Successfully organized the Snow 101: Mac OS X Support Essentials 10.6 Training from June 23-25 :)
I'd like to wish Imelda, Choon Keong and Punithan the very best in their examination. Once they pass the exam, they will officially become an Apple Certified Support Professional 10.6! This certification is extremely valuable, and I personally feel the ACSP 10.6 status will boost their professional portfolio tremendously. It did for me (that reminds me I need to get update my certification soon).
I'd like to thank Shah for his patience and guidance towards the participants. Not forgetting his trust in me and VIP in whole. Looking forward to work with you soon, and I hope you like the photos of your Gundam, heheh.
I started off the journey with great hopes and positivity. The path was lush green; the sky filled with fluffy cotton clouds and birds were chirping. Yeap, birds chirping. Everything was so Disney and I couldn't be happier. As I walked, the path became narrower and difficult to walk on. There were no longer birds chirping but sounds of creepy crawlies (my absolute nightmare) and to make things worst, my shoe broke. I really couldn't see where I was headed to, but theres no alternative route. So I just walked on blindly... telling myself that hey, just keep going, things will be OK. But things didn't turn OK.
Until a minute ago.
I know the fact that I should live in the moment. The past has pass; the future, I have absolutely no control (and I no longer plan because in my case, things never go according plan) so the only thing I have power on is the current me. Do I want to be eat the last piece of Fu Chuk even though I'm super bloated? Do I want to play the guitar for a while before working on the proposal? Do I want to log onto Facebook for a while? The decision is a simple yes or no. It's a pretty simple and sweet concept-living in the now. I always share this with others too. But sometimes you just lose sight. Sometimes you just feel it's impossible to walk the talk. I guess that's normal. I guess that makes us human.
At the moment, I'm thankful for a few things: my understanding & supportive parents and my wise, patient boyfriend.
This Guangzhou-China trip would be nice if everyone doesn't smoke indoors! *cries*
The first day, my dad's friend brought us to this swanky hotel for dimsum as breakfast. I was feeling mellow and was really looking forward to sample the much talked about Guang Dong cuisines, until I saw patrons puffing away happily at their tables. Not long after that, sure enough, I felt dizzy and sick. And that was the beginning of my Guangzhou trip.
Because it was our first time there, we had to rely mostly on my dad's friend on transportation. It didn't help that we were placed at a hotel in a remote, industrial area. So most of the time, there were lots of waiting and each journey takes a long time. I always doze off during on-road journeys. And I was thinking, F1 teams should hire Chinese drivers because the way they drive can really scare the mat salleh's off, seriously. Step aside Hamilton, Webber and whoever, the Chinese can outdrive you any minute.
That was the bad part... the good part about this trip, is all about the the sceneries, food and time with my parents.
The train ride to Dong Guan was nice. Very comfortable and punctual. I had a good nap during the journey.
This police car looks like a toy! It's real by the way!
Dad's friend took us to Pearl River. We arrived the location around 11PM+ so the lights along the river were turned off. Apparently it looks beautiful when the lights along the river and buildings are all turned on. I can imagine that. A quick search on Wikipedia states that the Pearl River is China's 3rd longest river and considered one of the world's most polluted waterways! I was there during the night so I couldn't see how polluted it was. But good thing it didn't smell!
My dad's friend brought us to one of a famous restaurant for dinner one night. I thought the food there is superb! Take a look at this dessert... I thought it was chocolate truffles at first...
But no! It was cheese flake mochi-mochi with creamy salted egg yolk fillings! Yum!
This dish looks very simple... but I enjoyed it SO much. The black sauce on the right side... mom and I thought it was your typical Chinese soya sauce, so we dipped, no, practically 'drowned' the sotong in the sauce, plonked it in out mouth and damn! It's wasabi! My mom immediately spit it out... she's never tried wasabi before so obviously she has zero tolerance for it. The taugeh and mushrooms were crunchy. The dish is really delicious.
Ahhh, we have this in Malaysia-Claypot Salted Pork. Nice dish to go with rice... me likey.
Roast Pork. Crunchy on the top and very fragrant :) There was this other dish... plain white steamed tofu with a lil' minced meat on the top. It looked really simple and boring, but OMG it was so smooth! So fragrant! I've never tasted a tofu like that before and mind you, I hate white steamed tofu. But the tofu here is really something.
This funny sight at Beijing Road. Fake Crocodile brand spotted! Clio Coddle! I wonder why they don't call it 'Cocodile', lol.
An old ancient tree and building spotted right next to a huge commercial shopping mall. Talk about contrast.
On the left: A very interesting sight at Beijing Road. You can find relics of the roads from different Dynasty e.g. Song, Ming etc. Very cool to see how the roads were like back in the days. It's amazing to know how they preserve these historical relics. On the right: I envisioned this alley to look awesome in Black & White. It does!
Here's mom and papa buying a prepaid card at a telco shop.
Dimsum... everything tasted good :) Minus the ciggie smoke then it'll be perfecto!
Here's a picture that papa captured. Not too sure what's so interesting about a guy dressed in soldier uniform transporting gas tanks on a bicycle but, hey i thought the composition is nice :)
I'll be away in Guangzhou, China with my parents for a business trip.
To be very honest, I am not very excited about this trip because China has never been on my 'must visit or die' travel destination list. But I'm hoping Guangzhou will surprise me in a pleasant way *crosses fingers and mental chant* Please be clean... please be interesting... please be cool weathered... please proof me wrong, that Guangzhou will be as fun as a beach getaway...
Anyway, photo-Bibi will accompany you till my next entry :)