Archive for July 2008

动力火车 – 还隐隐作痛

动力火车 – 还隐隐作痛

要伤心多久 我才能看透 
离开你多久 手才会放松
爱情随风 心彻底放纵 让自己疯

还隐隐作痛 还记得你笑容
这回忆多麽沉重 宁愿没有过
还隐隐作痛 还看见你放手
这回忆多麽美丽 刺痛我心头 

Slim chance

Saw this poster on the notice board near Lakeside MRT station.

A lost and found poster for a Budgie.

I’m sure the person who posted this love his pet a lot. On one hand, it’s nice to see someone who love his pet so much. On the other hand, you can’t help but feel that the chances of finding it back are slim. Very slim.

But you never know till you try. Anyone found a yellow Budgie, please contact the person.

Hope he finds his pet back soon.

I caught a bug

I caught a bug couple of nights ago. To a programmer, catching a bug is a common thing. But the thing is, I’m not doing any programming lately.

In fact, I really caught a bug. I mean a real bug.

I was at my computer when this little bug decided to pay a visit to my room. And it seems to be ultra active and kept flying around. I have no choice but to catch it with an empty box sitting on my table.

Wanted to keep it initially. But I don’t know what does it eat. So I guess the best way is to set it free. So I set it free outside my house.

Anyone got any idea what bug is this? I keep seeing them but don’t know what kind of bug is this.

Localising an inspirational idea

After being bombarded by the online community, the producer of the NDP video, Ms Gloria Chee, finally step out and explain to all Singaporeans.

She said she was simply localising an inspirational idea.

She saw the 1 1/2-minute Japanese video online a few years ago, and it left a deep impression on her.

Said Ms Chee, a freelance producer: ‘I liked their message that parents shouldn’t censor the ideas of kids. I wanted to localise that inspiring video and share it with parents here. It’s a remake of that idea.

‘I never thought of it as copying. It’s like how Jack Neo’s movie ‘Home Run’ is a remake of the Iranian movie ‘Children of Heaven’.’

The 35-year-old said she was commissioned by the NDP organisers to produce this year’s videos.

She produced the three-minute video in under three days in May. Ms Chee said her friends, relatives and the NDP committee also knew that she had adapted the idea from the Japanese ad.

Said Ms Chee: ‘I didn’t do it with the idea that no one will know. From the production house to my friends and my parents, I never tried to hide the fact that my video is a remake of the Japanese video.

I have nothing against localising an inspirational idea. There is nothing wrong with that. But the problem is, why is it that some of the scene are almost the same? (Refer to Screenshot 1, 2, 5, 6) Localising an idea is alright. Copying the way someone film an idea isn’t. Surely there are 1001 ways to film the exact same idea. Why are the scene so identical? Can’t you present it in a different manner?

End of the day, I think it’s the importance of the MTV. This is not just any MTV. This is our National Day Parade Theme Song MTV. If you want to localise an inspirational idea, we are fine with that. But do not copy the presentation manner too. That just doesn’t seems right for something so important.

Kenny G

Supposed to sleep early tonight after a long day. But end up doing some stuff that kept me up until 3:30am. Need to wake up early tomorrow. Guess I better go sleep now.

This is actually the best time for Kenny G’s song. Here is one of my favorite. Forever in love.