Sunday, March 11, 2007


What you need...

What you asked your Manager for...

What HR Promised...

.... What you felt it as

What you received...Before Tax

What you received...After Tax

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Slide Sundays by Kuro

slideSlide Sundays is a commercial for a dance club in Las Vegas. It was done by a good friend of mine, Dru Nget, while he was at KURO. Dru had only a few breakdancer shots to work with and created the look with masking, Trapcode 3D Stroke and a lot of 3D layering in After Effects.

P.S. Are you hiring? Dru is currently in the market for a new job in motion graphics in Los Angeles. Check out his reel and resume.

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HP 'Paulo Coelho' from Motion Theory

This is the sixth in the series of gorgeous commercials for HP, 'Paulo Coelho'. Coelho wrote my all-time favorite book, The Alchemist, so I was so pleased to see this mystical commercial with flowing imagery.

Have you read The Alchemist? It's life-altering, inspiring, simple, poetic, beautiful. This ad is a wonderful representation of the book. Read more about the commercial at the Motion Theory site.

(And, once again, thanks Dru Nget, for sending me the link. Dru has recently read The Alchemist at my suggestion and he was equally inspired and moved by the story. Go read it! )

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Wednesday, February 28, 2007


Anak Cina anak Yahudi,
Minum arak berpeti-peti;
Sejak bunga dipagar besi,
Kumbang di luar menghempas diri.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Pantun Hari ini

Anak tiung anak ketitir,
Anak balau terlompat-lompat;
Barang dikendong habis tercicir,
Barang dikejar haram tak dapat.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Short Drama Making Competition

We are organizing a �Short Drama Making Competition� called �Skrip Ke Skrin�, which will be broadcasted in our local TV station.

And with great pleasure we would like to invite young adventurous film / drama enthusiast that has great interest to broaden their knowledge and skill and at the same time win cash prizes to be part of this one of a kind programme.

The finalists will get to film their own short dramas and stand a chance to win cash prizes!Who can participate and how to participate?
Check out the details below.
1. Eligible participants: Malaysians, 18 to 25 yrs old
2. Materials to prepare: A 1-page (A4 size) proposal for a short drama (20 to 30 minutes).

Theme: Any
Language: Bahasa Malaysia

Please send your entries to:

Dateline : 12th March 2007
Need more details or explanation?
Please email us at skripkeskrin@gmail.comThank you.Y
Y TangFor Manja Films S/B

Ghost Rider Review

If you mixed Goethe’s “Faust” with the ballad of Evil Knievel, you’d have “Ghost Rider,” a lame, superhero flick that answers the question: What if the devil pimped my ride?

The second consecutive Nicolas Cage vehicle (no pun intended) not screened for the press, the film is based on a Marvel comic book I found too lowbrow when I was about 12 years-old. It tells the story of Johnny Blaze (Cage), aka “the devil’s bounty hunter.” During the day, Johnny is a “hotshot” stunt motorcycle rider who dresses and talks like an Elvis impersonator, eats jelly beans out of martini glasses and likes to listen to the Carpenters and jump Blackhawk helicopters.

But after Johnny sells his soul to Mephistopheles (Peter Fonda of “Easy Rider”) as a teenager, strange things happen at night. Johnny’s head turns into a flaming skull and his Harley chopper into a motor-sickle from hell. He’s Ghost Rider.

Ghost Rider’s current assignment is to battle Blackheart (Wes Bentley) and his minions Gressil (Laurence Breuls), Wallow (Daniel Fredericksen) and Abigor (Mathew Wilkinson), who look about as threatening as an ’80s Goth band, in order to keep the Contract of Verganza (or something) out of their hands.

All of this is tres confusing for Roxanne Simpson (Eva Mendes sporting plunging necklines), the TV news reporter who used to be Johnny’s girlfriend before he sold his soul.
After Blackheart causes a “biker bar massacre,” we learn that he and the other demons are “fallen angels” who are trying to create a second hell (or something like that).

Written and directed by Mark Steven Johnson (“Daredevil,” “Elektra”), “Ghost Rider” reportedly cost $120 million to make. But the resulting cheesy CGI effects, bad sets and music and mugging by the actors, especially Cage, suggest you spent your life’s savings and ended up with a Yugo. As the caretaker of a cemetery, Sam Elliott looks insufficiently mortified.

“I am speaking to the fire element in me,” says Best Actor Academy Award-winner Cage in one typical scene. “Ghost Rider” has nothing as sublimely silly as the scene in which Cage wanders into a field of beehives in his previous effort, “The Wicker Man.” It’s just terribly boring and dumb.

At one point we learn the bad guys are waiting for the “end of days.” I merely yearned for the end of movie.