From the monthly archives: December 2009

Was out at night having a leisure walk with my camera.  Walking along this little waterway in the dark, suddenly I saw a crane only a few feet away from me.  It was so dark that I couldn’t see it when I was further away.  The crane was shocked that I was looking at it and it flew away.  In the darkness, I could only guess that it flew in a certain direction.  With a camera handy, I pointed it to the general direction and started shooting.

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Been lucky enough this Christmas to be given a new piece of computer hardware: Wacom Bamboo Pen and Touch. Here is a bit of deboxing excitement to share with you.

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I have been a fan of Tim Ferriss’s book, The 4-Hour Workweek (the original hard cover copy above).  Not because I am lazy or because I want to spend 30+ hours doing nothing.  I feel the new way of thinking of how life could be when we don’t delay what we are passionate about until retirement is the most valuable lesson.

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We have two cats and they are a playful pair of little fellows.  We adopted them from RAPS when they were 9 months old and since then, they have grown 50% in size.  When we had meow meow, we only had one small kitty litter box for him and he did not complain or make a mess.  However, with two cats now, we decided it is a good idea to give them something bigger before they give us a mess.

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This year I am again getting some Gundams for Christmas for myself.  As you probably know that I have a big appetite for almost anything master grade, it is only a matter of time before I break down and get more Gundams….

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I am very happy about the Apple Magic Mouse.  I have been using it for a while now.  It didn’t take much to get used to.  It is simple and yet functional, a trait of good design.

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I have had the PS3 for a while now.  It is a great entertainment machine for gaming and also for movie watching.  With BD remaining as the HD media standard (feel sorry for the HD-DVD standard), PS3 is a great value for what it can do.

Despite the nice exterior design and slick user interface, one of the few annoyances I have with the PS3 is recharging the controller.  Even though the PS3 is plugged in 24/7, you have to have the machine turned on and running before you can recharge the wireless controllers.  Of course you can recharge it during game play as well, but that is somewhat inconvenient as we have cats and they love biting wires.

So a friend of mine got me this Nyko PS3 Charge Base 2.

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Have you had one of those clear, crisp, windy winter days that you are tempted to go out to enjoy the day but was a bit too freezing to go outside?  We had one of those days and I couldn’t help to go outside even though it was cold.

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