Month: April 2008

Baptism anniversary

I just realised today’s 6 April. I was [baptised](http://vantan.org/archives/2003/04/my_baptism.php) 5 years ago, to this day. And it’s also a Sunday today! Baptism is the outward sign by which I show my commitment to Christ. However it is what’s inside that is more important – not how many ceremonies you’ve gone through. My journey so far …

Feeling validated

After feeling pretty pleased that I had so easily switched from the old site’s templates to MT4’s, I spent this weekend fine-tuning my sidebar and transferring static pages into the MT4 content management system. Then I decided to check out how valid my pages were. Horrors! I had 128 errors. The majority of errors were …

French, Faster

The French [Delf](http://www.ciep.fr/en/delfdalf/) exam is coming up in May, and yours truly is intending to go for crash courses until she is suitably prepared to pass it. Alliance Francaise’s Delf preparation classes were already in progress when I decided to take the exam, so I couldn’t join in; and besides they don’t offer classes for …

MacBook Air = chick magnet

Yesterday evening, [Walter](http://coolinsights.blogspot.com/), [Ivan](http://ramblinglibrarian.blogspot.com/), [Lucian](http://tribolum.com/) and I met for dinner and drinks at [Brussels Sprouts](http://www.brusselssprouts.com.sg/), a place I’ve been wanting to try for a while. In the midst of our conversations, I whipped out my iPhone and demonstrated all the things I could do with it, like taking photos, checking emails, strumming a guitar and …

Au revoir

It’s nearly 3am and I’m still thinking about my French class. As [blogged previously](http://vantan.org/archives/2008/03/la_francaise.php), I meant to start at an easier level but due to a scheduling mistake by Alliance Francaise, I was put in a more difficult class than I wanted to be in.

Success!

I have redesigned this blog! OK, I didn’t do most of the designing. All I did was tweak the CSS and move some template code about. The amazing thing about [Movable Type 4](http://www.sixapart.com/movabletype/) (MT) is that it allows me to backup my old templates, purge them from the live system and replace them with the …