# Monday, August 30, 2010

It is quite bad that after taking 1g dose of anti-biotics twice a day for a week, I am still having heavy cough and no real relief, and doctor prescribe another anti-biotics, honestly I tend to rely on Chinese herbal medication more but some pressure forced me to western medicine, well, somehow I feel that managers may feel that employees should see western doctor to get well faster, even if they would not think Chinese herbal medicine does not work, at least it must be slower.

I am not saying Western Medication does not work, but it is not the first time that I have to try another anti-biotics (last time I took 3 and followed by another anti-viral drug) in an attempt to kill "another kind" of bacteria, I am indeed worried.

But as a consolation, I got a chance to visit Dim Sum 譽滿坊 again, as it is close to the hospital I went to, and I had the HK$80 酥皮龍蝦湯 - Chinese style Lobster Bisque, which I have been wanting to have, I am not sure though if this soup is good or bad for my symptom.

Dim Sum 譽滿坊 is indeed offering great dim sum, but one thing that I need to point out is that they used Shark's fin quite a lot in their dim sum, I cannot blame them but to be frank, I think that can be unnecessary, their dim sum can still be great even without it.

My previous blog entry on Dim Sum 譽滿坊

Monday, August 30, 2010 9:23:24 PM (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
# Sunday, August 29, 2010

The past week is a very difficult time for most of us here in Hong Kong, I was planning a family trip during Autumn but now  I have to seriously reconsider, not much because of the probability of any real threat during travelling, but it is more a psycho effect thing. General sentiment among friends is to appreciate how lucky we are to be living in Hong Kong, although not saying that nothing would happen here, most of us feel safe when moving around most parts of the city.

I was in New York last month and I was kind of concern with safety, but honestly there were not a single incident or sights of anything that made me feel unsafe, so a lot of cities in the world may be suffering from an image problem, indeed, it is always easy to create bad image but a good reputation takes a long time to build up, I hope our local authorities can keep up the good work and prepare for the worst.

Sunday, August 29, 2010 2:22:23 PM (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
# Sunday, August 8, 2010

At August, the yellow oil crabs (黃油蟹) are available again, I had 2 meals already and like to share my experiences here, but instead of East Ocean (東海) vs SuperStar (鴻星) (which I did a comparison last year), I tried East Ocean and Wu Kong Shanghai Restaurant (滬江大飯店) instead. I'll explain why I have not tried Superstar later.

The price of the crabs seems to be even more expensive this year, Yellow Oil Crab is indeed an expensive delicacies, but is it worth it? Personally I think at such price range, it is becoming a concern.

The set at East Ocean (http://www.eastocean.com.hk/) is relatively economic, at HKD 438 (inclusive of service charge), you get a lot of goodies beyond the crab, the crab quality is ok, not bad but not as good as that from Wu Kong, and they can't give me a male crab, which I prefer over female.

The set at Wu Kong (滬江) is expensive, you need to pay over HKD 800 including service charge, the crab is nice, although they said they can't allow customer to specify a male crab, I think the one I got is male, with the kind of crab paste that I like most. They also cooked the crab using wine (make it drunk first I think), but the wine taste is not really that appealing for me, I think I would prefer simple steaming better, so if you are not really into wine tastes in food, you need to check that out before ordering.

A good crab would have rich yellow oil even at limbs!

Wu Kong's set does not include a lot of stuffs, but the soup is a very expensive one, the noodle is not very good, and the crab used in the soup and noodle are hairy crabs and not yellow oil crabs.

I like this dessert very much

I would not recommend either set if you live in Hong Kong, as buying a crab and cook it at home can be a better choice, and at such price range, I would even question if eating Yellow Oil Crab is really worth the money, but if money is not a big concern, and you really want the taste, I think finding a good crab dealer can be a good option. Cooking crabs at home can allow one to choose what you want in a meal without being forced or lured to have something in the set which is not what you really need, or having some ingredients that is against your belief.

But if you are a tourist, or picking/cooking a crab is too much hassle for you, I think the East Ocean set is a good deal, the set can be too much for an average single person, so having a party of few person can better consume the set with some combinations of other dishes, so costing wise it is more economical, for the same reason I haven't tried Superstar's set because it is relatively more expensive, though the 10% off at some branches would reduce the gap (http://www.superstargroup.com.hk/setmenu/10_rcrab_AB/10_rcrab1b.jpg).

Sunday, August 8, 2010 5:01:12 PM (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
# Friday, August 6, 2010

If you do plan to buy an iPad Dock Connector to VGA Adapter for projecting stuffs to monitor or projectors, you better read this first to make sure that it can fulfill your needs.


I got one today, and it can work with Photos slideshow, and slide presentation using Keynote, in Keynote and when projecting to external display, the iPad screen would show some sort of control panel and not a dual display like what would happen with Windows.

I think it would also work with Video content, but those are not my main imterest, I just want to use iPad to help in work productivity.

Little disappointed with the way Apple limits the iPad capabilities, not only that you pay for overpriced accessories, the restrictions come in very offensive way, I think they should make the capabilities more explicit in the Apple Store page. 

Friday, August 6, 2010 12:16:16 AM (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
# Thursday, August 5, 2010

I saw this in this year's Hong Kong Ani-Com, somehow I regret not buying it....

Thursday, August 5, 2010 12:25:15 AM (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)