Saturday, October 14, 2006

Guy's Appreciation Night

Very cute gift from the ladies at Three Ds cell that I attended.

It's okay girls that you didn't know how to spell my name.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Marathon Training

Mileage 20061012

Originally uploaded by nicodemus_chan.

My mileage on the evening of 12 Oct 2006.

6.79km run, 477 calories burned in 50 minutes of training.

7 weeks to go till the Singapore Marathon!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

How Does...

How does a project get delayed?

One day at a time.

How does a person become fat?

One doughnut at a time.

How does a person lose his fortune?

One purchase at a time.

How does a Christian backslide?

One day at a time.

The thing about life is that a lot of things are not built overnight or destroyed overnight. It is slowly built up or torn down bit by bit, little by little.

Websites are always works in progress. Build it up one page at a time.

Software is built up as well, feature by feature, one function at a time.

How do you make a million dollars?

One decision at a time, one dollar at a time.

How do you become slim?

One jog at a time, one salad at a time.

How do you build a great company?

One day at a time.

Little wonder that the strategy of Starbucks is to win the world "one cup of coffe at a time."

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Goal Achieved!

One of my goals this year was to learn how to solve a Rubik's cube.

I've finally memorized the moves and committed them into muscle memory.

This problem took me about 7 minutes to solve, not as fast as those superfast sub-1 minute solvers, but I did it on my own.

Things I've learnt from this exercise:

  1. Things are easy if you break them down step by step.

  2. My 3D spatial visualization and imagination has improved. I can see the cubes moving in my mind.

  3. Analyze for patterns and symmetry to solve a problem. The final step to solve the H and Fish pattern is actually one problem only. The H pattern solving moves are actually a subset of the Fish pattern.

Monday, October 09, 2006

View from my seat window

This is a beautiful view from my seat window of some clouds in the distance.

However, the bottom part of the screen isn't filled with clouds. That's the haze that's covering Kuala Lumpur. Pretty thick from up here.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Ex-PI Staff Gathering at Cedele

Ex-PI Staff at Cedele

Originally uploaded by nicodemus_chan.

Ex Staff Gathering from Pacific Internet Product Development Group.

Had a light dinner at Cedele at Great World City.

Can't believe it's already almost 10 years since we worked together!