Christmas Is Out, And The New Year Is In (Poem by Vinh Nguyen)

Just another poem I’d written thus far.  Enjoy!!!

Christmas is wonderful,
unless you’re sorrowful,
then it ain’t for you.

If you have to celebrate it,
when you’re not ready to face it,
then you must be ready to have a fit.

Christmas is a time for gossips,
oh how lovely those lips,
spilling secrets over a heap.

Brothers, sisters, cousins, and lovers,
to gather for uncles, aunts, fathers and mothers,
as grandparents grab onto their canes in laughters.

Christmas tree lights up the living room,
tick tock, clock hits 12, liven up the living room,
how many presents have you got in the room?

A year has already flown by,
Christmas is here to tell you why,
thus you must be ready for the new year night.

Personal agenda can be put on ice,
on a Christmas night there will be no fight,
sure, vices come to light, but things will be alright.

No matter how lonely you are,
no matter how cold a personality you are,
Christmas might just change the way you are.

Christmas spirit lights a fire in you alright,
warming you up with those shiny Christmas lights,
while you’re in a daze of not knowing why.

There’s always an exception to the rules,
Christmas might not be able to please you,
but at least it’s here to let in a new year into you.

As Christmas goes away to let a new year in,
some folks from far away must go back to their closer kin,
sorrowful or not, Christmas is out, and the new year is in.

Lightroom 4 Photo Fun – Christmas 2012 Gathering

Christmas 2012 Gathering Sneak Peek Photo

Christmas 2012 Gathering Sneak Peek Photo

Just posted like almost 600 photos onto Flickr.  These photos were captured during Christmas of 2012.  I couldn’t really post process these photos one by one in Lightroom 4 since there were too many of them.  Nonetheless, I did use few Lightroom 4’s default filters to enhance the colors and sharpened up the photos.  I also added 25% noise reduction to reduce noise in the photos since I took these photos at ISO 3200.  Enjoy these photos by visiting my photo blog, or you can just check out the slideshow right after the break.  Enjoy!!!

Homemade TSA Scanner

TSA Security Checkpoint

TSA Security Checkpoint (Photo credit: billypalooza)

It’s definitely uncomfortable for us to go through the airport nowadays since TSA wants to see through your clothing using their special scanners with powerful x-ray vision.  Nonetheless, some of us have no choice since upcoming holiday, Christmas, is weeks away.  Let have some humor about it and put a smile on the geeks’ faces by hacking together a homemade version of TSA scanner?  Head up, I don’t know how to do this, and it’s pretty geeky stuff.  I think I definitely need to learn more about electricity and circuits and so on before I can fully appreciate a homemade TSA scanner, but for daredevils out there who want to follow the videos after the break on how to put together a homemade TSA scanner, shady but work for fun, well go ahead since it’s somewhat working!