Downgrade 降級

家中的單車訓練台已設置兩年多,主角之一是帶領我踏入公路單車的 Giant TCR SLR1 及一對高性能 Fulcrum Racing Zero 輪組。把這對 Racing Zero 屈就在訓練台上,總是覺得有點可惜。

最近終於決定為 SLR1 來過 “降級”。

I have my indoor bike training platform for more than two years. The focus of the setup is the Giant TCR SLR1 that led me to the world of road cycling, and the set of high performance Fulcrum Racing Zero wheel-system. Frankly speaking, there should be much better use of the Racing Zero rather than leaving it as part of the indoor training setup.

Recently, I have made up my mind to “Downgrade” my SLR1.

Unboxing 開箱 – Notebook Computer for Distance Learning 遙距上課的手提電腦

隨著武漢肺炎的發展,市民日常生活、工作等全受影響,學生亦被迫留在家中,學習也停下來。面對持續的疫情,在家工作已是上班一族的主要工作模式;而網上學習也變作學生之日常。

家中小老闆停學了差不多四個月,最近亦開始踏入遙距上課的步伐。

With the widespread of the Wuhan Virus, we are required to stay at home and our daily life got seriously affected. Works had been put on hold and school life suspended. Work-from-home becomes major mode of work for adults and distance learning being adopted for students.

My boy has been away from school for nearly four months and has jumped on the video conferencing bandwagon recently.

Iced Coffee 凍咖啡

踏入五月,氣溫飆升,日間溫度接近三十度,再加上一件件不可思議,荒謬絕倫的事天天活現眼前,更令人覺得心情煩燥,就來個冰凍咖啡降降溫吧。

今次要飲的不是普通加了冰的咖啡,而是冰滴咖啡。那和近日頗受關注的冷萃咖啡又有甚麼關係呢?

Stepping into May, the weather is getting hotter and hotter. Along with those inconceviable and ridiculus things happened everyday, I got anxious very easily. Having a glass of cold coffee may make me feel relieved.

The coffee I’m going to have is not just coffee served with ice, it is the Cold Drip Coffee instead. So how is it related to the Cold Brew Coffee that got much attention in these days?

小雨Wayne Shih

Product Review Video 產品使用報告短片

Just watched a YouTube clip from one of my subscribed channels https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcKiojKWOF0Tm7tRrXFSf7Q. From the title “[幹話連篇] 飛馬601N 使用心得”, this seems to be a video review of the new coffee grinder. However, it turns out that there is NO actual discussion on the Pros and Cons of the machine despite it was pulled out and pushed back a number of times.

午後有點無聊,看了一段YouTube短片。單從標題”[幹話連篇] 飛馬601N 使用心得”,大家一定以為這是個全新咖啡磨豆機的用家報告。雖然片主多次的把磨豆機拉出拉入,可是直到這段短片的結尾仍然沒有討論過甚麼產品的亮點或缺點。

What a Big Surprise

One of the measures taken here in Hong Kong to address the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus is “Work from Home”.  Such practice had been extensively adopted by me before my retirement. The impact to restaurants/cafes like us, that mainly served office workers, is a significant drop in business. […]

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.

Courtesy of stheadline.com

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.

Singapore Polytechnic

My Visit to the Singapore Polytechnic 參觀新加坡理工大學 (4 July 2018)

星期三(七月四日)下午,離開樟宜國際機場後,我們乘旅遊巴到旅程的第一站 – 新加坡理工大學 (Singapore Polytechnic)。 新加坡導遊Jessy小姐在車上講解新加坡文化和歷史,同學們都聽得津津有味。約30分鐘後,車子已經到逹目的地。眼前的理工大學樓高五層,非常壯觀,環境寧靜,絶對是一個理想的學習地方。我們一行40人,由Jessy小姐帶領到一樓圖書館參觀。 在圖書館裏,我看見了很多遊戲設施和一間小房間。 一位當地老師出來介紹每一樣設施,包括: 單車 彈珠機 籃球機 足球機 發光二極管乒乓球機 幸運輪 遊戲機 … 他們全都是理工大學學生採用不同物料用心合力製作出來的。 此外,那間小房原來是研究鐳射的,鐳射可以用來裁剪不同的物料,例如:𥿄張,膠板,玻璃,連鋼板也可以切割,真是厲害啊! 老師講解完畢後,就是三小時自由活動。我急不及待地和同學們一起玩彈珠機,非常刺激有趣; 之後我又玩了發光二極管乒乓球機,它是一個玩法非常困難的遊戲,但我卻十分喜歡,所以玩了很久。其他同學也玩得不亦樂乎,房間裏充滿大家的歡笑聲。時間過得很快,我聽到老師的召喚聲後,就知道要離開這裏。我只好懷著依依不捨的心情地離開。 這次參觀,我認識了一些和STEM有關的知識,此外我很羡慕新加坡理工大學的學生們能發揮自己的創意,做出不同趣味的遊戲,我希望將來也能成為他們的一分子呢!😍😍    

Courtesy of NCKU

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.