Woke up to the morning feeling everything is as it is. Util I saw CNN doing a segment on Apple. Curiously watching on, my Dad injected the news which gave me a shock – Steve Jobs passed away. What?!
So my Dad added, Steve was battling pancreatic cancer. And in my mind I was thinking, didn’t he resign not too long ago. Man, Steve knew it was coming and he exited at the right time. Weirdly but true, people who know they are going and make the necessary preparations like this amaze me. It’s like their foresight is looking into the future.
Sigh. I’m really going to miss Steve’s presentation and presence. He inspired me and continues to inspire me as a presenter. I’m going to miss you Steve. The world, is going to miss you.
Today I don’t feel like do-ing anything – like, seriously. Don’t want to lay on my bed but don’t want to do any work as well. Just want to laze online and play games the whole day, like what I did in my college days. That was the life of my way.
Anyway, wishing all friends and Malaysians traveling back to their hometowns safe trips and safe journeys. 🙂
Though I’m not familiar with her, I do know the name Amy Winehouse. As much as she’s been in the press, news of her death comes as a real shocker. Not as much as Michael Jackson to me, but enough to wonder what was the cause of it.
News sources say she was found in her apartment in the afternoon from drug overdose. Reading more on the news, apparently Amy was also booed at one of her concerts.
Well, it’s sad losing another artiste in the world. One female which many believe was making lots of headline and would’ve gone far. One of her famous songs you would’ve heard played on Malaysian radio; rehab.
Me and Ariel recently joined the WedInk Tattle’s wedding contest by The Peak Xperience. What’s more amazing was, we were shortlisted as 1 of 5 couples for the grand prize to have our dream wedding made into reality!
Our dream wedding in less than 500 characters
The submission required us to submit a description of our dream wedding. I’m no copywriter so I described it ala blogger-style lor. LOL!
Inspired by the cuteness we both share and love in Japanese-Korean culture. The dream wedding where beauty is formed by simple elegance, yet has space for our playfulness. A dream wedding our family and friends will remember for its uniqueness and cuteness. The dream wedding experience we can tell our kids that it was not only a dream.
Our REAL dream wedding
Because the description isn’t much, here are some ideas we’ve discussed we want to have and some ideas we wish we could have later.
This is a Japanese toy I’ve been looking for high-and-low and Ariel loves it too because it’s just so cute. The figurine originated from the Japanese comic; Yotsubato – read volume 28. I’ve not finished the whole story yet but it’s a good laugh to take some tension away because of the main character’s (Yotsuba) antics. LOL!
Pictures on a clothes line
We actually have a miniature version in our room, on a corkboard. But what we really want to do is have a line of pictures of us, our friends, family and even our wedding, stringed up for everyone to imagine the life we’ve had before reaching this point.
An online friend of mine; CheeChingy, put in a special request to have Chibi-ness injected into our wedding. Well, given the chance, we definitely want it to happen because it’s part of the Japanese culture we both love too.
This was something Ariel drew for me in 2007, then I helped illustrate in Illustrator to bring it to life. The 2bblur Inc name was the initial name I had for my personal brand – gosh, what was I thinking!
The White Bear
Okay. We would love to have such a huge white bear that size but we’re going to be a little more practical. Part of our dream wedding is to have white bears on the registration table for guests. And, we’ve already found a few for this occasion. 😀
Interactive and Fun Cocktail Session
This may be too much to ask of guest. But I was pitching the idea to Ariel of having some photos of us on an easel. Then, there’d be speed bubbles for our guests to write a message.
Save the date
When it came to our invitation cards, we wanted something our guests would keep and find it interesting – we’re both spaced out creatives. One of the ideas Ariel liked was this invitation card where guests scratch out to get the date.
The idea I had started off with origami being Japanese inspired. Then, it led me to the idea of paper crafts.
However, this won’t really be an invitation card but more like a subtle reminder of our cute wedding which will be happening. 🙂
We went through the wedding dinner part by part, thinking what else can we do to make it even cuter. What else we may have missed out in the details. It was, wedding favors.
The kawaii-ness (cute-ness) of a bento box is what makes Japanese culture Japanese. It’s like if you go to Japan, you must eat sushi. Well, this will be one of the ideas we’ll be toying with too. 🙂
That’s pretty much some of the stuff we have in mind to make our wedding the cutest one, ever!
I don’t mind the 80s or 90s cartoon style like Swat Kats, Captain Planet and others. But seriously, did they have to stick a name during the era too? Couldn’t they have come up with something cooler for this millennium other than, Governator? -_-!!!
Arnold Schwarzenegger aka The Terminator aka former California governor is returning to the TV, as a cartoon. I suppose by animating himself, he intends to immortalize his legacy further. Either that, or he’s milking himself as much as he can.
After watching the trailer on Mashable then on YouTube, I feel it’s going to be rather boring. Not to mention, all the coolness they’re forcing into the cartoon, feels very obvious they’re aiming to make a buck from the toys they’re going to create. Notice his many armor suits, eyewear transformation and Harley turned Tron-ish motorcycle.
At least Ben 10 has a somewhat cool story going for it, plus the characters are what kids relate to in the cartoon. Seriously think the cartoon could have been planned better.
I wonder what our Malaysian kids would think of the Governator.