Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Okami can be really Funny!

I recently played Okami on my PS 2 and finished it after playing it for several weeks. Okami is an awesome game! The art is just fantastic with unique graphics. It's like you are moving in a world of a piece of painted paper!

Okami has got great humour within the game. With the cute sounds that the characters make whenever they speak and how good each character portray their respective roles, the game became very epic and dramatic.

Another humour is the one that you can create on your own. There are times in the game when they would ask you to draw something as a mask to hide your face from the enemy or to use it as a key item. And I thought they were not serious, so this was what I drew:

It didn't make any sense "drawing" that, but I thought that it will make things fun when they say:

Haha!
Artistic Fire!!

It's hilarious everytime they praise you for how "artistic" you are. Then the little children in the game will start to copy whatever that you have drawn by drawing the same thing on the walls of their houses! So, basically I was "fortunate" enough to see my own "Artistic Fire" flash out where ever I go in the game! The F-word basically appears anywhere that has kids in it!

Just something to share with everybody about the funny things that you can do in Okami. Go do something like that! It'll make you happier by laughing the crap out of yourself!

Contact me:
Jackson Teoh
jackson.teoh.sc@gmail.com

Monday, April 27, 2009

British English VS Malaysian English

I recently received an e-mail from an old friend of mine and it is so true!
This is how it goes:

British English vs. Malaysian English

Who says our English is teruk? Just read below - Ours is simple, short, concise, straight-to-the-point, effective etc.

WHEN GIVING A CUSTOMER BAD NEWS
Britains: I'm sorry, sir, but we don't seem to have the sweater you want in your size, but if you give me a moment, I can call the other outlets for you.

Malaysians: No stock.

RETURNING A CALL
Britains: Hello, this is John Smith. Did anyone call for me a few moments ago?

Malaysians: Hello, who call?


ASKING SOMEONE TO MAKE WAY
Britains: Excuse me, I would like to get by. Would you please make way?

Malaysians: S-kew me.

WHEN SOMEONE OFFERS TO PAY
Britains: Hey! Put your wallet away, this drink is on me.

Malaysians: No need lah.

WHEN ASKING FOR PERMISSION
Britains: Excuse me, but do you think it would be possible for me to enter through this door?

Malaysians: (pointing at the door) Can ah?


WHEN ENTERTAINING
Britains: Please make yourself right at home.

Malaysians: No need shy shy one lah!

WHEN DOUBTING SOMEONE
Britains: I don't recall you giving me the money.

Malaysians: Where got?

WHEN DECLINING AN OFFER
Britains: I would prefer not to do that, if you don't mind.

Malaysians: Don't want lah.


IN DISAGREEING ON A TOPIC OF DISCUSSION
Britains: Err...Tom, I have to stop you there. I understand where you're coming from, but I really have to disagree with what you said about the issue.

Malaysians: You mad ah?

WHEN ASKING SOMEONE TO LOWER THEIR VOICE.
Britains: Excuse me, but could you please lower your voice? I'm trying to concentrate over here.

Malaysians: Shut up lah!

WHEN ASKING SOMEONE IF HE/SHE KNOWS YOU..
Britains: Excuse me, but I noticed you staring at me for sometime. Do I know you?

Malaysians: See what, see what?


WHEN ASSESSING A TIGHT SITUATION.
Britains: We seem to be in a bit of a predicament at the moment..

Malaysians: Die lah!!


WHEN TRYING TO FIND OUT WHAT HAD HAPPENED
Britains: Will someone tell me what has just happened?

Malaysians: What happened ah? Why like that one lah?

WHEN SOMEONE DID SOMETHING WRONG
Britains: This isn't the way to do it. Here, let me show you.

Malaysians: Like that also don't know how to do!

WHEN ONE IS ANGRY
Britains: Would you mind not disturbing me?

Malaysians: Celaka you!

Haha! So funny yet so true!
Most Malaysians are lazy to do the formalities, so we go straight to the point. :P But it IS pretty rude.

Contact me:
Jackson Teoh
jackson.teoh.sc@gmail.com

Sunday, April 26, 2009

What do I think?: Wasted 2 Hours of my LIFE Playing Halo 3!!

Just got my... erm... technically, my brother's XBox 360 back. And I bought 3 games. Unfortunately, only 2 games are awesome!

This is NOT the game that I am going to criticize.
Devil May Cry 4 is awesome! Awesome graphics and the female characters in the game are all so... sexually appealing. :P The storyline is nice and they gameplay is just so free and filled with techniques. Very-easy-to-play game, eventhough you can get frustrated sometimes for now being able to beat the boss, but if you are in easy mode, everything is pretty easy. (I did "die" a few times on easy mode! Haha!!)

This is also NOT the game that I am going to criticize today.
Resident Evil 5, man! If I criticize this game to its limits, I am not human. It is an awesome game, but unfortunately, I have to wait for my brother to come home from KL to play the multiplayer!

Here it is!
The game that I am going to criticize is:

Halo 3!!
Shocked?

Halo 3 is supposed to be XBox's exclusive and most successful game.
No doubt it is very well-known and it has a pretty high reputation. But actually there are lots of problems concerning this game.

On the day that I bought it, I can't wait to try it out! Only to be beaten by Devil May Cry 4, which I beaten in 3 days (easy mode).
After 3 awesome days, playing an awesome game, I figured that I give Halo 3 a try. To my "not-so-amazement"... Halo 3 SUCKS!!!

Halo 3 does not have the graphics of Devil May Cry 4 (maybe because it is the 'launchpad' of XBox 360). Their gameplay sucks too. Comparing "Black" on PS 2 and Halo 3 on the XBox 360, Black is much better! The gameplay is just like those classical and gay Star Wars shooting games where you go around shooting aliens instead of Storm Troopers.

I was expecting a lot more from Halo 3, but their female characters are not even pretty or cute!! What a crime! They are pretty ugly actually. They should get some Japanese guy to design the girls because for some reason, Japanese people can design a variety of girls ranging from cute, pretty to the ugliest monster a girl can be.

I got bored of the game after playing for 2 hours. Expecting more and more after each hour spent. I spent the first our playing in some crappy forest and I thought, "Hey! Maybe they have more to offer on the next stage" but hey! The truth is that they didn't! It still sucks, I am still NOT enjoying myself. I don't even know how can Halo 3 be approved to go to the market with all the reputation of the Halo series.

For some reason, Japanese people can still make far better games than the Americans.
For some reason, Japanese-designed girls are much cuter and more "appealing" while the American-design girls are ugly and "pixelish".
For some reason, Japanese games are more fun than American games.

Up till now, the only American-created game that I respect is God of War. I played the 2nd one and it rocks! Waiting for the 3rd one on the XBox 360.

As for Halo 3:
You Suck!!!


Contact me:
Jackson Teoh
jackson.teoh.sc@gmail.com

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Praise #4: If We Could Change History, We Would Change Nothing

With the talk about racism all around America since... EVER, Amnesty International recently made these 2 advertisements explaining about changing history, changing nothing.

Basically, as you can see from these 2 advertisements, they feature one of the lamest things ever: History!
I seriously hate history, but whatever it is, the message and the visual covered everything. This IS about history, but they made a twist. In fact, this twist is so cool, that it is 180 degrees. They replaced the African Americans with white people and vice versa. If you read the text in the history book of this advertisement, you can clearly see the east-west difference.


It's true what they said about changing history will change nothing, because all that changed was the skin colour. Now, if history did change and everything IS east-west, then they will have hate crime laws for white people instead of the African Americans. It's the same! Just different skin colour.

These laws will still exist, now protecting the white people from being discriminated by the African Americans. So if you are an African American who wish that everything would be different, then you are wrong because if it happens, then the white people will come for you instead of you going after them.

So why not just treat ourselves with the mindset that says that, "If I treat you right, you will do the same". We are all from one same species, so why fight because of race?

- Jackson Teoh
jackson.teoh.sc@gmail.com

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

14 Hours ago & BarCamp Penang Logo (V 1)

About 14 hours ago, at around 8.00 p.m. on the 21st of April (Tuesday)
I felt "funny" as in uncomfortable on my head and my stomach. It felt like shit!!
I have to add my BarCamp Penang contacts into my MSN but I couldn't because I couldn't even get up from my bed.

Anyways, earlier yesterday, I thought hard about the BarCamp Penang logo and simply designed one. I took some other BarCamp logos from all around the world as reference and discovered how free style it was. After I was done, this is how it looks like:
This is just version 1. It still needs some touch-up, but I will figure something out :D
As for now, this is the BarCamp Penang logo!

Contact me:
Jackson Teoh
jackson.teoh.sc@gmail.com

Monday, April 20, 2009

South Park Season 13 Songs (Jonas Brothers & Kanye West)

Jackson Teoh presents to you both South Park Season 13 songs (so far...):
"I've Got a Ring" by "Jonas Brothers" & "Gay Fish" by "Kanye West" (Trey Parker actually :P)

1. I've Got a Ring


2. Gay Fish


For the full song of Gay Fish, go to this link: SouthParkStudios: Gay Fish

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Jackson Teoh
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Related Topics:
Fishsticks TheArtofAds Review

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Simon Cowell Leaving American Idol?

Jackson Teoh is back with another random post.
I was driving home from my last exam paper yesterday and while I was driving, I heard a news from Hitz.fm saying that Simon Cowell is going to leave American Idol!

The DJ's were like, "What is American Idol without Simon Cowell?". That's exactly the same question that I asked myself!

What is American Idol without Simon Cowell??!!

He is like... the biggest critic compared to Randy and Paula! It was said that he wanted to continue 'The X-Factor' and 'Britain's Got Talent' and he is pretty busy traveling from Britain to America all the time, plus his contract with American Idol is about to end.

So now here's the big question.
If Simon Cowell is no longer going to be the 'biggest badass critic' in American Idol, who will?
The DJ's of Hitz.fm came up with a suggestion:

Gordon Ramsay of Hell's Kitchen!
Okay, Simon and Gordon do have those 'judging' similarities. The only difference is that Simon is more 'cool' while Gordon is more "Shut the 'F' up!" kinda guy. :P

Well, obviously Gordon Ramsay would be taken into American Idol if he knows anything about singing and music, but unfortunately... and sadly... No!
Damn! I would really love to see Gordon Ramsay criticize on those idols :P

So, if it is not Gordon Ramsay... who will replace Simon Cowell?

Contact me:
Jackson Teoh
jackson.teoh.sc@gmail.com

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Praise #3: Maxis: Go Online Anywhere You Want!



Jackson Teoh is back from an exam and here to blog about an advertisement made by one of the 4 Malaysian handphone telecomunication network: Maxis. It's not that I use Maxis but I am just being fair. :P

I had this idea of blogging about this Maxis advertisement through television. Celcom, Maxis and DiGi are always fighting each other on television. Tune to this channel and there it is, tune to that channel and there it is again. Their advertisements are all over the place.

Anyways, back to this advertisement.
Now the first thing that I am going to touch on here is that it is cute! The portray their message in "simple language" that is through cuts of paper and it is something new and they utilized it to it's full potential. This can really serve as an attention grabber because after a busy day at work or in school, all we need to see is something cute and not so serious.

"Why So Serious?"

The next thing about this advertisement is that it shows how painful it is to not be able to go online where ever you want. They showed these hands using the computer to surf Facebook and made it look important by meeting new friends and when suddenly, the background switched to the mountains where he can no longer network on Facebook. He then pulls out the handphone and starts surfing from there!

It is so clear!

The other thing is that there is a demonstration on how it works. Now people love demonstrations as they are seen as a "head-start" for those who still do not know how to use a certain thing. It is also like a guide and people love guides! They are too lazy to figure out how in the world do you go online on your handphone and ignore it all together.

The kind of advertisement that Maxis used here is more to informational on how to use Maxis to go online and at the same time, promoting their Maxis brand! If Maxis keeps teaching you stuffs like these, people will have a slight "thank you" coming out of their brain, especially for those who are really keen to go online with their handphones! When people have this slight "thank you" it leads to a positive brand image!

This is simple! It is KISS! (Keep It Simple, Stupid!)
A white coloured blank wallpaper with several cuts of paper showing you how to use the handphone to surf the net anywhere you want! It is cute and it is simple!
Awesome advertisement, Maxis!

Contact me:
Jackson Teoh
jackson.teoh.sc@gmail.com

Related topics:
Praise #2: DiGi: Windows Live Messenger on DiGi
Victim #9: Hirudoid Cream
Victim #8: National Service

How is Saddam Hussein related to Resident Evil 5?



So I was browsing through some Resident Evil 5 videos on Youtube.com just to see how it is like and I can say that it is a freaking awesome game! I am certainly getting the game when I get my XBox 360 back.

While I was browsing through a bunch of Resident Evil 5 videos, I found this video!
It is actually a guide to obtain the Six Achievements required by the XBox 360 console and it shows you how to obtain them. However, what really made my laugh like heck is that this player kept relating the enemies in the game as Saddam Hussein! Haha! It's hilarious!

I can't wait to play this game and kill some of these Saddam Hussein "look-alikes" myself :P
Once I play the game, I will blog about what do I think about it :D
Stay tuned!

Contact me:
Jackson Teoh
jackson.teoh.sc@gmail.com

Monday, April 13, 2009

The Death Grip: Fear

We cannot select the hand that fate deals us but we can choose how to play that hand and strive to engineer the best possible outcome. Action cures indecision. Give EVERYTHING you've got and trust all else to fate. You must learn to overcome fear's paralyzing grip!

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Jackson Teoh
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Related Links:
It's Okay to be Wrong
Change is Inevitable

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Sand Castle War (Part 2)

Just returned from a dicussion with the principal of INTI College Penang and some decisions were made.

Anyways, remember the time when I told you that I would post up another Sand Castle War with a bigger army? Well, it is below :P

Yet again... it begins... the White army versus the Red army


Soldiers were running around, getting in-gear to fight off the enemy...

However, things are different now...
Sand Castle War: The Revenge of the Reds

Yes... so now the Red army is attacking the White army as seen above, the white soldiers are defending their castle from the red soldiers who came into the castle in an arrow formation.

This is how it looks like if you are in the shoes of those red soldiers:
It seems like the white soldiers at the side of the steps are letting them in! Such a bunch of traitors! You can also see the white soldiers forming a line inside the castle to fend off the red soldiers who are charging in.

This is the white army's defensive line, stacking up till the top:
The soldier at the top must be like... the Elite warrior or something because he stood alone up there in front of the castle Royal Door. As you can see, there are also some archers on the wall of the castle to fend off the Red army.

Isn't that cool? It's like... being there using my zoom :P
And INTI College Penang's Sand Castle society (or something) actually does this kind of stuffs.

Contact me:
Jackson Teoh
jackson.teoh.sc@gmail.com

Related topics:
Sand Castle War (Part 1)

So Far in BarCamp Penang (12/04/09)

Everything is moving quite slow. I just found out that using E-mail to contact my fellow comrades are pretty slow in terms of replying to my messages.

Lesson: Tomorrow, I will use the technology known as "Phone"

Everything is moving pretty slowly and I have less than 2 months to complete my mission, that is to bring BarCamp into Penang.

Lesson: That's it! I will have to quicken it up after my exams! Spend the 2 weeks of holiday on BarCamp Penang!

It seems like we need to have a specific day for our meeting when everybody or most of them are free. I asked for a vote and I only received 2/20 votes and both votes say: Friday.

Lesson: Okay, then. Friday it shall be.

The Principal of INTI College Penang is pretty busy, going out here and there. Luckily I have a hold of him tomorrow. Going to meet him tomorrow to discuss regarding the venue for using INTI College Penang as a place for BarCamp Penang.

Things to talk about:
1) Location approval
2) Date (Around June but early or end?)
3) What is BarCamp?
4) White board to stick the timetable

After my Computer Science exam tomorrow, I would have to have a look at the rooms of Level 4. It is such a perfect place to make BarCamp Penang. I hope that I can do it.

Lesson: Draw out the map of Level 4. Take pictures of Level 4.

We better have a target for our audience of BarCamp and the number of rooms. I think that I will target around 200 - 300 for starters and probably 5 rooms. BarCamp KL had 7 rooms which I think is a lot but I love to be able to choose. :P

Thinking: 5 rooms, 300 people...

I wish that my fellow comrades have MSN, then we can have a group chat about BarCamp and how is it going. Like when I was chatting with Calvyn of iCalvyn.com, we came up with the idea of having a website of our own in which Charles, another BarCamp committee volunteered to sponsor one for us. How nice of him! :D

Offer for you: I am looking for speakers and sponsorship for BarCamp Penang. My target is 300 people but usually, the numbers will go up till about 500 people. If there is anything, please e-mail me: jackson.teoh.sc@gmail.com

Note for me: Logo... T-shirt... Chop?...

Contact me:
Jackson Teoh
jackson.teoh.sc@gmail.com

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Sand Castle War (Part 1)

I was in INTI College Penang on a regular day, going to college and coming back when I saw this awesome sand castle displayed outside the principal's office:

Just look at that!
I don't know why, but suddenly the Sand Castle club (or something) of INTI are so psyched-up at making sand castles that they made that sand castle!! Look at the flags and the soldiers! I thought that it was really cool, so I drew my camera from my bag and started snapping pictures and using the ability of my camera's zoom to make it look like you are there.

This is at the castle front gate. As you can see 3 red soldiers are trying to stop the white soldier while one of them stands guard at the enemy guard post. Doesn't it make you feel like you are there?

Over here you can see these 2 soldiers dueling it out in the castle... Oops! I mean "Sand Castle"

This is the fight occuring inside the castle square.

This is the west pathway that the white soldiers are attacking from. Now, over here you can see that defenses are pretty slim as the red soldiers can only attack one at a time due to the narrow pathway, giving the attacking army (White) a chance to infiltrate into the castle.

However, after about a week, they demolished the castle and rebuilt another one with an even BIGGER army! In which I will post once I am done with my Computer Science exams tomorrow. :D

Contact me:
Jackson Teoh
jackson.teoh.sc@gmail.com

Related topics:
Sand Castle War (Part 2)

Friday, April 10, 2009

Apprentice Kok Yang's Advertisement on WalMart

This is an ad of WalMart, it is not really made by the WalMart people but you can say that it was made by one of my many apprentices named Kok Yang.

Task: Create a WalMart advertisement targeting whatever you want.

His Target: Always Low Price
Perfect Target! WalMart is always on low pricing and affordable stuff. Even South Park made fun of the prices being so low!

Now there are several things that really bug me. It is that this advertisement looks like one of those cheaply done ads that people send to your mailbox only to be ignored and thrown away.

Mistake #1: Emotion
If you all attended my seminar on "The 10 Sins of Advertising" there is a sin in which I called "Emotionless". Emotion is a very important thing in an advertisement as it gives the readers a feel of what you are writing about. If you are writing about poor people in Africa and how sad they are, then write it in that way! The mistake here is that you want people to buy because of its low prices, so why not inflict a pain on them by showing them the effects of buying costly things in a freaking bad economy!

You can make those 3 items as examples, but the BIG picture must be about the pain or the gain for the consumer, meaning their loss or their benefits.

Mistake #2: Art does not ALWAYS sell!
You got it all mistaken... Your objective here is to sell, sell and sell! Not art, art and art! You have to sell your product and do not put too much regard on how beautiful the advertisement looks.

Mistake #3: No KISS!
Okay, I explained about this in my seminar too about KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid!). Of course I am not calling you stupid, but it is a phrase to remind people to keep it simple. No need all those arty style of words like shades here and there which makes the advertisement look pretty cheap.

Mistake #4: Background colour
Our brain is always programmed to read black text on white/light brown backgrounds. So why go against that? We need to make the brains of the consumers comfortable with what they are reading. Your idea of using red fonts under a shaded blue is not such a pleasant sight. Red fonts CAN be used but it is only for like... emphasis or emergency or part of the headline, but not used for the entire copy.

Mistake #5: No Caption
Over 80% of people read the caption of a picture all the time. A caption is like a short sentence at the bottom of the big picture that talks about the feeling or portrayal of the picture.

Okay, now some of you might disagree with me, but usually logos are at the bottom right of advertisements. :P

However it is, my apprentice, Kok Yang has decided to redo the advertisement for future review.

Here is an example of WalMart advertisement that I made last year:
WalMart: Save More with WalMart

Contact me:
Jackson Teoh
jackson.teoh.sc@gmail.com

South Park Season 13 Episode 5: FishSticks

I watched South Park Season 13's Episode 5 yesterday and it was Hilarious!
It's about Jimmy, a crippled kid that does standup comedy, who came up with a joke. Eric Cartman, a troubled and completely manipulative kid, was in the same room and was Jimmy's first audience to listen to the FishStick joke but was never a contributor to the joke.

Jimmy: Do you like Fishsticks (which sounded like Fishdicks)?
Cartman: Yes.
Jimmy: Do you like putting fishdicks in your mouth?
Cartman: Yes.
Jimmy: What are you, a Gay Fish?

And somehow that joke became a nationally-famous joke and everyone started laughing about it except for one person... who of course... "Didn't get it?"

Kanye West!


A real American Hip Hop rapper who always thinks that he is a genius and he is the voice of the future.

He was like, "I am not gay and I am certainly NOT a fish!" and he started hitting anybody who tried to explain the meaning or killing as of Carlos Mencia, a real American standup comedian who steals American jokes and tells them in a Mexican accent.

Carlos Mencia stole the credit for the joke and was caught by Kanye and tied who then asked him "Why did everyone call me a gay fish?". Carlos Mencia was like, "Please man... Just get it, man..." and "I am nothing... I'm not funny, I steal jokes, my dick don't work man... I got'ta piss in a plastic bag man... I've got no dick!" and he was finally killed by Kanye who still didn't get the joke after some explanation.

That was so funny!
Anyways, at last Cartman and Jimmy were caught by Kanye after they were revealed to be the true creators of the FishSticks joke. Cartman then manipulated the whole story by saying that he became the Human Torch and killed some Jew robots and came up with the joke all alone. He even convinced Jimmy to believe that and explained to him about his uncontrollable ego. Cartman's words then affected Kanye West who realized that people called him a Gay Fish because they were trying to help him realize who he really is.

Ending?
Kanye West was like, "I need to believe what people tell me. Let all my fans know that I love'em but a Gay Fish just can't live in the outside world forever. Don't be sad for me, guys! I'm going home!!" and he dived into the ocean where he french-kissed a fish and stuck himself to a big grouper with the song, "I am a Gay Fish" playing at the background.

It's so funny! You got'ta check this episode of South Park out!

Contact me:
Jackson Teoh
jackson.teoh.sc@gmail.com

Thursday, April 9, 2009

10 Things that will make the Sun rise from the West (Malaysian Style - non-racist)

Jackson Teoh is back with a random post about my country: Malaysia!
Yeah... it has been very political now and then and it is pretty fun to watch them fight like in the movies.

Please note that what I type here about Malaysia has nothing to do with racial issues or anything that might get me arrested or sent to the ISA (Internal Security Act) like a communist. Personally, I do not really support the ISA for limiting the peoples' views about things.

1) The Prime Minister is NOT over 50 years old
Based on history, the Prime Minister is always over 50 years old. The new Prime Minister is like... 55 or something. I mean... when are they going to pick a younger Prime Minister! Maybe this younger guy might have some very awesome youthful ideas up his or her sleeves.


2) The Parliament starts debating in English :P
Yes... it has never happened before unless a fight occurs between the government and the opposition. During that time, any language will emerge.

3) The value of Malaysian Ringgit goes higher than American Dollar
Ooh... something that seems almost impossible since the beginning of time :P


4) When thieves are eradicated
Being a thief is like a part-time job to some people now and with Malaysian citizens' "don't care about other people" style, thieves are everywhere because nobody would actually chase after an escaping snatch-thief!

5) Prime Minister of Malaysia is a girl!!
It is possible that the Prime Minister of Malaysia can be a girl, but as for now... it is impossible for it is like a norm of the people to see guys as the leader rather than girls. Sorry girls :P

6) When you can't see "cheap labour" walking around in the streets
They are everywhere! Like in Penang, you go to a place called Bukit Mertajam and where ever you turn, there they are! Walking around in a pack of 5 or 6 like they are going to beat somebody up. Or just hop onto a local bus, the "Rapid", about 3/4 of the bus are these "cheap labour"!

7) All "cheap labours" in Malaysia know how to speak the Malay language
Some do and some don't. That's probably why they travel in a pack of 5 or 6. So, one person becomes the voice of the other 5 people! It's very annoying when you ask them something and they answer you with the wrong answer. :P

8) Bullet trains connecting Malaysia together
Ooh... needs more planning for this one. Especially for those Members of Parliament that are from the rural areas like Sabah and Sarawak that do not agree with mega projects for cities. They would rather stop Mega projects to help those rural area people, but have they ever thought about splitting the money up for rural and urban development?

9) Malaysia becomes a 1st-world country
Erm... ok... in case you didn't know, Malaysia is still a third-world country. Not many sky-scrapers around like the United States. And Malaysia is still pretty far away from the intellectuals of the Americans and with the political issues and crimes all around the country, it seems like it will take centuries before Malaysia is as developed as America.

10) When Malaysia starts to snow...
Okay, this is like... the IMPOSSIBLE! No matter what you do, it is so impossible! Unless you are God or something, then you can alter the entire planet Earth to put Malaysia more to the north or something rather than near the middle of the Earth where the "Ring of Fire" (Hotest spots on Earth) is.

Contact me:
Jackson Teoh
jackson.teoh.sc@gmail.com

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Present, Present, Present and Present again...

Hey!
Jackson Teoh has just received comments that he did not update his blog as soon as he is back from BarCamp KL.
I have an IT assignment that I must complete within 6 hours, so, I was kind of in a rush. However, I will blog right now about my week since 30th of March to 6th of April.

Presentation 1
Date: 30th March 2009
Location: Traders' Hotel
To: Rotary Club Georgetown
About: RYLA 2009 Experience

That's me!
Doing a presentation to fellow Rotarians about my RYLA experience. It was pretty cool and everyone enjoyed it. Hehe... And so it begins... my week filled with presentations and sorts.

So, everything skipped and skipped till Friday...

Presentation 2
Date: 3rd April 2009
Location: INTI College Penang
To: Students of Foundation in Business programme
About: General Studies Research: A Presentation about Presentations

For this, the teacher said it was fun and my voice projection was awesome! But the only thing was that I focused too much on making it fun that it didn't turn out to be much of a presentation of a research paper.

So, I told her, "I guess my mistake here was to see the students as the public while how you see it is that these students are not the public but a bunch of researchers"

After that, I immediately rushed to my Kancil and immediately drive home at 11 A.M. to pack up and catch my bus to KL at 3 P.M.
What a busy life I have...

Arriving in BarCamp KL (4th of April)

That's me! Posing with the BarCampKL banner. It was an awesome unconference! The setting was very unique and simple. Now I think that the only hardest thing is to get people to come and sponsorship, the rest seemed really simple. Note that I said, "SEEMED"

Upon arriving on the 3rd of April at 7.30 P.M., I went to my aunt's house to stay. I made a set of slides in PowerPoint to be used for my presentation on "The 10 Sins of Advertising" for the next day (4th of April)

Presentation 3
Date: 4th of April 2009
Location: BarCampKL, INTI College Subang
To: A bunch of BarCampers whom I do not know except for my brother, Michael Teoh, Joel and Khailee
About: The 10 Sins of Advertising

That's me, once again presentating about something. The crowd was okay, not too many and not too lilttle. My presentation was okay as well and when the Q&A session came, several people kept arguing about the fonts to use in an advertisement in which I ended it by saying, "Everybody has their own views and opinions"

Went back, was really tired... Did my slide for my last presentation in BarCampKL, something that I would always love to talk about: Change!

Presentation 4

Date: 5th of April 2009
Location: BarCampKL, INTI College Subang
To: A bunch of BarCampers whom I don't know except for Boon Send, the INTIMA president of INTI College Penang and my brother, Michael Teoh who came during the Q&A session
About: Why some Mutations are Awesome(!) for Your Company?

That's me again! Talking about the theory of mutation for businesses. The crowd was small because F1 was on television in the opposite restaurant. (F1 stole my spotlight!!)
But a small crowd made things easier to manage and I can communicate with all of them at once instead of favouring more to the right or left.
Q&A session went smoothly and I realised that I love talking about "Change!" :P

Had dinner with some well-known young entrepreneurs and my brother before going to my aunt's place.
Went home on the 6th of April and I had to finish my IT assignment within 6 hours!! Damn!!
I mean... give me a break!!

Contact me:
Jackson Teoh
jackson.teoh.sc@gmail.com