Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Blogger I miss you

It has been a while since my last post on blogger. The new theme made me a little uneasy, too. Changing the looks to me is a change in personality as well, and is this a step towards who I want to be, or it is a emotional outlet, which often make me upset in the end?
I am a little bit tired of being "good" and "nice". Smile and surpress all my feelings to play safe. No, it is a vanish to boast oneself, but there is no harm to be yourself, be true and breath freely. Right, I am looking forwards to some excitement, some fun, and an excellent story .
I haven't spent a long time in Singapore since back from term break,  but unfortunately, I have had several good arguments with people I thought is friend, and with people I thought trust worthy. I wish I misunderstood you, M, if you happen to be still reading this blog. I saw the green tiny spot shining besides your name on Facebook several time, but we have never talked since the goodbye. Chinese, you once made me almost forget this label can cause complicated chemical reactions, like look down upon, feeling cheap, bored, cheated. And your words are like icy water pouring down my head, extinguished the last smoke of spurious comfort I said to myself. It is still a label, a label contains such a rich meaning, so that someone hate it, someone throw it into dust, and someone fear it. And I will put it on my forehead no matter where I go. I will hold it till I die.

This semester shall be very interesting: NAFA, HCI, management, and social enterprise. My internship with EON went on to the right track. I enjoy seeing customers coming in the studio and try out interactive 3D scenes. Create, is indeed the most beautiful gift we could have. I do not know how much pay this job could get me to. People usually think banking is a very well-paid business, and so is it. But I am still young, and truly believe material alone won't satisfied me. Why no try to do something more interesting and exciting? E.g. Design, Music, New Media. Recently I am reading a journal of an European Pianist. I love his interpretation of Arts and the Expression of arts. 'They do not realize they are dealing with the most valuable thing in human history' he said. I have to put up both of my hands to show my agreement.
If one notice the measurement of human emotion, if one mastering the technic of creating feelings and emotions, what a rich life he\she could live?

Though I love it, but I am a clumsy learner. Guitar, piano, coding, writing and design, let my short life filled with real joy, please.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

7 reasons every job seeker should blog

Have you ever considered the ways a blog can help you get a job? I meet lots of young people entering the work force and I always recommend blogging as a way to get ahead—in almost any career. Here’s why:

1. Show what you’re made of. In most interviews, you try to tell people that you’re knowledgeable about a given topic. In a blog, you can show them. To that end, blog about current events in your industry, your view on trends and developments and demonstrate your areas of expertise.

2. Build a professional network. There are numerous examples of people finding jobs through connections in a blog community. This month, I helped connect a young woman into the professional marketing scene in Chicago because I was impressed with her blog. Your blog community can certainly become a professional network.

3. Engage instead of advertise. Let’s face it. No matter how creative you get, a résumé is still an advertisement. I struggle to read carefully through a lengthy résumé. However, I will read interesting stories on a blog all day long. Compelling content is a way to engage prospective employers in a way that will hold their attention.

4. Stand out. In today’s world, blogging may be an expectation of many entry-level jobs. Demonstrating an ability to create content may just be the difference that gets you the job over a non-blogger.

5. Sharpen your professional skills. If you’re going to blog about a subject, you need to know your stuff. Putting out thoughtful content requires that you stay on top of your game, which will certainly be an advantage to you, especially if the job-hunting process is a long one.

6. Expand your reach. Building your personal brand means showing up in all the places a prospective employer might find you. Of course that usually means LinkedIn. But having a link to a blog on your profile, as well displaying a feed of your recent blog posts, gives a potential employer stalking you on LinkedIn more ways to connect with you and learn about your skills.
7. Extend the interview. Here is the last thing you say to your interviewer: “I’ve enjoyed our time together but there is so much more I could tell you about my abilities. I hope you’ll take a look at my blog (the Web address is on my résumé) so you can see for yourself the way I think about things.” And you know what? They’ll do it. You have just extended your interview by another 15 to 30 minutes and that may make all the difference.

Mark Schaefer is the executive director of Schaefer Marketing Solutions. He blogs at grow, where a version of this article originally ran. 

Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Game

Staring at the mirror, I am deeply confused who this person really is.
The wild instinct in me, the huge imagination that drive me seeking for something more thrilling, fun, and beautiful, are conflicting with the one and last hope for sincerity.
I believe we are looking for the same thing.
With small variation maybe.
Muse. Inspiration. Pleasure of life.

However the bubble of requests vanished in the air. It did not transfer into the wavelength that will keep us going.

That is the harsh side of reality.
We shed our tear over the lies.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Computer-- a cold machine OR a cool magician ?

Never did I try to conceal that I dislike computers, however, when computer combined with arts and creative thoughts, the outcome can just blow our minds up.

The project showed in this video is very similar as what Eon Reality is doing now.  I discovered a fatastic advertisement during the vacation, which is O.B Tampon's Triple Sorry. While the rock star singing just for you, I believe every audience will melt in this cheesy but sweet marking ideas.

One sentence I come across while reading supplementary material for HCI module is that, for software people need to be creative and use what they learn in film school. Again, my dreams have merged so perfectly in the domain of computer arts.

I made a little prayer, hopping that my little dream could come true. And goodnight my blog.