Month: May 2016

What I Hated the Least Today 152/365: Card

The picture above shows not my card but a mock card whose middle strip slides out and lo, it’s a USB drive. I never used it because I would feel […]

What I Hated the Least Today 151/365: Trainspotting

Whenever I don’t know what to blog about, I blog about Trainspotting. It’s my favourite childhood film (sic) and one of my favourite books. The book is better than the movie, […]

Mural May: Big Mouth

In response to Karla’s Mural May challenge. Big mouth, lots of teeth, one eye—whatever it’s meant to represent.

What I Hated the Least Today 150/365: Lifestyle

I’m scared of people who take a perfectly normal thing, like eating or exercising, and turn it into a whole lifestyle, so making it somewhat abnormal. The trouble is that […]

Changing Seasons 5/12

In response to Cardinal Guzman’s Changing Seasons challenge.

What I Hated the Least Today 149/365: Last Day

My last day at work (for the moment, not forever) started early and poorly. The night before, my Wi-Fi had died in my arms and despite the tender loving care […]

What I Hated the Least Today 148/365: Eating Out

I never eat out—except when I do, of course. I did so when I had two hours to pass away before my return bus’s departure when I finished teaching/examining. I […]

What I Hated the Least Today 147/365: Invigilation

Invigilating students writing tests is arguably the most boring part of teaching. When I was a student myself, teachers would bring newspapers to amuse themselves with while sitting for hours […]

What I Hated the Least Today 146/365: Nostalgic Nonsense

It’s my last week on teaching duty and I’m getting somewhat nostalgic about it. Not about the teaching, which I find a thoroughly depressing experience, but about my commute ritual. I […]

What I Hated the Least Today 145/365: Nutrition Specialist

As I was sitting on a bench, having consumed a snack of puffed rice bread and finished off with a smoke, I was approached by a young man of unclear […]

What I Hated the Least Today 144/365: Awkward and Amusing

Since I’ve been spending so much time recently poking fun at my students, it’s only fair to look at the whole teaching situation from their perspective—and poke fun at myself. […]

What I Hated the Least Today 143/365: Kitty Cat

I call my four-year-old cat kitty to suggest with the diminutive that I consistently hate her the least. She’s become a little annoying bugger recently since she can’t cope with me […]

What I Hated the Least Today 142/365: Deadpan

I cultivate a deadpan face at all times because I maintain that showing emotion makes one open to abuse. Unfortunately, my deadpan skills cause some confusion when dealing with people […]

What I Hated the Least Today 141/365: Swiping Keyboard

While I did discover the joys of swiping keyboard for mobile some time ago, it took me some digging around to figure out which one I want and how to set […]

What I Hated the Least Today 140/365: Ticket Collector

*In this post nothing happens.* My country’s public transport operates on a self-service system which places responsibility and trust in the hands of travellers. The passenger is required to procure […]

Mural May: Random Scribbles

In response to Karla’s Mural May challenge.

What I Hated the Least Today 139/365: Happy Endings (*Snort*)

*This is an unhappy post about happy endings.* I read an intriguing article the other day which I forgot about and remembered today. It’s a touching life story with a […]

What I Hated the Least Today 138/365: Emails from My Students

Throughout the term, my students appeared thoroughly disinterested in their studies. It was all fun and games—and then there was the final test. This excited in my unexcitable students bouts of […]