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Fans of Pixar Animations would be delighted to hear of the fast paced comedy adventure that is set to hit the silver screen soon.
A fine story about life and its journeys, rather than the destination, it showcases the typical talent of Walt Disney to incorporate life’s lessons into their productions. Owen Wilson and Paul Newman are among the many to lend their voices in this production.

Enjoy the preview in the meantime!

I copy you!

in the wee hours at just before lunchtime · Filed under Afterthoughts, Got to know

What is the price of a photograph?
To what extremes would you go to earn, get this, 50 whopping ringgit?

Apparently, one of our neighbours up north decided that it was a big deal and proceeded to take a pic which first appeared on ‘celebrity blog’, Kennysia.com. By removing the water marks and all, Ms Vivien “i will plunder from Kennysia to win RM50″ Chew won herself the cash prize from The Star

Maybe the editors felt that the piece of watermark removal job is quite well done and proceeded to acknowledge her “talent”. After all, in a society bereft of creativity and teeming with intellectual property thieves, what better way to put yourself in the shop window than this? Plus, RM50 would probably buy you lots of wanton noodles there. ( Uncle, i want ketchup hor? )

Well, Kenny, you should just go and badger the Editor of The Star for your moolah when you are over in KL for the KL Marathon

Adsense

Its seems like everywhere we go on the internet, we come across google click ads which delivers targeted ads based on the content.
Seems like a really useful invention to me, especially, when it enables ordinary folks like you and me to get a slice of the pie.
The money making pie that is.

Although i am not really that fanciful of money and such, i do realize that the click ads will eventually help to pay for this site and thus would allow for better content when there is ROI present.

Now thanks to Adsense Deluxe my job is made even easier and i cannot feel that i should write about this to give potential Adsense users a chance at grasping the concept of having a plugin that does the work for you, rather than going over the countless php codes which might not be every bloggers cup of tea.

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

It seems that some of the public in Singapore has a personal vendetta against the much maligned victim in the recent phone-video episode. “Tammy” has quite rightly sought the authorities in stopping the further distribution of the video clip.

My take on this is this: Though she might have been much too young to appreciate the seriousness of pre-marital sex and all, but there are many who have gone on this path and i do not see them being chastised for what the public notion deems to be wrong. Its natural human nature to view others through rose-colored glasses, but the spiteful nature of whoever that mass-mailed the video is downright despicable.

I think in the events after the whole issue has been blown up, only serves to tell “Tammy” one thing; though the actions are not right in its sense, but you have the support of the people who truly condemn such thoughtless acts such as distribution of a stolen video clip.

I have an inkling that this whole matter might serve to make “Tammy” a more sensible person in the years to come and she would simply look back at this mis-step and view it as a lesson learnt.

Greed of M$

Seems like good ol’ Billy decided to charge for a new Microsoft Windows license if you decide to change your motherboard. Apparently, thats the “one base component “left standing” that would still define that original PC.” So change your motherboard, you will be considered having a new PC. Thus the extra charges for a new license.

So to the many hobbyists that build PCs either for a living or leisure, you are now likely to think twice, or else switch to Linux.

For me, its Apple for my next desktop, since now they have the Intel chips

Second Wind

It seems like a long time ago since the first post.

Since the days of blogspot, when Visual Grammar was born.

Initially a concept inspired by a pal, it has come some way.

Through the period of uncertainty, it cursed me with a sting which sent my life spiralling. My life was really in a shambles then, and i had to suffer the ignomity of suffering in silence.

It was only through grace that i managed to salvage my relationship with Annette and move from strength to strength. The old adage of only cherishing something once you have lost it is so true. I can only say, “Thank you, Dear”

Soccer has come to a standstill, the fellow teammates in arms long gone in pursuit of their dreams. I can only hope of seeking solace with the brothers in arms literally. Those that have been honoured as among the best men in the country. Those that can be relied on, not to shirk their responsibility. ( Yeah right! Go Eagles Go! )

Having said that, it sure is going to be an interesting year with plenty to look forward to and i hope to be able to document the more eventful stuff on a regular basis.

Visual Grammar; Linguagymnastics;

By any means, still ‘thoughts displayed out in prose. ‘

Commercialism

Linguagymnastics has jumped on the bandwagon.

I am actually attempting to  generate some revenue from this blog which you are reading.

Naturally, i shall attempt to put in more interesting stuff, maybe more sniping, maybe more ramblings. But the trouble is that more often than not, i like to take the road less travelled. This is completely in sync with my “Maverick” syndrome, always going against the rest, not afraid of stepping on tails. Well, nothing gonna change for sure.

Of course, with all things, there might be a trade off somewhat, but i figured that out with the bad and in with the good has never hurt anyone before and thus i am embracing it, and i must comment that so far, i am seeing all the good things. Its really like getting rid of dead wood, in order to grow more. Sure is gonna be a great 2006.