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拖拖拉拉地,我的‘新家’总算弄好了。

有空请到新部落坐坐。 地址是 : shirlschong.com , 英文版是 : shirlschong.com/en

这里不会更新了。

希望在我的新家见到你们啦!:)

Have been procrastinating, yet, finally things are kind of ready at my new blog.

Please come to say hello. My new blog address is shirlschong.com . By default, it is its Chinese version, please go to the English version at shirlschong.com/en .

I will no longer update this blog.

Hope to see you there ! 🙂

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部落将搬家

啊,最近很忙。忙着为这个部落搬家。

其实,懂得网页整理和设计的人,可能一,两天就可弄好。可是,我从来没学过网络,看着那么多的technical terms 和 codes, 还真是摸不着头脑。小小一件事,都做不成,常常碰钉子,什么都出问题。

我啊, 性格固执又不认输,即使不眠不休,也要学一学。所以,天天十多个小时在网上不停阅读,不停尝试。没人可问,唯有参加很多网上论坛。令我感激的是,很多人都很愿意分享知识。真难得。

一个多星期了,终于开始摸出些头绪。嘻嘻,你现在问我一些简单的css, php, plugin, MySQL, loop, 等问题,我可能可以答得出来。连Ed这个网络老手,也开始不知道我在说什么。哈哈。

不过,我现在的黑眼袋又大又深。

嗯,等我解决一些技术上的问题,再过多一,两天,应该就可以了。花了很多时间来研究一些很专业的网页。到头来,我还是决定用回和这个很相似的设计。简单,就好。

等部落新家装饰好了,一定通知大家 ! 🙂

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As I mentioned in my previous post, I wish to move this blog to a new domain. One day, I suddenly found my stuffs here are a little messy, moving will force me to re-organise them.

Also, I have been thinking of having a theme in my blog. I personally like blogs that have themes, for example, my favouraite blog theme is FOOD ! Heehee….There is always a reason to go back to that blog to find good food. Though I love food, I don’t want to manage a food blog. Just the thought of a food blog already makes me feel like I have gained some weights ! Haha !

I enjoy writing down my daily whining and blah-blah-blah. However, over the past 2 years, somehow I have evolved from writinng a blog only focusing on myself, to hoping to focus my enery in writing something I think will be useful for people, yet still maintain a nice personal touch. Otherwise, we can always go to many professional websites about certain topics.

So, for the past few days, I have been thinking – what am I really passionate about? What is that something I can give back?  Travel and life as an immigrant in two countries….I guess. This is something I have been doing for the past 15 years. Maybe, by sharing more stories about living (well) in other countries will help some immigatants or give some lights to those who wish to do the same. You reckon?

It is also about time for me to sit down and write all my backpacking and trekking experiences. And of course, food still within this category – travel and looking for good food, immgrant looking for homely food. Three in one.Yay !

Umm…so, theme is immigrant’s life and travel. What do you think? What do you like the most in this blog? I guess I have been doing this here anyway, just need to be more focus?

However, the headache is, what domain name I want ? I think and think and think, but still can’t think of a good name. My friends, may I borrow some of your brain cells and creativity.

  • shirls.com – taken.
  • msshirls.com – too chessy. Ed said, it sounds like a lingerie company !
  • xuefen.com – taken.
  • sihai.com – taken
  • shirlschong.com – how’s this? Out of this list, I guess this is the most logical one?
  • 2worlds3homes.com – umm…what do you think? I do live in 2 different worlds (east & west) constantly, and I do have 3 homes. But what if Ed and I move to another country, which is highly possible ! 🙂
  • shirleychong.com – taken.
  • whinywifey. com – heehee…this is only for fun. I like this because I am whiny. But it does not reflect my blog identity. It is more like a desperate housewife blog! So, it is NO.

Does anyone have any suggestion? Could you help me think of a cool, simple, easy to remember domain name? Please feel free to leave many comments and suggestions for me !

Last but not least, I think most of you who read my blog are bilingual readers anyway, right? So, I am thinking probably I should just write in Chinese intead of both languages. What do you think?

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Coffee & Anna

咖啡和安娜

墨尔本是个咖啡天堂。在那,我养成了泡咖啡馆的习惯。有时,和朋友在那高谈阔论。有时,喜欢一个人,静静地喝咖啡,看报纸,读小说,发呆,晒晒太阳,看路人,看妈妈们带小孩们出来走走...总爱赖在那儿不走。

在多伦多,少泡咖啡馆了,冬天时更不用说。天天零下十度左右,没必要的话,出门嘛,可免则免。

以前在墨尔本时,13 或14度就会喊冷。现在,温度如攀上零度以上,我已觉得是一种幸福。这一,两天,是零上的温度,太阳偶尔也会冒出头来。我拿着《安娜.卡列尼娜》,走去附近的咖啡馆,做我以前喜欢做的...

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家附近的雪人

家附近的雪人

最近,伦敦下了一场18年来难得一见的大雪。世界各国的报章和电视新闻都长篇报道。 我的伦敦朋友也在Facebook贴上很多照片,其中雪人最受欢迎。

这场雪虽为伦敦带来很多不便,可是人人欣喜若狂。我和Ed在电视上看大人小孩们眉开眼笑地抛雪球,堆雪人,滑雪,玩toboggan…我们也笑了。真的这么快乐吗?这里冰天雪地,我们见怪不怪,天天抱怨。

快乐这回事真的是相对的。

记得,我在多伦多看第一场大雪时,何尝不是一样欣喜若狂…

现在,窗外正下着雪...

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当全世界在倒数新年时,我则倒数我的考试。尝试不去多想,只想给自己一个无忧无虑的假期。还好,倒是真的很享受和家人朋友的美好时光。 现在,要回来奋斗了!只剩下十天左右!雪芬,加油!

朋友们,祝我好运吧!

While the world was counting down for new year, I was counting down for my exams. Tried not to think about it, and told myself I deserved a restful and joyful holidays, so I did. I had my share of wonderful times and dinners with family and friends (hope you all too), and now, I am back to study. The exams will be held in less than 10 days !!!

Wish me luck, my friends… 🙂

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冬天时,尤其是一场大雪后,很喜欢在多伦多市的街上走走。

因为,觉得这里的夜晚,特别光亮。

天是黑沉沉的,不过,城市是闪亮的。

犹记得,我第一次发现这个现象时,是2006年年尾.圣诞刚过。我的第一个白色冬天。

那时,我们刚看完一场电影,已近凌晨。

一走出戏院时,突然发现,夜,好像没黑下来。

我这个热带国家长大的女孩,哪会明白其中的道理。

也不想去思考,只想欣赏,像小孩一样眼睛瞪大大,不停惊叹,‘好亮,好亮!’。

Ed解释说:“大地铺了一层厚厚的白雪。白色,反照所有的街灯,建筑物的灯和圣诞灯饰。明吗?”。

“啊!” 给他一个拥抱,我继续在街上蹦跳。

他摇头,“都不知你怎么进理科班的。”

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昨晚,从图书馆走出来时,发现,夜,又亮了...

那时,暂不想考试,我心情舒畅.

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