Friday, February 28, 2014

Bad subs, they’re everywhere….

*sigh ~ *

It’s quite some times since I last bought anime DVDs. Well, the costs of living become higher and higher each days and if I wanna stay alive I had to refrain myself from buying any DVDs. The last few DVDs I bought was 2 years ago, I guess. But I only got to watch them a few months after the purchase as I was getting stuck in my student life’s schedule. 

My subtitles choice is of course English. I don’t understand Mandarin and the Malay subs are always disappointing. It’s not about the language but those who did the subs in that language. 

Behold ; the ultimate FAIL compilations of Malay subs in Cuticle Detective Inaba anime. You got to see it to believe it.

From the very first scenes

Visiting Inaba's office

It's 'rock salt' not 'rock'

Is the police becoming a thief?


'work' gives a lot of meanings....

I don't know what to say anymore...

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

"New Parents + Facebook" Phenomenon

This one is entirely not mine , I'm just sharing it with you . It came from the site , you can logged on to the site for more interesting stuff and information. Have an enjoyable reading time ~ !

Why do parents have to share EVERYTHING their children do on Facebook?

By Carrie Dunn

As my friends have started to settle down and have children , I have noticed that people simply don't understand basic good manners .

Well , when I say "people" , I mean "parents" .

I would argue , based on my own experience, that once people become parents , they lose all the knowledge of online etiquette they once had . The popular American website STFUParents ( short for Shut the . . . yes , well ) has daily updates from Facebook walls in which parents make inappropriate comments and share too much information , particularly about their child's bowel movements .

You needn't feel superior , though , and think this is a purely American phenomenon . It happens all the time in the UK as well .

My friend Helen, eight months pregnant , noted that she was tired after a busy day at work - one of her parent friends gleefully commented that she should get used to being tired because once the baby arrives she'll never get a good night's sleep again .

Then my friend Georgina , mum to a four-month-old , posted her little boy's weight at his latest health check - one of her parent friends immediately wanted to know what on earth she was feeding him because clearly he was too heavy .

These impolite commenters are the sorts of parents who post pictures of their precious child's "nappy explosions" ( why would you want to memorialise these incidents on the internet ? Wouldn't it be better for all of you just to clear it up and forget about it very quickly ? ) , and catalogue all the minutiae of their darling baby's day .

Here's a newsflash . Babies are really quite dull. If something of genuine interest happens – something properly funny , or entertaining, or unusual – by all means , put it as your status . However , please be warned. Your baby gurgling , your baby shuffling around the floor , your baby sleeping , your baby eating food – this is NOT INTERESTING to anyone except you and your immediate family . As for me and the other 300 of your Facebook friends , we're yawning with the tedium of it all and considering blocking you from our news feeds .

Before you tell me I'm a child-hating killjoy , let me refer you to my friend Julia . "I've got a friend whose children I know better than my own nieces and nephews thanks to her incessant updates , including videos of them DOING NOTHING ," she rages . "Everything they say is apparently hilarious . I have a few friends whose updates make me silently scream , 'I don't care !' but she is one of the worst . Your children had their jabs , did they? I DON'T GIVE A FLYING ONE !"

My friend Chris is bored by one of his Facebook friends , who's newly pregnant and keeping everyone updated with every minute of it . "She's been telling us the exact date she finds out the sex of her baby , posting updates and counting down," he snarls ." And then , at the end of the countdown, she posted this : 'Sorry , guys , baby was a wriggler and keeping legs firmly crossed . Couldn't get a clear view so having another scan tomorrow at 10.30am . Keep fingers crossed !'"

What Chris's friend has failed to realise is that though we like you and are happy that you are realising your dream of parenthood and wish for nothing but health and happiness for your new baby , you are the only one who is really excited about all the details of your child's day , in utero and post-birth . The rest of us will just react with an "Oh, that's lovely !" because it's what politeness dictates - not because we hate children , but because it's just not that enthralling if you're not personally closely involved .

However , what I hate more than reading about your child's projectile vomiting is when you comment on photos of me with my nephew or my friends' babies and tell me it "suits" me , or it'll be my "turn" next .

Do I comment on photos of your child and tell you it won't be long until you can get back to work , or that it's a shame you had to sacrifice your career in favour of bringing up your baby ? No , I don't, it would be terribly thoughtless and rude . So why does being a parent give you carte blanche to do that in reverse ?

Is this the classic "mummy brain" kicking into action , where parents' minds shrink and all they can think about is their baby , no matter how out-of-place their comments ? Is this why parents decide to replace their Facebook profile pictures of themselves with pictures of their child ?

Here's a thought for you , infant-obsessed parents . Your Facebook is YOUR Facebook . We're friends with you there because we like you . Yes , your child is a big part of your life – but not your whole life . Keep your face as your profile picture , and post about things that you've done and thought and seen , not just the amazing occurrence of your child having a runny nose .

If those rules don't work for you , perhaps you need to take a 10-year hiatus from the internet and go back to social networking once your genius child can properly supervise you . 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Legend of Agus Salim

I’m already a 4th semester (2nd year) student and for my bachelor degree I decided to change my path from a Fine Art graduate to a Graphic Design undergraduate . 

And there’s a time when I had to redesign an uninteresting aka dull-designed magazine or book ; turning it into an appropriately nice reading material . So I chose a book , and most of my friends chose to do magazine instead of books coz books are boring to them , I think . Well , you must know most Art students aren’t really bonding to reading stuffs .

I remade the cover and a few pages of the book just like everybody else and I picked a biography book of the late Agus Salim . A Malaysian writer and poet , the book was written by his beloved wife , Mahaya Yasin . The whole story is beautiful ; it is really unfortunate that the layouts didn’t work very well to attract readers .

Agus Salim

Mahaya is a friend of my mom and I just called her Aunty Mahaya ( Yeah, for the non-Malaysians ; we add “ie” or “y” to the “aunt” word ) . She was quite excited when I asked her to send in her husband’s photo to my Yahoo inbox . Mom was the most thrilled person as always besides other people . I have promised a few individuals that I would put the photos of my work in this blog for them to take a look at it but I didn’t do it for the last few months ! I’m so sorry and here it is  (+_=)/


New design

 The Originals and New-Looks are side by side :

And For the final touch , here you are ; the installation based on the book that I chose :

Well then , thank you for spending your times viewing this post ~ ! Later  \ ( 0 _< ) /

Art or No Art

Phew . . . it’s been so long since the last time I logged in to post anything new .  Well hello again ~ . 

I’m gonna prevent from writing an extended essay as much as it might bored whoever happens to take a peek on this blog , anddd here we go . . . what I wanna share with you today is a common occasion in my life or even yours. When normal people usually have their younger siblings’ or cousins’ “masterpieces” in their books or sketches , I’ve got a little bit of something that’s different from them .

I present to you ; some of my mom’s greatest artworks ~ ! *applause*

The Ayam Family

A full "portrait" of me and my el' sister

Poo Family

The Gold Digger