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Ten is the magic number

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

10 years. 10 iPods that I’ve owned, in the counting. I think. A little crazy, I suppose.

1. iPod 2nd Generation
2. iPod mini 1st Generation
3. iPod Shuffle 1st Generation
4. iPod Photo
5. iPod Video
6. iPod Video Black (again!?)
7. iPod nano 1st Generation
8. iPod Shuffle 3rd Generation
9. iPod Classic
10. iPod touch 2nd Generation

Via Gizmodo

Do I still need to blog here?

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

With facebook and twitter and all that?

R.I.P. Mr. Ades

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

On December 18 last year, we went to a restaurant for dinner in the village, we eaves-dropped, trying to figure out who the party sitting next to us were: they were celebrating this familiar-looking older guy’s birthday. We knew he’s the guy we see around the city selling potato peelers, and the guy, who was obviously very interested in him, has to be a writer.

On the way home, we were extremely obsessed and tried Googling their names on the phone. And voila, we were right: writer Howard Kaplan was celebrating Joe Ades’ birthday that evening. It was Kaplan who wrote the article about Joe Ades’ amazing story for Vanity Fair.

Last Sunday, Joe Ades passed away. Obviously I don’t know Mr. Ades, I haven’t even bought a potato peeler from him. I might have seen him a few times in my years living in New York. Nonetheless, I feel sad. Sad because knowing I was right behind him when he celebrated his last birthday not even 2 months ago. And he seemed really contented that evening.

Oink oink

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

Hong Kong-born and -raised Arthur Leung won third prize at this years The Edwin Morgan International Poetry Competition in Glasglow, with his What the Pig Mama Says. Read on…

What the Pig Mama Says

The pupoh stopped to cheer. Leklek
was took away. He was mine biggest boy.
A good heart. Saved the best for Yenyen
and Hokhok. His-self eating leftovers.
I cried I cried. Not knew the bastang
took him where. Gokgou told me was hell.

We ate much as we liked. The white fence
put us safe safe. Always we talked, cheered.
The pupoh liked to play with Hokhok.
Mine little boy talked to them sweet.
He knew how make make community.
But Hokhok too was took away by same

same bastang they took Leklek before.
Mine only girl Yenyen too sad to see
her little brother went. She kept quiet
everydays think think. I begged the bastang
not took mine boy. They not understood.
Heard only something like “pok is good”.

The pupoh talked little little. Yenyen
stopped to eat. She said, “No Hokhok play
wis me
!” I sorry sorry for her. The bastang
came to take Yenyen. I saw her away.
I not cried. Maybe it better for Yenyen.
She will stop to think. No more think.

No more think think. Maybe I say
too much. Who is listening to my story?

Our dear Zelma Berstein is running…

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

You might have gotten this hear and there…

Bold move

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

While the heat wave is on it’s 4th day here in New York, heading towards its end in another day (hopefully), I decided to take a bold move last night — I slept without the a/c on, yeah, the unthinkable!!! I laid open my sleeping bag on the floor, put a sheet on top, and slept with the fan on and windows open, naked.

Well it’s true that I haven’t stopped sweating throughout the night, and when I got up this morning, it was hot. The morning sun was boiling hot. But the truth is, it wasn’t that bad. The fan was cooling, so it was hot but definitely not unbearably hot. As a bonus I didn’t have to walk out of the cold room in the morning and get into the heat — I hate that feeling. It was hot all along! There was no drastic change of temperature for me. I always thought it would be easier for me the handle the heat if I can get used it a bit more by minimizing my a/c usage.

One thing that I couldn’t avoid is the a/c at work. I have to stay with it for a good portion of the day, but it’s also the hottest hours of the day, so perhaps it’s not that bad afterall.

Is it Spring?

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

Spring started on the March 20th, the Vernal Equinox, and finally today it felt like Spring.

I got to get outside during lunch, and ate my falafel sandwich (from the Halal cart) under the sun. The sun was warm, but not too hot; I sweated a little bit under my sweater and it felt really good. I love this time of the year, when I can really get to enjoy the sun without being annoyed by the sweat. I hate the summer sun, which is always too hot for me.

Gorgeous new coins

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

Royal mint 2
The new design of the British coins is just brilliant, and I think it’s gorgeous. The Shield of the Royal Arms is spread among the 6 coins (1p to 50p) with the £1 coin showing the entire shield.

New royal coins 1

To read more about the new coins from The Royal Mint.

Yogi is 10 lbs!

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

yogi compressed
After 1 month of non-stop eating (he eats so much), despite the diarrhea (which he is still having daily), Yogi has grown to 10lbs! When he first arrived at the beginning of last month, he was 9lbs! Hopefully his diarrhea will clear up soon (he just visited the vet today) and gain more weight before he turns 1!

Way to go Yogi boy!

Elaborate toilet carpeting

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

covering the toilet bowl
I mind taking a dump outside my toilet at home. I absolutely hate it. But sometimes I do have to do it outside, and the only place that I can really do it is at the office toilet. Even if I take a dump in the office toilet, I absolutely have to cover the toilet seat with toilet paper. No matter how badly I have to go, I have to put down the protection first.

Someone has left his toilet carpeting on the seat the other day, without taking a crap (I suppose). His elaborate and complicated carpeting really topped mine. Kudos!