Thursday, May 17, 2012


This website incorporates major elements from the movie, including a motion graphic animation for the intro and a gritty, metal-like typography design. The links and text are simple enough, but each letter is modeled after the same design as the “A” logo of the Avengers. The background is  a black field with a sort of shiny black metal, laced with scenes from the movie. Truly a gritty and action feel when one enters the website.

This website design follows a painting/colour pencilled background. The background seems to envelop the contents of the page, like nature is real enough to reach the edges. The colour of the design seems real, avoiding the website to look artificial. The text is simple and easy to read. Overall, the website gives a natural feeling, like a visual garden.

Another nature-themed design. The background is empty, but instead is replaced with an intricate treehouse which is also the field for the text. All content is fitted into the treehouse. Links and text are again simple to read, but what steals the show is the design which houses the content. Cute characters are used to illustrate living objects and to show some life inside the treehouse.

 What’s interesting about this website is the header and its navigation. The header is an image of some provocative elements, such as monotone coloured animals in suits and a wasteland with a city in the distance. The navigation sprouts out into mind-maps leading into other links and menus. The content header is similar to a page from a notebook. The feeling of this website’s design is somewhat of what happens inside an artist’s mind, based on the illogical elements on the site. 

Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

Adobe Photoshop Tutorials

1.    (1)   Video game review/walkthrough website
- I review an old video game from an amateur’s point of view
- I provide articles detailing the game’s description and development
- walkthroughs will also be prepared through articles, images and videos
- designs will be based on the game (Mega Man X5) which is sprite-based and in 16-bit, which is fairly simple to incorporate into the website.

2.     (2)  How To Lose Weight and Work Out; info-graphic
- tips on how to lose weight
- tips given by friends who constantly work out and exercise
- simple graphics to show the action of the exercise
- testimonials by people who have tried the tips and advice
- include videos as testimonials

3.      (3) Surviving The One Academy
- a guide for new students
- how to cope with college life, especially in TOA
- somewhat of a blog, describing what happens in TOA
- images and videos of the places of interest in TOA
- advice by TOA seniors

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Assignment Number 2: Web Safe Area

I recently collaborated with classmate Joel So to research and produce the results of the second assignment set by our lecturer for Digital Design for Multimedia. These are the resolution screen sizes for Web Safe Area when viewed on the 25'' screen of iMac.

10 things about me (Assignment Mode)

Hi. This is actually a dead blog, but I would like to dedicate this post to a subject in my course; Digital Design for Multimedia.

So, folks, here's my first assignment.

10 (metaphoric) Things About Me

1. I am like the sky, so majestic and blue, and wouldn't mind to give you bad weather if you're sad (example; if you cry, I'll rain for you)

2. I am like Pluto dwarfed in size by the superiority of the other planets, and hopes get crushed when I realise I'm not listed as a planet anymore.

3. I am like toilet paper, because once people are done with toilet paper, they just throw it away; used and unimportant for the rest of eternity.

4. I am like a patch of yellowing grass on poorly treated soil, lonely and swaying in the wind, with no one to bear love and comfort with.

5. Prozac is like my drug, to make me see the beautiful things in life. Actually, Prozac is a drug. Euphoria-inducing drug.

6. I am not emotional, just forever alone, like the moon in the night sky, surrounded by stars who have each other. And I'm big and round.

7. My best friend is my shadow.

8. I inhale happiness like oxygen but I exhale it like carbon dioxide.

9. My body consists of 80% depression while the rest is fats.

10. I feel like I'm stranded on an island when everyone in my class starts talking in Mandarin. But it's okay. #forever alone

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Infatuation Breeds Stupidity

I made a stupid decision and it made me declare 2011 the worst year of my life.

It started with a small brush of emotions, and then it grew uncontrollably, spreading like a virus. And before I knew it, I started to suffer. Long nights with nightmares, flashes of uncertainty and making decisions that ultimately destroyed my common sense.

All year long, I limped on, and on, hoping it'd just leave me alone. Nah. Virus was creeping up my skull and wouldn't let go for anything, short of a suicide attempt.

This is where it got stupid, because, you know, infatuation breeds stupidity.

I made a decision to end it all, and I thought it would like, end well, like others have told me.

No. Stupid decision, worst decision of my life. I hate 2011. I hate it so much I just want to delete that entire history period from my memory and be done with it.

2011 is when I lost my best friend. No, she didn't die. Just. Friends... but close friends no more.

All because I was too stupid. Stupid, stupid, stupid. You had an excellent friend there, but nooooooo, had to fall in love with her. Well done, dumbass.

I'll move on. Alone. Wasn't it always like that?

Last post. I don't really care. Ashes to Flames, no more. It's just... ashes. And pieces of a fucked up broken heart. Oh yeah, and bits of brains too.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Are You a Malaysian?

I won't be dissing the government anymore. Nor will I start defending them. No. I've realised something very important amidst all the political chaos and conspiracy outbreaks in the country. The Tourism Minister's alleged mismanaging of certain government funds, the attack of the famous "Anonymous" hacker group on several key websites.

I've encountered a lot of anti-government people these days. Pro-government too. And here we go again, in the epic decision of which I must make; side with the protesters or support the administration.

I've jumped the line a few times. I don't know where my loyalties lie. So many lies, twists and turns here and there! Corruption, greed, hatred and no empathy on both sides at all.

Well fuck that. I'm tired. My dad works for the government. My mom is pro-government. My closest friends consider the government rubbish. My best friend wants to migrate overseas so she can leave this dump.

If you're thinking, "this is a waste of my time, this kid doesn't know anything," well keep reading on, asshole.

Some of the haters are quite dumb. Oh blame the government when the sun is too hot! Now really, that's all our faults. Global warming is a burden of the human race, idiot. Yet in a better light, they make sense. RM1.8 mil on a Facebook page? Really? Block some file-sharing websites, even though Tun Dr. M has clearly stated that the Internet will never be censored back when the MSC was first introduced! What the heck is this?!

Now, now, don't be hating the government. Point out their faults, yes. Poke holes into their "peace" theories, yes. But don't sit on your asses and hope a fucking fairygodmother is gonna pop out and whisk every bad thing away. Once you've pointed out what they've done wrong, how about pointing them in the right direction? Say, instead of using that RM1.8 mil to advertise some bullshit campaign on a social media network, use it to clean up poverty? Hand out some loans to deserving but financially-incapable students? Tell them that. If they don't listen, vote them out on their asses in the next general election.

But noooooooooooo. Instead we decided to fight fire with fire. Instead of doing a petition to ask the higher government to check on the Tourism Minister's personal finance, we create a Facebook page, and indirectly created a breeding ground for government haters. 1Malaysia indeed! Gather more fans for the hate page than the tourism page... and then what? Whoop-de-fucking-doo? We have more fans than you? I feel so fucking stupid for liking that page. What the fuck was I thinking? Why am I saying fuck so many times? Because I'm so fucking angry!

Why? Some of those haters, because they believe the country is on the verge of collapse, they want to flee! Run! Desert the country! You complain that the leaders of our country are so corrupted that they forget about their patriotic duties! What about you? Running away to a country you think is better. I ask you, is that patriotic? Isn't that just fucking hypocritical?

Before you retort, wait! OK, you got the cash to run away and study or start a new life in the UK, or Australia or the States. Well... how about the ones who can't run? The ones who can't afford to go overseas? You'd leave them to rot here in Malaysia when you could have stayed, tried to heal our crumbling administration.

"Meh. If they don't get a PTPTN loan or JPA scholarship, it's not my problem. Every man for himself."

Don't hate if you're just gonna run away in the end. Malaysia is stupid, no doubt. So that just makes our job harder. When the old farts pass on the task is up to us. To heal, to repair, to make the system flourish for the next generation. If not we're gonna end up like the current one, and the future generations are gonna spite us, like we're doing on the old farts.

If you're hating my guts right now, whether you're anti or pro gov, I'm sorry. But you have to hear this. There is too much hate in the air. Too much spite. We're throwing durians at each other instead of trying to patch up old wounds. Empathy breeds kindness.

I am a Malaysian. I am not supporting the government or the anti-government groups. I am justifying our actions. And if that's wrong, maybe we should all run and abandon Malaysia to what it is.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

A Letter to the Perfect Guy

Hello, perfect guy. Whoever you are. Where ever you are. I know you go by a lot of names. Mr Right. The One. A bunch of other names which I malas mention. 'Nyways.

I have a friend. A girl, actually. She's sad. She's sad because she's alone. She wants to be loved. So I'm like sending an SOS here.

Get yo ass here, pronto. Sweep my friend off her feet. Dazzle her with your perfect personality. Make her laugh at your clever jokes. Make her smile. Cheer her up when she cries. Listen to her worries. Be patient with her. Love her, like she'll love you.

Because, you know, I'm tired. Not tired of being her friend, no, never, but tired of seeing her sad because of her lonesomeness. Sure, I can make her laugh once in a while, but I want her to be whole. A real smile everyday. Happy because she's loved. When she's happy, I can finally sit down on a sandy beach with a pina colada in my hand, and just wait for that merry jingle of wedding bells that ought to be hers in a few more years.

She gets the man of her dreams, she's happy. You get a smokin' sensitive chick as your special one, you're happy. I see my best friend happy, I'm happy. We're all happy and can pop open a bottle of non-alcoholic wine.

A very concerned friend.

PS: she makes one helluva buttered chicken dish

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Next Phase

It's been a boring four months. Honestly. I've been rotting at home ever since I took my one month vacation break and I thought it was a bad move, despite the massive amounts of free time. Which of course, led to my downfall... and gain of excess weight.

I have been indulging myself in my hobbies. Went to Genting for a photography competition last week. Sent in an essay for thrills. Watched all TV series known to man. Well, almost all. But really, as 11th of May closes in, I'm getting excited.


I know, it's probably stale among my mates, as they've started four months ago, but it's still exciting to me. I do feel like I'm the last to join the ranks of tertiary education students , though.

Maddie and Hui Jan joined college in January. Tharini too, I think.
So did Edmund and Joshua.
Ishaq started a week ago.
Even Deric moved to USJ from Sitiawan and is starting this Saturday.
Imran is starting his orientation this Sunday. Mirza's going to the same university with him.

I've got a full two weeks or so before I start mine.

I miss the excitement. I miss the atmosphere. I miss the suspense of catching on to assignments. I miss mingling around people my age worried about almost the same thing! It may be very different from high school, but the concept is there. Studying, finishing projects/assignments. It's just the difficulty is tenfold. And you're fucked if you don't finish any. Heh.

I know some people will probably say, "Heh. You're not missing anything. Wait till you enter college.You'll see."

OK. Let me face it then. I'm not being over-confident here. I just want the thrills. And I hate being left out. Really.