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Updated: 2018-03-06T20:14:33.294+08:00

 



Lighting Simulation : Kitten - Kill The Light

2012-12-01T17:45:14.612+08:00

Have you ever heard a song that it instantly gives you an inspiration ? When the first time I heard the song by Kitten - Kill The Light, it kinda transported me into another place (nope, I wasn't high or anything, maybe it was too many vitamin c), where the walls are made of exposed bricks, with very raw feeling about the place. I tried to find some photos from Google but couldn't find anything close. 

So the only way to get the exact place that I "visited" would be to model it myself. Using Google Sketchup, I built the model. Extra such as crowds, tables and chairs were downloaded from 3D Warehouse. 

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The 3Ds file were then exported to Capture Polar lighting visualization suite. This is where the fun begins, programming on the Chamsys with Capture Polar. 

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For screen recording, Camstudio was used. Final video editing was done on Trakax

Here is the complete equipments used for the lighting and truss : 

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Hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy creating it ! 


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Worlay at Jakarta

2012-05-20T01:05:08.024+08:00

Yes, that's not a typo. Worlay, which is Work + Play. Which is what I did (working and playing, and inventing the word "Worlay"). In Jakarta. It's ingenious. So now when people ask me what I did in Jakarta, I'll just reply them "I went there for worlay."The thing with flying with a foreign airline is that you usually do not know their histories. And the worst possible way to start your worlay trip is by checking the  history of the airline you are flying including their accident histories. Thank God that the flight was pleasant with very less turbulence and smooth landing. The Indonesian counterpart was very pleasant and friendly bunch of guys, with great sense of humour too. I was checked into a nice boutique hotel in downtown Senayan, with the door providing direct access to the swimming pool with a jacuzzi.  However, as per usual worlay trip, I don't get to spend much time in the hotel itself, which I think is a good thing. Toys, toys and toys. This stage setup was in Senayan Tennis Indoor Stadium for an event called Dimension Playground 5.  Meanwhile, in outdoor, they were prepping the stage for projection mapping on the silent disco.  That blackish-dish nearest to the camera, is a BAT meat. YES, I ate batman meat. And it's tasty. No, it doesn't taste like chicken. All toys working normallyCrew wristbands, instead of boring ol' lanyardMain sponsor, with the most important message at the bottomOutdoor stage with projection mapping, and silent discoIndoor stage all toys working flawlesslyShowtimeMore photos and info about Dimension Playground 5 here and here. Thank you Jakarta for a pleasant worlay trip. Till next time.  [...]



Coldplay's Lighting Simulation

2012-02-16T23:53:59.871+08:00

This is a light + graphic effect simulation to the tune of Coldplay's Charlie Brown. 


The LED wristbands, glowbands were also simulated which were on the audience area. The quantity of the glowbands were minimal as to not weight down the frame rate. 


The lighting is programmed on a grandMA on PC 6.6, visualized on the grandMA 3D software. Graphic video is from Resolume Arena 4. 


Lighting equipment list :
1) Clay Paky Alpha Wash 1500 x 6
2) Clay Paky Alpha Spot HPE 1200 x 10
3) Clay Paky Alpha Beam 300 x 4
4) ETC Source Four 19 degree x 4
5) Large Film Lighting x 4
(Trying something like this http://www.thewho.net/whotabs/images/pa/71_stagesetup.jpg )
 6) Glowbands


Enjoy !



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Honest Flight Announcement

2011-10-22T15:56:58.149+08:00

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Before Takeoff

Hi,

This is your captain speaking from the flight deck. We are currently delayed for take off as there is slight "technical issue" *cough* the co-pilot is late *cough*.

Our destination today is subject to the availability of fuels on board and the airport that welcomes us. Just some info for We are currently no.15 for departure because the airline forgot to pay the airport tax. Please be reminded that you are not allowed to operate electronic devices throughout the flight. Nope, not even airplane mode. Please sit back, relax and enjoy the flight while I navigate the journey with the Google maps on my ipad 2.

During Flight

HELLO ! I KNOW THE SPEAKERS ARE LITERALLY CREAKING AS I MADE THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WHERE IT SOUNDS SO LOUD THAT IT CAN EVEN WAKES A DEAD MAN UP.

For your info, we are currently cruising at an altitude of... oh never mind.. We are actually on level 16 of Angry Birds. We're still trying to get through this level with 3 stars achievements. Now that we have reached the cruising altitude, we will turn down the cabin lights for your comfort and to enhance the appearance of your flight attendances. We will be selling snack box for you at the special price of Rm 12 (which only cost RM1.20), so grab yours now ! If you are sitting at the aisle seat, take a good look at your neighbour, because they will be giving you either the cock or the ass in your face when they are going out to the lavatory. So sit back, relax and enjoy the flight while we at the flight deck trying to break the record for Angry Birds.

After Landing

Ladies and gentlemen, we have arrived at the destination which might or might not be your preferred destination. While we are still taxing at the runway, please unbuckle your seatbelt, switch on your phone, stand and grab your overweight hand-carry luggage in the overhead compartment and rush to the nearest exit, although we wont be opening the door just yet. Please do not leave behind your kid behind as we prefer material possession. Any items left behind will be shared equally by the flight crews. We hope you have enjoyed the flight with us as we certainly do. Till next time if the company has not bankrupt yet, we hope to see you !



Catch-22

2011-08-03T23:23:19.282+08:00

Currently reading : Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

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I was at McDonalds the other day for lunch, as it was lunch hour the whole place was swarming with anxious and hungry people queuing at the counter, or waiting for that fat kids at the sauce counter trying to pump as much chilli sauce into the tiny platters, before trying to put on as much platters as possible and juggling it on their hands back to his seat. Everyone's body language was very negative, most of the people were folding their arms across their chest, as if trying to put a fence around them and said "Hey dude, I'm just here to get my Big Mac. Don't talk to me or don't even make eye contact with me."

As I was observing the people around, there was one person who caught my attention. Nope, she's not that slutty-looking girl, neither was the bubbly-looking girl who was giggling with her friends about some jokes I suppose. She was wearing a long black gown with an inverted W logo. She's the staff of the McD where she cleans the tables after the customers finished their meal, or finished spilling the sauce all over the tray or table. Oh, there was something about her, she's pregnant, the type where through my inexperienced eyes, is around 6-7 months.

Now that Raya season is approaching, I'm sure that she wants this year Raya to be celebrated with new shirts, new dresses, or at least full meals on the table. However, there was this young man, after finishing his meal, took his tray and disposed off the rubbish and put the tray back with the rest of the trays which were stacked together. The pregnant lady looked grateful for the young man course of action, however she was left with nothing else to do but to wait for other customers to vacant their tables with the trays for her to clean up.

But have you wonder, if everyone cleans up their own tray and put the tray back on the proper place, what will the pregnant staff do then ? If all the cars are equipped with Touch n Go card or Smart Tag, what will the toll cashiers do ? How will they celebrate their Raya season, especially with an impending small one on the way waiting to be fed ? As my mind ponder all the imaginations and scenarios that might or might not happen, I walked away from the table, leaving my tray at the table...


p.s. : Seasons after seasons have changed, leaves have fall and renew, and I have just started to write again. There is no more excuse about work, outstation, or whatever. I'm gonna try to blog from time to time as time permits.



Foursquare for Douchebag

2010-06-24T10:49:12.565+08:00

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If you're a Facebook user (of course you are, who am I kidding right ?), chances are not too long ago you were screaming to your friends (in facebook, of course) to stop sending you all those apps invites (read: farmville). But now, since I use less and less of facebook and more of twitter, something annoying comes in the form of foursquare.

First of all let me tell you my definition of these terms:

Twitter (read: twitter) : A cool way to tell all your friends (followers) what smart phone you are using by the mean of using the appropriate apps (Twitter for iPhone, Twitter for Blackberry), what you are doing, what you are feeling (please don't), cool cool stuffs that you encounter, or simply telling jokes in 140 words or less.

Foursquare (read: lame) : Show people what a douche you are. Simply LAME.

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First of all, I am not your parole officer, so I DON'T CARE whether you just checked in to starbucks or you just become a mayor of the North Pole.

Secondly, don't you think checking-in to your own house is pathetic, dangerous and it's like shouting to everyone pleaserobme.com when you check-in to another place.

Thirdly, everyone is a self-important prick to some degree, but frequent foursquare posts (especially you link foursquare to twitter to facebook) show that you are a shameless self-important prick. A douchebag.

So in conclusion, no one cares where you've been (maybe some stalkers), how often your'e there. You may even spend a lot of time in your local McD, it doesn't make you the mayor of McD, it just makes you fat.



Guangzhou - All those years learning chinese, paid off ! (part 2)

2010-03-14T19:21:05.118+08:00

Destination : GuangzhouPurpose : Work-relatedDuration : 3 days 2 nightsRemark : Awesome !CMCC China Mobile. (At first I thought it was some kind of anti-corruption agency) The local taxi. Some newer taxi have a touch screen at the back. Toll ! The toll here were extremely expensive. And the road was "not good". The drivers here are crazier than KL drivers. They like to honk, very much. No kidding.  Went to this Expo. Imagine PC fair in KLCC (except this one with sound and lighting systems), then double it up. We even have to go through metal detector at the main entrance. PR Lighting. One of our main supplier. The other side of the Expo halls (Yeah I know I put "s" on hall) which is inter-connected. Sunset at around 5 something.Guangzhou trade center. A lot of expats here.Then we were off to a restaurant where the supplier buy us dinner. Lots of dishes. Weird but tasty foods. After-CNY-diet-plan FAIL. Anyway, the main purpose of our visit to Guangzhou was for this LED Seminar.All those VVIP (incl. the lighting designer for Olympics 08, Sha Xiao Lan and some local politicians) sit here like the last supper except there were like 30+ people on that table.The whole ballroom packed with people from all over China and from some other countries.Then we were brought to their office. On the way there we were escorted by the police. Very exaggerating. See, I told you the way they do things very Kua-jiong (exaggerating).Next time even more kua-jiong I guess.Their "showroom".The company CEO giving speechLighting show ! Awesome !This is their slightly "smaller" architectural lighting showroomSpelling error. What Up.At night, explore the Guangzhou city. It was cold and foggy. It doesn't seem like the China that I imagined. It was more like Hong Kong (but Guangzhou is geographically near to HK). Their Metro rail was so efficient and advance than Malaysia's LRT. Went to this hotel in downtown to "use the toilet", found this shoe-polishing machineGuangzhou McDonald is serving grilled chicken sandwichMH 377 to KUL, weather foggy. Turbulence, a bit. Booo. [...]



Guangzhou - All those years learning chinese, paid off ! (part 1)

2010-03-14T19:00:59.814+08:00

Destination : GuangzhouPurpose : Work-relatedDuration : 3 days 2 nightsRemark : Awesome !Visa, check. Ticket, check.Early morning at KLIA,"people mountain people sea"..Woohoo ! IFE (in-flight entertainment) with personal video screen !Oh, they were showing New Moon on CH 1. I actually haven't watch New Moon before. Why does the actors have to open their shirt most of the time ? (I actually switched channel after around 30 mins, can't tahan)Hello telephone, goodbye peace..Money sucker !Guangzhou Bai Yun AirportApparently, we are VIP and the hotel we stayed in was... 5-star hotel. Woohoo..We got goodie bag which looks like Emporio Armani "lookalike". My hotel room, note the see-through bathroom..View from the hotel room window. Our hotel was located outside of town. Hence the countryside view.[...]



How to Excel at the Workplace

2010-01-08T17:31:38.776+08:00

Following up with my new year resolution to update my blog regularly, so today I want to talk about my job. There are a few types of scenarios which will happen in a day. Let's see my daily schedule.9am - 10 am : Check office mail, gmail, hotmail, latest headlines from around the world wide web, facebook and twitter.10am - 12pm : Autocad (draw schematic diagram for lighting, sound system depending on projects.)12pm - 1pm : Refer to 9-10am.1pm - 2pm : Lunch time.2pm- 2.30 pm : At showroom to play around with the lighting and sound system. Play some david cook's song on those speakers, bliss..This is the showroomCan you believe this 60+k lighting controller... have a game inside ? (Btw, the high score was by me, now the high score is 23000 plus)2.30pm - 3pm : Finishing the layout diagram.3pm - 4pm : Microsoft Excel - prepare bq.4pm - 4.30pm : Give bq to manager to approve.4.30pm - 5pm : Amend bq.5pm - 6pm : Refer to 12pm - 1pm.Okay, that might look like I'm very free. But the fact is, if I need to rush project deadline, then I have to stay back and work on it. Without OT pay !Okay, here are some tips to Excel at the workplace:1. Make your table really messy. Stack a lot of paper, books, magazines (work-related of course), catalogs, drawings, and whatever that can fill the table. This will make you look like you are really busy and serious in your work.Another catch to this is when your boss comes around and ask documents from you, you can quickly locate it and give it to him. On the other hand, when your colleague (the one that you don't like) asks for some document, you can act by searching high and low in the stack and pretend that you couldn't find the document. You will give it to him later when you find it. (yeah right)2. Whenever you are browsing facebook, keep your left hand at the keyboard, specifically at the Alt+Tab keys. So, whenever the boss "patrol" your area, you are ready to switch to that excel file that you are "working hard" on previously.3. Set your wallpaper as a screenshot of Microsoft Excel file.4. Be resourceful and always think how, it's the little thing that sets you apart from others.Anyway, work should be fun and enjoyable. So, enjoy your salary ! hahaha... Disclaimer : Lawrence is not to be held responsible in the event of dismissal by the company if you try to follow this guidelines.[...]



2010

2010-01-05T16:04:03.166+08:00

Well, it's been a while. My last post was dated September last year. As in tradition every time during new year, we will do our new year resolution where around Mac we will completely forget about it. Looking back at my 2009 resolutions, I am proud and glad that I have achieved around 50%. It's not much but better than not doing any target and achieve nothing. So, for this new year, I have also wrote down my targets for 2010, and hopefully this time I'll get to achieve all of them.

Having experienced the "real" world for the past 7 months, I realised and experienced what they call office politics, boss's expectations, and delivering results (and many more actually). On the other hand, from my job, I get to go to quite a number of nice places, from the resort in the Sentosa Island to the rooftop of the Gardens. Next year, I believe greater things will come (hehehe).

Recently I've heard a quote which is, "Don't plan to be successful, plan to do successful things." which inspires me a lot. So as with most of the people, I too have set my resolutions (which I will not disclose here), and in this year, I will try my best to keep updating my blog and balance between work and life. Till next time.

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Company Policies

2009-09-13T20:36:35.035+08:00

One day, I would like to form my own Audio Visual consultant firm, maybe find a few partners (so I don't have to come out with too much capital). I think the name "L-novation Sdn Bhd" or "L-novation private limited" would make a good name. But more than that, I would like my employee to work with me in a team, where the purpose of work is to feel GOOD about life. So, this would be my to-be company office dress code and leave terms.


OFFICE DRESS CODE AND LEAVE AMENDMENTS
New Policy: Effective from February 2020

Dress Code
It is advised that you come to work dressed according to your salary. If we see you wearing Prada shoes and carrying a Gucci bag, we assume you are doing well financially and therefore do not need a raise. If you dress poorly, you need to learn to manage your money better.

Sick Days
We will no longer accept a doctor's statement as proof of sickness. If you are able to go to the doctor, you are able to come to work.

Annual Leave Days
Each employee will receive 104 Annual Leave days a year.
They are called Saturday & Sunday...

Toilet Use
Entirely too much time is being spent in the toilet. There is now a strict three-minute time limit in the stalls. At the end of three minutes, an alarm will sound, the toilet paper will retract, the stall door will open, and a picture will be taken. After your second offense, your picture will be posted on the company bulletin board under the Chronic Offender's category. Anyone caught smiling in the picture will be sanctioned under the company's mental health policy.

Lunch Break
Skinny people get 30 minutes for lunch, as they need to eat more, so that they can look healthy. Normal size people get 15 minutes for lunch to get a balanced meal to maintain their average figure. Chubby people get 5 minutes for lunch, because that's all the time needed to drink a Slim-Fast.

Thank you for your loyalty to our L-novation Sdn Bhd. All questions, comments, concerns, complaints, frustrations, irritations, aggravations, insinuations, allegations, accusations, contemplations, consternation, and key frustration form should be directed elsewhere.



Clay Paky Light Show

2009-08-19T22:01:58.840+08:00

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Enjoy this light show, the lights were all Clay Paky Alpha Spot 300 HPE, which my company have one in the showroom, incredible brightness with incredible speed. Hopefully, one day I'll get a chance to program incredible light show like this.



RCF Seminar

2009-07-28T19:01:09.225+08:00

RCF is a speaker brand from Italy, where my company invite a really tall guy with really strong Italian accent to teach us how to implement the RCF sound system whether in the concert, theater, or your bathroom (no lah, not in the bathroom, but I've always wanted to listen to some songs while I'm doing my business). So, it was held in Cititel Mid Valley hotel (the lunch was great!).The whole function room was full of speakersThis is the speakers that usually being used in the concertThe Yamaha digital mixer. The faders are motorised, so it will automatically going up and down depending on your stored presets. Damn steam I tell you.After the seminar then we proceed for happy hourThe seminar teach us how to design sound system so everyone in the crowd can hear the musicJust looking at this screen makes me feel like having an IQ equivalent (or more than) Albert EinsteinDo you know why the concert ticket on the front row is so expensive (even though standing ) compared to the seated row on the back ? See the diagram, the front row got the loudest and the sub woofer (which is usually put just under the front of stage) is nearer to them.. fuuh..[...]



Birokrasi

2009-07-14T18:30:47.042+08:00

Now that the government has decided to revert the teaching of Science and Maths in BM, I am proud to say as a 1Malaysians, I had wrote 1song in 1BM (i know i overused the 1 thingy).

Anyway, have you ever went to some jabatan whatsoever and then had to spend like the whole day (or sometimes a few days) to get something done. This song is all about it, about waiting in frustration to wait for the pegawai to get our things done.

The song is called "Birokrasi", you can listen to it on MySpace or (if myspace is too slow) you can download it from MediaFire. Oh, you're welcomed to give some comments. Have a good day !

d.s. : now that the pegawai got my stuff done, Singapore here I come !



Mybank oh Maybank

2009-07-03T18:13:06.295+08:00

Guess what I got in my e-mail.. It was an urgent message from Mybank. (No, it's not a typo, it's MYBANK, not Maybank). Apparently they have blocked my account and they need me to sign in by clicking the link they provided in the e-mail. It's quite funny considering I only have account with Maybank and I 've never have any account with Mybank.

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Notice in the lower left hand corner, where the link is supposed to bring me ? It pointed toward a bogus (BOGUS, not BAGUS) address where I assumed look nothing like Mybank but look exactly like Maybank. It's where they steal your login ID and password and they gonna clear your accounts like a crystal clear crystal.

But then, I think maybe someday I'll read in local newspaper about their bank accounts magically send money to a foreign accounts.



Economics

2009-06-16T14:40:17.934+08:00

It is the month of August, on the shores of the Black Sea . It is raining, and the little town looks totally deserted. It is tough times, everybody is in debt, and everybody lives on credit.

Suddenly, a rich tourist comes to town.

He enters the only hotel, lays a 100 Euro note on the reception counter, and goes to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to pick one.

The hotel proprietor takes the 100 Euro note and runs to pay his debt to the butcher.

The Butcher takes the 100 Euro note, and runs to pay his debt to the pig grower.

The pig grower takes the 100 Euro note, and runs to pay his debt to the supplier of his feed and fuel.

The supplier of feed and fuel takes the 100 Euro note and runs to pay his debt to the town's prostitute that in these hard times, gave her "services" on credit.

The hooker runs to the hotel, and pays off her debt with the 100 Euro note to the hotel proprietor to pay for the rooms that she rented when she brought her clients there.

The hotel proprietor then lays the 100 Euro note back on the counter so that the rich tourist will not suspect anything.

At that moment, the rich tourist comes down after inspecting the rooms, and takes his 100 Euro note, after saying that he did not like any of the rooms, and leaves town.

No one earned anything. However, the whole town is now without debt, and looks to the future with a lot of optimism.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how the United States Government is doing business.



So, I am...

2009-06-12T17:58:36.318+08:00

Working now. Well, just some update so my friends won't keep bugging me to update my blog (no lah just kidding). Currently, I'm working in a sound and light company as a lighting engineer. You know those in those concerts that you attended, where the light beams moving everywhere and the light blinking. Then there is big table at the back of the audiences with consoles with loads of button that you never seemed to understand. Well, NO, my job (currently) doesn't involve going to concert wearing t-shirt with the wording "crew" printed behind and having backstage pass. 

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But, my job is to teach the people who go to those concerts and control the lighting consoles how to program and run the light show. But at the moment, I myself is still learning the trick of trade, which means I got to play with the 5-digits price lighting consoles and another 5-digits moving heads. Oh, there were loads of speakers, microphone and amplifier in the showroom, so occasionally the technician switch ON the speakers and amplifier. WOW! Damn! I like it.

I actually enjoy going to work, which contradicts with what many people tell me. I don't know about them but I enjoy doing what I'm doing right now, which is playing around with expensive stage lighting. Oh, and occasional facebooking too (from office haha)! I might not be blogging as usual as I used to, but I'll try to blog something interesting. 

Talking about interesting, whenever I heard Mariah Carey's song, then I'll try to imitate her voice or singing or falsetto or  whichever come closer. To her annoyance, she will asked me to stop singing while covvering her ear. Thank God she didn't record a video then post to youtube. Anyway, as I was surfing around, I found this Korean which was singing to Mariah Carey's song Touch My Body. He/she is singing in the studio somemore, damn! Anyway, this is better than William Hung or that Ken Lee song. Check it out!

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Learning Guitar to Get Laid

2009-05-11T13:17:19.385+08:00

This is a must watch ! Don't say I didn't share good thing with you..

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Looking back at myself, let me check whether I commit those "skills" that were mentioned in the video..

1. Pick in the wallet - Check! (I even have 2 picks in the wallet somemore! Haha)

2. Learn to play 4 chords - Check! (I know more than 4 chords lah..)

3. Play the popular song - Check!

Wonderwall, sap sap sui.. Actually, I have a story to tell.. I learnt guitar when I was Junior 1 or 2. Then During Junior 3 in STTSS, you know some people they bring their guitar to school and you know, try to impress the girls with their guitar skills. Though they are not really good at it, I think I'm better. Anyway, back then the pop songs are like Robbie Williams - Betterman, and some other songs that I couldn't recall. Then the girls asked whether I can play Jay Chow - Qing Tian, then I was like qing what ? But back then without youtube or this video to teach me how to get laid, I took my own initiative to learn that song and voila ! Story ends.)

4. Muted string/ Tap the guitar - Sometimes.

If you don't know how to play guitar yet, just go out there and buy a Kapok guitar and watch this video and act like you know how to play guitar. Enjoy !



3DDP Section 13

2009-05-06T13:25:06.628+08:00

Ladies and gentlemen,before I start my presentation, I would like to tell a joke.Recently, Russian scientists dig 100m deep underground and found copper wire cable which dated 1000 years back. They conclude that their ancestors had been using copper wire cable to communicate over 1000 years ago.Not to be outdone, the American dig 200m deep and found fiber optic cable which dated 1000 years back. They conclude that their ancestors had been using fiber optic cable to communicate over thousand years ago.In Singapore, they dig 500m deep but found nothing. They conclude that their ancestors, for the past 1000 years, had been using Wireless technology.Well, if you sleep during the class and you're unfortunately is my classmate.. well, watch out when I pull a prank on you.. Laugh at other groups since I've finish my presentationWhat the ?! Watch movie somemore ![...]



Sometimes we need to say goodbye

2009-04-30T13:50:08.685+08:00


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Don't get me wrong though, I mean say goodbye to classmates.. Not that I quit blogging.. I've got good stuffs coming up..




iPick

2009-04-09T20:24:12.779+08:00

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This pick is expensive because it has an i in the name. (just like all the apple products)

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The purple pick is for playing bass with jazz style, the blue Ernie Ball is for acoustic guitar with nylon string, the black pick with curved is for playing bass with speed, and the small black one is for guitar.

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I usually use the purple pick for bass and the black pick for guitar

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The setup shot



Google Romance

2009-04-09T20:26:01.414+08:00

Good news for all the lonely people out there ! Behold the new Google Romance.

When you think about it, love is just another search problem. And we’ve thought about it. A lot. Google Romance™ is our solution.

Google Romance is a place where you can post all types of romantic information and, using our Soulmate Search™, get back search results that could, in theory, include the love of your life. Then we'll send you both on a Contextual DateTM, which we'll pay for while delivering to you relevant ads that we and our advertising partners think will help produce the dating results you're looking for.

With Google Romance, you can:

Upload your profile – tell the world who you are, or, more to the point, who you’d like to think you are, or, even more to the point, who you want others to think you are.

Search for love in all (or at least a statistically significant majority of) the right places with Soulmate Search, our eerily effective psychographic matchmaking software.

Endure, via our Contextual Dating option, thematically appropriate multimedia advertising throughout the entirety of your free date.

Testimonials :

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User A: “Finally I’ve found my Soulmate! Thanks, Google Romance!”

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User B: "I never thought I’d be writing an online dating testimonial. Until I met User A…”

Learn more: Take the Tour, Press Release, FAQ.




Top ten things to do during Earth Hour

2009-03-24T14:28:17.924+08:00

In Sabah, especially during the 90's, thanks to our dearest Lembaga Letrik Sabah, we as Sabahan did the earth hour thing like every month, and we didn't kaypoh, we didn't create a website specially for earth hour, we didn't ask some artists and celebrities to do advertisements on tv about it. And the thing is, we usually did it for more than 1 hour. Then if the next day we have to pass up homework, we can just give this excuse - blackout, teacher.Anyway, jokes aside (it's quite true anyway), the L-oh-rama in support of the earth hour, will switch off the light for one hour from 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm. But then I know loads of people who can't even survive 5 minutes of blackout and then go on to call the YB, the electricity company then complain in their blog and write in to newspaper.Well, for one hour, this Saturday 28 Mac 2009, 8.30 pm if you care enough for this earth, then switch off the light for one hour. Then you ask, what can I do without the light ? Well, lucky enough for you, The L-oh-rama have some tips, not those lame get a flashlight and read a book tips (hello, it's not like you can read a book anyway), tips for you to make that one hour a fun-in-the-bun time.So, here's the top ten things to do during Earth Hour:10. Eat all those ice-cream in your freezer, it's gonna melt anyway.9. Dig out your guitar for an acoustic music night, practise without looking at your hands. Oh, singing is optional, even if you sing out of tune, nobody will know it's you.8. Reject the idea, string yourself in Xmas lights, and walk around as a glowing sculpture.7. Play Tetris or Snake on you handphone until your thumbs hurt.6. Write your deepest secret in dark.5. Don't forget fitness. Practise naked yoga.4. Build a fortress out of cushions and blankets (DON'T take candles inside!)3. Gather a few friends and tell ghost stories.2. Go to bed early. Wink, wink. Nudge, nudge.and the No.1 ...1. Consider getting some help if the results of No.2 only took one minute.There you go, the top ten tips for you to do during the Earth Hour, I hope you'll have fun-in-the-bun. (While saving our Earth, don't forget that too.)[...]



Free to Fall

2009-03-21T20:27:06.211+08:00

In case you thought that I won 500k GBP and then went on to vacation and abandon my blog, NO. Anyway, I want to talk about some local indie band. Okay, I want you to imagine an all girl band.. What's the first thing that came to your mind ? Male audiences would be inevitably drawn by that strange attraction they have for guitar-slinging girls; while female audiences often supported girl bands for the sense of empowerment they give in breaking into the beer-guzzling, masculine world of rock.

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Not Spice Girl you moron.. They play their own instruments, 1 drum, 2 electric guitars, 1 bass, 1 keyboard. They are called Free to Fall.

Free to Fall consists of Jane C - Vocal/keyboard, Adeline (i call her les paul, because of the guitar she's using.. haha) - Lead guitar/backing vocal, Yin Har - Lead guitar 2, Jane S - Bass/backing vocal, and Ker Shin - Drums.

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Recently they won the Malaysia Revival Songwriting Competition which their song is awesome. Go check it out at their myspace.

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This is the songwriter cum bassist where she play a 5-string bass which I think is like 5 tonne and singing at the same time. Kinda reminds me of Paul McCartney of The Beatles, though he's a lefties.

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She is the drummer which based on her body size, you wouldn't have guess it. But she plays some good beat though.

Support your local band. Go check them out.



Look , I won 500,000 GBP !

2009-03-10T10:22:32.121+08:00

One fine day, as I was checking my mail, suddenly I came across an e-mail from Visa Card / Msn International Mega Jackpot..What's that ? I've won 500,000 Great Britain Pounds. My goodness.. I'm RICH ! And to think that I didn't even own a Visa card. So, I just have to fill in a few details about myself..___________________________________________________________________===================================CONTACT CLAIMS ADMINISTRATOR===================================NAME: Mr.David FernandoEmail: vcard.team2009@hotmail.co.ukVisa Card® / Msn® Promotion DepartmentDo email the above Claims Administrator, at once with all the claimsrequirements below.To avoid unnecessary delay.They are needed to proceed.Claims Requirements:1. Full Name: Lawrence The Great2. Address: Beside Paris Hilton's house, Beverly Hills 90210, US of A.3. Nationality: Earth Sex: 10 (if you watched Mr. & Mrs. Smith you'll get this..)4. Age: 18 Date of Birth: 31st Feb 18875. Occupation: FBI secret agent, bedroom rockstar Martial Status: SYL (single, young & loving)6. Cell Phone: 010-0010100117. State of Origin: Sabah bah.. Country: Boleh land8.Winning No: No. ONE Email Ref No: I know nothing about this.. YOU tell me..PROCEEDURES / RIGHTS AND PRECAUTIONSKindly indicate your payment option and Contact the Claims Administratorwith all your claims requirements well filled @vcard.team2009@hotmail.co.uk*Mode of Payment*(i).Bank Transfer(ii).Delivery of Prepaid Visa card® Valued 500,000.00GBP by a registeredCourier Company.Cheers,Secretary,(Mrs.Dora Lazmon)Visa Card® / Msn® Mega Jackpot2008 - 2009 Microsoft Corporation.All rights reserved__________________________________________________________________So, the Visa Card company don't even have their own email address ? I mean the multi-national credit card company have to sign up with hotmail for a free email address ? What the fish..Ok.. this is obviously a scam.. And I feel like making fun of this thing while at the same time, teach all the innocent people out there who thought there is such thing as "free lunch" in this world.. As much as I want to send this "Winning claim" to them and see what are they gonna reply me, but I got many things to get busy with such as assignments, and practicing the songs for prom night. Oh, me with my unimates might perform at proms which ironically is other uni's prom night. Don't worry, we will not play my song.. haha..[...]