Monday, October 01, 2007


Hello my lovelies...

This little princess is having a mean streak of bad luck in her world. For one thing, my five-year old laptop has finally decided to die out on me last night -- in the middle of walking down Memory Lane of late 90s bubblegum pop/Eurotrash music videos, courtesy of YouTube (my guilty pleasure, thank you). If I decide to resuscitate the poor git of a laptop back to life, it would have already been on its third reincarnation so I've decided to let it go in peace. Though I may have to temporarily revive it to pull out all my precious MP3s, movies and TV shows (as it took me ages downloading those bootlegs). Afterwhich, I shall give it a well-deserved funeral which includes me wistfully scratching off those darling Svarowski crystals on the cover which I spent a hundred dollars on that could have well paid for some utilities in my flat.

Normally, I wouldn't worry about disrupting my blog updates as I am guilty of regularly composing my thoughts whilst at work in the midst of economic updates and financial whatsits. Unfortunately, an alarming amount of work continues to plague me and my teammates that it makes nipping to the loo and scarfing down a coronation chicken sandwich for lunch become almost impossible feats during the work day. Not to mention taking a trip to the water cooler about ten yards away from me. Grossly overworked and underpaid, that I am.

I tell you, being a responsible grown up is vastly overrated. Why can't money simply grow on trees? Then perhaps I will make greater effort to appreciate nature.

I will have to go and get myself another laptop and find a way to make it last more than five years this time. My old one has just volunteered to become a very fancy and expensive doorstop.

Not to worry as I will be back in a couple of days. I wish I were to spend this small fortune on another trip involving an airplane ride and exotic sights, but alas, it is for a necessary evil. Is it so sad that I have fallen victim to being unable to live without such contraptions for a length of time?

I pray that some of you will at least miss me *wink* as I will very much miss all of you in my short absence. In the meantime, I shall take advantage of this time to finish Anna Karenina, my latest ambitious project. Lately, I have not been able to find time to sit still for half an hour and read more than three pages of the damn thing.

Be seeing you. And be good.

Your Princess


Blogger Lucid Darkness said...

LD would like to wish the Princess well on her laptop-induced hiatus.

LD would also like to let the Princess know that LD would miss her charming, witty and thought-provoking posts.

LD hopes that the Princess gets another laptop soon and also gets to retrieve all her carefully acquired treasures held captive by her deceased laptop.


10:29 PM  
Anonymous electric bearbearina said...

*gasp* PB without a laptop? How on earth will you survive? Haven't you constantly had a laptop for the past decade, possibly longer?
Hee hee. Isn't YouTube great? I can spend hours and hours on there giggling over 90s BritPop, and 80s New Romanitcs videos. I'm ashamed to admit that I sometimes catch myself singing along too! (ah, the shame!) Anyway, hurry up and get a new laptop. You know how readers hate waiting for new installments; whether its the next Harry Potter book or a blog from you, its all the same. Readers are naturally impatient creatures ;)

12:24 AM  
Blogger Anshul said...

oh if you are away and since you are reading Anna Karanina (I hoped I spelt it right) do also read "Guns, Germs and Steel" by Jared Diamond.
You will realise the connection as did Anna.

Anyways there is a super sale on in Tsim Lim Mansion; check it out.

12:39 AM  
Blogger Kati said...

Good luck finding a trusty new sidekick Princess B!!!! Hope to see ya back with us soon!

1:17 AM  
Blogger Confessions of a Born Procrastinator said...

A laptop!!! Next in my list of 'Thwarted money on this useless things'... or is it an iPhone... ???

Hmmm.... Lets c... time will tell.. :)

2:10 AM  
Blogger thisisme said...

90's Eurotrash on YouTube - definitely a guilty pleasure. No laptop for the Princess :( One suggestion - get an external hard drive for all your music and movies - plugs in through the USB and saves you losing it when you laptop dies.

"I tell you, being a responsible grown up is vastly overrated. Why can't money simply grow on trees? Then perhaps I will make greater effort to appreciate nature." I love this - think you have encapsulated my philosophy right there.

4:26 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Loquacious said...

What a great opportunity to get a new Macbook! :) Silver lining? I can't wait for my comp to die so that I have the legitimate excuse I need to get a Mac. I'm hating PCs now.

9:30 AM  
Blogger William said...

5 years? A good run. Out with old, in with the new. But salvaging the data is always a pain...

12:56 PM  
Blogger Jennifer McKenzie said...

I'll miss you! And I'm trying to read Jared Diamond's "Guns, Germs and Steel". It's very interesting. Enjoy Anna.
We'll be here when you get back.

12:42 AM  
Blogger paddy said...

Wink wink.
Tolstoy regarded as a pinnacle to which I'll never reach, as I've never read him. I read Dostoevsky ("Who says: "Anna Karenina" was a flawless as a work of art) - Crime and Pun.
the fist few pages and guessed the rest; looked at the cover of the Idiot and saw my reflection; it was silver glass like. Someone knocked on the door, a Greek, and that was that I never got back to it. Please let me know what happens to her at the end- I bet it has a novel ending.
Y;-) Paddy

1:54 AM  
Blogger paddy said...

PS: God! I'll miss you.

1:57 AM  
Blogger the walking man said...

I am a responsible grown up, I am responsible for...well shit I don't know what I am responsible for? The dog feeds herself, the wife does all the work and I just keep getting fatter...Oh well whatever I am I am foolish enough to come here and remember what it was like to have to work for a living.

And now you're saying I am not even responsible for doing that...*sigh* cya later.



7:29 AM  
Blogger nel said...

... ahhhh ... dammit ... and i thought i can do that "ping" or "dong" thing again ... whatever "ding-dong" i am posting here ... cheers for the day guys and gals in whatever you all are doing with your life ... life, eh? ... ;)

11:30 AM  
Blogger Keshi said...

awww :*(



11:48 AM  
Blogger WHAT'S IN A NAME ? said...

"Why can't money simply grow on trees? Then perhaps I will make greater effort to appreciate nature. ".....Hope more is in the offing on THIS line. Will be looking forward to it.

1:22 AM  
Blogger fifi said...

Well princess, god luck and you be good too, cos I won't if I can help it.

3:40 PM  
Blogger utopia said...

hahahah! i wish i could read tolstoy effortlessly but i can't. "money growing on trees" yeah right if only wishes were horses heheeh! have fun! ciao!

4:44 PM  
Anonymous lemonade said...

hey missy!!

chec ur mail! :)

2:58 AM  
Blogger exMI said...

Good luck. And a quick return.

6:33 AM  
Anonymous Maverick said...

ur laptop lasted for five years? whew...........thats a long time. mine's only two years old and it starts cribbing about its existance.

6:45 AM  
Blogger LADY LUXIE said...

Why is it that every time I come visit you are off somewhere? ( scratchin' head..tsk! tsk!).

Good luck with the laptop :>

12:39 PM  
Blogger Rashi said...

keep good princy...

The lappy's life was gud...must say :)

12:48 AM  
Blogger `NEFTY said...

"Technically" money is trees lol.

3:13 AM  
Blogger Still searching said...

Oh yes, growing up is definitely underrated!

8:12 AM  
Blogger the grumble said...

"Why can't money simply grow on trees? Then perhaps I will make greater effort to appreciate nature."

That was brilliant.

1:37 AM  

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