Thursday, May 4, 2006

I'm back

At work.

My eyes hurt and I don't think staring at my PC helps much.

I've just finished ploughing my way through about 4.3 million emails, some of them were even work related.

My eyes are definitely healing but it is slower than I had hoped for. I will just wait and sit it out as I have little choice in the matter. I think the one thng I wasn't prepared for was just how hypersensitive they would be to bright light. When things are a bit dark they feel virtually normal but with a bit of light on them they water and become uncomfortable. Oh well, many people have far worse things to contend with and I am just one of the luckier ones.

I bought a copy of Londondstani yesterday and what I have read so far is rivetting, but it is hard work when I have to take my eyes off the page every few minutes to give them a rest. It is particularly fascinating to me as I know all the places very well and I have worked in Southall for the last 10 years, so feel quite familiar with many of the events.

Going through things like this makes me realise just what a huge proportion of my working time is PC based.

I'll do some more work now, but thank you to everyone who emailed me, phoned me and passed on their wishes.


Niroshan said...

I like your attitude (at least what I know of it). Being born and raised in England, the love and affection you have for Sri Lanka is very much aprreciated. All it takes for some Sri Lankan people to completely change their attitude,accent and what not, and become completely British, is to spend just one year in England! Funny really!
Keep up the good work and congrats on new vision!

Rhythmic Diaspora said...

Thank you very much for your kind words.

I do my best!

S said...

Hey R,

Just writing to say I bought Hari Kunzru's 'Transmission' yesterday. It's very good.

Fancy a book swap when you're done with 'Londonistan'?


Rhythmic Diaspora said...

Hey S,

No probs but my reading is about 30% of it's normal speed at the moment so I might be a while. Drop me an email at work if you can.