Articles in life

  1. Liam Neeson's "Unknown" (2011)

    Went and watched Unknown with Vivian at Westfield Eastgarden today -- something that I would never been able to do with a day job. 10:40am in the morning with bunch of oldies in the cinema, and almost felt like one as well. As of the movie -- acting was good and …
  2. Number of 2010 - 72,950,295

    According to Google Analytics, out of 6 web properties that I have the tracking script, they receive a total of 26,170,964 visits and 72,950,295 page views in 2010. Some sites went up and up, and some sites went down and down (like this very blog). Managing …
  3. Delegation in a start up

    Derek at CD Baby talking about delegation. Basically one man cannot run everything, and you either delegate or you die. A good reminder to a control freak (me in some aspect). Also looked at Exodus 18 on Friday (management lessons for Moses). Now just need to find trust worthy people …
  4. On Facebook

    Nichol Alexander on deleting Facebook account and making a goodbye, after watched The Social Netwokr and read this article by Zadie Smith. Now ask myself whether I am just one of "500 million sentient people entrapped in the recent careless thoughts of a Harvard sophomore". That's the phenomenon of this …
  5. Bought a new TV (Okano LTV5500F from JB Hi-Fi)

    Bought a new toy today. Thanks to Shan-Shan for babysitting the kids while me & Vivian went to pick it up from JB Hi-Fi. Since I moved to Sydney in 1995 (gee, that was 16 years ago!) we have never really had a TV at home. I guess I never really …
  6. Chinese Parents

    WSJ: Amy Chua as Chinese Parent. That article reads like it's written almost sarcastically. Really put me off as a Chinese parent.
  7. Inequality in Equalland

    Inequality in Equalland -- an interesting look on the wealth distribution.
  8. Perfect Startup Founder Trio - Developer, Designer & Distributor

    Via Siliconbeach mailing list. On Quora -- What is the perfect startup team?: The perfect startup has all three founders: someone who understands how to build technologies and systems to solve problems; someone who understands the human factors behind those problems, why they exist, what it takes to fix them and …
  9. On 2010 Federal Election

    2 days after the election and we still cannot sure who will be Australia's next Prime Minister. Most exciting election in Australia over the last 50 years? More like most disastrous to me. Although I did vote for that Mid-Night Oil guy (who else is worthy in Kingsford-Smith?) I gotta …
  10. Microblogging is such a waste of time

    From Leo Laport: Buzz Kill. It makes me feel like everything I’ve posted over the past four years on Twitter, Jaiku, Friendfeed, Plurk, Pownce, and, yes, Google Buzz, has been an immense waste of time. I was shouting into a vast echo chamber where no one could hear me …
  11. Our Nissan Pulsar is for Sale

    We have recently got a new car and are trying to offload my other cars -- the white Pulsar is too small now for the family of 4, and Voyoge is too big to drive around the town. I have just put our 11 year old Nissan Pulsar N15 hatchback on …
  12. Brisbane River

    Took an 2.5 hours trip on CityCat on Brisbane River yesterday. So many bridges...
  13. Cha Cha, Finally

    Last night Vivian and I managed to dine at Cha Cha Japanese Restaurant near Oasis on the Gold Coast high way. Food: Teppanyaki chicken + rice ($12.80), Tempura udon ($11.80), fried tofu ($6.80), Japanese green tea ($2.70). We actually meant to go to Cha Cha last time …
  14. It's about being present

    Via Hacker News. Fred Wilson talked about Being Present, because "you have about ten to twelve years to connect with your kids and then they turn into teenagers..." That's a message to the hard working entrepreneur-parents out there. In fact working 9-5 can feel missing out, let along getting back …
  15. Asian drivers are safer?

    SMH/Drive: East beats West when it comes to road manners and safety. Looks like Asians are more likely to be safe drivers than caucasians. Again, that's generally speaking base on statistics, and our unbelieves usually come from some special cases :)
  16. Need to get back to blogging

    The year so far has been hectic, and this blog has so far been neglected since mid last year. Indeed there has been quite a lot of things happening in life over the last 12 months. Moved back to Kennedy Street due to house renovation. Married for 10 years on …
  17. At Physio This Morning

    What happened yesterday morning at 5:30am Anna called from her room that she wanted to go to the bathroom Got out of bed, went to her room, and then carried her all the way to bathroom for wee. Carried her all the way back to her room and put …
  18. The Incredible Gifted Knight

    Via Simon. Here is my super-hero, created with The Hero Factory. No mention of what the knight is gifted at...
  19. My MSN/Live Messenger Friends...

    Just to preempt you that in case you have not seen me on MSN/Live Messenger for a while -- I am still alive. Just that I decided that I would not use MSN Messenger any more. No. I've got lots of friends there -- some I know in real life, and …
  20. Magic Shop in Queensland

    Have to blog about dalziel's Twitter status here: Go to WhitePages. Search for "magic shop" (without the quotes) under Queensland. And you get this: Not sure whether it's deliberated at WhitePages/Sensis, but surely it's funny.