2013年4月29日星期一

When I was 6 years younger than today and I had nobody to take care of, I had enjoyed much freedom as I could. I've got money from my PT job and some from my parents, I grabbed my backpack and took off, all the way from HK to London, by that time Oasis airline was still kicking which offered affordable tickets for University student like me, have a chance to walk on the European Continents. 

The famous Red double-decker bus, you can buy a London pass which also included for bus service and have many rides in a period of time.
Westminster Abbey?
inside the British Museum
I was fascinated by these massive collection of rocks and minerals, though by that time I can hardly recognize one from another. 
 Two years later, this organization offered me a scholarship, what are the odds? 
Big Ben Clock face, the hour bell was probably named after Benjamin Hall, the first Commissioner of Works. Some sources however claim the bell was named after Benjamin Caunt, a British heavyweight boxing champion.
What a loving scene....
We used to have this booth in Hong Kong too!
The London Eye, too expensive for me to have a ride
In general, it is pretty safe to stroll around at night in downtown London.
People are gathering at Hyde Park for an event called "Speakers' Corner', in an area where open-air public speaking, debate and discussion are allowed. For instance, this lady was raising here concern on whether god is real (or existing? don't quite remember). From my fade memory, that guy who stood in front of her was against her opinion with frantic and also end up with a fight.
He was talking some brabrabraaaa
Squirrels are pretty common in the park
Visitors feed peanuts to them, guess they are adopted to this life style, when they see human, that's mean food. 
At Buckingham Palace
My loving reddish deluxe couch, which I had surfed for two nights.
People paid to join the tour for "Haunting experience in London Prison" 
Seriously, this is what I eat everyday
See? I was so young don't even have much muscle at that time.

Couch surfing in London 2007
下午10:58:00

Couch surfing in London 2007

2013年4月9日星期二

Lost camera reunited with owner after six years drifting in the ocean

A photographer has been reunited with her Canon PowerShot camera, six years after losing it in the ocean off Hawaii. The camera, which was in a waterproof housing, drifted for thousands of miles to the coast of Taiwan, where it was picked up by an employee of China Airlines. The airline identified its owner, Lindsay Scallion of Georgia, USA from photos on the memory card.



This is what a consumer-grade waterproof housing looks like after six years at sea. Lindsay Scallan's Canon PowerShot camera drifted thousands of miles from Hawaii to Taiwan. Despite picking up some scuffs and stains on its voyage, the case apparently remained afloat, and the memory card was still readable when the camera was found last month.


According to Hawaii News Now, when Scallan lost the camera, back in 2007, it was on a night scuba dive in Kaanpali - 'the seas were really rough. There was a lot of sand stirred up. It was hard to see'. Although she returned to the beach in the morning to see whether the camera had washed up, she went home empty-handed, assuming it had been lost forever.
 
Lindsay Scallan, pictured during a trip to Hawaii in 2007, during which she lost her Canon PowerShot camera.

Although she thought it was gone forever, the camera floated in its waterproof housing for six years, and several thousand miles, to the coast of Taiwan. This picture was recovered from its still-intact memory card.


After getting Scallan's photographs from the still-intact memory card, representatives of Taiwan airlines tracked her down after searching through the records of a boat operator on the islands, and enlisting the help of Hawaii's tourism bureau. A representative of the airline called her and offered to fly her out to Taiwan to be reunited with the camera in person, but apparently work commitments mean that Scallan won't be able to make the trip.

Nevertheless, the phonecall from Taiwan took Scallan by surprise, and 'brought back some good memories, and some pictures I'd forgotten I'd taken. It was great'. Unsurprisingly, Scallan says, 'I'm curious to see what else was on there'.

From Hawaii News Now (via Petapixel)
沉在海底6年後的防水相機被尋回後仍能運作!
下午10:11:00

沉在海底6年後的防水相機被尋回後仍能運作!

2013年4月7日星期日

苗三石澗的源頭大概在九擔租和上苗田之間,集水數支匯流下注,經上、下苗田而直落三丫灣。上苗田以上,支流雖多,但均坑狹水弱;上苗田以下,匯水始沛然可喜而略具規模。全澗大致可分三段。上段在上、下苗田之間,原稱「苗田溪」。澗旁老樹雜木交柯;流水暢活可喜,無論在澗中放步抑在澗旁古道臨窺,美意都令人神迷。
苗三石澗
上午8:57:00

苗三石澗