2014.12.22 | 二毫事件

[Volume 9 Issue 12, #1978]
The Incident of A 20-sen Coin in Chili Sauce
My 20-sen Dropped into Chili Sauce
大家應該很好奇點解個兩毫子會喺碟辣椒醬內面, 哈哈!! 咁我又唔係餓到要(點辣椒醬)食咗個兩毫子, 而係麵檔老闆唔小心甩咗落下啫.. 我之所以話係佢, 係因為找錢時仲未過我手, 合理嗎?? 好喇, 今日個貼就圍繞住以下關於呢件事嘅兩個問題..
#1.. 大家會expect個老闆如何反應呢??
我嘅expectation:
老闆會俾過個兩毫子我, 然後將碟辣椒醬拎走, 再倒頭拎過新嘅一碟嚟.. 我其實冇話expect佢道歉, 不過我覺得一般人至少都會講聲唔好意思啩??
真實發生嘅狀況:
老闆望住嗰兩毫子, 然後話「跌咗入去喎」, 就咁掉頭走人, 望都唔望多眼, 莫講話再佢倒返轉頭..
#2.. 大家又會如何反應呢??
我通常會:
一般情況下, 大多數老闆都會有歉意, 我都會禮貌講返聲「唔緊要」嘅.. 至於是否得返個兩毫子同辣椒醬, 我真係冇所謂, 反正真係小事一宗..
當時實質上:
見到個老闆無動於衷嘅態度, 我將個兩亳子夾起, 掟落我碗湯度過咗啲辣椒(當然係食完先做呢個動作啦), 最後再拎去餐室內嘅洗手盤度用番梘洗乾淨.. 兩毫子都係錢, 我麻煩都悄願唔俾呢種人嗰兩亳子呀!! 係原則問題, 唔關我市儈唔市儈事.. 大家又有何意見呢??
i guess everyone wonders why this 20-sen coin is dipped inside the chili sauce, haha!! nope, i'm not that hungry that i would eat this coin (with chili), it was there because the noodles stall boss accidentally dropped it inside.. i said he dropped it because it was before the change reached my hand, reasonable?? so, today's post is all about two questions below regarding this incident..
#1.. What would you expect the boss to do??
my expectation:
the boss will give me another clean 20-sen, take the chili sauce back to his stall and then come back with a new plate of sauce.. i don't actually expect an apology but i guess most people will at least do that, agree??
what actually happened:
the boss looked at the coin, said "oh, it dropped into the chili sauce" and then walked away, never looked back and never came back!!
#2.. What would you do??
what i would do:
under usual circumstances in which i guess most bosses would show some signs of apology, i'll said "no problem" and let it be, regardless if i am going to get back a clean 20-sen and the sauce.. it's actually a small matter really, agree??
what i actually did:
seeing no sign of regret from the boss, i picked up the coin, rinsed it in the clear soup (of course after i was done) and then washed it with soap at the basin in the coffee shop.. 20-sen is still money, no matter how troublesome, i am so not going to "donate" it to someone who behaved like him.. it's a matter of principle and not about money - what say you??

2014.12.18 | 手作出售

[Volume 9 Issue 12, #1977]
Handmade Christmas Gifts (For Sale)
又係佳節時分喇, 而每一年呢個時候, 我都會親手整啲聖誕禮物送俾同事同埋好朋友們嘅.. 咁就有個朋友話「你整啲禮物其實都好有創意, 而且又靚又有心思.. 有冇諗過整嚟賣呢??」.. 一路以嚟我都從未有過呢個念頭㗎, 既然依家有人建議, why not?? 我又唔係好desperate, 而且都係有求先有做啫.. 假設有人有興趣買, 就當係一份大收獲, 同時間可以同更多人分享我嘅點子.. 倘若無人問津, 我又唔會蝕底, 哈哈!! 所以今日請容許我厚著臉皮, 為大家介紹我的作品.. 如果閣下或朋友有興趣, 歡迎查詢價格及詳情.. 如果冇興趣, 歡迎提供意見!! 多謝幫襯~~ :p
it's festive season and every year during this time, i would actually spend some time to handmade christmas gifts for colleagues and close friends.. a friend then told me, "you've got creative ideas and your handmade gifts are actually so nice and so sweet.. have you thought of selling??".. i have never thought of doing that but since someone suggested, why not?? i am not desperate and afterall things are only made to order.. if there are interested buyers that would be a great bonus for me to share my ideas.. if there is none who is interested, i have no loss also, haha!! so, today let me be a "thick face" to introduce what i have got to offer.. if you are interested, welcome to check out the price and details.. if you are not interested, feedbacks welcomed!! thank you in advanced~~ :p
點觸下面任何材料以查看製成品
Click any ingredient to view finished craft
Handmade Christmas Gifts
Handmade Christmas GiftsDesign A: Synthetic plants in a 180mm crystal-clear glass jar decorated with ornaments, finished with a ribbon and a mini greetings card.Handmade Christmas GiftsDesign B: Plush toy in a 180mm crystal-clear glass jar decorated with ornaments, finished with a ribbon and a mini greetings card.Handmade Christmas GiftsDesign AHandmade Christmas GiftsDesign B (Mr Peabody without Sherman)Handmade Christmas GiftsDesign B (Rilakkuma)

2014.12.16 | 美食檳城

[Volume 9 Issue 12, #1976]
Penang: The Heaven for Local Street Food
Penang Street Food @ Air Itam
我覺得自己已經過咗嗰個無論乜嘢食物擺在眼前都要影餐飽嘅階段..當我醒起檳城係個美食天堂之時, 而眾多讀者又很偏愛睇美食貼, 若果我呢個檳城之旅唔寫美食的話, 我怕會被「責怪」, 哈哈!! 所以就去摷出當時提醒自己影嘅相喇.. 好喇, 係得呢啲*唔好意思*.. 不過我係好enjoy㗎, 相機未食我先大快朵頤啦, 嘻嘻!! 希望大家都enjoy今日嘅貼啦.. :p
i guess i have already passed that stage that i must take photos of every single food laid in front of me.. when i remember Penang is a heaven for local street food, and that many bloggers love to see food posts (in the common flat layout), and in order i am not "complained" for not writing a food post for my Penang trip, haha!! hence, i searched for the food photos i reminded myself to take.. okay, here are what i have, *paiseh*.. but i have to say i did enjoy the food very much, so enjoyed that my camera may not "eat" before me, hahaha!! hope you enjoy reading too.. :p

2014.12.12 | 唐人之厝

[Volume 9 Issue 12, #1975]
The China House @ Lebuh Pantai, Penang
檳城有樣嘢係我好鍾意嘅, 喺喬治市內, 差不多每處都可見保存得十分完善嘅舊樓, 更多已改作商業用途.. 同處處舊樓都要徹底毀滅, 起晒摩登建筑物嘅「大哥」吉隆坡相比, 簡直係差天共地(=.=").. 嗰晚喺本頭公巷略略行完之後, 我哋就去咗中街(Lebuh Pantai)嘅唐人厝(ChinaHouse)飲嘢.. 唔好誤會, 呢個地方唔係只招待唐人, 而係集餐廳, 酒吧, 藝術坊等等於同一屋檐下嘅地方.. 一個將兩棟戰前舊樓連成一個屋檐嘅地方..我非常之喜歡呢個「懷舊摩登」嘅格調, 聽落矛盾, 但係佢真係俾咗呢種感覺我噃!! :p
there is one thing i love about Penang, everywhere i go in Georgetown, i can still see old buildings very well preserved and maintained, and many are converted for commercial use.. so unlike her big brother KL, where it seems all old buildings must be demolished to give way to modern structures (=.=").. after a brief walk at Armenian Street that night , we hopped over to this place called ChinaHouse for a drink.. nope, it's not a place to house just the Chinese but a place with restaurant, bar, art centre etc under one roof, one roof that links two pre-war colonial house.. i LIKE this "retro contemporary" place, sounds contradicting?? but that's what it makes me feel!! :p
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2014.12.10 | 本頭公巷

[Volume 9 Issue 12, #1974]
The Arts Street @ Armenian Street, Penang
友: 係唔係第一次嚟檳城呀??
我: 唔係啦, 我嚟過幾次㗎喇!!
友: 係呀?? 咁你對上一次嚟係幾時??
我: 中三嗰年..
友: ... (=.=")

哇哈哈哈!! okay, 我諗我個朋友會請願我回答佢「係」, 先覺比較恰當囉.. 因為呢二十年嚟, 檳城真係好大變化, 而我確實係非常之impressed於呢個小島嘅改變.. 以前我哋都係去昇旗山呀極樂寺呀呢幾個地方, 不過呢一兩年嚟, 最為(尤其國內)遊客所「津津樂到」嘅, 應該係呢一條叫做「藝術達人街」嘅本頭公巷莫屬啩?? 於是, 食過晚飯之後, 朋友就帶我哋去㹶一㹶.. 終於可以親眼一睹近年來社交網站上非常火紅嘅東西了.. 嗯, 好嘅, 確係充滿懷古藝術氣息嘅一條街.. 我有影咗啲相(如下), 我曾到此一遊哦~~ :p
Friend: So, is this your first time in Penang??
Me: Of course not, I've been to Penang several times before!!
Friend: Really?? When was your last visit then??
Me: Form 3!!
Friend: ... (=.=")

muahahaha!! okay, i guess the friend would probably think it's more appropriate for me to might as well tell him "Yes", since Penang has changed so much over these 20 years.. i was indeed very impressed with the changes on this beautiful island.. years ago, we used to go to places like Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si, but i guess in these couple of years, the Armenian Street has become the hottest attraction for (especially Malaysian) tourists huh?? and so after dinner, the friend took us there for a walk.. i finally got to see the real thing of what has been so "big" on social media these couple of years.. hmmm, okay, a very retro and artistic street.. i took some photos of them there (as shown below), i have been there.. :p
Art Street @ Armenian Street, PenangArt Street @ Armenian Street, PenangArt Street @ Armenian Street, PenangArt Street @ Armenian Street, PenangArt Street @ Armenian Street, PenangArt Street @ Armenian Street, PenangArt Street @ Armenian Street, PenangArt Street @ Armenian Street, Penang

2014.12.08 | 冇乜關係

[Volume 9 Issue 12, #1973]
Perception and Ability: Not Really Related
Related Or Not
前一篇貼話到我正在努力習慣用我部新machine, 見到有讀者以為我關於電腦嘅乜嘢都識, 我覺得好搞笑, 哈哈!! 其實係過譽喇, 小弟受之有愧囉真係.. 我係就係IT呢一個行業內搵食, 但係呢一行係好廣泛, 包括好多範疇㗎, 所以我確定唔係樣樣關於電腦嘅都會曉囉.. 呢個就係我經常會遇到嘅問題, 身邊嘅人部電腦有何疑問, 無論大小事, 就第一時間想起我.. 老實講, 硬件同網絡呢兩範我真的不懂, 甚至連我最叻嘅軟件都只算係皮毛, *羞*.. 講得攏統啲, 就好似你係一位心臟專科醫生, 身邊親友知你係醫生, 就走嚟問你, 感冒怎樣醫, 個病食乜藥最好, 早洩應該點算是好!! 當你禮貌抱歉話「呢一方面唔係我專長」, 佢就白眼回應你話「吓??你係醫生都唔識??」.. 係, 我哋係不同領域專家, 但係唔係樣樣通曉嘅神吖嘛.. 冇針對冇偏見, 我係認為好多時候, 我哋應該」將期待放在正確位置, 唔好作出不實揣測, 或者至少明白到世間上係冇一個人係全能嘅.. 同學嗎?? :)
i mentioned about getting used to my new machine in the previous post and i find it amusing that some readers think i can do ANYTHING with computers, hahahaha!! well, i guess this is an over-compliment that i dare not accept, really.. i may be working in the IT industry, but this industry is so huge with so many domains, i absolutely would not know everything about computers.. and that is what i often experience, people around will just come to me when they hit any computer-related problems big or small.. frankly, i know nothing on network and hardware, and even software i just know a little tip of iceberg of it, *paiseh*.. to generalize this, it's like you are a specialist in cardiology and when people around know you are a "doctor", they will come to you for advices on how to recover from flu, what's the best medication for their sickness, what to do when they experience premature ejaculation!! and when you politely apologize saying "that's not really my forte", they bluntly say "huh?? doctor also dunno ah??".. yes, we are what our profession but not GOD who knows all things.. without prejudice and pinpointing, i guess we sometimes have to set our expectations right and not make assumptions, or at least understand that there is none who can do everything in this world.. agree?? :)