May 092010
 

今日有D小意外,弄傷右腳,唔行得,成日坐咗响酒店向海的沙發,寫吓BLOG,睇吓書,聽吓浪聲,好得。

但真係行唔到,連地都落唔到,唯有一直坐。聽成日浪聲,都會悶嫁。响度想,如果有好多錢,有洗唔哂嘅錢,但係冇咗身體嘅一部分,又或者冇咗健康,要等人扶出扶入,連去厠所都要等人扶,冇哂自由,你會點?

我今日真係體會到,我會要命,唔要錢。咁當然,錢唔可以冇,因為對仔仲細,但足夠就可以了。如果連最基本嘅錢都冇,就係另外一個問題。

但係記住,錢真係買唔到健康。

共勉之。

 Posted by at 5:36 pm
May 092010
 

This is my 5th or 6th visit to Vietnam in the past 12 years. For the past few times, I always stayed in Ho Chi Minh City, and I would say I didn’t have big problems accessing the internet. My last visit was four years ago and I only needed to check emails and surf for news. So, I didn’t encounter much problems back then.

This time around, I stayed in a resort on an island called Phu Quoc. There was free WiFi access in the resort. However, the speed was extremely slow, and the connectivity was very bad. I would go onto Yahoo! Hong Kong, and it would only load the main page successfully (after a good few minutes). The connection would then be terminated as soon as I tried to access the other pages on Yahoo!

To give you a better idea, I will give you a few examples. First, facebook is blocked in here (Yes! To many people, this is the end of the world). My access to Gmail was intermitten. I could not access google search Hong Kong. Every time I did a search, the results were all returned in Google Vietnam, all in Vietnamese, not much help there for me.

Frustrating it might be, the nice thing is that I HAVE TO enjoy the resort life in here with no other options. But I thought I would write a blog about this for everyone. The good thing is that I can still access my humble blog from here today. Hurray!

Apr 092010
 

It is good to know that more and more people are declining shark’s fins soup. Instead, people are now turning to fish maw and bird’s nests. Both of these Chinese delicacies are believed to be rich in nutrients. Let me talk about fish maw in here.

Simply put, fish maw is the dried gas bladder in larger fish. Chinese usually (right, usually, there are always exception) do not consume the gas bladder as is. The gas bladders are usually deep fried or dried. Since I am not a big fan of deep fried food, I always go for the dried ones. In addition, fish maws are believed to be a rich source of collagen. So, it is especially good for women and unborn babies in pregnant women.

One fact you have to consider is that many parts of the ocean today is contaminated with heavy metal. There is the fear that we might come across heavy metal fish maw. So, some people are concerned that consuming fish maw will lead to fatal consequences. I would like to think of the whole thing this way: in today’s world, there is pollution all around us. Everything, including the air we breathe and the water we drink, is contaminated to a certain extent. As long as we don’t over-consume anything, we should be in good shape.

Apr 092010
 

如果你明天就死去,你會點渡過呢24小時?

如果你明天就死去,你估知道的人會有什麼反應?突然?惋惜?失落?定係開心?

如果你明天就死去,你想其他人點形容你?點樣掛住你?

嘩!乜原來死都要答咁多問題。但你可以諗一下,如果真係知道自己的「死期」,你會認真諗一下嗎?記住,唔好俾自己有任何遺憾,唔好俾自己有後悔。

我唔會分享我的答案,太私人啦!

 Posted by at 10:29 am
Mar 132010
 

I have recently attended this Yahoo! SEM seminar held by Yahoo! and AsiaPac.

For those of you who do not know what SEM stands for, it is Search Engine Marketing. These are the ads that show up on your search results – ADs, not the search result part. For example, after searching for something on Yahoo!, you will see these search results highlighted at the top as well as the right side of the first result page. These are ads. I will talk more about this in my future blogs.

The Yahoo! SEM seminar was quite well organized. The turn out was great. There were about 80 attendees, and many of them are knowledgeable about the topics presented. The seminar was divided into four parts – how the internet opens up new marketing channels for all kinds of businesses; what SEM is; SEO vs. SEM; and how to design a good website.

The speaker who did the presentation on SEO vs SEM was very good. He was able to put those SEO and SEM difficult terms and concepts into layman terms. And for the lady speaker who talked about how to design a good website, the contents were also very interesting.

The attendees of this seminar were also amazing. Many people were paying good attention (you can tell when they were able to answer difficult questions raised be the speakers). And they have also asked many insightful questions asked.

Overall, this Yahoo! SEM semiar was a pleasure to attend. I learnt a few things from the speakers and the attendees. I will talk about the details in my next blogs.