Happy 2008!

January 2, 2008 / Daily Life / 13 Comments

Happy 2008 to all my visitors. I had a good time out with some friends dining at East! at Queen Street West, then watching National Treasure. Then I got home at 1AM after having a treacherous ride on the subway, which is FREE on New Year’s from 12 – 4AM. People were either feeling too…


Host Review: HostAffect and Steadfast Networks

Visit Host Affection [rating:4] Host Affection was the host of Mezza-9.Net. It is an amazing host for its time in 2003-2005, but its packages are far too small to compete with major web hosts today. Price – Compared to other popular personal website hosts of the 2003 era like Netrillium, Host Affection would be the…


Host Review: DH2

Visit DH2 [rating:4] DH2.Net was the host of IvyTan.Ca for the year 2006. Support – They had a server problem which affected my WordPress. When I contacted them, not only did they respond immediately but they actually went out of their way to rectify the problem and explain every detail to me. I was so…


Host Review: Crucial Paradigm

Visit Crucial Paradigm [rating:5] Crucial Paradigm was the host of my old blogs Style07.Net, Chinesemaiden.Com, Tsui-Mong.Org and my old portfolio, UrbanExhibit.com I have hosted with them for 3 years (2003-2006) with them and I’ve only experienced the best support, no downtime and most importantly, extremely fast servers. Speed – I cannot stress this anymore. I’m…


Beautiful Love Song

December 31, 2007 / Daily Life / 5 Comments

I’ve never really been a big fan of the contemporary Chinese music scene. Most of it is trash – overly ‘inspired’ from Korean and Western music or overly sappy love songs. Stuff I really don’t need in my life. But I came across Khalil Fong yesterday. He’s something like Hong Kong’s answer to the Taiwanese…


New Theme (Still in Beta)

Welcome to Nanyate Edition: Bling. Nanyate’s first official theme. Seeing that I’m usually too busy to update, this theme may last for a while. The illustration is based on a real necklace that my boyfriend got me only because I had puppy eyes and was pawing at it at the store. (No, I don’t make…


Return of the Cake Chronicles

December 23, 2007 / Daily Life / 9 Comments

This is my last night in Montreal before I hop on a bumpy ride on the Greyhound back to Toronto. My boyfriend and I went to Old Montreal to check out Place Jacques Cartier. It’s absolutely gorgeous at night but my camera was too old and too crappy to capture even a fraction of its…