Friday, 10 January 2014

I've made a 'hipster' picture!

I read this beautiful quote in Tumblr and decided to make a picture out of it. I'm a sucker for any kind of writing that uses nature to compare beauty and love. Something of which poet like Pablo Neruda does very well too. The background picture is a cropped photo of a sunset taken in Pulau Perhentian. I added a filter to make it look 'hipster'. I used only the sky because I like colours.

I've also posted the above picture in my e-portfolio. This one is just for design stuff I did for semester two coursework. Since it's already over I'm going keep posting future design related work there. It's just a way of documentation to see my progress in design, something of which I do only for fun. I have yet to combine all my other kinds of work in one platform. I'll do that once I feel confident of the quality.

Friday, 26 April 2013

Samsung Galaxy S4 - What I think it will be

So you've heard about the hype regarding S4. You visit the Samsung website, but they don't mean much to you or you're too lazy to read it. Worry not, I'm here to make your life easier. In fact I'm going to decipher all the technical mumbo jumbo at no cost. After reading it, you will agree with Mr. Cat.

What it says: "Every picture you take on the Samsung GALAXY S4 can come with sound."
What it really means: That picture you took when you were in a roller coaster, you can now listen to yourself screaming your lungs out. Talk about reliving moments.
Did you know?: Thanks to its sturdy screen, you can use it to play ping pong also.

What it says: "Say or text what you need translated into your new Samsung GALAXY S4 and it’ll read or text back the translation."
What it really means: Now you can appear to be a worldly person who knows multiple language without actually taking classes.
Did you know?: S4 has a built-in sensor for attractive singles around.

What is says: "Connect your Samsung GALAXY S4 with your home entertainment system and let it be your TV expert. It suggests different programs based on your preferences, provides program schedules, and does the channel surfing for you."
What it really means: S4 is a couch potato must have.
Did you know?: S4 also has extended mechanical arms that extend to feed you potato chips.

What it says: "It will track your workouts, daily intake, and weight levels."
What it really means: S4 will always remind you that eating Nasi Lemak for breakfast will result in torturous workout session later.
Did you know?: S4 can perform CPR on you, simply put the phone on your sternum and it will generate vibration and electric current. 

Note: Did you know? section may or may not be true.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Watsons Music Festival

Hello! Do you have any plans this Saturday night? If not, it's time to unwind and let loose!

Catch B.O.B, Far East Movement and Mizz Nina at Watsons Music Festival! Come, it's expected to be one of the largest hip hop/R&B concerts in Malaysia!

 Date: 15.12.2012 (Saturday)

Time: 7 pm

Venue: Stadium Merdeka, KL

For more information, visit:

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Birdy - An Original Poem

I was inspired by "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Dumbo is not dumb

All of my close friends know that I have a special fondness for orangutans. I have even written a fiction story about this creature which can be read in SMK Convent Ipoh school magazine year 2009. In this blog, you can also find it being mentioned in About Me.

Today, through my random surfing online, I have stumbled upon a Wiki page about elephant cognition. I was surprised to find that elephants are actually quite intelligent! They have the greatest volume of cerebral cortex available for cognitive processing of all existing land animals. They can self-medicate, use tools, solve problems, recognise their own reflections and mimic sounds.

However, what fascinates me the most is their social behaviour. The following is an excerpt from "Elephant Memories" by Cynthia Moss

"The elephant has one of the most closely knit societies of any living species. Elephant families can only be separated by death or capture. Cythia Moss, an ethologist specialising in elephants, recalls an event involving a family of African elephants. Two members of the family were shot by poachers, who were subsequently chased off by the remaining elephants. Although one of the elephants died, the other, named Tina, remained standing, but with knees beginning to give way. Two family members, Trista and Teresia (Tina's mother), walked to both sides of Tina and leaned in to hold her up. Eventually, Tina grew so weak, she fell to the ground and died. However, Trista and Teresia did not give up but continually tried to lift her. They managed to get Tina into a sitting position, but her body was lifeless and fell to the ground again. As the other elephant family members became more intensely involved in the aid, they tried to put grass into Tina's mouth. Teresia then put her tusks beneath Tina's head and front quarters and proceeded to lift her. As she did so, her right tusk broke completely off, right up to the lip and nerve cavity. The elephants gave up trying to lift Tina but did not leave her; instead, they began to bury her in a shallow grave and throw leaves over her body. They stood over Tina for the night and then began to leave in the morning. The last to leave was Teresia."

Are you touched? I was.. T_T

At the turn of the 20th century, there were a few million African elephants and about 100,000 Asian elephants. Today, there are only about 450,000 - 700,000 African elephants and 35,000 - 40,000 wild Asian elephants still roaming around. There are two main reasons why elephants are endangered: poaching (illegal hunting) and habitat loss. You can help by doing the simplest step, not supporting ivory trade.


Friday, 9 March 2012

Job Offer

Hello! My colleague asked me to recommend this job to you guys. It's a position for temporary general clerk at a factory. No experience is required because the tasks will be simple. This job is suitable for SPM/STPM leavers. Interested? Please refer to the information below:

Sonpak Packaging Sdn. Bhd.

No. 46, Lengkok Rishah 2,
Kawasan Perindustrian Silibin,
30100 Ipoh.

Tel: 05-5267005/6, 05-5279582

Person to contact: Seow Boon Seng (Operations Manager)
H/p: 012-5760368

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Newspaper-in-Education (NiE) Contest 2011

This year’s Newspaper-in-Education (NiE) contest was organised by The Star and Pizza Hut in Cooperation with the Education Ministry. The Mag Inc 2011 contest, running for the third consecutive year, is themed Speak Out! We worked in a team of five (Mabel Low, Jane Lam, Lee Suet Yeng, Beh Heng Jian and me) to create a three page mini magazine and a three-minute video that addressed stereotyping. The teacher-in-charge is Pn Shahfinaz. Our team, SPLOOSH, emerged as the champion for the video clip category.

The most crucial step in pre-production was drawing out storyboard. I did the general plotting while Mabel drew the storyboard. Once we got that done, we planned the setting in terms of where to shoot the scenes. Then we did casting and arranged dates to shoot. Communication skill was vital to persuade our schoolmates to star in our video but we were lucky to find Eva, Chin Yoong, Chee Gen and the rest of the basketball team who voluntarily helped us out.

What happened was such a blur; the production itself. Mabel handled the camera while I gave directions when necessary. All of us starred in the video and of course with addition guest stars from our school. We followed the storyboard and had to figure out which angles to shoot for the best cinematography on the spot. We didn’t expect for it to be so time consuming. It was necessary though in order to create a multiple-camera setup effect.

Next is the post-production; video editing. This took the longest time and also the most frustrating one. We compiled all the videos, arranged them into sequences and edited them using Videopad. Jane brought her laptop to school and all of us edited it together. As the time limit was 3 minutes, we had to keep revising and cutting unnecessary parts right to the last second. After finish editing the video, it was time for audio. We have narration and background music. We chose two songs and Jane merged them together using Audacity. I recorded the narration using the same software. Then the audio was added back into the video.

On the 21st September, came the grand finals in Kota Damansara. At the beginning, we were quite relaxed, watching presentations by other schools. Then it was the video clip category’s turn. We watched the other two videos from SMK Aminuddin Baki, KL and SMK Saujana Impian, Selangor. Then it was our turn. We were very nervous but mostly proud because “Look, it’s real! People are watching our video! And they laughed too! After that, the judges and audience gave scores for our video.

The highlight came when the results were announced. The emcee announced SPLOOSH and we jumped in joy. We were all given an iPOD Nano (worth RM549), RM100 pizza voucher and certificate. There were also two journalists who interviewed us. It was fun to feel like a celebrity for a day. There were also well wishes from students of other schools as well. Some of them were shocked to find out that we came from Ipoh, as is we come from a kampung place and wouldn’t know much about video production.

The whole journey was a great experience. It taught us that we can succeed in anything if we put enough dedication on it. We would like to sincerely thank Pn Shafinaz for giving guidance and keeping us on schedule and also not forgetting Eva, Chin Yoong, Chee Gen and the basketball team members for willing to help us out.