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Friday, November 27, 2009

Desert Moon

After doing much inking and black & white, I took on coloring using poster color.

I took some reference as I tried to master the color tone. I was pleased that it turned out quite well.

I called it Desert Moon. :)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Cat in Singapore

Cats are a rather common sight in Singapore. Most of them are strays but that does not mean no one take care of them. Most of them were fed by some cats lovers but only a handful have a real home.

Singapore AVA does not license Cat in HDB apartments. However you can spot cats at void deck, park or shop houses. Most of them are well fed and they could sleep all day.

No matter how wellfed they are, they will still go about hunting and wondering for fun.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Photofunia Fun with your photo

Recently I have see some of my contacts having some fantastic creative photo with their face in it. For a moment I thought those contact either getting better with Photoshop or hire profession to help to make their photo creative on facebook or blog. Only later I found out that they are using some easy to use templates on a website to do that magic. Photofunia.

1. Photofunia allow you to first choose your template.

2.With that template chosen, upload your photo

3. It will then generate the custom photos for just two hours while given you a choice to save the photo, make to an avatar or sent it as a postcard.

Head over to have some fun.

Friday, November 13, 2009

To lose weight, Drink More Water

When I first hear about losing weight by drinking more water, I was with unbelief. How does water contribute to losing weight? I started my journey to discovery the fact and the myth...

How does water play a part of weight losing? First we must understand what is causing the weight gaining.

Let's take a walk down to our daily routine. You wake up early in the morning you are likely to have caffeinated beverages. During lunch and Dinner you may take meat (process food) and some vegetables perhaps even fruits. In between the days, you may likely to drink coke or other calories drinks. If you have a night out, you are likely to take some form of alcohol. So in one day, how much water did you get?

Water play a major role in metabolism and if our body is dehydrated, the body will compensates by retaining excess water for protective measure. This result in weight gaining. In prolong dehydration, it is possible that a person will mistaken his thirst for hunger.

I heard of examples that a person should take on a average 8 glasses of water. However one should not drink 8 glasses at one goal but should do so at interval of the day.

One good way to drink water is before meal. Take 2 glasses of plain water will greatly reduce your appetite for one and enough to get your body working for the food to digest. To make it to it's best, try drinking warm water rather than cold water. Finally try eating more water dense foods such as vegetables and fruits.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Remembering Yasmin, a tribute screenings 27 - 28 Nov 2009

Some years ago, one of my Malaysian friend recommend me to watch Sepet. He told me it is by a Malaysia film maker about a love story between a Chinese boy and a Malay girl in the setting of Malaysia. Never have I imagine someone would be bold enough to make such a movie and such a moving, beautiful but sad movie. I was all the more in shocked to know that the director is not a Chinese but a Malay. It shocked me because the movie capture the some essences of Chinese background with deep understanding like the choice of the soundtrack. The second biggest shocked I got was that the director is not a he but a She. Now it is uncommon to have a female director and more rare to see one in South East Asia.

She was Yasmin Ahmad, a female Award-winning film director who's works touches a lot of hearts with the essence of racial harmony in commercials and films. Unfortunately, she left us on 25 July 2009 from stroke and I felt a great lost with others who saw her works.

*Photo credit to

A event called "Remembering Yasmin" organized by China Square Central & Singapore Film Society on 27 – 28 Nov 09 at China Square Central Outdoor Movie Screening for two of her works. Admission is Free and proceeds from the tribute screenings will be donated to Pertapis Children's Home.

Sepet (Chinese Eyes) 27 Nov 7.30pm
Nineteen-year-old Ah Loong, known as Jason, is in charge of a stall selling pirated VCDs. Contrary to what one might expect his social standing to be, Ah Loong is an incurable romantic with an unlikely hobby--he loves to read and write poetry. Quite content to carry on being the Romeo of the slums, Ah Loong's life takes a sudden turn one day when a sixteen-year-old Malay schoolgirl arrives at his stall in search of Wong Kar-Wai's films.

Gubra (Anxiety) 28 Nov 7.30pm
After the death of her boyfriend, Orked marries an advertising executive and continues to balance her own life and her ongoing involvement with her eccentric parents and their fearsome housekeeper. When a health issue with her father brings her into contact with Alan, the brother of her late boyfriend, they are instantly attracted to each other. Around this time, Orked learns that her husband is having an affair and she begins to make difficult life choices.

Organised by China Square Central & Singapore Film Society

Supported by:
The Estate of Yasmin Ahmad
MHz Films Sdn Bhd
Nusanbakti Corporation Sdn Bhd
Lighthouse Pictures

RSVP at Facebook for this event

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

iPhone for all Singapore Telco

Finally all three Singapore Telco, SingTel, M1 and Starhub are selling Apple iPhone.

Back in August 2008, Singtel was the only telco that authorized to carry the Apple iPhone. The lead had given them selling about 100,000 set of iPhone. M1 and Starhub had finally hopped on the bandwagon and by the end of this year, hopefully we can get to see more competitive package of data plan and the cost of owning a iPhone.

If you are planning to get a iPhone, please do note the model of your iPhone should be iPhone 3Gs and your package of data. The last I know regarding data plan, M1 & StarHub have a maximum usage capped at $36.38 while SingTel is capped at $319.93.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Sleeping, another way to lose weight

Believe or not but one sure way to help you losing weight is to have enough sleep. Too good to be true? Here's what I found out.

Before we proceed, we must understand that our body has a time clock and have a management system of our resources to provide us energy for our daily demands. If we sleep less, our body will have to generate more energy and if this prolong, our body will start to store more fat (energy) for the "rainy days".

Studies had shown insufficient sleep can cause the release of stress hormone that stimulate hunger and result in eating more. It is therefore logical, that you have enough rest, you are likely to be less hungry. As long as your input do not increase or reduce, your weight should remain if not decreased.

The next issue I will be sharing is tackle is hunger. I will be doing some sharing on some of my weight lost finding for a healthy lifestyle regularly (on every Friday). So if you are interest in it, do subscribe to my RSS or follow my Twitter. Stay tune for the next post. :)