Host Review: HostAffect and Steadfast Networks

January 2, 2008 / Reviews / 0 Comments

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…


My Decapitated Cake

December 20, 2007 / Daily Life / 5 Comments

This is my second day at Montreal. My boyfriend and I went to Rockaberry Resto-Bar to have dessert. So I ordered a Mille Feuille. It’s French for “A Thousand Leaves’. It’s made out of sugar icing, cookie dough, nuts and tons of cream! Doesn’t it look yummy? But…. it was waaay too sweet for my…