Duck Vaders aka #NE10C05 are students from CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School.
They are not ducks, nor are they invaders.
Rebekah Seow, Goh Kerrianne , Christabelle Kam Rui Ting and Lim Yean Lyi
And they are awesome girls. YEAH!
Come like their FB page first, GO GO! Click here.
It’s NEMation time again and I’m ambassadoring two teams, both happen to be from CHIJ and well, let me tell you more about Duck Vaders.
This is their first time animating and working with a green screen, so now they have learned how high resolution a 4k camera is and why makeup is totally needed.
Their concept is rap, recorded and performed by themselves and for all the animation to happen around them.
So far, none of them have paper cuts on their fingers and that’s great because they have a lot of cast and sets to make.
Part one, they had to record the song and have themselves recorded.
Part two, they have to do the actual animating part now.
Here’s some of the multiracial cast. Hey… What’s that over there? Let’s take a closer look at the NS guy.
It’s all… in coloured pencils?!
I asked them and it takes 4 hours to manually colour the digital uniform for NS army guys now.
And they have two army guys to make in total…
MAJOR HAND CRAMP MATERIAL.
Rebekah finds this guy the handsomest of all their paper cast because he has awesome hair.
He kind of reminds me of a broody Angel from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Sort of, right??
Stop motion with all the paper cut outs is so going to take a lot of time. Here’s their set up with the camera mounted above.
So if you don’t know how it works, they have to manually take a picture frame by frame and then from there, it gets animated when it’s all put together.
Week one for Duck Vaders and they’re on schedule. Let’s hope they continue being on schedule.
Come support them and watch out as we tell you more about the story they’re animating in just these few weeks.
The library in Pasir Ris just reopened on 28th November 2015!
I managed to get a preview before the opening and in a way, I got to have FIRST BUTT on the seats there as I look-see-ed the place.
Here’s some fun facts you might not know with this new reopening.
Fact 1: They’ve got this reservation collection ‘outside’ the main gates of the library so that you can collect your reservation any time the mall is open.
The little shelves will light up and you can collect your book from there.
Before the weekend hit, I had a little time to hit to the theatres after doing my work and quickly took the earliest time for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2.
I’m not going to spoil the movie but it really IS a good adaptation of the book.
What I go woah is that I just bought the ticket and didn’t know it was fancy. I thought it was just because it’s the premiering-early dates or something?
ANYWAY, I went to Shaw and it came in this reflective silver ticket. Plus a little $5 voucher thing to offset drinks or food.
2015 is the year when Reebok’s Spartan Race, Sprint was finally organized in Singapore.
And I joined it.
(Click the pictures to embiggen, of course.)
The Arts Science Museum invited me to their press preview of the Collider! This exhibition is until January 5th if I’m right?
Anyway, there are other exhibits at the same time so you can check what ever is on then too.
Without spoilers, if you’re going to Collider, do get a guided tour because you won’t be able to get ‘everything’ by just reading it.
It’s already November. Either you’ve done your year’s resolutions of keeping fit or well, not.
If you haven’t, you could try getting a head start on next year’s resolutions on trying to be fit.
Or it’s at the point in time where you can pre-present yourself shoes for Christmas to go oooh, wow since you’ve gotten shoes like Nike Free 5.0 (I’ve seen these in stores and they seem really nice), you might as well go run.
Run before Christmas, run before the holidays so you can be ready to eat all the things?
I guess, it’s the easiest thing to do though, just run around if you don’t know how to carry weights or other exercises.
We’ve got a lot of marathons in Singapore. For a country that’s pretty small, everyone seems to be wanting to run all over it.
Speaking of marathons, I don’t know how I did it last year. I did one run a month for 2014 and this year I chose only the obstacle courses.
It wasn’t that many runs this year but enough for me to go “What was I thinking?” last year because besides the whole running thing (which, I admittedly walked a lot in between sprints), the starting time is always super early and in some middle part of Singapore or even in Sentosa.
How the heck did I do it?
Well, I’ve got a Spartan Run left coming up soon, I really have no idea how I’ll do that one since it seems so tough according to the ads online. WILL I MAKE IT?
Probably yes, I freaking paid for a spot in the run.
I won’t want to give up in the race or even go “Meh, I’ll just sleep. Sleep is nicer”.
It really is kind of a thrill when you complete it. Kind of like “YESSS, I DID IT”.
The medals are really nice too, you can keep it or hang it somewhere. Ok so.
Would you guys go sign up for runs if they were cheaptastic and you get a nice goodie bag and medal to go with it BUT if it started early like heck?
Guys, you can try win an invite to #nuffnangblogcon here. I’m writing this post to win an invite.
Why? Because in 2010, I went to their Nuffnang Blogger Symposium.
It had been super useful and I did get to see all the other bloggers even if I’m super quiet and discreet.
I’ll still probably super quiet and discreet if I were to the at the conference since there’ll probably be those super popular bloggers there anyway and what do I even say to anyone?
However, this conference sounds like it will be informative for me to learn more. Mind you, I’m not super popular because I am a niche blogger but attending these conferences and implementing stuff or just learning a little bit does help.
It totally helped.
From drama and hearsay or rumours of the bloggersphere, I’m totally no where near it but I want to know what the industry thinks about it since bla bla, everyone is more on social media or online so come on. I WISH TO KNOW what their thoughts are on this in a corporate way.
Anyway, Nuffnang, let me win an invite. I want to go.
OK. That was a mini hiatus of sorts?
Not sure who noticed but yeah. I’ve been doing things.
1) Love Kuching needs your help financially (transfer moolah to DBS current 027-905975-3) if you can’t volunteer your services. You can know more from their website.
#lkpE In this video Echo the Boss Cat of our Joo Chiat cattery introduces her life, shelter and foster siblings. She doesn’t know that her daily expenses, as well as her friends’, need to be paid, and that we do not have enough monthly donors for those recurring expenses. Help Echo and the other Love Kuching cats out by signing up to become a monthly Cat Angel. Set up a monthly standing instruction donation to our bank account, DBS current 027-905975-3 To find out how, go to our blogspot. lovekuchingproject.blogspot.com
I did that mini vid for them and they’re my choice of cat charity to go to.
2) THIS COMES OUT on 1 November at the Singapore Writers Festival! Escape from Reality! It’s an anthology of short stories of the fictional sort. The fantasy-ish kind. $20! After the official launch, you can get it ordered directly through us or the publisher. More details then.
3) NANOWRIMO KICK OFF PARTY!
It’s on 31st Oct, 6pm at the level 5 Possibility Room of the National Library. Our theme is ‘Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?’. RSVP here: http://nanowrimo.org/forums/asia-singapore/threads/251222
We’re going to Comic Fiesta! Yes. It’s in KL so if you wanna chope any of us to meet any of you guys, ‘book’ us early.
Last year had been fun so we’ll see how it is at the new location!
5) I’ve been on shoot for a mini series.
Hence why I haven’t updated in a bit. I’ll tell you more about the series when it is officially out on 27th November!
6) I’ll be at the library customer appreciation day on 6 November. I don’t know why I had to add that but in case you guys are there, you can say hello to me. The library people are always so nice.
7) You want to ever watch one of the telemovies I helped in? Here’s a trailer
Or watch the whole telemovie on Toggle here. I think it is only available for those in Singapore though. Darn you regional restrictions?
8) IT IS THE 10th run of N.E.mation! Soooooo I’ll BE BACK to support the teams! But why do the teams I support always get the top? Is it a correlation, a stroke of luck or what? HMMM? Tune in this year and we’ll see.
9) I’m doing the Spartan Race. Soooo I got to train (more).
10) I’m blogging here, aren’t I? SO WOOOH. OK. More posts ahead.
My take is that if you can see the air, wear a mask. Whatever, there will be people saying “No needlah” but whatever. That’s them. I’ll wear my mask, thank you very much because I can tell the difference with and without it.
Especially when I went for a shoot and oh my goodness. Yes. Whatever, maybe you’re good without it, cool. My asthmatic friends, just wear it okay?
I got my 3M V-flex mask from Guardian pharmacies but I did notice them being sold at Popular bookstores too.
And this is an upgrade from Vogmask. We have an online store selling to Singapore.
Verdict? It’s comfier than the 3M one and way more stylish. Still, if you want to get an even more cooling one, try the double vent one, I guess since it’s cotton (I haven’t tried it but I’m guessing since if this one is ok, that one should be even better).
I still have the 3M with me but with the Vogmask, I’m sure I won’t accidentally tear it or anything of that sort. Let’s face it. Until Indonesia gets things sorted out, the haze is going to be here for quite a bit.
With all this haze though, it means most of our activities are limited indoors. But ungghhhh. I can stay indoors. On the computer all the time but eh, sometimes one needs to just go out and run around.
SO HERE’S A LIST of indoor activities you can do that does not involve being stuck at home (besides lurking in shopping malls):
It was Google Play GAME WEEK featuring Neko Atsume. Considering our timezone was similar to Japan’s we could just… watch the cats.
This is what you missed if you didn’t catch the livestream of this ‘gaming’.