Feb 1, 2010

About to start Taking on Brisbane!

Hey readers!

I've been really busy lately with preparations for my move to Brisbane! 2 more days till I depart from Taiwan!
During my journey I shall upload photos and explain what I have done. Hopefully this will make for a more interesting blog than games and monkeys. Perhaps it could also help future international students out a bit, who knows?

So, that is all I wanted to say and I will be updating soon as soon as I have a photo and something to write about.

See you soon!

Jan 1, 2010

So much for December

So much for starting to film Agents in December... I have my Canon Legria HF21, but I have no actors... They all went to Japan for a week... so filming will start in January of 2010!!!

That is all :)

Nov 28, 2009

Agents - Mini Series

Whoops! Its been almost a month since I last posted anything. Sorry about that but I've been really busy with some stuff, but enough about that.

Over the past two days I have been learning and practicing Adobe After Effects as some friends and I have been planning to make a mini-series called "Agents". Anyway, here is what I've come up with for our "Promo".

The actual filming of "Agents" will not begin till mid December. Anyway, I hope you enjoy.

Oct 27, 2009


Anyone who knows me probably knows that I own a camera because I have a tendency to want to take photos of anyone. To me photography is just an outlet for emotions that I have. Lately, however, I feel as though I have been kept from expressing myself as I have been busy and a bit down. I enjoy taking photos not only for feelings, but also to see a moment captured in time, whether it be good, bad or blurred. Scanning through an album or files brings back the mood and atmosphere that the photo portrays, and with it we find ourselves smiling, crying or perhaps just thinking.

Moving on, I realize I haven't updated this blog in almost a month, *gasp* and I apologize. Included with this post are just a couple of photos that I took and, albeit slightly, move me.

In date order of newest first:

Sep 21, 2009

Female Phenomena

In an astounding event that befell the world earlier today, billions of women came to a complete halt. Our sources believe that there is a 65.4 percent chance this marvel is religion related. Females around the globe dropped their handbags and makeup to adopt two Buddhist Mudras:
  • The raised hand is known as Abhaya (Fear Not) and is a gesture of fearlessness and protection.
  • The lower hand, named Varada (Welcome), represents the granting of wishes to those who welcome the teachings of Buddha.
The entire female gender maintained this position for exactly 8 minutes. According to researcher Jerry Mort, the number 8 "is an important figure in Buddhism as the Dharmacakra, a Buddhist symbol that represents the Noble Eightfold Path, has 8 spokes. The Noble Eightfold Path is also embodied by Eight Great Bodhisattvas whilst Buddha's birthday was on the 8th day of the 4th month of the Chinese Calendar."

We asked Mort if he thinks there is a connection between the phenomena and Buddhism. "There is a small chance that this peculiarity is related to Buddhism; however, it is my belief that this is all a coincidence and that funds that support researching of this event are going to waste.

More on this story will be released as more information is released.

*Photo taken by me

Flying Lights Attack Cameraman

Last night, in a tragic event that unfolded at a local park in Kaohsiung, cameraman William Roubenberg was brutally attacked whilst filming the sleeping habits of geese. What was it that attacked him? Police forces announced that their main suspect was a Taiwan Macaque, that was until Roubenberg awoke from his coma and stated the following:

"I remember that I was filming a family of geese as they were sleeping when I noticed some bright lights that seemed to be coming closer. They were enchanting at first, and had a powerful presence. However, the atmosphere around me turned into a feeling of pure evil, and the geese knew it too. Before I knew what was happening a great pain had come over me and all I could see was bright light."

Before finishing his story Robenberg fell back into his coma induced from his arduous wounds. After of which the Head of A.P.A (Almost-Paranormal-Attack), Cohen Zhang. retracted his departments previous statement, that suspected monkeys, and announced that "the attack on William Roubenberg was a near-paranormal phenomena" that needs to be investigated further.

Professor Ronan Lee, of National Taiwan Prosper University, believes the attack to be a form of justification saying "the orbs of light may believe that what Roubenberg was doing, filming geese sleeping, is morally wrong. These orbs have specific colors depending on their temperament, we believe that warmer colors, such as red and orange, show a calm orb, whilst stronger colors, such as green, show a more violent orb." If you click on the photo above, you can clearly see orange orbs and a green orb outlined.

However, some, like Equality Activist Rachel Lin, adhere to a more serious topic as a reason for the attack, discrimination. "These dishonorable globoids are beginning to believe they are of higher stature than humans, and thus believe they can treat us any way they want. This is a cause for concern and if nothing is done about it soon, we will be doomed."

We tried to contact the Orb Athorities for comments but were left with only this message. "If you are calling to find a new source of energy to keep your light lit, press one. If you are calling to apply for a visa to Earth, press two. If you are a human calling for information about the recent attack, press doom. To repeat this menu, press star."

Sep 10, 2009

Fake Phones, New Born Baby Shopping and a Flat Tire

So much stuff has happened in the past 24 hours.

Fake Phones

You hear a lot about fake designer bags or fake games, but other than the I-Phone, I've never heard much about fake mobile phones. Recently, a family member of mine brought home what I thought to be two Nokia phones and 2 HTC phones. I was wrong. I laughed hard when I saw that Nokia was really "NCKIA" and "HTC" turned into "THC".
I didnt realize just how fun these cheap phones could be though.
For example, they both have the ability to pick up local TV stations that you can watch on your phone, which is something my real Nokia N93 can't do. The touch screen functions that both types of phones have is useful when I have to type in Chinese, because when I use the Taiwan-Chinese "Alphabet" I text very slow.

Both phones also accept 2 sim cards at once which is very helpful considering I have two phones, but I'm going to stick with one in my original phone.

All-In-All, these phones are great to have, they really are fun to mess around with.

Shopping For a Newborn

Today I received a text from one of my Japanese friends. She as finally given birth! The baby weighs in at 2.85kg, which is a bit small. So what do I do? I instantly go and look for something to give to the baby as a present. I am officially "Uncle Ben", though I am actually already an uncle, and no I am not the "Uncle Ben" who does that packaged rice.

I, being male and having no affluence to shopping for babies, was not really sure what to buy. What I did end up looking at was Kaloo, which is a designer brand for baby toys/bibs/blankets and even baby PERFUME! Why babies need perfume is beyond me, though some suggest the scents used help the baby relax.

I really wanted to buy a set which included a Bib, a Blanket and a Toy, but man was that price tag high.

In the end I settled for a pretty large (compared to the baby) soft stuffed toy dog. I thinks its cute, so the baby better think it is.

Flat Tire

So while I was shopping for the baby's present, my scooter was in the underground parking lot with its back wheel dying. I'm all done with my shopping and I hop on the scooter to head home when whats this? My back wheel is sliding all over the place when I try to turn... I ended up having to travel at 10km/h all the way to the nearest repair shop. Thank god they were still open at 10pm.
The mechanic tests the wheel I end up having a hole in the tire. Great, after only around 4-5 months of use as well. I figure tomorrow I'll get to the place where I bought the scooter and demand for a new tire! Hopefully the warranty covers that, I'm not sure because I can't read Chinese well enough to read the warranty.