Thursday, February 07, 2008

BTT: But, Enough About Books (February 7, 2008)

This week's question

Okay, even I can’t read ALL the time, so I’m guessing that you folks might voluntarily shut the covers from time to time as well… What else do you do with your leisure to pass the time? Walk the dog? Knit? Run marathons? Construct grandfather clocks? Collect eggshells?

I do read most of the time: breakfast at work, lunch at work with the exception of when I join my colleagues, after work on the way home while hubby drives, during the weekends and holidays, and before I go to bed. I'm almost obsessed with reading...

But you are right to say that a person can't be reading ALL the time, so during those times when I am NOT reading, I do other exciting things like photography. My favourite subjects are related to Mother Nature such as landscapes, flowers, animals, etc. There was one time when I was so crazy about photography but now I've mellowed down a bit.

It also goes without saying that I love blogging. I started in March 2006 out of fun and curiosity. Along the way, I met some really good blog buddies and that spur me on even more.

I also love hitting the gym and practicing pilates and yoga. I workout faithfully for the last 5 years before I joined the new company. I'm trying very hard to get back into the habit now. The last 6 months of adjusting to the new work environment has put my fitness life into some sort of chaos but I reckon I can rectify that pretty soon.

Another major part of time filler for me is my postgraduate studies. I can't wait for it to be over and I'm aiming for completion by Dec 2008. After that, I will focus on more leisurely activities such as cross-stitching. I did a lot of those in my younger days. I would possibly start a whole new collection of jazz music and get back into playing the guitar.

As you can see, there isn't time to be thinking about being bored!

Happy BTT, everyone!

Book Quote:

Reading surrounds us, labels us, defines us."

— Xerox PARC - Rich Gold