Tomorrow afternoon I will be visited by a reporter of Taiwanese magazine, IT Home Weekly, for a column about the life of a IT person. The reporter wishes to ask me about some questions like: why do you get into the IT industry? How do you feel about the programming life? Any leisure time hobbies? What do you plan to do in the future? And bluh bluh bluh....Have you guys ever been visited by a reporter before? I never have. I only have a experience to meet a editor from a Chinese magazine "Programmer" on MSN messenger to discuss about the differences of the developer life in Taiwan, China and Hong Kong. (The editor made the discussion as 2 column articles) Now I'm a little nervous about this. I feel a little uncomfortable because I'm not used to expose myself to the media and the public.
You may want to ask me why I feel uncomfortable about this, since I already have several blogs on the net to tell people what I think and what I do. Well, I think there are some differences. Although I have several blogs available, not many people are reading them so I can feel free to write what I think. And, I can control what to write and what not to write on my blogs. But if someone come to visit you and write something about you on the media, it would be a little different. (Sometimes it would be a big difference) Anyone who read the column article will know you immediately. And you cannot control what the reporter writes about you.
So, why do I still wish to get visited by the reporter? Well, I don 't know. Maybe to get famous is one of my desires. (But it's possible I might still be no-one after the column article is been published).
The reporter said he will contact me again today. Well, let's wait and see what he wants from me. :)
Update: the article on me now is been published in Chinese, read it if you want to know me more.
I will fly to Peng-Hu County of Taiwan with my wife Rebecca for sight-seeing trip from 10/06 to 10/08. If you are interested in Peng-Hu, you can check the following websites.
Peng-Hu County Government: http://www.penghu.gov.tw
Peng-Hu County Government Tourism: http://tour.penghu.gov.tw
Peng-Hu National Scenic Area: http://www.penghu-nsa.gov.tw
I was born in Taiwan and I think it is really a good country. To know Taiwan more, you can check the following websites.
Naruwan - Welcome to Taiwan!: http://www.taiwan.net.tw
Wikipedia - Taiwan: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwan
Our traveling plan is as the plan C listed in http://penghu.phhg.gov.tw/tourism/English/6tourplan/3_c.htm.
It's been a long time I have not went for a travel with my wife, so we are a little excited about this trip. Just wish it can be a good experience.
Gonna sleep now, we have a plane to catch in 1:30 pm. See you guys at Saturday night. :)
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Due to the purchase offer from InterVideo Inc. on March, Ulead has some changes inside in these months. One of the biggest changes is that Ulead HQ moved to an new building on July (but the new building is not too far from the old one, maybe 500 meters I think).
This picture was taken before the old Ulead HQ building. Most people in this picture are still in Ulead, but Becky, the first girl on the left, just left Ulead on Sept. 30th.
All people in this picture are RD engineers, however not from the same division.
After 5 years passed, I think Ulead is a good company to work in. Uleaders are very friendly and easy-going, but they also work very hard to deliver the Class A Products. (Any Uleaders still remember what "Class A Product" means and what "Work Hard, Work Smart" is?) I really like these colleagues and maybe it's the reason I still stay in Ulead.
The culture in Ulead now is changing (maybe more InterVideo style), I just pray it can be better.
And I believe it will. :)