Visa Processing

It’s that time of year already? You can see how worn and tattered my passport is. This is the last visa that it will hold before it gets replaced later this upcoming winter.

Published on March 8, 2011

Reality & Consequences

"You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."
Ayn Rand

It might bring relief in the short term, but resist the urge to blind  yourself to uncomfortable truths that surround you. Those near you can often more easily identify these than you can, for conscious reasons or not, and it’s in your best interest to listen to them no matter how wrong you think they are.

Published on March 8, 2011

Staying Dry

This guy has the coolest hat ever. Saw him on the street just now and asked to take his photo. Thankfully he was kind enough to oblige me.

Published on March 4, 2011

Goodbye 360, Hello PS3

The Playstation 3 was recently hacked and has been selling like crazy in Chengdu. The last few times I’ve been to the computer markets I notice that they’re constantly selling them. Since I hadn’t really played my Xbox 360 in months I decided to sell it and try out the PS3. Partly for the benefit of being able to watch Blu-Ray movies and party because I was curious about the PS3 worked and how it compared to the Xbox.

After using it for a few weeks now I will say that as far as games, it’s not as good as the Xbox. Not a big deal for me since I don’t have much time to be playing games anyway. But being able to watch Blu-Ray movies is nice though and I don’t regret the decision. Here’s a post about it that I published on Chengdu Living: Buying a PS3 in China

Published on March 2, 2011

Tick Tock: a 5-minute short film

I stumbled across this on Reddit and really enjoyed it. I watched it several times to appreciate all the details, and there are quite a few. I also noticed that it was filmed with a 5D. It looks fantastic!

Published on March 1, 2011