第二场国标舞比赛

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七月十九曰,我参加了第二场国标舞比赛。这一次共参加了 beginner waltz, tango 和 quickstep 三个项目。比赛地点是 KL 的精武体育馆。我早上八点左右抵达时,开始下起了雨,而且越下越大。可能下雨的关系, Shvonne 迟了,大约九点才到。不过还好,比赛推迟了半小时才开始,我们有点时间到场上练练步。比赛进行了约半小时后,终于轮到我们了。我们的第一支舞是华尔兹 (waltz)。共有七对选手参赛。Waltz 是三支舞中,我们最拿手的。整支舞跳下来,虽然没有练习时的好,但也没犯下什么明显的错误。第二支舞是 Tango。一个星期前才把舞步学完,练得最少的就是它了。抱着可能无法跳完整支舞的心里准备下场,却意外的跳完了。间中在节奏、舞步都有许多问题,但能跳完可真是出乎我的预料!第三支舞 quickstep,我自认是跳得不错的。可是开步不久,我的节奏却乱了!舞步也就变得一塌胡涂!我的心情更是跌到了谷底…… 颁奖环节,当听到我们拿了 waltz 的第一名时,心里有些安慰。至少还有华尔兹,心想其他的应该都在榜末了吧!意外却发生了!Tango 和 Quickstep 我们都拿了第三!真不敢相信,跳成这样还能拿奖,真是不好意思。这让我更相信,如果 Quickstep 没搞砸的话,要拿第一是有可能的。比赛已经结束,一切已不能重来,唯有继续努力,希望在下个月的比赛中做得更好。加油!

不再是舞伴了…

昨天,我与Adeline结束了拉丁舞伴的关系。我非常的对不起她,因为是我选择了其他人而辜负了她… 一起努力练习、上private class,最后却在不曾出赛的情况下结束了… 不久前,有人邀她做舞伴,她推辞了。她回说她已有了舞伴。可是如今,我却跟她拆伙… 我很不应该、全都是我的错!我衷心的希望Adeline能尽快找到一位新的舞伴。也希望我们的友谊能够继续…

第一场国标舞比赛

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学了七、八个月的国标舞,昨天终于上场比赛了!紧张啊~ 真是让我的舞伴笑话了 :-P 虽然跳的没有平时好,但是对手并不强,所以幸运的拿了第一。真的是开心。一个星期的每晚练习,没有白费 :-D   不能不提 Shvonne, 才学了不到两个星期的舞步,就能跳到这么好。我真是很幸运能有这么好的舞伴。也要特别谢谢 Andy 老师的教导。我们几乎每晚都到学院练习,老师教课之余,总会走过来指点我们。当然还要感谢师姐,没有你的教导,我一定没有现在跳得好 :-)

After 7 or 8 months learning standard ballroom, I finally competed.  Was too nervous and being laughed at by my partner :-P We didn’t manage to dance as good as we can, but luckily the competitors were not strong and we got the first place.  We were really happy about it.  Practicing every night for a week has paid off ;-)  Shvonne is really good.  Learning the routine for less than 2 weeks and was able to dance so well.  I’m lucky to have such a good partner.  Special thanks to our teacher Mr Andy.  He let us practice every night in the studio.  We didn’t take any extra classes or private classes, but he had no problem coming over and guide us when we were practicing.  Last but not least, I must thank my senior for guiding me through the past 7 or 8 months.  Without you, I won’t be able to dance as good as I am now.  :-)

Henry Studio

唯一的一堂课,最终也画上了句号。如此的突兀,让我没有机会向同学们道别。或许这也是他们要的吧?一切的指责、中伤,我也懒得再理了。所有的是是非非,就留在这是非之地,与我再无瓜葛。

骨痛热症

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五月八日开始发烧,十三日确诊骨痛热症。十四日入院、十五日出院,到今天还有些头晕和力不从心。这可恶的蚊症,几乎害我两个星期没跳舞了。必需赶快复原然后加紧练习。

Fever started on the 8th, blood test and confirmed dengue fever on the 13th.  Admitted to the hospital on the 14th and discharged on the 15th.  Today I’m still a bit dizzy and weak.  The worst part is that, I’ve not been dancing for almost two weeks!  That’s crazy!  Need to recover ASAP.

Standard Ballroom Exam

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After learning for about 6 months, earlier today I had my first ballroom exam.  To my surprise, the examiner was Kevin Page!  He was my Latin bronze and silver examiner two years ago under NATD.  I thought I’m taking UKA exam because my teacher is certified under UKA.  But my exam slip clearly stated NATD.  Hmm…

学了约半年的国标舞,今天我考试了!由于准备不足,分数没有拉丁舞考试的好。要好好反省,多加练习。师兄、师姐们都考得比我好,必须向他们看齐。让我感到意外的是考官竟然是 Kevin Page。他是我两年前的拉丁舞考官。怎么回事,我一直以为我是报考 UKA, 考官却是 NATD 的?!仔细一看,我的成绩单上清楚写着 NATD!我的老师是 UKA 的,怎么学生却是报考 NATD?奇怪呀奇怪??

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

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Got a new phone from my boss last Thursday. My one-year-plus Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini has been problematic for weeks if not months. The GSM radio seems pretty dead now. Cannot make/receive calls and SMS. Must reboot the phone before making/receiving a call or SMS. Co-workers, including my boss have been complaining about not being able to reach me on phone. Initially I was looking for a mid-range phone that is about the same size as my S4 Mini. That proves to be a very difficult task. Nowadays, small size phone (less than 5 inch screen) seems to be reserved for low-end, entry-level phones. Initially, the Samsung A3 could be my choice but the specs is not as good as S4 Mini and the size is noticably bigger than S4 Mini. Then, I found the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. The specs is great, light and the size is not bigger than S4 Mini. It has a bigger screen but the handset size is not bigger than S4 Mini thanks to narrower bezels. The only problem is the price. It is priced as an almost-high-end phone. This has deter me to get it for a few weeks. I think my boss just cannot stand me anymore, so last Thursday after a meeting in Berjaya Time Square, we went to a Sony Center there and he bought one for me. Thanks boss :)

终于有舞伴了

终于我找到了一个舞伴 Adeline。舞跳得很棒,人又漂亮,哈哈 ;-)  星期四上了第一堂 private class (rumba)。舞步和以前学的差不多,所以一切还好。Adeline 四年没跳 rumba 了,但是只用了一堂课的时间就学会了整支舞,真的很厉害。我要多加努力些才行,比赛时可不能拖累她 :-)

Finally I have a dance partner Adeline.  Not only she is very good in dancing but very pretty too :P  We had our first private class on Thursday for rumba.  The routine is very similar to what I learnt before so there’s no problem.  Adeline didn’t dance for 4 years already but was able to learn the whole routine in one single class.  Truly amazing!

Debian Jessie: Disable NVIDIA discrete graphic card in a NVIDIA Optimus laptop

Disabling NVIDIA discrete graphic card on a laptop running Debian Jessie is the same (in concept) compare to Debian Wheezy, however, the steps are a bit different.

1. First of all, install the bbswitch kernel module.

 # aptitude install bbswitch-dkms

2. Load the module.

 # modprobe bbswitch

3. Check the status of the NVIDIA graphic card (running or not).

 # cat /proc/acpi/bbswitch
0000:01:00.0 ON  <-- The card is running

4. Disable the card.

 # tee /proc/acpi/bbswitch <<<OFF

5. Check the status of the card again.

 # cat /proc/acpi/bbswitch
0000:01:00.0 OFF  <-- The card is no longer in use

6. To disable the graphic card at boot.

# echo "bbswitch" >> /etc/modules-load.d/bbswitch.conf
# echo "options bbswitch load_state=0" >> /etc/modprobe.d/bbswitch.conf
# update-initramfs -u

See the project website for more info regarding the module: https://github.com/Bumblebee-Project/bbswitch

To see the battery consumption of your laptop (remember to remove the power cord).

awk '{print $1*10^-6 " W"}' /sys/class/power_supply/BAT0/power_now

参赛

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近日来,心情的波动太大了,上下起伏得让我非常的难受。工作上的我一笑置之,生活上的我却没办法放下。计划要去比赛,舞伴不想。之后她想去了,我也以为可以成真了。可昨晚,一轮在whatsapp上的争论后,我的心情大受影响。反复思考了再思考,刚刚我向她告知不参赛的决定。很不容易的决定,但我想应该是正确的。我们的想法、观点实在相差太远。沟通上也因为语言的障碍而事倍工半。勉强参赛,只怕会有更多的争执,怕连朋友都做不成吧。做出了这不参赛的决定后,我已没有把握还有参赛的机会了。该痛快的哭一场吧?可我只能苦笑,一直都是这样。

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