Dave Lehre / My Updates

April 13, 2009 at 6:36 PM

So, a few posts back, I wrote about TURBO: The movie starring Dave Lehre, the guy that is my inspiration when it comes to the filmmaking and editing world and last week I checked my myspace and I was surprised to see I got a message from him πŸ™‚ Apparently, he somehow saw my blog and my post about his movie so he was sending me a message letting me know and saying his thanks… awwww thanks Dave! πŸ™‚ You rock.

I still can’t wait to see TURBO: The movie.

I’d like to post another short movie starring Dave Lehre, directed by Michael and Daniel Carberry. Now, if you’re just a watching this, you’d be like WTF? Now if you’re a film student, or like to go in depth with the technical stuff, now this is a very good short film. I just love the cinematography. The angles are good, the lighting gives the mysterious, dark mood as we listen to the character hear his own conscience and struggles with his addiction with pills. Dave did a great job portraying an addict. Makes you feel you, too, is going crazy in a very claustrophobic room.

Bah to see young filmmakers do good films really depresses me. I’m pathetic.

Other than that, work has been very interesting. I saw them testing the robot costume for the movie. It’s still very private and confidential so I can’t leak any photos lol. Hmmm what else… well for the past one week, I’ve been going home very late. Last Friday my colleague was on tv, and yesterday they were in the newspaper… which would’ve included me had I wore the damn shirt.

Last Thursday Andre suddenly requested me to do production booklet for the pre production meeting.. so I was like rushing and stuff. There was A LOT to compile and type. And funny coincidence, we saw a singer on tv who has the EXACT hair that Andre has, so we’ve been calling him “Tomok” cuz that’s the artist’s name.. but since he, too, is my Japanese language buddy, so he prefers to be called “Tomogo”, the male version of the name ‘Tomoko’.

PC Fair started on FRIDAY! I went in the morning, lol. Was rushing and all. There was an offer for HDD for REALLY cheap (Rm299!) for 1 TB but only for the first 50, and how unfortunate that before that I went to the bank to withdraw money and fucking ATM machine ate my card! So I could have gotten the HD for extra 40 bucks for RM339 (still cheaper than other booths) but I decided that I don’t like the design. It’s quite light so when my cat goes crazy, they can easily bumps into the HD and it could easily slide off the table.

So I decided to get 2 x 500GB Maxtor OneTouch 4 HD at RM199 each (still in the first 50 people promotion)…so it’s RM398, which technically almost the same price as Western Digital’s 1TB My Book Home edition at RM399. However, after reading lots of comments about HD failing after a short while, I got scared. That’s why I decided to get 2x500Gb, so in case one fails, I have the other. I’ll wait until PC Fair in August. By then, the 2TB HD would probably become cheaper (PC Fair offer was RM888! O___O) ..I want the 4TB though lol. Still over RM1500+ , geez.

PC Fair opened at 11 am, and I arrived at 11.30 am, but it was already so friggin crowded that you can barely walk, gah. The biggest promotion is P1 W1max’s new modem promotion called “Wiggy”.. huge promotion on that. It’s like every inch you turn, a wiggy promoter will bug you about their new modem. To me, even though they promise 10mb connection, if there’s a fair usage policy, with only 10GB quota, fuck no man. I’m sticking with Screamyx…shitty as it is, at least it won’t throttle my bandwidth cuz it has no quota. The speed just…suck.

But I did get to eat Yoshinoya! πŸ˜€ Fucking cheap promotion, RM7.90 for a bowl of beef rice, a bowl of miso soup and small chawanmushi. But what the hell, they’ve turned stingy on chawanmushi! It’s only a couple of spooful now, it’s so little, and it only has like a piece of mushroom and that’s it! No crab no fish no nothing..! Wtf.

Anyways, on Saturday…I had pre-production meeting until 1 am…wahhh T____T It’s all cool though.

Anyways, I’m like procrastinating now when I have so much to do. lol. I should get back to work. I wanna go home and backup more stuff. At least my lappy is no longer running out of diskspace, yay!

Butterscotch Bread

March 27, 2009 at 4:38 AM

I’ve started twittering again: twitter.com/tokyotenshi

I haven’t updated in a while..so I’ll try to make this short. Last Sunday was last day of sale at IKEA so mom and I went there and spent RM800 on a 4 tiers drawer and a small bedside drawer for me and a new wardrobe for mom. They came at in like less than 2 hours which surprised me o.O So now my room is not messy anymore! YAY! I’ve been working on cleaning, rearranging furnitures for the past week. I love my room now. I also got a call from my cousin that my uncle-who-married-my-maid-and-turned-into-a-monster was sick and mom was panicking. We wanted to leave to Ipoh but then my other uncle said we don’t need to.

Monday there was nothing.. was quite boring at the office since 2 of my supervisors are gone for a week to oversea. I could barely remember what I did on Monday lol. Ohhhh yeah..now I remember. I took mom to pay for bills so now I have my cable tv (Astro) back! It was temporarily disconnected for 2 weeks.. oh the horror! My office also installed Astro on Monday, cool πŸ˜€ Mom and I also went to Giant mall and I think we spent around RM150? God we need to start budgeting… um yeah, like that’s gonna happen lol. I also bought butterscotch bread…

Because of SOMEONE’S blog post, I am now addicted to Gardenia’s Butterscotch Bread which is SOOOOOOOOO GODDAMN GOOD! Unfortunate it’s damn expensive: RM4. But I don’t care. It’s good.

Images borrowed from Skyler

It’s really GOOD.. only now I can agree with Gardenia’s slogan: “So good you can even eat it on its own”. It’s sweet and it makes you fucking addicted. I can finish a loaf in less than a day.

Then at 6 am I got a call from my uncle that the other sick uncle passed away. I’ll blog about my 2 days in Ipoh later in a new post cuz right now I need to rest a bit. I downloaded FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: ECHOES OF TIME at work yesterday for my Nintendo DS and managed to get it working (it had anti piracy thing or so I’ve heard) and I’m usually not into RPG type of game, but this one is good. It has wifi multiplayer too. I visited someone’s town earlier but it’s kinda laggy. Still need to get used to it. I love GRAND THEFT AUTO: CHINATOWN WARS. It’s fun when you can steal a car, run over mass of people and get chased by the police and you run them over and kill them too, haha. Or at least make the cop car crash.

Now where’s my damn butterscotch bread…………………….

PS: Creepshow 1 is good, Creepshow 2 is okay…but WTF @ Creepshow 3???? I know they just stole the name cuz it has no relation to the 1st and 2nd part but what the fuck man? The director and writer of Creepshow 3 needs to be assassinated! Part 3 sucks major donkey ass and eats donkey shit.

Domain Update

March 16, 2009 at 10:23 PM

My domain is expiring in a few days… if I don’t fork out another $50 bucks this domain will be gone. So bye bye.

*if you can’t tell I’m in major depression now*

EDIT// I have opted for monthly payment, because turns out the $50 setup fee is waivedΒ  for me for being over 97 days. So now I have to pay $10.95 every month instead of $9.95 when paid annually. Such a hassle. But on the positive side, if in case I need to switch host, cancel hosting, or whatever, I can do so now without worrying that I’ve already paid for a year.

I’ve been thinking of switching host anyway… any recommendation that’s cheap, and RELIABLE in terms of uptime and support. Plus with 1-click install of any scripts or application with 1-click update… I don’t want to use FTP to update everytime.

Anyways, proper blog coming soon. Blah I have much updating to do. I just finished a project yesterday and today I was just given a new one which has to be researched, compiled, edited and rendered within 24 hours. Fun. I broke a part of my laptop at the part where the heat comes out…. now I have an ugly hole at the bottom back of this laptop. Poor laptop. πŸ™

Morbid Obsession

March 5, 2009 at 3:31 PM

Another day of nothingness. So for the whole day at work I’ve been watching youtube, trying to learn after effects, watching videos in my laptop and reorganizing folders. I also fell back into my morbid obsession with death… all because in the morning I was listening to online radio, and Aaliyah‘s song came up and suddenly remembered her death.. googled stuff, videos.. which then lead to TLC’s Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes who died in a car crash at Honduras shortly after Aaliyah’s plane crash… I love the ‘bone chilling’ feel in the morning as you imagine what happened to them.. plus, they released Lisa’s video tape which showed a few seconds of her life before the crash… *Shudders*

Well it was raining earlier, so now the net is fucked… x.x I can’t do shit online, so I’m reorganizing folders. Meh.

I need to get rid of this depression… I’ve gained more than what I’ve lost x.x I just forgot what else I wanna write about… eh, I’ll continue later. Oh there’s a portable laundry hamper that’s so convenient to use.. it can be be used to put your laundry in (and easier to drag to the cleaner), or used to carry other things such as groceries. Ooo I want one.

The Power of 3 Compels You

February 16, 2009 at 12:37 AM

I have been so bored this past couple of days, that I’ve started to get depressed, and started eating. Great.

I have been re-addicting myself to CHARMED season 8. πŸ˜€ God I miss that show.. love it to bits. However, one thing that has obviously changed was the theme song. I don’t remember Charmed having other theme tune than the one they always have – “How Soon Is Now?” by Love Spit Love. Hearing that song just makes me have flashbacks, bringing me back down to memory lane. I hate how you can listen to a song that you used to, then when you listen to it again, suddenly you can smell the past, feel like you’re in the past …exactly at the time you first listened to the music. It’s like a time machine or something. Anyways, here’s the new theme song if you haven’t heard of it:

After researching, I found out that by the time they released season 8 on DVD, the licensing for the original theme song has expired so they had to replace it with a new instrumental music. Well,I’ve grown to like this new theme tune and it fits really well with the series, had it been the original theme since season 1 but you know.. “How Soon is Now?” is CHARMED.. know what I mean? You hear that song and you know it’s Charmed.. has been so for years so suddenly to adjust to a new theme is awkward.. uhhh technically, the new theme is actually an instrumental of the original theme, only without singing.. still hot though.

I so want season 1 now.

Yesterday I went to Giant mall and saw LCD TV.. I want πŸ™ Then few days ago H was showing off that his name showed up as the lucky draw winner who won the 32in LCD TV… gah. Why can I never be that lucky? Like lucky winning a lottery or something — instant millionaire. However, mom and I had a good lunch yesterday. I’ll blog about it soon.

I have to go to college tomorrow morning before work because I think I forgot to fill up the subject registration form. There were so many papers and things on internship to remember before, that I had completely forgotten about subject registration form. I’m such an idiot. I hope I won’t get yelled at.

Okay.. I’m gonna go and do nothing now.