Client shouted at me today. :(
Monthly Archives: May 2011
(You know how frickin boring my life is when I stoop to blogging about buying a dang table lamp)
The Father produced a small fluorescent tube that can be stuck to a wall! I shall try it tomorrow. If that fails I’m buying an Ikea lamp.
All ye who are searching for table lamps, do make Ikea your first stop. I like Ikea table lamps. They have a very pleasant off-white colour and are not too glaring. They are also visually acceptable (read: no Hello Kitties).
I noticed a curious thing today. Singaporean drivers slow down when they approach a working ERP gantry, and speed up subsequently when they pass it. When I say slow down, I mean SLOW down. Like 60km/h on the rightmost lane. Which is ridiculous when the speed limit is 90 km/h.
The question then, is WHY. It’s a cashcard deducting contraption, not a speed camera dammit. There is always a traffic jam for no good reason at the Fort Road ERP gantry.
There is one instance where slowing down before an ERP gantry is justified though.
At 7.59pm today I was at the right turn from the Paterson side into Orchard Road, where the Tangs-Ion ERP gantry is. We all know this ERP gantry ends at 8.00pm. Grins. For the first time ever, I saw:
(1) Singaporean drivers declining to charge forward the moment the lights turned green; and
(2) A taxi uncle stopping in a most law abiding fashion the moment the light turned amber.
Being the car just behind the taxi uncle, I wholeheartedly approved. I got in at 8.01pm and didn’t have to pay a cent! Yes!
I (finally) moved into my permanent seat today (*gleeful dance*) and discovered that it’s quite dark.
The placement of the overhead light is not ideal – it’s behind me, so when I move forward, I cast a shadow on whatever I’m reading. I am very anal about not having shadows on what I’m reading. It breaks my train of thought.
As such, I went looking for a suitable table lamp. My associate directed me to Best Denki, where she said she bought her table lamp. So happily marched I into the nearest Best Denki at Century Square.
To my horror, I discovered that the cheapest table lamp there was a whopping $68!!! And had HELLO KITTY on it! Good God. I was not paying $68 for a pink travesty that had a cat without a mouth for a switch! The next cheapest lamp was a Bad Batzmaru lamp. Granted, the colour scheme for this lamp was slightly more acceptable, but I decided that I was letting go of too many cherished aesthetic and financial rules to live by if I deigned to pay $75 for a cartoon lamp.
The lamps that were acceptable-looking (read: non-cartoon) were all above $150. How can table lamps be so expensive?! It should be illegal to make lamps that expensive! At the end of the day, what is a table lamp but a damn bulb connected to a short stand?!
I must say the 3M table lamps were extremely tempting. They have this fantastic screen that makes the light extremely pleasant for reading. However, they cost about as much as a Prada wallet in Italy. That is unacceptable. Although, as the Parents did point out, it might be worth investing in a good lamp to protect my eyes.
I shall think about this. My most up-to-date Father has informed me that there is a Philips warehouse sale on Saturday somewhere in Toa Payoh. (Ah. What a great way to spend my only rest day. Jostling with uncles like the Father in TOA PAYOH.) But I suppose, for my eyes, and for my rather shallow pocket, I will have to do so.
Anyone else want to buy a table lamp? :D
I have nothing to blog about these days.
This week was a ridiculously heavy week.
I don’t remember ever feeling this exhausted.
Thank God for my Big Boss. She is THE most awesome boss. EVER.