Tuesday, December 26, 2006


Made some new paintings recently... they were for my family.

Friday, December 22, 2006

I heart Shanghai

Shanghai inspires me. Returning back to all these familiar places had me realize this was where I found myself 3 years ago. I still remember spending countless days wandering off the streets and/or doing whatever interests me. It was a very relaxing time of my life. Even though it didn’t happen during my stay in there, my time spent in Shanghai definitely lead me to my revelation of developing video games as a career path.

I wouldn’t be surprised to see myself living in Shanghai down the road.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Sitting, Waiting, Wishing - Jack Johnson

Well I was sitting, waiting, wishing
You believed in superstitions
Then maybe you'd see the signs

The Lord knows that this world is cruel
I ain't the Lord, I'm just a fool
and in love with somebody don't make them love you

Must I always be waiting, waiting on you
Must I always be playing, playing your fool

I sang your songs, I danced your dance
I gave your friends all a chance
Putting up with them wasn't worth ever having you

Maybe you've been through this before
But it's my first time so please ignore
These next few lines because they're directed at you

I can't always be waiting, waiting on you
I can't always be playing, playing your fool

I keep playing your part
But it's not my scene
Want this part to twist
I've had enough mystery
Keep building it up
Then shooting me down
But I'm already down

Just wait a minute
Just sitting, waiting
Just wait a minute
Just sitting, waiting

Well if I was in your position
I'd put down all my amuntintion
I'd wonder why it had taken me so long

But the lord knows that I'm not you
and if I was I wouldn't be so cruel
cause waitin' on love ain't so easy to do

Must I always be waiting, waiting on you
Must I always be playing, playing your fool

Monday, November 27, 2006

Music is Love

Too much hating and not enough sharing lately... here are some singles that I've wanted to recommend for a while:

A Track
~~~ Mates of State - Think Long ~~~
~~~ The Dandy Warhols - We used to be friends ~~~
~~~ John Legend - P.D.A ~~~
~~~ Damien Rice - 9 Crimes ~~~
~~~ Sublime - Wrong way ~~~

B Track
~~~ Homegrown - Surfer Girl ~~~
~~~ Eels - Saturday Morning ~~~

+++ Ben Folds - Supersunnyspeedgraphic, the Lp +++ (album)

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Live Beyond

Jon Lau sent me a link to a bunch of podcasts by this Toronto artist of the name Bobby Chiu today. The things he mentioned in them really struck a chord in me and inspired this entry today.

Set goals. This is why companies/mentors always ask you where you want to be or see yourself in X no. of years. I sound crazy, but even I asked every one of my managers from my previous jobs what their goals were. People with no goals have no plans; people with no plans have no direction; and people who have no direction will go nowhere (making more money doesn't mean you're going somewhere). So set those goals and move towards them -even if it means setting goals to further refine your goal (finding out what it is).

Everybody can talk all day. The difference between those who live accomplishing their goals and those who don't is all in the execution. The plan will nearly always be refined throughout time, so just do it. Anything and everything you say until you start executing is just an excuse.

Stick to your plans and don't give up. It's always much easier said than done, but remember this: those who don't give up never fail. Always keep your head up and your priorities straight. Stay consistent with your plans and don't budge.

Idea/Talent vs. Execution/Practice
My take on "the idea" or talent compared to execution/practice is 10/90. I know for a fact that I have absolutely no musical talent. But yet, I've decided to pick up the guitar and play (soon 7 years). I might not be as good as somebody who has played for 7 years as well, but I'm at least as good as a talented 4-5 year guitarist.

Hard work will pay off
The most difficult things I have accomplished thus far in life are probably also those that I learned the most from. Pushing your boundaries will make you broader. Its usually the things that are not in your comfort zone or do not understand that make you stronger. Don't fear anything, if you keep at it, the light at the end of the tunnel will appear, and you will be that much better when its all over.

Love what you do
Infinity amounts of good will come to you if you love what you do. You will learn more, relate better, appear more confident, appear happier, etc... seriously, I kid you not. If you love what you do, work will seem like play. You will feel unconstrained and it'll be like waking up to a tropical island everyday (assuming that's your thing). If you love what you do, your life has already succeeded beyond a good proportion of the people in this world (how sad is that).

Give back
This is one such thing I could do much better in. Know where you came from and what got you where you are. I've done a pretty bad job at giving back to my parents so far, but I will. Even the people who have helped me with my company up to this point (or those who will travel a similar path), I will give back. To be truly successful is to live beyond oneself.


Maybe until I succeed in my dreams of running a very profitable video game company, some people will continue to doubt and question the choices I have made. Maybe its because I'm making video games, or that my company homepage appears very idealistic, some seem to think its all fun and games. My take on it is that I'm at least spending every waking moment of my life on the venture and even if I don't succeed and happen this time around, I can say 1)I tried my hardest, 2)I'm already living my dream, and 3)I'm learning more than I possibly ever can at another job.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Oct 30th 2006

Lately, I've been trying to learn to play Jack Johnson's 'Better Together' on the guitar. I'm going through the acoustic guitar phase again. I think its because my friend Ryan had to move back to LA. He used to on the drums while I'm on the electric, and it was great even if it was just us two jamming.
Last week, I purchased an acoustic on Ebay. A big baby Taylor. I'm very very much looking forward to it. It's about time I put aside that super high action K-Garage acoustic my brother bought when he first began to play.

What is this world coming to when people camp out at stores to pre-order a product? Yesterday, I arrived at ToysRUs at 2am to attempt to line up for a ps3 and wii. First of all, that entrance to the store looked like a camp site. Secondly, I was told I had to be 10 hours earlier than I was to get a hold of a ps3.

Some people might think I just sound ridiculous, but I am normally at guilt of not making every second of my life. I'm not a very good procrastinator. And don't know how to lay on my back and do nothing for hours on end. I suppose a trait as such is normally what people strive for, but if you live it day in day out, life can feel murderous.

I haven't yet asked my parents about it, but they once mentioned that starting my own business would be a great experience to see what types of people are out there. Cause I'm definitely getting a good dose of that.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Times Like These

What else do you do when you're sick and home alone?

You make banana pancakes. Yep, banana pancakes. Well, actually...it was my first time and they ended up a little thicker than they ought to be. But they turned out ok. I'm not sure whether pancakes are the preferred food of choice when you're sick, but i wanted them. So yeah.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Being up at 6am and not having went to pre-order my wii or ps3 is quite dumb of me.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Wow. One of the best business books I've read for a long long while. Most business books don't tell you crap other than what is intuitive already. This book changed how I would think and work at work for the rest of my life.

+++ Pepper - No Shame +++

On another note, if I were in a band, the Strokes would be a pretty awesome one to be in.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

If my last post sounded like I'm a materialistic bastard...then don't get me wrong. Money is just how I measure my success.

I've been taking it easy over the past week. I've found that time off from work is incredibly important. I've been playing my guitar and playing video games, reading, and re-evaluating this past summer's work. I feel guilty of not getting back at my desk, but this is also probably the best time to get some rest...

More Recommendations

+++ Scissor Sisters - Ta-Dah +++
+++ Audioslave - Revelations +++

Jack Johnson, John Mayer and Beck are my idols.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind

1. Rich people believe "I create my life." Poor people
believe, "Life happens to me."
2. Rich people play the money game to win. Poor people
play the money game to not lose.
3. Rich people are committed to being rich. Poor people
want to be rich.
4. Rich people think big. Poor people think small.
5. Rich people focus on opportunities. Poor people focus
on obstacles.
6. Rich people admire other rich and successful people.
Poor people resent rich and successful people.
7. Rich people associate with positive, successful
people. Poor people associate with negative or
unsuccessful people.
8. Rich people are willing to promote themselves and their
value. Poor people think negatively about selling and
9. Rich people are bigger than their problems. Poor
people are smaller than their problems.
10. Rich people are excellent receivers. Poor people are
poor receivers.
11. Rich people choose to get paid based on results. Poor
people choose to get paid based on time.
12. Rich people think "both." Poor people
think "either/or."
13. Rich people focus on their net worth. Poor people
focus on their working income.
14. Rich people manage their money well. Poor people
mismanage their money well.
15. Rich people have their money work hard for them. Poor
people work hard for their money.
16. Rich people act in spite of fear. Poor people let fear
stop them.
17. Rich people constantly learn and grow. Poor people
think they already know.

Friday, September 15, 2006

A Track
+++ John Mayer - Continuum +++
+++ Snow Patrol - Eyes Open +++

B Track
+++ Stabbing Westward - Darkest Days +++

Nintendo Wii

There's no doubt this thing is going to sell like hot cakes. The question is whose stock to buy to make some extra dough off this.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

The Entrepreneur's Hardship


I'd be joking if I told you money didn't matter. The truth is that there will always be only a limited number of people around you who see the bigger picture. I sometimes wonder if it's because it takes a crazy person to see the light at the far end of the tunnel or if it's because many people are simply just not bright enough.


Oh, how I love uncertainty. It makes my toes feel funny before I go to bed every night. Starting a company is like being lost in the Amazon. You can only make the best out of your current surroundings; you don't know what to expect next and you don't know who's coming with you. Everyday is an adventure, jackpot could be tomorrow.


Roleplay at it's best. Who can do what and how well. Who will step up and who will bring the team down irresponsibily. The truth is that people aren't as modular as they might seem (depends on the business). The people (the team) makes the company. One lagging peer is a hole in the balloon.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006


Tell me fear I do not know
Shake my hands I've never felt
The keys to heaven are in the soul
Bring me near without a hand
For I shall swim until I fly
Baby, fear nothing.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Life's like a game.

You choose an avatar with different skills. You have a certain number of points to share among your attributes. You can be strong in one attribute at the cost of another. Or you can be mediocre at everything. You can't have all the stars in the sky.

So my beloved job has taken over my life recently. I'm not sure if it's a good thing or not. It's stressful, but I am enjoying it. I probably wouldn't want to do anything else with my life right now. I have, however, also on many occasions put the rest of my life aside for it -and it's starting to take its toll on me.

The thought that the choices I've made and will make in life has its consequences scares me. One of such is the thought that if I devote too much of my life to my job, I'm afraid I'll lose touch with reality.

A Track
+++ Gym Class Heroes - As Cruel as School Children +++
+++ Daft Punk - Daft Club +++

B Track
+++ Banco de Gaia - Farewell Ferengistan +++

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Cream Puffs.
Need time.
Need more time.
Not enough time.
Too young.
Really tired.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Good People

People like Bill Gates and Warren Buffet have all my respect.

A Track
+++ Handsome Boy Modeling School - White People +++
+++ The Fray - How to Say a Life +++

B Track
+++ MF Doom - Metalfingers Presents: Special Herbs, The Box Set Vol. 0-9 +++
+++ Scissor Sisters - Scissor Sisters +++
+++ Nonpoint - Statement +++

Monday, June 12, 2006

All I Know

So what have I been upto?

For the past month or so, I've dedicated my life to my game 'Harmotion ', which if you read the Double Jump Studio Blog as well, you'll see that I've made it a habit to write in everyday.

Recently, my life changed. I've been happier than ever. Exhausted from work, but feeling the purpose driven life. I don't think most of my peers understand what I mean by that I love what I do. I don't love it like a job, I love it as life. It's what I want to do everyday.

It has been and is going to be quite an adventure; entrepreneuring is what I want to do. I feel like I can relate to those that say being an entrepreneur is in the heart.

Rhapsody has been keeping my entire team alive. Here's some recent stuff I've been listenning to:
~~~ Gnarls Barkley - Crazy ~~~
+++ Head Automatica - Head Popaganda +++
+++ Phoenix - It's Never Been Like This +++
+++ Gorillaz - Laika Come Home, B-Sides +++

+++ Kid Loco - Prelude to a Grand Love Story +++
+++ AFI - Decemberunderground +++
+++ The Raconteurs - Broken Boy Soldiers +++
+++ Ulrich Schnauss - A Strangely Isolated Place +++

I wish I had time to write on this blog.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

E3 2006 The Nintendo Wii Line

Hahahha. I'm in this video at 1:54.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Work = Life

Double Jump Studios, my latest endeavor, has been one of the most exciting, challenging (and hopefully rewarding?) things I’ve come across in life thus far…

Everything I know and have done in the past is being put to the test now: design, art, games, business, technology, sound/music. My job makes me feel like I’m putting my life to good use now. Or better yet, it’s a challenge to keep me going and quit questioning life and my existence.

I love what I do’. And it’s fuking amazing. If I could, I don’t think I’d ever stop working for my own business. It only seems natural to pour my own blood and sweat into my own bottom line. Why would I want to do that for somebody else? I can finally work every waking hour and be content now.

Yey, maybe I'm not that crazy afterall.

Friday, April 28, 2006

So here I am.

The past couple of weeks have been unreal.
I'm now a business owner. The opportunity to make it happen is right in front of me. I'm not exactly nervous or worried though; I'm just eager. It's going to be one hell of an adventure, and I'm going to love every little bit of it. If anything, the most important thing is that the experience will force me to become stronger. Failures and obstacles are expected, lets just hope I learn those lessons.


Stealing a post from Gary's diary...

So a month later, lets recap Budapest:

I have already forgotten most of the sightseeing / working details (it has been a month) and I really dont have ways to make the working / flying part of my trip interesting. there is one little story i would like to share though.

I dont see myself as a long term relationship type of person. Reason? Simply because my interest spans is a lot shorter than that of most other people. Of course there have been girls i really want to be with but they never like me back so I never got to test how long my interest span would last with them. Sometimes, seeing someone i barely know next to me on bed does give that emptiness feeling; but when i think of all the troubles and potential disasters a relationship bring, I still feel that less attachment is better. So how does this link to Budapest?

After work one night, i went drinking with the budapest office people. Apparently, Budapest is the so-called "sex capital" of Eastern Europe, so you see lots of single women waiting for guys to show up. I went up to the bar trying to get some drinks and a single blond came and ask if i want to buy her a drink. Too much makeup, look a little mom-aunt-esque age, not interested. In the meantime, I sighted this very clean looking girl, quite a cute young face and an attractive body, on the other side of the bar. I have never really been rich enough to just buy girls but my testicular fortitude told me to go over and ask "would you mind having a drink with me?" She smiled, "sure"

She could talk, she could drink, she even liked similar music as i do. The conversation jumped from movie stars, my trip, her work, to small kisses. We started to get close physically and the office people just let us be. 2am that night, we went back to the hotel together.

The next 90 minutes is perhaps the most exciting and enjoyable time of my life.

Woke up next morning, she just finished showering. I started thinking how much i should pay her, and the words "so how much should i pay you?" were just about to come out of my lips. Then she came over, kissed me on my cheeks, pulled (equivalent of) $100 US our of her purse and laid it gently next to my bed. My brain froze. I didnt know how to react. The first thought I had was that "i didnt think there are chinese prostitutes working in Hungary"

I laughed.

We didnt leave the hotel room for another 2 hours.
(I think she got her moneys worth)

Heres some listening material off the Hungary Streets
The Streets - When You Wasnt Famous
Frente - Girl
Big Muff - My Funny Valentine
Claude Monet Presents Monica Nogueira - Je Suis Venu Te Dire Que Je M'en Vais
45 Dip - Lizzie's Balloon
Trouble makers - Electrorloge
Gotan Project - EPOCA

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Checked Out

Wrote this at work one day...

Oh my head is in the clouds
I'd like to keep them around
I think I'm done and down
It's my mind thats bane
Pull the muppet, drag it around

Going to keep it here since I'm going to throw the post-it away.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

April 15th 2006

I don't think I've been able to successfully predict the trajectory of my life since I graduated from college...
It seems like I've been going off on a different tangent every half year or so. I'm excited to find out where I'll be in the future. I'm not sure I have many peers that I can reference from. I wonder if it's my head that's bigger than this world or the other way around.

Monday, April 03, 2006

A Track
~~~ Earlimart - Color Bars, Sounds ~~~ Saw them at SF last week.
~~~ Elliott Smith - Independence Day ~~~

B Track
~~~ Bent - Welly Top Mary ~~~
~~~ Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Skin Of My Yellow Country Teeth ~~~

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

March 20 2006

I haven't had time to write any entires lately. The truth is I've been debating whether I should quit this blog. My reasoning being that I'm finding less and less time to keep it up. I'd hate to keep a blog I rarely update; out-dated entries are boring and worth nothing online...
The birth of the Double Jump blog hasn't made it easier either. The studio itself has been taking up a lot of my free time and I often feel like I should focus more of my energy on that. Why would I write an entry on this blog when I can write an entry on DoubleJump that may get me somewhere someday?

A Track
+++ Jack Johnson - Sing-a-longs & Lullabies for the film Curious George +++
~~~ Belle and Sebastian - If She Wants Me, Dress Up In You ~~~

B Track
+++ Mylo - Destroy Rock and Roll +++
+++ GoldFrapp - Supernature +++
~~~ Karminsky Experience Inc. - Departures ~~~

It's GDC (game developers conference) this week in the Bay Area. Maybe I've already gotten use to Washington State, but I'm not finding North Cal that great. Sure, the weather is nicer and more consistent here but it's not necessarily better. Somehow somewhere I think the seasons up Northwest causes its culture to more resemble those in the East. It's nice to be able to enjoy the best of both worlds in Seattle. Another plus up Northwest is that it is a lot more accessible to get around. I can't stand sitting in my car all day. It's an easy way to lose my valuable time.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Why Won't American Publishers Take Risks?

Developer: "Let's make a game with blocky graphics and crazy music where you have to roll up everything you can find in the world using a huge sticky ball! And these balls will be used to recreate all the stars in the universe after your father destroyed them all in a drunken bender!"

Publisher: "What the heck are you talking about? Are you freaking insane? Get the hell out of my office!"

Developer: "Well, they just released the same game in Japan..."

Publisher: "Those Japanese gamers are so crazy! I love it! Let's publish it!"

Why do we have to continuously wait for games like this to be translated and released in the States? Why can't an American publisher try something just a little bit risky, create a few smaller "oddball" titles each year and see what happens?

Friday, March 17, 2006

Top Ten Facts About Gamers

1. The average game player is 30 years old and has been playing games for 9.5 years.
2. Seventy-five percent of American heads of households play computer and video games.
3. Fifty percent of all Americans play video games.
4. Sixty percent of online game players are male. Forty percent of online game players are female.
5. Adult gamers exhibit a high level of interest in current events, with ninety-four percent following news and current events, and seventy-eight percent reporting that they vote in most of the elections for which they are eligible.
6. Fifty-three percent of game players expect to be playing as much or more ten years from now than they do today.
7. The average game buyer is 37 years old. In 2005, ninety-five percent of computer game buyers and eighty-four percent of console game buyers were over the age of 18.
8. Adult gamers have been playing an average of 12 years.
9. In 2004, nineteen percent of Americans over the age of 50 played video games, an increase from nine percent in 1999.
10. In 2005, more than 228 million computer and video games were sold, almost two games for every household in America.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Monday, March 06, 2006

Double Jump Studios - Game Development Blog


I've been spending a lot of my energy on my own game studio recently. It's been fun as shit. Everything I'm doing with this right now is exactly why I wanted to be in this industry. The blog was just freshly baked a couple of hours ago; I promise it'll get interesting.

~~~ Pinback - Microtonic Wave ~~~

Friday, March 03, 2006

Friday, February 24, 2006

Sony PS2 Ads

I thought these pictures were kind of cool. The color and tone seems to be touched up very nicely. I think they'd make great posters.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

In order to raise the spirits of an Italian prince burdened by the cares of his position, a musician created for him a cat piano. The musician selected cats whose natural voices were at different pitches and arranged them in cages side by side, so that when a key on the piano was depressed, a mechanism drove a sharp spike into the appropriate cat’s tail. The result was a melody of meows that became more vigorous as the cats became more desperate. Who could not help but laugh at such music? Thus was the prince raised from his melancholy.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Real Rhapsody

Oh man. If only I had bothered to start an account earlier. Real Rhapsody is a gift from god to all the music lovers in the US (hopefully the entire world soon). Music discovery is as easy as 1-2-3 now. I've always preached that music is about sharing; real rhapsody embraces that attitude. Now this a service that provides people with a good cause.

~~~ Jack Johnson - Upside Down ~~~

~~~ Mylo - Valley of the Dolls, Otto's Journey ~~~
~~~ Erlend Oye - Sheltered Life ~~~
~~~ J Dilla - Stop ~~~
~~~ Panic! At the Disco - The only difference between Martydom and Suicide is Press Coverage ~~~

Saturday, February 18, 2006

I think there are many things one can make in this world. Your life is your playground. The breadth of the sandbox pends on your motivations to stretch it. Play with it enough, the sand will spill out eventually.
I expect a lot out of myself. In fact, I do so so often I feel like I lose grasp of what I set out to do for myself in the first place. There is so much to learn and do, and not enough time to share. Ever since I was kid, my parents have always reminded me that 'Time is Money'. Not in the way in which we should be materialistic bastards, but emphasizing that time is golden. Lose your time and it will never be yours again.

~~~ Citizen Cope - Nite Becomes Day ~~~
~~~ Mae - Tisbury Lane ~~~
~~~ Rooney - Losing all control ~~~

~~~ Board of Canada - Dayvan Cowboy ~~~
~~~ the Strokes - On the Other Side ~~~

Monday, February 06, 2006

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Thursday, February 02, 2006

That cloud game

I'm really feeling this cloud game - a 2006 IGF Student showcase winner by a bunch of USC students. The concept is simple but pure awesome; fly around and herd clouds while you listen to a soothing soundtrack. It's relaxing and meditative.

# noob, newb - may imply either one of the following:

* Simply a short form for "newbie", a person who is new to the game or unskilled in play. Antonym: pro, godlike
* Sometimes used to address a player who doesn't listen to advice, strive to improve, or are rude to other players.
* Insulting another player by comparing him to someone who has just started playing.

- Wikipedia

I spent CNY in Vancouver. Lots of good food, family, and snowboarding. Ahhh. Vancouver.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

I should do the same...maybe a drawing per week

365 PAGES AGO I HAD A VERY SILLY IDEA. Draw a page everyday for one year. Each day I spent around 1 hour on the page, sometimes more, sometimes less. There was never any planning or preparation, I would just go at it whenever I had a spare moment in my day and had something I needed to write or draw. Some of the drawings are observational and some are just plain weird. Monsters and things seem to crop up a lot (robots too). I have no explanation for this and don't really care because its my book and I drew what ever I wanted on that particular day.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

My DIY projector screen

Mark, Billy, and I built a screen for my projector last weekend. It's 16:9 and 92"x42". We bought and sawed wooden planks at home depot to build the frame and then used blackout cloth to wrap it. Its pretty similar to preparing the canvas for a painting. It's sick. I'm pretty happy with it.

Often, the "correct" way is not the best way.

The gathering included a discussion of how early computer pioneers used LSD for inspiration. Douglas Englebart, the inventor of the mouse, Myron Stolaroff, a former Ampex engineer and LSD researcher who was attending the symposium, and Apple-cofounder Steve Jobs were among them. In the 2005 book What the Dormouse Said, New York Times reporter John Markoff quotes Jobs describing his LSD experience as "one of the two or three most important things he has done in his life."

Monday, January 16, 2006

What is there to know?

All this is what it is

You and me alone

Sheer simplicity.

I was just about to write an entry...but I think I'm going to go play football instead now. Oh well.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

~~~ Graham Colton band - Morning light ~~~
~~~ Fort Minor - High Road feat. John Legend ~~~
~~~ Kings of Convenience - Know How ~~~
~~~ Cake - I will survive ~~~

~~~ the Strokes - You Only Live Once ~~~
~~~ Rise Against - Like the Angel ~~~
~~~ Pinback - Concrete Sounds ~~~

Saturday, January 07, 2006

~~~ Kings of Convenience - Misread, Love is no big truth ~~~
~~~ Jamiroquai - Talulah ~~~
~~~ Rise Against - Swing life Away ~~~
~~~ Rooney - Losing all control ~~~

Its been a while since I've had a chance to blog. The past 2 weeks or so has been hectic as can be. I had an exhausting holiday, not a vacation or break, an exhausting holiday. I am probably more tired now than before the holidays started. I guess now is the time to recuperate as there ain't anymore holidays until next Thanksgiving/Christmas =/
I begun 2006 as well as wrapped up 2005 in Hong Kong. Going home was much more than I expected. Maybe I just expected too much of myself, but my 10+ days stay was beyond what I could grasp. It felt like I was thrown into the wolves. My mind was juggling ten emotions at a time and if anything, i probably just ended up overwhelmed and depressed.
I didn't quite make it so obvious, but I was glad to see both my family and friends.

My new recent toy (as Ev puts it): Sanyo PLV-Z4

DLP Projector
LCD panel 0.7" TFT p-Si x 3 (16:9)
Resolution 1280 x 720 (WXGA)
Brightness 1000 ANSI lumens Powerful mode
Contrast ratio 7000:1 in Vivid mode
HDTV Compatibility 480i, 480p, 575i, 575p, 720p, 1035i, 1080i