Tuesday, 21 December 2010


im not satisfied with my current salary, at the same time i feel undeserving of it. i need a new job.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010


so ive decided that im going to apply for uni starting next year (Sept 2011). looking at courses like marketing, management, or business admin. not even going to consider making another attempt at computer science. fuck that.

im looking at applying to HKU and Poly Tech, not keeping my hopes up for the former, but the latter should be assured acceptance so long as i dont fuck up the application process. im not looking forward to spending another 3 years of my life studying, but its necessary if i ever want to find employment in hong kong. lets just hope i dont laze out and miss the application deadline.

i would have liked to follow up on my previous "dream" to take a TEFL test and becoming an english teacher, but it looks like i'll have save that for some other time in the distant future, or maybe in the next life. after my somewhat impulsive decision to study comp sci (games tech) at NTU (and realizing what a fail choice it was), im going to try staying on the safe side and do something more mainstream. sadly, what i want to do and what i have to do cant always be the same thing. c'est le vie.

Thursday, 9 December 2010


it came to my attention the other day that apparently, observing how a person sneezes can reveal his/her true personality. youre not really in control of yourself when you feel an urge to sneeze, and its often so spontaneous that you dont have time to consider how you want to sneeze. so you just sneeze in a way that is common and natural to yourself, pretty interesting. (unfortunately a sneeze cant really identify a persons morals, so you cant tell if a person is an evil mastermind, or an innocent angel, by the way they sneeze.) there are several "official" interpretations, if you want to see those you can check google, this is my blog after all so here are my thoughts (most of them are pretty exaggerated, but just to give a better idea):

first and foremost, there is the etiquette of sneezing. covering your mouth and/or turning your head to sneeze in an indirect area shows you have at least a minimal amount of courtesy and social hygiene. you dont go around sharing your germs with by passers simply because you dont care or dont know that its nasty. covering your mouth can also point out that you are a generally well organized person who plans ahead. similarly, not covering or redirecting your sneeze makes you an inconsiderate slob, or an idiot.

"enthusiastic sneeze"
big, loud, and possibly multiple sneezes. very open personality, not afraid to share your own opinion. sociable person, when not sneezing that is.

"sensitive sneeze"
tiny, quiet, even at times holding your nose as to keep minimal volume. this seems easy enough to read. youre obviously a polite, considerate, and modest person. possibly too modest, and too kind. not being able to say no. quiet personality and keeps to him/herself, whilst keeping the best interest of others before themselves.

"ninja sneeze"
never sneezes when visible by others. a little harder to interpret, since you never have a chance to see them sneeze. but what you can tell is that they may be very superficial characters. either that or extremely shy to the extent where they hold in their sneeze as not to draw attention to themselves. maybe even an extreme version of the "sensitive sneeze".

there are several other sneeze genres, but i think i covered the most common ones, and i dont want to extend this post anymore than it has already.

Gesundheit- you know, the thing some people say after a person sneezes, like bleh-shoe (bless you). its actually german for "healthiness". probably as in you wish healthiness upon the sneezer. and people often say bless you cause apparently when you sneeze, you release your sins. OR when you sneeze, evil spirits corrupt your soul by entering your mouth. superstitious stuff.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

speed demon

in the past, whenever i saw/sat in a car going fast, i always thought to myself "why so fast?" maybe cause they were in a rush, or theyre just showing off their luxury cars, or they think driving fast makes you cool. only now do i realize, driving fast gives one hell of an adrenaline rush. apologies to all those people i misunderstood, driving fast is indeed lots of fun. its a shame it comes with a higher death risk.. especially in the hell driven traffic of mainland china. i should probably slow down more while driving.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

video games ftw

one day while playing games with a friend (who was a non regular gamer), it came to my attention that they really sucked at puzzle solving. as i watched him helplessly trying to reach a higher ledge (guarded by mobs), i lost patience and told him "just shoot them with your ice and jump on top of them wtf" then they returned with a look of bewilderment, "wtf how would i know to do that??" it was so obvious to me, yet they could not figure it out. so i started thinking, could it be that video games actually make you smart? maybe that wasnt the best example (lol) but heres what i came up with:

1) for starters you would know how to set up a console. some adults dont even know how to turn on a vcr, let alone plugging them into av ports. learning this at a young age makes you smarter already.

2) common belief among non-gamers is that most (if not all) video games are about violence and killing stuff. probably due to the fact that the biggest hype games with the most media attention are games like Halo or Call of Duty. little do they know that there is a puzzle genre. not to mention action/adventure games have a fair share of puzzle solving. being able to solve these puzzles is an inherent ability among gamers and they will continue to develop as they play more games.

3) a lot of games require quick reflexes and fast thinking. its probably harder NOT to grow some kind of brain power while recognizing/learning patterns and developing reflexes.

lately people have developed a better understanding of gaming entertanment and are starting to appreciate its capabilities. but there are still some out there who remain ignorant and oblivious to the awesomeness that is video games.

so to those who associate immaturity with gamers, i ask you. would you rather your kid growing up with a little brain adrenaline every now and then, or sitting around the floor stacking lego blocks? i think id choose the former (though i do love them lego blocks).