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It’s been 1 week

In Personal on 22 December, 2007 at 11:38 pm

1 week after my trip to Shanghai.  There is no place like home.  Sitting here enjoying National Geographic HD in my comfortable sofa, there is really no place like home.  The familiar environment just gives you the comfort.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Everyone.  Life is phenomenal!  Enjoy it!

Day 2 in Shanghai

In Personal on 13 December, 2007 at 10:12 am

Tonight is really cold.  Really really cold.  I think it is the wind, and it don’t like my hand a lot.  My hand become numb just taking a walk for like 5 minute.  Now I can understand why people wear long jacket that is up to the knee.  Without it your lower body just don’t have enough protection from the cold weather.  And I really need those gloves that they are selling out on the streets.  While I was longing for those gloves, some other hawker just shout and the hawker who is selling those gloves just wrap up his merchandise and prepare to run off.  So did the rest of the hawkers, then they found out that it was a false alarm and they went back to their sales talk.  It is a scene that wasn’t around in Singapore for like few decades already.

It’s good that I am now in my cozy hotel room blogging.  So tomorrow will be the day I go back to Singapore, a hot and humid place.  My flight will be at 23:45 and it will be a great flight home.

Shanghai

In Personal on 12 December, 2007 at 9:47 am

So here I am blogging in a contemporary style hotel room in Shanghai, Parkyard Hotel to be exact.  One week ago, I wouldn’t have imagine this.  This is a last minute business trip, so it was not plan.  As this is also my first trip to Shanghai, it is also an eye opener.  Coming out of Pudong Airport and taking the company arranged car wasn’t that spectacular.  The hotel is quite a refreshing look though but the trip to the office and the office itself was a normal thing.  When my colleague brought me to Shanghai’s Huang Pu River, that is the eye opener.  The neon lights look similar to Hong Kong but the space in between the street is wider and the buildings are bigger.  Looking at Pudong from Puxi (or is it the other way round) across the Huang Pu river is spectacular.  Very nice panoramic view.  My colleague was saying that having a party up in a building that has a clear view of the Haung Pu River would be absolutely “the thing” to do.

I believe tomorrow, the second day will be absolutely wonderful!

Wow! Been a while!

In Programming on 8 December, 2007 at 5:46 am

Yeah, how time flies!  Near the end of the year already.  Visual Studio 2008 has finally been released just 2 or 3 weeks ago.  It is definitely a must for any .NET 3.0 developer to check out VS2008.  With its built-in XAML editor whereby you can finally drag and drop UI controls from the toolbox, this is definitely a big step forward compared to VS2005.

I’ve also developed a VisionBoard program using WPF.  It is a software that let you pin any pictures on to its board like surface.  This is so that you can pin pictures of your goals that you want to achieve and thus remind you of what your goals are.  The installation file is small, but I need to find a way to store those installation file.  So stay tuned!