Monday, February 29, 2016

Yoga Comics: The Countdown Cheat

I am experimenting a new format for my yoga comics and writing slightly more on my blog than FB and Instagram.

The twisted lunge pose is pretty challenging for me to hold after 5 breaths.
The other challenging pose for me to hold is the boat pose. I am still unable to straighten my legs without sitting back, which is incorrect posture for the back. Oh well, one day I will be able to!

Yoga Comics: Baby Crow Pose

Somehow I find baby crow pose more difficult that crow pose! The back of the arms and core has to work really hard to lift the legs up!

P.S. I will be dedicating a new tag to my comics about yoga, fitness and diet (failures).

Monday, February 22, 2016

Singapore rubbish bins VS Japanese vending machines

In Japan, a vending machine can appear anywhere, even at deserted places. Likewise in Singapore, you will find rubbish bins, everywhere!

Monday, February 15, 2016

Japanese smartphone camera shutter sound cannot be turned off

People who bought iPhone in Japan will be disappointed that the camera shutter sound cannot be turned off even when the phone is set to silent mode. The reason behind this madness is because Japanese are very sensitive about people taking their photos secretly, so manufacturers are not allowed to let users take photos without shutter sound. Unfortunately, other smartphones also share the same fate but I heard that it can be resolved by downloading certain apps, which of course is a bit of a hassle.

Besides that, Japanese phones are also locked to their service provider so you have to jailbreak them to use with another carrier or in another country. That is why many people buy iPhone in Singapore because it is not locked to another carrier and yes, camera shutter is turned off when the phone is in silent mode~

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Making of a 3D printed toy figurine on Blokko

I was approached by a company founded in Singapore last year called Blokko, to design a toy from my Evacomics series. The portal aims to matchmake creators and 3D modellers to make toys that will be 3D printed, while payment and shipment will be all handled by their partners and we get a cut from sales.

I was told that the first modeller they found did not do a good job of my hair so they found another modeller for me called Rachel Collier, a professional 3D artist based in the US, who did a pretty good 3D rendering of my design.

Of course, I was skeptical at the quality of 3D printing at first because the 3D printed stuff that I had seen so far were no where near a decent level. But when they showed me the toys they tested out with their vendor, I was surprised that it was actually quite decent. Unlike those mass-produced vinyl toys that has flawless smooth surface, these 3D printed toys have a rough sandy texture to it that makes them feel handmade.

The final toy you will be getting will not be a heart with "SG" but instead a heart pattern as seen from my modified model sheet above.

The final toy will have these changes:
  • SG change to heart shape
  • Darker hair colour
  • Red shoes
  • Green ground

Currently we have 7 pre-orders but we need 23 more by 1st March in order for the campaign to be successful and the toys made and delivered! You will only be charged when the toy is shipped so if the campaign is not successful, you will not be charged and sadly this means my fans are not interested and there will be no Kopi and Matcha toy (T_T)

So if you like them, please head down to Blokko now to pre-order >>>

You should receive an order email afterwards, if not please write to me or Blokko. Thank you! ^^

Monday, February 8, 2016

The Most Awkward Moment During Chinese New Year

In Singapore, you only give red packets (hongbao) after you are married, as this is traditionally viewed as becoming an adult. As an adult and senior, you give hongbao to juniors to wish them good luck. As you know, people get married young long time ago but it is common to be still single after 30s now. So this creates an awkward moment to receive red packets from younger relatives (like 5 years younger?) .

Wishing everyone a great new year with good health, fortune and career!


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