CFO office chair for sister’s birthday

So this is the follow up of my last blog. We had a great time with my sisters birthday and I shot some photos and videos with my new DSLR lens. I’m really happy that I payed for 80 euro’s more having the VC function which reduces the shocks and stabilizes the video. The video is uploaded on my Youtube account AlexCheungVlog. If i’m mounting it on the steadycam it would even smoother, wow can’t wait to see it! Yalen is working on a new ‘manfrottosteadycam for our aCreations productions. Yeah, we’re coming back this summer!

Okay, back to topic. So I came up with the idea to buy my sister a new office chair since she is not really using her earlier one, because that one really sucks. It was a lounge chair more than a office chair. And it wasn’t cheap bought 3 years ago. This is the bomb! So we bought this one at the ikea, it is sitting very comfortable. Xin said to me, since he was with me when we tested out numerous of chairs, damn, if I knew this had the back leaning function I would have bought this one last week!

I installed the offfice chair and wrapped up the empty box, well, we put some wax candles with cranberry scent in the box and the manual of the chair. When she opened up the box it was empty, such a big box and only with the candles in it. Then we carried the chair carefully downstairs for the surprise effect while singing the birthday song.

So this is it, she is already using it everyday. And our mission to keep her working place at her desk rather than her bed did worked! Hi 5

Happy Birthday to my sister

22nd March – Today is a special day, because it is the birthday of my sister Mandy Cheung! and we’re both born in March! 😀 So it was always a very nice month to be remembered!

She is one of the most important persons in my life. We grow up together, eat, play, hang out together. We shared all the good and bad stuff. Tasted for the first time the sweet flavor of candy’s and the bad taste of the sour traditional Chinese medicine soups. Having lived with her for more than 20 years, we experienced lots of fun and unforgettable times, we had good times and bad times.We fought for the same teddy bear, and had kids talk. I still remember one time we ran around at home with an incense and creaming each other in with creme to relief the itchiness of the chicken-pox. We wrote Chinese characters and words on the back of each other, then we had to guess what the other had written. It was such a fun time.

For outsiders we are a lovely couple of brother and sister. I still remember the times we play outside, since i’m elder I had to take care of her while playing outside. But instead I was telling her scary and cool stories which made things a bit more adventurous, haha.

I love the beautiful moments we have together, and appreciate your being.

Hope to share life forever, and I wish you to successfully finish your degree and graduate this new year. Above all, hope to see you smile everyday 🙂

Toast on forever young and smart my dear sister ~

From your only brother ~

Feng Shui interior working place

Last night I was thinking about the WHY question and suddenly the idea of changing my sister’s desk popped up.

It could solve her problem of sitting for most of the time in her bed with the mac. Since her chair wasn’t comfortable enough. Also the way the desk was placed look good thought in the overall furniture, but I found a little problem that when someone enters the room, he or she can exactly see what she was doing. And if sitting behind the desk she is not facing any visitor entering her room. So I believe it is a kind of privacy concern.

It’s almost her birthday March 22nd, and as the Cheung’s family hands on mentality we couldn’t wait for another two days. So we’ve decided to change the interior working place furniture. Although it isn’t a big difference, but it should drive the energy flow in a different way and hopefully encourages her to have a better use of her nice working place.

Before

After

Just turned 25

03/03/2012 – Man, I just realized that i’ve lived for a quarter of a century ~

Thank you all for the congratulations and birthday wishes.

Thanks for the birthday dinner buddies! Some good friends of mine came with some seafood, they didn’t catched a lobster but a flatfish, and not a small one though XD The first thing that comes in my mind was, does anybody knows how to prepare this fish? How did we managed to make it ready for dinner. Uhum.. nobody knew exactly how, the one said this and the other that. But at the end we made a nice dinner with 10 people in the kitchen cooking, it is the first time with a bunch of peeps cooking, and it felt more like an experiment than making a dinner. Anyways, it was good to see you guys since i’ve been in Hong Kong for some time and thanks for the extra battery pack for my DSLR, I can definitely use it!

I had lots of great experiences the past years and I hope it will continue flowing to my goals. I’m not sure if there will be a big party this year, since I want to concentrate and finish my thesis first.. but we’ll see!

I want to edit all the footage of all the birthday parties in the last couple of years, since I haven’t done that yet. It may be a good idea to see the nice memories back. I still have so many media content, referring to the editing hours . . would be happy if I can use some help haha ;P

If I look back, wow time is flying by amazingly fast. hahaha and life is just so wonderful. Don’t you think so?

 

Alex got pranked by Wudao Dragon

Well, this is what happened…

David Moh, yes my Kungfu buddy (Wudao Dragons teammate) who went to Singpore last year, should be away for 2 more years military service. So, the point is that he is not in the country (The Netherlands). So we had Martial Arts performances without him. The Wudao Dragons, which was Koon, David and me, we 3 formed an unique group. As we have different styles and characters. Combined together we delivered great Kung Fu. Since he left The Netherlands, Wouter van Leeuwen joined the dragons team, which is a great friend of him. It is nice learning a new teammate through martial arts and he really contributes to the team, and not only on stage but also off stage, when we’re figuring out other organizational things you know. Okay, here it comes. Then there was a birthday party, and when I came in the living room with a bunch of people and friends. The Next happened . .

It was really freaking crazy to see David sitting there between friends. You know, I actually didn’t saw him the first sight when I entered the room. Her sister asked me to say hi to another sister of his and I was questioning why, because she normally don’t ask me to do that. As I would do that automatically you know. But then I understand it haha, I was stunned. The other girl you see with the red hood hugging David was my sister, yea, she was also surprised and happy to see him.

He tried to keep the mouths shut and kept this secret quite well, because he was actually back for a week or something. So he planned on this prank and it succeeded. haha you got that David! 😉

Oh, PS. thanks for this video!

Hakka Hakka Rap

Vanessa passed her driving test and we went to the car dealer for her first car in Holland!

GT 86?

We celebrated at my friends home. And haven’t been there for a year it turned into a Lipchong Zoo exhibition, lol. I’ll show you some photos, but this is just a part of the pets!

Don’t you agree this cat is overweight? haha, she keeps eating all the time!

Then they showed me a video on Youtube and omg, you really should check this out if you’re Chinese, and definitely if you understand Hakka! This is hilarious!

My dad speaks the Hakka dialect, and it is really funny when you hear this accent especially in a ‘Rap’. I’ve never heard a song or rap in Hakka, good job guys! I think they’re from Malaysia..

 

My dear friend

We haven’t spoken to each other for about a year now. You know I asked about you, how you’ve been doing since we’ve been busying with our own things. And every time he tells me that he haven’t spoken to you as well for a long time and that you’re not answering phones. After all, when I heard about your complains I took the time immediately to meet you up. It is good to see you guys. Time is passing by so fast the last couple of years. It’s like yesterday that we’ve been sitting in the same class at the secondary school. There was a time you come along every Friday you still remember? haha

Since we’re good friends, you should have told me about that. You don’t want to disappoint me? I mean c’mon. What? You know how I would think about it? Oh, you can’t hide it for always. You know, I blame him also because he kept this as a secret. I can’t believe he didn’t tell me that either.

Did you know that cigarette smoke contains more than 40 toxic matters? Well, I didn’t knew that but that’s what is been said by Wikipedia. Smoking is no good for your health, and there is no doubt about it. It’s a FACT. Keep your hands out of dirty stuff.

It is too expensive for your health. Life is about awareness, the being and compassion which makes you enjoy every moment of your life. Don’t desperately exchange this for a moment of pleasure.

You know, now I remember once your mom called me a few years ago. She asked me whether you’ve got any problems or strange behavior. I asked her to explain what she really meant. Then she says that sometimes you’re not aware or having problems focusing which I can slightly remember. At that time I told her not to worry too much since you were hanging out most of the time with us and by means with the right guys since we don’t drink and smoke.

Now I’m interested why people do something or act like that. It is good to know that you were influenced by friends when you were confused, and your curiosity to try new things in life. Be careful with that, and I know things happens for a reason in life as you said, which I do believe. But at the end, it’s you to make the decision.

Everyone have mistakes. It is good to hear you learn from it. I wish you all the best and hope you will be better soon. And become stronger, hope you get back to work soon and walk a wise path.

Let me share this video, I think you have seen it before since you followed me on Youtube during my journey to the East. You should come and join my community on facebook too! www.facebook.com/alexcheung.nl

Then we keep in touch more often 🙂

This video may be funny, but there is a serious message behind it.

Tesla – Electric Beauty

So this is THE fastest electricity driven vehicle from Tesla. Yea.

My first impression when I saw the car..  it was attractive, since it is a sports car and colored red. When I took a closer look, it has very nice finishing in the interior. Some leather and carbon are combined. The seats are really nice, and gives you a very solid feel. It has the total sports look.

In my opinion the nose of the car is a bit too low, and in overall it looks like a Lotus Elise. I mean if you drive by with this car people may see it as a Lotus and since this car cost the double of the Elise..

I like the back design of the car more than the front. The headlights are nice deep, but at some point of views the headlights looks a bit more like a square shape than angry looking headlights.

ROADSTER SPORT 2.5 Specs . . from 0 to 97 km/h just in 3,7 seconds, wow that is amazing!

It has No Emissions, which is truly heaven. No road tax 😀 and good for our lovely nature!

 

There will be more and more electricity driven vehicles produced in the coming few years. The market demand for electricity driven vehicles is growing. Since Toyota succeeded in their advanced hybrid cars there are now an increased numbers of hybrid automobiles in the market. A sports car without petrol, how nice is that right.

It is really surprising how far you could go with a single charge. I think the Tesla roadster is a very playful car, you get instant power when you accelerate. Just step on the accelerator and you can go one way till the speed limit allows you. So it should be really fun at traffic lights for example.

There is no room for luggage, the roadster has not any extra space left for some grocery goods. And with a partner sitting next to you, i’m really starting to wonder where to put my sport bag.

The car has a low center of gravity. Compared to my Celica GT it is even way lower. As for myself, I don’t like the center console. I prefer one where you can lay your arm on and separates the front seats if you know what I mean.

So, if you like the smell of petrol and the noise of a V8 engine sound, you definitely shouldn’t go for a Tesla. But if you value for energy efficient driving and not getting lame by hours of traffic jam, then this could be your solution. The new way of driving. A true Eco friendly car.

Price tag starts from € 84.000,-

Wudang Rice snack in tea leafs

 

No, these are not packages of drugs. Do not misunderstand. These are Taoist rice in tea leafs. I bought them at the peak top at Wudang mountain. They are so mini and they told me I had to steam it before consuming. I didn’t tried it at Wudang mountains but took it back to Holland.

武当茶饭

Well, I’ll tell you how it tastes.. I was excited to taste the first one, is to me a really new experience of flavor, haven’t tried  it before. It is different than Hong Kong Cantonese Zongzi, also known as rice dumplings which my grandmother made before I left Hong Kong. (traditional Chinese food). It is supposedly also made of glutinous rice. It is sticky, but it is more like grinded rice. Soft like cake and there are beans mixed between the rice. Very strong tea flavor, like green tea. After the first one, I had to take another one to really taste the flavor. It is okay, but after the third one I had enough of these. I think I’m just not use to it. In China you have really lots of food and diversity coming from different regions. I mean in the north they have a different dishes than in the South, there are even so many kind of spicy flavor. I remember one time I asked for non-spicy food at the restaurant in Wudang. The waiter said that Cantonese food are tasteless in his opinion. What I know is that Cantonese food is the most popular of Chinese cuisine in Western world. People in Hubei (Wudang) eat  a lot of spicy food and completely different dishes.  this has to deal with weather circumstances and kind of geographic nature.