Thursday, November 19, 2009

tentang Moving Day

no.. not moving blog. i still dont have my own .com or anything. today ima move to a house closer to civilization :P. we found a place in gawler (small town.. almost a 'koboi' town. one kinda busy main road and thats about it. hehe. well.. better than here where there is no town.

oh how i long to live in a city again.

okay so today we'll be signing the contract and all those papers and get the keys. yays! but i dont think we'll be moving lots of stuff today.. it's gonna be around 43C today and in that heat.. no thanks. and the new place doesnt have electricity yet till tomorrow.

so after getting the keys, we'll take some boxes there. one trip thats all. come back home (current home) and sit in front of the air cond.

omg this week is gonna be a crazy week. packing.. moving out.. settle down.. then mid next week we have a trip so we'll need to pack for that.. travel adelaide-kl and kl-penang.. then drive back to kl. kl-surabaya and surabaya-malang (thats a place in east java). after a few days travel back to kl. then kl-melaka (one day trip maybe) and then finally kl-adelaide. the whole trip will be 10 days.

i hope we'll survive! there will be 6 of us from adelaide.. then the trip to indonesia will be 8 person. fun! hehe it kinda feels like the amazing race :P

neway.. i'll probably be busy with these things all week. so i'll update when i have the time. maybe my next post it'll be from my new home.. maybe^^. cyaz~!


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

tentang Independent Anime Short

i saw this anime short story by Hiroyasu Ishida (or Tete) and thought it is an awesome Indie Anime. and considering this anime is practically made by one student (independently directed, animated, edited, and recorded.).. that just blew me away. yes he did got some help but still.. it's not a company or something. just a student work.. an awesome student work!

owh.. btw there's a lot of pantsu-shots. so.. sorry if posting this vid offended anyone XDXD

Fumiko no Kokuhaku
(Fumiko's Confession)

yes.. no sub. sorry i dont speak Japanese so i cant translate it for u. however.. a youtube user CoyoteFae wrote -
Something like: "I want you to go out with me" and he refuses by saying: "Sorry, I want to focus on baseball right now." "Blah blah, is stupid! "Grr grr, "

*Running scene*

End: "I'll make (soup?) for you every morning!" which is like a marrige proposal and then he says "Sorry, I want to focus on baseball right now.

that helped me understand alot. thanks CoyoteFae

there's more stuff here but it's not in english.
but heaps of pics tho! sketches, production planning notes, etc.. i loike pictures.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

tentang Unique Blogger on

suddenly when i login to BU there's this new text appeared somewhere at the top of the page. i got the Unique Blogger Award!! yays

so excited that i abandoned what i was doing ('samak' the whole 2nd hand fridge) and started answering the interview questions.. thinking that it would only take a few minutes. lol how wrong i was.

after.. an hour maybe, i finally finished the whole interview. and beaming (smiling sampai telinga) i couldnt sleep.

all i can say is thank you for the award. i know there's talk about too many 'Uniques' given away but considering how many members there are (and how the number is growing each day) getting that award is a huge deal to me.

so yeah.. thank you very much BU ^_________________________^

owh.. the link
read my interview (i wrote a rather intro bout myself there)

Friday, November 13, 2009

tentang Wallpaper for My Wife's Mobile

this is a wallpaper/screensaver that i made for my wife. i woke up yesterday morning and suddenly felt like making a new wallpaper for her. didnt tell her about it till the thing is finished.. finalized.. no more changes.

when she came home yesterday, i asked for her phone and asked if i change her wallpaper? she said no. she have used the same wallpaper for her mobile since we got married in 2007. not that i dont like our wedding picture but i think maybe an update would be kinda cool for her :P

she loves pink so i made a simple pink graphics with a cute cartoon flower kinda swaying slowly.. and a very cute text 'nadia' on top. really simple.

sorry for the shaky camera.. i wanted my wife to be the only person using that animated wallpaper.. exclusively. so thats why i decided to shoot the wallpaper used on her mobile. u guys understand right?

she was really surprised when she first saw it and i am really glad she loved it. i just love making design and know people appreciate it^^

i made one wallpaper (a different one.. not pink) for my own mobile but i didnt really like it. maybe i'll make a better one and then post it here :P

Thursday, November 12, 2009

tentang Upin&Ipin on Disney Channel

most malaysian would by now at least heard of the name Upin & Ipin. the animation about the twins Upin and Ipin, product of Les'Copaque Production. in my opinion, 'U&I' have been a huge success for LCP and the malaysian animation industry. not many local animation and cartoon managed to reach the kind of success and popularity they did.

Upin & Ipin even have their own wikipedia page!

maybe past locally made cartoons that is as famous as Upin&Ipin is probably (quality aside) Keluangman and Sang Kancil. there may be some other titles that is as famous but this is just the names i can think of right now. Kampung Boy animation is the idea of Dato' Lat but not produced locally.

last week (Nov 6, 2009) Les'Copaque Production posted on their blog that Upin&Ipin will be premiere on Disney Channel (asia) on 23rd November 2009. that is next monday, at 3.30pm in Malaysia AND the Philippines.

for more information about this disney channel thing, head to :-
1) Les'Copaque blog
2) Upin&Ipin's Disney Channel Page!!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

tentang Heat Wave, Hay Fever and a Polar Bear

The Heatwave
a heatwave, in general, is when the maximum temperatures rise higher then normal temperature of the area, and remained that way for five or more consecutive days. here in adelaide, that temperature would be 35°C. since last friday, the temp have been over the 35°C mark. today it is 38°C, then 39°C till friday, and on saturday it is forcasted to be 40°C. on sunday it is expected to drop to 26°C.

The Hay Fever

now my wife is having a hay fever and me, despite coming from KL, is prone to migraine attacks on a hot day. so unfortunately today the both of us is rather unwell. just as my wife comes home after her 5 day seminar in Gold Coast QLD, adelaide gets our earliest heatwave ever recorded. it is not even summer yet and we already have heatwave??? im so not enjoying this. i miss winter already T_T


The Polar Bear
her name is Polly and she is a polar bear. she hitched a ride in my wife's backpack when she came home from Gold Coast.. and no she's not a real polar bear (gila ke nak bawak beruang dalam beg). she's a very cute plush toy from the Sea World Resort's souvenir shop. Polly comes with a mock leash that if u put it on her, u can walk her like u would a real life pet polar bear.. or maybe a dog would be a better example.


i think my writing is severely affect by my health. i have been trying to write something decent but after several scrapped post, i finally get to finish one. but hardly a good post. >_<

anyhow.. since that my wife's presentation is over now i think i'd post these graphics i made for her. they are.. i dont know what they are. i didnt even take biology in high school. but she told me it is the 'Electron Transfer Chain' that happens inside a mitochondria of a cell. i have no idea what that is.

Monday, November 9, 2009

tentang Basic Photography Tips - Flashing

i posted the tips about strictly not using flash for normal point & shoot digital camera (link). i almost never use flash to be completely honest. but there are situations that using flash (direct flash) will improve the picture taken.

Flash as a Fill Light
the idea is to brighten up details that are in the shadows.
1) outdoor shooting under the bright afternoon sun.
2) indoors where the subject is standing too close to the window where all other artificial lights isnt enough.

when i first heard abt this i thought it doesnt make much sense using flash for an outdoor picture, under bright daylight. but after trying it out myself, i realize if the shadows were too strong, this is where flash could help create an even better picture.

* without flash *

* with flash *

the example above is not the best example. when using flash, dont rely on flash to light the subject (as main light) but as fill light only. the pictures above shows that i rely heavily on the flash to light up the little mr. roo there. sorry i'm a little lazy to go outside now to make a better example :P

pro photographers will use flash NOT directly, but by bouncing the light off surfaces around the subject. average everyday hobbyist like us, using point&shoot digital cameras, we dont have to do that.. but just keep in mind when using flash -
1) keep a distance from the subject (some guides say around 4-10 feet). not too close or too far.
2) dont flash into a mirror or other equally reflective surface. that will create glare.
3) practise and keep experimenting. nobody instantly becomes an excellent photographer overnight.

so yeah.. have a go and have fun ^^

Friday, November 6, 2009

tentang 3DTotal Forum's Low Poly Challenge

it has been quite some time since i last posted my 3D works huh? i think it's abt time for me to do some new 3D works.

the people at 3DTotal forum just started a new low-poly challenge entitled 'The Slayer'. the backstory is kinda interesting too. in a nutshell.. powerful creature imprisoned in books for ages are now free and destroying the world. the slayer is one to defeat the creature and restore peace to the world.

for rules, more info, etc.. read at 3dtotal forum

due date : 30th november 2009

here's my idea so far.. but i dont plan to enter the competetion (although the prizes are pretty cool). i still have stuff to do right now so i dont wanna mess up the what im doing right now. i'll finish this one when i have the time.

sketch -

Thursday, November 5, 2009

tentang Layout Adjustments

i have made a few adjustments to my layout and some adjustment to the blog aswell. i hope other than to make the blog look better, these adjustments would kinda give my blog a different personality

change of header
the previous header banner was really a temporary banner. hence the colour(BW). i have been trying to come up with a better design this week but i guess if i keep on making new ones there will never be a decision. so i settled with this one.

whatcha guys think? is it better or do people like the previous one?

EC U L8er
a major decision. i have decided to remove the Entrecard widget. i think this will decrease the blog's visitors. however.. i can concentrate more on NN's blogs and instead of dropping on 50-ish blogs from EC.. i'll focus that on Innit.

i have chosen 5 local blogs that i visit daily and linked on sidebar (under EC Blogs). there will no longer be free monthly link post for Top EC Droppers.

review kusut-blogs! widget
hmm i'm not so sure with this one but i'll just give it a try. it is a widget for 'google friend connect' users (that means all google users i think) to be able to write a review (preferably short n sweet ones) and rate my blog. so if u like or dispise my blog let me know. i put it there so that i know what to improve in the future. it's not a competetion and there'll be no prizes, sorry XD.

i will however moderate the posts. generic 'i like ur blog. so pretty.' reviews will probably be removed because that isnt really what im looking for.. but thanks for the compliment anyway. those 'generic' posts always make my day and make me love writing my blog ^___________^.

so there.. 3 adjustments i made for november. maybe after 2 weeks to a month's time i'll remove/improve these new stuff.

comments & critiques are welcome. and thanks^^

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

tentang The Big Bang Theory Theme Song

im suddenly feeling a bit slow today but i still feel like blogging. decided to post something light. wanted to post gamespot's video review abt Tekken 6 or the trailer for disney's Prince of Persia - The Sands of Time but.. meh.

so i decided to post the lyrics of my favourite TV show's theme song. written and performed by Barenaked Ladies (thats the name of the band), a band i used to listen to back in high school. a great light and fun song, here's the lyrics for -

The Big Bang Theory Theme Song

Our whole universe was in a hot dense state,
Then nearly fourteen billion years ago expansion started. Wait...
The Earth began to cool,
The autotrophs began to drool,
Neanderthals developed tools,
We built a wall (we built the pyramids),
Math, science, history, unraveling the mysteries,
That all started with the big bang!

"Since the dawn of man" is really not that long,
As every galaxy was formed in less time than it takes to sing this song.
A fraction of a second and the elements were made.
The bipeds stood up straight,
The dinosaurs all met their fate,
They tried to leap but they were late
And they all died (they froze their asses off)
The oceans and pangea
See ya wouldn't wanna be ya
Set in motion by the same big bang!

It all started with the big BANG!

It's expanding ever outward but one day
It will cause the stars to go the other way,
Collapsing ever inward, we won't be here, it wont be hurt
Our best and brightest figure that it'll make an even bigger bang!

Australopithecus would really have been sick of us
Debating out while here they're catching deer (we're catching viruses)
Religion or astronomy, Encarta, Deuteronomy
It all started with the big bang!

Music and mythology, Einstein and astrology
It all started with the big bang!
It all started with the big BANG!

im thinking of buying the complete season 1 and 2 DVDs when i have the money. a hilarious show.. i dont think i have a TV show i loved this much since.. i dont know how long.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

My Top 5 Treat List

behold.. my longest post so far!

rewarding myself for a personal achievement used mean buying gadgets and computer stuff.. which are normally expensive. i think the last one was the PSP that which is now modded, upgraded and partially hacked.. i still use very frequently.

now that i am married, the rewards for myself come more frequently but cost less money.. like buying ice cream or a simple candy bar, whereas the rewards for my wife and myself as a couple are more expensive but less frequent like trips and vacations. this year we've been to places around Australia^^.

Part 1 - The Treat List ^^
however, just for the fun of it, i'll list mine. no harm in fantasizing abt awesome over-the-top stuff rite?

#1 : All Day IMAX Extravaganza.
4 titles out of all my fav movies isn't too hard to choose from. i'll choose one animated film to watch in the morning. at noon probably a local (malaysian) movie. after that i think i'll watch an action thriller and maybe a romantic movie at night. if i'm gonna spend a day watching all these movies, at IMAX cinema.. i'd insist my wife to come with. no way i'd do all this alone. thats epic sad!


#2 : A Photography Trip!
i'm no photographer but i studied art&design and photography was one of my major subjects. i has been a while since i went out for a photography assignment. so if i have a chance, i'd like to go to a clean tropical island with lots of colourful trees so i can enjoy staying there and generally snap away. again.. no fun going on a holiday without my wife rite?

#3 : Getaway in the City
the idea is to minimize travel time but go on a vacation anyway. so i always imagine this (told my wife about it so many times but never managed to properly pull it off).. stay at a very cool hotel, nearby. if i live in KL.. maybe spending a weekend at Palace of the Golden Horses and just stay there. enjoy the room and services. lepak at the pool. and yeah just escape from the city (right outside there is a roundabout that is pure madness).

#4 : Ultimate Computer Station (featuring the Dell Inspiron 13)
basically the build will have at least 8 gigs of ram, one (or two if it is possibble :P) of those Core i7 Intel processors, +watercooling system, a top notch RadeonHD series graphics card, dual monitor display.


but wait.. i can have a bulky desktop or.. i can treat myself with the very stylish and not too geeky Dell Inspiron 13 instead. the spec is almost as high.. but with a lot more stuff! wifi, bluetooth, LAN, card reader, all those little-things-u-need-to-buy-seperately-when-u-build-a-desktop stuff.. u name it! it is the epic blogger equipment for blogging on the go. if a bloggers' block is a huge badass dragon all bloggers fear, the Inspiron is the epic weapon with +1000HP, +100% ATT and +250% DPS to help slay the dragon.

i particularly got my eye on the Obsidian Black model...*drools*

now all i need is an epic table. the roccaforte gaming desk to be exact! awesome!!! and of course i might need a good air-condition for the gaming room.

and finally..
#5 : A Week in Disneyland!
i've always heard abt how awesome Disneyland is. i dont know if it's true but i would wanna do that once in this lifetime.

i love cartoons and at 27 i still enjoy watching cartoons. even my line of work that i chose is cartoon related. i hope one day i can produce my own cartoon that i can really claim to play a huge part of.

but anyway, imagine spending a week in disneyland. it is gonna be fun; surrounded with disney's famous movies & animated characters, educational (for me), awesome rides, taking pictures, '
lepak'ing and relaxing at the hotel, playing the games there. OMG it's like most of the previous fantasy treat in one single trip.


i hope i don't ever wake up from this dream. T_T

Part 2 - The Why
nuffnangers probably realize that this is part of nuffnang's contest. and the prize is a Dell Inspiron 13 (x3). how awesome is that? for bloggers not with nuffnang and tempted with the prize.. why not join up?^^

if i win the Inspiron i wanna do all sort of stuff with it. the usual la daily blogging etc etc i dont have to list the obvious. but as always i like to customise a little bit only. so i'd find a way to make it look like this :

then if people see me blogging at some kopitiam they'll come over and say hello lah ^^ (or most probably just ignore me and think im creepy).
if anyone asks i would proudly say i did all the graphics on my Dell Inspiron 13.. a present from Nuffnang ^^. hopefully by then i'd be a bit more famous blogger than right now. no not a celebrity but just a cool kusut blogger

owh.. BTW. FREE RM100 coupon for ALL blog readers^^. not from me.. it's from Dell.
coupon* code 7ZQVQF2RLZRKW3, RM100 Instant Cash Redemption on Inspiron 13 Laptop (S510701MY)
(coupon expires 10th Nov 2009)

Monday, November 2, 2009

thanks Top October Droppers

omg time flies lah. i didnt even realize it's freaking november. omg i still have heaps to do before the new year comes >_< pressure spressure pserusre !!!

neway.. sorry abt posting this a day late. not that i dont appreciate EC guys dropping at (and, i hope, actually read) my blog. i really do. so here's the 10 top droppers. ^_^

thanks everyone!!!!!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

tentang The Haunted Weekend

i lovehate weekends. love it because it is the weekends and it is meant for people to rest. so although i generally do what i do everyday anyway, i still love the idea where i take a break from work (which in my case, blogging). and i hate it because i tend to get less visitors to my site. :P

i think i just made myself sound like a workaholic.

anyway.. this weekend is pretty cool. my wife and i went shopping on saturday for her new summer look :P. no lah.. actually she's going to gold coast for a five day conference. she'll be staying at the gold coast resort and everything is paid for. cool! except that i have to stay here at home cooking my own food.. monday till friday


back to the shopping story, we didnt realize it is halloween this weekend so the first woman we saw looking like a zombie from MJ's thriller was a bit weird. then when we were inside the shopping complex, we began to see more banshees and witches. not many guys wore costume that time tho. weird.

it was pretty cool seeing all the halloween decorations in the shops. it's somehow different from the decorations in KL. these seem a lot more festive. maybe because people actually dress up for halloween as well. even the fitting rooms were decorated with fake cobwebs and stuff.

i should've taken pics huh? sorry guys :P i wasnt prepared

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