Grab me a ccGenie now!

by mott on April 21, 2014

Every year, I seem to think my life is busy. And every year, it gets busier. For some unbeknown reason, I seem to enjoy piling up things on top of each other. I seem to enjoy taking up the challenge of adding more to my day.

I seem to be not of sound mind.


And here’s the thing… I don’t have alot of email address. I should, right? But I have always felt that if I had more than 2 mind would just go bust with all the emails flying around. So, I keep with just two. And yet…. the emails just piled up. First email has 5172 unread emails. Second email has.. *drumroll please* .let’s have a look right now.. . wow.. ok. did not expect this… 10,333 emails, and counting.

Officially, crazy.

It’s not that I’m a serial email address leaver.. I don’t like leaving my emails in contact lists and all, but yet… I have never found the time to open all these emails and worse yet, I have never had the time to organise my emails.

Here’s what I do:

1) Mom – so, I am the gardener, cook, cleaner, driver, seamstress, homework aider, last minute whatevermaker,

2) Volunteer – in 2 different organisations and in 3 different roles.

3) Work – in 2 different sub-industries

4) Wife – ahem.

As it is.. sometimes, I find it hard to remember who I really am.

In comes a ccGenie, where it’s supposed to make my life easier by coordinating my emails (aka digital life) according to the different roles I play.

I do get emails from all kinds. My bosses. My customers. My friends. and then.. all those spam, but gorgeous shopping type spam that I need to check out, so that my eyes get a bit of retail therapy.

So, I’ve signed up with ccGenie, and I liked the layout. Especially the “Conversations”. In most cases, I dread clicking onto the “expand” link as a whole string of emails will appear. But with the “Conversations”, it’s all laid out without the email headings – very conversational-like. Hee hee…

Also, seems easier to locate documents that have been attached to mails. Thanks to the document folder that is clearly marked for me to see.

Now.. I’ve gotten a short tour of it.. I am trialing it with bosses. They are always using social media to keep in contact with me, and asking if I have emailed bla bla bla..hopefully, with this, they’ll be able to see my ‘private’ notes about the behind the scenes work done for customers.. y’know so, we don’t confuse ourselves, with the different pricing strategies that we have right now!

A couple of things that crossed my mind. One of which is how can I uninvited someone…  Especially those on a short term project. I won’t need to deal with them anymore… so, how do I GET RID OF THEM, without them feeling hurt about it. It’s all so sensitive nowadays with technology. Unfortunately, technology doesn’t come with feelings, so anything I do or say on a technological platform, have hurt some feelings. ouch.

The other thing I will have to figure out is, does ccGenie do laundry and cook. hah… too much to ask?

Other than that, it seems pretty straightforward. We’ve hooked up with both the bosses, and it seems to be working really well. Everyone seems to be on board and not criss crossing each other with duplicate and sometimes confusing messages.

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Do you have FOMO?

by mott on April 12, 2014

Who here has FOMO, which stands for Fear Of Missing Out?

Here’s how you know you have FOMO :

1) You constantly scrutinize your friends walls on facebook, checking if they had gone out without you. Woe is them.

2) You constantly check on whatsapp… what’s going on with the friends around you. Woe is them who did not invite you.

3) If you don’t get a reply from your friends, you start stalking them. In a nice way. Woe.

4) If they still don’t respond to you, because you think they are having a ball out there without you, you start getting creepy and crazy-stalk them. Woe is you.

5) You stand back for a minute and think… if you’re doing too much already, but decide you’re not. Woe woe woe.


Please.. please, understand that sometimes, you need to take a break and you can’t dip your fingers everywhere. Just enjoy that peace and quiet that comes so rarely in your life.

Take it. Enjoy it. Breathe it. That’s it.

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