Oct 252009
 

Heute las ich bei lifehacker.com ueber doit.im, ein weiteres GTD tool, was ich installierte. Bisher probierte ich Things und Journler, beide kostenpflichtig und zu umfangreich fuer meine Beduerfnisse. Things gab ich vor einer Weile auf, Journler fing ich gar nicht richtig an, eigentlich hauptsaechlichda ich nicht manuals und Videos ansehen mag, um eine einfache Software benutzen zu lernen. Kuerzlich stolperte ich auch ueber org-mode, hier ein paar Details dazu, es wird irgendwann mal spaeter evaluiert – im wesentlichen, wenn Jimmy als Handbuch herhalten kann ;)

Was mir an doit.im gefaellt, ist die einfache, uebersichtliche Oberflaeche, es ist einfach, Tasks anzulegen und zu kategorisieren. Fuer diese Woche werde ich es mal ausprobieren.

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Oct 252009
 

Today the day just started wrong. The bakery I had chosen for breakfast was closed and I got completely confused. I went to the Maxwell street food hawker for a late breakfast .. better said lunch as it has been half 12 or so. I couldn’t follow my usual pattern – just queuing at the longest queue because it contained more than 30 people … as I was running out of time I just ordered Laksa from a random stall. It was tasty, unfortunately the pic is too blurry. I was indecisive and didn’t know what to plan for the day and ended up planning to visit to the Science Gallery and later the Bird Park. When I was arriving at Jurong East and didn’t know where to go. I walked through a nice market and found a large public library with a coffee shop. Sitting with a Mocha Latte I was reconsidering my planning for the day. I couldn’t deal with the weather so I skipped the bird park and decided to go for indoor activities. As I didn’t found the Science Gallery either I just wanted to stroll around the colonial districts and the quays. Luckily my friends sister called me and convinced me to go to the gallery.

I didn’t know that the body worlds exhibition recently got opened. I had a strong opinion against it back in the days when it opened in Berlin and Dublin. As I was today already there and it was too late to start with something else I walked into it. And I was impressed. It wasn’t what I expected. It wasn’t just dead bodies defined as art. More likely it told the story of life, how it is created, how it processes and how it can end. It showed healthy and sick body parts. There was a cute little guy – maybe in the age of 8 – who just decided never to smoke when he was seeing a smoker’s black lung. Unfortunately wasn’t allowed to take pictures. But from now on… I changed my mind and recommend going there. The science gallery was fun. I just walked around and stopped by whenever it was interesting. So I learned a bit about climate change, wasting energy and solar power, enjoyed the space area and of course, I did the yedi thing :) Unfortunately the gallery closed at 6 pm so I couldn’t see all of it.  I walked back to the MRT and decided to take the long way around the island to get another impression of Singapore. When I was in there sunset happened and I didn’t see anything. Bad luck. Leaving at Raffles station I went once again to Lau Pa Sat and got me steamed scallop dumplings as starter and mixed satay – beef, mutton, chicken, duck and tripe. Yummy! I hurried to get back to have a quick chat with Jimmy.

Now I just need to prepare my day tomorrow. I had a great weekend in an interesting city. Although I will be here for two more weeks it just occurred to me that I will miss the city once I am back. The food hawker, the flavors and the different tasts as well as the modern city with the tram system and it’s friendly people.

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Oct 252009
 

Yesterday I started early in the morning to get to the chinese and japanese garden. Initially it should be followed by the Science Centre and the Bird Park. I lost track of time while walking through the Chinese Garden. It was just beautiful. Although I had some issues with the hot temperature and the humidity I really liked it. I liked the turtles and took dozens of pictures of them when visiting the turtle and tortoise museum. Unfortunately the turtles were too fast for me and so most of the pictures came out blurry. Then I went to the bonsai garden and war just amazed. It was terrific. A mixture of art, nature and architecture. There I lost track of time…

The Japanese Garden wasn’t as exciting but I took some nice pic’s there, too. Then I got a text from one of my current work mates asking if I want to meet up. He took me to the Forbidden Hill to tell me more about the history of Singapore. Fort Canning Park offers two routes: the 19th century and the 14th century walk. But before we joined the guided tour through the Battle Box – a bunker left over from world war II. It was an interesting way to be guided through the last days of the brits in Singapore before they surrendered. We also walked around the spice garden and visited the grave of Keramat Iskandar Syah. Later on we went to the Peranakan Museum where a part of the Singapore culture – the mix of Chinese and Malay culture was documented. Finally we went for dinner with Chris’ friends – I had a tasty chicken rice. At the end of the day I was tired, happy and sun burned.

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Oct 252009
 

This morning I slept way too long, I got up at about 11. I am slightly sun burned and have sore muscles from yesterday’s 12 h walk so that I am not sure what to do for the day. The first half hour I spent nerding and came across a new Simon’s Cat video. A while ago I was already writing about these videos.

(found as flausch am sonntag)

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