Tuesday, May 24, 2005




Monday, May 23, 2005

First Day with Maidenform

Today is the first day of my career with Maidenform. I arrived at the office at 0851 hours this morning, and I was the second one arriving office today.

There are totally 18 colleagues (including me) and I am the only staff working as MIS Specialist. I have to take care all IT stuff, telecom and some administration tasks.

General feeling is good here ... a little problem that I have to spend time to cope with, is only 4 out of 18 colleagues are male.

Saturday, May 21, 2005




Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Last Day with Getronics

Hi! I am expecting the hit rate of this blog would be boosted up a little bit because of my resignation from my current position - today, May 17, 2005, is my last day with Getronics.

I started working in Getronics as an Engineer in July, 2000, then promoted to Project Engineer in July 2001, and then Senior Project Engineer in January 2004 until now.

I was actually expecting to quit by the end of June 2002 - It was common that engineers changing jobs for development and better packages - it happened to me only in year 2005. There were two reasons why I preferred to stay longer in Getronics:

  1. SARS in Hong Kong, general economic down-turn
  2. Customers (or I prefer introducing them as "Friends") working with me

I really enjoyed every moments working with colleagues, customers, clients and most of them evenually became my friends. As many of you might already know this - I am enthusiastic in helping people in computing, because I believe computers are being invented for helping human, not bringing problems to us. In real world, I could earn my "just-enough" salary after helping my customers. In my world, I am satisfied after my friends are happy with their computers. Simple but a powerful force pushing me to do better in each and next task request.

Many of my customers/clients are now my friends. I treasure every one of you because of the happiness, warmth, laugthers and memories from all of you. I am the one being loved and cared. I learned and developed much from all of you. Thanks God giving me all of you to my life and made it wonderful and incredible!

May 17 is not an end I am sure. All of you should have my mobile numbers and email address, right? Feel free to give me a call when you think of me, or an email when you need someone to help you. I am here, next to you, from now and in future.

Have a nice day then.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005



從伯母身體切除下來的腫瘤證實是腸臟基質腫瘤 (gastrointestinal stromal tumors, GIST) ,一般在香港被稱為小腸癌。

手術於 4 月 27 日成功完成,伯母亦於 5 月 8 日出院,現時經已返回家中休息。傷口復原情況理想,但身體仍然虛弱及沒有胃口進食。醫生說伯母必須身體狀況再好些才可以開始接受藥物 Gleevec 治療。


關於藥物 Gleevec (或 Glivec)

2001 年開始,治療血癌 (CML) 的 target therapy 藥物 Gleevec 進入 FDA 第二階段的臨床測試,研究人員發現 Gleevec 對 GIST 的癌病亦有幫助。臨床測試顯示, Gleevec 能把生存率提升近一倍 (臨床測試為期兩年 (2001 ~ 2003年) ,接受 Gleevec 的病人於兩年後的生存率比起沒有接受藥物的高近一倍) ,亦可以減慢甚至控制癌細胞的生長。

不過 Gleevec 這藥物十分昂貴,平均每一個月需費港幣 $18,500 (以每日 400mg 計算) 。而且由於這藥物是控制癌細胞的生長,故必須長期服用,對一般 GIST 的病者及其家人是一個很沉重的負擔。

我們知道在其他國家都有Gleevec (或 Glivec) 這藥出售,不過價錢則可以有很大分別。我們希望可以多找關於這種藥物的資料,如果在某些國家或地方的售價是較低而貨源是可靠的話,我們也希望知道能否轉售過來。又因為在美國 (以至很多國家) 都有小腸癌的病人,他們如何面對這病?會否有一些 alternative therapy 或飲食上可以注意的地方能改善病情?如果你有這些消息,也歡迎你告訴我們。

Tuesday, May 03, 2005





另外伯母將於今天早上接受 X 光顯影檢查,以確定小腸及十二指腸的傷口復元進度。


Monday, May 02, 2005





朋友看見了這 blog ;也有些舊同學,通了電話,三數分鐘;不用多說,兩三句說話,大家都明白了。不用多說明和形容,也不用甚麼的安慰說話,心裡想甚麼,要支持甚麼,要幫助甚麼,全都明白了:大家都明白、心照了。


他們是誰?全都是從城大來的,學系同學和 BBS 認識的朋友。


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