Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Online Comic Strip Generator

Many people asked how I drew those comics in my previous posts. The answer is I didn't draw them. First of all, drawing is not my forte. Besides, I don't have the time to learn how to draw a comic electronically.



I simply used a comic strip generator. What a great tool for lazy busy people like me. There are a number of free online comic strip generator out there. Just google it.

I used Strip Generator for this. Easy to use but a lot of limitations.

Then, I found something better. I used ToonDoo for this.

I like ToonDoo the best so far because I can create my own character but it has limitations in terms of posture. I can't get my character to face to the right, left or back.

I have yet to try out the others. Like I said, I don't have the time.



So, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do let me know if you know a good one?...Since I'm so kind to share this with you. See now you know my secret but I'm happy to share. :)

P/S: I customized the cartoon character above to look like me via ToonDoo. So cute right? Especially the second one.

Friday, November 25, 2011

How to pick up girls at the vending machine

One day during our lunch break, the few of us were talking about how we can text in to buy a drink at the vending machine in Japan.

"Yeah, there's a number at the machine you can text to. Then the machine will go "grrng"...and then you'll get your drink."

"Imagine you're standing in front of the machine thinking of what to buy and suddenly the machine go "grrng". When you look around, you see this man waving and smiling at you. Hahaha..."


So I got inspired and created my next comic...



I hope you like it.

Have a great weekend guys!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Queue Jumper

This is my first attempt to do a comic strip. Please forgive me for the ugliness. Be nice ok. Lol!

So here you go...



I wonder if she's blind or what. It was so obvious we were all queuing for the washroom. And why did the girl in front didn't say anything? The woman behind me started making friends with me after that. Lol.

I know the comic strip fonts are very small. I've tried my best. So here's the story...

So one day at Sunway Giza, I was queuing for the washroom. I was the third one in line. Out of nowhere, this girl came in and walked past us and stood in front of the cubicle.

The woman queuing behind me asked me, "Hi, is this the queue?"

I replied, "Yes". The woman looked at the queue jumper in front and I knew I had to do something.

So I called out to her, "Excuse me, the queue starts here" pointing to the back.

She apologized and joined the queue.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Bugger at the ATM

I was at the ATM machine and someone was queuing behind me really close like 2 feet or less away. That made me feel really uneasy like someone's trying to invade my privacy or breathing down my neck or something. Shouldn't you give more space to the person taking out money in front of you at the ATM? Grrrrr. I turned and looked who was behind me hoping that he would get the message but NOOOOO. Sigh! Some people...

So anyway, after I got my receipt from the ATM, of course I had to take a quick peek at the receipt before I leave. As I was about to leave, suddenly this bugger behind me called out "excuse me" in a very rude tone. I was surprised with his "excuse me" and then I shot him a dirty look and said "wait a while lah". Stared kau at him and walked off. He looked a little embarrassed. Lol! Hmph! Don't think you can bully me because I'm mini.

Friday, November 11, 2011

My Happiest Moment

***Warning: Long post below***

I'm a Chinese but I can't speak, read or write Chinese. You see, no one taught me the language when I was growing up as a kid. I remember we spoke mostly English and Cantonese.

Chinese was one of the subject taught in the kindergarten I attended. I remember this laoshi loves to ask the students to stand up and sing a nursery rhyme in Chinese. Those of a different race will have an option to sing in another language. Somehow, this laoshi ALWAYS picked me knowing that I couldn't sing a single Chinese nursery rhyme. So I ALWAYS ended up getting punished by this laoshi like:

- not allowed to sit during class
- cross hands pull ears and do 10 squats

I went to a national school where all the subjects were taught in Bahasa Malaysia. In primary school, there was this Bahasa Ibunda class that the Chinese must attend to learn Chinese and the Indians to learn Tamil. In class, the teacher spoke only Chinese. That language was so alien to me so I was always clueless when she spoke to me or asked me to do anything. I just couldn't comprehend. :(

Before, I was always afraid of China. First of all, I couldn't speak the language and I always hear stories of how people in China will kidnap you and steal your internal organs, etc. It's scary, isn't it? BUT, in 2009, I actually enrolled myself for a 3 months intensive Chinese course in Beijing all ALONE. Everyone was very surprised with my decision and thought that I was very brave. Some thought that I would not survived there. Seriously, I didn't regret that decision at all. I had so much fun in Beijing and I'm not afraid of China anymore. Read my BLCU diary if you're interested.

Staying in Beijing for 3 months was actually one of the happiest moment in my life so far. I met so many people from different parts of the world and some of us are still keeping in touch. On weekends, we would all hang out or visit places in Beijing.

There was this one place I really love. It's called 798 Art District. It is a part of Dashanzi in the Chaoyang district. The whole place is just so artsy fartsy. The buildings there are actually 50-year old decommissioned military factory buildings of unique architectural style turned into art galleries, studios and cafes. It's actually a really nice place to chill (with the right weather of course!) and it's also the purrr-fect place for photography.

So here you go, a snapshot of one of my happiest moment below.

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This is a photo taken by Denny of Darwin taking photo of me. Hehe! Did I confuse you?

Thursday, November 10, 2011

I went to the pantry and as usual, the toilet door was shut. I turned the knob to open it and I went in. Davin saw what I did and he said,

"Shouldn't you knock first just in case someone is inside?"

"If someone is inside, I won't be able to turn the knob right?"

"Yes, but imagine if you're inside and someone try to open the door, won't you feel uneasy? like someone's trying to barge in."

Hmm, that got me thinking and he's right! So I said,

"You're right, I shall knock the door next time. You know what? You can be a really good father."

Lol.

It's true. You don't just slap your kids if they snap at you when you tell them what they should do. Instead, turn it around and ask them "how would you feel if it were you?" and let them think for themselves. It's part of development. Well, if they snap still............just SLAP! :P

If your kids are giving you a headache, follow the directions on the aspirin bottle, especially the part that says, "keep away from children." - Susan Savannah

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

So it was a holiday and I was in the mood to cook. It turned out edible!

Steamed Chicken
Something I learned from a cooking class at At19 Culinary Studio a few months back but I changed it a little. I just minus the salted fish.


Steamed Chicken

Ingredients
Half chicken - cut into bite sized pieces
Garlic - minced
Ginger - 2 cm finely cut
2 Red chilli - de-seeded and finely cut
Soy sauce - 1 tablespoon
Oyster sauce - 1 tablespoon
Pepper - dash
Sesame oil - few drops

1. Marinade the chicken with soy sauce, oyster sauce, pepper and sesame oil for at least 15-30 minutes.
2. Gently brown the garlic and ginger in a pan with a bit of oil.
3. Transfer the chicken onto steaming plate.
4. Pour the sauteed ingredients with the oil and the chilli on top of the chicken. Place into the steamer and steam for 15-30 minutes.


Fragrant Stir-fry Brinjal and Longbean
This is also something I learned from a cooking class at At19 Culinary Studio a few months back but I changed it a little.


Fragrant Stir-fry Brinjal and Longbean

Ingredients
Brinjal -cut lengthwise
Longbeans - cut into 1 inch
Dried prawns - soaked and drained
Garlic - minced
Onion - minced
Red chilli - de seeded and sliced
Oyster sauce - 1 tablespoon
Soy sauce - 1/2 tablespoon

1. Boil water in a pot and blanch the longbeans for 3-4 minutes. Drain.
2. In a pan, heat some oil and brown the brinjals. Set aside.
3. Fry the dried prawns until crispy. Add in garlic and onions and fry for 1 minute.
4. Add in the longbeans and brinjal and stir fry.
5. Add in soy sauce and oyster sauce. Fry for another 1-2 minutes.


Butter Prawn
The last time I cooked this was about a year ago. Still good. I must remember not to heat the butter in the pan for too long or else, the cleaning will drive me crazy.


Butter Prawn

Ingredients
Large prawns - 16 pieces here
Curry leaves
Cut chilli padi
Butter
Evaporated milk (I use Ideal Evaporated Milk)

1. Fry the prawns in a very hot oil for 10-15 seconds. Put it aside. Tip: Use a stainless steel strainer. Put away the oil.
2. Melt butter in the wok.
3. Throw in the chilli padi and curry leaves.
4. Season with some salt and sugar. Ratio 2:1.
5. Add in some evaporated milk.
6. Add in the previously fried prawns and saute.

Saturday, November 05, 2011

I asked my dad a question, "Dad, do you sometimes wish that you have more kids?"

He replied, "No, I didn't want to have more than 2 kids."

Mom said, "If we have more kids now, I think we'll still be in New York and we won't be moving to this new house."

Then, dad threw me a question, "How many kids do you want to have?"

I replied, "Depends how much money I have and how many kids I can afford."

LOL.

"I grew up with six brothers. That's how I learned to dance -waiting for the bathroom." - Bob Hope

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

So one day, I saw a tweet from Time Out KL, "RT with a reason if you want to be TOKLreader of the month and get featured in the magazine!"

So I did with the reason "I'm a big fan of your magazine."

A few hours later, I got a direct message from Time Out KL thanking me for RTing and to drop them an email for more details.

When I saw that message, I just didn't know how to react. All of the sudden, I was very SHY. It's funny because I was like so gung-ho when I RTed but when I finally got it, I wanted to take it back.

Anyway, I got the courage to email them and here I am, the reader of the month in the November issue of Time Out KL.

Well, I love TO. Each time I visit a new country, I will check if they have TO there to see what's hot.

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