Not guilty

February 8, 2015

It was 2013, we rented a Prius for summer holiday in Japan. We used it for 4 days and I had to pay only HK$2xx upon returning the car. We didn’t travel far but during the 4 days we must have spent couple of hours each day in the car, I was shocked how cheap fuel cost was in a hybrid.


Since that day I have to use my own car for work, didn’t bother much as my fuel cost was compensated (not fully) by my employer. However with the Prius experience I feel guilty every time I glide downhill, why didn’t I capture the potential energy?

Then from January 2013 I started tracking my fuel consumption. I traveled 40,960km, spent $65,484 on gas, average ownership cost/day was $207 which was almost double of average fuel cost. Other costs such as insurance, toll, license and maintenance are pretty expensive. On average I drove 68km each day.

I don’t want to feel guilty so I went full electric from December 2014.


Year end account

December 31, 2014

Well I didn’t quite make it to 1,000km target I set. However I’m still happy with what I have achieved this year which I believe is better than last year.

I have been using iSmoothRun app and it posts automatically to Garmin connect and Nike+, strangely the yearly total is the largest in Runkeeper so naturally I use that as my year end account.

2014 year end


October 23, 2014


這個電影一陣子前看了,放下了忘記寫。這個戲是十分淡淡然的,沒有太多的音樂場面,因和音樂有關所以也加入了這個 collection。 故事説的是個天才,不是真人真事吧,什麼對他來説都十分容易,他不明白其他人為什麼不明白,為此他要的也不是一般凡人要的,裝傻是一個出路。


Exam again

October 21, 2014

OK let me recap what I did before, my first in May 2011 second in May 2013 and the recent one just last week.

I should have chosen August/September rather than September/October, the extra time didn’t really help. How well you prepared sometime doesn’t really count in exam result. Exam is exam after all.

My teacher said my pieces aren’t the popular choices, exam is like torture I like to make it enjoyable. Pieces from Bach I could practically play it everyday for the rest of my life.


How did I do this time, it’s forecast moment.

Scale: I did a bit better than last time, I guess I’ll get 14 (pass).

Sight Reading: I was given 3 lines with an easy start on G then Tenor clef from mid-way, OMG I probably would get 12 if he’s mean! I hate tenor clef.

Aural: For whatever reasons the examiner really has rushed it on me, I’m normally pretty good at singing the tune I’ll be lucky this time to get 12.

3 pieces: I think I did as good or slightly better than last time (got 80 out of 90) but I think this examiner is stricter so I’ll be lucky to get 75. My teacher said for Bach it’s a matter of taste, his taste matters not mine.

My forecast is therefore 113.

Timing of the exam was also bad at 9:17am I had no way to warm up at the little shop there. This could explain why the examiner has rushed it on me and I hope it wasn’t due to my chatting with him at the start or whatever inappropriate that I have said.

To reward myself I shopped new strings for myself and a new 3/4 cello for him right afterwards