Thursday, September 25, 2008

Should have gone golfing instead..... must be thinking what am I doing here right? Since my mom is supposedly with me, I should be spending all my time with her. However, due to an unfortunate turn of events, my mom had to cancel her flight. She fell sick at the last minute and the doctor advised her against flying. So she's not coming. And I had to cancel my holiday break, which I was very much looking forward to. My mom is now resting at home and hopefully on her way to recovery soon.

The Belfry

On other news, I played my first 18 hole golf game over the weekend. I've always hated golf and thought that it was a game for balding, fat, middle aged/old men (just look at the recent Ryder Cup). However, I won a lucky draw to go play golf at the Belfry sometime at the beginning of the year, so it was at the Belfry that we played golf over the weekend. Now for those of you bumpkins that don't know much about the Belfry (me included), it is the home of golf in England, just one step down from St. Andrews. It is a top class golf course and you need to be rich or well connected to play there.

So about the game, well...I was knackered by the 12th hole and towards the end of the game, I had no strength to swing my club. My hands were blistered from holding the clubs too tightly and my shoulder was sore from carrying the golf bag. It felt like I had just ran a marathon when we finished the last hole. We had great weather though.

I find golf to be a very technical game. You really have to take into account the weather , the wind direction and strength, the lay of the land, your opponents, your choice of clubs, your swing, and many other things to distract your mind. I consider myself a beginner and would really like to take my game up another level. Now all I have to do is to win another lucky draw.

Sunday, September 14, 2008


Here's another post where I again lament the lack of time and motivation to blog. Things at work have been moving so rapid and fast that sometimes my mind is so exhausted that I don't want to think of anything else except base needs like food, sleep and

So it is with great delight that I look forward to the week after next. My mom is coming to visit me at the end of September for two weeks and I have taken a week off work just to be with her. It'll be really great to see her again. After all these years, no matter how old I am, I'm still a little boy in the eyes of my mom! Plus she'll be bringing lots of goodies from home which you simply can't find in Bristol.

On another note, after being made single again sometime in July, I thought I would try my hand at a little online dating. Well...that led to a date yesterday with a really nice girl. It was really strange as we had only exchanged a couple of emails and photos before meeting up. We didn't have any telephone conversations at all and I was really nervous. It felt like I was going out for my first date in my life. Hayley was really nice and I couldn't ask for more in a girl, however, I just hope that I've met her expectations. Maybe it's the pessimist in me but I feel that you can't really tell much from a person from the first date/meeting. Let's hope she emails me again.

So that's it. In summary, I shall be going on a break in a week's time, my mom is coming, and I've just had a date that I'm feeling abit pessimistic about....what else could go wrong?