Sunday, October 30, 2005

Escape Plan from Works.

Here's my little escape plan from work. In fact, I'm already over work for the past few months. I can't deny the fact that I need the money. But spending some money on my favorite album and having some fun around (not too far from home) is pretty much a great refreashments from jobs.

Getting the album from Daniel?? The girly looking Malaysian Idol guy? I don't think so, he's just not my cup of tea.

But he's just so damm popular now... When he was singing on stage, girls down there scream as if there's no tomorrow.

eh... wtf they are lining up there for? got free cake or what? hmmm.... they are just queing up for signature and photo taking with their favorite Malaysian Idol. I have a mixed feeling about this. I'm not fancy any of the Malaysian Idol but I got lucky to bumped in to their live performance on stage. To tell u guys the truth, their singing are a little horrible with alot of scream "aid" from fans. Daniel sorta keep having moment of missed tune or completely wrong beat. hmmm.... maybe he's just getting a little shaky at his solo performance when he saw girls dripping salivar over the floor and he almost slipped during the performance. sigh.... girl nowadays.

So.... what album I've actually bought?

Here is it... A "latin Lounge" album and a "Songs for Carbriolets". It's not some ordinary songs from pop singers. They are pretty much more like independent music makers from over the world. The Latin Lounge is my favorite for their sexiness and smoothness of their music. All songs are very different from what we always heard over the local radio which I can say drop dead boring until I found this from the music store. Another great one is "Songs for Carbriolets" well... some may think that if it's specifically made for Chevy... do i need a real Chevy ride to enjoy the experience? well... to tell you the truth, it's always better to have a real Chevy to get the true feeling. But for the time being, I'd rather invest in a better sounds system in order to fully enjoy the audio quality of this album. For those who wonder, this album is all about vintage music from the "Cha Cha" period.
Check it out if you would like to have a little alternative from your usual music collections.
Well worth my RM112 Spent. Ready for some Cuban beat? :D

Here's my next plan
It's the Euro Fun Park at Bandar Utama. hahaha....
I always miss this since I was a child.... I merely remember the experience I was on one of this in childhood with my parents. Time flies.....

These sure brings back memories... but i'm a little too old for that now.

I had a great ride on this. It felt as if I was flying in the mid air...

Everybody is in the line for.....

The Wheel....

Look at the ppl down there... the lights.... and atmosphere. you can't deny that everyone down there is having fun.

I had mine. have you?

Got to thank rachel for taking me here.

Had a few attempts at getting one of these to rachel. But no luck....

See how cute those bear bear is? awww....
Anyway, I'm doing better at claw machine in getting dolls. haha...

I had the greatest day of the week today. Eventhough I have to work for tomorrow (sunday), But I still do feel that it's the greatest refreshments I've ever had for a long time since.
Cheers and wish everybody have a nice day.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Jobs Jobs Jobs.

Have u guys ever chocked over work pile up like mountains?
I'm sure alot of u guys did....
As for me, I'm going thru a stage where works just came in out of nowhere and I have to get them done in order to earn the clients' cash.
Is this wrong?
Well... at some extends, everybody need to live on wage. And I have no excuse to be exceptional too. For some reason I've accepted a job lately that i'm still working on.
Just today during a meeting, I've got some bizzare feedback from client about stuff that I need to change and their complains about my scheduling. In order words, they expect me to be there at their studio almost everyday including Deepavali and Hari Raya. I've insisted that I need to be away for 2 days in hari raya.
Am I really that dry for money? Am I really that sissey to debate with him regarding the issue? No, I was just too lazy to and tire to defend my position and rather just get things done.
From their reaction, I can see that they aren't that satisfy with my performance so far judging from my "attendance" to their studio. If this job is a "freelance" job, now being in their office and unable to have flexible personal life definately doesn't sounds like a freelance job at all.
So this story tells me that, never to work for this client again unless I really in need of the job. But for the time being. I'll just continue to be mr. nice guy to full fill every request from them.

Chow... time for sleep.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

A little weekend adventure.

23th Oct 05
I'm as busy as usual, working on a couple of jobs for this weekend. One which is a commercial that's going to be ended in 3 weeks. Another info-mercial which will due in 1 more week. Both are intensed like hell that I almost can't breath under the pressure of work.

In order to taking out the pressure of work.... I've decided to take a ride out for some fresh air.

Vroom... Vroom... Vroommm....

With my ferrari of course

And a companion..... hehehe...

Looks familiar?? yeah... it's suria KLCC

I always wonder to myself... how come these people so free on weekends? do they have a problem? (Well... real problem is i'm a workaholic)

Bumped in to a Dunhill stock clearance... Originally I thought it's a boutique for "uncles (old)". But I've got attracted by those smart suit at the entrance... see what that man checking out there? that leathered suit is simply Roxxors!! I was about to get one. Until....

I can't believe it... It's RM 11,420 before the 50% discount. Yeah, it's right. It's cost 11k for just a fucking leathered suit! I thought it's just over a thousand for one... even after discount, it still going to cost me RM 5,710. OMG.... I can buy a new laptop instantly if i have the cash.

Undenyably, I have to wave goodbye to this suit. Maybe I'll pick one up like this in future (if i'm rich enough).

Before we leave, allow me to pick up something for release stress.

Oh yeah... baby... THIS is the ultimate intention of coming all this way to KLCC. But what i'm wanna buy is no ordinary chocolate.

I've bought a pack of strawberry chocolate dips and 2 sticks of banana chocolate dips. There's also marshmellows and waffles chocolate dips but I favor fruits over those junks.

That's all about my little adventure on this weekend. The rest of it is all about work work work... When can I have some real sleep at night??

Monday, October 17, 2005

Weekend- Party and Work

Hands down, there's very few weekends that I end up without heavy scheduling at all. And there's no exceptional for this week too.
Well... It's all started out from friday (pre-weekend) where I have to work on a character at "2wisted" studio. That's where Lor employed as full time. Thanks to him I've go this part time job for the moment as character modeler/rigger/shader artist on an intersting job.
See my Ferrari 4000 there? with a machine right next to it with a monitor turned on (see a character through the monitor). That's my temporary station (except my laptop).
My work here is pretty much at the wrapping up stage where I still have a few riggings to do. Hopefully my pay day isn't going to be too far.

Right after the helping up in the studio. I've to immediately attend for Wee Liam's (my student. Yeah, he didn't pass up my last homework) birthday party. I've rushed home, grab his present (an old cg book) and picked up Chee Shyong at his studio nearby.

The party was filled with quite some numbers of younger kids (17-21). We had a hard time communicate with them in their online gaming discussions but we actually had some rather happy moments in our karaokay session. I was singing Jacky Cheung's song. Chee Shyong does shows his vocal talent in "Beyond's - Hoi Fut Tin Hung". Made a friend here name Hong (He loves "Soft Hard Masters" as much as I do).

Here is Wee Liam the rich birthday kid with a sister which appeared to be younger than he does and a mom who looks more like his older sis. At least that's how Chee Shyong put it.

I was pretty much staying at home through saturday to polishing up the job I'm working on. At night I've watched "The Sound Of Thunder" in the cinema. To be honest, as a production person. This film is horrible in their special FX shots. The acting of actors are cheesy enough to put me sleep through the whole film. As I've already knew that the CG should be great. They've been using 3dsmax for this job where it suppose to demostrate the superb muscles and animations ability of this software. Unfortunately I've got to admit that it fails miserably. The quality just hasn't cut it yet, Greenscreen mate are too obvious sometimes and even the grainy-ness of the picture quality (live act) gives away that they had a bad lighting team which doesn't take the correct dynamic range in order to takes enough details for color balance and brightness tweak in post. The story wise is atleast a little more original than "Sky High". Anyway, this movie is suppose to be the type that goes straight to DVDs video.

Sunday morning, I've to wake up early in the morning (5am) to get ready to attend for a shooting session at Shooting Valley, Glennmarry. It's a commercial job i'm working at for DNA studio. To be ur surprise, our talent today is Andrea Fonseka (Miss Malaysia 2004). to be honest, alot of us still doubt why a girl like her can get herself in to Miss Universe Peagent. When we see her in person, well... she isn't really that fat in gown after all. She seemed like didn't sleep at all last night, as if stay through the whole night in a saturday night clubbing and attend our shooting call right away at sun rise.
Meet the crew.

I have to be here because of this Limbo with markers on limbo and floor. It's a rather complicated shot where I have to track a dolly and tilt shot. The challenge is to make it looks seamlessly blend with the CG background of a cathedrel looking scene.

Meet our Miss Malaysia. "Cis... sombong-nya"... Look at the camera pls.
Haha... well actually she's quite friendly in the morning. Atleast she does reply when I greeted her.

Poor miss malaysia, I've seen her walking down the stair in multiple rehersal. When we are on shoot, director tried to save the film stock so we ended up "ok-ed" in 6 tries. Hey... not bad for 1st shot tho. We still have.... 20-30 shots left. And we were 3 hours behind the original schedule for shoot tho. I'm not too surprise to see the crew working till the mid night.

Believe me... this commercial is going to be beautiful.
haha.... let's hope we didn't screw anything up in my part and make it looks worse than "Sound of thunder" and "The Myth". Don't wanna eat my words for that...

Here's the link to view the clip of the shooting progress. 3gp format 175k.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Surprisingly good student works in my class.

Today suppose to be due date for a class assignment for my students in class. I've entered the clas an hour earlier to check on my mails and arranging schedules.
As expected, 2 students has been missing in class. and only 4 have present. It's a holiday assignment but only 2 can make it for the deadline.
Surprisingly it's so damm good that I really got to give them applause for that. It has shocked even my boss and the head of school for their out standing result from my class. I hope they can continue their spirits on creating nice artworks like these.

Anyway, the theme for the project is actually for "Under Water World". More will come from the students of Sem5 of Go Academy. Credits of the images goes to Mun Tiong (Sea Horse Soldier) and Chyi Jyn (Mermaid).

Fabulous isn't it?