Friday, November 7, 2008

Handling the big jets



Time to study again, I was never a person to study hard. This will be the toughest era of my life.

Glide


I wanna be I wanna be I wanna be just like a melody
just like a simple sound like in harmony

I wanna be I wanna be I wanna be just like the sky
just fly so far away to another place

To be away from all, to be one of everything

I wanna be I wanna be I wanna be just like the wind
just flowing in the air through an open space

I wanna be I wanna be I wanna be just like the sky
just fly so far away to another place

I wanna be I wanna be I wanna be just like the sea
just swaying in the water so to be at ease

To be away from all, to be one, of everything

I wanna be I wanna be I wanna be just like a melody
just like a simple sound like in harmony

Friday, October 10, 2008

And the debt clock says, "Time to kiss your future goodbye"


The National Debt Clock is shown near Times Square in New York. The clock has run out of digits to record the growing figure. As a temporary fix, the dollar sign has been switched to a figure--the "1" in $10 trillion. The clock is marking the current national debt at about $10.2 trillion.

President Bush said, "That means we'll never owe more than that, right?"

via link

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Debussy's Clair de Lune



Debussy's Clair de Lune into a visual approach. This is simple technology, This is art. What was called "Melody Shape" has never been shown more clearly.

I love this song, and i can listen to it non-stop.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

The Great Celebration of the Dying

Let us celebrate the dying of the blog life - together with xanga - damn you, Facebook!

Even with your new interface you are still full of shit and time-wasting features - and you are still a complete dungeon for me to wander about. Why such an un-user friendly interface would become the most popular of all in just 2 years?

I still get lost in Facebook's new interface - althought at least i have a little clue of where i am instead of punching my monitor and throwing around my keyboard and biting my fingers off to figure out what i am looking at.

Thanks to the mass emails Facebook sent to my email account now i deactivated facebook's email notification service. No more email from my Facebook. No more application invitation. My friends, if you want to talk to me, call me. Write me an email. If you want to say something, Call me directly.

What am i bitching about? Facebook brought me into contact ( i would rather say, indirectly related) to my old lost friends. I added them into my friends list (again?) but i never really talk to them. what should i do? invite them to 古惑仔online?

The only good thing is that I can use facebook's album to check out my friend's latest pictures, no matter if they want it or not, they were tagged by other friends with their mouth-opening / eye closing / tummy protruding shots with their name on the pictures.

Blogspot, my friend who never send me email to let me know your existence, I am sorry, I ignored you for long. Yes, now i log in to Facebook 10 times a week instead of 2 times a month.

For all the people including me who had forgotten blogspot, I apologize, you are still better.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Wednesday Photo Workshop

My lovely colleague, Florian Schueppel, is a good kick-ass photographer. we are kicking each other's asses, now each week on wednesday we have to shoot some projects. with our boss's equipments. (for free of course) and we have the boss's son, Cecil, to be the perfect model. (free as well)

it will be all good. Imagine in 1 year we will have around 50 projects. and they will be our portfolios. the model will be our friends, and they get great pics. our boss will have 2 better skilled assistants, more enthusiastic into photography. most of all, everyone have lots of fun with the pictures. In the end, EVERYONE WINS.

cant wait for the pictures...

DoCoMo 2.0 奇跡の出会い編



This is too good. i have to post it in here as well. i have never seen anything like this in recent years. i have watched it many times.

editing, shot arrangement, dialog, camera, directing, mise-en-scene, art direction, costume, story line, everything perfect.

acting.... so good, so good, sooooo exaggerated, still look natural, japanese style.
everyone are wonderful.

imagine how much work has to be done when you have just 1 camera. then you know how good it is.

thanks Gung for the info!

Csárdás



Christian Lindberg - Csárdás
If music cannot entertain, what is it?




this kid is good. though quite some mistakes, still amazing.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Basketball until 22:30

one good thing about living in higher altitude is that you enjoy lots of sunshine during the summer. sun comes out at 5, and goes down at 10:30. complete darkness at 11:00. this picture was taken at 10:30pm, and i was just finished my final 3 point shoot.

i forced myself to play basketball, and i force myself cannot leave without a certain number of scores, plus a perfect 3 pointer jump shot at the end. time to move my ass.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Such a beautiful day

Today i went out the garden and the field became like this! WUNDERBAR!

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Remote Cooking Tutorial

Mum is teaching me how to cook MUMMY STYLE FRIED RICE over the internet...

It's Pineapple + Onion + Sausage + Egg. Not very good looking, i forgot the vegetable and the raisin. however, it tastes exactly like mummy food (under her supervision).

I miss her. i miss my family.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Homesick Medicine

KFC!
yeah, i know, they exists everywhere. but. remember, in here, it is 3 times more expensive!

European Football Experience 2

2nd time watching Schalke04. this time in Hamburg. again, i got a free ticket. (of course it is expensive but i got the seat for free) Schalke04 vs Hamburg HSV!

people here look much nicer than last time. people here are more rich and well dressed.

look. people just pee like that on the way to the stadium.

European football fans sometimes can be dangerous. all police dressed like this. and there were alot.

Schalke fans here are minor group, however they are strong and might be hooligans (the violant fans) on the right hand side, there were a whole line of police walking with them!!!

Intense!!!

Friday, April 18, 2008

where to go?

I was totally stressed about my future. i was so worried, that i cannot enjoy my life.

"Your future is not for you to think..... let TODAY leads you to a better place you have never thought about. ....Otherwise, your future will ruin your day!"

"i just drift along, just drift along this river of time, wherever it takes me to, i go."

Friday, February 15, 2008

Beautiful Weekend



I was such a nice sunday. me and Ivo went out to ride bicycles near our home. we have driven for around 15 KMs and it was just enjoyable. but, all the other days we only have shit weather.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Blonde girl sleeping in my room!

Tonight some of the relative came and there is a blonde girl sleeping in my room.... she hugger me and kissed me! NAKED! my dream come true!!!!!

..... not quite.... there is also a naked boy as well! they had to sleep at 20:30 and... they woke up at 6:30 and jumping on my bed up and down forcing me to wake up ! aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa...

i don't know why they have to sleep naked... they are lovely childrens. but when it comes to sleeping and playing, they are always the boss. and they have unlimited energy to make sure you are frustrated...

Friday, February 8, 2008

First European Football Experience


I went with the host family to the Veltin Arena in Gensenkirchen in Germany. Watch Schalke04 versus Basel. the stadium is magnificent! the game was boring.

i have seen so many ugly german peoples here. to be honest and polite, they are ugly. you won't believe me until you are here.

in the end of this game, there was a player from the Schalke04 had to leave the club, so all of us had a farewell... we played firework inside the stadium, and everyone singing songs! so amazing!

Grandma's Dumplings

Grandma is not making dumpling this year. I am her only fan I think? since I am not with her now. No one eat them anymore. I miss my grandma.

Global Warming

I eat so much german food mainly potatoes and breads made from potatoes. and cheese / cream. that makes me want to fart alot. Fart is consists of alot of chemicals like :
Some of these gases are green house gas. ask your chemical teacher which is which. I fart a lot, I become part of the suspect of global warming.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Very special German food!

Special Soup made of Eggs and Parmesan cheese and some other things! wow cool! they have bits inside that we can chew!

Rice-Milk, or Milk Rice! they are cooked together with milk and sugar. when we eat. we put some boiled butter into it, and we can put some peach slides. wow. can't imagine. quite tasty for a no-milk person like me!

Dinner Alone

I made this rice - Chinese Salami with rice, with baby cabbage! cooking alone tonight. TASTY!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Monthly Spending

This must have been a record. I have stayed at home - worked and lived inside without the need to buy anything and go anywhere. i have not spend anything since 13 days. this is a record of all my life i think since 12 years old.

Honestly, working in a big house and sleep here where u have all the food supply and everything, what do u need to spend? i am not a night life person... and i don't really drinks. If i really earn alot i might have saved alot of money. Too bad that i am only a volunteer right now and taking a minimum salary like pocket money. so this is good. at least i can buy myself a nice antique camera from ebay.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Distance to you, Hong Kong!

To all of you reading this from Hong Kong, i am now more than 8900 KMs away from you. If i am loud enough, i scream HELLO HONG KONG PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 恭喜發財!!!!!! then it will take 26245 seconds for the sound to travel to you. that means 7 hours and 17 minutes for you to hear that. it's that far.

Don't look in the map. it's longer. i used the google earth to calculate which is shorter on the globe on the straight line. This is calculated on sea level on an imaginery straight line, which is not possible. because there are mountains. between us, there are exactly:

1) Hong Kong 香港
2) China 中國
3) Kazakstan 卡薩克斯坦
4) Russia 俄羅斯
5) Latvia 拉脫維亞
6) Lithuania 立陶苑
7) Baltic Sea 波羅的海
8) Germany 德國

Quite a lot of distance, isn't it? thank you Internet!

About older people

My Boss, Ivo von Renner, is already 59 years old. and his mother, Eva, is 92 years old already, healthy and happy together at home.

Ivo showed me all his young pictures and i can see his whole life through his self portraits from 20 to now. Ivo still have all these energy and spirit and lives like a 45 years old. he's still crazy.

I thought this morning, people grow old and people leaves. when u leave this world, what will you do? Do you want to leave alone? or do you want someone by your side and walk the last few steps to heaven?

And i think of my grandmother. I didn't love her enough. and i didn't show her enough care. She's still alive, but i am not there next to her right now. I am scared. I want to make sure that when she leaves us, she would think that, "Oh, I had a hard life, but I am happy because I was loved."

I couldn't stop thinking going back to see her sooner.

Monopoly

For anyone who know Monopoly, u probably know what's happening on my side. i just got all the land. and i still have plenty of cash. i had 5 hotels and 12 houses. and all the stations on 4 streets. i just bought them all. thank you. this is the first time in my life i think Monopoly is a good game.

The essense of Monopoly is not about luck or how much u walk, it's all about bargaining power and when u spend the money. It's really a helpful game for kids. it will train their financial concept, which, you will never learn in school. like Rich Dad Poor Dad says, the school teaches u every academical things but never teach you how to manage your money. Which is the most important and urgent thing u need to know once you are out of the school.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Scary Horse Tricycle

Beside trying to make food, i take pictures too. i love taking pictures. today we went to my boss's relative's house and had a small family gathering. that house was so old, things inside was almost all antique. I am glad that i took this picture and i like it. this is something probably HK people never known.

A horse which looks scary merged together with a tricycle. I am glad that i took it with RAW mode which i had so much control afterwards. I took it with the latest and greatest Canon 1DS Mark III camera with the gorgeous 24mm F1.4 L lens.

This is a good camera. i highly recommend. if you can afford it.
Na .. na na na... na!

Chinese Dishes with my Boss

Mozzarella Salad

Fried Egg White 賽螃蟹

Today i decided to do a test with some chiense dishes in a smaller portion. i had to find some dishes which is simple to make, healthy (at least looks like), easy to find ingredient, and looks totally different than german food to stimulate the family's appetite. Since it's only me and my boss Ivo having dinner tonight. so i wanna try the fried egg white.

Appetizer is just mozzerella with tomato and basil leaves, mix with olive oil, basamico vinegar, black pepper and salt.

Fried Egg White (賽螃蟹, damn it! the English name is so not elegant! but what can i say? "competing with crab"??) is just basically fried egg white mixed with corn flour, salt and water and sesame oil. lots of oil! then put one Egg yoke on top of the dish and some Xhinese Shanghainese vinegar. they should be garnished with some broccoli on the side and some dried scallop, but i don't have it in hand. (hey it's just a test, right?)

I don't have change to get a hold of the chinese vinegar so i had to use the italian basamico vinegar. and i had to use olive oil instead of sesame oil. turned out to be like this... hey. not bad! just a bit salty and a bit overcooked. but the direction was right.

....when did this blog started to be a food blog?

Friday, January 11, 2008

Where am i , why am i here?

i cannot see the future. why am i here? what am i doing everyday? what can i do?

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Getting better and better

Did i mention that i had not enough food at home before? i get hungry at night even short after dinner. Now they are trying to cook more and better food. I am so happy! maybe they are really doing it... or it is just my feeling. Food is getting in larger portion and i can feel really full after, which is what i always feel after each meal.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Lunch with german cabbage 梅菜

These german cabbage has to put outside the house, under freezing temperature for 1 or 2 days, until it changed it's texture, then cook again . they are soft and break down. it tastes so similar to the chinese dried cabbage (梅菜). i miss chinese food now.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

USB Cat

The cat ate the mouse, so i had to use the USB Cat for my computer.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

My Favorite Chicken Leg

yes, it's this chicken leg made me back to this blog again. i need to have a more regulated life now. no more free time. have to have a time schedule for doing things everyday. it's Germany, i need to have a German disciplined life.

Everyday i feel like i did not eat enough. this after when we suddenly have Chicken wing and rice, i almost feel like i was back to the age 5 when i loved chicken leg rice with sauce. Now i have it again, in a German taste. it was almost touching that i had to run to my room and take a camera and take a picture.

I love you and i miss you so much, chicken leg.

Friday, January 4, 2008

IKEA in Hamburg


IKEA here so big, that is almost like a super garage. it has it's own building with carpark on the top. things are more or less the same in HK, of course, more choices and more space. Prices are still cheap, which is good.