Archive for April, 2004


Wednesday, April 28th, 2004

While making the tuna pasta salad last night, I cut my left thumb while chopping the green peppers. Ouch. It was oh so expected. I knew this is going to happen one of these days. This is the third time I have cut my left thumb. Soon it’s going to fall off. (God forbid.)

I was 13 when it was the first time. When I was working on an art project for school, I cut my thumb while pulling the cutter knife down. Ouch. Since then I have been very concious about not cutting my thumb. Obviously it didn’t help. The second time was kitchen-related and it was around last year. And then, I cut my poor thumb again last night. My left hand has always been cut. I also have a big scar on my palm, which was a constant reminder how my nelophobia (or hyelophobia/hyalophobia). In case you wonder, it means the fear of glass.

Bored? Pop Me!

Wednesday, April 28th, 2004

Pop the bubble wrap, this piece is done simply but lots of fun. How brilliant. Link courtesy of e.ku. (And have a very safe and fabulous trip, e.ku!)

Sad Day for Hong Kong

Monday, April 26th, 2004

From NPR: China Rules Out Direct Elections in Hong Kong. There will no free elections in Hong Kong in 2007. Hong Kong residents will not be able to elect their Chief Executive in 2007. I have not been following the development of the negotiation, but I have read it here and there. When M. told me about this just now, I feel really sad. I feel so sad that I think I am going to cry. Not having the right is one thing, but being told that you don’t have the right is another. “You may not hold free elections in 2007.” It sounds very harsh. It saddens me. I never realized how much power it was to elect your own leader. I never really cared, until you were told that you do not have the rights. When Hong Kong was led by the colonial government and the appointed ones, and when the Chief Executive was installed by the Chinese government, it was all so like by default. Today, when you’re told that you may not hold free elections in 2007, it sounds really pathetic. Hong Kong “will be allowed to make gradual changes to its electoral process,” how long is it going to take before we have our own free and direction elections? Are we not ready yet? Hong Kong will never be told as ready, we’ll just have to do it, and make it happen.

How do we take pictures?

Thursday, April 22nd, 2004

O. has posted some hilarious pictures illustrating how Chinese people take snapshots. Oh I am pretty sure he did not take them. And, I found no reason to be PC here. (I wouldn’t be surprised to know that I do that too.)

Customize! Customize! Customize!

Tuesday, April 20th, 2004

Oh, how fun it is to customize the display of my new Sony Ericsson T610. I created a theme, and it’s pretty! This phone has a high level of customization which I am so amazed by it: not only colors and wallpapers, but also the outlook of the entire interface. It’s a little tricky to understand how different components work together at first, but once I grasped the idea, it’s very straightforward. Fun customizing! I am more than willing to share it.

Google Me

Thursday, April 15th, 2004

M. searched for the term “red text” on Google and this blog returned first on the list of results. It amazed me how quick this blog has such a high rating on Google already. “Red text” is such a general term. I guess I should try to see whether I can use this blog to leverage the search term “little rabbit” for my little rabbit site.

Wednesday, April 14th, 2004

O. sent me the link, they have some really interesting videos there. The Wok Boarding video is pretty funny. The reason that I have to blog this is beccause we assume that this site are originated from Hong Kong. The pedestrian escalators featured in Wok Boarding is located in Hong Kong. (It makes me want to try that.) And that “chiseen” in Cantonese means CRAZY, it literally means that your nerves got stuck together. And yes, you’re “chiseen”.

And definitely don’t miss SARS Attacks!. So satirical, so gut-wrenchingly hilarious. Poor HK folks, they seem so helpless—not under the misery of SARS, but the mockery of the host! Can you see the relationship here?

Come Fly With Me

Sunday, April 4th, 2004

Thanks to the extra tickets V. gave us, we got to see Pam Ann’s “Come Fly With Me” at the “New Pam Ann Building.” She (I am not sure whether she is in drag or a real woman) is hilarious. She was very physical, which attributed to her power in making the crowd crazy. She was good at prolonging, thus creating an intense atmosphere—with an extremely simple idea. I laugh so hard to headaches. What a great show.

Music Update

Thursday, April 1st, 2004

I stopped by the record store today to kill time. Looked over all the vinyls and I was so tempted to start all over again collecting vinyls. I never really really played with vinyls, but as we are all into “retro” these days, it sounds like a potential lame fun. Then I wandered around the world section, and was trying to find Etienne Daho, they don’t have any. And then I remembered, I have always wanted to have this album… MC Solaar is so damn awesome!