Archive for May, 2007

Surface

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

microsoft surfaceLooks like this is going to be the talk of the town for a while. Microsoft just announced Surface.

Honestly, it’s interesting to see how this technology finally has some seemingly-promising applications: sharing photos and music by dragging and dropping with your fingers, comparing products by placing them on the table, ordering and separating checks at restaurants.

A few years ago, I saw a clip of this touch-screen technology of some guy demonstrating photo applications at NYU. I suppose he sold it to Microsoft and now Bill Gates acts all cool and hip and innovate and what not about it.

Also, watch Bill Gates showing off his table, in case you care. (Gizmodo)

Visual prototype

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

I found this picture somewhere on my drive. It’s the first “visual prototype” of my thesis. It’s kinda freaky in a sense.
Visual model

Boys in the sun

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

My friend Ong finally caught up with the fun of blogging. He just launched a blog that posts photos of cute boys in the city: Boys in the sun. You can see some of his previous pictures on his Mac homepage.
boys under the sun

Great for j-walking

Friday, May 25th, 2007

Recently I saw a picture taken from a street in Hong Kong. Store owners on the street set up “steps” on the fences (long fences that are set up to prevent people from j-walking) so that they can jump across and j-walk to “save time”. Fence step

Allergy diary

Friday, May 25th, 2007

I am still have some allergy, though it’s rather minor. Itchy eyes have been gone completely. I sneeze in the moring, I have stuffy nose most of the day, and a little bit of cough. My neck is still stragely itchy — the skin, not inside. Meanwhile, everyone around doesn’t have allergy anymore. Poor me.

Allergy diary

Friday, May 18th, 2007

Nothing has really improved. My nose is still stuffed up most of the time, and drippy. I have been coughing a lot. I have to use inhaler once in a while. How come everyone around me says that their allergy has been better since last week? How come it’s everyone but me!?

Stove-top espresso maker and steamer

Friday, May 18th, 2007

Stove-top espresso maker and steamer
A session of manual cappuccino making at home one weekend involved a stove-top espersso maker (on left) and a steamer (on right). It was a lot of fun. I just love the process, honestly, the coffee comes second.

Chinglish

Monday, May 14th, 2007

Need I say more? Enjoy!

Primary school

Monday, May 14th, 2007

sfa now
A friend from primary school (elementary school) sent around some pictures she took with her camera phone as she strolled around the school. Wow, the school definitely looks much more modern now than it used to be, but I think it loses some of the simplicity and modesty.
See some recent pictures of my primary school

Stuffy nose

Monday, May 14th, 2007

Nope, it’s not over just yet. For the last couple of days, my nose has been really stuffed up. It’s dripping uncontrollably. My throat and eyes itch (as usual). This has been going on for more than 2 weeks now and none of the medication seems to help. When is it going to be over? Damn you histamine.