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A so call "Seasoned IT Professional" who has worked for over 26 years in the Information Technology / Financial industry. One day it came to mind that should I continue to work in a fast lane or take a break. Without any hesitation, I quit my job and start my new life.

Looking Back – February 2019

Personal look back for the past month

Another Virtual Cycling Beta – Road Grand Tours (RGT)

Back in early 2018 when I registered for the VirtuGO Beta testing, I had also requested for participation in another virtual cycling platform testing - The Road Grand Tours (RGT) Closed Beta programme.

一點感觸 Being Touched

十二月往台北的航程不算太長,約120分鐘的飛行時間,減去起飛、進餐、降落等,實際剩餘時間不多。 由於這次在台逗留時間較長,很多日常雜務都要事先安排好,也因此前一天很晚才入睡。坐在早班機位上已覺有些累,想小睡但稍嫌不足看,電影又未必能看得完,最後决定合上眼聽點音樂,稍作休息吧。 Flight from Hong Kong to Taipei is quite short and roughly takes about 120 minutes. Excluding activities like takeover, meal serving and landing, actual flight time is really short. Since my previous trip to Taiwan lasted for more than two weeks, I had to settle all those ongoing issues before the trip. Having just few hours of sleep before leaving Hong Kong, I was a little bit tired after boarding the plane. As such a short flight time made sleeping or watching a movie not really feasible, I finally decided to take a rest and listen to some music instead.

I am .. Bakery

I am .. bakery

小朋友在一月中又要挑戰他的跆拳道進級試,今次試場也一如過往位於將軍澳寶琳。由於場地較細,應考學員卻非常之多,考試最終在臨近下午五時才完成。回家路上肚子有些餓,想找點東西吃,剛巧在地鐵寶琳站附近見到一間麵包店,名字頗特別 - I am .. bakery,就走去試一試吧。 My boy was having his Taekwondo promotion examination again in mid January. Same as before, the examination was hosted in a small multi-function hall in Po Lam of Tseung Kwan O. With such a large number of kids participating in various stages of the event, the examination was finally completed by 5 o'clock in the afternoon. I felt a little bit hungry on our return and noticed a shop opposite to the Po Lam MTR Station that came with a very interesting name - I am .. bakery. Sounded great and worth a try.

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農曆新年行山活動 Lunar New Year Hiking

農曆新年期間市面非常淡靜,商舗和食肆大都休息,即使照常營業的很多時都會有加一的安排。假期間除了拜年外,最慳錢的活動相信是行山。既可一家人消磨數小時,也對身體健康有裨益。就像今個新年假期,我們一家就走了兩轉了。 During the Lunar New Year Holidays, most of the shops and restaurants will be closed. Even you can find restaurant that is open for service, it will definitely include a 10% surcharge. Other than visiting relatives or friends, hiking is believed to be the most cost saving activities. Not only we can consume some of our free time, it will also bring good health to us and that's why we had two hiking trips in this holidays.

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快閃台南 Flash Travel – Tainan

以往到外地旅行,事前總會作極詳盡的行程編排,隨著小朋友日漸長大,多了些他自己的意願,想去的地方也會隨時改變,因此我也只會安排交通住宿,其他的行程到時才決定。 像剛過去的台北、高雄之旅,我們也作了一次台南快閃行動。 In our past holiday travels, I would usually prepare detailed itinerary for the trip. However, as my boy is getting older, he has his own expectation on the travel and the places for our visit may change from time to time. As such, nowadays, I only planned for the flights and accommodations, the rest of the trip will only be worked out during the trip. In my recent Taipei/Kaohsiung trip, we had made a flash travel to Tainan.

Looking Back – January 2019

Personal look back for the past month

小豬豬麵包 Little Piggy Bakery

筲箕灣是港島東一個舊區,是昔日一個魚港,人口相對港島東其他地區較為老化。隨著社區重建,新的住宅相繼落成,也為社區年輕化帶來一點動力。 今次我帶大家去看看區內一間較年輕的社區麵包店 - 小豬豬麵包。 Shau Kei Wan is located in the eastern part of the Hong Kong Island. In the old days, it was a fishing village and aging population is one of the its major concerns among other districts in the eastern Hong Kong Island. Along with recent city redevelopment projects, new residential buildings are erected which help to build up a more energetic community. I would like to take you to a tour of a relatively young community bakery shop - Little Piggy Bakery.

Boulangerie Nogami

朝聖之旅 – 野上麵包 Boulangerie Nogami

九月中在醫院留醫時,好朋友為我帶來兩本烘焙書籍。一本是「火頭工」,早前也寫過我的讀後感;另一本是「野上智寛的麵包全圖解」,全書主要圍繞著他自家麵包的製作技巧,雖然尚未讀完,但十二月中在台北的時候,也要走去觀摩一下。 If you still remembered that my classmate had got me two baking books while I was staying in the hospital, one of them is the "火頭工", of which I had a review on it. The other one is the "野上智寛的麵包全圖解", a book focusing on the recipe and baking techniques for breads sold in his bakery - Boulangerie Nogami. Despite I have not completed reading it, I was still eager to visit Boulangerie Nogami while I was in Taipei in last December.

自家製鄉村麵包 My Homemade Pain de Campagne

不經不覺已有數個月沒做過麵包,隨著身體康復得七七八八,決定要練習一下了。 I have not baked any bread for several months since I had my surgery. As my recovery is good and it is time for practising baking now.