A Little Update ..

Sorry for not updating in the past 2 days. I was having such a great time with my girlfriend that I forgot to write. So, Here's this day's link...

Link of the day: it's Fargo, my favorite game journalist!

Amazon.com is your friend!

Today I was checking out all those audio CDs package that is suppposed to help you learn the language better (In my case, Japanese), and There's so many publishers(brands?) to choose from.(The best one is, of course, Pimsleur's, but sadly Kinokuniya{book store} doesn't have it.)

After having searched helplessly for half an hour, I decided to go to nearby internet cafe and fired up Amazon.com's website.

I typed in the search box...

"search: 'learn japanese' " ....no, too broad..
"search: 'learn japanese audio' " ...ok...click...Results comes up..

From the seach result, I found a couple of publishers that I recognized.Yes! I immediately clicked on the links. Loads of reviews popped up.( because I clicked on like 5-6 places!)

I read them all, and after some careful thought, I chose the one that got the best reviews.

All of this took 20 minutes.

After that, I went in the book store again, pick the one I have chosen, proceed to the counter, paid for the package(25$), and went home happily.

What I want to tell you is that, if I didn't consult the reviews first, I would have chosen the cheapest one, and that would be a big mistake. I think the Amazon.com's reviewing system is very useful for the consumers. However, you should look out for false reviews that's written by the makers of the product themselves. Fortunately, they're quite easy to spot.

Well, I have nothing else to say now, except just try it out yourself and see if it works for you. Goodluck! Amazon.com

Link of the day: Build Your Own OS: Linux From Scratch

12 Weeks..

Today, I decide to join the Body-for-LIFE 12 weeks long program.

We’re paying you to get in to the best shape of your life! After just 4 weeks, you could win $10,000! And after finishing the full 12 weeks, you could win up to $100,000!

Read here if you want to know what it's all about. (I didn't sign up for 100,000$ though, just want to get healthy.)

Health Log:

12.02 Stationary Bicycling (20 min)(MaxHR = 124)(AvgHR = 116)

13.00 Push-Up (20)


Link of the day: PenisSizeDebate.com - Does Size Matter? They say it does!
(But I don't believe them..)

Learning Japanese? you say?

After leaving my japanese skill to rust 6 months ago, I'm trying to pick it up again. This time I'm armed with Pimsleur's audio CDs ,and many textbooks I've collected.

I hope I could at least get to the intermediate level this time.
This is my Goal for learning Japanese:
1.I want to watch anime without subtitle!
2.I want to know what Hikaru Yutada is singing about!
3.I want to become a Japanese superstar! (*caution: harzardous dreamy mode ON*)

hmmm,do you think I can accomplish all these within 6 months? ...We will see..

Health Log:

3.15 Stationary Bicycling (20 min)(MaxHR = 131)(AvgHR = 120)


Link of the day: So You Want To Learn Japanese..


2 years ago, when I was creating my first website, you need GIF format for reducing picture size. But then today, I just found out that it was obsolete, and that PNG has taken its place. With the ability to reduce the file size twice as much compared to GIF's, I'm a true convert. Read more here.

Link of the day: ImageShack - image hosting for free! (up to 600k)

Sunday..I miss all the white fluffs...

The weather changed abruptly from yesterday (cool and cloudy). There is almost no cloud in sight, and all the dazzling light hurt my eye.

Maybe this is the reason I like raining days. The light is minimal so My eye doesn't hurt. Another reason is that it's so moist, cool, and so romantic. When it rains, I just love sitting behind a window and gazing out -- such a relaxing time.

But there's an exception, which is When I have to go out and it's storming! What can I say -- I hate getting wet (especially with all the mud). So, I usually stay at home in the raining season. Lonely? nahh...I stock all the games I want, play 8 hours straight daily, and become the happiest man in the world. Woot!

Health log:

8.00 Stretch


Link of the day: Pencil Carving - A rare but beautiful handicraft work.

Good morning...

At the moment, I'm here at CTT center studying programming, very sleepy. Slept at 1.30 am last night, Got up this morning at 8. 6 hours of dreamless sleep...

I'm so glad we can surf the internet here. I feel so limited if I cannot access the internet. It's like a giant library, where data is instantaneously reached, if you know how. Moreover, instant messenger such as MSN messenger offers many interesting features -- Audio conversation (like talking on the phone), webcam , application sharing, etc... I feel that when high-speed broadband reach every homes, a computer will evolve to become the main communication system.

Anywho, Good morning to you all, fellow citizen of the internet.

It works!

I can't believe this works. Yesterday I tried to make the message I posted at my blog to came up on my website automatically.After Searching ,and tweaking (and a little hacking), I finally got it to work!

For anyone that's having problem about this XML feeding business, Here's what I use:

1 unit of Atom.xml - What is it? Here.
1 lb. of magpie, the Atom parser in PHP.
1 stick of hack - whew..thank you,phocks.
1 can of coke - just a little thirsty now.
1 page of index.php - or any of *.php page.
And a cookbook.

...hmmm delicious...would you like to have some?

Health log

First health log:

10.00 stretch

10.30 push-up (15)(10)


Link of the day : CG talk - The Biggest CG artist community

ps. Testing atom feed again..

Test feed

This is a test for my site.I try to find out whether my atom.xml is pooped or not ,because CSS Formatting (on my website) is completely screwed by recent post.

Paint away!

My Paint BBS is usable now.
It's located Here.
And also,there's a nice tutorial Here in case you need help.

Finally it is 100% complete, my website that is.

It's now time to move on to other things, like downloading pr0n...well,I already have more than enough of those, actually! So then, I think my new project is going to be-----

Improving my health!

Since the last 4 years, my health has been deteriorating continously. Many factor has contributed to this, such as lost of sleep, unhealthy diet, and lack of exercises (I used to play basketball almost everyday).I also got a chronic symptom of Cygnus(--unbearable headache +plus+ throwing up). I feel myself getting weaker and weaker day by day..

I have promised to myself (to improve my health) many times. And every time I break down, stop doing exercise and lose control. Every time this happened, I felt very guilty.

Not this time.

I promise to you that I will start slow but keep pushing,and I will keep a log here of my progress. My goal is "To have excellent health, and consistently improve it further"
(and also to bulk up into Edward Norton in American History X )

Link of the day: OekakiBBS.com - Great Japanese Artist community
*Oekaki = O(polite prefix) + eh(picture) + kaki(to draw)

My site is nearly done! part II

What's left to be done is only paintBBS....so Here is my site,in its entirety...

Simpleblob 1
Simpleblob 2(mirror)

I'm quite tired today so forgive me for not posting much..logging out.

Link of the day: kottke.org - Home of fine hypertext products (blog)

My site is nearly done!

Yessss it's cooked alright!(pun intended{so hot here}) I just got the phpBB forum.. Muhahahaaa I never know the evil power of the Forum Admin until now! yeahhhh~ (sadly My forum have no member yet...::cry::)

Ok,(composed myself). I know it's not that exciting to someone else, but for me, I'm really proud of what I accomplished here.Partly because it's my first real website (I don't count my geocities,because it's rather..unreal), and because I didn't have to pay a dime for hosting! (well,maybe I would later)

I would like to recommend you these free webhosts that let me host my site.They're good!
- Collo.net - 75Mb Free Storage, SSI PHP CGI enabled, FTP access
- buildtolearn.com - 20 MB Free, PHP CGI enabled, FTP access, 1 MySQL DB, Cpanel, Fantastico
- phpBB-Host.org - Free phpBB forums! I really dig this!

Link of the day: OMG!!! simpleblob's Forum?!?! must..post..now..

Treasure Island

That's right, today I went to see a college play named "Treasure Island" by Architecture design faculty.It's weird but it's a tradition of my college.The play is hosted annually and usually everyone in the faculty participate in some ways.Although the ticket is quite cheap,the performance is always spectacular.

Treasure Island is the story of 2 pirates --Captain Kidd and Captain Long John Silver.Silver had discovered a map that will leads to legendary treasure,but he messed up and Kidd got the map by accident,so Silver tried every way to get it back.It's a long story with a little twist at the end,but the most important thing wasn't the story---it's the joke.

Most jokes were jokes about the current news and politic (,and silly joke!).But there were some original ones (which are hilarious).All in all the play was a success. Everyone went home happily,with silly jokes and the play's souvenirs.

I got back home around almost midnight so I'm a bit sleepy right now.It's time to log-off I think.Will write again tomorrow...

Link of the day: AfraidToAsk.com - Everything you want to know but wouldn't dare!
Yeah,I have no idea what to write today.Heh,there's always something to write about,but it is in my opinion that the stories should also be interesting.Today I don't can't think of anything interesting.
On the other hand,good writers will write interesting stories,and great writers will make any story interesting. pity that I'm just plain bad writer.
There's also stories that's always interesting to everyone.And that is ---the private affair of other people.Those who love to gossip know this fact well.(but I won't tell you about my private life....yet)

So I will end today's post with this paragraph....how boring hahaha.I will make it up to you tomorrow!

Link of the day: eatpoo - Great Artist Community


Today is web designing day for me! Whole morning was spent pondering about what index.html would look like,and I'll tell you this,it's hard work.

First,I just couldn't make up my mind about the color choice(now happily orange-black-white- blue),and then I couldn't make up my mine about the menu,and finally, 3 more hours was spent figuring out how to work with Dreamweaver MX. heh..what a long(but fruitful)day.

Anyone still reading this might want to know where my homepage is,but I'm not going to tell you just yet.Lots of things still need to be worked out,so have patient!

Link of the day: engrish - misbehaved cousin of the now famous "english".

Daily doodling

Everyday I promise myself to do at least one drawing to improve my skill. Actually I prefer drawing digitally more than traditionally,although I don't have a tablet yet. (tablet is an electric pen and paper that you can use to connect to the computer {it works like a mouse,I think})
Currently, I use a mouse and a program called MSN handwriting to draw. MSN handwritingis a plugin for MSN messenger. it lets you draw directly into the message typing section and send it to your friends. more info at http://www.mess.be

here's my yesterday doodling...nice isn't it?

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