Happy 2018 and jokes from politicians

1. Raymond Tam Chi-yuen (譚志源), former Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs of the Hong Kong SAR Government:
Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen (袁國強) ate reheated instant noodles in the middle of the night, for the sake of safeguarding the sanctity of ‘one country, two systems’.
Translation: The Secretary earning more than HK$300,000 (US$38,000) a month has to eat poorly, spare no time to enjoy good and nutritious food, so that he can focus on his work to keep Hong Kong’s unique system running.
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聖誕快樂之馬幣反彈

新的一年開局在即,之前一直遲遲不見起色的馬幣似乎有了些動力,從2017年1月份的最低點4.4980令吉對一美元,如今反彈至4.08左右對一美元,升幅達到百分之十,因此市場視之為表現最佳的亞洲貨幣之一。大馬人相當注意的馬幣兌新幣匯率也從3.15左右回升至3.04上下。

2018年到來,大概有些人預測大選之後一切塵埃落定的局勢應該有助加強馬幣升勢,再加上國際油價若持續企穩,馬幣相信可以一撇過往委靡不振的頹勢。但是現在這個世界整體局勢非常不穩定,謹慎中保持樂觀、樂觀中保持謹慎,是必須的態度。 Continue reading “聖誕快樂之馬幣反彈”

Why I still repair my laptops

I have an ACER Aspire laptop which I bought in 2009, and an ASUS A555L laptop which I bought in early 2016.

Recently I have the CD players of both laptops replaced and they are now running well again. Many might feel curious as to why there is a need to fix a laptop, given that new laptops are selling cheap in Malaysia. With below MYR 2,000 you can get quite good laptops already. Continue reading “Why I still repair my laptops”

臺北市永康街太興燒臘:12月30日最後賞味期

最近常常夢見自己回到臺北,在師大附近到處遊走,午餐或晚餐時間又跑去永康街的太興燒臘吃燒臘飯,我最愛吃的廣東燒臘竟然在夢中出現,我視之為必須盡快重遊臺北的訊號。

白天回到寫字樓趕著一份翻譯稿,朋友傳來LINE訊息,原來是有臺灣部落客撰文報導說太興燒臘的陳老闆要封刀退休了。我看了覺得好可惜,一直在苦惱以後回到臺北就沒有這麼美味的燒臘飯可以吃了,因為大臺北地區好像都沒有陳老闆這麼正宗香港味的燒臘飯。 Continue reading “臺北市永康街太興燒臘:12月30日最後賞味期”

A freelancer’s self-discipline

It is never easy to be a freelancer. You have to set your own work schedule, work on the projects you have at the moment while looking up for the new ones. You must also meet your clients’ deadlines, and make sure they pay on time.

If you find it hard to focus on your work at home, it could be better if you look for a co-working space near your apartment. Going to work at co-working space from Mondays through Fridays makes sure you do your work regularly, and it allows you to meet with like-minded freelancers. Continue reading “A freelancer’s self-discipline”