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Tjena ... oh Tjena!

A few months back I started organizing my shelves. I standardised on IKEA TJENA boxes to keep my stuff in, and filled up a few shelves with them. IKEA touts the smaller TJENA boxes as being able to fit inside a BILLY book case, because they are 26cm deep, and you can stack up to three of them on a shelf, assuming you divide the shelves evenly within the cabinet. Which is true ... however, their widths mean that there is often a lot of wasted space. Here are the small TJENA boxes in a regular...

Carry on Luggage #rant

So I get to the check-in counter, and make the mistake of heaving my backpack off my back. Now I've recently subscribed to the "travel lite" school of air travel and just squeeze everything I need for a 3D2N trip into my backpack, and travel without any check-in luggage. It's liberating to not have to deal with lugging a suitcase all over the place. Check in goes smoothly -- until the check-in staff asks if they can weigh my backpack. It turns out I'm 2kg over the limit which is 7kg. Now fo...

Observations on Efficiency

There I was ... hungry and in a rush. So I decided to stop by McDonalds. This is the McDonald's at Bandar Sri Damansara, Petaling Jaya. It's one of the better ones, well run, clean and easy to access. It was 4pm on a Saturday afternoon, and I was able to get parking by street -- it wasn't crowded. I've frequented the McCafe there a number of times, but haven't had food there for a couple of months. Well ... I ended up waiting 20 minutes for my food!! Usually ... the scene behind the count...