Happy Lunar New Year in the Year of Dragon

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Wish everyone had a peaceful & nice break during Lunar New Year, good health and good fortune!

祝大家身體健康,財源廣進,心想事成!

This is the first year with my own new family member, my little gal. She’s enjoying the holiday spirit very much even under the chilling temperature.

The year of dragon is set for baby boom everywhere particular in Hong Kong with people coming across the border everyday legally and illegally. Hope things could turn out alright for the locals (@_@)

Steve Jobs inspired the world

Steve Jobs leaving the staging after keynote of MacWorld Expo Tokyo 2001

The first news in the morning is Steve Jobs has passed away at the age of 56. That’s sadden my whole day.

I’ve been fascinated by the colorful Apple logo since I was very very young. Back then computer means either IBM or Apple, but Apple computer is what I ever wanted. It’s different. It’s stylish & fun. Well at least that what I perceived when I was 7, looking at the colorful logo comparing to IBM’s. However, getting a computer was way expensive than most families can afford in 80′s.

My first computer lesson was with the Apple ][e doing some basic programming. I was 11. It was fun to know that one can create something with BASIC. That was so interesting. Since then I was hooked on computers, and Apple. That moment, I wanna do programming when I grow up.

Fast forward to 90′s. I finally had my real computer, a Mac Iici. It was an amazing computer. It can do things that you can’t imagine with an IBM clone!

Typing stuff with Microsoft Word, drawing stuff with Adobe Illustrator for my father, and playing with Hypercard, the former life of the web, on System 6. Controlling everything with a mouse was so cool! Everything is so different than the so-called “main stream” and that’s how I like it. I just love Macintosh & Steve Jobs.

There are plenty moments that I was blown away by Apple & Steve Jobs, and Pixar all these years. The Mac, OS X, iPod, iPhone, iPad, and etc.

And I felt particularly connected with the Think Different campaign.

Watch the video: The crazy ones

Attending the MacWorld Expo Tokyo in 2001 gave me the closet encounter with him. However, this is the one & only encounter that I can ever have now.

He’s been my hero since I ever know about computers, a true innovator, and the god of demonstrations. He’s part of the reason for what I’ve become, a web and iOS developer now.

RIP Steve Jobs. You’ll be missed forever as the world has missed its compass of innovations.

Midnight in Paris

Midnight in Paris movie poster

Watched Midnight in Paris today with my wife. Overall it’s entertaining and it’s almost becoming a Sci Fi movie. With less Woody Allen’s mumble jumble and the movie is much more enjoyable 8p

Seeing all the great artists of the past appearing on the big screen and speaking their mind out loud in hilarious script is just what makes the movie so great. I have much resonance from this quote between Gil & Ernest Hemingway.

Gil: I would like you to read my novel and get your opinion.
Ernest Hemingway: I hate it.
Gil: You haven’t even read it yet.
Ernest Hemingway: If it’s bad, I’ll hate it. If it’s good, then I’ll be envious and hate it even more. You don’t want the opinion of another writer.

It’s so funny at this professional angle. This point of view more or less speaks my mind completely 8D

Owen Wilson did a great job in bringing out the characters with all the actors & actresses.

This movie is just full of memorable quotes through the great artists, writers, painters, directors, all sort of true creative minds of “the golden time”. Should make this your must see movie of the year.

Worth 4 stars out of 5.

Watch the Midnight in Paris trailer on YouTube or head over to the official website if you haven’t heard of this movie yet.

Avid photographers

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You’ll always see a bunch of seemingly professional photographers in the street of Mongkok shooting during weekends. But don’t get it wrong. The subjects aren’t anyone famous. They are some young models of some sort of promotions in the busiest area of Hong Kong. I always tease them as a bunch of horny males that I would like to call 咸濕仔 wakaka

Enjoy the scene!

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