Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Kong Hee gets his own Abba remix and it sounds better than his actual speech

Kong Hee from City Harvest Church asks for Abba, Abba, Abba so I thought let's give him Abba. Parody of Kong Hee's recent speech turned into Abba's song Money, Money, Money. In his speech, he claimed that God had apologised to him. Kong Hee is accused of misappropriating church building funds.

Singapore Mini Maker Faire 2013: Steampunk Spaceship Armada created from plastic bottles

This is the coolest thing I've seen at Singapore Mini Maker Faire 2013. Using discarded plastic bottles, bits of old toys, disassembled computers and other recycled unwanted items, David Liew of the Sleeping Iron foundry has created an armada of steampunk inspired spaceships known as the Bottle Fleet. Each model has been sculpted and painted to the level similar to that of movie production models and miniatures.

Singapore Mini Maker Faire 2013: Castle Grayskull made using MakerBot Replicator 2

I'm a big He-Man fan and I once had a Castle Grayskull toy when I was a kid so, oh boy, did my eyes lit up when I saw this at the Singapore Mini Maker Faire 2013! 3D models of Castle Grayskull (from He-Man and Masters of the Universe), Minion (Despicable Me), Tie Fighter (Star Wars), all made using MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer. The printer has a resolution capability of 100 microns and a massive 410 cubic inch build volume.

Singapore Mini Maker Faire 2013: Caffeinator DIY Coffee Machine

Spotted at Singapore Mini Maker Faire 2013! Caffeine addict Saad Chinoy made a cold filtered coffee machine called the Caffeinator using fish bowl, plastic bottle, Ikea furniture parts and other recycled objects. The coffee I tasted is real strong too!

Me on Drums: Estranged by Guns N Roses

You've seen me take on Guns N Roses epic song Estranged on the iPad. Now here's me on the real thing. Enjoy the last 4 minutes of Estranged.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Chipmunks perform NDP 2013 theme song One Singapore

One Singapore has to be one of the worst National Day Parade theme songs. Ok, there are a couple of bad ones through the years but this one really bombs. I don't know how a song like that can make the cut. Maybe the writers of the song and the National Day Parade committee have been watching too much Disney channel. So I thought since it's that bad, why not get the Chipmunks to redo the song and hopefully make it better. Alvin, Simon, Theodore, take it away guys!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Sharknado Shark vs Chainsaw scene makes B-grade cinematic history

There are plenty of Shark attack B-grade movies out there but the latest one called Sharknado has to be the greatest shark disaster epic ever made in the history of B-grade cinema. As you can probably tell from the title, the movie is about sharks and tornado. Yup, how creative! It debuted on Syfy and has been getting an insane amount of chatter online especially for its iconic shark vs chainsaw scene which you can watch in the video above again and again and again. Chainsaw 1 Shark 0.

Nokia Lumia 1020 has 41 megapixel and manual focus!

The new Nokia Lumia 1020 boasts a 2nd generation 41 megapixel sensor with Nokia's innovative PureView technology, including optical image stabilization. The camera phone is able to produce some of the sharpest images possible by any digital camera. The Lumia 1020's zoom capability allows you to shoot and zoom in or out of the picture after the shot. And yes, it also comes with manual focus! Check out the demo of the phone and its amazing camera in the video above.

Friday, July 05, 2013

Behind the scenes of The Lone Ranger and movie review

Watch this 19 mins long behind the scenes footage of The Lone Ranger starring Armie Hammer as John Reid/The Lone Ranger and Johnny Depp as Native American warrior Tonto. In the movie, Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice. The Lone Ranger is produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films and directed by Gore Verbinski.

I had a chance to watch the movie at a media screening held by Disney. Unlike some of the movie critics out there, I actually loved The Lone Ranger! Johnny Depp is at his usual "Captain Jack Sparrow" best. I said that because there were times when watching his character Tonto, it did remind me a bit of Jack Sparrow which is a good thing. Armie Hammer who played the twins in the Social Network, is perfect as The Lone Ranger. He and Johnny have very good on-screen chemistry and it's so enjoyable watching both of them together. The film has a lot of funny moments - there were lots of laughter in the cinema - and really good action scenes. If you're like me who hates those western cowboy type movies, The Lone Ranger will surprise you. I give the movie 3 1/2 out of 5 Crow Feathers.

The free feather pen given to all the guests at the Disney media screening of The Lone Ranger. I think the feather must have come from Tonto's dead crow that he wears on his head.

Lens Stool is a must have for a photographer's room

I want this stool! The indoor Lens Stool by Monoculo Shop is a replica of a SLR camera lens. The comfy red top can be opened so that you can store things inside the stool. Measuring at 53cm (height) x 40cm (diameter), the Lens Stool is made of Ayous wood and is completely hand-made.

(Thanks Reed)

Bumblebee and Optimus Prime Body Paint

For his Transformers Series, photographer Bobby Ray hired two models to put on Optimus Prime and Bumblebee helmets and then had his friend and body painter Gary Wayne paint on their bodies. The result is Lady Optimus Prime and Lady Bumblebee.

(Thanks GeekGod)

Original Canned Air from Singapore and other countries

The haze may not be around in Singapore for now but just in case if it does return, you may want to get one of these original canned air and breathe the air inside it. Apparently the can contains fresh air from Botanic Gardens (5%), Chinatown (10%), CBD (20%), the Singapore Flyer (15%), Merlion (10 %) and MBS SkyPark (10%). Seller sells canned air from other countries too.

Amputee makes her own Lego leg

Christina Stephens works as occupational therapist who had her leg amputated because of a foot crush injury. One day, someone in her research lab jokingly suggested that she makes a prosthetic leg out of Lego bricks. She went home and made one!

Towering dinosaurs greet visitors in Chinese city

The Chinese city of Erenhot located in the Gobi Desert is famous for the discovery of dinosaur fossils so it's not surprising visitors to the city are greeted by two huge dinosaurs 34 meters wide and 19 meters high. Smaller statues of dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes are located all over the city.

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