December 29, 2003

day of bad luck

life has highs & lows, but everyone wants no lows appeared

today quite sucks. 1st i went to mongkok to take new glasses. on the street, i stepped on a gum... then the shop said that the glasses doesn't come yet...

then went back to school to do the fyp. 1st i still don't use which slide should be used (shame)... then technician said time's up... but the worst thing was mixing the identity card... why? the card is used for the log-in card of the lab

December 28, 2003

macau trip

one sentence for macau: a china town with little portuguese feeling & it's fading, even faster to become normal china town than hong kong...

we left hong kong yesterday around noon. the ship is fast. it can run 60km range only in 1 hour . but the immgration is so slow in macau side. & this feeling cannot leave our mind in macau nearly. this may be the slow living style of portuguese & mainland chinese. then we went to the hotel (hotel royal) to check in. it said it is a five-star class but we think it is not repainted after it opened. then we went to 大三巴. this is a miracle of the god. it used to be a church. after three fires, only the front not burnt & it becomes the symbol of macau. then we ate lunch (actually tea, but size of lunch) at a restaurant on 大街. the restaurant cooked much better than hong kong's. no msg is added. the owner gave a lot of name cards to us and she wanted us to promote her shop. then we visited 新馬路, 十月初五街 (nothing so special) and then casino lisboa. we won the backgammon and lost some at the 老虎機. but we still won some. dinner was at a "portuguese" restaurant at old town of 氹仔. it's not very portuguese actually. only one or two dishes are special.

we took a free breakfast buffet at hotel in the next day morning. then we went to the motorsport & the wine museums. the museums can only accept macau pataca... and all staff are portuguese. they know only little cantonese/chinese. the motorsport museum is small but still has some good things. we got a free drink in the wine museum per adult. so we had red wine, white wine & rose wine. white one was the best, having more fruit taste and less liquor. then we went to 新馬路 again and sat inside a starbucks at 議事亭前地 after the lunch in a small restaurant. we sat there for over two hours lazily and bought the gifts. mon then said we went to a thai restaurant for our dinner. and we walked thru 筷子基, then we ate at 黑沙環. dad said 筷子基 changed a lot after he came to macau before stayed in hong kong about 2x years. after the dinner, we went to the fier and took a early ship back to hong kong

December 25, 2003

days before x'mas

merry x'mas to everyone

last sat: watched lord of the rings 3. i think it should be the winner of coming oscars. the worst is the last part, used too long time to tell the human age. btw anyone wanna see love actually?

sun: went to lego show. the fans made a big city by their own - it think the price of those lego is at least around HK$10,000 . the official sucks a bit, the main attraction is by the fans. they only sell some japanese made lego cutie stuff. i bought one, it is a key chain, costs me HK$40...

mon: back to school but only do very few things on fyp. asked a phd student about the elective selection. he suggested me not to take rf subject but i am now doing rf fyp!!! however rf subjects are not easy and one of the teachers always make mistakes on his exam papers... i really need to think which subjects i should take.

tue: mainland factories trip leaded by school chair professors. 3 factories were visited. 1st is LED display "COTCO" owned by GP group. the factory build LED for traffic lights, display boards... they owned one in seattle with over million LEDs. and they can fulfill the requirement of color by IBM and coca-cola!!! hk company is not weak. 2nd is wire factory. it builds every types of low frequency electric wires, from computer cables to UTP, STP. even sony uses their lines for their TV, PS2. 3rd and the last is ZTE, country owned communication factory. over 17000 staff with 75% of them owning at least bachelor degree. over 500 owing phd. they made from hand phones to base stations to soft switch... their products can compete with those big names.

yesterday: hair cut & change eye glasses

December 19, 2003

exam finished

exam is finished, good!

before exam, fever nearly kicked me. but lucky it's over. and i applied the intern engineering of cathay pacific. any chance? i really don't know. and during revision period, my dvd-rom & cd-rw drive are down...

1st subject is enginerring in society. one word for it, remember.

2nd subject is lan. that's funny, because the lecturer gave an extra 'lecture' just the night before the exam, and the questions in the tutorials and in this lecture are exactly the same as the exam. he even told us the keywords which will be asked in the exam. another subject requested the memory.

3rd is wireless communication. my supervisor's part is quite ok even i only got 24 marks in the test. but another part is not so good. cheap lecturer, he cheated us. we (even our top guys) replyed on his hints because his poor teaching.

last is microwave techique. his hints and the hand written paper allowed did help. but the level is a bit harder than last year. many including me didn't finish the whole paper...

today 1st installed a new cd-rw drive. then i got my passport. it's wasting time. the effiency is so slow. our government should not cut the budget... finally get some chinese medicine to make me fully recovered from fever.

i'm writing the application form of icac. haha, trial & trial

i have bought the fourth agatha christie's book, and it's the 1st poirot book, "the mysterious affair at styles". and this is the 1st time i bought thru online, it's fast & the price is just the same as bookshops. i bought theu online because i cannot find any copies of that editon in bookshops. But one thing you need to remember, please use your id card name in the mailing address, otherwise you will have a bit of trouble! that's my case. because i weren't in home, i need to take it @ post office but i used my 'nick' name for the posting address...

tommorrow i'm gonna watch lord of the ring 3 even i haven't seen others before. how about µL¶¡¹D3? no one wants to watch with me

next tuesday from 7:30am to 7:30pm i'm gonna join the trip arranged by microwave techique's lecturer to visit three companies in mainland. let's see how strong they are...

November 23, 2003

another photographing

today was another set of photographing. turtle, ray & 肥阮 were the key guys.

美亞only has very few dolls for us to choose, so we selected the one same as chris. sorry for that.

we took 63m to lingnan uni at around 12:4xpm. it is surrounded by high buildings (cityu is gonna like that). the budget is really lso ittle? maintenance is still working but some small lakes(pools) are not filled. we wasted a lot of time on eating at school restaurant. so we took not many photos then we went to bu. and we took few there and disband.

the next and last stop is gonnabe hku, should after the exam...

ball is thinking a camp on new year. will it happen?

November 16, 2003


today i needed to go back to school to have a test by my fyp supervisor. there are many people in the school to take graduation photos.

the test sucks, over 80% are calculation... even i knew how to calculate, but the result is wrong... damn...

i met samuel when i went back home. he just likes before. no big change

November 13, 2003

graduation day

today is the graduation day for all science & engineering students in my school (including jimmy, next year i will be), but is a bad day for me

i lost my pencil bag, which contains a calculator (over HK$1xx), some newly bought rubber, correction ink, pen... i also lost some fresh white paper at lab together. i thought there is a thief there...

dicky said the good day will come. i hope so, because the test of the course by my supervisor will be taken on Sun. i will miss my favourite macau gala motor race... btw, i will see him tomorrow to change my fyp project as he said last time.

November 03, 2003

graduation photo taking

actually dicky has said nearly all the things

it's a bit odd when joanne's boyfreind has come. we don't even spell his name!!! & he's a bit... i don't know how to say.

in my university, i even met a assocaite degree graduate (which i used to take that degree). she's a bit unlucky, some illness made her the graduation delay...

comparing three universities, mine is the smallest. but it's most comfortable (small & air-cond). even the toilets are the newest & cleanest... hahaha

we found out that maxim's has different strategies in different universities. in mine, it's a part of the canteen; in ust, it's a restaurant!

p.s. i forgot to put my student id card back to my wallet. so i can't login to library today...

i love dido's new album more. really need a long time to feel it. really don't know why hk singers can make so many albums/EP in a short time

October 31, 2003


today i just talked with my supervisor and he said what i'm doing now won't be any breakthough in technology. and i could only get pass if i still focus on it. he said i just improve the result and he will deliver another project so i can get higher marks. omg, what i have done is wasting my time???

i'm gonna busy from next week, tests, assignments, lab reports... until exam. no public holiday is at that period... the road is not easy...

the big four, agatha christine's book, is very hard to read compared with 'cat among the pigeons'. previously i saw bbc site saying that her per-WWII books are better post ones. i really believe that. poirot only appeared in 'cat' at late stage and did little. but in 'big four', he is the centre of the story, nearly every chapter has an investigation. and the words are much more difficult for me to read...

October 26, 2003

ocean park

yestreday night we went to the ocean park where it has a halloween party. there are tons of people. we have been in 2 ghost houses but they are so scary or big. a bit of disappointment. but we played mine rail which is goood although we have lined up for about 2 hours and missed ferris wheel and raging river...

after leaving ocean park, we went back to tsingyi to eat. btw the taxi driver packing us to hk station asked everythings from ocean park to mtr. he even didn't know what is the different between airport express and tung chung line.

thx everyone for the present. i really love them.

October 24, 2003


today is my birthday. thx everyone.

monday celebrated with university friends among 2 other whose birthday is on 22nd. my gift is a side bag.

maybe brithday gives me luck, thrusday a phd candidate helped my fyp project. finally i can realize what i'm doing. & supervisor didn't challege me.

i have finished the book: the french mistress was killed because she knew the 1st kill and wanted to raise some money from killer. poirot knew the princess in the school was fake. julia's mother's back and pointed out the killer. the killer wanted to kill her but miss chaddy got the bullet. the killer's head's secretary and she was a spy at wartime. she wanted the jewels. but she's not responsible to the 2nd kill. miss chaddy's the murderer for that kill. she's co-founder of the school and afraid the successor taking her school. finally the jewels had handed to the wife of the prince in the uk.

i have bought another agatha's book, the big four. i'm now watching it.

October 16, 2003

hk electronics fair

today is the last day of the fair and we got the ticket from one of my professors. we went to there after the lab. there was big, many things to see, but it's really not for the consumers. we saw some funny stuff. they are 2.4 GHz wireless speaker, and a 'fan' style LED display (they put LEDs on fan ~ no wind during turning, but the image can move even the LEDs' positions are changing). jimmy was there as a representative but i didn't notice. so i didn't find him.

then we took the ferry to tsim sha tsui. there are many foreigners which finished their jobs in the fair (i mean they are buyers) and take a look for the victoria harbour. after back on land, we played few rounds of electronic games before going back to school.

for the book: school nearly stopped functioning. julia found the jewels of the royal family. she felt danger and found the detective poirot to help her. head has chosen the successor. the french mistress was a bit strange.

October 10, 2003

luck day

today is the demo of our lego. luckily, we have finished & demostrated without errors. it's so good.

then drawing for the remaining of the lego project (actually onlt batteries). i got all brand new one (2 batteries) with probability of 25% (4 out of 16). this is the 1st time i got so good in the drawing.

@ lecture by my supervisor, nothing is happened to me. lucky

when i took bus to go back home from kwai hing mtr, this is the 1st time for me i saw miss leung (vice principal of my secondary school. now is the principal of the school near to me) after moving.

hk is gonna be cold, wind is blowing, rain is falling (worrying about tommorrow trip).

for the book, the content just seen: wanna ask one of pupil's mother (used to be spy @ wartime) to help, but she is in turkey. the princess has been kidnapped. another teacher is murdered.

October 08, 2003

i'm damned

i had a poor sleeping the night just gone, waked up extremely early but not very tired (hell)... then went to chinese restaurant to have tea with parents in kwai fong

then i went back school @ noon, made lego and did rf homework. i must damn those south asian foreigners for maintaining the lego. they didn't tell us to check the lego when they handed to us, so there are not enough motors, light sensors... they gave us black face when we complained. after that we found his head (another chair professor). maybe he gave them pressure & they found us in a polite way...

today i heard the talk about ielts. shit i can't get the email about this. but luckily my groupmates went & i followed (so stopped building lego for the moment). deadline is next weekend....

tmr i'm gonna find fyp supervisor for weekly report, but nothing really has done because of lego. i only find some details for some terms...

dido's life for rent is ok i think, but not as attractive as 1st album cos the style is similar... white flag likes here with me, which tv series roswell had used for theme song. i loved other songs, especially last two.

i have finished over half of the agatha christie's book. it says the head wanna find successor as she thought she's feeling dull, but hard to find. there was a murder killing sport mistress in sport house. maybe related to the jewels from prince as a relative (princess) is here. btw damn is not a dirty word, i saw it twice in the book.

October 05, 2003

dad service

today i had a service ordered by dad, that is computer maintenance for his friend's family. that is my 1st time to sit inside a mercedes. mercedes is much different compared with the japanese car i have sat. it's comfortable, fast & feeling safe: airbags, fast braking...

computer problem is very small, just worm welch. but the daughter has moved some files carelessly so i need to help her to use norton windoctor to tell windows the new location of programs. besides installed the anti-virus program... during that time, i discussed with her about jupas....

we ate dinner (火煱) together we drank beer, took a lot of food. i still feel stomach cannot handle them...:>

October 03, 2003

west day

today totally sucked...

all are during my fyp supervisor's lecture.

i bought a cup of coffee before the lesson in school. but god damned they've made it with too hot water (should be 70-80 degrees as i know for ordinary including starbucks coffee). to the guy familiar to the starbucks coffee, my mouth got boiled!!!!!! it's a bad indication.

later in the lesson i got picked out because i talked too much!!! but actually not... even i did talk a bit, the stupid guy next to me who did print notes always cross in front of me (i.e. lie over the table) to check another one notes. shit, shit, shit!!! my image is even worse in front of supervisor even i have asked him some useful questions about the lecture.
the story i have read in agatha christie's book until now: the prince & his english friend were dead. friend's sister family went back to england without knowledge of carrying prince's jewels. sister's daughter went to the school mentioned before. many know jewels were carried by sister family and used various methods to get back

next week is gonna be busy. lego design, fyp, lab, chair professor & supervisor's lecture homework...

October 02, 2003

poor image

today is my 1st weekly report to my fyp supervisor. i show him some graphs... but he asks me whether you really know what you are doing. i can only reply in a bad way... i need to prepare a list of Q&A before finding him.

in the lesson taught by chair professor, he said my vice principal had counted out that quantites of journals by our dept's (EE, CityUHK) professors are the 2nd of the world top 500 universites (by shanghai jiao tong university) just under UC Berkeley. another time to show him 吹水 techinque. haha

the story i have read in agatha christie's book until now: a revolution in middle east (how she knew that happens nowadays in 1959), the jewels of original royal family are taken to england by the prince's english friend's sister. & the school i mentioned before has accepted the princess from that country to study there.

October 01, 2003


not good, like the friend saw earlier than us

the story line just describes the background for the 1st movie. except the bloody screen, nothing special we saw that @ 10:15 in tsing yi, where the last one for yesterday. when it finished, time is 00:20!!! i just got the MTR to kwai hing and need to take a taxi back home... shit bus company
btw i think the trailer before the movie is attractive, it's a terrible film gonna be shown on halloween period. the story is about there are 7 people going to an amusement park own by ghosts after 14 years without people going...

September 30, 2003

Sheep's birthday

fyp has a bit improvement. i can make a v-slot now, not 2 separate slots. how can i tell the progress to supervisor, so small improvement.

i got dido's new album. i haven't listened yet. btw it is copyright protected & dido has planted trees to compensate CO2 made by the disc. useful or not, don't know.

we took dinner together for sheep's birthday. there are 11 friends. we gave him a chain as the present. we gave three times to him to guess what it is but he failed. ;) only 4 including me are still studying, we are older now. outside world is not easy & i'm lack of experience, so worry...

September 29, 2003

should i trust him?

today i wanna check whether Dido's new album is out or not @ hk records in festival walk, a kid about 4 or 5 came to ask me to lend the phone to me. i didn't do so & he still walked around outside hk records & esprit, no one cares him. should i do somthing for him???

then i met my schoolmates & went to golden computer shopping centre. he said many stores are occupied by company he worked in summer training (so strong). & he took me to look @ some mp3 players & lcd monitors. but i didn't buy any yet. they are not cheap.

i start reading the story book written by agatha christie. the background is about the opening of teh new academic year of the respective english girl school...

September 27, 2003

Information Day

my group finished the yesterday tutorial in an easy way. haha. no need to worry it in the coming few days

michelle branch comes to hk to perform. check this, but the time sucks, i need to take a test that night!!!!!! will she come earlier to perform with santana or santana will stay longer for guest appearance???

today is the information day of the school, i need to go back later to help. this is my last information day in the school. the day is form those who wanna study here for the undergraduate. what i work is giving leaflets, talking about the training scheme (badly i fail to train outside), but i'm very brave today for a shy man. haha

after that, i bought my 1st starbucks coffee after i've moved my home cos the new place is not convenience to go to the store to buy. btw i've finished reading the book of starbucks. actually that is the company type i want to work/create. loyal to standards built by themselves, good to employees, high creativity... before reading it, i don't think there's a big company in the world can do it.

i bought a book for the reading during my travel, it's cat among the pigeons by agatha christie. i had read her books in secondary for doing book reports. @ that time, i don't know she is so famous. how long i need to finish the book?

i'm now waiting dido new album, life for rent...

September 25, 2003

my 1st diary

1st is a record from radio CR2, very funny, ask me for the link to download (i can't post here)

my fyp supervisor, also the one of my courses teacher, ask my group to present a question on the tutorial (not fyp). how to give him a good image?

i'm seeing the book about starbucks... talk about it after finishing reading.

another course teacher (chair professor) teaches many hard to understand equations again... he always likes to 吹水... hell