Some people think I am a horrible person. A friend asked me why I wanted to smile with them. Honestly, I did everything I could. I tried to explain myself. I warned that is the result of their current way. I had my tears and waves of anger for them. Now, I think the only choice I had on my hand is smile

I took this photo in Surfers Paradise a few weeks ago. That was already at the start of Spring, with a clear blue sky that was an outstanding wealth. I captured the Sunset at the Gold Coast with the Hilton Building. Moreover, I applied the filter to provide a warmer color tone.  I love this picture is for a blog when you are talking about Gold Coast. Also, this photo was a bit moody. I used the photo in a blog post to express my sadness recently.


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NIKON 1 J1 f/10 1/60 ISO 100.

I still love to use this J1 camera. Moreover, I got 10-30mm lens, that is minimal and lightweight, and the angle is quite broad.


I used to like spending time with my father as a child. He was always kind and nice to me, and he enjoyed showing me the beauties of the world. He took me outdoors to see the sky one night when I was around six years old.

In astonishment, I recall looking up at the sky. I couldn't help but think the stars were lovely as they twinkled and sparkled brightly. "Daddy, can we pick the stars and keep them in our pocket?" I asked my father.

"You know, I used to think the same thing when I was your age," my father added with a smile. However, the stars are too far away for humans to reach. But, we can still hold them close to us."

I looked at my father, puzzled, and asked, "How can we do that?"

He glanced down at me and whispered, "Just take a deep breath with your arms and close your eyes." As he instructed, I took a deep breath and wrapped my arms about myself. Then something extraordinary occurred.

I felt a surge of warmth surround me as I stood there with my eyes closed. It felt as if the stars had descended from the sky and encircled my father and me. I opened my eyes and glanced up, and the stars were shining brighter than ever.

When I returned my gaze to my father, he was grinning broadly. "Do you feel them?" he questioned.

Still feeling the warmth of the stars all around me, I nodded my head. "Yes, Daddy," I replied. "I can sense them."

Every time I looked up at the sky after that night, I remembered the magic my father had showed me. Even though I couldn't pluck them from the sky, I knew I could keep them close to my heart at all times.

Dropping Water Photo - Free Download

This photo is of a dropping of water on the jar. The photo is still keeping the focus on the water drop. So, it shows the motion of water and shows the contrast of the background by making the out of focus at the background.

This photo is suitable for background images or a feature image for a blog. I think that is quite eye-catching.


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Recently, I started a new hobby, building custom keyboards. I am a software developer. So, I used the computer a lot. Therefore, the keyboard is an essential tool for me. I wish to get a better keyboard. At the end, I did some research online. Actually, keyboards can be customized a lot. You can choose the key caps, the switches and even the case. That sounds interesting. Thus, I started to build my custom one. However, that is not cheap at all. It costs $200. I can make the feeling of type and keyboard sound profile, suit for me.

Life is like a cup of coffee, with its bitter moments and sweet flavors. Of course, every person will encounter bitter moments, such as failure, difficulties, setbacks, etc. These bitter moments make us tired, frustrated, and sometimes even want to give up. But, like coffee, bitterness is temporary, and we can break through it with perseverance and effort.

At the same time, life also has its sweet flavors. When we overcome difficulties and achieve success, we will feel the beauty of life. It could be a smile, a hug, or a small achievement. These beautiful experiences can make us cherish every moment of life and make our lives more meaningful.

Just like tasting coffee, life also needs patience and attention to experience. Sometimes, it needs a little sugar or milk, and sometimes it needs a few ice cubes. Similarly, we need to learn to adjust, adapt to various situations, and find the beauty of life. So let us know to appreciate life's bitter and sweet flavors and enjoy every moment.

a supermarket, ito yokado,

Actually, I was in Japan once a few years ago. During this trip, we visited Okinawa, it is very easy to find a supermarket. Almost every suburb got an AOEN supermarket. There are quite large too, and I think they are similar to those supermarkets in Brisbane. 

A few months ago, I went to Japan again; this time, our destination is Osaka. We stayed in the CBD area of Osaka. I found it is very hard to find a supermarket. I only can find convenience stores. No big supermarket is at all. We stayed in a hotel, so we do not need to cook at all. We need to buy some bread and drinks, those things can find in any convenience stores and the price is not too high.However, we need to buy some fresh fruit. In the end, we went to a suburb (Tennoji Ward), there is a shopping mall(Abeno

) near the train station. At the basement level, there is a supermarket, ito yokado. This supermarket is quite large. There are some fruits, fresh meat, drinks, wines, and vegetables. Even you can find some fresh sushi boxes too. That is great, and we got a good run for re-supply!

"Rest when tired; persevere when faced with difficulties." During the Three Kingdoms period, the wise sage Zhuge Liang famously said this. It teaches us how to deal with exhaustion and challenges that arise in our life.

We should stop and calm down when we are fatigued. Fatigue has an impact on our physical health, mood, and mental wellbeing. Our physical and psychological well-being will deteriorate if we keep pushing ourselves to work without taking breaks. As a result, if we are fatigued, we should take some time to relax and recover. We can better prepare for future issues this way.

On the other hand, when faced with difficulties, we should persevere. Problems are inevitable, but we can overcome them through persistent effort and courage. As Zhuge Liang said, we should continue to move forward in the face of difficulties. Difficulties should not defeat us; we work even harder, constantly learning and improving. We can overcome problems and achieve our goals with firm belief and courage.

In summary, Zhuge Liang's famous saying reminds us to deal with fatigue and difficulties correctly. When we feel tired, we should stop and rest; when faced with problems, we should persevere. Through this approach, we can maintain our physical and mental health, overcome difficulties, and achieve our goals.


Last Year, We went to Osaka. We chose to stay in Hotel Vischio. I chose this hotel because it is relatively new and only opened in 2018! Moreover, the rate is a bit over one thousand Hong Kong dollars a night, and it is not expensive.

First of all, this hotel is located in the Umeda district. Although his location is a bit more peripheral in the area, it only takes five or six minutes to walk to the airport shuttle station and train station, and there are many large shopping malls nearby.

Hotel Vischio Room

As for the rooms, the room is elegant. And for a hotel in a metropolis like Osaka, it is already quite large. It had a double bed and a large writing desk, and there is still some space to move around, which is already quite good. Maybe I always travel to some small cities, so my requirements for room size are relatively high. I think this double bed seems a bit small, but the double size is not king-size ...

Hotel Vischio Toilet

Also, I want to talk about the toilet there, of course, there is a famous Japanese item, the automatic flush toilet, which can wash your bottom! And there is also a large bathtub, which is a big toilet, and the water pressure is sufficient, and there is a massage showerhead, of course, it is quite clean! I gave this toilet a hundred points!


As for service, the staff is also 100%, very friendly. And I remember one day when my daughter vomited on the bed, so I immediately contacted the front desk; afterward, someone cleaned it for us. There is a room service every day, and the room is cleaned thoroughly! So I am delighted.


GACHI Personal Care

For personal care products, they used the brand, GACHI! The personal care products had everything, including razors, face cleansers, toothbrushes, body creams, etc.! However, if you want to use it, you need to go to a corner of the lobby. There is a rack which is placed all personal care products, and even coffee powder and tea bags. You can pick up the things you want. I think that is the way to reduce wastage. 


Everything was good, so I would recommend this hotel to friends.


Address: 2 Chome-4- 番 10 Shibata, Kita Ward, Osaka, 530-0012, Japan

Once upon a time, a wise and clever king ruled a prosperous kingdom. One day, two cunning weavers came to the king's palace and claimed they could create the most exquisite clothes in the world with their best skills. The weavers asked for a large sum of money to begin their work, and the king, who knew their reputation as skilled craftsmen, agreed to their proposal without much hesitation. In addition, the king believed if he wore clothes made by such famous weavers, that will make his kingdom famous.

However, as the days passed, the weavers kept asking for more money and materials, claiming that their work was progressing well but had yet to be shown to anyone. The king grew suspicious of their intentions but did not want to admit his mistake in trusting them. He decided to play along with their game and ordered his soldiers to guard the weavers day and night, hoping to catch them if they tried to escape.

On the day of the grand presentation, the weavers asked to be left alone for a few moments to put on the final touches of the clothes. The soldiers obliged, but to their surprise, the weavers vanished into thin air, leaving only a pile of empty clothes and tools.

The king was embarrassed and angry but quickly devised a clever plan to save face. He announced to the crowd that the clothes were made of a magical fabric that intelligent people could only see. He could see the clothes, as could all the courtiers and officials present. The king then paraded through the streets wearing invisible clothes while his subjects marveled at their beauty and uniqueness.

Some people, however, were skeptical and whispered to each other that they could not see anything at all. A brave child even shouted, "The king is only wearing sleepwear, no beauty clothes on top of that!" But most people did not want to be seen as stupid or uneducated, so they pretended to admire the clothes and praised the weavers' skills.

The king, who had always been a shrewd ruler, realized that the power of belief was stronger than the truth itself. So he smiled at the child and calmly replied, "You are right, my dear. These clothes are invisible to those who are kind and courageous. Actually, we need those qualities rather than intelligence" The crowd nodded in agreement, and the king's reputation as a wise and discerning leader was restored.

From that day on, the king made it his policy to listen to all voices, even the smallest and most honest ones, and never to let his pride or vanity cloud his judgment. He knew that true wisdom came from acknowledging one's mistakes and learning from them and that the respect and loyalty of his people could only be earned by being truthful, fair, and compassionate.

Hong Kong Airport Breakfast

 In October  2019, I traveled to Hong Kong from Brisbane. Of Course, I have used the airport in Hong Kong. In the past, most of the times, I had breakfast in Terminal 2  before I flew back to Brisbane. Because that trip is very rush, I did not have time to go Terminal 2 (Now, Terminal 2 is closed for rebuilding.) I had my breakfast at the food court in Terminal 1. That is so expensive. I only ordered a bowl of noodles and a cup of iced coffee. It cost me around $60! I can use that amount of money to have lunch in downtown Hong Kong. I remember that it is much cheaper in Terminal 2. I think I will have breakfast first before I go to the airport next time.