Friday, March 27, 2009

Posters...

The posters story goes like this...
(sesuai untuk dibaca oleh semua lapisan masyarakat)

It was the year 2009 in the month of February.

There was a boy by the name Edwin. He loved doing posters. So, his pastor asked him to design one poster for his church. Edwin was excited, because finally he could help out in the church. He had no other talents, not even singing, not even ushering because he did not have the gift of the gab. He daren't even smile because he was embarrassed to show his uneven teeth.

Edwin
worked hard, trying to design an attractive poster. He designed a few, so that people would have more choices to choose.

But, it didn't turn out the way he expected...



" These posters looked nice...", as many people commented and told Edwin. But then people started to ask,
"But why are the people worshiping a tree, aren't they supposed to worship God?"

Edwin heard that comment, he also thought the same way. What's the point of designing a nice poster but have displayed a wrong meaning to the eyes of the beholder?


Edwin decided to design more. He surfed the net to get ideas.

Many great ideas...but how? Edwin didn't have the software like Ulead, Adobe Photoshop. All he had were just Microsoft Powerpoint and ACD Photo Manager...He did not have the money and time to buy the softwares. That year
was the "Global Financial Tsunami" year, as leaders of the world quoted. Edwin was affected. Edwin had 2 other brothers to feed. He had to save money for their education.

And so Edwin designed more. But this time the posters he designed were meaningful yet, it looked too cluttered and complicated. The colours were too busy as Edwin highlighted almost everything. Somebody told him this,

"Only highlight what needs to stand out, and keep the other elements more subdued."



Edwin tried to find the root of the problem between these 2 posters below. The colour scheme were great but there was something in which Edwin couldn't figure it out. There was something not right with these posters. He thought about it, surfed the net and pondered for a while on his comfy couch. "Ting!", he got it!!! The "Church Theme 2009" label!!! That's the problem!!!


The label looked too prominent. The main message was the word
LEAD, CHANGE & GROW
So, Edwin removed the coloured background label and made the background transparent instead because if not, it seemed that many different words were competing for attention. However, the posters still looked too cluttered, with too much happening in the background.

Edwin continued to work on it, his determination pulled him through. Though at times he wanted to give up, because of the comments given by constructive critics. Maybe because he just couldn't do it, after so many tries...He's out of ideas...

He went to bed that night. He thought again about the comments by the critics.
1) Keep the poster simple and clean, don't clutter the poster
2) The poster must make sense
3) Keep colours simple and not too busy

"Yea...", he told himself.
"I guess I have to design posters which consist of all these criterias."


The next morning, he prayed, hoping that he could design a poster which everybody or probably majority would accept and like. He designed 5, consisted of all the criterias.

Which of these 5 do you think is the best?

Which poster was picked at last?


Await...to be continued...

(The story above is not something that really happen in reality, it's just a STORY)

Feeling Rejected...

Feeling rejected? My best friend turned against me? My crush told me to stop bothering her?
Nolar...I didn't get several scholarships only, that's why I'm feeling rejected. (and you can't possibly imagine I have a crush right, the sea will turn black if I have one)

Last two days I checked my JPA application, and PTL I got through. My interview will be on the 31st of March, this Tuesday at 2pm which is also my dental appointment day. So I'm stuck between two, do not know which one to choose. But obviously I will go for my interview la, because that determines my future. Dental appointment only determines my outward appearance (especially my broad & "sexy" smile), anyway I can just make a phone call and tell kakak nurse to postpone the date. Thank God I'm not that foolish.

Yesterday I checked my Tenaga Nasional application. Those who got chosen for interview were listed, about 200++...I checked from top to bottom, and again top to bottom...I checked 3 times...I didn't get it...My heart fell...but not too much, because I still have hope... Sime Darby and Khazanah scholarships...

Today I just went surfing the net. Then suddenly I remembered I applied for the Sime Darby scholarship. I just tried to check my application status. I typed my username and password. Before I could even blink my eyes, the word "REJECTED" appeared before me. This time my heart lagila sakit, because they used such a harsh word on me.

"REJECTED", "REJECTED", "REJECTED", creeps in this petty pace from day to day...

The results for Khazanah Nasional Berhad scholarship short listed candidates were out this evening at 5pm. I guess you know what happen la, "REJECTED" lo...But they didn't use this word, they used this phrase,
"REGRET, unsuccessful..."

So, I think I just have to keep my fingers crossed, hoping that I can get at least one from all the scholarships that I have applied. Of course, my heart still goes to JPA, that's the best scholarship ever provided in Malaysia so far. Still waiting for Matriculation, ASEAN, UEM, Bank Negara, TM...

What type of questions do you think JPA interviewers will throw at me?
I have nooooo idea at all...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

VBS Reflections...

So last Saturday it was Power Kid's Vacation Bible School

First, we had Praise & Worship followed by sharing the Word of GOD by my mum. Next, the teachers taught the students some practical stuffs like how to use the toilet, how to wash your hands and yea, how to eat plus some basic table manners. These are to shape the students in cultivating a healthy and hygienic lifestyle. Objective achieved! Yet, still there is room for improvement.

Craft and Artwork was the best part for the children where they had to make something like a car refresher display using a soap. You may ask, so what's the point of doing that? It's actually to teach the children to be like the soap which gives out good aroma, which means they have to be good influence to their friends. To be different from other kids ina good way, like the theme for VBS.



This was the group that I was in charge...

Then up to the Photo Session.
We might were just helpers,but we had something special in us.
What's so special? Look at the photos below, we had a Special Flower.
That what made us so special...lol...

Kenneth said this to the children on that day,
"Kalau kamu baik, bunga ini akan sayang kamu;
Kalau TIDAK!!!!! (super loud), bunga ini akan pukul kamu!!!"

So stupid...



The children loved the flower too...


Great VBS!!!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

it's already out!!!

My results is already out...but I'm still at home...
I don't know my results yet...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Tomorrow...

I'm off today... That's why I'm feeling kinda uneasy right now, because I'm used to working around this time ...so used to working life, haha...

So it's nearer, yea, it's tomorrow...So I'm fully prepared...No matter what the outcome would be, I will take it as it is...The results can really be unpredictable you know (as some of you had come across before) You would expect that result yet it turned out the other way...

So, it's either I will hold back my tears or hold back my smiles tomorrow...Of course I would want to hold back my smiles, who doesn't want that? For what purpose? To show off? People might think that way, sometimes I would think like that too...However, that's not the main reason...The society is getting smarter, the competition is getting stiffer, and to get a scholarship is not a "piece of cake" like some people think, just because they can get it does not mean it applies to all...And yea, tuition fee can cost a bomb, you would have to pay through your nose...That's why it's so important to study hard and get good results which still, does not 100% guarantee you a full scholarship, maybe not even a partial scholarship...Why? The fact is that we are living in an unfairly treated environment, and they have no conscience at all, they don't even care, or maybe, they love to see some of us being unjustly treated...

So that's why besides studying hard, look to God, search for the truth, find a just GOD...my GOD is just, despite the many many issues happening around globally, hey I'm safe and secured, my GOD is in control...

I'm afraid, oh yes, there's nothing to hide, I'm scared about tomorrow...But no matter what happens, my GOD is in control...

To SPM candidates 2008:
"We're all shivering in fear, dreading to know the results, yet at the same time, wishing the wait would be over. Ironic, but true. But of course, time flies by at its constant speed, unhindered by our fears nor hurried by our excitement."

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

My Favourite Colour

Okayy, so my favourite colour in 2006 was Red...
Why? "ONG" ma...
But now, I would prefer Yellow because it's bright...
Besides, I have quite a number of yellow T-shirts and wearing them makes me look brighter and happier...RIGHT??? (no answer)

So, after knowing what's my favourite colour, I think you should know what to do lar...
(My birthday is on April 29th)

lolz....