Choices i have to make.

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A weekend at home. With nothing to do. Can't go out cos i don't have any moolah to spend (damn Christmas presents...) till payday next week. Lucky for me, i have dvds to accompany me. What shall i watch?

The Lord of the Ring Trilogy - extended vers >> OR

An HBO series - Carnivale >> Which i got it for free cos my grp editor was clearing his junk for the office move. Its a good thing i came in time for his annual giveaway. This box set was in my wish list in Amazon! Awesome find!

Thundercats Movie trailer

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Holy Crap! They're going to make the live action movie of Thundercats!

...NOT!

Just a fan made trailer featuring;
– Brad Pitt as Lion-O
– Vin Diesel as Panthro
– Gigi Edgley (Farscape’s Chiana) as Cheetara
– Hugh Jackman as Tygra (Man)


Best fake ever. And Snarf is awesome!!!!

Promos Galore!

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Every now and again, i get all sorts of promo and sale advert through my work mail by various advertising clients. So why not i spread the joy and i will post more in the future!

PS: Do click on the image to see the fine print ya? Don't want you to waste the effort traveling down and discovering terms and conditions that you're not happy with...

Words finally

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Surprised to see words finally on a blog instead of endless meaningless videos?

Yeah, that's the lazy way of keeping up with appearance. Just copy and paste.

If you've noticed, my blog has been changing skins for the umpteenth time. I just can't get it right. Think i'll just stick to this one and let it roll for a little while.

Btw, a shout out to Richard and Linus, Happy Birthday to you guys. May your year ahead be a joyous one. This message however is not a replacement for being contactless. An SMS will be heading for you a wee bit.

PS: My review for Lost S4 and Traitor will be done soon. Paiseh...

PS-2: Just a quick update, I'm still in SPH but no longer in Golf Digest. It has been a great year working among you gofers but my love of movies is just too strong to pass off the opportunity laid in front on me. Now all you movie fans out there, go out there and grab a copy of First Movie Magazine NOW!

Jingle microwave bell

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Pink & Sarah McLachlan - Angel (Live at the AMA's 2008)

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Beachball invasion

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Things like these makes us see the world in a different light.

Have a Happy Zombie-free Halloween!

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High School Musical 3 - Ver Loki

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Try JibJab Sendables® eCards today!

Slowing down in a world built for speed

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Journalist Carl Honore believes the world's emphasis on speed erodes health, productivity and quality of life. But there's a backlash brewing, as everyday people start putting the brakes on their all-too-modern lives.

Car jacking

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I keep having this reoccurring dreams where I'm in situation of having to drive when i don't know how to. From having to help a friend park his Lotus at a hawker center to escaping from an unexpected car jacker from Pahang or Kuantan, while I'm in it, from, with bullets flying around from his semi-automatic, as i tried to speed off.

Anything before that was a blur but all i could remember was me being in the passenger seat in front when i realized a stranger was driving the car. I gently asked him why he was driving this car without permission. He got fed-up, took out his rather steam-punk kind of pistol from his jacket and threw it to the back seat. He screeched to a halt near a school and went out of the car to prove me that having the authorities find me with a gun would be far worse than me losing the car. I didn't care. I jumped into the driver's side and speed off, almost hitting a kid and his parent as it was after school. Then i realized that the road didn't go too far as the school gate was closed. I turned around and headed straight towards the gunman. He had a semi out in his hand and was about to shoot. Its either to floor it and hit to fucker or die being shot. I almost hit him but i swerved and missed. As i drove off, i could hear gun rattling behind me but unfortunately none hit me or the car.

And that was when i woke up to my moms voice.

That one was rather recent, like a few hours ago.

Freaking weird.

The Process

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What if there were no stop signs... and a major corporation was charged with inventing one? An all too familiar situation to all designers in the real world.

Might as well make the best out of it.

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Making the best of censorship bars...

Slowy going mental

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I have 2 1/2 weeks to finish the Sept issue.
5 people shoots.
1 major product shoot.
1 island wide location shoot.
2 Fashion spread.
1 freelance charity mini mag.
2 freelance ads.
And a partridge in a pear tree...

Signs i'm handling too much work: 1) I sent out an email to all model agency of a fashion shoot and stated that it will be on the 8th of June. I even bold it. 2) Was thinking of bringing some work home. Download it up to my thumb drive. Its 6 o'clock. Shut down. And left without it.

Why do i keep bringing in more work than i can handle?

Oh yeah, the money. How else can i enjoy Japan in October? Sigh...

Techno Thing

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What do you get when u cross electro-techno music, John Carpenter and GI Joe figurines? A sweet music video by Zombie Zombie entitled: Driving This Road Until Death Sets You Free.

Real Looking Animatronic Dinosaur

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Holy shit, i want one of those...

See anything wrong?

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Font conference

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All you designers should recognize and relate to these.

Dance off!

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I've recently gotten hooked back to the tv series, So You Think You Can Dance on Youtube and let me tell you, my bet is on the couple, Katee and Joshua hands down. The energy, the chemisty, the fun and dedication they put into their routine is magical. Take a look at their performances so far below:

Hip-Hop: No Air by Jordin Sparks ft. Chris Brown



Bollywood: Dhoom Taana



Contemporary: Hometown Glory by Adele



I think its the combination of the right music and good choreography makes it work.Oh and chemistry. Without it, everything will fall out of place.

Vivid dream

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Two nights ago, i had this really vivid dream.

I was looking out of the window of my house which faced the city and that the tallest building around was the Swisshotel, very much like the one at City hall. Suddenly i was shocked upon seeing it tilt to the left and came crashing down. Well it tilted, the base gave way and dropped down vertically then continued its course tilting and down till it all hit the ground. Instantaneously, the ground shook and pressure valve underground burst up, causing a steam break-through like a geyser from the ground and through manholes. More geyser pressured up from the ground only to realize that it was coming towards my house! I bolted out of my room, passed the living room and caught a glimpse of mum and dad on the sofa. It was rather weird that i didn't asked them to get the hell out of there. I was out of the front door and down the stairs, taking notice that i was on the 40th floor. As soon as i reached the ground floor, i could see the pressure geysers popping out from the ground approaching. I wondered why it took so long as it would take me a long while to go down 40 stories. There were screams abound and although the event took suddenly, the pressure wasn't that bad when it finally reached me. Probably the distance has already taken its toll and there wasn't much force left. A gapping hole was left as the geyser ceased. I peered into it and saw the pressure pipes. It was no ordinary pipes, as they were all transparent, like they were made of acrylic. What an eventful occurance! I had to tell someone, so i called my friend, Hideaki, on the phone to tell him of what happen. I could hear a shocked and saddened reply from him. He mentioned that his girlfriend was working in the Swisshotel building. I told him she couldn't have been inside as it was Sunday. No one works on Sundays. Then he added, "But she works in one of the shops". I was stunned, not knowing what to say. I assured him that i will update him what i could as soon as i reach to the disaster site.

And that was when i woke up.

Pretty much like a disaster film eh?

Gramophone Warehouse Sale

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Thanks to Stefan, our frequent conversation over at gmail chat was made aware of the pending doom of my wallet.

Gramophone Warehouse sale.

Tons of Dvds, Cd and Vinvls on sale. Movie of old and rather new going as low as 9 bucks. I just couldn't resist.

I kept wondering if anyone would know or even bother coming to such an ulu place ( not really ulu but for those not familiar in the east, it might be). But lo and behold, music that was blasting through over-powered the perception and was surprised at the turn-out.


Rumaging through rows of dvds and cds, i managed to grab some to my heart's content. A total of 7 Dvds: Predator (2 dics edition), The Terminal, The Good Son, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Final Cut, The Pianist and Road to Perdition. Each Dvd cost me ard 10 Bucks. Not bad of a deal eh?


Ok, no more Dvd splurge or i won't be able to enjoy Japan in Oct...

Palm trees and clear skies

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199670916_eb2a584f16_b, originally uploaded by dgital.

I miss the days where there's no responsibility.
No worries.
Living like theres no tomorrow.
The air is clear and fresh.
Smiles all around.
Hardly a spur of trouble.
I miss those days.

Time travel

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Time ravel as always fascinated me from young. From the ever famous "Back to the Future" series to non-fictional book about them. What fascinates me is argument of the plausibility of its existence. Such like:

Grandfather Paradox

Time travel is impossible as exemplified by the famous grandfather paradox. Imagine you build a time machine. It is possible for you to travel back in time, meet your grandfather before he produces any children (i.e. your father/mother) and kill him. Thus, you would not have been born and the time machine would not have been built, a paradox. But some arguments that there are a number of possible ways to avoid the paradox, such as the idea that the timeline is fixed and unchangeable, or the idea that the time traveler will end up in a parallel timeline, while the timeline in which the traveler was born continues to exist.

Perhaps the craziest of the time travel paradoxes was cooked up by Robert Heinlein in his classic short story "All You Zombies."

A baby girl is mysteriously dropped off at an orphanage in Cleveland in 1945. "Jane" grows up lonely and dejected, not knowing who her parents are, until one day in 1963 she is strangely attracted to a drifter. She falls in love with him. But just when things are finally looking up for Jane, a series of disasters strike. First, she becomes pregnant by the drifter, who then disappears. Second, during the complicated delivery, doctors find that Jane has both sets of sex organs, and to save her life, they are forced to surgically convert "her" to a "him." Finally, a mysterious stranger kidnaps her baby from the delivery room.

Reeling from these disasters, rejected by society, scorned by fate, "he" becomes a drunkard and drifter. Not only has Jane lost her parents and her lover, but he has lost his only child as well. Years later, in 1970, he stumbles into a lonely bar, called Pop's Place, and spills out his pathetic story to an elderly bartender. The sympathetic bartender offers the drifter the chance to avenge the stranger who left her pregnant and abandoned, on the condition that he join the "time travelers corps." Both of them enter a time machine, and the bartender drops off the drifter in 1963. The drifter is strangely attracted to a young orphan woman, who subsequently becomes pregnant.

The bartender then goes forward 9 months, kidnaps the baby girl from the hospital, and drops off the baby in an orphanage back in 1945. Then the bartender drops off the thoroughly confused drifter in 1985, to enlist in the time travelers corps. The drifter eventually gets his life together, becomes a respected and elderly member of the time travelers corps, and then disguises himself as a bartender and has his most difficult mission: a date with destiny, meeting a certain drifter at Pop's Place in 1970.

The question is: Who is Jane's mother, father, grandfather, grand mother, son, daughter, granddaughter, and grandson? The girl, the drifter, and the bartender, of course, are all the same person. These paradoxes can made your head spin, especially if you try to untangle Jane's twisted parentage. If we drawJane's family tree, we find that all the branches are curled inward back on themselves, as in a circle. We come to the astonishing conclusion that she is her own mother and father! She is an entire family tree unto herself.


Takes quite a reading to fully understand the situation but once it dawns into you, although rather grandeur, it is actually possible.

And if time travel really do exist, wouldn't that mean there are people from the future in our midst?

So far...

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Wow.

Its ages since i updated.

I seem to have a love/hate relationship with writing. Its rather a chore to start but ends up quite therapeutic while you're at it. So where do i start. Oh ok, i'll do my usual bullet point form. Quick and simple...

  • Finally closed my June issue of Golf Digest Singapore.
  • Currently taking long awaiting break. Well its rather short really. Took a Thursday to Monday break but its better than nothing.
  • Awaiting end of June for another long-ish break (about a week or so) was thinking Australia? or somewhere completely foreign where i can reset. I feel like just taking a map, close my eyes and point to my destination.
  • Really looking forward to TIFF in September but kinda worried of my funds...
  • No, I'm not jumping to First. I'm just helping them out, as they would when i need help too.
  • My ex-creative director finally tendered after much struggle with the working condition. Will miss him alot. All the best to him. Just realize that more people we just dropping out of our inner circle. Its kind of heartbreaking but thats life, people come and go and its up to you if u wanna keep that relationship.
  • Currently in pre-production of 1 short film and a potential feature film by the LSRS production guys. Pretty excited about them and i hope it goes all the way unlike our "Basket" short film which became stagnant and slowly dissapearing into the mist.
Thats all for now. Will update more soon.

Kenetic typography

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PULP FICTION



FIGHT CLUB



CLOVERFIELD



KILL BILL



OCEAN'S ELEVEN

Karen Armstrong: 2008 TED Prize wish: Charter for Compassion

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As she accepts her 2008 TED Prize, author and scholar Karen Armstrong talks about how the Abrahamic religions -- Islam, Judaism, Christianity -- have been diverted from the moral purpose they share to foster compassion. But Armstrong has seen a yearning to change this fact. People want to be religious, she says; we should act to help make religion a force for harmony. She asks the TED community to help her build a Charter for Compassion -- to help restore the Golden Rule as the central global religious doctrine.

How aware are you?

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Jill Bolte Taylor: My stroke of insight

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Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor had an opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: One morning, she realized she was having a massive stroke. As it happened -- as she felt her brain functions slip away one by one, speech, movement, understanding -- she studied and remembered every moment. This is a powerful story about how our brains define us and connect us to the world and to one another.

Children's games made epic

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MUSICAL CHAIRS


BANG BANG


COPS AND ROBBERS


TAG


PILLOW FIGHT

Do schools kill creativity?

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I must say, this is so true to the core.

J.J. Abrams talks at TED

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MX as seen on Total Film Magazine!

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Total Film Magazine

The ad for Ghost Game dvd..

..and guess what? Our one liner is among Think.com and slasherpool!

How NOT To Use Powerpoint By Comedian Don McMillan

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I'm in stitches...

Food Fight

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Food Fight is an abridged history of war, from World War II to present day, told through the foods of the countries in conflict. Watch as traditional comestibles slug it out for world domination in this chronologically re-enacted smorgasbord of aggression.

Where in the World is Osama bin Laden?

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LoL

Haunt

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Haunt
Video sent by orenbrimer

A chilling tale of horror and ghosts. And blood. Also, evil.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Trailer

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Damn! Goosebumps!

Spongebob actors dub classic movies

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LOL

Trajan is the Movie Font

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I never noticed it but, it's true! This font is SO over used on movie posters...

Midwest Teen Sex Show

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A series of Sex Education episods that totally rocks.
More to come next week!

Pantry ghost

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Once in a while u come across a vid that scares you. I'm in a mood for ghosts tonight so i present, "The Pantry Ghost". This guy has been filming the occurance of the his pantry door opening by itself and entity appearance. A skeptical viewer wasn't too sure of its authenticity and decided to investigate himself.

It was a night he won't forget.

Fake? You be the judge.

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