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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。

为什么

究竟是怎么了?好朋友怎么会突然间变得如此冷漠?我的心很痛、很难过……  对你的关爱,一切都是那么的真诚,为什么突然间……  见了面却是那么的陌生,发个信息也不见回复……  究竟是为什么呢欣欣?难道我注定要失去你这个朋友吗?

新的开始

一切的不开心,就此切断。现在开始,多写些快乐的人与事吧  :)

 

Leave behind all the unhappy things, more happy post from now on.  Yeah!

句号

昨晚,终于上完了最后一堂星期一的拉丁舞课。无需再忍受老师那不怎么理睬我的态度。尤其是昨晚,有一分钟的时间是放在我身上吗?算了算了,没必要再生气了。近三年的课,就此画上句号。

昨晚的聚餐,老师的出席让我完全没有了兴致。广东话的闲谈让我插不上口,真是后悔出席。

月底的 Crystal 拉丁舞比赛,学妹们有参加,可是没一个人告诉我!?为什么这样呢?

 

Last night was my final lesson for the Monday Latin dance class.  Did my teacher pay his attention on my dancing for at least a minute last night?!  Very upset, but it’s the last.  I don’t have to bear with it any more.  Attending the Monday class for almost 3 years, I’m putting a full stop to it now.

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