Saturday, April 11, 2009

A fish worth more than 10 thousand Dollars.

The 1.8m long fish called Huangchunyu in the picture was caught in south east of China. It weighs 42 KG and worth 980,000 RMB aka 143,900 USD in the Chinese market. The fish’s swim bladder is an expensive traditional Chinese medicine. It is said that the swim bladder of the fish is more valuable than gold, 0.05 KG of the swim bladder is worth 30,000RMB (4405USD) in the market.


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A good surprise for Mom on Mother's Day

Mothers' Day is coming. What kind of gifts would you choose for your mom? Sometimes, it may be a headache to think about a suitable or really surprise gift for Mom. How about a Coin Purses?This maybe sound obsolete. But if your Mom receives a Monogrammed Coin Purses, she will definitely be surprised.


To know more detail, please check the following link:

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Catch big fish by hands only.

Do you dare to catch a big sea predator by just hands? You may not, but there are always brave men in the world.

A New Zealand man like to catch big fish by just hands. Sometimes he even jumps from helicopter to hunt the fish when he is seeing big fish close to the surface. It is really an amazing skill!


Catch a marlin from the boat.


It is a big marlin fish!


Fight with the marlin fish


Jump from helicopter after saw a fish.


Sunday, February 22, 2009

A Fishman Robbed By a Fox

A fishman was fishing and happy to see a fish on the hook, but a fox suddenly robbed the fish away.

The fishman was happy to see a fish on the hook

A fox love to see this too.

"Sorry I have to bring this home", the fox said

Emm, it is delicious!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Sea Fishing in Sri Lanka

The following pictures are showing a unique fishing way at Ahangama, South of Sri Lanka. Many people sitting on the pole are enjoying sea fishing there. What bait are they using? No bait, just hooks but works!









Sunday, February 15, 2009

Find MP3 music online by singing it

According the report of, Google China is developing a new MP3 search technology which will support voice searching i.e. Users can find a MP3 song via singing it themselves. reported that this project is one of very important products for Google China in 2009. It will be on the market in late this year. According to the normal developing speed of Google new products, it could be available in half year.
This product would be a breakthrough in music search area. Users can find the song that they want by just singing it instead of type the name of the song.
But this new MP3 search engine maybe needs some human interfering at the first phase, for example, users may need to set some parameters manually.
Good started the mp3 search project in China last year. Aug 5, 2008, Google decided to invest in which is a Chinese music website. They are working on providing free MP3 search service. provides music content, and Google China provides search technology.


Thursday, February 12, 2009

Ice Fishing in Beijing

Ice fishing is a very popular activity for citizens in Beijing, China. Many people love this game although they have to overcome the bitter cold weather.

A man is fishing on the thick ice above a river.

"Fire in the hole"

Good havest! Most fishing are Carp.

Monday, February 09, 2009

Some funny fishing methods

As you know, there are many fishing methods, like, fly fishing, pole fishing, spin fishing, ice fishing, boat fishing etc. Recently, there are some new fishing methods coming up. Now we may add some new fishing terms into our dictionary. See the followings:

RC boat fishing:

RC Helicopter fishing:

Real Helicopter fishing:

You can even use RC boat to fish a Crocodile:

If you know more novel fishing methods, please enter them into comment box.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

How to turn black and white photos into color ones

Recently, I have seen many old colored photos from the internet which obviously should be black and white in terms of the time when they were taken. Although the first color photo came up in 1861, most of photos taken in early 20 century are black and white. I am interested in how these black and white photos were turned into color pictures. After a detail research, I found we could do this in the following methods:
Firstly we need to scan black& white photos into our PC. Then next things would be use some tools to colorize pictures. So far I know there are three ways to do that.

1: Photoshop is the most well known option, but it is too complicated for amateurs like me, it is a big headache for me to colorize a picture with it.

2: Use a software named “Recolored”, it said that only few steps can turn black& white photos into color ones. The official site is: .

3: Use a software named “BlackMagic”. It not only can be used to colorize Black & White photos, but also Sepia, IR (infrared) photos. Like “Recolored”, it is also simple to use and can make the colored photos looks pretty natural. The official site is:

After colorizing a photo with these tools, you can print out the photo if you want to show them in a frame. It is cool!

If you know some other ways or software, please put them into the comments box below.

The followings are some oldest color photos in the world(From the wikipedia):

Tartan ribbon“, the first permanent color photograph, taken by James Clerk Maxwell in 1861.


An 1877 color photo by Louis Ducos du Hauron, a French pioneer of color photography.


Early color photograph from Russia, created by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii as part of his work to document the Russian Empire from 1909 to 1915


Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Ice fishing festival in Korea

Ice fishing festival takes place in January every year at the north of Seoul, Korea. It said that over one million people attended the festival this year.

Thousands fish men drill holes for fishing on the frozen river.


Sunday, February 01, 2009

Can the God of Wealth help people to overcome the financial crisis?

It is said that it is the birthday of the God of Wealth on the fifth day of Chinese New Year. About 300,000 people went to the God of wealth on that day in Wu Han, China. People certainly hope to get some help from the God of Wealth in the current economy circumstance.



About 300,000 people went to Guiyuan Temple to pray for prosperity on 30th Jan, 2009–The fifth day of Chinese New Year.


Saturday, January 31, 2009

My Thesis for Sharing

I graduated from University College Cork, Ireland with Msc degree in 2006. Since then, I have never touched my thesis again. It is useless to only keep it in my hard drivers. I would like to take it out and hope it can help some one who may need. The thesis is put on the following page: Some simple introductions are as follows:

A Multimedia Ordering System for Restaurant

Hu He, Department of Computer Science, University College Cork, Ireland, December 2005


This thesis is about a project which is developed as a multimedia ordering system for restaurant. The project includes two parts: Website Ordering System and In-restaurant Ordering System. In the Website Ordering System, customers can check the dishes, make their orders, and pay their orders through a website which has rich information (pictures, text etc) about dishes. In restaurants, PDA can be used to present the multimedia information of dishes to customers, as well as deal with the orders which can be transferred to kitchen and be recorded into database through the mobile devices and server. Also, this system provides a PC client which also can deal with orders and present the multimedia information to staff for training purpose.

Technology involved:

1: JVM on PocketPC
I use the PDA with Pocket PC system as the wireless mobile device for the ordering system, There are many JVMs which can run on the Pocket PC. Such as IBM’s J9 JVM [1] or NSICOM’s CrEme JVM [2]. There are several other JVMs on the market, but they all suffer from these problems: not supported anymore (Sun’s PersonalJava), not fully Java compatible (SuperWaba), not fully Java compatible (EWE), on sale to OEMs only (Esmertec JBed, formerly Insignia Jeode), or out of date (Insignia Jeode). Because the price for IBM’s J9 JVM is very good at $5.99/each., so I choose the J9 JVM at first.

Other technology used:

2: JVM and JDK on PC

3: RMI server-client mechanism

4: MySQL Database

Please go to this page for the details.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Fireworks show during Chinese New Year.

A real Chinese New Year cannot be there without fire works. The following pictures come from fireworks show in Guangzhou on 26 January for this Chinese New Year.
People are watching the fireworks show in Guangzhou although it is raining.
Bazhou, Guangzhou, 26 Jan 2009
Beautiful fire on the sky, Baietang, Guangzhou.
The fireworks last for 30 minutes. It is reported that 20,000 fireworks had been fired during the time.

Monday, January 26, 2009

How to check blog if it is a nofollow

Nofollow is a HTML attribute introduced by Goolge to prevent spamindexing. The way to use this attribute is to add rel="nofollow" into the hyperlink tags "href". Nofollow will tell the search engines that do not follow the link. If the hyperlink has the attribute, then it would not affect the link target's Page Rank. Currently, three search engines support this attribute: Google, Yahoo, MSN Search, although they have different interpretations about the attribute. Now many blogs are using this attribute. Usually, the nofollow attribute is used on the link provided by commenters, which can prevent spammy links gaining any benefit for page rank. However, if you want to know if a blog has nofollow attribute. There are two ways to check if a blog has the "nofollow" attribute.

1: Check the HTML source code of the page, look for the tags that have <a rel=”nofollow”>, if you are seeing a "nofollow" on a link to a commenter, then the page is a nofollow page. Search engine won't follow this link automatically.

2: Firefox users can add a plugin to check "nofollow" attribute. This will speed up the checking. This plugin is named SearchStatus . If you use the "Highlight Nofollow Links" function, then you can see highlight on nofollow links every time you open a web page.

If you know more methods to detect the nofollow attribute, please put it into the comment box.


Saturday, January 24, 2009

Irish Scenery- King John’s Castle(Limerick)

King John’s Castle is located in Limerick City, Ireland, next to River Shannon which is the biggest river in Ireland. It was firstly built by the Viking sea-king in 922. I went there this summer. The castle has a really good view of Limerick city and River Shannon.

Overview of the castle and River Shannon


The entrance of the castle, some people are sitting on the cannon.

The weapon made by wood. It looks like a little bit fragile, doesn’t it?


Oven and stools


The shooting hole. Soldiers can fire arrows from there.



Bird’s-eye views of the castle and Limerick city.



River Shannon



Formidable watchtower


The man making coins


Gun and power

Some introduction about the castle from Wikipedia.

The Viking sea-king, Thormodr Helgason, built the first permanent Viking stronghold on Inis Sibhtonn (King’s Island) in 922. He used the base to raid the length of the River Shannon from Lough Derg to Lough Ree, pillaging ecclesiastical settlements. In 937 the Limerick Vikings clashed with those of Dublin on Lough Ree and were defeated. In 943 they were defeated again when the chief of the local Dalcassian clan joined with Ceallachan, king of Munster and the Limerick Vikings were forced to pay tribute to the clans. The power of the Vikings never recovered, and they reduced to the level of a minor clan, however often playing pivotal parts in the endless power struggles of the next few centuries.

The arrival of the Anglo-Normans to the area in 1172 changed everything. Domhnall Mor O’Brien burned the city to the ground in 1174 in a bid to keep it from the hands of the new invaders. The Anglo-Normans finally captured the area in 1195, under John, Lord of Ireland. In 1197 local legend claims Limerick was given its first charter and its first Mayor, Adam Sarvant. A castle, built on the orders of King John and bearing his name, was completed around 1200.

More introduction please see the link: Wikipedia.


Thursday, January 22, 2009

Two girls are kissing whales

On 15 Jan 2009, a very difficult new show named “The Kiss of Sea” was performed successfully in Haerbin, Northeast of China.It is said that this is the first time to succeed in such kind of show in the world. The two female tamers took half year to practice for this show. People can watch their official show during Chinese New Year.

Photo from Heilongjiang Daily.