September 30, 2005
i found that the owner has lost some weight (good or not?). and the place is shared with a coffee shop while the price of products are much more expensive ($3.5 vs $20). can that part of shop can be supported by those customers who love the egg flogs?
p.s. chris patten may come back in november (to sell his new book?) and will go to that shop to taste the flog again.
and the point is mao co-operated with local hill thefts at that mount. the thing is just like a fiction written in ming dynasty (水滸傳). the difference is communists became the ruling power of china because imperial japan was too strong; nationalists were weak because of civil war; while in the fiction those thefts joined the government and were all dead when they are pushed into the front line by central government (sung dynasty was weak but invasion tribes were less danger than japan at that moment). so communists are thefts.
btw, the tv channel is owned by pro-communist businessman and the source of data is from one of the hinese owned newspapers.
i love this one better than the last (i put it into the shuffle already) but that's not the best i think (talk on corners should be the best). the song i don't like is old town while other fans love that. it was sung in the "unplugged" album and i don't like the background this time (just like "radio" in "in blue").
something strange is the other albums are published by atlantic records in the us while this one is by warner music uk. and i heard the album not yet sold in the states. what a waste if it's real because quite a lot of irish are living there like the president bill clinton and also the big celebration of st. patrick's day.
can this album be a big hit? those lovin' enya, traditional irish stuff and fans of the corrs is this album target. anymore then needs the magic of st. patrick. but their style changes a lot from every album which is hard to get more fans (seems they don't care).
so where can i get the 13th track legally in hk?
P.S. there seems to be no promotion in hk!
after another 10 - 15 min. i got picked up to the meetin' room and a guy just talked and talked with me. finally he thought i may be suitable and give my info to his supervisor to see whether that guy wanna see me in another interview.
left the office and took the tram before going home.
September 26, 2005
September 23, 2005
September 21, 2005
nearby is whampoa gourmet place, where is a centre of quality foods. we took our lunch at wing lai yuen. food is good without msg but the bill is not in normal range because some styles are quite expensive.
later on we walked a bit at whampoa and went to kwai fong to buy new glasses which located in a office floor. at there they can sell in cheaper value as the rent is cheaper. mom was gonna get her 1st presbyopia glasses and i replace my 2-year0old glasses in next week for a price cheaper than i got the current one with bonus sunglasses.
September 19, 2005
- too many sponsors: how come united airlines provided direct flight to that small unstable eastern europe country?
- i don't know whether poor porduction of local vcd version or used all budget to build that section of airport and paying actors' salary, computer graphic for oustide of the airport at night is so fake.
- tom hanks living place doesn't need to fix after so long time? then the management is a bit suck.
- there is no need to have the cast of catherine zeta jones. and that's impossible for her saying she looks so young because the conditions should make her older than actual age: dry conditioned air in planes and extra radiation at high level.
- how can that magazine tom hank's father keeping used that kind of paper especially in communist countries and in good condition?
but in total the film is better than excepted, at least tom hanks got his role. at least he's is better than another tom, tom cruise. just like in hk i think chow chun fat is better than andy lau (tom cruise looked much younger than andy lau). i will wait for his role in da vinci code.
September 17, 2005
they asked to stop sellin' the car! (cool i love it) and i wanna ask them to kick the manufacturer from IAA in frankfurt
September 16, 2005
the reason is i'm not familiar with the revelant standard even i did do some fan tests for manufacturers. but the company cannot afford any errors done for government projects and there are many workmates focusing on home appliances safety standards (supervisor requires everyone to know that standard but not everyone are focusing on it, i'm one of them).
btw, one of the manufacturers got the results in june (as i can remember) and gave us an improved sample to do a part of retests.
Ref: (searched in Google 新聞 香港版)
[2005-09-16] 8款掛牆風扇 高溫易起火
P.S. blog of note at blogger: dashboard gets many updates after google blog search has launched.
September 13, 2005
September 12, 2005
P.S. they don't have much luck on their business. it's a bit pity.
very simple song (a bit like big big world). & her video is hot (she's hot on tv too, like the o.c. & grey's anatomy)
james blunt - you're beautiful (lyrics)
special tune to sing. his video is a bit military feel. (his family has a serving history from middle age. he used to serve in kosovo). the lyrics says the thing common in this world.
daniel powter - bad day (lyrics)
attractive song. especially the video. starred with samaire armstrong (the best female teen in the o.c. in 1st season - finally shown in hk after 2 years in the us). when can i leave my bad days?
September 09, 2005
two people interviewed me. first is engineering director, a brit. another is technical sales manager, a chin.
first they asked about how much i know the company. then about the job (1st mistake i made, i forgot what was written on the job ad). then he talked a lot on the company (used to operate the office in singapore but now in hk) and the job description. after that they asked a lot on what i have done in former company and the projects at the school (i should know they will focus on my java project as this is a software company even the job needs not to write any programs). and also they asked a bit on radio engineering (i also forgot some even studied before getting into their office).
after background stuff, they asked how to handle a client if they cannot go to their portal. ah... i don't have this kind of experience. and finally they asked my mandarin ability (because taiwanese like to speak mandarin more but luckily mainland china is in separate operation region). i can listen but i cannot speak. they asked me whether anything missed but i don't know what they want me to tell...
it's around 30 min and then i found dicky to have lunch.
September 08, 2005
ipod nano: one word, cool! if it had come out earlier, i would buy it instead of shuffle. the only drawback is it needs a cable to connect to the computer. it's now sold in hong kong apple online store (with cases by apple for the first time).
quicktime 7 for win & itunes 5: quicktime 7 finally comes to windows environment. itunes 5 tunes a bit on shuffle and is with parental control. they are bundled into one setup file as usual with chinese traditional interface already (no need to wait taiwan apple to build another chinese version quicktime or itunes!).
itunes phone (rokr): jobs said this is a replacement for shuffle. no way please. it sucks. shuffle is much lighter and simpler. rokr is waited too long time to come out while other competitors have already got the market. and it just introduced the itunes layout but not with the click wheel! i think a better itunes phone should be in v3 layout (good design as well as click wheel) or e680 layout (so it can fight against 02). btw, it will be sold in hk soon as the site said. but itunes is not a magic if here doesn't have the itunes music store! that is an important key to win the other competitors.
(edit on Nov 10, 2005: finally motorola faces the truth rokr sucks and implies itunes into v3, v3i)
September 07, 2005
September 06, 2005
at first she (japanese) used english (no japanese accent) for the whole conversation. but later she told me she knew cantonese (very good). she said i need to smile which can break the ice. i said my skin problem may affect my hunting but she said this is not a matter and introduced me a chinese medical doctor (but i need to use lipstick).
now i need to search my dusty notes and get back my memory from the deep sea!
P.S. the client is actix (software maker for mobile network monitoring). they said if i can maintain my performance and well prepared (the engineering director will interview me), the chance is not small.