Thursday, May 29, 2014

Vocabulary: rubbish

My old computer was rubbish.

rubbish: definition of rubbish in Oxford dictionary (British & World English)Material that is considered unimportant or valueless:she had to sift through the rubbish in every drawer

雞蛋孵化破殼給我的啟示

昨天我跟女兒解說雞蛋孵化成雞的過程的時候,我們在 Youtube 看到了這段影片。



在大約 3:29 的時候,第二顆雞蛋開始破殼了。 http://youtu.be/T93Qp3JLrFA?t=3m29s

我女兒問了一個很有啟發性的問題:小雞如果不能從殼裡面出來的話,要怎麼辦?

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Counting checkbox votes in Google Forms

I think it is a good solution to use "Text to Columns" data tool first to parse the cells. And then I can count the number of cells for each items with function "countif()".

https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/docs/BH3qiMWaW2E
stangeyLevel 1 
3/22/10
I cheated. Copied the column into Microsoft Excel and use the the "Text to Columns" option under the Data tab. Then copy the data back into Google Spreadsheet to be counted. Not the best work around but I was after quick and simple. If you have access to Excel this might be your best bet.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Fw: André Rieu - The Beautiful Blue Danube

I like to listen to this music on weekends in the evening.

 

Wikipedia: The Blue Danube
The Blue Danube is the common English title of An der schönen blauen Donau, Op. 314 (German for "By the Beautiful Blue Danube"), a waltz by the Austrian composer Johann Strauss II, composed in 1866. 

Cover (I believe of the musical scores printed on paper).
Captured on Wikipedia.

Fw: Stay put | Define Stay put at Dictionary.com

I should always keep moving forward. I should not "stay put".
Stay put | Define Stay put at Dictionary.com
"Stay put", Informal. to remain in the same position; refuse to move: The baby wouldn't stay put, and kept trying to climb out of the playpen.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Define: sham

Sham means faked things.

Or a pillow sham.
Cittadini Pillow Sham with Straight Flange and Royale Embroidery.
Photo by Cittadini. Captured on Wikipedia.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/sham
sham
noun
1. something that is not what it purports to be; a spurious imitation; fraud or hoax.
...
3. a cover or the like for giving a thing a different outward appearance: a pillow sham.
...

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Fw: 人生何必馬拉松?

雖然這只是日本一家人力銀行的廣告,但是,我非常同意廣告中所指出來的一個重點:

人生不是只有一條路!每個人都可以走出自己的路!


Saturday, May 3, 2014

Fw: Frozen Interview - Songwriters (2013) - Disney Animated Movie HD


Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez are the songwriters for all the songs of Disney Movie "Frozen". In this interview, they shared how they created all the famous songs in this movie such as "Let It Go", "Do You Want to Build a Snowman", "Love Is an Open Door", and "In Summer".

They are wife and husband in real life. I envy that they have the same life interests, work together, and also live together. They are soulmates to each other, just like the song they wrote: "Love Is an Open Door".

It reminds me of another movie called "Music and Lyrics".

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Frozen: Do You Want to Build a Snowman


Although I know this is just a story, I feel very sad everytime I listen to this song.

This is also the reason why I want to watch the whole Disney movie: Frozen so much!


Fw: GMA's Epic "Frozen" Sing-a-long, Live! ("Let it Go")


My little baby daughter also likes this song very much. She tried to sing it with the playing CD.

She is not alone!