Have you received these cookies from me as Christmas gift this year?

Hope you enjoy eating cookies as much as I enjoy making them. There is a TV ad campaign running from metro Vancouver city reminding us to “create memories, not garbage“.   I cannot agree more!  There are a lot of unnecessary garbage generated from warping paper and little useless gag gifts.  I opt to make  cookies to my true and…

Protect your smartphone from snatcher!!

I cannot believe my first blog post about my flashy new Galaxy S3 is actually a sad story … but I think it is worth sharing and we all can learn good lessons on how to protect your phone from snatcher. This morning when I was sitting on bus, I picked a seat right next…

Where it all begins …

This is a visit to the birth place of my passion of baking and love of software development . Before moving to Vancouver, I spent F1 to F3 (similar to grade 7 – 9 in North American system) in one of the oldest all girls school in Hong Kong: Ying Wa Girls School(英華女學校). Experience from…

Earth Hour 2009

I have just turned off all my light on the main floor and leaving just the tv on and blogging via my netbook currently unplug from the power grid.  I was planning to continue to prepare cheesecake in candle light.  But thinking it is actually not that practical.  At the end just decided to write…

Beijing Olympic Closing and Looking back

Kudos to summer Olympians of Canada.  You have made us really proud! I am excited about every single medal you have brought back (regardless of colour) and all the personal record you have broken.   I still remember a feature CBC news report showed the lack of funding for the summer sports comparing the winter games. …

Beijing Olympic Opening Ceremony – comparing CBC, NBC and TVB versions

I did not wake up in the middle of the night to catch the opening live.  Instead, I watched the prime time rebroadcast which is cut to just two hours.  That’s definitely more interesting to see how each broadcaster from different country decided which section is “chop-able”. The performance is incredibly stunning. I particularly love…

Tibet

I really want to know the truth.  What is happening there now?  Who can I trust?  Where can I get the real news and find out the real situation?  Given the Tiananmen Square experience, I found it very hard to believe any words coming out from the Chinese official.  What concerned me the most is…

Recipes for Disaster

This is a documentary about how a Finnish family adapting a "Low-Carb(on)" life for a year.  It is definitely an interesting film  about climate change and how or if it is possible to adopt a new way of life to save the over-heated earth.  The tension between the husband (the film marker) and his wife…

TVB Sunday’s File – The Moving Years (流徙歲月)

This 30 mins documentary is about migrant worker children.  I felt absolutely outrage about 2nd class citizen treatment for migrant workers, despite he and his family have been contributing to the city for years.  They still have to pay 10 times for school fee (comparing the local).   There is also no medical insurance coverage.  It is mind-bothering to see the lack…