It has been slightly over four weeks since I last posted an entry. Wow, this long!
Well, I am still alive and kicking but had been a little busy lately with several knitty-gritty stuff. Housekeeping was one of the tasks that I wanted to and finally got down to do! 😀 Much time was spent reorganizing the huge amount of photos that are stored on my external hard disk. In fact I am not done with this yet and I wonder if I would ever complete it. I have a humongous amount (140GB to be exact) of photos and video clips stored and I am not even a serious photographer!
Another housekeeping task involved tidying up of my bookshelves and cabinets. Friends who have visited our place would know that we have lots of built-in shelves and cabinets in our study room, to provide a large storage space. When DS and I moved in to our current home six and a half years ago, I was both proud and satisfied with our study room and little did I expect to have already run out of storage space by now!
In the process of my housekeeping, sadly, I have to say goodbye to a few things that had remained dear to me for many years but no longer functioning now. I have decided to blog about them so to keep them in memories.
One of them is a Hewlett Packard scientific programmable calculator which my eldest brother bought me during my first year of tertiary education. Then, programmable calculators were not allowed during exams but I had been able to convince the invigilators to allow me to use it throughout my three-year course. Thanks to their trust in me but I suppose I have an honest face (actually, I didn’t know how to use the programmable features at all)! 😀
Unlike most normal or scientific calculators, this calculator does not have an equal sign on the keypad. I got so used to it that I always have problem using a normal calculator that has an equal function! It has served me well for a good 20+ years, even in the course of my work.
I will also be parting with 3 watches that have broken down but not worth the repair anymore. Really sad!! These watches aren’t the expensive type but special to me in one way or another.
I used to have a liking for watches and there was even time that I thought of becoming a watch collector! Of course, I didn’t become one as that is not a practical hobby as far as cost and maintenance are concerned! It will be a different story all together if I were a rich tai tai. Haha…
We, humans beings are the only creature on the earth that build homes and amass a lot of things in life. Come to think about it, wouldn’t life be a lot simpler if we live with less – less desires, less possessions, less needs…..- just like the nomads surviving in the wild or even animals?! After all, we can’t bring anything with us when we pass on.