, he's not our target demographic...

So how have things been? I have to say, the weather turning cooler is absolutely awesome, but my clothes starting to get tight for me is not. It's hilarious watching certain clothes I normally wear suddenly fit....differently. The craziest thing is exactly 1 year ago, I was in the best shape of my life lol.

Ah well, so much can happen in a year's time. Anyway, if you haven't noticed, everywhere in HK is starting to get Christmas-festive...we just finished halloween so the next big consumer festival is christmas and people are getting ready for everything.

So if for some reason I get side tracked, fall of my systems or simply go nuts, Merry Christmas and I hope the last quarter of the year is awesome for you.

Until then, enjoy!