Friday, October 26, 2007

new look and finally! an update!

no, it's not writers' block, it's just that i've been rather busy between the last sit-down post and this one.

i'm marred that the only real time i get to sit down and fill this blank white space, is when i have no activities and can actually sit in front of the computer and do stuff.

and i've done stuff, such as changing the look of this blog to colours which make me feel more comfortable, and perhaps reflect my state of mind. white goes rather well with black don't you think? colours as expression are usually overrated, i see this as a black and white canvas, especially when it comes to text.

text should be black on white, or vice versa.

so between our last conversation and this one, i've done a couple of things. firstly, i'm constantly updating my links. if there's one thing that i've loved about the internet, is that it allows me to share. now, i'm usually not bothered to update my blogroll or links list on the right, so if you want to know what's been appealing to me on the internet, check the cloud on the right and click on a tag that piques your curiosity. that usually gets updated regularly when i'm surfing the net at work, and if you want, add me to your network and share some links with me too. i really heart

i'm still trying to figure out what the problem is with my HV-20 and why adobe premiere does not recognise it as a camera device.

one thing that has been of interest and keeping me busy the past week has been the National Drug Abuse's latest anti-drug campaign, if you play, you pay it's nice summarised in this article here by the Straits Times Interactive. there's also a video at the bottom left of the page where i'm interviewed about the blogger involvement in this project.

two such bloggers are estee and dk

the story has been picked up on and singapore daily, two singaporean aggregation sites worth your while if the net ever seems a bit too much to trawl. it was also one of the top posts on, a singaporean version of digg. and from my end, i think that is pretty good coverage for something that hasn't particularly been plugged to death by mainstream media.

other things that have been hot, and i've been watching closely as well are repeal 377a vs. keep 377a. it's nicely tracked by singapore daily, so do stop over if you want to bring yourself up to speed about its developments. and in case you've been in the woods, the government has decided to keep the law in place, making it illegal for homosexual men to be caught having sex.

i'm still saving up for my black mac book, which i hope to purchase at the end of the year, and maybe a canon 400D kit after that.

daniel and i have also been busy getting our 2007 mix cd just right for our close friends, and it's also an annual project which we do to summarise the year in music, what got us excited, and basically a platform to share the joy.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Folding Lives

I know i Havent been updating much on this blog lately, but i think when you've spent the past week going to work and having band practice or meeting friends in the evening, whatever bright ideas you've had about a blog topic go strangely out the window. Which is why i'm glad for moblogging because it still retains the spontaneous spirit in which i usually blog with. So well, stick around and keep reading. I really hope to find some time soon to talk about a few developments in communications, what gets me excited and why i still enjoy blogging even! But if you're a vouyer, just add me on facebook and subscribe to my delicious links! Subscribe to my RSS feed and sync it to your mobile phone to receive real time updates as well :)

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Steps Ascending

On a lift to nowhere fast, our wombs bake in the anticipation of all there is to come. Fall and break your bones, piece yourself back together, the undue return for righting all wrongs in this life for the next, and they wont even remember your name except for the one who called you by.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

damn straight it's about the content! and LEESON IS BACK!!!

i should be sleeping. i should have blogged over the past week. i should have done a lot of things.

well, as much as this blog has been a faithful companion to me through the years, it's going to fizzle out if i don't feed it content.

in fact, that's the same thing for almost every other blog, keeping blogging, don't stop, search for your readers and they will come searching for you.

well, it's been pretty busy on my side of the world, i have a press conference tomorrow morning, and i've just finished promoting my band's gig on facebook, and now i'll start with this post

for those of you not on facebook, check out the official leeson website here and sign up for the the mailing list.

we also have a myspace page where we showcase our music. they're all old songs, but they should hook you in to gasp more for our new material. leeson myspace if you're on myspace, do add us as your contact too!

the story so far: Leeson's last gig as a full band was almost two years ago. we're back and are going to concentrate on putting out music that will have your feet undoubtedly shuffling and your hands flailing maniacally. that's usually a good thing

our big comeback show is at the ever awesome Home Club at 1030pm this Friday, 19th October

i couldn't think of a better place than Home, where the drinks are good, the company is better and the live music and DJs are the best! my brightest star in local music, styra spins with Joe Ng for BEAT! every friday night, and its such an honour that they'll be spinning after us!

so come down! tell all your friends! put it on your blogs, Facebooks, Twitters and in your forums!

with all our love,

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

vote for Theory. Is The Reason!

okay, i really have to support one of the coolest people i know. virtually.

haha, i actually got to know of kevin lim's blog, theory is the reason by sheer luck while surfing, but the quality of his content always kept bringing me back to his blog. i must admit, communications theory has always intrigued me, and maybe that's why i'm also currently doing what i'm doing, engaging people on the online space.

i was initially inspired to blog by two bloggers, yongfook and styra back in 2003, but lately it's been kevin that really inspires me to always think of the future of communications and what possibilities lie across the horizon.

so i must admit that i was stoked when i read this off his blog. a blogging scholarship! support kevin's work! vote now!

Monday, October 8, 2007

how web 2.0 is changing the internet - videos!

hey gang, for those of you who are rather astute, you'll noticed that i've finally added an RSS subscription button, and here to tell you all about it are the kind folk from the common craft.

and you'll also notice on the sidebar, my account. if you want to know why is one of my favourite web 2.0 applications, watch this video at your own peril!

i hope these videos helped you in your adoption of the more recent web 2.0 applications, and how you can use them to your benefit if you're running a more professional blog, or even a social one. it doesn't really matter, just think of the new ways you can connect to your readers!

and if you're an avid RSS user like myself, please subscribe to my feed! haha, because heaven knows i've probably already subscribed to yours!

Saturday, October 6, 2007


At Beat! With the Tham and they're playing Arcade Fire's No Cars Go!!!

Friday, October 5, 2007

Adieu Averil

This is Averil and it's her last day at Ogilvy Public Relations. She has a 100 percent success rate of sneaking up on me in the office and scaring the bejeebus out of me. Ill miss her, because she's cool enough to laugh at lolcats and perry bible fellowship comics, and i haven't had the displeasure of working with her. Hehehe..

Save a Black Labrador Puppy Today!

Okay guys, my director just forwarded something through our network today so it isn't some hoax. There are 6 black labrador puppies that were rescued, washed and de-liced and are looking for a home now. if no one comes for them, they will sadly be put down. it breaks my heart.. i would if i could be a better dog owner, but i'm not. plus they really do look gorgeous..

here's the original email message:

Hi Guys,

Sorry to forward this to you, but you may be able to help? !
Please read below.

Verity x


6 black lab (mix) puppies were rescued out of the middle of the road on Saturday. PLEASE help me find them homes - otherwise, it's Animal Control - which means they only have 5 days. We've bathed them, sprayed them for fleas
and wormed them....but we can't keep them. They are currently in a kennel in my basement since I don't have a fence. I've lost count of the number of rescue groups that I've contacted, only to be turned down due to no room. Please check with every dog person you know to see if they need a puppy.

you can email me at or leave a comment.

if you're a dog lover who's reading this and has space for one more, please help if you can! or if you can help spread the word through any means possible, please let them know about this! feel free to use my email if you need a point of contact.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

poppin' by Popout 2007 tonight!

Okay, forgive the really cheesy title, but i'll be going down to Popout tonight, thanks to the fabulous invite from estee! i'm really looking forward to this, especially the presentation by gen kanai of mozilla! if you happen to be there, do remember to say hi! i pretty much look the same as the profile picture on the right.

a quotable quote

best thing i've heard all day while searching for bravestarr clips on youtube.

"The guy was a futuristic native american shaman sherrif with a cyborg Horse how cool was that!" - monkeybeasto

when you put it that way, the creators of this fine cartoon must've been smokin' some serious pot.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Ian Ortega - The Tagalog Stallion

12 May 1983 - 02 October 2007. A life well lived till he met his match.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Home Cooked Meals Are The Best

Simple food at home has been so hard to come by lately. And what is home fare without family around you? It really has been awhile.

Showing off

Showing Alan how i moblog