Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The End Is Nigh!

A dense dust storm descended on Sydney overnight and it turned everything blood red. This photo is taken without any filters.

The end of the world is coming! :)

More photos on the "Apocalypse" can be found at the website.

It's a bit eerie to wake up and find everything in blood red. I'm half-expecting the Martians to land and Tom Cruise to save us any moment now....

Friday, September 18, 2009

Back From Self Imposed Exile

As some of you might have surmised, I've unfortunately been packed loaded with office work and this has unfortunately led me away from chess for the time being and not being able to update this blog as much as I would like to.

My boss was less than happy with my "chess addiction" (despite it never having impacted my work in any way and I've never done any chess related stuff the past year during office hours unless I was on my lunch hour) and he wanted me to put a stop to it - which I did.

This unfortunately led to a total disillusionment of chess amongst other things. So during that period, I moved away from chess and instead took up computer gaming instead.

The past 2 months, I've been gaming with Command And Conquer, Freelancer and Mechwarrior. I don't deny it but it was fun, heaps of fun. The joys of gaming I guess, never really went away.

I had not touched chess for 2 months but this morning, I woke up at around 5am and logged onto FICS and promptly won all 3 games in succession. I guess in a way, I have not lost my edge although my opening repertoire will need a refresher course.