Sunday, 14 February 2016

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Everyone should own a giant teapot this Chinese New Year :P

A local shopping complex with a "giant teapot" as a Chinese New Year decor. Blur and crop done quickly with Pixelmator while the frame and Sutro effect (at 50%) with Instagram.

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Monday, 8 February 2016

恭喜發財 2016

May the year of the monkey be a healthy and happy one! And one where Malaysia gets back on track.

Before the Dance

The Goat, the Torch and the Monkey

Id like to take this opportunity to wish you a very happy Chinese New Year! It is the year of the monkey so you could expect a passing of the torch ceremony. After all, it is a Olympics year. Here's my version:

Saturday, 6 February 2016

The "I'm Your Father" Meh

Do you think the "I'm your father" from Star Wars had been overused as a joke over the decades since  the movie? When I saw it in one of the Toy Story movies I thought it was funny. But then, that was never the first nor the last time it would happen. And... here's my version just before the goat hands over the torch to the monkey.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

How the dead and trash shadow your thoughts

Art can be anything. Even trash and dead animals. While further enforcing the fact that life is not what it always seems to be, these awesome sculptures remind us about waste and poor abandoned dead animals on the streets.
To create their jaw-dropping sculptures, the duo arranges their finds into forms that include everything from scrap metals, personal items, empty packaging, and dead animals that were recovered on the streets, or 'gifted' to them by their grandmother's cats. Once the pieces are finished, the artists use a projector to cast light upon the sculptures, and in turn reveal shadows that range from cities to copulating rats to our most intimate acts.
No doubt these reminded me of the similarly creative game Shadowmatic.

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Did you know what's the tiny jeans pocket for?

When The Huffington Post posted this article on Facebook, my first brilliant reply was "coins!" Well, just like a real good story, things are not what it seems. That tiny pocket was originally for pocket watches!

Saturday, 30 January 2016

The Cucumber Encounter

This is not your usual cucumber! It's a cucumber garnish!

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Thursday, 28 January 2016

A Waste of Packaging

In my opinion, this is really a waste of packaging. One little chocolate (orange packaging) and one little biscuit (purple packaging) packed individually. On top of that, just a handful of them come bundled in a bigger cardboard box. Not only it's a waste of material, it will be a lot of wastes after the fact. 

I can only guess what the manufacturer is trying to achieve here: To fill up hampers! Welcome to the world of deceit.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Monday, 25 January 2016

Fruits and Shoes

Have you ever wondered how fruits and shoes can mix so well?

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Sunday, 24 January 2016

Water - the other factor that could change how your cup of coffee tastes

The other factor that stands in the way of your perfect cup of coffee - water! The beans can be the same but depending where and when you brew, the taste might just differ.
Some of the compounds in hard water are "sticky," glomming onto certain compounds in coffee when they meet in your coffee-making device. The more eugenol the water hangs on to, for example, the woodsier the taste of your coffee will be. 
Meanwhile, if you use soft water - the distilled type - the coffee would always taste the same. So for a consistent brew, you know what to do. 

via Tech Insider.


Drove just next to this broken road barrier in a traffic jam. It wouldn't have caught my attention had it not been the terrible non-moving car stack ahead. Does looked like a robot with the two eyes doing a facial expression, right? XD

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Saturday, 23 January 2016

Is colouring the new stress therapy?

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With (almost) everything available online these days, I've seldom stepped into a bookstore (not to mention lack of time to read story books). I was kind of surprised when I went into one today - a section dedicated just for colouring books for adults! I've quickly dismissed the colouring apps that's been appearing in the AppStore but this section brought that memory back into mind.

Looks like it's the new stress therapy for adults! Without knowing if it really works, I was quickly tempted into getting one. I suppose I love colouring because I have been in the creative mood lately without much creativity. Colouring seems like the next best thing for me since I can't think of much to draw or create.

That aside, IS colouring really therapeutic? The Guardian seems to agree while at the same time stressing that being therapeutic doesn't mean it is a stress therapy. The Huffington Post, however, appears to be an advocate. Well, I suppose at the end of the day it really goes back to the individual - not all things suit everyone. As for me, I ended up not buying any - I doubt I have the patience to even finish a page of someone else's really complicated drawings.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016