Saturday, August 21, 2010

To be an Art Teacher

It's Saturday morning, got up early, feeling bored, clearing my emails, and found this link:

As I always have a dream, wanted to be an art teacher in a 5 stars resort teach art to kid and elderly people.

Monday, August 09, 2010

7 worst places in London to be as a tourist?

Found a post on the net, but sure if it's true.....

7 worst places in London to be as a tourist

London dosn't really have Tourist traps just some very overpriced attractions ; these are in my opinion the worst of the worst:

1) London Dungeon. Once saw a travel guide writing about this place say : "unsuitable for adults" - quite.

2) Madame Tussaud's - Lifeless rubbish.

3) Covent Garden - Overpriced rubbish and bloody street entertainers.

4) Eros on Piccadilly - silly little statue on a roundabout that is not even Eros.

5) The Heathrow Express from Paddington to the airport - more expensive than Concorde

6) Catford

7) Coach & Horses pub in Soho - now overrun with wallies asking if Mr Bernard is OK ?

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

10 Ways Lazy Stupid Coworkers Can Help Boost Your Career

Lazy coworkers may seem like a nuisance, but in reality, they offer a number of excellent opportunities to improve your professional life. Whether you’re simply outshining them, or being forced to innovate, those dolts you work with might actually be doing you a favor. Here, we’ll take a look at 10 ways they’re giving you a hand.

You’ll look better in comparison: First and foremost, a lazy coworker makes it easy for you to look good. Assuming you’re not just as lazy and stupid as your coworkers, having a few fools around can raise your perceived value. Yes, your boss really does notice.

Picking up the slack: By doing the work your coworkers are too incompetent to do, you’ll shine and be praised for your willingness to help out the team. Just be sure to make sure this doesn’t go unnoticed.

They’ll motivate you to do better: Chances are, your lazy, stupid coworkers of today were just like you yesterday-they’ve just become accustomed to a routine of slacking and underperforming over the years. You can use their attitude as a motivator to do better things, whether that means working harder to advance yourself, or breaking out of the rat race to create your own business.

They don’t bother recognizing opportunities: If your coworkers are too stupid and lazy to even do their own jobs, you can bet there’s a good chance they wouldn’t notice or care if an opportunity smacked them in the face. That means that you’re more likely to stumble upon and take advantage of a great idea, such as volunteering to head up a new and much needed committee that will grant you high profile success.

You’ll be able to work less: Working with slow coworkers often means that your work tends to trickle in as well. You should be able to run laps around them, freeing yourself up for career-advancing special projects.

Your suggestions for improvements will be noticed: If no one else cares enough to say anything about improving your workflow, bringing these issues to your boss can raise you to the level of confidant, and it shows that you care. These are great seeds to plant for future advancement.

You’ll become everyone’s new best friend: Again, underperforming coworkers often give you an opportunity to do things beyond your normal job scope. This leaves you open to help out in other departments and become more helpful and visible to your entire organization.

They’ll fill you in on the latest gossip: There’s one thing lazy coworkers are great at keeping up with, and that thing is gossip. Use them to keep informed about who’s leaving, what positions are opening up, and where your company is going in the future.

They’re open mikes: Another way gossip-loving lazy coworkers help is through their gift of gab. Pass along a rumor that you’re doing well or that you’re expected to receive a specific promotion, and this information just might land upon and influence ears that matter.

Sharing credit makes you look like a leader: When you swoop in to save the day after your stupid coworker did something inept, you’ll be the hero that got the job done. This is especially useful if you share credit with the dummy that started it all, because you’ll be perceived as the leader that brought everything together.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Ongoing 101 List About Me....

1. I love sushi, specially the ‘Nigiri’

2. I also love ‘natto’ with rice. Trust me, it tastes so delicious, but try not to smell it before you eat.

3. I can paint; realistic style is my strong part.

4. I love kids, but will not have one my own!

5. I used to have two cats; older one call Bella, and younger one call Nalla

6. I have lots of different names, such as A-Bou, Peter, Jacky, A-Pia, Shwags, JP, Jeff, Jeffery, Jefferson, Jeremy, Jerry, etc.

7. Jeff is the short form of Jeffery. I think every body knows that already... and I hate people call me that!!!

8. My family call me A-Bou.

9. My bodies in Taiwan call me A-Pia.

10. My grand-pa gave me the name 'Peter'. It's from the Holly Bible.

11. My friends in university call me JP or Shwags. (shwag means 'handsome' in Chinese)

12. Jacky is the first English name that I picked back to my high-school years. (didn't use it for long)

13. Jeffery is the name I picked back to my Army year in Taiwan, I took my best budy's name and made a little bit changes... His name is Jeffrey.... I don't like the conbernation of 're' coz it does not look balance for me.... See 'Jeffery' and 'Jeffrey'. Got it?

14. Yes, by the way, I went to Army for 2 years in Taiwan. I kind of like the army life back then.

15. Jeremy... hahaha, I love this name. By some reason, people always call me Jeremy. Don't ask me why, I have no idea. Even my Prof. in University call me Jeremy. He know me really well through out my 3 1/2 years of studies, but he still call me .... you know what.... Yes 'JEREMY'. And this is the reason why from now on, I introduce my new name to all my friend. Jeremy is Me. You can call me what ever you want, I don't care, but Don't Call me Jeff!

16. I have a car call 'Little Grey' It's the Toyota Matrx... I love him, Yes, it's a Him. Grey is a guy color.

17. I love travel, and travel alone is the best once of while.

18. I used to be a 'bad boy', or i should say a 'play boy'. I had 6 girlfriends in 6 month, after I finished my Army service. Note: I only do ONE at a time, so I was not that bad... Ha-ha.

19. I have a strange type of body system. (I think) I can be gain up to 4 lb and loss 3 lbs in one day. It must be the water!

20. I am a lonely person, sometimes! Everyone does, Right?

21. I can't drink, but I am trying to 'learn' it. My face gets RED after ONE beer.

22. I am a pretty good cook, but too lazy to cook.

23. I have a tattoo on my arm, and want to have one more, but I hate needle.

24. Yellow, Orange, and Apple Green are my favorite color; maybe Red too, coz not everyone can wear Red and looks good.

25. I study art since my high-school years. I was always one of the top student in 'art' class only. lol.

26. I don't like multiple choice question, I prefer short answer.

27. I have dry skin.

28. I don't wear contacts anymore. The laser is great!

29. I am a social smoker. 30. I am a social drinker too. (Ya... what ever! Did I just mention I am learning how to drink?)

31. I am very bad with Math.

32. I was thinking of be a database administrator, maybe Web designer, or Flash Animator, but not any more, Studio Art is more me.

33. I love Vancouver, Canada, and proud to be Canadian!

34. I prefer western food rather than Asian food most of the time.

35. I love meat. Rad meat is my favorite.

36. I love Kiwi.

37. I drink OJ like water.

38. I love Superman Logo. Yes I only like the logo, not the character.

39. I have countless underwear. I do wear them, so they are not just my collections.

40. I love my grandma and aunt. They are my favorite family members.

41. I want to have a 2010 Audi A4 for my next vehicle.

42. All my friends say I have a great voice, which means I can sing?

43. San Fran. is my favorite city in North America so far beside Vancouver.

44. I think Miami is a boring city. All you see there are those countless top-less people walking on the South Beach.

45. I like Vegas, but I don't gamble.

46. I really want to be a movie or music video art production designer.

47. I can fit in a 26 inch jeans (when I was 23yr.)

48. Prefer snowboard, then ski.

49. Must take shower before I go to bed.

50. I enjoy being alone sometimes.

51. I have a tattoo of a Superman logo on my right arm.

52. I've been to the 'Caribbean' and swim with the 'dangerous and kind' fish - 'Stingray'

53. Prefer All Inclusive Vacations on land better than travel on the cruise.

54. I want to go back to San Fran again.

55. I hate to drive in the snow days.

56. I had a most expensive breakfast in Vegas for $500 US.... yap, WOW.... plus $50 US tips..... (lucky I don't need to pay for that)

57. I love water. Love to swim. I go to pool 2 to 3 times a week when I can.

58. Prefer short hair then long hair.

59. I love tofu.

60. I appreciate friends who can listen.

61. I love cheese.

62. I miss all my Taiwanese friends in Taiwan. (Best wishes to them)

63. I am more like a city boy then the country kid.

64. For beer, I prefer "Lager" - is a well attenuated beer brewed in cool conditions.

65. I think the best Lager is "1516". 66. "Foie gras"... um.... I don't like it with too much olive oil.

67. I love chocolate ice cream with strawberry jam on top.

68. I love white t-shirt with light blue jeans. "A-shirt" is hot.

69. Zara and Gas are my favorites.

70. Beluga Caviar is the best.

71. I love to go blading in Stanley Park.

72. I am certified open water scuba diver

73. I had been travel alone/solo on Europe

74. I love having BBQ in the park with bunch friends

To be continue...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


How many close friends do you have right now compare when you were in school?

I guess for most of people the answer is not many. For me, I don’t think I need many friends, but I have to have few good ones.

Part of the reason why is because my busy work schedule, I barely have time to hang out with my close-friend every once a week, so don’t even mention of hanging out with my other friends.

The inspiration of me writing this blog is because the end of my previous relationship somehow cost me loosing couple close-friends, and I have no idea why my relationship has to do with loosing my friends.

I did not want to put my friends in the odd position; therefore I didn’t try to hang out with them while me and my-ex was sorting out the situation.

Later on, after everything was done, I did try few times to arrange lunch or dinners for catching up with the friends. I can not understand why a simple lunch or dinner can be so difficult to be arranged with close-friends and it has been rescheduling so many times and still not yet happening. (Specially, one doesn’t have to work). Stupid me! I am finally started to realize my so call “close-friends” probably don’t really want hang out or even be friends with me anymore. And it’s really “closed” for good! Ha ha ha, very dry! I know!

Honestly, I’m the person says what I feel, not those “fake but nice” people only say good thing at your face and criticizing behind your back. Because of my straight forward personality, I sometimes make enemies instead of friends, and I know it. I just want be true to myself and tired of “pretending”. I think if someone doesn’t feel comfortable to hang out with me just say it. Don’t give out lame excuses to reschedule every time, and I’ll stop bother you, but you have to let me know!!!

Life is too short for this kind of ‘dramatic’ friendship. I did try to step out of the “dramatic behind back criticizing” situation, and that’s part of the reason why I stay away from those friends from time to time. We are all humans, so I understand that kind of thing happens. I did treat all my good close-friends the same, but as the Chinese saying: “One palm can’t make a clap”. I can only do so much to keep a good friendship. If one only enjoys the shallow phony friendship and materialistic life style rather then have a true friend around, and profound conversations, then so be it. I'm not saying I'm a perfect person; I do talk about bad thing behind someone I don’t like as most people do. But again, I just keep the negative comments of my close-friends to myself or tell them when the time is right.

A true close-friend of mine told me not to think too much, because it’s not worth it, it just shows those friends are not worth to have. I agree, but I just feel sad to loose friends… and I knew them for more than seven years….

Bottom line: Sigh…Shit happens.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Some Ways to Know You are a Chinese:

1. You unwrap gifts very carefully, so you can save and reuse the wrapping (and especially those bows).

2. When there is a sale on toilet paper, you buy 100 rolls and store them in your closet or in the bedroom of an adult child who has moved out.

3. You keep a Thermos of hot water available at all times.

4. You save grocery bags, tin foil, and tin containers. You use the grocery bags to hold garbage.

5. You hate to waste fooda. Even if you're totally full, if someone they're going to throw away the leftovers on the table, you'll finish them. (Your mom will give a lecture about starving kids in Africa)b. You have Tupperware in your fridge with three bites of rice or one leftover chicken wing.

6. You don't own any real Tupperware-only a cupboard full of used but carefully rinsed margarine tubs, take out containers, and jam jars.

7. You have a collection of minature shampoo bottles that you take every time you stay in a hotel.

8. You wipe your plate and utensils or wash them in a small basin of hot water before you eat every time you go to a restaurant.

9. You own a rice cooker and a slow cooker.

10. You wash your rice at least 2-3 times before cooking it.

11. You fight (literally) over who pays the dinner bill.

12. You have a teacup with a cover on it.

13. If you're under age 15, you own an i-pod, if you're over 15, you own a really expensive camera, and if you're over 18, you own a really expensive car.

14. You're a wok user.15. You only make long distance calls after 7pm.

16. You prefer your shrimp with the heads and legs still attached-it means they're fresh.

17. You never call your parents just to say hi.

18. If you don't live at home, when your parents call, they'll ask if you've eaten, even if it's midnight.

19. Your parents tell you to boil herbs and stay inside when you get sick. They also tell you not to eat fried foods or baked goods because they're heaty (“Yeet-Hay” in Cantonese).

20. You e-mail your Chinese friends at work, even though you only sit 10 feet apart.

21. You always cook too much.

22. You eat every last grain of rice in your bowl, but don't eat the last piece of food on the table.

23. You starve yourself before going to all you can eat buffet.

24. You know someone who can get you a good deal on jewelry or electronics, computers.

25. You own your own meat cleaver and sharpen it.

26. Your toothpaste tubes are all squeezed paper-thin.

Buttermilk Scones

This is from my friend’s mom. One of the best home tastes Buttermilk Scones recipe!

3 cup (450g) self-raising flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon icing suger mixture

60g butter

1 3/4 cups (430ml) buttermilk, approximately

1. grease 23 cm square slab cake pan

2. sift dry ingredients into large bowl, rub in butter, stir in enough buttermilk to mix to a soft, sticky dough.

3. turn dough onto floured surface, knead until smooth, press dough out to 2 cm thickness, cut to 5.5 cm rounds.

4. place riunds in prepated pan, bake in very hot oven about 15 minutes (makes 16)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

“How to Make Your Asian Girlfriends Eternally Happy”

Here are the lists of “How to Make Your Asian Girlfriends Eternally Happy” (VERY IMPORTANT GUYS)

1. Be RICH. This is important for you, but not for her.
**For her, the number 2 rule follows.

2. Spend MONEY on HER. This is the most important thing for her, whether you are rich, have any money, or must lie, steal, or kill to do it.

3. Be TALL. Of course you have no real control over this, but if you don't do it, she will secretly and forever resent you for it and it will come out of left field to spite you. Preferably be about 1 foot taller than her not for comfort or aesthetics, but because you are a trophy and, as always, the bigger, the better.

4. Be a MINDLESS ZOMBIE RULED BY HER. Forget what you've heard about submissive Asian women. They usually rule every relationship with insidious and painful, passive-aggressive, guilt evoking, whiny, crying mind control.

5. Have the EMOTIONAL STABILITY OF A 4-YEAR-OLD. She will be impressed and enraptured by your delight at the sight of Hello Kitty, stuffed animals, puppies, kitties, duckies, bunnies, as well as flowers, chocolates, shiny jewelry, and other trinkets and knick knacks. Also, she will understand perfectly well if you pout over the smallest perceived slight or slip and demand to be appeased, assuaged, or made up to. If you behave in any other way, she will never understand it.

6. Dress like a PRETTY BOY GEEK. This will save her the trouble of replacing your wardrobe and dressing you herself.

The sight of a whisker on your face reminds her that somewhere inside you, something is trying to grow. You must not grow; you must be as unchanging and constant as the firmament.

8. There are NO MORE RULES to making your Asian girlfriend eternally happy.
**If any situation arises which you feel the rules have not been addressed, you are mistaken. Immediately refer to the primary rules #1 and #2; they are the solution in every such case.


It hurts to love someone and not be loved in return, but what is the most painful is to love someone and never finding the courage to let the person know how you feel.

Maybe God wants us to meet a few wrong people before meeting the right one so that when we finally meet the right person, we should know how to be grateful for that gift.

Love is when you take away the feeling, the passion, the romance-and you find out you still care for that person.

A sad thing about life is that when you meet someone who means a lot to you only to find out in the end that it was never bound to be and you just have to let go.

When one door of happiness closes, another opens but often we look so long at the closed door that we don't see the one, which has been opened for us.

The best kind of friend is the one you could sit on a porch, swing with, never say a word, and then walk away feeling like that was the best conversation you've had.

Its' true that we don't know what we've got until we lose it, but it's also true that we don't know what we've been missing until it arrives.

Giving someone all your love is never an assurance that they'll love you back!

Don’t expect love in return, just wait for it to grow in their hearts but if it doesn't, be content it grew in yours.

There are things you love to hear but you would never hear it from the person whom you would like to hear it from, but don't be deaf to hear it from the person who says it with his heart.

Never say goodbye when you still want to try - never give up when you still feel you can take it - never say you don't love that person anymore when you can't let go.

Love comes to those who still hope even though they've been disappointed, to those who still believe even though they've been betrayed; need to love those who still love even though they've been hurt before.

It takes a minute to have a crush on someone, an hour to like someone and a day to love someone - but it takes a lifetime to forget someone.

Don't go for looks' it can deceive; don't go for wealth - even that fades away.

Go for someone who makes you smile coz' only a smile makes a dark day seem bright. Hope you find that person.

There are moments in life when you really miss someone that you want to pick them from your dreams and hug them for real! Hope you dream of that someone.

Dream what you want to dream; go where you want to go; be what you want to be cuz you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you want in life.

May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human, enough hope to make you happy and enough money to buy me gifts :)

Always put yourself in other's shoes.

If you feel that it hurts you, it probably does hurt the person, too.

A careless word may kindle strife; a cruel word may wreck a life; a timely word may level stress; a loving word may heal and bless.

The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them with our own image - otherwise, we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.

The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.

Happiness lies for those who cry, those who hurt, those who have searched and those who have tried.

For only they can appreciate the importance of people who have touched their lives. Love starts with a smile, develops with a kiss and ends with a tear. :(The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past, you can't go on well in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches.

When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling - live your life so that when you die, you're smiling and everyone around you is crying.

My Grad Write-Up 2002

Just found My Grad Write-Up 2002

For me Trinity can be summed up in two words - North Lower (99-00), the place where I originally experienced dorm nudity, gas, "the square," gold bond, "tighty-whity" runs, swimming at "the Grove," McDonald's cheap night, blue angels? and etc. However, many others supported me along the way; my uncle's generous financial support, love and faithful encouragement from my grandma and aunt, but most importantly, thank you God for making all this possible.
Peace Out y'all!

Something from Discovery Channel…

If you yelled for eight years seven months, then six days the energy of your voice can be heated a cup of coffee (not worth it!)

If you fart continuously for six years and nine months of energy released gases can be made atomic bomb (looks more like it)

Pig’s orgasm can last 30 minutes (my next life like to be a pig)

If you continuously stuck your head against walls can consume 150 calories an hour. (I still can not forget the pig thing)

Person's heart can produce the blood pressure of spray 30 feet high. (OMG)

Cockroach can live nine days before starving to death without its head connect to its body. (very sick)

Butterfly licking their feet (really not something I want to know, and who cares!)

Elephants are the only animals that can not jump (Well ... It can be considered a good thing)

Cat's urine can also be illuminated in the dark (and I suspect that what kind of people have time to observe this matter)

Ostrich's eye is larger than the head (I know some of these people)

Starfish do not brain (I know some of these people also!)

Polar bears are left-handed (Who knew such a thing? Who cares ...)

Some lions mate 50 times in one day (my next life still like to be a pig, quality is more important then quantity)

Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for fun. (what about pigs?)