Problem with blogging : Consistency

December 21, 2007

Okay, I am not a good blogger. =d

Maximus is the hero of the day for posting something which hit me right in the head like a hammer on a nail.
He Commented on my previous blog microsoft-student-partner-in-qut which made me feel abit.. embarassed >_<.

So here I am, attempting to retake my share of the world of internet blogging.

Spam Alert. More blogs comming this way to fill up the gaps left since September!

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MS internship

September 28, 2007

okie… time to face the truth.
I am not accepted to internship program.

Bye bye Redmond. >_<
😦  ->  >_<  ->  :d  ->  :Þ  -> 🙂
Okie. time to move on. 🙂

As what our dear Arnold will say… “I’ll be back”

Xbox’s shot

September 28, 2007

For those of you who dont play games or read news.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7015663.stm

Dont like to plagarise, so go read it yourself! 🙂

Guess it is Xbox’s one shot at the console industry, well aimed shot.

Mind your expenses

September 28, 2007

Hmmm…. wanted to get my hand on Microsoft Money. But then again, why not do a simple and free one. 🙂

 In the spirit of sharing, I have decided to upload a template of this simple expenses excel sheet. It took me 30 mins to create, so hope it fits the general public. 🙂

This excel sheet simply allow you to record your weekly expenses and income, there is a summary sheet for you to see how much you have spent. Hope it is good enough for you guys! my dear readers. 🙂

https://fileshare.qut.edu.au/public/tan9/MyExpensesTemplate.xls

 p.s. same rule. QUT fileshare is for 14 days. email me if I did not provide an alternitive in 14 days time. 🙂

Microsoft’s art of branding

September 20, 2007

Hey! This is nice.
It really depends on how you interprete this, but I thought it is good and true! hehe..
The last I knew, Microsoft made this video to parody themself. 🙂

Microsoft Interview part 2

September 17, 2007

Woo… as the date gets closer, it just get more exciting. 🙂

anyway, here is something to destress. hehe.

Melbourne here I come!

September 8, 2007

Just passed the first round of Microsoft Phone interview for internship. >_<
Phew!

Now for second round: Melbourne. 🙂 hehe.

All about singaporean chinese names.

September 7, 2007

Looking at the MSP forum, I realised that people are calling me “xiquan” which is correct because my login name is xiquan. Its just abit strange because people stopped calling me xiquan since 10. hehe. makes me feel so young.

 BUT. I realised that I have 3 names to live by! And so here is a short explaination of Singaporean names! hehe

Chen Xi Quan : My Chinese Name  (陈玺全). All chinese names usually have a meaning. Mine?

陈 is my last name, so no questions about it. we always put our last names in front as we believe that our family name is the most important, sort of cultural/tradition/clan thingy.
玺  means ‘seal of authority’ by the emperor, hoping that I can make big decisions.
全 means ‘complete’, because I complete the family being the 2nd child and so no little brother for me. >_<

Tan Siak Chuan –> My Full English Name. Because every singaporean needs to produce an english name as we were an english colony and our parents aren’t too well educated, they translate their chinese names to english ones literally base on their dialects. This way of translation passed on to the younger generation even though we are no longer a colony. Being of teochew dialect, “Tan Siak Chuan” is a literal translation of Chen Xiquan in teochew. This is also why There are many different translation of last name ‘陈’. ‘陈’ can be Tan or Chen or Chan etc depending on the dialects of the person.

Andrew Tan –> Latest addition using a christian name. (Thanks to a friend: Grace for giving and calling me Andrew till I do feel Andrew) Why christian name? Guess because I went to Christian Schools all the way.

Hope you guys enjoy this small info. And if you are of western origin, ask your fellow asian friends what their name means! haha. its enjoyable to know that someone’s name can actually tell you what are their parents’ hope for their child.

imeem.com – Whats on your playlist?

September 6, 2007

Wow. Found this very nice place where you can insert a embeded object into your website. Very cool! might want to go and have a look. Too bad I cannot embed objects into wordpress widgets. >_< Vodpod videos no longer available. 

(Used to be  auto play, but I have removed it to prevent irritation. hehe)

Updated

Hey! how rude of me. Forgotten all about referencing! hehe.
I get to know this place  from my friend’s friend’s blog. haha.
http://www.mel-anie.blogspot.com/ <– loved the song (Five Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand Six Hundred Minutes), recomend to go and have a listen.

How a simple voice can make a tear

September 5, 2007

Listen to this, and tell me if you had a tear in your eyes.