Thursday, January 31, 2008
  Site Seeing
I have found some interesting websites, this website that let you do everything fro making your own comics to learning how to do anything.

You don’t have to be an artist to make your own cartoon strips with Comiqs. All you need: some digital photos or graphics.

This comics-building tool-cum-social network was started by Singaporeans, Michael Lim and Bob Wang. You can pull the photos from your computer and even Flickr account if you have one, with just a few clicks. It is very easy to use.

It also provides all the other elements you’ll need, such as frames, speech bubbles of all sizes and shapes, and also customizable forms that you can format. Just drag and drop to add these to your comics strip.


Finished works can be published on your blog, or share them with Comiqs community.
However, this system seems support Flickr users more and the process of publishing takes longer time to load.

This is some example:

My First comiqs

This is a web creation tool that simplifies webistei and blog creation into a couple of steps only – basically just drag and drop.

Users can choose sites from page-design templates, then add in content such as pictures from Flickr, or Photobucket photos, YouTube videos and even Google maps by just dragging and dropping them into the page.

For the more adventurous, there’s also a custom HTML editor for simple coding. But you will only need if f you want to add bells and whistles such as music or games.
Another good thing about Weebly, it provides free hosting for those sites, too.

Credit: The Strait Times Jan 29, 2008, Weebly, and Comiqs
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
  New Year Gloom
This Week, I will be very busy preparing for Chinese New Year celebration. And next week, will not be in SG for one week. First of all, I will go back to Indonesia. My mom has already booked for our reunion dinner at high class restaurant. I bought so many things for my family. Usually during Chinese New Year, I will be much anticipated. However, this time is very different.

Heard from news announced that Jakarta is flooded again. The Jakarta’s airport, Sukarno Hatta was closed on Friday, delaying more than 40 flights due to low visibility following torrential rains. Several cars were stranded and people waded through nearly knee high water as flood waters swamped roads and strong winds battered the city of 14 million, which is hit by the massive floods at this time almost year.

Power has been cut to some areas to prevent electrocutions

People have been using makeshifts rafts to escape

I hope my journey is smooth sailing. There will be no obstruction on my way to go home. Anyway, I have just uploaded my new piano song, Proud of You by Fiona.
This is my second song that I’ve uploaded. Hope that everyone can enjoy it.

Pictures Credit to: BBC News
Monday, January 28, 2008
  Jack's Birthday Party @ Bedok
We had a poly gathering yesterday to celebrate Jack’s 24th birthday. We had a steamboat and teppanyaki. I ordered jelly cake. The jelly has a cute design and it tastes really nice, not so sweet. But don’t get cheated by its appearance. The jelly’s portion is bigger than what I’ve expected. It should to be served for 20 people.

Here, is the contact to order Jelly Cake:
James Chan & wife (97887807 / 96350758)

Jelly Cake

Birthday boy, Jack was going to kill the pirate.

Jack Birthday

The Poly gangs share one present only.. = p

Poly Gang

On the other hand, Lulu keeps 5 chinchillas at her house. The chinchilla’s family are kept inside a big cage. They are so adorable and look vulnerable.

Lulu and her baby


Saturday, January 26, 2008
  Happy Birthday, Jack
Time flies really fast. Today is special. Coz today is Jack's birthday. Every year, I try to celebrate all my best friends' birthday because I treasure all my best friends. I have bought a present for him and have ordered a jelly for his birthday. I am sure he will be very surprise to see us.

Jack, Wish you a very happy birthday...
May all your wish come true.
Take care always. All the best for your jobs.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
  Breath of life
Many of us are so busy we can barely catch our breath. That’s what happenening soon after school started. For the past few days, I was so busy preparing lots of school works. To my realisation, taking 5.5 modules throughout this semester is a nightmare. No choice. I am so keen to be independent and less reliance to my parents.

Just now I went to BSM class gathering dinner. I was so happy to see some of BSM friends there. It’s been a while we didn’t contact to each other.
As planned, we had our dinner at Jacinta’s house. Afterward, we were enjoying the playstation, sports game Wee so much. It was really fun and engaging. I will include playstation into my wishlist.

A week ago, I practiced a new song, 好心分手 by Lee Hom. It’s not until last 2 days that I finally mastered the song. Though it’s a simple piece of piano sheet, I feel so happy. And with full excitement, I recorded a video of mine while playing that piece of song. Next, I uploaded a song to the youtube. So everyone can share my experiences in playing the song. As for the next song, I am thinking to play some Jay chou’s song.

Please click the video

Sunday, January 20, 2008
  TVB Stars
Arh...SO happy today. I went to Causeway Point with my boyfriend. And got to see Bosco Wong, Myolie Wu,Kevin Cheng, Bobby Ou Wong Hei and Charmaine Seah.
The event started at 7:00 pm but they came about 7:30.

The crowd was super large and i noticed that today crowd was even more at Causeway Point. So boring waiting for them to appear on the stages. I've waited for about 45 minutes. I went near the stage there to queue up. So sad,cannot get to queue at the first few rows. This was the first time I saw them. Feeling so excited, I was shouting as loud as I could when they came out.
Managed to take some pictures only... do enjoy the pictures.. i am going to miss them soon.. hoping to see them again.




Saturday, January 19, 2008
  TVB Stars @ Causeway Point
My boyfriend told me that my favourite TVB artists will be coming to causeway Point tonight and tomorrow night. The event is sponsored by Starhub and starts at 7:30 pm at causeway Point, Woodland.

Feeling very happy, there will be Charmaine Seah, Bosco Wong, Myolie Wu, Bobby Au, Kevin Cheng and Wong Hei. I love to see them so much; I will definitely go and see them tomorrow.
Friday, January 18, 2008
  Get it right..
Just watched a few episodes of “Heart of Greed”, it is really worth to watch.

For further information on “Heart of Greed”, please check out at Heart of Greed

Heart of Greed is Hong Kong drama serial, a show about a family that owns a sea products store stirred up bouts of greed – for food, that is – in me. So I decided to check out some cookbooks to satiate my cravings.

In my course of research and some information from magazines, I came across several interesting tips and tricks about food storage, preparation and presentation. Here are some of them:

 Wrap celery in aluminium foil before placing it in the refrigerator, it will keep for weeks
 If you accidentally over-salt a dish while it’s still cooking, drop in a peeled potato to absorb the excess salt
 When a recipe calls for oil, garlic and onions to be added to a pan, always add the garlic last. This keeps it from burning and tasting bitter.
 When ice cream is rock-hard, dip the scoop in hot water to make scooping easier
 To keep marshmallows from turning hard, store them in the freezer. When they thaw, they feel and taste perfectly fresh.
 Store tomatoes with their stems facing down, and they will stay fresh longer.
 Do not place potatoes and dry onions together as each gives out a gas that will shorten the life of the other.
 Instead of boiling vegetables, steam them to retain more nutrients and crispiness.
 For perfectly clean-cut slices of cheesecake, briefly run a thin-bladed knife through an open flame, then cut. Wipe the blade and reheat between cuts.

Feeling very frustrated, one thing that cannot be done at night is to practise my piano. Staying in HDB flats, we are constrained by the space. Sometimes I can hear angry voice from my neighbours or playing mahjong. Thus, it’s impossible to make a noise in the middle of night.

Sadly, I don’t have Silent Series Piano. It would be great to have one especially in Singapore. Silent Series Pianos are real acoustic pianos, with the facility to silence the strings and listen to a digital piano via headphones.

Yamaha Silent Series Piano
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
  Practice Makes Purr-fect
I’m back to my blog after a long break. First, I was so packed with my hectic schedule. Last semester was the busiest semester throughout my life in SMU. Second, I got a full month’s holiday and affected myself with HK TVB drama fever once again.

And honestly, another reason is because of a particular module that I’ve in my school. This module motivated me again to write my blog.

Nonetheless, I am really excited about this time, because I’ve got so much to share with everyone.

Another reason, why I kept busy is because I am so crazy about learning piano. It started when I was so fascinated watching someone play an instrument well. I would love to have that kind of talent. I used to learn organ and harmonica when I was really young. I started taking organ lessons at the age of 10. Sadly, after 2 years of learning, I moved house and eventually moved to Singapore.

Honestly, I don’t have natural talent. I learn piano quite slow. Imagine... I am an adult who decided to take up the piano. To be honest, it is not easy to start the piano. It needs to spend a lot of time practising. It often requires a lot of dedication and practice to get the results.

In this blog, I would like to share my experiences learning piano as an adult learner.
Some people believed that the only way to learn piano was to start very young. I guess the reasons because when starting young, we can understand things quicker and focus better. Though my progress is very slow, the process of learning makes me joy.

Some websites that really useful for beginners:
Piano Lessons

Some free piano sheets useful:
Some Chinese Songs:
Piano Sheet Angel

Free clayderman sheet music:

Free piano sheet music
Free piano sheet

So far, I have learnt a few simple songs. And currently, during my free time, I will keep learning some new songs. I am looking for free piano sheets, any recommendation?
I believe a great deal of joy and fun can be had playing the piano at any age.

Here are some nice songs that worth to learn:


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