Eddie Wong

Forth day in PG

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Completed open water certificate in the morning and did two fun dives in the afternoon.

The first fun dive was very good. Saw quite a lot of marine lifes including a barracuda. The second dive was less impressive and in fact a bit boring. Not much sightseeing but just keep looking for my buddy who somehow keep floating upward uncontrollablly. Should have put more weight on his weight belt…

So, time to plan for the next trip and the advanced course now. :-)

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September 5th, 2008 at 9:57 pm

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Third day in PG

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Did two skill training dives in the sea today but still quite many skills to be done tomorrow. So far, the underwater scene is not as good as what I saw in Cebu. Less fish also. The atmosphere here is very relaxing though.

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September 4th, 2008 at 10:18 pm

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Second day in PG

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I am spending the entire day in the pool for skills practice today. The schedule is hindered by a mid-age lady in the class. She is joining the class with his husband (already licensed) and his son. We will continue training in the sea tomorrow and hopefully finish by day 3 morning so that we can do some fun dives in the afternoon.

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September 3rd, 2008 at 10:09 pm

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Puerto Galera

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Here is where I am.

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September 2nd, 2008 at 11:59 pm

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First day in PG

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After two hours plane, three hours shuttle bus, and one hour speed boat, arrived in Puerto Galera, Philippines. The resort is not quite up to standard — kind of expected as advised by Adam. It takes 20 minutes walk in the dark if we want to go to the town… Anyway, class start tomorrow morning.

Btw, notice that there is a rare Disneystore in airport terminal 2. I thought all of them have been closed since the opening of HK Disneyland.

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September 2nd, 2008 at 9:42 pm

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Annual leave

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It’s the first day of my 10-day annual leave.  Yeah!

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September 1st, 2008 at 9:48 am

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Sweet 19 Blues by Namie Amuro

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I bought this CD 12 years ago. A colleague borrowed it but never returned it back. I missed that for quite a number of years. Yesterday, I bought a brand new one of it again, at quite a premium.

And then, I walked by a second hand CD store, the second hand price is 1/3 of what I had just paid…. Well, brand new is different. I can only justify this way… :-(

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August 24th, 2008 at 9:40 am

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Open Water Diving

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Completed the lecture part of the open water diving course today. Ready to go take some dives in early Sept in PG.

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August 23rd, 2008 at 8:07 pm

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Typhoon day, again

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It is the 3rd typhoon holiday in this project — more frequent than in my previous projects.  The Earth must getting sick.  Signal #9 is on but all wind and rain has stopped.  I must be in the center of the storm right now.

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August 22nd, 2008 at 5:54 pm

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Should You Pay Twice as Much for a Mac?

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Re: http://blogs.eweek.com/applewatch/content/channel/should_you_pay_twice_as_much_for_a_mac.html

One may also ask :

  • Should you pay ten times more than a Corolla for a Ferrari or Porsche? (Their function are the same to 80% of their owner 80% of the time anyway.)
  • Should you pay a few times more to fly business/first class?

The selling point of a Mac is probably the Mac OS, the integration of the OS and the hardware, and those many cool utility applications that come with the OS. If you’re comparing by hardware cost, you’re obviously missing the points.

Except in the graphics design and publishing industry, the Macs is targeting more towards the consumers rather than the corporates. Most of them probably won’t calculate the price-performance ratio and payback period before purchase. The emotional factor plays a much bigger role here. You don’t need to do rational calculation to justify why people are buying Mac. How could you rationally justify a Ferrari?

If Apple wants a larger piece of the corp market, they got to make the price-performance more comparable to a PC. But I doubt they’d want to do that, given the slim margin in that market.

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August 9th, 2008 at 8:27 am

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