Thursday, April 19, 2012

TEN YEARS OF BLOGGING [2012]



I just realised today that this is my 10th year blogging..
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KING MING!
To celebrate this milestone, let's take a walk down memory lane.

Once upon a time, BLOGGING were just like boring diaries for the intellects
Most geeks had personal websites hosted by Geocities and Angelfire
The famous blogs were of those which had fanciful gif images and quizzes
which after you can copy the HTML and paste it on your blogs
Blogging wasn't very popular till digital cameras became affordable
Naturally the age of awakening started when mobile phones had cameras!
Also, most Singaporeans discovered that it was COOL to bitch on blogs
and enjoy "value-added" friendships by "linking" each others' blogs;
which is also when the problem starts coming in.
The government and institutions, with their IT genius,
began to hunt down bad remarks about themselves
(and of course socially unacceptable contents)
If you have never heard of Friendster/ICQ/mIRC
you probably have no idea what I'm talking about..

Unfortunately, a lot of my photos were deleted cos several image hosting sites collapsed
and I did not blog about work and national service related stuff..
So here's what I salvaged, enjoy!



MOHAWK - Temasek Polytechnic Student Union
led by Yee Ping and Chong Guang




Action Sampler (35mm Lomography)
with Yang at Peninsula Hotel, City Hall

 
Part of my school projects - CAPTAIN GREEN
about environmental conservation


watch video here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJ5zlcWYvyQ


Yumi Chen's Birthday
She was one of the very rare international students around


Business Studies Club EXCO at Dinner and Dance


Evidence that Singapore had WIFI on Public Transport since 2007


小黑


Jay (during his skinnier days) and Adrian at Genting
It's a resort in Malaysia where Singaporeans visit for its cool weather,
awesome theme parks and casino for the adults


On the Cable Car - Sentosa
Terry (right) is doing his first semester in Brisbane now!


One of my favourite place in Singapore - Pulau Ubin
This was a really memorable cycling trip!
The old man is the Village Chief


Keng Mun got Vandalised


My favourite pen that has an afro on one end


My buddy, Adrian with Fibi (dog)
We would play MONSTER HUNTER (PSP) at his place
Don't be misguided by his tatts, he tops Accounting Faculty


I don't think kids today write letters
It beats sending an email, FB message or Whatsapp anytime


Yong Kang, one of the nicest guy in Singapore I reckon
Quiet, reserved and only speaks the nicest words


Adrian and Jun Wen at my secret hideout


H08 at some ice-cream cafe in Siglap


Legendary Amanda, quit school after getting caught for wrong dress code


Tampines Mart McDonalds' - our regular study place


My lil bro, Matt!

Can't speak a word in Mandarin..


Once upon a time, every boy plays computer games at a LAN SHOP
Half Life, Counterstrike, DotA.. etc


Business School Freshmen Orientation
Always full of energy!


School Excursion to Pulau Ubin
It is one of the last rural areas to be found in Singapore,
with an abundance of natural flora and fauna.


大头 - whom I always copy my assignments from
Anyone noticed that I rebonded my hair?


Laura eating a McSpicy
This localised product by McDonalds' is similar to KFC's Zinger, only better!


Group Project at Wilson's
Spent 90% of the time playing Defense of the Ancients


watch video here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5oNdRxzYXE



Rainie (TAS) at one of her hometown restaurant near Boat Quay
Can't remember where she was from,
but we had very spicy roast meats and vegetables


A lot of people have asked me about Singapore's indigenious people
These are a few, from a particular subculture
Pretty cool eh?


Vivo City - when it first opened


Sok Wei at TopTable (TCA) supporting our juniors


I think the tutor's name is Lily Lim
Really kind and patient teacher whom we often took advantage of


Wei Wei with Singapore's favourite Cup Noodles - NISSIN


Classroom Shenanigans - I was holding BumbleBee (Transformers)
Chin and Aaron looking annoyed with Wilson and myself


Planning a Malaysia Road Trip with Jun Wen
It did actualise!


Nic Tam trying to kill Leon (6 prata kosong + syrup limau guy)
Nic does some extreme BMX shit
that always got his nose, arm, legs broken


Peggy appeared on a book cover (from left), The Bible and Grimms' Fairy Tales


I would sit on the stairs and daydream for hours


Night Cycling Clique - James, Ziyi, Adrian
We do not have helmet regulations in Singapore by the way
Jealous much?


watch video here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thKQNS576to


Wei Wei and Cheryl's Cat


My phone had a lot of ornaments - like a Japanese Girl
FAST AND FURIOUSSSS ME LOVE YOU LONG TIME!


The Events Company I worked at..


Doing crazy things at Mr. Prata (24-hour Indian Muslim Restaurant)
I believe every Singaporean has his/her favourite "Prata Shop"


Prawning with Jun Wen (buddies since 1998)
Used to do that a lot till one day I start feeling compassionate about the poor prawns


Infra-Red Technology
We could transfer photos and funny gif images to each other like that
Then there was Bluetooth and 3G


My cousin and nephew, all grown up now!


Pok's birthday with Yang and Wen


Fun Times with Kenny and James


watch video here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKb5E-nbO5k


TOYS R US with Jean


Some chalet with Jolene


Filming a webisode with CMM people


watch video here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEe6tc7X-g4


watch video here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4apwpdt18b4


watch video here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PefgY9LYws


Used to collect these diligently at 7 Eleven
They make taking your phone out of your pocket very irritating


Peppermint Tea and Sheesha at Arab Street


Uniquely H08


Doing a Psychology Video Project about some Rice Cooker
featuring Chun Kit as THE GENIE


watch video here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3mxL99kLHc


One of my MANY blogs featured on Lianhe Wanbao
about inconsiderate public commuters
The New Paper named me "Public Watchdog"


Acting Emo was kinda the fun and "IN" thing to do


One of my video production featured on U-Weekly Magazine
for making fun of Takuya Kimura's GATSBY commercial


watch video here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAd39Umc1kg


BSC Event - I was Captain Hook
I'm like the bad guy with evil plans and
everyone has to work together to complete quests


watch video here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eN-b0qUHk4


Bark Cafe with Jean's Mum
Located in one of the less populated areas in the East
We simply love chillin' there
Oh and they have amazing deep-fried chicken wings


One of my buddy, Hakim whom we bumped into on a bus
He's kinda indigenous too


Genting Trip - Acting cool with Jon and Guanzuo
You see we actually make trips to Genting very often
cos it's dirt cheap


Preparing Rosti with Unice and Rahim for our Culinary Elective Assignment


Crazy times with Wilson and Mason


15 Lessons with my loves - Matt, James and Doice


Our elitist team won 3 consecutive years champion in Business Sports Meet
The gentlemen in grey is Mr. Pras, one of the most loved teacher in poly


Jean poking fun of our tutor, Mr. Shen Yue Shan
However, that actually looks like my handwriting =_="


Ivy loves Mr. Shen


watch video here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-TsDQD_Oj0

The video above has been viewed 38 times
before it was flagged down by our course conveynor LOL


Long before your time, Mark Advent (Eighth Wonder)
came to pitch for Sentosa's Casino
We were given a preview of the Business Plan by Mark himself
Not many of us survived the lengthy presentation


A-C-C-I-O-N


HOLGA GCFN - I took pride in taking photos in 120 format


Lucky only eats human food and could walk on two legs
Crazy dog thinks he's human


MOHAWK at some chalet


Ah Na, Cat and myself share the same birthday
and we love to celebrate together at McDonalds'



Naturally, this was my signature pose


Chunkit, Jean and Guanzuo were three of the craziest friends I've had
Not convinced?


watch video here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-u2omXsCdzk


Hospitality Training at TCA


Boys will be Boys






I created a pretty popular series which was removed by Youtube
together with my old account for some policy violation


In this one, people from all walks of life share their ghostly encounters




Posters back then were made with Microsoft PowerPoint or Publisher
Only the rare few geeks mastered Adobe Photoshop


watch video here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMB7V_pYZFM


In Loving Memory of my best friend, Tasha
September 21, 2007


Being extremely active in Union and Clubs
That justifies for my 2,719 Facebook friends - TRUE STORY


OPHIX did a rather crazy horror production
watch video here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9y_c18DG-1k



Police Motto "Be Safe, Don't Be Sorry"
was pretty much the "IN" thing too back then


I was the go-to-guy for Videography
Above is an article from a school magazine
Btw that account was deleted when Google took over


This was probably a Batman parody


As Entry Level DSLRs became common
ADSL2 supported the massive file sizes coming through the blogs
Chillax Days with Edwin and Valley Pong






Practice my Chinese Caligraphy once in a while..
I've always believed in conserving traditional Chinese values


Weirdest yet most interesting birthday present
from my bro, Monster James


Atako, buddies since 1990
We used to play CONTRA together


Ayozi, 好学力行 but VERY smelly


Chinese New Year Fried Rice at JYZB's house


Emo_Tat16 , forever sleeping during lectures


Anh and Tony, one of my first few Vietnamese friends
Spent a lot of time just hanging out and learning vulgarities from each other


Lil Eve, about 12cm shorter than me
I think that's a thumb drive (USB stick) hanging on my neck
These portable drives used to be really expensive
like $70 for 125MB


One of the hardest days of my life with Jonapong
Collecting cooler boxes and getting exploited


However I enjoyed doing up the chalk boards daily


Edwin Gan, 3 Subways a day 365 days a year


Do not try this at home
We were just fooling around with a plastic knife


Colleagues Farewell Dinner (self funded)


Jingxian, one of the most evil person on Earth
VERY NASTY


My bro, Edwin at one of his soccer finals for MyJia FC
Beautiful f/2.8L bokeh from 70-200mm


Kane took good care of us basketball boys
Always like an elder brother to all of us


In loving memory of Nicole
18 August 2009


#1 Letter from my Primary School Classmate (vintage)
#2 Motorola Pager (yes i'm actually that old)

#3 Ludo's Canine Teeth (after he was put to sleep) 


Ayu Matsura was one of my all-time favourite J-Idol
Muffin was a Malaysian girl group with my friend, Cookie as the lead


My bro, Ken Tan (buddies since 1990) and I
makan night-out at Siglap
We used to play with Power Rangers action figures and robots


One of the Nuffnang Glitterati gatherings
Here are the creme de la creme


Edwin and I have the same BROMANCE watch


James and I eat at this place a lot
Sells pretty awesome roasted poultry
Check out Singapore's standard portion size
it's less than half of Brisbane's


Gina, one of my very supportive classmates from TP
We did a STM Corporate Video for Regent Hotel Singapore together


.... then I was in Brisbane - Australia's New World City


Much thanks to all who walked me through these 10 years
In good times and bad times
Following me from one blog to another..
CHEERS and KEEP ROLLIN'!




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