2014.11.26 | 若有所失

[Volume 9 Issue 11, #1969]
When You Start To Feel Things Aren't As Good..
相信大家一定有去過某些地方, 開始幾次到訪都啱晒口味, 以致日後再三光顧都不厭其煩.. 一定次數之後又可能患得患失, 覺得啲嘢好似冇以前咁好喇.. 呢種情況之下, 閣下會係開始埋怨水準下降, 或換咗其他人做, 或自己轉咗口味, 定還是會認為可能習慣晒, 所以已沒有甚麼新驚喜可言?? 以下一組美食所在, 係我喺以前間舊公司時周不時會去幫襯嘅.. 不過最近一次, 就係覺只得個海南豬扒依然好味.. 想必係經歷我以上所提到嘅壯況, 大家認為我嘅個案, 係邊一種問題呢?? :)

今日嘅互動貼文如何操作:
  • 點觸相片下面嘅字母按鈕, 就可在食物相片間滑動
  • 最後一副為互動電子地圖, 讓閣下可以清楚知道餐廳位置
  • 注意: 如果你嘅瀏覽器尚係其中一種不支援HTML5/CSS3嘅版本, 此貼將未能正常操作 - 更新你舊老古董啦, 唔該!! :D
i am sure there are some places where we like them so much during our first few visits, that we do not mind going back again and again.. and probably after a number of times, we start to find things seem to be not as good as they were.. in such a case, do you start blaming the quality drops, or a different person doing it, or your taste has changed, or do you think it could be due to yourself getting used to it and thus there is nothing new to excite?? the set of photos below was taken at an eatery i used to frequently patronize when i was still with my ex-ex-company, but this time i only find the pork chop is as good.. so, i must be experiencing what i described above, what kind of problem do you think my case belongs to?? :)

How today's interactive post works:
  • Click on the letter buttons to SLIDE between the photos of food
  • The last in the set is an interactive map where you can locate the restaurant
  • Note: May not work properly if your browser is one of the legacy versions that does not support HTML5/CSS3 - update your white elephant lah please!! :D
Sin Kee Brickfields - Prawns and Squid in Sweet & Spicy Sambal Gravy
Sin Kee Brickfields - Stir Fried Kailan with Garlic Chips
Sin Kee Brickfields - Deep Fried Grass Carp with Soy Sauce
Sin Kee - Traditional Recipe Hainanese Pork Chop

2014.11.24 | 創意無限

[Volume 9 Issue 11, #1968]
Beautiful and Creative Product Packaging
友人俾咗呢個網站嘅網址我, 我確實係非常之欣賞佢所介紹嘅創意產品包裝.. 其實呢, 我本身係好喜歡平面設計呀, 包裝設計呀等等嘅創意創作嘅, 只係當年跟大隊去讀工程學位而冇繼續我嘅創作夢想啫.. 講返今日個題材, 我由所介紹嘅41個創作中, 挑選出我最喜愛嘅6個, 而當中我最欣賞嘅要數係下面嘅創作(E)喇, 果然係超然非凡呀!! 如果要你揀最令你讚嘆嘅, 你會揀邊(幾)個創作呢??

今日嘅互動貼文如何操作:
  • 點觸圖片, 就可翻去另一面知道該創作到底賣甚麼關子
  • 點觸相片下面嘅字母按鈕, 就可在不同創作設計間滑動
  • 注意: 如果你嘅瀏覽器尚係其中一種不支援HTML5/CSS3嘅版本, 此貼將未能正常操作 - 更新你舊老古董啦, 唔該!! :D
a friend sent me the link to this website and i really enjoyed looking at those very creative product packaging being introduced.. actually i am always very interested in graphic design, packaging design etc kind of creative artwork, just that i followed the majority to study in Engineering and did not pursue my designer path back then, hahahaha!! okay, back to the topic, i've chosen 6 from the 41 designs that i like most, and my favorite will have to be Design (E) below, it awesomely rocks!! which one is your pick then?? :)

How does today's interactive post work:
  • Click each photo for a FLIP to reveal how the creative design works
  • Click on the letter buttons to SLIDE between sets of creative designs
  • Note: May not work properly if your browser is one of the legacy versions that does not support HTML5/CSS3 - update your white elephant lah please!! :D
Anti-Theft Lunch BagAnti-Theft Lunch Bag
Sandwich CDSandwich CD
Spread Butter with A SpreadSpread Butter with A Spread
Peel the Smirnoff BottlePeel the Smirnoff Bottle
Shave Your Parmesan PencilShave Your Parmesan Pencil
Hang Your Tea BagHang Your Tea Bag

2014.11.20 | 幾多個站

[Volume 9 Issue 11, #1967]
How Many Stations??
Klang Valley Integrated Rail System
各位是否經常都會聽到有人話或者問, 仲有幾個站到?? 我個人絕對認為咁樣係十分之模棱兩可, 究竟係尚有幾個站?? 定係中間隔幾個站?? 幾多個站又係點樣計先?? 有啲人會計埋起點同終點, 有啲人計起點唔計終點, 有啲人唔計起點計終點, 有啲人起點同埋終點都唔計.. 況且呀, 聽者未必會同說者同一個計算方式喎, 咁究竟係邊個打邊個先?? 我自己就希望話人知, 又或者人哋話我知個方向同終點站嘅站名, 因為咁樣先係準確得自己可以處理, 唔似有幾個站咁相對性, 容易引起不必要誤會.. 可能我哋呢個咁簡單嘅交通系統(複雜嘅唔係個系統本身, 而係冇完善銜接又冇清楚說明累事啫), 計站可以work, 不過去到其他交通系統更加先進同複雜嘅地方, 單係靠計站, 肯定係會蕩失囉!! 哈哈~~ :p
do you often hear people telling or asking how many stations to their destination from where they are?? i personally find this rather uncertain, how many stations more?? or how many stations to?? and how the stations are counted differs from person to person.. some include both origin and destination, some include origin but exclude destination, some exclude origin but include destination, some exclude both origin and destination.. moreover, the person who receives the message may not count the same way as the person who explains, so which is which?? i would actually prefer to tell or be told the direction and the exact name of the destination station, as this is something absolute i can figure out myself, not something relative like how many stations and hence no misunderstanding.. probably with our relatively simple rail network (confusing is not the system itself but the lack of integration connection yet vague information given), counting stations may work, but in other cities with more advanced and sophisticated rail system network, one who count by station is surely going to be lost!! haha~~ :p

2014.11.18 | 利用同情

[Volume 9 Issue 11, #1966]
Symphathy Being Exploited??
Minions Tissue Papers
唔係, 呢一篇post唔係要炫耀我啲(Minions)紙巾, 只不過係用佢嚟帶出一宗最近遇到嘅一件事啫.. 好喇, 大家應該都對茶室內有人兜售紙巾呢一件事見怪不怪啦, 當中兜售嘅大多數都係失明人士啦.. 當然, 買唔買係完全自發性嘅, 而我相信大多數人會幫襯, 都係出自一番憐憫之心, 覺得做點好事幫助啲失明人士.. 通常都係RM1三包或者唔超過RM0.50一包, 係嘛?? 不過某日我在孟沙某茶室內嘅時候, 就無意中聽到隔離檯嘅客人買一包要俾RM1.. 嘩!! 我即刻覺得係冷冷的利用我哋對於失明人士嘅同情心囉.. 其實如果賣貴少少, 我唔覺得有人會介意, 不過此等嘅「不合理高價」, 至少我自己係不能接受囉!! 感覺就好似你捐錢俾慈善機構, 譬如話你捐RM5, 不過人家就嫌你俾得少咁樣, 大家get到我個point嗎?? 其實同光天化日搶錢冇乜分別喎, 同意嗎?? @_@"
nope, this post is not about my (Minions) tissue papers but just an example to illustrate the story i'm going to tell.. okay, i guess it's rather common you find people peddling packets of tissue papers in some coffee shops, and most of them are the visually impaired.. of course, buying or not is totally voluntary but i think many will just buy one packet more as a sign of doing good to helping them.. normally 3 packets for RM1 or not more than RM0.50 for a packet, right?? but one day when i was in a coffee shop in Bangsar, i overheard the next table that the patron was charged RM1 for a packet.. wow, i immediately felt like that was an exploit of our symphaty towards the visually impaired.. i mean it's not wrong to charge a little more and most of us won't mind that, but with this quite "unreasonable more" (at least to me), i totally cannot accept.. it's like you are donating, say RM5, to a charity establishment and they instead complain you are giving too little, you get the point?? not much difference from daylight robbery, agree?? @_@"

2014.11.14 | 放緩腳步

[Volume 9 Issue 11, #1965]
Slow Down and Observe Your Surroundings
From My Window The Mango Tree Inspires
呢一棵就喺我房間窗外嘅芒果樹, 係廿年前搬嚟時所種.. 多年來我都不削一望, 直至最近一個星期日早上, 我在驚喜中發現樹上生咗幾個正在成熟嘅芒果(放心, 我唔係叫你猜一共有幾多個).. 我突然喺度諗, 我哋之中有幾多位係會放慢腳步, 去觀察同珍惜身邊左右嘅事物?? 你認識你嘅鄰居嗎?? 你嘅鄰居認識你嗎?? 我哋每朝趕住返工, 困於交通擁擠中, 喺公司埋頭苦幹直至返到屋企可能天已是黑, 仲要繼續做嘢做家務.. 甚至唔趕嘅時候,都係無時無刻慣性地睇住部手機, 食飯要睇, 撘車要睇, 行路要睇, 甚至同親友聚緊都要睇.. 呢個世界變得如此冷了嗎?? 我指嘅係人情, 唔係氣候, 但偏偏我哋又不知覺地融入了.. 祝大家有個愉快的週末~~ :)
this mango tree just outside my window was planted 20 years ago when i moved to this place.. all these years, i did not really bother to take a look until one recent sunday morning, i looked out of the window and found by surprise some riping mangoes growing on the tree (okay, i won’t ask you to guess how many were there).. i suddenly thought, how many of us actually care to slow down to look around and appreciate things in our surroundings?? do you know your neighbours, or do your neighbours know you?? we rush to work every morning, stuck in the traffic, bury ourselves in and by the time we reach home probably at night, we continue with work or house chores.. even if we are not in a rush, we are busy looking at our phones - while eating, while commuting, while walking or even while meeting up with friends and relatives.. the world has turned cold?? i mean the human touch, not climate, yet we have already accustomed to it.. have a great weekend ahead everyone~~ :)

2014.11.12 | 拎收膠袋

[Volume 9 Issue 11, #1964]
Carrying and Keeping Plastic Bags in Style
Carrying Plastic Bags In Style
好喇, 暫且不提是否環保不環保, 因為今日我要講一講膠袋.. 如果有人俾我個裝住嘢嘅膠袋, 仲要係打成如A1般的結咁樣嘅, 我一定二話不說即刻解開個結, 確保我拎住個膠袋嗰陣係如A2一樣囉.. 或者係得我咁覺得啦, 打咗個結睇落好uncle囉, 雖然我承認我自己係uncle一個~~ 哈峆峆!!
okay, forget about being not environmentally friendly for a moment, but let’s talk about plastic bags.. if i am given something to carry and the plastic bag is tied in a ribbon like A1 above, i am so gonna untie it right away and make sure i only carry it like A2!! haha, maybe just me but i really find it very “uncle” to tie up a plastic bag like that, though i admit i am one, muahahaha!!
Keeping Plastic Bags In Style
當然, 我會希望有個紙袋又或者用返自己個環保購物袋, 不過好多時候好難避免要用膠袋嘛.. 我呢就唔會丟啲新淨膠袋, 而係會收起再用作垃圾袋嘅.. 如果你都有收起嘅話, 你會求其將佢揸成如B1咁嘅一團, 定係花多幾秒鐘將佢摺到如B2咁的骰呢?? 我咁完美主意, 你都估得到我會係後者啦.. 你唔覺更企理更慳位咩?? :)
of course i would prefer to be given a paper bag or use my own grocery bag, but many times plastic bags are inevitable.. i don’t throw away my plastic bags but keep them to be reused as garbage bags.. if you are to keep your plastic bags, do you usually just crush it into a ball and put a side like B1, or you spend a few seconds to fold it nicely like B2?? being a perfectionist like me, surely i am doing the latter, it looks more tidy and save space too, agree?? :)