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DIY in progress

 

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Our DIY team work in progress.

 

即影即有兩蚊雞!

 

有留意我地呢個網站嘅朋友可能會發現之前 Joey 寫咗篇全英文 blog 關於一個唔知咩 Photo Booth.

 

話說我地覺得要人客簽到呢個傳統對我地嚟講真係無乜意義,因為本來個意義係紀念有邊啲賓客到過,但係我地都幾真心相信我地呢生都唔會攞本嘢出嚟睇。

 

所以我地決定咗用另外一個方法,就係放個 Photo Booth 喺入口,等每位客人影返幅相。除咗可以紀錄低嚟過嘅客人,print 出嚟嘅相仲可以俾佢地帶返屋企留念添。

 

如果要 set up 一件咁嘅事,有幾個做法。最簡單就係揾間公司租個好似地鐵裡面嘅一個 Booth 返嚟擺喺度。但係件事太 formal, 一啲都唔好玩,同埋我從來都好唔鍾意嗰個閃光燈,所以我亦唔想佢出現喺我嘅 wedding 度.

 

另外一個做法就係揾人揸機。即係請個人或者揾個 friend 企喺門口,幫每位到嘅賓客影相,然後 operate 埋個 printer print 埋出嚟。呢個方法我地覺得同大會嘅 snapshot photographer overlap 咗,同埋好論盡。另外就係啲賓客可能會唔好意思扮鬼扮馬,同埋唔好意思影完轉頭又再影,再轉頭再同另外一個 friend 一齊影。

 

所以我地最後決定咗用好多外國人用緊嘅方法,就係放部電腦同部 printer 喺度,等啲人自己行埋部電腦度,用部機個 built-in camera 影喇。

 

講就容易,做就唔係咁簡單。因為平時 Mac 個 Photo Booth 係可以影四幅相,但係係只可以做到 2 x 2 嘅 layout. 我地要嘅效果唔係咁,而係真係一條長紙四幅相咁。

 

如果要做到呢個效果就要揾過另外一個 program 或者 app 去做。我地試過 iphoto 唔得,同埋亦試過上網有啲人 share 出嚟嘅 app 都唔啱我地用。

 

最後我個電腦神童 Baby Joey 竟然用 Automator 自己寫咗個 app 出嚟,automate 咗一個 launch Photo Booth 個 program, 影四幅相、縮細佢地、align 喺一張長條型 pdf 度,然後張佢自動 print 出嚟嘅 workflow。成件事只要個人客走埋去撥醒部機,入自己個名入去,所有嘢就會自己行,直到喺個 printer 度 print 埋條相出嚟。

 

Joey 因為之前見到有外國人都係放自己個 workflow 出嚟俾人買或者捐錢,所以我地都試吓。你地見到之前嗰個 post 就係咁解。

 

點知有一晚,我地真係喺 PayPal 收到一個 $2 美金嘅付款,就係俾嚟買我地呢個 app!

 

真係估都估唔到我地搞 wedding 會發生啲咁好玩嘅事!再一次證實喺 Joey 身上係任何嘢都會有可能發生!

 

 

117-item to do list

 

These days, Joey and I find that there seem to be too many tasks to do and things to buy for our wedding. Hence, we have decided to write up a to-do list. When we have finally put down the last thing we can think of to prepare for our wedding, we’re shocked to realize we are on row 118 on the spreadsheet!

 

We were prepared that putting together a wedding party was not easy but this has to be the longest to-do list that both of us have ever come across! To try to make things a little easier, inspired by some to-do lists from real weddings we have found on the Internet, we have grouped the tasks into three stages and given each stage the following deadlines respectively- end of February, end of June and end of August. The first deadline is approaching. So far, we seem to still be in the honeymoon period and are still excitingly completing all expiring tasks on time. Although we both have a belief that some of the things later on will naturally fall into place following the completion of other tasks, we also know we can easily get ourselves too hectic and stressed out from the heap of work. For this, we owe our thanks to all of our friends who had got married before us. This is one of the most emphasized and common warnings from them. Joey and I are well aware that we should delegate most of the tasks on that day to others so we can enjoy our big day without transforming into a godzilla. So, friends, are you ready to help us with these 118 things??? Catch!

 

 

What is she designing?

搭緊的士都要整,你地睇唔睇到佢整緊咩咁認真?

 

不過估中都唔會開估,等你地到時見到就會知。

 

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問題怡童

最近公司有好多嘢要 launch, 搞到我少咗時間幫手諗 wedding 啲嘢。Joey 又成日話自己 visualization 好差,好多嘢都幻象唔到個效果會點,但係宜家呢個階段諗緊佈置就係要超多嘢要 visualize, 所以好多嘢佢都要問過我先有信心決定。喺我呢排忙緊嘅時候,好彩有 Juju 幫手。

 

Juju 係一個 product designer, 佢嘅得意之作係 logon 都有得賣嘅 Panpan Dada 同 miniature 中國櫈。 Joey 係 through 佢自己最好嗰班朋友 Wholala 度識 Juju,佢地近幾個月仲開始一齊打羽毛球。之前 Joey 個網店 chocolate-circle.com 有單大柯打去杜拜都係全靠 Juju 搬住屋都仗義相助幫 Joey 包裝。我認識嘅 Juju 喺 Joey 口中同我有一個共通之處,就係都係 visual 人,即係話大家嘅方向感同空間比例感都好好咁話。聽 Joey 講佢最近幾次見到 Juju 都幾十條問題倒落佢個頭度,由教堂到飯枱佈置佢都俾到好好嘅意見俾到阿問題怡童,最緊要係佢幫我地解決咗一個令到我地好頭痛嘅 entrance display 問題,真係好不大嘅 relief! 我喺呢度要同 Juju say thank you. 但係 Juju 請你千萬唔好誤以為多謝完件事就完咗,我相信嚟緊我地個問題怡童會不斷升 le, 真係要靠你幫我接咁啲喇!Thank you first!

 


Juju 的 作品 Panpan.

 

Chocolate Parking Chairs

Today, I heard from Joey about how this multifunctional friend of ours tried to help us.

 

Birgitta Elinda Chan, a devoted lady who is a professional in 2 seemingly unrelated fields of culinary and education, met Joey when they both went to church choir over 20 years ago. After having lost touch all these years, one random day during our current social networking era, the friendship of these 2 sentimental souls rekindled on facebook. The 2 of them have endless to chat about children, food and psychology. Earlier this year, Joey and I were so blessed to have Elinda over to our small home to prepare us 5-starred hotel quality oysters, our favorite foie gras and other delicious fine dishes. I also learnt a lot of professional cooking tricks from this talented chef.

 

At this stage of our wedding preparation, we are basically sourcing, sourcing and sourcing. Mind you- neither Joey nor I are google newbies. We are both better than amateur googlers and, a lot should know that, Joey IS determined when she is in search of something. However, there are a few things that really put us to a challenge. First of all, she wants to find a really big chocolate fountain- one that is bigger, or I should say, taller than the 3-tier fountains that we usually see in restaurants or the like. We have tried everywhere but luck is yet to come. Then, we would like to purchase parking coupons for our guests who are going to drive to the Peak on our wedding day. Unfortunately, Hang Lung Properties, the owner of the only parking lot at the Peak, only sells parking coupons to their clients and not to end-users like us. Amazing enough, Elinda has the connections to place us closer to the possibility of getting a giant chocolate fountain and parking coupons. To make sure things 1 person can help with are unrelated to the extreme, she is also helping us enquire about renting chairs for our church ceremony.

 

3 challenging tasks and 1 resourceful and generous lady- the core ingredients of 2 grateful and thankful donuts.

 

 

Stage of Positioning the Stage

WOO! Successfully convinced Joey to give up the idea of using the reception table as the stage! Despite she has so many reasons why she wants the 6×8 feet reception table that is right at the entrance of the restaurant to be the stage, like it is perfect for the march-in route and setting, it is so high that it is impractical. But otherwise, Joey is right- it is hard to decide where in the restaurant is suitable for the stage to sit. Today, our kind friend, Kevin the Big Head, is driving us to the Peak to have a survey of the Peak Lookout again (the last time we went was before this website was launched). Hopefully, we can come up with the decision of where the stage should be and other details that have been bothering the bride-to-be during this period of time.

 

80′s forever

Tonight, Joey and I are having a good time at home. It’s because we are going through some 80′s music to select some for our wedding party. No matter when and where, listening to the 80′s music always brings about a mixture of interesting feelings. No matter what we are originally occupied with, 80′s music always seems to be able to lift our mood up in the air. Although the melody and arrangement may seem old and cheesy compared to the ones nowadays, it is exactly because of how we know every word, every note and every action in the arrangement that makes the songs seem like part of us. Most importantly, it makes us want to go back to the time when life was fun and trouble and stress were far away. Hope the music will give ourselves and all of our guests a good time turning back the clock that evening!

 

 

Our wedding email addresses are active!

之前 Joey 攞多咗兩個 domain name 做 email address, 但係應該係 server 有無題 set 唔到 forwarding. 今日Joey 終於打咗電話去 godaddy (我地間 hosting 公司) 度,個 tech supp 幫我地搞掂咗,所以我地兩個咁特別嘅 email 終於都 active 喇!個 email 係咩?你望吓呢一頁個右下角就會見到㗎喇。

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