Fulfilled weekend

So this weekend was a fulfilled one. My parents came from Hamilton on the 1st January to spend new years here as I was not heading up to Hamilton for Christmas. When my parents travel they like to bring everything with them. Just check out the photo below:

Family luggage

LuggageThat day was the last day that I had off so I didn’t have that much of a time spent with them  at night as I always have a early start the next day. I had arranged prior to meet up with my cousin who lives in Wellington now to meet up with him the next day so straight after work I took a ride home with him and his fiance back to our place. We had a great dinner and we caught  up talking about what everyone is up to. All in all it was a great night. Mum in her usual demeanour made a lot of food which was enjoyed by all. It was great meeting up with my cousin and fiance and we had a lot of fun. Some photos are below:

On Saturday I had arranged to go to Yum Char with my old team leader and we met up with them.We had a great time. Its a pity that I didn’t manage to take any photos.

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Back once more

So this time I really am going to make a conceited effort to start blogging again. There have been many a time that I thought I would take up the keyboard and start writing again but I never really got a proper understanding as to how I will structure my blog.

I write a lot of pieces about a lot of things. Some technical, some blogs about me but I felt that every single time I posted about different topics in the same feed it got too confusing. So this time around I have split it up into different sections.

I really like how I have set it up. I think it requires a bit more explanation on the front page but the main thing is that I am happy with it. Now every time I post about specific areas they will be focused on that topic and nothing more.

I promise I will write more. I have signed up weiyentan.com for another 5 years so you are going to be with me for a while yet.

01/07/2013 – Another go at starting a Blog

I have been procrastinating as long for a few years now when I will start to blog again. A lot of the time I have found that I have not focused on a particular aspect or topic in the past plus with Facebook I could microblog. I just found out this new tool called Fargo which is an outliner that connects to WordPress. Its pretty awesome. I have seen this done before and I really like the concept of it which is just adding ideas when I see it but there was never a connection to WordPress. Well now there is I really like the idea so am trying this out. Will post more when I get back. Got somethings to do now. Be right back! Will post later.


  • So I am back. The thing I like about Fargo is that it’s nice and simple. I am just currently using it for blog posts but its capable of handling much more.

The future of Mobiles – Whoever gets it Wins!

Enough of the catch phrase, thats just to get people’s attention, I’d just get straight to the point.  The next mobile company in Australasia  to get people to use mobile internet to its full potential and do so with good value is going to win. Full stop. Period.

Why do I say this? Well in my opinion its the next killer app second to texting.  Texting was great because it brought in that interactivity and it was quick and easy. It is also cheap.  That has now evolved. Mobiles are now smarter. It has GPS in them, and have java applets that can run applications.  Applications such as Facebook, Youtube, Bebo. All those sites that the younger generation (15-25) use, Vodafone has a big opportunity to tap that market.

Recently, Twitter has been promoted by such things as the competition between Ashton Kutcher and CNN having 1 million followers. If Twitter does take off in NZ, (and not just for the geeks like me) then there is a whole market that can be upgraded to be using 3G. Its not just about using a 3G phone because I would make a bid to say that not many of the general populace use it or even know what 3G really implies or even use it to its full potential.

I will put my stake down now and say that whoever gets the market to transfer to them to use the mobile web, they are going to be far better off. Time will tell.