Since some out there are not web-savvy, it’s necessary to introduce them to an elegant way to frequent this site.
On the top right of the webpage is a menu containing icons that guide you to each section of the site.
About — Information about this site, and that about me.
Orientation — Probably what you are reading now.
jasonshew.com — Everybody has a FULLNAME.com; so do I.
Visuals — Pictures and videos I took in my day-to-day life. Mostly ShotOniPhone. Yeah, I’m an advocate of iPhoneography.
Music — What I was listening to. Normally, by clicking on either the music icon or the song title below, you will listen directly on Apple Music (iOS only). If you’re not a subscriber to Apple Music, iTunes Preview will work for you (30-second preview for each song, desktop only). If you see [ Listen on QQ Music ], just tap the link and listen. (Note: QQ Music is accessible only from mainland China and may not provide the same version of the song.) For Spotify users, I’d advise you to search for music manually.
Videos — What I watched (typically video clips rather than movies). This icon enables you to watch videos on YouTube or elsewhere. A Chinese-friendly play button, designed for my audience in mainland China, links to video services behind the notorious GFW (Youku, iQiyi, etc.).
Blogposts — Generally, this site presents my microposts (namely, status updates). But at times I do compose longer blogposts, which may cover a wide range of topics. The distinction between a micropost and a blogpost mainly lies in length, but the demarcation is arbitrary.
TESOL — As you may have read on the About page, I teach TESOL students by profession. I have no intention of turning this site into a language-learning platform, but I do think some written materials about English learning are worth sharing. Regardless of length, both short microposts and long blogposts can fall into this category.
Projects (not a link per se) — Categories of my current major enterprises.
NOW — See what I’ve been up to lately.
Arikid — My non-commercial music-making project since 2005.
Contact — I know you guys can’t comment on or reblog anything here. There’s a philosophy rather than technical deficiency behind the design. However, you are always welcome to strike up a conversation by filling out the contact form and clicking on SEND. This is a fastest way to reach me. You’ll see a notification in green once your message is successfully dispatched. (Notifications are in other colors when errors and failures occur.) When you get my first reply, you’ll know my email address. Next time, you can shoot me an email directly without using the contact form.
Micro.blog — An emergent microblogging platform with which I synchronize my Timeline posts. I also interact with friends there, and those conversations are not shown here on this site. In the meantime, my Timeline posts are automatically synced with Twitter and Facebook. If you feel comfortable with those social apps, leave a comment there and see how soon I might respond.
Blessings — My ever-updating Amazon Wishlist. Well, don’t get me wrong. I’m not asking you to buy me anything. This wishlist just introduces you to my specific shopping preferences. I reckon it to be a good way to know a person.
When the homepage of iiii.ca has fully loaded, press the share button below and select Add to Home Screen, so that the site can become something of an app installed on your phone. The icon is very consistent with those of the apps you already have on your home screen. Of course, you can customize the name of the “app”.
You can always jump back to the top of a webpage by clicking on the little maple leaf in the bottom right corner, and likewise, return to Timeline homepage by clicking the site logo, which is on the top left.
A simple search bar is located at the bottom of every page. You can type in specific keywords and press Enter to get search results. I wish you good luck.
Last but not least, I hope this video clip below can help me illustrate. Enjoy it.