Well hello there, I’m back

It’s been a long time since I last wrote anything here. The last entry was made in January 2013 and that was also the only entry I managed in the whole of 2013. Terrible, I know. I actually do feel bad about abandoning my website.

In my last entry I lamented about how stressed up I was at work and I hoped to find something else to do. One year later I’m somewhat glad to say that I’ve left my job and I’m now unemployed again. Yes, you heard me right – again. I know I promised myself to secure a job first before quitting but job hunting has been tougher than expected. It didn’t help that the prospect of facing another round of year-end projects and workload really freaked me out. I don’t think I’ve ever felt so distressed over work before. As inappropriate as it sounds, I’d much rather be unemployed than to go through the hellish first quarter of the year at work. Things wouldn’t have been that unbearable if I had support at work but well, you know the story.

One of the pros of being unemployed is of course, having plenty of time to do whatever I fancy. That explains why I’m starting to blog again and hopefully I’ll be more regular with my updates this time round. Here’s to more posts in 2014!

I’m still alive, thank you…

I know, I haven’t been posting since December last year. I couldn’t believe it myself either. I mean, where did the past eight months go?! It was 2011 when I last updated and suddenly more than half of 2012 is gone!

Somehow I just couldn’t find time to write. I’d like to attribute the lack of updates to me being overworked in my job but perhaps I just got lazy. Anyway, I’m hoping this post will help me get back into the habit of writing again.

Oh yes, I’m delighted to announce that I’ve completed quite a few items on my Day Zero Project list. I’ll be back very soon with some updates.

Stay tuned for more…

A brand new look

After struggling for a few months, I’m finally done with my new layout. I don’t think I’d have the time to work on my website if I had a job. I guess that’s how I spend my time in my current jobless state – I do the things that I enjoy doing but don’t have time for if I’m working. Whenever people ask me if I’m ever bored at home, my answer would be no. At the same time I really don’t know what I’m busy with. I read, I search for jobs online, I watch TV, I dabble with my website and I do some household chores. That’s about all.

It’s amazing how time flies even when one is busy doing nothing.

Sometimes I’d get the urge to try some baking. Yesterday was one of those days. I’ve always wanted to try making a bread and use the box of dry yeast I bought ages ago. It was originally meant for my mum but I found out she’s also a procrastinator herself. So anyway, my initial plan was to make doughnut balls but I decided to bake a bread as well since I already had the ingredients. Not to mention baking a bread is also one of the tasks in my Day Zero Project to-do-list.

I was too lazy to search for a proper recipe so I followed the one printed on the box of the dry yeast, which happened to be for brioche bread. Here are some pictures of my first bread-making experiment.

Waiting for it to rise
The dough was punched out (with gusto) and put aside to rest and rise.

Fifteen minutes later...
Poof! The brioche dough doubled in size fifteen minutes later.

Hot from the oven
Hot from the oven.

Ready to be eaten
Sliced and ready to be eaten.

The brioche turned out pretty good (surprisingly) and I’m happy to announce that I’ve completed one task in my list. One down, a hundred more to go. Some of the tasks are currently in progress and hopefully I’ll be able to accomplish them eventually.

In case you’re wondering what happened to my doughnut balls, they failed spectacularly.