then providence moves too

Came across this quote recently. And it resonated with me.

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too.

– W. H. Murray, from The Scottish Himalayan Expedition (1951)

steve jobs by walter isaacson

I finished the book!

I cheated. I didn’t read the entire book. I had it read to me. Spent many commutes listening to the audiobook (which I bought on iTunes). I own the book too. It served as a good reference when I wanted to look up certain paragraphs from the audiobook.

I think it’s a good read and like to believe he achieved his goal of building a lasting company in Apple.

building the Enterprise

Building the Enterprise

Staying true to my new year’s resolution, I wanted some creative stimuli. So, I started another model. This time, another ship. Another because I built the Yamato almost 4 years back. That brought back alot of memories.

Anyway, this time I thought of building an American ship. Also from the waterline series. The Big E. The older Big E. This is one ship with history. I’ve always thought of building the current Enterprise (CVN-65), but the model kit is of a larger scale and I didn’t have room for it. Well, maybe after this one I can reconsider.

I lost a search lamp when putting it together. The pieces are tiny!

A few more steps left to complete the model; painting the planes she carries is going to be an eye squinting experience!

the adventures of sherlock holmes

the open track

The first book I’ve finished reading this year. An old classic. But nevertheless, it was a good read. I’m quite impressed with myself. ^^. I spent my commute on reading the book on my iPad mini. Those are two great feats of accomplishment.

1) Time during commute was spent reading. Not taking a nap, surfing the net, following up with friends on facebook etc.
2) I read it on my iPad mini! I didn’t spend the time playing games. ^^

Slowly working towards my new year’s resolution. Let’s see how long I’ll take to finish my next book!

adventures in Japan and other short stories