Monday, November 26, 2007
If you visit SDC now till end of Dec, you can get your hands on very exclusive tissue paper! It has a big red "Chope!"* on it, so you can confidently and glamorously reserve that food court seat you waited ten minutes for!
* For those of you foreign to Singaporean lingo, "CHOPE" means to reserve (a place or a seat) quickly. In crowded food centres, such a skill is important or you'll never get a free-seating table. Subsequently, a strange social custom developed in certain places where people can reserve a seat by placing a pack of tissue paper on the table while they go make orders at the self-service stalls. Dignity is a luxury when you are expected to be back at work in 30 minutes!
And now, back to our little Plug-and-Playful I-Pal computer!
Monday, November 19, 2007
In the words of the late, great Kuo Pao Kun, "I'd rather have a big failure than a small victory. Because a big failure will enlighten me more."
Here's the link:
Today's comic introduces I-PalTM, a state-of-the-art walking, talking computer with an attitude.
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Last Saturday (28th Oct 07), I gave a speech at the Mangaka Competition 07 Prize Giving Ceremony at Takashimaya's National Library. Mangaka is an annual digital art competition. Every year, they attract more and more entries (this year there are 700 entries) from schools and working adults.
It took a looong time to judge the finalists. But I am very happy with the contestants' creativity.
I strongly encourage all you young artists to participate next year. With more participation, I believe Singapore can really make an international splash with comic drawing.
Friday, October 19, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Dunno why the Merlion is on my mind. Is the icon fierce? Is the icon welcoming? Can it swim in the water with that un-aerodynamic head and mane? What is the purpose of it being able to spit water? Is it male or female? Do I feel pride or do I feel menaced when I look at this odd creation? Somehow, I dun think Singapore will really fly unless this icon is redesigned with more thought. In its present form, it reminds me of the classic Transformer - clumsy but has potential to be like the Michael Bay re-imagining.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Haha, been a while since I edited anything. I was a video editor before I became a teacher. This little scene was taken during an exam in my form class. It's just too amusing for words.
Like the music? It's by an amazing local band called Electrico. I bought their 2006 album Hip City and cannot believe a local band can rock so well. The songs are very good, and lead singer David Tan has star power. If ever S-Pop becomes a global movement, I fully expect this band to be there in the forefront.
Sunday, October 14, 2007
This is an old comic I did for Community Development Council (CDC) a few years ago. Since today is an off-in-lieu for Hari Raya, may all of you have a nice peaceful day at home!Rushing things through may not produce the best work, and why bother producing mediocre work? The piece is by Koo Yi Jing, who'd graduated from our school by now.
Friday, October 12, 2007
Here's a student's rendition of my bunny. One of the many visitors of Discovery Centre's So Singapore Toons exhibition, this girl has been caught being guilty of a very nice drawing.
The good news is that the response is so good, that the exhibition is extended for a whole month to end of December!
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
A scene from my form class 2F during exam. Every day I go into class, it's either rattling out announcements, reminders and curriculum. Rarely do I get to sit down and really think about how each of them have touched my life in significant ways. It's when I'm invigilating that I remembered snippets of our interaction, and try not to smile. Why not smile? Exam's not over yet.
Monday, October 8, 2007
Ig Nobel Awards: For those of you who have prepared for EOY two years ago, and are looking for new ideas for next year's Research Education project, may I recommend some really hilarious ideas? Click below: