New Computer Update

Put my computer together and now it’s up and running… AMD Athlon 64 x2 5200+ BioStar motherboard with GeForce 8200 HDMI 4 x 1GB DDR2 800 Some cheap video card with 256MB RAM AverMedia HDTV tuner card WD Caviar 500GB SATA hard drive 20x DVD+-R burner with LightScribe 20x Dual Layer DVD burner Rosewill 550W

Batman – the Dark Knight

This movie was awesome: I had seen the first Batman movie many times as a kid where he battled the Joker.  This remake is nothing the original could compare to (pretty dark and scary too).

Beijing Olympics 2008-08-08

Just watched the Olympics opening ceremony at Hong’s neighbor’s house, and got two words to describe it.  Freaking awesome.  The compliment goes to the performances, the spirit, and the neighbor’s gigantic HDTV. It was truly fantastic.  Not sure whether the powerful choreography, the flashy technology, or the enormous budget was more impressive, but I was


The second of our three interns ended her summer yesterday.  She and the last guy bought me a bag of Godiva assortments: I’m not a huge chocolate person but it was nonetheless a very sweet and heart warming gift.  I’m going to enjoy a lighter load of responsibilities after my supervisees leave, but it’s still

Monster DLP

For the second year in a row, I attended the Monster DLP as a sponsor. It was an extremely exhausting, but fun and rewarding weekend.  We lead a group of 46 college students on the Mercer team, did various activities from spontaneous dancing to career preparation.  Our students created a Mercer chant and screamed it

New Computer

I got a new computer. It’s amazing how fast NewEgg sends out its orders.  Even with the cheapest shipping method, the stuff arrived at my door after only one full business day.  Maybe it helps to live one hour away from their warehouse in Edison, NJ. So this was the first time in over four years that

Medieval Kings Chess II

During the past month, I spent most of my subway rides playing the Medieval Kings Chess II on my Blackberry.  There are five difficulty levels: King Author (Beginner) Frederick II (Easy) Charlemagne (Medium) S. Mehmed II (Hard) Will the Conq. (Very Hard) Gengis Khan (Master) Since I never really touched chess after high school, the “easy”

Randy Pausch’s Last Lecture

Randy Pausch, the CMU professor who gave the famous last lecture last year, has just passed away. Coworker Ming told me about this lecture and I watched the entire video in one sitting. Then I watched it again. It’s very inspirational and makes me hope that more professors in the world could be influential like

Express Shopping Spree

Over the weekend, I went to my neighborhood mall and bought three shirts, one pair of pants, and a belt from Express Men. I like the design and love the colors from this store, but the stuff is so darn expensive!  $235 retail price for merely five items!  Thank goodness for sale deals, coupons stackable