年紀輕的讚賞和謬誤

常常聽說別人說我”很年輕”, 或”太年輕”。 一向以來我也誤以為我的樣子真的很年輕,但近年發現似乎這並不是他們背後的意思(也應該很明顯不是吧?)。 他們好像是說比對起我的職位和經驗,我似乎算是比其他同業年輕很多。

是嗎? 我也不清楚,反正聽到這些話時也應該感到開心吧? 因為邏輯上似乎也應算是一個成就。 但常常這樣想的話,自已給自己的壓力會很大,因為一向也覺得自己是走在其他人的前頭,若有任何差池墜後了給這世界趕上,挫敗感會很大。

50 Gmail Invitation Left

我從去年尾有 Gmail account (ngszehin@gmail.com) 到現在,只 login 過幾次. 最近一次是頭先, 赫然發現我仍有50個inviation可send 出.

今時今日,應該冇乜人要有但未有 Gmail account. 但如有讀者仍想apply, 請留comment.

[Tech News] Samsung Sells 5 Million Blue-Black Phones

Sales of Samsung Electronics’ hit “Blue Black”phone broke the 5 million mark on July 15, the company said Sunday. The SGH-D500 model debuted in Western Europe in November.

A Samsung Electronics official said the phone has been the engine behind an overall sales growth for its mobile phones. Following the SGH-T100 and SGH-E700 models, dubbed the “Lee Kun-hee phone” and “Benz phone,” the Blue Black phone is tipped to sell a landmark 10 million.

The company says design and range of features besides the unique color and, for Europeans, relatively new slide style helped set the handset apart. The model has a 1.3 megapixel camera and Bluetooth function, and its 92 Mb internal memory enables users to store a sizeable number of video clips and music. The phone was launched in Korea in early May and became an immediate hit, selling 150,000 handsets in two months.

Sky is the Limit

I was on the road again after the Europe trip a week ago. This time it is a one day trip to Taipei. 8am flight to Taipei, and 8pm back to Hong Kong. Including the local transit time, I had around 7 hours in Taipei for meeting and for lunch. More than enough. I could do more in that 7 hours than the 10 hours in office (because no phone calls, no ad-hot meetings, no emails….).

I tried to enjoy myself. So I took some picture of the Taiwanese sky. Can’t tell the difference from other skies that I have seen from previous trips.

[News] 倫敦爆炸案4疑犯或被騙

Source: 英國《星期日電訊報》

The four guys could have been misled to die. Perhaps they thought they could be able to drop down the bomb at the stations and would have time to leave the scene. But they didn’t.

The fact was they actually bought return tickets for their rail trips. They also put the bomb on the back pack instead of tied on the body, which means that they really would like to put the bomb somewhere.

All these facts perhaps could lead to the assumption that the four guys were planning to live instead of suicide.

Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Restaurant in London

After I stay in the hotel room for the whole afternoon for emails and IDD, I went out alone to take the subway to the Old Street Station to visit the famous Fifteen Restaurant by Jamie Oliver. I heard that they usually need a reservation of 6 months in advance. I had 2 hours in advance. So I decided to go there earlier. Much earlier. They normally start to serve dinner at 6:00pm, so I was there at 5:30pm, and asked for a table for one.

It worked. They put me at the Trattoria, which is the more casual restaurant upstairs of the main restaurant. I didn’t really mind as long as it is good. I promised to give the table back to them before they were full (but after I was full).

I stayed at the bar for a glass of Italian house red (only then I knew it is a Italian Restaurant). The wine was good, and the food was good too. I had a good grilled squid and sardine as the starter, and then a seafood pasta as the middle course. I had a grilled rib eye steak for the main course, with spinach and cheese salad on the top. Delicious. The olive oil and vinegar that goes with the Italian bread is also very good too.

I recommend this restaurant to everyone who like good and fresh food. Especially for those who love olive oil and pasta, you shouldn’t miss this. And if you don’t have 6 months in advance, you could try my trick to go there earlier to grab a seat.








Regents Park in London

First of all, I would like to give my prayer to the people in London. God bless you all.

I was in London on the day of lots of exciting events: Live8 Concert, Lions vs All Blacks (Lions Tour, Rugby), England vs Australian (Cricket), V. Williams vs Davenport (Wimbledon Women’s Final), which is a Saturday before the bombing. I chose to avoid those events so I walked from Paddington to the British Museum via the Regents Park. It was a beautiful Saturday morning and I enjoy the fresh and quiet air a lot.