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Jul 25 2015

Vancouver – Summer 2015

Vancouver is a nice, peaceful and diversified city.

The city is built in a delta area, facing the Pacific Sea, and surrounded by primeval forests and snow mountains. Its residents come from all over the world.

It’s the place I’ve always wanted to visit.

ST George's School, a private high school, one of the best in Vancouver.

ST George’s School, a private high school, one of the best in Vancouver.

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Jul 19 2015

I LITE WordPress Theme is Now Open Source

I LITE is a minimal WordPress theme that was designed with love.

I designed and created it on Feb 2011 when I first started to learn web design and development. So basically it’s the first and experimental project I’d worked out.

Feel free to fork it on Github.


MIT License (MIT) Copyright (c) [2015] [Vivian Alive]
A link( to this website is appreciated.

Article/post page

Article/post page

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Dec 28 2014

Website Work SOP at Dynamsoft

1. Receive task

  • Confirm the due date and requirements.
  • Create a new entry on Asana for the task.
  • Sort tasks by urgency. If uncertain, ask Rachel.

Asana, SourceAnywhere

2. Sketch

  • If it’s a large, complicated, or unassured work, start from paper.
  • Show and discuss the sketch with the task assigner and the team.

grid paper, pencil

3. Design

  • Rule No.1, maintain the consistency of typography and color.
  • Is the new font or color really indispensable?
  • Will the new font or color be used elsewhere?
  • Can the average monitors reproduce the colors as expected?
  • Does the visual effect worth extra codes to implement?

style guide, photoshop, ColorSnapper

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Dec 18 2014

Leopold FC660M with Rainbow Keycaps

This keyboard, I bought it as a gift for my 26th birthday, Christmas day, and New Year’s day.

Also, dedicated to the 25-year-old me.

“I can always make you smile.”

Love the color gradient!

Love the color gradient!

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Aug 24 2014

Korea – May 2014

Allow me to me frank, during my 5-day trip there, Korea had nothing to surprise me, except two things.

One was its net speed. Every hotel, both large and small, provided 20 ~ 100+ mega bit per second high-speed broadband. Every where, you can just pick up your mobile phone and find numbers of stable, open and free wifi within seconds.

Another thing was a bit troublesome. Unless in Soul, which is the capital city, it’s really difficult to find someone who can speak English. After 5 minutes of explanation, the saleswoman still couldn’t get what I wanted to buy was just a piece of postcard.  Moreover, the very few English words on the buildings and billboards did very little help to a lost man.

My first breakfast in Korea. Totally western style.

My first breakfast in Korea. Totally western style.

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