Mayenne: Animated

July 29, 2009 0

Haven’t blogged about Mayenne since her 2nd birthday. Photos do no justice to document her growth, so I’m sharing some video clips here. One of my most favourite clips, it shows how she attempts animatedly to read a storybook. An antic that till now we…

Rumour has it. Nikon should have 2 new DSLRs announced by end of Q3. And it’s probably the most unexciting announcement in years (surprise me, Nikon). Why? If rumours are accurate, the D300S will be no different from D300, except with video (most likely HD)…

Thailand ads are often laced with emotions. Here’s one to share. Pantene did this 4-minute theatre commercial about a deaf girl who yearns to learn the violin, snubbed by her pianist classmate. Eventually, she overcame the prejudice and her own inferiority and did it. Not…

Meet Cheapling

February 20, 2009 0

Cheapling is a cheapo. And she only shops at The 199 Shop. No, it’s not THE 1.99 Shop that closed down years ago. Too bad for that shop, because look at how Daiso prospers with its “Everything for $2” slogan. So this 199 Shop does…

I seldom blog about food, but this deserves an exception. Pine Garden’s pineapple tart is simply delicious. I’ve eaten many kinds of tarts, and I’m generally not a picky eater. To me, anything tastes fine, and people who knows me will know that I do…

Bustling Online Business

November 1, 2008 0

More and more and people around me are involved in online business. A colleague just opened a second online shop. And I just completed a project to photo-catalogue clothes for DJV, a new online shop, with several enquiries in queue. More friends are blogging, not…

Indiana Jones

May 23, 2008 0

Today I caught Indiana Jones And the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull in the cinemas. I can’t even remember the last time I watched the franchise movies, but with George Lucas and Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford, you just have to watch it, no matter…

Hurray for Pocoyo

May 13, 2008 0

Every parent with a toddler and who subscribes to StarHub Cable TV’s Playhouse Disney Channel will know who Pocoyo is. It’s an adorable digital animation in 6-minute episodes teaching children about values. The series is conceptualised by a Spain company, but the animation contains strong…

Diminishing Bundle of Joy

January 18, 2008 0

As the day goes by, the amount of joy derived from the bundle lessens. Her behaviour and her routine would change every few weeks. Previously, I have been putting her to sleep in my arms with ease. But this week, she appears to yearn more…

Silent Nights No More

December 17, 2007 0

For the past weeks, putting Mayenne to sleep has been an onerous task. We usually coax her to sleep on our arms, but when we transferred her to the bed, the first thing she always does is to turn to her tummy and starts to…

It’s so hard to put Mayenne to bed, which is such an irony because she could nap at the oddest or noisiest places but not at the comfort of her own cosy bed. She would toss and turn and make noises. She seems to want…

Commercial In Disguise

November 28, 2007 0

I was watching this music video and halfway through I felt something strange. I noticed that the MV focused a lot on the female lead’s silky hair. Then I saw some product placement shots, and eventually I realised that this is not just a MV,…

I’ve been doing so much photo taking and editing that I have not touched on my music side of me for the past month, so I decided to arrange 2 pop songs. “Quiet” 安静 by Jay Chou, is a favourite song to many many people…

Wow, the car has covered 1000km on wheels in just about a month. So today I took half a day and sent the car for a free servicing. I have prepared a list of complaints hoping that the service advisor (SA) can do something. Well,…

Being a first-time car owner, I finally appreciate all the fuss that my parents used to go through in the morning while at the car. I remember my parents carrying a bottle of water to wet the car and to wipe clean before leaving the…

I enjoyed this clip a lot, and I really mean a lot. I probably have watched it more than 10 times. Each time, I look at how Rowan executes this skit. You have to agree: comedic acts are far more difficult than serious acting. Because,…