Sunday, April 29, 2012

The Rape of My Mind and Body. Thank you Bersih. Now I know in order to feel clean, I must get dirty.

Visual Spectacle
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My objective for the day was very simple. Get a bread toast and drink at my favourite place at the city centre. Full stop. It was your typical free and easy, think nothing, do nothing sort of day....but woooah, as it turns out, that day happened to be a Saturday, where a large gathering called Bersih 3.0 was marching on the streets! I was in my usual cocoon-angelic-virginal-not-a-care-in-this-stupid-world mode, not even knowing what loomed before me, until I took the train and saw hordes of Yellow shirted folks came pouring in. Why the colour Yellow, I wonder? Bright colours have that curious effect on my mind. It flashes across suddenly and fill my head with images. I remembered I became famous in Malaysian Idol back in 2004, dancing in my Yellow Shorts video that went viral worldwide. Witnessing these people, brought back memories.

Now, my mind suddenly connects one with two. I changed my mind about stopping at the city centre, and let the train takes me further and deeper into the heart. When the train came up from the ground, the view of the streets were filled with folks in their Yellow Shirts bearing the word "Bersih", means "clean" in English. You see, I need to have my toast and drink (iced milked tea) for my lunch was a very very simple one - not filling. I was beginning to feel weak from my lack of food intake, when my mind began to ignite to see how "passionate" some of the Yellow shirt folks are in the train, talking among themselves.

EXCLUSIVE PIC: My Yellow Shorts 
ignited a fashion trend? Crazy, literally.
Visual Spectacle
I began to see the appeal of large public gatherings such as these. The last one was back in July, after my birthday. Large gatherings like these caused quite a spectacle. It's a visual delight for some, an eyesore for others, but still a spectacle. It caused normal, peace-loving, lazy folks like myself to stop for a while and look. It has this magnetic force that pulls you in, even though you are partially starving like me, with valid reasons why I am lazy. My stomach is growling for the toast and drink but my mind is curious for more adventure in the street. I am torn apart. The second appeal of a large gathering is it encourages talk among folks.

Rush Talk
In Malaysia, we have so many races and different sorts of psychologically malnourished mentalities (myself included), that we hardly talked seriously among ourselves. As a Communications Strategy Coach, I've observed this many times among Malaysians. What we call communication here is actually "rush talk". It's simply one person giving an opinion, and the other one adding his/her own opinion, and voila, you call this "talk".  Strangely, this kind of talk appeals to normal folks. Even educated folks from universities talk like this. I am not from any high masters degree background, yet, I enjoy observing people talking this way - because it is another form of abnormality in communication. Click the links below to read my past success stories in "curing" these abnormalities:
Coaching You to Success
Full Attendance
Fashion Students Showcase
Bigger Class
Taking Students on Roadshows
International Students
Student on Magazine Cover
Student Casting Session for Real Jobs
Students Photo Shoot
Students Performing for Event

Grand Purpose - beyond ourselves.
Public gatherings also give the individual a sense of grand purpose beyond themselves. It's seriously addictive stuff - a dose of the grandiose. It's the common purpose that binds the public together. This has been my fifth time witnessing such a public spectacle, my first being Anwar captured for his sodomy case, so I can actually testify what a feeling it can be to strive towards a common purpose with others, thousands of others with you, on the street. Personally, I never participate such a large crowd gathering for I have no political affiliations with any political party - I'm neutral. But as a common folk, you'll surely stumbled across people who do for we are all connected in spirit.

People with Money vs People Without
The story is still the same. If you simplify and quantify all these public outrage on the streets, it all still boils down to money. The poor against the rich. People with money who refuses to spread the money around. For this, I felt it necessary and healthy even to have public gatherings such as Bersih 3.0, because it's a grandiose show of a symptom of how ill our country's governing system has become. Corruption. Segregation. Cronyism. All that stuff. As a business owner, there were so many overdue payments and employers expecting dirt cheap prices for over-the-hill demands. It's unfair practices. Downright unprofessional. If you're an employee, you might be forced to resign instead of the company firing you, all that political jazz. It's a crazy world we're living in. And surely, it would eventually grows its outrage to the streets. Simply because, no one is listening. This is expected to happen. Nobody can stop it. Not even God. Not even you. Heck, I'm so piss poor now, I might even hop in the bandwagon next time.

"All that is needed for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing."

The Lost Art of Conversation
The problem is still fundamentally a communications one. I came across this insightful internet platform called TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) talks, highly-recommended where all the best ideas are shared online.In one of the talks by Sheery Turkle titled "Connected, but Alone"- it highlights our overtly-connected, tablets and electronics saturated world until we lost the joy of having a simple conversation. In Asian homes, children are taught to listen to their elders. This same giving and receiving thread is passed on until we're working adults, where we are expected to follow orders from our bosses. What happen to conversation? A conversation is more organic, unorganised and spontaneous. I remembered I went for a job interview before, and a HR manager commented how emotional I can be. Why, aren't we all emotional beings? In other words, to work in an office environment, you have to numb yourself to the work handed to you - no matter how heavy the load is? You think I'm so stupid? If I am, then I would be a robot instead.

Numb Your Emotions - Healthy or Destructive?
Hence, another reason to get emotional. Witnessing the thousands of folks marching on the streets today, I sympathised with them all. The world wants you to numb your emotions, be emotion-less. It's like we've been conditioned all along to think in a certain way, with no freedom or free will for an individual to express his/her true self. These "children" has grown up, and began to rebel against, subconsciously, on our parents and teachers who taught us all the values only to benefit their own selfish self-satisfaction. Our hearts are hissing: "They have lied to us! Tricked us into believing this so-called peaceful country" Even the teachers and parents are just as bad as we are, and why are we to be blamed? Thankfully, in my Artiste Training Course coaching, you'll learn how to channel your raging emotions more productively into:



The nail tweezer I used to pull the
cotton ball out from my ear. Ouch.
Feel the Pain to Learn
This is a crazy world we lived in today. Firstly because, nobody is accepting the responsibility for their own actions. Nobody wants to admit that they are wrong, and stop to re-evaluate what they had done. And worst of all, we only want people who shares the same belief systems as we do, and separate others who are different. I'm talking about the gays and straight people, religious and non-religious groups, fat and skinny people. I noticed all these when my eyes were tearing up quite painfully from the tear gas. I was only just a passers-by trying to get my way through the crazy crowd, when the tear gas was released.  Just yesterday, I managed to pull out a cotton ball from my left ear using a nail tweezer after a day of hearing loss, pain and discomfort. Now this! Water running down from my eyes. And choking. Gosh, the next pain - child bearing from all this "rape"? Learning is painful.

Results from "The Rape"
I wanted to curse sometimes, at all this people chanting and marching on the street - spoiling my supposedly tranquil Saturday stroll in the city. But wait, doesn't everybody deserves their voices to be heard? I must admit that these people are braver than myself, to wake up early in the morning to march and protest on the streets. I shouldn't be criticizing and condemning these people who are doing what their hearts are calling them to do. Artistes do that too. Their marching has valid reasons. They wanted to be heard. So I took the monorail and stopped all the way back to the last station. Then I got down and change my route to get to the city centre, Bukit Bintang. Upon reaching, it's like my mind and hearts have been cleared away from the foggy smoke and showered with the light. The streets were peaceful and not as crowded as it should, like its usual crowded Saturday. I was having an easy stroll actually, and finally stopped at my favourite shop for my toast and iced milked tea. As I sat there resting my tired, aching body from all the adventures and rape of my mind and body, I came into 3 very simple (and important) lessons everyone, from the ugly street vendor to the Prime Minister need to adhere to:
1. Accepting responsibility. 
2. Admit when in the wrong. 
3. Everyone got their place in this world. And that means everyone from the gays (who are just as imperfect as the straight) to the street protesters. Objective accomplished. Now, where's my toast?

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

The new Ipad Review? The semblance between my Artiste Training Course and my new Ipad is resolutionarily similar.

Reading my blog through the new Ipad - the dawn of the new age
The more I use my tablet, the more I see the semblances between my new Ipad (yes, I got that one too) and my Artiste Training Course. I make it a point to always keep up to date with the latest technology for the sake of my students. I am truly impressed by the screen, it's so much easier to read using the new Ipad. But mind you, I am not a big fan, I am just a normal consumer who just fancies a good product. I love the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 too. To me, everybody got their own place in this world - no need to exclude one or the other out of the picture. Like my Artiste Training Course - everyone is welcome to join. You don't have to be extra beautiful or this or that, just have the willingness to learn and try something new. You might be surprised.

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My coaching is an acquired taste. You'll get used to it, thank you.
Acquired Taste
So back to the topic at hand, when I first use the new Ipad, I find it kinda different from using a Galaxy Tab. The screen looks different. You know, I am no techno expert, just a normal everyday user. I cannot help but compare it to my Galaxy Tab. The flavour is so different. It's not your everyday, local school classroom sort of environment. The user interface is clean and direct to the point, at the expense that sometimes if I want to add a little extra, it couldn't be done. It's an acquired taste, just like my Artiste Training Course. A lot of students come with a pre-conceived notions of how their training will be conducted. My advise, don't! Come with an open mind and heart instead. Soon, you'll acquire the taste of my kind of Artiste Training Course. And be so pleasantly SURPRISED.


Brand new leather case, expensive but so worth it!
"Expensive"
A wonderful semblance of the new Ipad with my Artiste Training Course is the price. They're almost the same price range. That means people who buys Apple products can afford to take up my Artiste Training Course! I hear some Android folks complaining how over-priced Apple products are. But seriously, in my heart, I feel it's really value for money. The price range remains the same as last year's. Same as my Artiste Training Course. Of course, the price is also meant to pull in the right students - meaning those who are serious enough to invest in the money and want it enough to learn. When you pay for something, you'll be more committed for sure. Like the new Ipad, my Artiste Training Course is not for every Tom, Dick and Harry.


Total Package
When you delved deeper into the product like the new Ipad and my Artiste Training Course, you'll realised it covers ALL the aspects of the benefits you wanted and more. In my Artiste Training, we provide you the training right up until the casting process and more - hopefully, we see you clinch your first job. A lot of calculative folks would cover one eye, and let the other eye only see the cost. That will hurt you. You need to see the whole picture, to fully enjoy the experience. To be successful, it is important to see the whole picture. Click the links below to read my past success stories:
Coaching You to Success
Full Attendance
Fashion Students Showcase
Bigger Class
Taking Students on Roadshows
International Students
Student on Magazine Cover
Student Casting Session for Real Jobs
Students Photo Shoot
Students Performing for Event

Heft, not Heavy
There's a difference between heft and heavy. When I first held the new Ipad, it does tires my hand after carrying it for a while compared to my Galaxy Tab which is the lightest to carry. But you must remember what goes inside that makes it weight. The huge battery for the sharp Retina Display. The A5x chip and all the other wonderful stuff. Hence, the heft. Heavy is when you feel it is burdensome. In my Artiste Training Course, I will be giving you notes and tips aplenty. It is primarily divided into 12 modules, with each module further sub-categorised into 3 main parts. For some students, that's quite heavy. But wait a minute, you're getting value for your money - only when you get the difference between heft and heavy.

My students getting its crystal clear moment
Crystal Clear
The new Ipad boasts of its new Retina Display. My first impression when I got my hands on it was - it's not much different from my Galaxy Tab. I feel the colours on my Tab is more gorgeous. But when I begin to look deeper, and try to see the details in the new Ipad, it's all there. Details are important for an aspiring artiste because it guides the performance. Details like timing, the scene description, the flow of the story etc. When my student first join my Artiste Training Course, I would give them the whole picture, so that they have a path before them that they could walk on. It must be clear to them, so when they walk, at least they know where they're heading. Not all can become actors or singers.

Care and Thought
Whenever I am coaching, I must admit I struggled too in giving the advise. The students don't know how difficult it is for a Coach to disperse the right and fair information, because what we're dealing with is performance! It is so subjective and fragile, that one careless word could ruin the morale of the students. Like the new Ipad, I am quite amazed at the beauty of its design. It takes an artiste to admire a piece of art. So when I'm coaching, my care and thought are shown. Even here, writing my blog, I'm openly sharing all the tips and tricks I could remember (just a sample, not the total) for readers here, with the hopes that if they want more, they could easily just join my Artiste Training Course.

Our Artiste Training Course is the only comprehensive technology-assistedall New Features with the Best Industry Benefits to guide you from learning until clinching the job of your dreams. Pricing of training packages range estimates from RM950* - RM2500*, may defer depending on complexity. Terms and conditions may apply. 

* World-class Coach
* Flexible Timetable
* Monthly Installment Available
* Ready Portfolio
* Casting Ready
* Materials Included
* Extra Added Value Features 
* Friends Forever Pledge
* Reference Ready (to all your prospective future employers)

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Oh, Internet Warrior of the Future - these facts will guide your new Ipad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Kindle Fire and all future touchscreen devices of the future. Read now or be obsolete.

This article you're about to read is going to endure the test of time, and be relevant and useful for centuries to come - to your children, your children's children and grand grand children. Seriously.
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This year has been touted as the year of the tablet war. Samsung with its gorgeous tablet 7.7 super AMOLED screen, Toshiba's Excite 7.7 and Apple's super Retina Display on its new Ipad (no more numerical title like Ipad 3 or a bad movie that goes into sequel), HTC and Google all gearing up to wow consumers worldwide to buy their brand of super spec brand. This blog entry will prove to be useful for YEARS to come, unless of course all smart devices went extinct like the dinosaurs.

I've come to LOVE my tablet more day by day. I really don't care about what people say about brand models going "obsolete" and all that. When I put my money to buy something, I pretty damn sure it's there I will use it to its full. With so many applications, free most of them for Android fans, my tablet just becomes more useful everyday. Doesn't matter what brand of tablet, smartphone or whatever portable internet devices you have, the future is pointing more towards portability, touchscreen and usability factors in deciding the best choice. As being someone who is aware of himself, I noticed several facts when using my tablet.

Cut your nails and save your touchscreen, darlings
1) Local wi-fi not efficient enough
Even before I purchased my tablet, I've heard friends cursing our local wi-fi networks incessantly like little children. Now, I'm not the sort of person who believed everything my friends told me. But as it turns out, it's almost true. The only exception to wi-fi was when I was working at the company where I taught the Myanmar nationals the English language - the internet connection there was good. But other places, like cafes, hmm, not good at all.

2) Fingernails must be short
Oh yes. My fingernails. I think it's good to have a touchscreen tablet, for it really reminds me to cut my nail short. I don't know about my girlfriends with their pedicured nails so long, I pity how their touchscreen devices handle their long nails. Must be plenty of scratch marks everywhere! But I advised my girlfriends just cut them off! Save on the pedicurist. But do they take my advise? As for the boys too, we must cut our nails for grooming reasons. Single boys may not have the wedding band on the finger doesn't mean our nails need to look untidy right?

3) Caution beats Paranoia
When I first tote my tablet out in the public, I was quite paranoid about losing it. You never know what could happen - being in a crowded place. I have a friend who toted his new Samsung Galaxy Y smartphone in the middle of the night, and 2 blady motorcyclists went after it - and poof it was gone just like that - and in front of a burger stall some more (expensive burger cost like RM13)! Hello, Malaysians wake up and help? After that incident, my friend swore to himself never to flash his gadget on that street again. His paranoia rubs off a little on me. But soon, I have to let go of this paranoid feeling because I've paid good money for it, and I better damn well use it, even in public places! I've learned to be cautious and aware, but not to the point of going extremely paranoid, like my friend who now takes the cab home at night to avoid snatch thefts.

4) Technical
I have a notebook and been using it to send emails with links. I noticed the links I've saved in my email, does not appear when I send the email via my tablet. Besides the email specs difference, of course using the tablet to watch video is pure bliss. It's faster than watching it on my notebook, which is already like 3 years old now. See, I do keep my stuff well and functioning for as long as it can. But noticing the discrepancy, I won't be throwing out my dear old notebook anytime soon. Everything (and everyone) has their own place in the world, so don't disregard people or things so quickly.





Don't bring your tablet to the pool. Only bring me.


5) Say "Hi" to your 2 biggest enemies
It's the 2 biggest enemies to all things electronic, after the snatch thief, of course. These 2 can be your friends at first, but suddenly turn on you and stab you in the back. Who are they? Say hello to Liquid and Impact. Liquid covers water, juice, paint, anything that splashes, swirls, shoots or drips. And it could damage your precious electronic gadget quite unknowingly. How about Impact? I notice this one day, when the train I was in suddenly stopped or picked up speed unknowingly at a curve (geez, our local LRT train operator must go back to training again), and my tablet almost flung out from my grips and almost landed on the floor with a thud. So beware...

6) Apps Greedy
I love the amount of blank spaces on my new tablet, (with my screen saver in the background - so lovely the Super AMOLED screen) and in someway it "communicates" to me to quickly fill in those spaces. You see, artists love to fill up a blank space - be it a piece of paper or a board. But mind you, filling your smart devices with apps could drain your data limit! Usually when I turned on my device with internet, some of my apps would automatically update, sometimes all of them at once! It's important to pick only apps that are useful to your own need. Or be prepared to have a slower internet connection thereafter at your own expense. Worst case scenario - your tablet screen may just go blank or hanged for good. So don't be a greedy pig and download like a crazy b*****.

7) Put your lips together and blow.
I know I should ask all of you to put your hands together and give me a giant applause, since I've taken the effort to update this blog with all the world's most useful information for your convenience. (You can repay me your love by clicking on the ad banners, refer this blog to a friend or join my Artiste Training Course) But since we're talking about the usage of smart devices, you certainly should take a cue from me. Yes, blow! I don't mean you pursed your lips and flung me your kisses, puh-leez! I mean blowing air, of course. After a day beating the traffic in the dusty city like KL, I noticed so many dust particles spreading around my touchscreen, that it just kills me that it looked so untidy. Of course I have the screen protector and smart covers over it. Still, dust manage to slip right onto it. So boys and girls, don't use only your eyes to view your beautiful tablet screen. Together now, use your lips, purse it together... and blow.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

My Coaching Relationship with my Students - another success story!

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Students share their dreams and aspirations
I'm always happy whenever I see my students faces on billboards or on the TV screen. It's always a cause for celebration! Recently, I noticed an ex-student of mine name Daniella appeared in advertisement poster. I still remembered her favourite actress - Maggie Cheung, and how she aspired to be like her. Often I would asked my potential students to share their aspirations and dreams in an open, non-judgemental manner. No dream is too big or small. I love helping people, and thankfully with successes. Below are the links to past success stories:






Taking my students out for real-world projects




Full Attendance
Fashion Students Showcase
Bigger Class
Taking Students on Roadshows
International Students
Student on Magazine Cover
Student Casting Session for Real Jobs
Students Photo Shoot
Students Performing for Event




The Coach performing during production


Instant Eligibility to be in Real-world Projects
Like all my past students, I knew Daniella when she started in my Artiste Training Course. During that time, I have a project with Microsoft, and I took her in the project as well. That't how exciting it is to be in my Artiste Training Course, because you're instantly eligible to be part of any real-world working projects that I may be working on. She was lucky to be my student that time because I pulled her in. It's also great to jumpstart her portfolio with a brand name like Microsoft! For your info, I allow my students to use me as their reference whenever they seek for other jobs. I always give their prospective employers my positive comments for all types of industry.

Treats You like an Equal
Since then, I'm sure she must have appeared in various magazines. The last time I heard, she's pursuing a career with a radio station. I'm sure she will do well. We also shared some gossip about certain local TV host in Malaysia. It was a great fun and insight to share the same likes and dislikes - because if you get 2 birds of the same feathers, the rumor must be a fact. We also get to vent our frustrations and disappointments with certain, certain producer or director. It was a close and fulfilling relationship. Our open policy means we share tips freely for you to sample first, before you commit. Tips below:

We treat our students as equals and stars on their own right
How to Excel in Reality TV Shows,

Progress at their Own Pace
My students are my friends as well. I don't put a gap between them and me as a Coach. It's always an easy going and fun relationship when I'm coaching them. I don't put them in any extreme circumstances. I really leave it up to them to develop at their own pace. You see, I don't believe in forcing progress on my students. They have to progress on their own. That's why in my class, I have the Video Practical segment with unlimited tries for my students to perfect their performances. I never shout or criticise my students with derogatory words. But that doesn't mean there's no hard work, rehearsals still must go on. For now, I am truly glad and happy for my student Daniella. All the best to you!


Our Artiste Training Course is the only comprehensive technology-assistedall New Features with the Best Industry Benefits to guide you from learning until clinching the job of your dreams. It is only RM99 per hour. Each class is 2-hour. If you take 10 classes, you will be prepared with a Ready Portfolio, sent for a Photo Shoot and be sent to Casting for a Local Movie. Terms and conditions may apply. 


* World-class Coach
* Flexible Timetable
* Monthly Installment Available
* Ready Portfolio
* Casting Ready
* Materials Included
* Extra Added Value Features 
* Friends Forever Pledge
* Reference Ready (to all your prospective future employers)

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