interweaving the strands

Digital Clutter

In this digital age, we gather a lot of things in our smartphones, laptop and other gadgets we hold. My sister gave me a 1 TB external hard drive and already put in pictures for storage. It felt nice to be able to sort the pictures for there were too many to organize. I recently got the chance to empty the SD cards from our old cameras when we received word that we have a buyer for the cameras. Continue reading “Digital Clutter”


Sunset at Victoria Peak

We visited Victoria’s Peak not for the wax museum but for the sunset view. We have been to The Peak before and have entered the Madame Tussauds, and we even skipped taking the Peak Tram this time. The talent of the bus drivers here is superb. Continue reading “Sunset at Victoria Peak”

A Different Side of Hong Kong

Hong Kong is one place we have been to several times but there seems to be something new to find everytime. For some, it is a haven for shopping and good eats, but for us explorers, it would be to discover areas we haven’t been to before. Continue reading “A Different Side of Hong Kong”

What’s in a Jar?

Or an empty can, or any container for that matter?

(this has been around since we were little and used to contain candies)

Our dad has a habit of transferring food or tea bags into different containers. He removes the teabags from their original container and place them together with other sorts of tea bags in different cans. Continue reading “What’s in a Jar?”

35 Reasons you don’t always pick up the phone:


  1. Someone else will pick it up
  2. Expectation that no one will call you
  3. Usually it’s not for you and you have to call that person to answer
  4. A stranger might call
  5. It’s the bank asking you to get some loans
  6. Someone will sell you products
  7. It’s a relative you don’t want to check-up on you
  8. Continue reading “35 Reasons you don’t always pick up the phone:”

Translation Notes

In the process of translation, I discovered many texts that is difficult to translate in our language. There were too technical terms that simply has no counterpart yet in our own. Then I’d realize how little I know about the different fields and genre, of how we apply them in our culture and context. I tried searching on the web about the terminologies, if there are existing or official translations for the Bible, countries, economics, scientific terms, even political and international studies, and was able to find only a few. Continue reading “Translation Notes”


My sister remembered how it was like back when mobile phones are still uncommon that we rely on pagers to transmit messages. We use the pagers or BB call to leave messages for the people we want to call. The apartment house where we used to live is very near the apartment where we go to everyday after school. We study there till 8-9m. Continue reading “Communication”

The Things I Learned from the Masters

By Masters, I mean my sister, cousins and adviser, as well as books and music, because I learned a lot from them.

  1. Staying up late

I remembered working on my research papers, editing videos and I even reached until 4 am then with only two hours of sleep, I had to get up again. I didn’t have a problem staying wide awake after those times. I’m usually the ‘early to bed, early to rise’ type. Continue reading “The Things I Learned from the Masters”

Find your Anchor

Find your anchor!” My nephew told his sister when she felt pain on her fingers after chopping lots of garlic in our preparation for our hotpot lunch at their house. We recognized this line, because we all watched Teen Wolf, where it has been a technique used to help them take control of changing. Continue reading “Find your Anchor”

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