It Wasn’t A Sequel To Begin With
November 29, 2012 – 18:32 | No Comment

My 3rd novel wasn’t meant to be a sequel to the 2nd novel in the first place. Then something happened. Characters began to beg to be included in the story. Thus, a sequel was born.

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Movie Review: Prisoners
September 23, 2013 – 16:58 | No Comment

It’s not the most mind-blowing film, but definitely the most compelling as the story takes on a natural, almost-raw and honest approach of storytelling – that’s how I would sum up my opinion of the movie: Prisoners.

Prisoners The Movie

Watching PRISONERS is akin to watching a long 2.5-hour episode of Criminal Minds. The actions are slower, the drama in-depth and the characters are fully developed to the point, as an audience, I could relate to them and grow with them as they develop in the story. It allows space for emotional attachment to the characters as the story unfolds slowly (but surely) the unfortunate events of two families whose daughters are missing.

Keller Dover (starring Hugh Jackman) is a religious man who knows the Lord’s prayer by heart and vows to protect the family, bringing his children up in the way that is right with God. Family friend, Franklin Birch (starring Terrence Howard), lives across the street. They often meet up for Thanksgiving dinner. In one of these gatherings, their daughters Anna Dover and Joy Birch go out for a walk in search for Anna’s missing red whistle. And they never come back after that. Detective Loki (starring Jake Gyllenhaal) is assigned to the case.

The story develops rather quickly at the first 20-minute of the show where a suspect was caught in relation to the case. But all goes into slow mode after that scene where the story focuses heavily on the grief and despair each of the family members is going through. It’s this stage that one can see how a tragedy can transform the hearts of people inside out. Whether it is through anger, desperation, helplessness or restlessness, the transformation of the soul from the turn of events is the most significant in this movie. One main question lingers long even after I walked out of the cinema: Can a tragedy make a good person evil? And if so, who’s at fault?

PRISONERS is not your typical action psychopath story; rather it is a psychological game of the mind and soul. It peels the character from the outside in, guiding you to a journey of discovering the way humans react to situations. If you have an interest in the human heart and mind, then this is the movie for you. Otherwise, you would be best watching Criminal Minds in the comfort of your own home.

Note: Reviews are based on foundations stated HERE.

The Big Bad Wolf Experience
February 28, 2013 – 15:02 | No Comment
The Big Bad Wolf Experience

I’ve been to the Big Bad Wolf (BBW) sales since they started a few years back in a small warehouse at SS17, Petaling Jaya. The hall was only 1,000 sqft but it was filled with …

Free Vector: Snake Emoticon
January 23, 2013 – 23:41 | No Comment
Free Vector: Snake Emoticon

A simple, straight forward, SMS language style snake emoticon for Chinese New Year 2013.

July 2012: Finish writing a novel in a month – the journey
August 15, 2012 – 12:06 | No Comment

I challenged myself to complete writing a novel from scratch in one month’s time. And this is my journey.

My Favourite MTV Clips
May 25, 2012 – 08:00 | No Comment

I love the fact that a MTV can tell of a complete story within its short duration of time. Sometimes, the lyrics blend in so well with the storyboard, it’s almost like a beautiful story served in an instant shot. And of course, a good cinematography approach perfects it all. Here are some of my favourite MTV clips.

Free Vector: Scrabble Tiles
May 22, 2012 – 17:44 | 2 Comments
Free Vector: Scrabble Tiles

My addiction to the ‘Words With Friends’ game has inspired me to draw out vectors for the tiles. I’m sure it would come in handy one day when my client requests for some scrabble style artwork. Download for your personal and commercial use today!

Freelancer: How Do I Charge My Client?
January 22, 2012 – 15:00 | No Comment

One of the most frequently asked questions from other freelancers out there: How do I charge my client? This is the 4-step formula I use to charge my clients. It may not be the best but it has worked well for every single project I have undertaken.

Free Vector: Flowers
September 2, 2011 – 20:06 | One Comment
Free Vector: Flowers

Need some flowers to make your design flowery and lovely? Try these free vectors, available for personal and commercial projects.

What Makes A Client-Converting Portfolio?
August 22, 2011 – 13:33 | No Comment

A year ago I wrote an article on why every freelancer should have a website where I shared the 5 top reasons why I decided to have an online portfolio as a fulltime freelancer. One year later, my principle has not changed. In fact, I believe that the importance of online presence is an element that every business owner should embrace. Why? Because this time, my online portfolio brings in almost 90% of my clientele with at least 2 to 3 enquiries a week, that’s a total of 12 enquiries a month. How do I do it?