Saturday, May 31, 2008

中文真偉大﹗竟然有只能看,不能讀的文章﹗

《施氏食獅史》是一篇由趙元任所寫的設限文章。全文共九十一字(連標題九十六字),每字的國語發音都是shi。 《施氏食獅史》這篇短文都能看懂,可是如果你讀給別人聽,他是無論如何也聽不懂的!

《施氏食獅史》
石室詩士施氏,嗜獅,誓食十獅。施氏時時適市視獅。十時,適十獅適市。是時,適施氏適市。氏視是十獅,恃矢勢,使是十獅逝世。氏拾是十獅屍, 適石室。石室濕,氏使侍拭石室。石室拭,氏始試食是十獅。食時,始識是十獅,實十石獅屍 。試釋是事。


只用一個發音來敘述一件事,除了中文,怕是再無其他語言能做到了。

My Long Hair 我和我的长头发

It has been 5 months since I cut my hair back in Kuching.
And it has really grown...
This is definitely the longest length I have ever had.
自拍耍帅'ing

Personally I prefer short hair.
Solely because it's easier to take care of.
*wun stink and get oily even not washing for few days.
*wun trap air, which act as an insulater for heat, around my neck
*wun trap and bring dirt n bacteria to my forehead,causing more pimples
*wun get too messy, so no need to wake up too early to spend minutes to comb
*and many more....

So, why is my hair this long then??

Well... having a hair-cut here in Sweden is just so expensive!!!
I have seen SEK300 for a normal hair-cut
and the cheapest hair-cut you can find in Lund, is somewhere near Spoletorp.
My friends here told me that, there you can cut for SEK100, but the uncle from Middle East cant really speak English, so have to 比手划脚.
Still... SEK100 is very expensive for me...
Why should I spend RM50 or S$25 to cut when, in Kuching I can have a haircut for RM4.


Dun care la.
Semester is gonna end soon.
I will just go for my Europe Trip which this long hair.
Hope Central Europe is not too hot for me...
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我和我的长头发 - 关德辉
还记得小时候 爸爸曾这么说 你的头发长得这么长
怎么还不去剪短它 做一个好榜样
记得当年年纪小 爸爸的说话就是宝
一手拿着三毛钱 一手拿着鸡蛋糕
找那理发的印度佬 剪掉一千丝烦恼

还记得中学时 老师也这么骂 你的头发还是这么长
怎么还不去剪短它 做一个好学长
当年我胆子不小 老师的话我当做草
一手收拾纸和笔 一手拿起大书包
踏上脚车往校外逃 保住两千丝烦恼

如今我长大了 没人再那么吵 你的头发果然这么长
怎么还不去剪短它 保持好形象
现在的我己不算小 头发也长得刚刚好
不必担心家人骂 不必害怕警察抓
何必理会别人的话 剪掉三千丝烦恼

不必担心家人骂 不必害怕警察抓
何必理会别人的话 剪掉三千丝烦恼
不必担心家人骂 不必害怕警察抓
何必理会别人的话 剪掉三千丝烦恼

Attachment: 我和我的长头发.mp3

Last Dinner with Dezhong

After Shuyi, Dezhong is the next to leave us for his Euro Trip.
We had Cornflakes Chicken, French Bean with Egg, Meatballs, bit of Fried Rice, and Corn Soup.
It wasn't really a special meal, cos dezhong din request any special dishes.

But....

We do have some special entertainment.

~Naked Man Running~
I dunno what happen to him.
But I guess it is a forfeit for losing a game.
Haha!
We do enjoy the free show though.
A good laugh in the midst of having our dinner.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Journey to SAS Cargo (Malmö), Sending Our Luggages

I am so gonna blog about this...

I can't remember when did we come out with the idea of shipping our luggages, especially the winter clothings, back.
But it was finally done yesterday.
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It wasn't easy packing 4 person's stuff into just 2 luggages.
And the fluffiness of the winter jackets just doesn't help.
I fold & roll & stuff & squeeze my winter wear and accessories, together with Vincent's empty note pad and books, into my small luggage.
As for Stanley's Bag, it is even worst. there 4 person's clothes inside...
from the distorted shape in the middle, u can tell how full it is...
I am so scared that the zip or even the bag might just burst anytime during the transport...

Even after much squeezing, we still cant pack everything in.
So, all of us have to compromise.
3 pairs of leather shoes from Me, Stanley & Kane. And The Golden Compass, Notes and More Notes from Vincent.

Step 2: Transporting
It's a hellish job transporting the 2 luggages from Östra Torn, Lund to the SAS Cargo office in Bronsåldersgatan, Malmö.
And weight of the books just make things worse...
So, from Östra Torn, me and Stanley grab the ICA trolley stolen by Dun-Know-Who and push it all the way to the busstop.
We took Bus 166 to Lund Central. and take a train down to Malmö.

Then...
The real nasty.. hellish task comes....
Bringing the luggages without the help of the trolley from the train station to the bus stop at Värnhemstorget...
Really is like用尽吃奶的力to push & drag all the way...

And that's not all..
After taking Bus 33 to Stenyxegatan, we have to push & drag again, to SAS Cargo at Bronsåldersgatan.
It's only when we turn into Bronsåldersgatan that we met our 贵人.
A swede actually stop his car and offered to help us bring our luggages.
I'm truly grateful for that.
I never get to ask him his name 'cause he turn his car and drove off as I was asking the SAS Cargo worker for direction of the office.
Here I just wanna say, 'Tack så mycket, Mr. 贵人!'

Initially we want to ship the box on top as well..
Luckily we din... 'cos I think we will really tyre pumchek halfway...

Step 3: Sending
After reaching the TrushForwarding, Malmö SAS Cargo office,
I saw a paper stuck on the door.
"Opening Hours 08:00 - 16:00 Monday - Friday
Lunch 12:00 - 13:00"
I said to myself, 'We are screwed.'
'cos I know it was almost 4:40pm.

NO WAY AM I GONNA BRING THIS BACK TO LUND!!!

We just went in to try our luck.
looks like Lady of Luck is on our side this time.
There I met my 2nd 贵人 for the day.

The lady there, after looking at the
BIG bags we have, allow us to send it in even after their office hour.
I helped the guy bring the luggages to the storeroom to weigh and store them, while Stanley fill in the details since I wun b around when the luggages arrive in Singapore.
The guy came back and tell us a shocking news..

"Your luggages are 63kg."

WTF!!! 63kg!!!
The 2 of us actually drag 63kg of stuff from Lund to Malmö...
*faint...*

Then, another shocking news come like a blow in the head.
After calculating, the lady turn her head over and said, 'The total cost is SEK3900+'

WTF!!! SEK3900+!!!
That's like triple of what I initially tot it would cost.
*faint...*

Looking at us begging for discount, and our pityful & stunt look.
The lady check for another airlines which offer a lower surcharge, and this time the cost is SEK3200.25.
Man.. A pain in the ass...
Reluctantly, I paid with my DBS Debit Card, 'cos we din bring enough cash..
Our Bill. SEK3200.25

Step 3: Going Back

Finally finish the task of shipping our stuff back.
I feel relieved.
At least now I dun have to carry so many things back, and I definitely wun get charged by the airport for overweight luggage.
Now.. Without the heavy luggages, we can actually smile in front of the office...
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Some photos taken on our way back.

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Google Map say it is 32.8km from Östra Torn, Lund to Bronsåldersgatan, Malmö.
It sure is a long journey there...

Last Östra Torn Gang Dinner

Today is the last dinner with the full gang of the 6 Östra Tornians.
(well... technically this is incorrect because Jimmy is from Delphi, and Kang Wei is from Vildanden... But who cares, we always had dinner together in OT.)

Back to the dinner.
Shuyi is leaving tomolo...
Back to homeland Singapore...
Back to the land where you can find all kinds of good food... *jealous glare*
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Upon her request, we have Rendang! and Corn Soup!
and we had Mixed Brocolli as the vege, and Fries as the side dish.
And to end the meal, we have applemust from Kiviks Musteri to wash the food down.
Quite a scrumptious meal, i must say...
Despite some cock-ups in the preparations, everything actually tastes quite nice...
And I just love it when we have ~1kg of Rendang that we can eat all we want...
YUMMY~~
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Last dinner, last group photo with the 6 of us together.
And looking back....
*taken very long ago when we still have the chilli ketchup
Man! I look so different with long hair...
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To Shuyi:
Thanks for washing almost all our dishes.
Hope you can perfect your Apple Crumble, and make 1 with at least 1 sigma of consistency.

To Jimmy:
Thanks for coming over early to help out, despite staying in Delphi.
Hope we can come up with more crazy ideas of cooking the dishes. Muahaha.
And we should really try to hit at least 1 sigma...

To Kang Wei:
Thanks for helping out and coming over early too, especially when you stay the furthest away from OT.
And most importantly, thanks for sharing generously with us all your spicies and prima taste packs. A lot of the food wun taste as nice without those paste.
Hope you will finally get yourself a deep fryer and a bigger pot in Singapore. =)

To Dezhong:
Thanks for bringing in some new recipes that I have never thought of, eg. tomato egg, carrot & pork, etc.
Hope you will learn to love garlic in your dishes. *smirk*

To Stanley:
Thanks for doing some of dishes.
Hope you at least learn some dishes from us to bring back to Singapore. =)
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Guys! We Should Really Meet Up To Have A Meal Together Again When We Are Back In Singapore!
OR EVEN COOK!!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

If we could shrink the Earth’s population to a village of 100 people...

"If we could shrink the Earth’s population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same..."

~This is a flash animation made by 'the Miniature Earth' project since 2001.

Back then I find the idea quite fresh.
It's like reading Earth's history in 24 hours...
Dinosaurs will appear on the surface of Earth at 22:46 PM,
while Homo sapiens at 3.1 sec before midnight
This truly shrinks one's ego...

Shrinking the world population into 100,
That makes it easier for us to understand the differences in the world.
'cause normal human mind can't really work with big numbers...

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Something to ponder...
If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep, you are richer than 75% of this world.

If you have money in the bank, money in your wallet and spare change in a dish somewhere, you are among the top eight percent of the world’s wealthy
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知福,惜福、再造福...

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Create Your Own PANORAMA: Autopano Pro

I cant wait to share this awesome software!

I always wanted to take some landscape shot with wide angle, and i really kinda regret not buying a wide angle lens before coming here.
but with this software, Autopano, I can just take photo of the whole scenery and stitch them together!!

For example:
On the Cruise from Stockholm to Helsinki
and
and
and
and
And....
VOILA!
you just create your very own panaroma.
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Another one: The Blue Hall - Stockholm City Hall - Stockholm, Sweden: where the Nobel Prize Banquet takes place.
TADAA!!

This is another banquet hall in the Stockholm's City Hall - The Golden Hall, named for the 18 million pieces of gold mosaic and glass covering its walls.
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And the last one is taken in the Scandinavian Animal Park in Skåne, Sweden


VERY cool eh!
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Had been filtering my photos taken for the past 4.5 months to clear up some harddisc space.
and i actually free up from 9GB to 21.5GB of space.
YEAH!
now i can download more anime to bring back to watch.
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Find out more about the software & download it from here <http://www.autopano.net/>

Attachment
: AutopanoPro v1.4.2.rar OR
Autopano Pro.rar
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Thanks to Shuyi for recommending me this awesome software!!

Pillow Fight in Östra Torn

Talk about crazy stuff we do in Lund...
A PILLOW FIGHT in Östra Torn..
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This is taken when it was still early, and I personally find playing soccer with a pillow very funny.
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Then... by 7.30pm... the real game begins...
We do it the ancient roman way - where the emperor throw a tissue and as soon as it hit the ground the battle starts.
Phew... that was tiring...
Especially running around, swinging your pillow, right after dinner...
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After ~30minutes.......
Time to cease fire and have a debrief.
WEE!!! Throw your pillow UP HIGH!!
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And finally a group photo.
In the process of lying down on the grass with our pillow
ARGHHHH!!! WATER BALLOONSS!!!
Too bad you didn't run fast enough...
(p/s: that's my neighbour from Kazakhstan)
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Me and my sexy pink pillow.
Yeah... talk about crazy stuff we did in Lund...
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Thanks Claudia, for organizing the event.