Rainbows

I’ve been privately going through some times of uncertainty in the past few weeks. Change is uncomfortable, and I can’t make up my mind. I’m not sure about the path ahead. I don’t know if I’m making the right decision.

But I have been coming across rainbows and somehow it’s a bit comforting.

Here’s a photo of a rainbow in the sky. I saw this near my office one evening.

Here’s another picture. If I reach the office early, the morning sun is refracted through the office glass door, casting these rainbow colours on the wall.

I like this photo. The colours really contrast with the grey wall.

Finally I came across a third rainbow while visiting the KL Bird Park.

The rainbow is at the base of the waterfall.

I can’t explain why rainbows are comforting. Maybe it’s some memory of the story of Noah. The rainbow was actually a covenant between God and Noah not to flood the earth to kill everyone again. Kind of scary if you think about it (the part where everyone dies). But Sunday School teachers always use the story to talk about God’s promises and I think that’s the association I have in my mind.

Maybe it’s the colours of the different wavelengths of light. Always the same sequence. Consistent. Rainbows are really beautiful to look at.

 

 

 

 

Simplicity

Yesterday I learned a lesson from my team mate.

We were trying to come out with a solution to a problem we’ve been facing. Initially I was searching all over the web and downloading software to test. We also discussed about writing our own software to solve the problem.

In the end, he suggested that we go back to the basics. Instead of getting the most fancy tools, we could do the same thing with a basic calendar app.

My natural tendency when faced with any problem is to find the most advanced, high tech solution. I guess in my mind, whatever is newest must be good right? But I’m glad I learned that is not always the truth.

Sometimes the most simple solution might get the job done. I look forward to applying this concept in my daily job from now on.

Tesco Orange Fruit Drink

In the last couple of months I’ve been picking up this Tesco brand orange fruit drink whenever I could find it.

It costs less than 5 ringgit per 1.5 litre bottle. The listed price is RM4.89 but they occasionally have discounts. That’s 20%-30% cheaper compared to other brands.

Last year there were some “orange juice” wars in the newspapers. Remember those ads claiming that they were the real “orange juice” while others were only “orange fruit drink”? Well this Tesco brand is obviously an orange fruit drink.

I have no illusions about this being healthy or natural. But it’s comparable in flavour and texture to Peel Fresh, with orange sacs included.

The Tesco near our home doesn’t seem to have them in stock anymore, I found these at a second Tesco store. They are not found in the refrigerated section. You need to look at the cordials / syrups aisle and keep your eyes on the bottom shelf.

They also have apple and blackcurrant juices. The apple juice is a bit too watered down for my liking. I haven’t tried the blackcurrant.