Life, Sightings

In moments of desperation we reach for the sky.

The final pieces are in place. God given. God blessed.

In moments of desperation we reach for the sky.

Run for Love comic

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Fashion, Life, Sightings

Life as it is. Can’t complain really.

I’ve just completed my first month of my career in Advertising!

Thing is I still haven’t sorted out paper work for my salary and stuff! I’ve been so couped up in the office that I don’t even have time to fill those out! How am I gonna get my salary! D:

How am I gonna get the things that I want?

Currently on my shopping list… these are what I am eyeing (below)!

Nike SB Dunk High “Red Devil”

Nike SB Dunk High "Red Devil"

A really nice Varsity Jacket

Varsity Jacket

I need to get a smart casual jacket too! In case we have an impromtu meeting with the clients or the big bosses!

Pharell Williams so good at his fashion sense!

A new electric guitar!

New electric guitar

Fancy bag to take to work 🙂 (Something like this would be shiek!)

ASOS Wolfgang Backpack

A fancy metal flask that speaks “I’m ECO Friendly!”

Fancy eco friendly flask

Fancy eco friendly flask

Perhaps I should have my own potted plant in the office 😉

Also, I gotta get myself a fancy mug for the office!

Punch Mug

Or a cool and medieval goblet!

Jason goblet (Now this is AWESOME)

Probably one of the most important things that I would need at work is a really good planner/or a calender/wall planner, as the nature of my job requires timely matters!

Moleskin planner

Probably a nice ukelele or a guitar at the office to take away the blues and have some fun! : )

Ukulele

Well… one day I would really wanna work like this!

Office by the beach

That would definitely be awesome to work in such an awesome environment. Probably something like in Phuket or Phi Phi!

Then I would feel like this everyday : )

STOKED!

Lovin’ life at the moment. Can’t complain really, cause God has given me so much more than what I asked for!

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Life, Sightings

The ship set sail

Voyage of Columbus

Before a captain sets sail on his ship,

Before a captain departs on his voyage,

He sets a plan that will last through the age.

He spills out the map and lay down the tracks,

the beginning of a great movement awaits.

The Days and nights quick fades away,

The ship yet still stays at bay.

His dear friend has joined arms in his quest,

Yet confidence grew less and less.

He said: “Kill that anxiety and have faith my friend!”

Captain replied: “Yes my brother its time to make mend!

We shall rise and reap the opportunities laid before us

and let not pass like a ship in the night!”

T’was months pass by and progress has seen ripen,

his days of learning has deepen.

As time is ripe to reap its harvest,

its time to gather the men and steadfast towards our very quest.

Gather the men, ship held at bay,

yet men who’s been to sea will hold to bay.

Young Bloods is scarce,

yet to find a gem among stone,

will be one to savor.

The Crew

“Gather, gather the men who are braver!

Your time has come to seize the day!”

Thy captain awaits his men,

to raise from the earth and take his place.

For when the time comes, along thy captain they shall stand,

The ship will set sail when the ships crew are chosen.

The ship will then set sail.

–  Danny New –

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Life, Music, Sightings

Hmm… Apple you got to do better! The Dilemma continues…

I’ve been a Mac fan for the longest time now with its minimalist simplicity and fluidity of how the function rolls and most importantly that it never hangs and has Windows viruses yea! Why should I not buy a Mac! Well obviously the main factor would be the price and as a student and musician I won’t be able to afford one on my own till I start working!

The Apple products that I own is an iTouch (the one just before it has a HD screen and camera on it) and an iPhone which was recent! And my very first Apple product was the 2nd generation iPod Nano with the glass coloured screen! That was the best ever design for the iPod Nano to me! The Nano went through the washing machine twice… the second time it died.

I am currently doing an extensive research assignment with my groupmates at Uni on Windows Phone 7 which is a smart phone that never had an impact on me. Heck I didnt know that it existed till this assignment came up! To be honest it looks really cool with the new Windows 7 OS with live tiles, integration with social media apps, the only phone with Microsoft Office software and the X-Box Live integration! I am still not swayed away from the iPhone tho! iPhone ROcks! Yes the benefits and functions of the Windows phone is attractive, but I don’t play the XBox, and I would rather do my work on a laptop rather than on a small screen! It’s like so hard to work with!

Then just during my web surfing I saw that HP had new lap tops with the models HP Pavillion DV-4-7 which has so much to offer, especially in it’s storage space! Freaking 2TB of storage space! Daymn! That is freaking impressive! http://h20424.www2.hp.com/campaign/consumer_notebooks/ap/en/index.asp#/notebook/HP-Pavilion-dv6/feature

Now for me, I currently have a huge hassle with the amount of space i have in my laptop. with only 250 GB, I have 120 GB just on music alone! And as most of you iTunes users, you have to have your music in the hard disc if not you gotta keep loading your play list in iTunes over and over again!

So with the new HP laptops, freaking I’m impressed! Definitely won me over just like that!

I’m currently using my Compaq Presario which has been an old faithful till today with already 3 years on a Vista Premium and it has been showing signs of it dying off recently. Daymn… and HP and Compaq would probably be my number one computer brand if I am to stick to a Windows OS.

For a cheaper cost and so much more benefits over the Apple MacBook Pro… Apple… you gotta do better to convince me to switch!

At where I’m working now, my boss uses an iPhone, a Mac Book , the PCs are all Macs, our applications that we use in the office are all Mac integrated ones, we use Twitter, Facebook and 4Sq from our iPhones,  even our music player and online radio stations and podcasts are all from an iPad!

Look at the Mac desktop computer! Its simple, doesnt take much space as compared to a PC and the Mac doesnt’ have that huge Hard disc where you ahve to press an On button! Everything is in that screen! The hard disc, CD inputs and everything! Sigh even the MacBook Pro is soo good! sigh…

Overall, I love both! Even my boss has another HP laptop with Windows 7 OS! When it comes to a point where I need to get myself a new laptop in the near future, I will still have the same dilemma… Which am I to get!?

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Food, Life, Sightings

Japan Earthquake & Tsunami: How I am helping and you can too!

Pray For Japan

 

Hey all,

We all have heard of what happened and Japan is in the state f National Emergency and  a disaster that has brought me close to tears.

I’ve been praying for my Japanese friends who have family back in Japan and also for the people and the nation, and for the surrounding nations to swiftly send aid to Japan.

I’ve been thinking to myself, is prayer enough? And I came to a decision that I want to help as much as I can in this cause. I’m still a student, and there is only so much that I can do to help.

So I make the most of it and chose a few things that I could do.

  1. I just pre-ordered a “Army for Japan” Shirt, where my proceeds will be donated to the Japanese recovery effort by Salvation Army. (Click on the photo for the link)

    My Army for Japan shirt receipt

    Army For Japan shirt

    Army For Japan shirt by Salvation Army

  2. I’ve sent an online donation to the Australian Red Cross of AUD$20 , where all proceeds will be used to provide equipment, and medical supplies for this relief and to those in need. 

    My donation to the Red Cross Japan & Pacific Disaster 2011

  3. A group of my friends at university is putting together donations and sending at least one Shelter Box (of aid) to Japan to provide supplies which contains a shelter made by Vango (leading tent manufacturer), A Smile (which contains drawing pads, books, colour pens and crayons), Warmth and Protection (contains thermal blankets, insulated ground sheets, mosquito nets and water purification equipment), Self Sufficiency (a survival tool kit: hammer, axe, saw, shovel, wire cutters and other tools), Fit for purpose box for storage of things, a heart at home kit (containing: a multi stove kit (specially designed to use things in the environment to run the stove and to provide food for a family), and other equipments. So my mission is to donate a further $20 for this effort to provide at least a Shelter box to Japan. (Click on picture below for more info!)

    Shelter Box

  4. I will be fasting lunch for a week starting 14th March – 20th March 2011, as well as dedicating an extra half an hour of each of my work outs to the Japan & Pacific disaster.

So I am doing my part by donating $100 of what I can afford and also my time to this cause.

My friends, your family and citizens of Japan, my prayers are with you and I hope that my part can help you get back on to your feet.

So what are you going to do to help? Below are some links (with organizations and NGOs) on how you can help and make a difference:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/11/how-to-help-japan-earthquake-relief_n_834484.html

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_newsroom/20110311/wl_yblog_newsroom/japan-earthquake-and-tsunami-how-to-help

 

Help Japan

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Life, Music, Sightings

Since coming back from Australia!

Wow! has it been a week and a half since I came back?

For those of you who didn’t know… I’m HOME! On a holiday of course! Till first week of Feb!

First few things I noticed and almost forgot what Malaysia was all about was:

1. ITS HOT and HUMID!!!

2. TRAFFIC JAMS! ( i’ve grown accustomed to the Aussie roads and there is hardly much traffic in Canberra!) Traffic jams there are like 5 mins.. LOL

3. Toilet seats are relatively lower than Aussie ones!

4. Food is great! (Not awesome, but Good!) Grandma’s curry was EPIC tho!!!

Personally, what I miss most was:

1. My family! (John’s in Kansas btw)

2. Queen size bed!

3. My Serena! (it’s what I named my guitar. After Serena in Gossip Girl) 😀

4. My close friends

5. My Band and gigs!!!

Gosh! It was a tiring few days back! Been so busy!

Firstly, was to shoot the music video for ‘Snake With Limbs’ (click here for behind the scenes!)

Secondly, I’ve had 3 shows in a week! 2 proms at Sri KL and Taman Sea! Taman Sea prom was super awesome! Everyone was having so much fun! We met a really cute band too! Let Go Tomorrow are still young and I can’t wait to see what will birth from them in a few years time! (Click here for a picture of us and Let Go Tomorrow!)

Followed in the same week was Rock The World 10! It is a significant one for me cause last year’s one, I was Darren’s guitar tech! This year, I am performing with my band mates and for the year that I’ve been with An Honest Mistake, I salute to my band members that it was an awesome year and it’s been a privilege playing along side talented individuals that makes up what An Honest Mistake is today! Hope to make more records with you guys next year! We got big plans yo!

Lastly, I’ve been busy recuperating at home and working part time, which helps my portfolio! So you can say I’m on a ‘Working Holiday’! I’ll be working closely with Kevin ‘Cottie’ Tan on An Honest Mistake’s media kit and profile! Harnessing my skills that I’ve as an Advertising and Marketing Communication student!

Well… that’s all for now! We got a gig that the band has organized! Check out the poster below!

An Honest Mistake and Friends!

Time/Date: 9:30 p.m/6th Jan 2011 (Come early to get good seats!)

Venue: Laundry Bar @ The Curve, Mutiara Damansara

Bands: An Honest Mistake, Hello, Is This The Band?, Jin Hackman and Atlanta Fall

So do come! We are kicking off the start of 2011 with a stellar line up with our awesome friends!

Lastly! Constant updates and my walkabouts, follow me on facebook and twitter!

http://www.twitter.com/dannyAHM

http://www.facebook.com/dannyboy24

http://www.facebook.com/anhonestmistake

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