Look at this blog, I haven't posted a thing in 6 months! I didn't even write about my work trip to China and Shanghai! What happened >.< I would say, I got video games back happened, and I got an insane list of games to catch up on so my daily weekday schedule on my own is now work, 10 minute exercise (some is better than none?), dinner, games rest of the night. I started to do this diet thing with Eric, my own purpose was to lose some weight before I go on the cruise, so I've been trying to follow his routine, in about 60% capacity. He exercised hardcore for 20 min, I do mediocre intensity for 10 min. He eats 1 cheat meal a week, I eat 2.5 a week lol. I've been eating baked chicken breast for about 90% of my lunch and dinner, and if I don't find something else soon, this stuff is gonna old. Anyway, I'm going to try to stick with this, I'm even logging meal details (also at 60% accuracy... well maybe 80) in a fitness app! Serious shit yo. You know what though, at the end of the day, I'm still eating way better and less than what I normally would, so that should help. I'm not going to finish my previous couple of posts. I will, still post all the reads I did half year ago lol, I should get back into that too... The UX Thinking Behind Mailbox’s 800,000-Person Waiting List Copying Others Is Not The Answer Web Design: How do creatives choose beautiful imagery for websites? What’s The Secret To Great Infographics? Form(s) vs Function: Making Official Docs Look Better--And Work Harder The Flat Design Era CSS Architecture The importance of sketching in product design Thirteen Tenets Of User Experience
Feel like I should post stuff again, and read more stuff too, I've been pretty lazy on reading articles ever since I got an iphone. Always gaming instead of reading tsk tsk. Anyway, instead of keeping all these draft posts, here's my last one, from when I came back home from London. Oh and this cover image needs to be in color to show off our beautiful Vancouver ;p *** It almost felt like now that I'm home, there's no more weekend travelling, and so there's no need to blog ;p it's the life of Vancouver, chill out, stay home, play games, snowboard, eat Japanese food, drink mega mugs. The life of busy sardine packing style but convenient commute on the tube has been replaced by long commute on the tiny skytrain or drive in traffic hours. The life of drinks after work BEFORE dinner is now go home, eat, and beat the 8 video games lined up from all the no gaming last year. The life of where we going this weekend and catching 430am bus for 630am flight is now... I guess snowboarding, the only thing I really wake up for. The life of being a bum because everything in pounds is too baller is now buy EVERYTHING - anime figures, games, snowboards, shoes, lego, apps, board games, a mattress. Articles When Pixels Dominate Design, Your Hardware Is The Brand Design Mistakes We Made in Our iPhone App Why Won’t Helvetica Go Away? Comcast Takes NBC Peacock Hostage 10 Moleskine Journals From Some Of The Most Interesting Creatives Alive Using White Space For Readability In HTML And CSS
(this was also about a month ago, now I don't even turn my computer lol) I recently had to install windows 8 on my computer, and I must tell you it was quite an experience. I called it bizarro windows. I didn't know how to do anything, ESC didn't work, alt+f4 didn't work, right click everything saved the day, and if Will never showed me in his tablet that when you move mouse to the left/right it brings up additional menu, it would've been a lot worse. For examples:
- It took me probably 10 min to figure out how to shut down computer
- I couldn't "close" any programs - esc doesn't let me out, alt f4 doesn't close, I could only tab out.
- I don't know how to open My Computers for a while.
- My network adapter didn't work with windows because there was no driver (since I guess it was too old, it was finally time to upgrade my wireless G adapter).
Well, maybe not FINAL, but season 2 definitely coming to an end. So little time left, I hope everything I ordered from amazon uk will arrive before I leave, in the mean time:
- eat as much food as possible in my flat so I don't waste so much
- get rid of as much items in my room before I donate them all - who wants my table / stool / lamp / shampoo / hangers / spare bath towel / 2 cans of pasta sauce
- eat the damn short rib sandwich at hawksmoor pub
- ice skate at somerset house
- go to portobello market
41893 km, or 26031 miles, was how far I flew around the world, in 8 legs #achievementunlocked
- LHR - YVR
- YVR - ICN - SIN
- SIN - PER
- PER - SIN - TPE
- TPE - HKG - LHR
It's been a long while since I posted a reading post, lots has happened, saw many things, flew too many times haha. Right now, just enjoy the olympics! Once in a life time! ... which was exactly what I said 2 years ago at the Vancouver winter Olympics haha, time goes by so fast, never would've guessed that I'd be where I am now, maybe this'll be a new trend, Sochi next, then on to Brazil! Anyway, I got to go see beach volleyball and badminton yesterday. Despite people's perception of watching beach vball, I personally really like the sport. Beach, sand, bring some beer, play some ball, sooo awesome... I really miss playing beach vball rec league back at Navarik ;/ Also watching badminton really made me miss playing too, so when I go back I'm definitely gonna play some. Was lucky enough last night to watch Canada and Taiwan played, the Canada team player names were Bruce / Li! You can't lose with a name combo like that! So of course we won, vs Australia too ;p On the other hand, team Taiwan had to play team China lol, and lost big time. The saddest moment though, was when the Japan player Sato hurt her leg, and she had to leave the game. She tried to play on for a few more shots but she was just hopping around the court, and gave up in the end... these athletes are really something. She walked off crying, it must've been so devastating, so brutal, 4 years of training, ended... =( 40 Unique and Beautiful Examples of Brochure Design Welcome to the Era of Design Design Hipsterism? Why Do We Stop Liking What's Popular? Why Branding Is An Artifact Of The Past Designing For Android: Tips And Techniques When does your user’s experience end?
Too many cities to see. Yay regular poop. #uklife #haikustyle That almost sounds completely random, but it will be explained on my posts for Morocco, I think it will be an epic post trilogy. Meanwhile, here's a huge backlog of the readings. 18 Beautiful Examples of Parallax Scrolling in Web Design A systematic approach to logo design The New Google+ Is More Beautiful Than Facebook (But It Doesn’t Matter) What NYC and Beijing Would Look Like, Without All The People UI Patterns For Mobile Apps: Search, Sort And Filter Using Origami To Mock Up Ingenious Gestural Interfaces
It sux balls. I was going to write about the whole process of me signing up internet, but it annoyed me so much I just gave up half way. Basically my flat doesn't exist, and I can't sign up a new service because the current address already has a service (which I'm assuming is upstairs). The solution was so simple - manually write in a new address! Don't use the "look-up-address-by-postal-code" form they provide you. It only costed me almost all my credit on my phone, and hours with customer support between BT and Sky. GG. Symptoms Of An Epidemic: Web Design Trends Tomorrow's Cool World-Changing Brand Design That Works: 5 Case Studies The Dying Art Of Design One Is Not Enough: Why Creative People Need Multiple Outlets Google Finally Puts Captchas to Good Use and for a bonus fun, Hipster Branding