Sunday, June 29, 2008

Linked from Tony's blog

When I was browsing people's blogs yesterday, I suddenly noticed that Tony (渣估) put a link to my blog from his blog:

Image from 追揸沽

It may not be anything significant to you, but it's the first time my blog ever get linked from another website! Well, I get a link from Tina's blog too but that's because she's my friend.

Yeah I know Tony has a very long list of links to other people's blogs. Still, it lets me feel that what I write here has a value to others, somewhat.

Thank you Tony! :)

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Get two free tacos at Jack in the Box tomorrow

Just heard this deal from my friend

Image from Jack in the Box

You can get the two free tacos with any gas receipt. Nice huh? :)

Free Chocolate Fondue for two at The Melting Pot

If you would like to try out The Melting Pot, you can get a free chocolate fondue for two by joining their Club Fondue. Well, it's not completely free; you'll have to buy a combination dinner for two or any four-course feature, but it's still a pretty good deal.

Wondering how the chocolate fondue looks? Here you go:

The chocolate pot

A platter with strawberries, bananas, cheesecake,
marshmallows, pound cake and brownies

It'd be great if other kind of fruits like honeydew and cantaloupe can be served since the brownies are a little bit too sweet. Overall, however, it's still very tasty :)

Saturday, June 21, 2008

The feather that begins and ends Forrest Gump

These two scenes are still among the most memorable moments in all the movies I've ever seen before. Really lovely piano. I shall learn it someday..

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


This is one of the most idiotic things I've ever done...

One day, I was playing with this new Samsung cell phone. I inserted the SIM card inside it but for some reason it kept rebooting. So, I took the SIM card out and tried to follow the instructions on some website to "unlock" the phone. After trying quite some codes and the phone still didn't work.

"Damn, how can cell phones be still so hard to use in the 21st century??" I complained.

Being so frustrated and helpless, suddenly I noticed this SOS thing at the lower right corner of the screen.

"SOS... SOS = help right? Let's press the button to see if someone from Samsung will tell me how to unlock the phone..."

"Hello, 911."

"911??? Oh sorry I didn't mean to call 911.."

"Are you sure? We are here to help you." The operator said in a way as if I was being threatened by somebody with a gun.

"No, I'm fine, really. I'm sorry about that..."

Man, how on earth would I think that SOS will connect me to Samsung??? (O___O )

Sunday, June 15, 2008

You are too sensitive, or, are you?

Saw Yun's post yesterday and it makes me think of the question:

How do you decide whether a person is too sensitive to something?

As you can read from my comment on Yun's post, I think that it is very difficult to decide without bias.

Many people are born with various kind of allergies and phobias. To name a few, some people are allergic to seafood, some are allergic to weather; some are scared to death when they are trapped in an elevator and some think that spiders are as scary as monsters.

We are much more forgiving in these situations because we know the causes of these symptoms and we know that they don't have a choice.

Sometimes our friends are sensitive to things that we deem very normal and we think that they are just too sensitive.

Is that so?

While the causes of allergies and phobias are physiological, sensitivities usually have psychological roots.

For example, if you break up with your lover at some chained restaurant, you may never want to go to any of them again. It is very normal for you to do that but you friends will find it hard to understand if they don't know the story behind it.

And the thing is, we, naturally, seldom want to tell people about our sad stories because we don't want the bad feelings to come back. To my mind, this is one of the reasons why they are so many misunderstandings in our world.

My high school friend once said

"Everybody has a story."

Next time you find your friend's sensitivity hard to understand, attribute it to a story behind his/her back. Maybe you never have a chance to know what the story is but it would make it easier for you to forgive :)

Related post: Do you really see the reality?

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Producing VS Consuming

An idea struck me recently:

Successful people derive happiness primarily from producing things people value. Normal people derive happiness primarily from consuming things produced by the successful people.

If this is true, the thought of becoming successful (or, simply, rich as in most people's definition) so that you can consume the things you dream about all the time (big house, nice cars, great food, vacation, etc) will never work out since it's a wrong mindset from the beginning.

Looking around, you'd notice that many people always think about what to consume. Their full-time work? That's a means to an end: earning their salaries to consume. Not enough cash? Credit cards come to help consuming more than you can afford.

That's probably why there's a LOT more normal people than the successful ones in this world :P

Friday, June 6, 2008

Party Animal (派對動物) - Cookies

This is perhaps the only song from Cookies that I like (well I don't really know their songs). The choreography really matches the song nicely :)

Sunday, June 1, 2008

$40 coupon for digital to analog TV converter box

I'm sure many of you already know that on 2/17/2009 there will be no more TV broadcasting in analog. However, some of my friends don't know that one can get a $40 coupon to buy a digital to analog TV converter box. If you
  • Do not have pay TV service like cable and DIRECTV
  • Plan to keep using your old analog TV
then you should go get the $40 coupon and buy a converter box. You can apply for a coupon at

Hope this helps :)