Monday, November 29, 2010

Hello :)

Sorry for not updating my blog, i've been busy nowadays with wba project
and yes ofcos i have to do it, to make me pass. cos next year we're gonna have a trip, like exchange student to Sabah, so yeah, who doesnt want it, right? but ofcos the sad part is, i gotta give up on the trip to "pffft", SHITZ! okay stop right there, lets go to my story~

I remembered watching a variety show where the host learnt how to grow watermelons. Now whenever I eat watermelons, I think of the huge amount of water that was used to create watermelons.

A watermelon contains about 6% sugar and 92% water by weight. It's all water! No wonder they are so juicy. I love eating cold watermelons, especially when I'm feeling thirsty. However, after you finish eating it, you'll feel more thirsty cos the watermelon taste will remain on your tongue. Nevertheless, I love watermelon because of the crunch and texture of juicy melons. It's just lovely to bite into one. Hehe.

I wanted to share about the growing process of watermelons, but came across this interesting stuff.

Quoted from Wikipedia:

In Japan, farmers of the Zentsuji region found a way to grow cubic watermelons, by growing the fruits in glass boxes and letting them naturally assume the shape of the receptacle. The square shape is designed to make the melons easier to stack and store (hahaha!!!), but the square watermelons are often more than double the price of normal ones. Pyramid shaped watermelons have also been developed and any polyhedral shape may potentially also be used.

I never thought that I would ever see a square watermelon. I didn't even thought of it!

Friday, November 12, 2010

salute to all moms

"Thank you Mummy" would be the first thing I want to say after watching the
commercial to thank mothers of athletes who participated in the YOG to thank
them, on behalf of the athletes, for their support.

When you were in your childhood, your mom stands ahead of you to set an
example.

As you grows up and becomes a teenager, she is always behind her little one, to
lend support whenever you need it.

Once you grow up to become a mature adult, she starts walking next to you, so
that you two can be friends forever.

In short, a mother is always there for her child, at each and every stage of our
lives. At some point of time in life, every child feels the need of saying thank you
to their mother, for all what she has done.

Love it or hate it, she was your first love and will never be gone from your heart.

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Every moms are the same, their child would come first.. Just take me as an
example..

Yesterday, I knew I'm heading WBA for an exchange program for a week
and yet I didn't prepare anything. My mum was really worried and she tried to
do whatever she could to make sure my trip was a successful one. Thank you
for your unconditional love, for loving me no matter what, and for frequently
showing love in ways that made me feel valued and cherished.


Mom, without you, there would be no me.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Review request 2 -Gerard-


>Title: Lawak Kampus
>Price: RM6.50, RM7.50 SB/SWK
>Created by: Keith & Zelo
>Cover Page by: Keith & Zelo
>Published by: Gala Unggul Resources Sdn Bhd, July 2004
>Main characters: Vanness, Froggy, Aditas, Si Kosong, Bebop, etc
>Main language: Bahasa Malaysia + Rojak

Here goes one of the best comedic graphic novel. The style for this is simple. Every comedy scene/situation is being explained by using just 4 panels. It is amazing how it captures student's life, in an extreme point of view.

There are many main characters in this graphic novel as there are no real focus on who really takes the lead. Each of the scene explores what almost a real situation. The creativity flow is great as the illustrators really need to crack their head so that they will not bore the readers.





The best part about this graphic novel is that there is no confusion between which panel to go to next as there is only one way to see it (from top to bottom). The scene has a nice flow to it when it is divided into four panels; introduction, suspense, climax and conclusion. The ideas are simple which in result make readers understand what is going on with the scene in each panel. The most important thing is that it is hilarious. The comic does not only revolves around students but even the teachers, including the headmaster.

The characters designs are cute and creative. Keith and Zelo really brings the meaning cute, as in ugly but adorable. At first look, one may think that the characters are ugly and irritating but as the readers progress, they will surely be attracted to one of them, if not more. i personally like a character called Bebop. The strokes for this graphic novel is very simple as there is really no need for in depth addition. Even the backgrounds are arranged nicely just for the readers to know where are the scene is happening.





There is really nothing to say about the disadvantages of this comic. One might think that it is too silly or just illogical. Heck, ignore it, that's what a comedic comic is all about! It can be as illogical as it can go but it is still funny. There are a few (very few) scenes where readers can find it confusing or not funny but that will disappears the further the readers go.

Maybe the only complain is that there is not enough of the comedic scene. Insert more 3 scene into a page instead of 2?






The page above is a treat from Keith and Zelo as they made it into a short story to a scene in that graphic novel.

Get ready to kick back and laugh your pants off. It will make you reminisce about your school days as you might go "Hey, that happened to me too!" Grab it at stores near you. Laughter is indeed the best medicine when it comes to Lawak Kampus.

Pros: Cute characters design, simple scene, addictable comedy.
Cons: The need to increase more scene in one page.

Rating: 8/10

Chowz!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Review request : Wasabi

Here's a review request made by Z ~


>Title: Wasabi
>Price: RM6.50, RM7.50 SB/SWK
>Created by: Keith
>Cover Page by: Keith
>Published by: Gala Unggul Resources Sdn Bhd, June 2007
>Main characters: Wasabi, Chiro
>Main language: Bahasa Malaysia

Keith finally released his first comic series. The genre for it is obviously comedy. Set in a schooling environment, this graphic novel will show everyone the life and times of all the students there. Every scene and every story is continuous, no longer the four-panel comedy Keith used to do. Here's the layout of this graphic novel: Chiro newly moved to a town trying to adjust to it met one of the most mischievous student, Wasabi. Follow their story throughout this comic.




One of the best thing in this comic is that it is indeed funny. The quality of this comic did not reduce a bit from Keith's transition from four-panel to series. Each chapter passed with laughter because there will be at least one funny scene to make the readers laugh. The storyline is simple to understand as there were no real goal to begin with. All this comic featured was funny and comical violence that are sure to steal readers' heart.

The characters design for this graphic novel is, as always, cute and this time mature a little. This is because there are teenage physique involved in this comic. The character development is good because Keith manage to retain their personality throughout the comic. The panelling for this graphic novel is easy to follow because Keith manage to arrange it nicely. Another thing to praise is that the characters expression were priceless. He manage to capture all emotions available when readers look at the facial expressions.





One of the common problems in this comic is that, it looked like a Japanese influenced manga product. The stroke for this comic seems very similar with how a Japanese artist would do it. If Keith could show another type of unique stroke, it might contribute more to the comic from the creative aspect. As a series, there is not much focus on the side characters such as Diego or Tobi as they too add extra boost to the comic.

Not all effects for this comic is great either. Only certain chapters have good effects. Other than that, the rest of the chapters looked plain without the effect that will add more atmosphere to the whole comic. There is nothing more to complain about this comic actually.







A very funny and exciting comic, this will surely get your funny bone laughing out loud. A fresh look at school life injected with weird and cute characters added extra charm to this comic. Readers should just fork out their money and get this book. Prepare for an exciting journey with every flip of the page.

Pros: Every chapter funny, simple storyline, improved character design, memorable scenes.
Cons: Similar with Japanese manga, same stroke, dull effect.

Rating: 8/10

Chowz! =)

Gempakstarz' coupon


Alright, everytime you buy a Gempak Starz comic (not comic magazine), at the back of the book, you can see one of those, with different design/variation.

Don't just ignore it. You can actually collect a number of those to trade into Gempak Starz merchandise!!

Just cut the coupons out, stick it in the coupon trade form in Gempak (issue 251) 1 May, Utopia (issue 177) 1 May and Comic King (issue 120) also from the Gempak Starz website. Once you got that done, just post it to them. Simple, right?

Get your scissors and glue ready! =D

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Facts about you~

Duh~!

I'm so sorry for not blogging recently!!!!

Apart for being lazy, I seriously got no inspiration and motivation!!!

This really sounds bad cause I might just lose the touch of blogging and stop blogging altogether!!! Omgggggg!!!! I know, please don't kill me! :( HAHAHAHAA!

So please be patient with me while I get my blogging blood back! :)

To my Indian friends and WBA students, I would like to wish you all a HAPPY DEEPAVALI!

Man, WBA also had a Deepavali festival as well, as WBA initiative, and apart from exchanging gives, we had a round of samosas for lunch and teatime, with photos, dressing and etc..

Pretty fun day. =)

p/s: I WILL BE BACK HOR!!! BE SCARED!!! *ROARRRRRRRR*
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