Friday, December 31, 2010

going digital...is hard to do

So yes, i'm on my search for a digital camera, again.
The G12 is sooo lovely... but remembering what i read
on the lomo site before, the best camera is the one that
you carry ard with you the most. So considering the
weight and bulk of the G12... i had to sadly forget it.

I don't want any of those flashy cool looking main stream
digital cameras either. I want something that looks like
my LCA. Black... retro... and if it smells like grandma's
basement, all the better. My LCA still smells like that.
So i'm looking at the Ricoh GR-21 and the Panasonic
DMC-LX5. The Panasonic has a Leica lens :) i think
i'll get the Panasonic over the Ricoh. But it doesn't have all
those fun scenes that the new mainstreams have... like the
miniature look. I would love vignettes too... arghhhh....
i want lomo effects on a digital.

For now the camera on my iPhone is doing a great job.
What with the awesome Hipstamatic app! But i dont want to
use it for photo taking on trips. So the search continues...
wish me luck :)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

grandma got inked

sis n i got creative one evening



















so grandma got inked





















while the ink of the 'tattoo' i drew on her cast was drying,
grandma said she wanted to go to bed. I told her gently,
"Mama, the ink isn't dry yet. Wait a while. When it's dry,
you can go to bed. Ok?" She nodded. Then switched her sleepy
glance to the tv :D

*phew*






















So... *Bag-teria* is over. The animation looked
rather scarce on the big screen... and i squirm and wince
when i saw that my name was the only one that appeared
under animation for the credits...and when people come
up to me and praise me for the animation. I only did the
minor parts. The cool parts were by Mike :P yea... so i
really shouldn't take all the credit.

The year end party for the worship pillar is over. The decor
didn't turn out as i wanted. The tinsel looked quite bad
hung between the pillars... Somehow it looked...erm...
bad. Saving grace, someone suggested to wrap it round
the pillars instead. So that's what we did. Then we had the
letters YEAP drawn on coloured paper, cut out from paper...
then strung and stuck at various places around the venue.
It was fun. But the fact that the decor sucked, in my opinion,
i was pretty disappointed... and upset. Sigh... But that night,
no one seemed to notice the decor or commented on it. So
that was good. I learnt a lesson. All the planning in the world
can't get you ready for the real thing. You have to plan and
still be ready for sh*t. And you have to be flexi... if things
don't work out, don't beat yourself up over it or give up
totally. I almost gave up if not for my bunch of helpers. To
them, heaps of thanks and love. And i fear to admit that i'm
a perfectionist in the art dept. Reading and seeing so much
on all those decor and craft blogs get to me. But now i know,
those looks require lots of work and are high cost.... if not
high cost, they still require LOADS of work... so i just need
to chill sometimes. Let it go... just have fun. SIGH...

So yes, all those planning and brain wrecking and work is
over... and everything will die down. and slow down... a new
year is ahead. Everything will be *new*. Start over. Who knows,
the madness will return, but i think i'm made readier for it.
So, 2011.... bring it on :)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

*Bag-teria* the works





















the crew has been hard at work!!! It's going to be great!!!
I'm super excited abt the whole production now. Before
i only hear abt what happens at rehearsals from my sisters
who are in the props dept. Today i went down to kay poh
and boy am i proud to be part of this!!! I've been working
on my animation from home and never really knew how
the animation would fit in with the actors and dancers,
sound and music. Today i saw it come together... i can only
say WOW... So... *Bag-teria* is running for 3 days, 23rd- 25th
december. If you are curious and would like to come, i can
help get you tickets :)

Monday, December 20, 2010

cheering up























so i managed to squeeze in time to cheer up the cheer...
My cousins n aunts came over for brunch, which lasted
till dinner. While sitting ard chatting, they helped me
punch circles from mahjong paper and stick them to
thread to make garlands. A huge thanks to them!!!
Where was i you ask. I was working on the last bit of
animation for the upcoming Bag-teria production in
church. Didn't get to do much though, but i did block out
the poses n timing. I started wrapping gifts too. But only
managed 3. Will work on it the next few days. The cookies
were baked by Xy and Py last night. Yummy stuff! They
were giving them away as gifts.

i can't believe Christmas is almost here. The year has
gone by super fast. At church they've announced the time
and venue for dawn prayer on the 1st of Jan. Goodness...
i still remember attending dawn prayer on the 1st of Jan
this year! 2010... it's almost done... oh boy.

Friday, December 17, 2010

found!

hello...





















what i saw today

christmas shopping

i got a sunburn walking down Orchard Rd...

today...

i wake every morning looking like that

Green tea powder: Nippon love from Jen

Tokyo Banana n Sakura+green tea KitKat: Nippon love fr Jen

Thursday, December 16, 2010

today...




















ahhhh... M1 cut my line, at last. Hah!
i've delayed it long enough. So after my
last minute Christmas shopping i hopped,
no hulled my shopping n myself over to
Paragon. Why Paragon you ask. Cos
at Paragon you don't need to have your
bill to pay. Yea... The guy with Lavender tinted
hair who sat beside me in queue kept
dozing off. He was #1052.

Christmas prep


@ 1:30am last night



















Jo Jo baby joins in



















i feel it needs more tinsel. Rework tonight

Monday, December 13, 2010

year end party!!!

venue to doll up
















so i met the boss this morning... (Dave C. :P) had breakfast
then headed over to Fort Canning to check out our party
venue. HUGE area ok... i'm so glad we checked it out.
From the floor plan i was provided with, i could only make
out a straight forward room. Now i see 5 pillars. And it's
too big a room for handmade garlands or bunting. If i did
make any, it would look super sparse. So it's going to be
store-bought stuff... sadly. After taking photo after photo,
imagining in my head how i wanted it to look, we headed
down to Far East Plaza to check out decor... and door gifts.
No luck there. So... i'll have to do more sourcing. But, i
think it'll be easy la. The decor i mean. Got leads to the
stores that were once at the Concourse. Thanks Sarah!

DIY fever




















i would really love to make a garland to decorate the
home. Do i have time? I... WILL... make time for it. Yes.
It's time i get to do something for myself. Heh... So yes.
I'm going to get myself some circle punches. A few
sheets of paper, hmm i haven't decided on the colours yet.
It'll be soooo fun. And when it's done, it'll be sooo
pretty. I bet mum will say "Aiya... no need la." But will
i care? Of course not. I'll maybe make enough to
decorate the lift lobby. Yea, tt'll be nice. And if i have
more time, i'll do a wreath. This one. It'll be perfect...
And if i have more time, i'll do one for the control room
in church. yeaaa...

found!



thanks Dave... :) amazing stuff...

MEEKNESS AND MAJESTY
IN HUMBLENESS YOU CAME DOWN AND RESCUED ME
YOU GAVE IT ALL UPON THE CROSS
AS AN OFFERING

YOU TRADED YOUR LIFE FOR ME
IN RIGHTEOUSNESS YOU POURED OUT YOUR LOVE SO FREE
AND NOW MY SOUL WILL WORSHIP YOU
AS AN OFFERING

WE COME INTO YOUR PRESENCE NOW IN AWE
CASTING ALL OUR CROWNS AT YOUR FEET
HOW WONDERFUL THE THINGS THAT YOU HAVE DONE
FOREVER YOU WILL REIGN GLORIOUS

BE LIFTED UP FROM GLORY TO GLORY TO GLORY
WE OFFER UP THE PRAISES THAT YOU DESERVE
YOU’RE CHANGING US FROM GLORY TO GLORY TO GLORY
OUR LIVES WILL SHINE BEFORE YOU AND SHOUT YOUR WORTH
YOU’RE GLORIOUS

Songwriter: Sidney Mohede & Kenny Goh




Saturday, December 11, 2010

today, my hairdresser got creative
















my recent haircut reminded me of what my piano
teacher once said to me . "Look at your hair..." she said,
tapping at the reflection on the piano.

"Did you comb your hair?". i nodded. then mumbled,
"Yes."
"Then why so messy?"
"My hair is like that one."

my dad's reaction to my haircut wasn't positive either.
"Don't you know your hair curls up into a mess when
it's short? Aiyoooo!!!"

i had it better at work. Words like "hot, model, babe"
came out. i would like to think they were sincere. ha!

i guess i looked better at work...





















i was asked why the drastic change... Well, it was simple.
I told my hairdresser i was bored with my hairstyle. So he
suggested i cut it short. I trust the guy with my hair. He
was the only hairdresser who dared give me bangs.
The others before him said it wasn't possible cos of my naturally
curly hair. but Barry said, why not?! So this time, when he
suggested what he did, i thought, why not. Let's do it.
I got scared though, seeing the long tufts of hair fall around
me. I still wasn't convinced after it was done. But it grew on
me and i started to love it. It's the shortest i've ever chose
to have my hair done. So here goes. Bracing myself for
reactions of people in church tomorrow.

i hope you'll know...

just a few moments ago, someone said something that
sent me back to a deep dark hole i had forgotten about.
I had struggled out of it, and had hoped to put it behind me.
But those piercing words smeared the filth from the hole
across my face.

its pull was strong. in that hole, i was inferior. I was insecure.
in that hole, i felt left out, that i will not match up. the tears
almost came but i refused to succumb. I've come so far.
I've killed all those demons. It wasn't too long ago that i
stabbed the last blood sucking vamp in the heart with a
stake. I will not allow them to resurrect.

i know where i stand now. i must not forget the victories.
i hope you do not mouth them again, cos i might start
wishing you away. And i don't think i want to feel that way.
i hope you'll know.

Confessions



best movie of the year... oh yeaaa...thanks Kenny :)

Friday, December 10, 2010

found!

with the funky chef

rough cuts

video 


video

super rough blocking for the upcoming Christmas production in church.
Curious? Come watch

Bagheads to the End. 
23-25th Dec. 
Covenant EFC, Woodlands centre. 

Let me know if you'd like to come!!! I'll get you tickets!!!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Confessions

























watching this tonight... *excited* Heard it's good.
Thanks to buddies who avail themselves at short
notice so i didn't have to watch it alone.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

i wish someone would take me to see the lights...

Sunday, December 5, 2010

mmmmm!!!

ok... my Flash just crashed... >___<

when i animate characters, i have this really
bad habit of not saving. I get too engrossed.
Totally sucked in. 3Ds Max has autoback...
Flash doesn't. SO... when the beach ball
appeared, i had a sinking feeling in the tummy.
i couldn't look. When i did, flash had crashed,
sunk into the depths along with my animation.
I WAS ALMOST DONE!!!! The first draft is always
the best... that's what i think. Ok, only for certain
shots... OH HELP... well... pray for me. I need to
get this animation done by tomorrow. It's the
full dress rehearsal tomorrow evening. So i
really... really... need... to... get... it.... ouuuutttt.

wishlist

i've got a long list this time... aiyooo!!! This isn't
a wishlist of things tt i want pple to get me...
It's stuff i'm getting myself. And i can only get
one item on the list. So hard ok. A Canon S95,
Wayfarers, new glasses, Birkenstocks, Wacom
tablet... decisions decisions... but i think i've made
up my mind. So i'm going shopping :D

Saturday, December 4, 2010

that time of year, again!




















oh wow, it's that time of year again. The gels come out,
the SPI belts, champion-chips, shoelaces, sweet potatoes,
chicken, pasta, Vaseline.... But i'm missing out on the
action :( *sniff* the route this year is soooo good lor..
plus they are switching on the christmas lights along
orchard rd just for the 42k-ers... This year, only half my
family is running. Dad for 42k, Yy and Xy for 21k. Mum
will head down to the finishing line after church to wait
for dad to finish. City Hall will be crawling with runners.
MAN... i really wish i were going. But hey, there's
something i should really be grateful for. I didn't sign up
for the marathon cos i feared i'll still be sick. But what do
you know, the Lord was merciful... i'm healed! sooo...
no complains. shhhhh... be grateful. All the best to everyone
who's running. GAMBATTE!!!! :D

warded...

both grannies of mine are in hospital. One down with fever and
low levels of potassium. The other with a fractured lower limb.
Paternal granny climbed off her bed in the middle of the night
and fell. She had been complaining of pain her in right leg,
grimacing every time it was moved or touched. Girl from Gong
examined her leg and advised for her to be sent to hospital.
I'm more worried for maternal granny though. A fever means
infection somewhere. The low levels of potassium renders her
giddy... sigh.

Friday, December 3, 2010

a reminder
















you know, it wasn't too long ago that i was so sick, i
couldn't leave the house. I met up with someone yesterday.
She was one who helped me when i was ill. She poured
expensive oils on me, massaged them into my broken and
sick skin. Not once, but many times, for free. And with
tonnes of love. Upon seeing how well i've healed, she
threw her arms up in the air, praising God for His mercy
and healing upon me. Then she cried tears of joy. It was
only then did i realise the full extent of my illness.

I was just chatting with my sister last night, telling her how
surprise i was at how i looked in pictures taken when i was
ill. I looked like a burn victim, but i didn't feel as bad as i
looked. I really thank God for that. Cos if i was affected by
the way i looked, it would have dented my spirit much more.
It was such a journey... One that i will never forget. The other
day walking home, i suddenly recalled those days of slathering
honey over my skin in place of soap. It hurt like hell. The
frustration and discomfort didn't help. Upon the recollection
i teared... Fear gripped me... But it will not take hold of me.
It will not hold me ransom.

these was taken when my illness was
at its worst. I lost so much weight
although i was eating a lot. I guess
the state of my skin doesn't need
further explanation. I thought i would
post this so that those who wondered
where i disappeared to during those
months would know that it was
impossible to meet with them. (Not that i
want to prove anything.) And that
everyone would see God's grace and 
mercy and miracle when they see me now.

happy friday pple!


let your hair down and party. It's friday. Have fun!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

these days...

woke up one morning to find her peering down at me



















the cutest baby came to visit!



















kim chi fried rice by Girl from the Gong





























honey mustard chicken. thanks cuz, i feel the love <3

girl from the Gong

butter tosai *yums*




















so the girl from the Gong is back. We went for
supper after meeting her at the airport. Over tea,
bandung, pratas, tosais, the cousins and aunts and
uncles caught up with each other. It was a lovely
time. I wish we could do this more often. I love
family get together-s.

found!

Spanish food! 
















woo flames of passion...






































Cocina: Kitchen of Passion
287 Tanjong Katong Road 437070
cocinadepasion@hotmail.com
for reservations: 6 348 0508

i would strongly recommend the mushrooms in cream
sauce, lamb racks done medium rare and mango chicken.
Last i went, cocktails were one for one. The chef has
amazing hair :)