someone said very philosophically that the only thing that won't change is change itself.
it's so nice to remain in our comfort zone & dwell on what we are familiar with. but conform we must, to adapt to changes that invariably occur from time to time. for example, if things get expensive, we buy less or even stop buying altogether if possible. i remember the time not long ago when petrol costs RM2.80 a lit. we went on less outstation trips, & didn't travel when it was not necesssary. we even comtemplated installing a NGV tank in the car.
having been on the hypertensive pill coversyl for over a week, i developed a dry irritating cough, which sometimes happens. actually, i wasn't sure if the pill was the cause, or was it due to the sinus problem that was acting up again. that's when the secretions from the nose trickle backwards into the throat & irritate it, causing the cough.
anyway, discussed this with my cardiology colleague & decided to stop coversyl & start on cozaar instead. this is a totally different class of anti-hypertensives called angiotensin receptor blockers, or ARBs for short. so far, the cough has gotten less, but then my sinus problem has gotten better at the same time. so i still don't know for sure what the cause of the cough really was.
but i've also decided to have the recurrent sinus problem corrected surgically later this year, once & for all. is that a major (upcoming) change or what?
the other change in my life is the arrival of the altis. that's a toyota, by the way!
another round of adaptation here. with 50 horses LESS, 1-speed LESS, 4-airbags LESS & 4-CDs LESS in the changer compared to the old car, that's quite a bit of change to get used to. after having it for almost a week & having driven down to s'pore & back, i didn't miss the 50 horses, 4-airbags or less CDs in the changer one bit. but the 4-speed transmission did produce a constant grunt on the highway, something not noticeable with a 5-speed.
encountered 2 speed-traps on the way down. only time will tell if this reformed speed-demon has himself changed.
PS. did i also mention that my life is now also partially guided by GPS?? more about this later.