Sunday, August 20, 2006

It is Sunday

It is Sunday, and I spent at least 6 hours of this Sunday in the office. For your information, Sunday is not the official workday. I just happen to need to be in office to attend to a meeting, and to clear some work.

Actually, it wasn't a bad thing to go back to office on a Sunday. At the very least, it was fairly quiet in office. I think I thrive and am more productive when there is peace and no noise. As such, I could get quite a fair bit of work done earlier today in office.

The only thing about working on a Sunday when I don't usually do so, is that somehow my biological calendar seem to get upset. I still keep feeling that it is either a Saturday or a Friday today! The thought about reporting to work tomorrow just did not settle well in me.

By the time I was done with the conference, it was close to 5 p.m. I might have continued staying in the office, but I decided it was better for me to join a few fellow double bass players for dinner in the evening. Reflecting, it was a sound decision. I was feeling tired from working at least 6 hours in the office that by 5 p.m., my productivity level had decreased. I may need longer time to get the same amount of work done, so time might be better spent with good company. The company of fellow double bass players has helped brought some sanity to life itself.

Met Princess Dinah, dear Emily, and XM for dinner. Oh, and I got to hear about the name that XM has just given to his double bass. She is called Grace. Well, I guess this is not the first time that I have heard people giving names to their instruments. Grace should be in good hands with XM.

By the way, XM will be sitting for his music practical exams very soon. I have heard his playing, and I have good vibes that he will pass his upcoming exams. Meantime, here's wishing XM good luck for his exams. All the best XM.

I haven't seen Princess Dinah for a long while. I can't help but feel inspired to see her and Emily. Both of them, in my opinion, have way better sight-reading skills than I do on the double bass. Anyway, I shall work on my sight-reading during my next practice on the double bass. 15 minutes each time. Wish me all the best. At the same time, wishing that life will be nice and kind on these two dear ladies. They are nice people to have in this world.

After dinner, we headed for the MRT station. On the way, we somehow spoke briefly about the difficulties faced when transporting a double bass by plane. That reminded me of a post by Jason Heath, if you would care to read: http://jasonheath.blogspot.com/2006/08/flying-with-bass.html

Anyway, I parted with the three fellow double bass players at the MRT station, and headed for the Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay. I spent the rest of the evening alone to return a library book and to make some purchases at the nearby Marina Square Shopping Mall.

Now, I am at home, feeling tired. It is a Sunday night, I wish it was quieter at home...

6 comments:

mistipurple said...

many years back, a friend told me it was bad to come back to work on a sunday because it threw her off balance for the whole week. she said that, that one day away from office makes a lot of difference mentally and physically.

anyway, because i now have to work non stop, i have adopted a different attitude. i program my brain to think that it is just like another day at home, and when i work, i equate that to watching tv.
yeah, strange, but it works for me.
*cuckoo cuckooo...*

pinkie said...

take a break if you must.. dun overwork :)

oceanskies79 said...

Misti: I almost giggled secretly when I read that you equate working to watching TV. But yah, there's a TV monitor playing at your workplace.

Pinkie: I hope I won't.

Simple American said...

Hate working on Sunday. It does throw me off. Funny thing is lately I have stopped working on Friday. I work more to get in the time. Now Sunday comes and I feel like I should go to work. Pretty bad huh?

Jason Heath said...

Thanks for the mention! I hate flying with the bass--I'm glad I haven't had to do it in a while.

oceanskies79 said...

SA: Maybe it is an indication that once our concept of day and night can be thrown off balance with minor changes. But we can adjust.

Hmm...sounds like you may need some reprogramming of your mind by dear Misti? *winks*


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