Sunday, February 28, 2010

Magic Soc Gala Show 2010

It's official, and it is ON!
The University of Nottingham's Magic Society proudly presents...


Date: 19th March 2010 (Friday)
Time: 8pm - 10pm
Venue: The Great Hall @ Trent Building
Price: £8 (advance)

To save me having to explain what it is about, we have a video teaser/ trailer!

Yes, I know it is awesome right?
How do you get your tickets?

All ticketing details are on the Poster!
(which I painstakingly created from scratch, ahem...)

I might even throw in free ticket delivery.
Call me, or leave me a message on my Facebook, and I'll sort the rest out for you.

Because I asked you to.
Because they are all very handsome.
Because we spent a lot of time planning this.
Because you don't have plans yet for that Friday night.
Because it's damn cheap, you don't get to watch 3 world class magicians for this price.

and lastly,

You know I will keep spamming your messengers and Facebook with this until I have sold my tickets. Muahahahahaha.....!!
*just kidding*

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Fuck You Right Back

You see, I have this incredible talent to find the most appropriate songs for the moment. And I have done it again. It's a tad vulgar. Kids under-18, go away. But hey, the shit I took from some people was much more offensive.

The inspiration from this song chilled me out. And guess what, I'm not gonna let haters get to me. I ain't gonna let haters infect me with their misery, because they're just not worth my while.


"See I don't know why you cryin' like a bitch
Talkin' shit like a snitch
Why you write a song 'bout me
If you really didn't care
You wouldn't wanna share
Tellin' everybody just how you feel"

"Fuck what I did was your fault somehow
Fuck the presents, I threw all that shit out
Fuck all the cryin' it didn't mean jack
Well guess what yo, fuck you right back"


At the end of the day, I want to sincerely thank the person who "offended" me.

*Offense is subject to interpretation. Offense occurs only when one is offended. Offense is absent when one does not take offense even when deliberately being offended upon*

It has shown me who you really are, and made me realize something I have not thought about in ages. Such behaviour is not only a disgrace to the person, but also to the family, and anyone else that is closely associated.

Any reputation built over years will just come crumbling down, as you unveil your ugliness to all that is around you. What'll make it even worse if when you go about publicizing such embarassment in the spur of the moment. In that process, recruiting other innocent individuals into the drama you have single-handedly conjured. For what? For attention, and sympathy? Or for the sole satisfaction of inflicting misery as you indulge in your own misery?

To do that, takes pure talent. But luckily, I will leave the exclusive rights to practice this talent patented to certain individuals. I can do nothing about people like these. But I can shield my happiness from them, so that they cannot take it away.

And also I know, if I don't respond to their nastiness, I will be not succumb to the your evil temptation to practice such horrible behaviour. Simply because I am a better person. In contrast, it will make them look worse in comparison. For that reason, the offender is likely to be even more annoyed.

But who cares? What goes around, comes around. What you do unto others, will come back and bite you in the ass one day. You'll see.

Lesson Learnt:
Don't do what the person has done to me. Whether intentional or unintentional.
Because I know, it doesn't do anyone any good at all.

Note to self:
NEVER EVER be that horrid individual with an ugly personality, that is frown upon by others. Even for a second.

From now on, I don't want to be the one who worried the people who cares about me. I want to be the one who brings happiness and smiles to my friends. Because I really do want people around me to be happy, and not be my venting vessel.

I should be ashamed of myself, if I ever do.

Monday, February 15, 2010

MagicSoc Gala Flyers

Painstakingly churned out multiple versions of flyers for the upcoming Gala show, and these were the winning versions!

Flyer version yellow.0

Flyer version purple.0

They want to print both versions of the flyer for variety! Now, ain't that exciting? I guess my work is not too bad then ;)

Sunday, February 14, 2010


It always starts with an innocent drop of water, into a surface of calm water, and then you get ripples being generated, propagating further and larger, like a domino effect...

Of course, there are many ways to explain how can a water droplet fall into the surface, everyone will have individual interpretations.

-Gravity pulled the droplet
-It slid off a leaf because it was too heavy
-It fell from a cloud

but you never really know, do you? I have been trained that sometimes it's better not to do anything, than to do something without knowing what I'm doing. Perhaps more people should adopt that attitude as well.

I was not amused to have my weekend interrupted, without even knowing why.

It would seem like my intentions are in doubt, for an ulterior motive instead. There seems to be no accusations, but I can't help feeling thoroughly insulted to be remotely considered to harbor negative intentions.

I only ask one question: What are you expecting me to do with what you've told me?

I refused to reply. It's obvious that both parties are not emotionally stable to support a proper conversation, hence it would be pointless to try anything. I respect the fact that you are not acting as your usual rational self, for that reason, I hold no grudge against you.

Because I still do care, I beg for you to reconsider.

Was it a mature and sensible thing to do?
I don't know what you're on about, and what your intentions are. I'm not a mindreader. If you just deliberately want to puzzle me, and destroy my mood, congratulations, you did it! I hope my misery has made you happy now.

Suspicion is an evil seed. Indulging into suspicion is almost like stepping into your idea of a sick fantasy, letting go of reality.

To let suspicion jeopardise a friendship is foolish. I cherish the friendship. But I guess friendship only works both ways. I have not let go of it yet. It's your choice.

In the spirit of the festive season, I'd like to wish everyone a very Happy Chinese New Year, and Happy Valentines Day! Everyone deserves to have a good celebration, try not to ruin others' mood, because that would be selfish and extremely inconsiderate.

If you must know, I'm only celebrating CNY this year.

Friday, February 05, 2010

February & Posters

And I thought I would have more time after my exams.

Apparently NOT! If anything, I'm busier than ever! Busy busy beeeeee.... I hardly have time for myself, let alone to blog. I found my self saying, "I'm busy" a gazillion times lately. Not in a 'excuse' kind of way, but more of a really-busy-and-apologetic way.

Two weeks into the new semester, my final year project is doing surprisingly more than fine. My supervisor was well impressed with the way the project is going =) Much thanks to Albert, Nick and Omama! The price I paid for this was dedicating up to 4 days a week just for my project, MEETINGS + BRAINSTORMING sessions. Who said not having lectures means more free time? I totally misinterpreted that. I'm practically dating our group members in a 4 way orgy at random study rooms in uni. Never in my life I have borrowed so many books from the library at any one time.

I wondered if I've mentioned that I'm now Secretary of Magic Soc? Everyday is magic related as I spent a good amount of time working with Albert for our exciting upcoming MagicSoc Gala Show 2010! Check out the poster I spent days to do:

I welcome comments! But please try not to be too harsh, as this is just a draft poster! Oh, and I actually had to YouTube Photoshop tutorials to create this. I barely have any training in Photoshop at all!

This is only my 3rd attempt at making a poster with Photoshop! I've come a long way since my 1st and 2nd posters!

In Year 2, I had the pleasure of learning Photoshop from Augustine! He did most of the magic here, but I had the opportunity to do a little something on it.

Summer 2009: I had no choice but to make this 2nd poster entirely on my own for my Boots Summer Placement Project. Looks like rubbish but somehow it won me Best Project =) Maybe I didn't win for the design, but for the project itself, I don't know.

Results were released on Thursday. I was initially devastated to not have got what I was expecting. I worked my ass off for this! Barely 30 minutes later, devastation evolved to relief! Apparently, the year performed poorly as a whole, and a number of the moderate-good performing students had resit! I just feel blessed that I will be able to graduate this summer!

Oxford here I come!

Lesson learnt from this: I'm not study material. No plans for PhD.

Guess what I'm doing after this? Tonight is dedicated to my project, while Saturday I've got plans to make Thosai, and maybe go drinking at the house across the road =)