Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A Dose Of Your Happeepill

Alright, man! My piece finally made its way into Happeepill's fan art section. How cool is that?

If You Not Happy...
...Then I Not Happy - Evil Bunny
The site was first introduced to me by my friend during our first year in ntu. How can I ever forget torturing that detestable Mat just for our pleasure?

Monday, January 23, 2012

The Lion Dance - Happy Lunar New Year!

Chinese New Year and the lion dance 1

Chinese New Year and the lion dance 2

As a kid, I was terribly afraid of the lion dance. I would cower behind my parents everytime the lion ‘prowled’ the corridor of our flat. To make matters worse, the cacophony of loud blasting noises certainly doesn’t help my cause either. My parents warned me that if I misbehaved, the lion would eat me up in just one painless sweep.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Book Review: Why Him Why Her - Finding Real Love by Understanding Your Personality Type

Ok, after reading such a 'manly' book called The Game, I have to wonder why I'm even reading this one. Just look at the cover: so pinkish and girrrly.

It turns out to be a book well read afterall. And it takes a real MAN ok, to read this book in the crowded MRT, especially for a Sachok Mat like MYSELF.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Imma Counselor Siol

As promised, I'll reveal the result of my personality according to the Meyers Briggs Test:

Imma counselor siol

Ok of course, I just wanted to renew my interest in graffiti. I haven't really lose my touch i should say, but u cant really do much on a 15 mins sketch anyway. But i can assure u it's still alive and kicking alrite, just need to do some polishing to uncover the diamond in the rough from within. HAHA. speaking siol. 

Otherwise, this is my actual test result

Counselor huh? Guess no one expects that.

And then that day, me and my best buddy went to town with a sole purpose in mind: to hunt for chicks.

Of course we weren't armed with the right mentality to approach a lady, even with the extra effort to dress up in an attempt to be a head-turner. What we only achieved is the scornful stares from the gals we tried to hover around - and also their mum. :/

We even sarcastically coined ourselves chok and berg (a Malay term for a guy who's suave and charming), but it's evident that we are anything but.

But all's not lost though, as we got back to our drawing board to analyze and plan for our course of action the next time round. Ive got myself a wingman. Cool!

Very nerd-resque, but nerds rule the world, remember????

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Personality (Chapter 10) Mind Map Overview

Yeah, the issue of personality appeals to everyone. But instead of just dwelling in our own self-discovery on some love compatibility test websites, the study of psychology also addresses the questions of the common human nature by predicting behaviour from personality traits. 

In short, this is the science of personality. Like a normal (and boring) scientific phenomena, psychologists seek to study, predict and theorize different behavioral outcomes.

There are 5 different theoretical views on personality; subdivided into 2 main categories: Dispositional Theory and Process Theory. See the pic on top lah.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Greatest Mystery Of The Universe

Stephen Hawking, 70, is hailed as one of the greatest minds of the 21st century.

Stephen Hawking
He shed light to some of the mysteries of the universe, from the origins of the cosmos, the nature of time, and even the ultimate fate of the universe. He discovered Hawking radiation by claiming that the black hole emits radiation, something which is alien before.

He got not only one or two or not even ten academic degrees, but a whopping TWELVE of em; he collects degrees as if they are ez-link cards. And he held a post once enjoyed by the great Sir Isaac Newton in his university.

But even he, mighty and brainy as he is, is no match for one of the greatest mysteries of the whole vast universe:


Too bad, he must have left Venus out in his studies.

'Nuff Said.

Not exactly this kind of Venus I'm talking about

Read more here.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

She's Too Good For Everyone

The things guys do for a beautiful woman.

Very insightful and a light-hearted musical. He's ever so willing to be enslaved by her, with the faintest of hope that she'll fall for him.

I remember one of my friend's facebook status which read:

Many girls nowadays tend to fall for a handsome, rocker bad boy, jerk or a player. The boy that is sweet, not so good looking, nice and boy next door always don't stand a chance at all or being rejected.

In hindsight, you have no one else to blame, really. Please stop feeling sorry for yourself. And you called yourself sweet, sugar?


Coz you are superficial yourself, dude. 

Lower your expectations, and dun let the girl be the scapegoat of your baseless discrimination.

Or else, read The Game. HAHA!!!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Stenciling: Save the Last Dance for me

Save the Last Dance for me
Initially, I intended to draw only the bride's hair. Drawing a lady's hair has always been my nemesis because I couldn't figure out how to elaborate on every single strand, shading inclusive. It turns out to be ok I guess, but there's room for improvement, definitely.

I especially like how the photo is taken from the plan view, depriving their eye contact onto the camera lenses. Macam mysterious like that, lost in their own private solitude.

Also, I wanted to do some calligraphy stenciling on the upper right space, but realized calligraphy isn't that easy after all.

Stenciling: Biker Babe

Hot Ride

Amaciammmmm... I like this pic because it prompts peeps into believing that the engine is carefully drawn. Of course lah, in actual fact, it isn't. The real pic involves intricate and incomprehensible engine parts; but that is just not my forte. If got AutoCAD or Pro-E software then can ah, but even so, I'm not good with it.

I merely filled that up with random shapes and toning to make it look as such. Haha bet you all got fooled by that don't ya??

Stenciling: Axle's Rose

Axle's Rose

Learning (Chapter 3) Mind Map Overview

Click the link below to download/view the mind-map on Learning

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Chick Vs Dick

There's a video series online that I followed religiously. But unlike the normally solemn and soul-empowering sermons in the mosque or church, I was pulled because it's laden-filled with humour that is close to the heart.

Psyched To Stop Smoking

What better ways to cement a resolution than for the upcoming year, rite?

2012, I welcome you with open arms. Like any other years before you, I became all the wiser with each passing time; useful lessons that I can learn from what life has to offer. But you will be different from the years before you: 2012, you will be the time for me to UNLEARN something which I regrettably acquired since sec two – smoking.

Let's see how we can apply Psychology (specifically, learning) to understand what makes smokers tick.

5 Reasons Why Women Cheat: Our Perspective

Hey y'all! As if telepathically responding to my queries, an article popped out of nowhere on yahoo! news on why women cheat, and I was lucky enough to stumble upon it.

1 in 5 Women Cheats On Their Spouses

An interesting viewing topic I came across at (star blog) which reads: Here

And to think only men cheat! Surprise, surprise! Women fall for sexual variety too, but why is it that the men who gets the blame? Here’s the reason – women can go astray too, only that, they know how to cover up the traces of the crime scene. I’ll show you in my future post!

Personal Review: The Game

Holla! After reviewing The Game, i realized that I’ve left out my own personal opinions about the book. Which is rather uncharacteristic of a blog’s sole purpose: a platform for me to express my own personal views; a place for me to be me. So, here it is!

Book Review: The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pick-Up Artists by Neil Strauss (Style)

It is not a mystery that every man fantasizes snaring up a perfect 10 and getting her into bed; with all her 36-24-36, scintillating assets put to good use. But in reality, this seems a little too far-fetched to the millions of average-looking dudes who are left to accept that some men are either “born to have it or not” envious notions to be with women.

But is it true that these skills only comes naturally and cannot be nurtured?