Bye Singapore, it has been a real Blast!

Yep, it is Christmas. Yep, I am all alone in the house. Yep, this might be my last ever blog or may be not. I revived it after a long year. YES, I am leaving Singapore. NOPE, I would never attempt to commit suicide. NEVER.

Sorry, I think I’m gonna tell you a little bit of my story in Singapore for a while. Hehehe…

I figured this would be the best time to do this. I’ve got my drink, my cigs, my Green Day, no distractions (except for some exceptional Whatsapp and Instagram here and there), got a long break ahead, so head is quite clear to say what I want to say here.

Well, I came to Singapore and started at Mega Media Pte Ltd on the May 7th 2007. I remembered it like it was yesterday. I was nervous and scared as shit. To be honest, not many people knew that I thought I was getting interviewed as an editor but turned out only at the interview, on the day itself, they were looking for a tape op. Boy, I was shocked. Since I was desperate to get a job, heck I can learn it. Besides I do want to learn it anyway. From that moment on, I worked my ass off to learn everything I can learn from everyone. Also get to know the best people I’ve ever met. Some how those people are the best people to work with and to hang out with, even until now :-)

Even though how hard and difficult work can be, the people there would be the reason to keep it going. Because some how we know each other that we don’t want to let the others down. not because of the company, but because of the people that we care about. They rely on you and you rely on them. That’s why we bonded so closely and strongly, in the office and outside. You guys know who you are :-)

Coming to 2010, I got sick of tape op. I wanted more, I wanted to get back to editing. The creative process. I urged it, craved it, wanted it so bad rather than putting tape in and tape out and stocking tapes in the library and everything.

Though I love your company in the library Kate :-) listening to Korn, Limp Bizkit, Rage Against the Machines and all the 90s hits. That was really fun huh. And look at you now, married, pregie, soon-to-be-mum. Gosh, how time flies huh? I do thank you for the all the times we had as we supported each other through our rough times. Adam, Nelson and Zan you guys helped me a lot when you don’t even know it. I thank you for that :-)

So I looked for another option. There was an opening for roto artist at Rhythm & Hues in Malaysia. I sent my resume and got accepted, with the terms I got to go training to India for 10 weeks with low pay. Oh man I was desperate. Then I saw another opening at Blackmagic Design Post Pte Ltd for an FCP online editor. Hey, at least it’s still in Singapore. I was actually aiming to go there when I first set foot in Singapore. So I got in to BMD instead, with addition that I had to aid the Central (Tape Op again). Fuck it. I’ll do it. Turns out I learned so much more from this company than I ever had in my career. 

I had one of the best times there as well. Not saying that BMD is more professional than other company but that’s how I felt. Business is business and it is serious business. So I wanted to up my game even more. I wanted to color grade. Step by step, baby steps I went. Sat down beside a colorist just see what he does. Scan films, load footage, prep for sessions, bla bla bla… slowly I learned and stepped in to grade students stuff. Then it went on…

To say that BMD was a really blood, sweat and tears exaggerating is like an understatement. When we moved office, most of the staff actually involve in building the interior from the ground up. We literally pulled cables and bleed our hands and feet to get it done. That’s team work with dedication that we believed in the company. It was awesome. Keith, you actually have been my guidance all these years I’ve known you. I thank you for that. For teaching me to be patience with everything :-)

Not long after that at 2012, BMD was acquired by VHQ Post Pte Ltd. For what reason? I still don’t know until now. I don’t think I want to know as well. 

So, here I am. At VHQ Post. They wanted to transfer me to KL since there isn’t any colorist there, I stepped in. I am familiar with the place, the people and the language. I was studying there for 10 years, so no questions I could live comfortable there, anytime. Half of my family is there. My friends are there too. So going there is like a plus for me.

I would like to say that it has been a real great 5 years plus living here. Friends and colleagues that are priceless to me, I thank you all. You’ll always be in my heart. I don’t regret what I did in Singapore. This land had given me so much. The fun, the sad, the love, the hate, the harsh, the sins, the troubles, the endless laughter and sorrow. Again, it is all part of life and I treasured them with all my heart. I do apologize to those whom I might have hurt, I did not mean it. I do not intentionally did it on purpose. Forgive me if I did any wrong :-( 

I am starting a new chapter in my life. In a not-so-new-place for me. But new experience, no doubt. For the New Year, a new start, a new beginning. I will be taking the wisdom and experiences I had in Singapore to KL. I am actually looking forward to this. I admit, I am a little scared but excited at the same time. Perfect timing for new year’s resolution.

We had fun Singapore, while it lasted. The timbre times, the Seligi times, the late night hang out times, the party times, the concert times, the late working times, all of them. They were really awesome and I wouldn’t trade those memories with anything in the world. 

This year has been, as cliché as it is, a roller coaster. It really was. The ups and downs was just what I needed. New company, new plan and new friends. Great friends I would say. I look forward to have new adventures with them. I love the challenges that I’m going to face. I hope 2013 will be as great or even better than 2012.

With a heavy heart I would like to say Bye-bye Singapore and friends. I will be leaving just before 2012 ends. I can’t go back for at least 6 months (immigration thing). I thank you all again for being my companions, my teachers and my friends all this time I’ve known you guys.

 

With Love and Happy Holidays!

Setyo

 

 

There’s a glitch at 0:57 by the way :-D

Yep, there you go 2011.

Bye 2011
Took it from 9gag.

The year is ending

It’s been a hell of ride. It’s cliché, I know. But you know what? that’s what it’s been like for me and I’m pretty sure it has been too for everyone else. Of course every year there’s always something different that touches everyone’s heart some how. In general, there’s always that year that makes it special to them. My year has been great and sucks at the same time. But then again, I’ve said it before that that’s the challenge that we should embrace. Take it all in and look on the bright side of it.

New friends had been made, learn something new along the way. gain new experiences, made some fucked up mistakes, heart break is always along the way, drink when you’re merry and put down your sorrow (which ever the occasion you prefer). Great times it was this year. Great friends as always to take away anything that bothers you that day or week. I guess that is always what it comes down to. At the end of the day, when you look at it, if you remember the good times you had this year you’ll be like, “hem, that wasn’t so bad after all.” Yea you’ve face the fucked up moments that you wish you could do it all over again to fix it. But, it was what it was. That’s what unique about it. Gosh, I’ve been to some fucked up moments this year. But I let the scars shown so that I could remember it. So that I know I should have never repeat that again. Don’t put it in a closet and bury it. You’ll never forget it, that’s for a fact. You try to hide it but it will emerge some how, sometimes without even you knowing it at the worst possible moment. So might as well put it out there and let it be known.

I think this would happen to almost every one that’s a bachelor. As the years go by you’ll see one by one that your friends getting married and having kids. My brother had his first kid this year. which was really cool. I am practically an uncle. Her name is Jasmine, she is one of the cutest thing I ever seen. When I held her in my hand I just couldn’t believe it. My brother that I’ve know for my whole life is married and have this wonderful-little-breathing-human-being that he’s going to raise and take care for the rest of his life. He is in such joy as well. Then it got me thinking, dammit I want to have that too. May be I’m just a selfish bastard that just to enjoy his life for himself.

I love how I never stop to learn in my field everyday. I tried to challenge myself everyday at work. Be it a simple task or something that I cannot do, I try to see how it’s done and how to solve the problem. I guess that’s how I get through the day. Instead of complaining of how things don’t work out or broken or just doesn’t go the way you want it to be. I look at it through the other side and see how to face it. Whining and complaining just wouldn’t make it fix or better.

Many things happened, many historical things happened globally. I wouldn’t wanna say that I am fortunate that I witnessed it when I am alive. I am pretty sure that every year there’s always that particular event that makes it so gargantual to make that year so significant and printed in your life isn’t it.I guess I am pretty luck that I stay in this region because there wasn’t any nuclear plant meltdown or major hurricane headed here. Even though the Mass Transport train broke down for a few days. But you know what? It’s a freaking machine, shit happens. It’s not the end of the world. I guess sometimes we forget on how lucky we are living in this peaceful island that we call the Lion City. We take things for granted, that’s normal. Who doesn’t? The economic meltdown on 2008 still have some effect to everyone I’m pretty sure. How can we forget? Lots of people got laid off, many companies got bankrupt. We got back on our feet again but other business has always been affected in every sector. Prices go up for everything. From common commodities, goods, public fare transport to rent. Inflation will just keep on rising, you can’t help that. Oh shit, I’m ranting again…

Well over all, I had a blast and I hope that the year after this will but just as epic. That is if doesn’t end in a Colossal Armageddon like the Mayans would say it would.

50 Things That Girls Should Know About Guys

50 Things That Girls Should Know About Guys

1. Guys aren’t psychic, mind telling them what you mean?
2. Guys don’t like to be used as pawns in trying to make your friends jealous.
3. Guys tend to get serious with their relationship and become too possessive. Better watch out girls.
4. The biggest turn off for guys is to see girls smoking.
5. The biggest turn on for guys are the girls who workout.
6. Girls who don’t want to listen to the truth shouldn’t be asking any questions.
7. Ending a heated conversation with “Fine” or “Whatever” isn’t considered acceptable.
8. If you want sex, just ask.
9. Don’t expect guys to say as many sweet things as they do in the movies. It takes 10 couples to come up with one sweet thing that they put up in the movies.
10. Only models are able to carry off most of the stuff you see in fashion magazines.
11. A guy who likes you wants to be the only guy you talk to.
12. A guy would sacrifice his money for lunch just to get you a couple of roses.
13. Guys need to be reassured often that they’re still loved.
14. Guys don’t care about how gorgeous you are, it’s goodbye, adios, and sayonara if you’re being a bitch.
15. All guys are kinky and willing to try anything that you may enjoy, just let them know.
16. Guys are more emotional than you think. If they loved you at one point, it’ll take them a lot longer than you think to let you go, and it hurts every second that they try.
17. A guy would do just about anything to get you to notice him.
18. Guys do not look into minute detailing. So, if you gave up a quarter of an inch from your 20 inches long hair, don’t expect your guy to know that instantly.
19. Guys like porn!
20. Anything said six months ago is inadmissible in an argument. All comments become null and void after seven days.
21. “The game is on” will be considered an acceptable excuse to postpone any serious conversations.
22. Cooking makes a girl all the more attractive.
23. You can’t get mad if your guy refuses to hook up your “ugly friend” with one of his good-looking friends.
24. Nothing you will ever do will entitle you to operate the remote control, unless operating means handing it to him.
25. The only thing left to be said after sex is “goodnight.”
26. Video games have helped men develop awesome finger skills that only encourage them to play more often.
27. Critiquing a man’s driving is outright unacceptable.
28. Guys’ night outs are sacred events. If you ask any question about it, you’ll be castigated.
29. Believe it or not, 99.5% of the time men honestly don’t mean to hurt you.
30. Guys may be flirting around all day but before they go to sleep, they always think about the girl they truly care about.
31. Guys hate it when you talk about your ex-boyfriend or ex love-interest.
32. If a guy tells you about his problems, he just needs someone to listen to him. You don’t need to give advice.
33. Don’t hold it against your guy if he starts to cry after a good sports movie, and was laughing outrageously last night when the two of you were watching an emotional drama saga.
34. Leaving a message like “You know what?! Mmm… Never mind…” would make a guy hanging on to that thought all day long and reach a conclusion that is far from what you are thinking. Don’t ever do that!
35. A usual act that proves that the guy likes you is when he teases you.
36. Guys love you more than you love them.
37. No matter how much guys talk about hotness or sex appeal, personality is key.
38. When a guy says he is going crazy about the girl, he really is. Guys rarely say that.
39. If a guy starts to talk seriously, listen to him. It doesn’t happen that often, so when it does, you know something’s up.
40. A guy has more problems than you can see with your naked eyes.
41. Guys talk about girls more than girls talk about guys.
42. You like when your guy calls and asks you out for dinner and pays for you, right? Well yeah, guys like it once in a while too.
43. It’s natural for a guy’s eyes to wander.
44. It’s not that guys don’t want to make their girlfriends happy; it’s just that sometimes, they don’t know how.
45. A guy would give his right arm to be able to read a girl’s mind for a day.
46. Not all guys are jerks. Just because one is a jackass doesn’t mean he represents all of them.
47. When a guy sacrifices his sleep and health just to be with you, he isn’t doing it all for sex. It means he likes you more than you can imagine.
48. Even if you dumped a guy months ago and he loved you, he probably still does and if he had one wish it would be to have you back in his life.
49. Guys love girls with brains more than girls in miniskirts.
50. A guy would waste his time over video games and football, the way a girl would do over novels and make-ups.

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Dear November

Hi again, it’s been a while since your pouring rain drizzle down to every naked head in the streets. I missed the smell of your fresh pure scent that tangles with a bit of toxic that lingers in the wide sky. You’ve been such a pain to everyone but to some you are a pure blessing from the sky (literally). Other parts of the world would be truly happy when you trickle down even for a while as their crops would be fueled with your love. But you are a menace to others as well. when you want to pour your heart out, you do it furiously and with no mercy that could cause people to suffer and affected their life forever, unfortunately. For the fortunate ones, we should be thankful for what this so called yearly cycle we received. I think I’ve said it before that to me those little drops from the sky wash away our sorrows and sadness unconditionally. We might take it for granted, me might even ignore it or think that it’s a hassle. Our cloths, pants, shoes, purses, bags get drench as we try to run the rat race. We try to avoid it, we try to take shelter, we wish it to go away. But you see, that’s the thing. I would think that we just face it, like the problems we have in life. If we could never face it, we will never resolve it. I say we make friends and make amends. It might be painful but pain is what we seek, unintentionally. If we ever be happy forever, then where’s the challenge, right?

Rolling in a small package

Maddi Jane – Rolling in the Deep (Cover)

The Original

Adele – Rolling In The Deep

There’s a fire starting in my heart,
Reaching a fever pitch and it’s bring me out the dark.
Finally I can see you crystal clear
Go ahead and sell me out and I’ll lay your ship bare.

See how I’ll leave, with every piece of you
Don’t underestimate the things that I will do.

There’s a fire starting in my heart,
Reaching a fever pitch and it’s bring me out the dark.

The scars of your love, remind me of us.
They keep me thinking that we almost had it all
The scars of your love, they leave me breathless
I can’t help feeling
We could have had it all
Rolling in the deep
You had my heart inside your hand
And you played it
To the beat

Baby I have no story to be told
But I’ve heard one of you and I’m gonna make your head burn,
Think of me in the depths of your despair
Making a home down there as mine sure won’t be shared

The scars of your love, remind you of us.
They keep me thinking that we almost had it all
The scars of your love, they leave me breathless
I can’t help feeling
We could have had it all

Rolling in the deep
You had my heart inside your hand
And you played it
To the beat

We could have had it all
Rolling in the deep
You had my heart inside your hand
But you played it
With a beating

Throw your soul threw every open door
Count your blessings to find what you look for
Turn my sorrow into treasured gold
You pay me back in kind and reap just what you sow

We could have had it all
We could have had it all
We could have had it all
Rolling in the deep
You had my heart inside your hand
And you played it to the beat

We could have had it all
Rolling in the deep
You had my heart inside your hand

But you played it,
You played it,
You played it
You played it to the beat

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