Madame Blossom's Book of Poems

Saturday, March 17, 2007

processing a question

My mind can get overworked. When I'm thinking of way too many things at the same time. And sometimes like the computer, it slows down the processes. (or the computer is like the mind?) Like, when too many programs are running in the background, your machine slows down.

I feel like that sometimes. Like yesterday as i walked into the meeting room, my boss asked me, "How is the EDI testing?"
I stopped, and I stared blankly at him for a while.

No, I was not stupid. Actually I was thinking.. let me break it down for you.

1 - I was thinking about the issues with the front end testing. So I had to "switch channel".

2 - Then I had to process the words he said.. E-D-I? Oh EDI. ok..

3 - But wait, there's 2 EDI testing.. so which one is he referring to?

4 - tried to remember if he last spoke to me about any EDI - ah yes,.the customs EDI just now.. testing it halfway.

5. - Ok, WHAT is the status of that testing?

6. - ah yes.. i finished it.. but something is missing.. now what was it..

7 - Oh yes, one of the issues cannot be resolved.. pending my boss reply.

8 - The answer to that question is : "done, pending 1 issue from you."

That simple question/answer, took me about 4-5 secs to process.

So tired, my mind was.

Yeap.. that is considered slow.. 4-5 secs to process. Isn't our mind amazing..Subhanallah. so much information can be processed without you even realizing it. In a matter of secs, or even less than that, information can be retrieved from your brain. e.g. questions like 'have you eaten?'

Did you know that a simple question like 'are you happy' is actually very complex, that even computers cannot be programmed to answer. It involves too many things, the heart, the mind, the spirit, the iman - the computer cannot grasps all that.
Actually it's the man who program computers kan.. so men have not reached that level of intelligence yet - to be able to do so.
- illa masyaAllah. (unless God allows it to happen).

وَجَعَلَ لَكُمُ السَّمْعَ وَالْأَبْصَارَ وَالْأَفْئِدَةَ قَلِيلًا مَّا تَشْكُرُونَ
And He gave you (the faculties of) hearing and sight and feeling (and understanding): little thanks do ye give!
AlQuran - As Sajdah 32:9

It's saturday. And i have to work.
And I am not too excited about it.
I'm looking forward to spending time with the family later at the beach. And taking photos!
yes.. photos coming soon, insyaAllah.


Zee Dva said...

Yeah, I know the feeling when you have to work on Sats. My sympathy with you darling. Consider this as amanah, and you will feel better whenever you have ot work Sats (err.. at least a little bit better lah)...

Azer Mantessa said...

I wish I cud do parallel thinking.

blossom said...


I'll feel better about it, when I claim the half day off on a weekday. In fact I'll feel so good about it!

I can help. =D

AM said...

bestnye photos.

looking forward!

Freak & Geek said...

such a nice feeling... start off hectic day at work and finish it by spending time by the beach..


Freak & Geek said...


at the beach


blossom said...


I got overdue photos pun.. :p

Yes, actually it was nice.. made me forget that I worked that day.