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...