Monday, November 17, 2008


Due to overwhelming work and tight datelines, postings will be on hold till the 4th of December 2008.

Monday, November 10, 2008


The thesis presentation went well. I am quite happy with the new design direction that I'm taking now. Other than the fact the design concept came about from real contextual observations, I am also able to fulfill my academic and industry requirement better. At the end of this, I still have to be able to attract potential employers at my graduation show. With 70% of the industry employers coming from the electronic sector, I can't afford to miss this chance to have my design directed at something techno-gadgety.

The Design Brief:
To enhance the urban night skating experience.

The Concept:
A portable device to allow skateboarders and other passersby to view their stunts in sequence immediately after they execute them.

I won't go into too much details at this point of time and there's still a lot of tweaking to do but I do hope the panels will suffice for now.

Friday, November 7, 2008


It's been a sleepless night. I'm wide awake at 5 a.m and configuring my flickr account to synchronize with this blog. Anyway, that's the picture of my deck that I've been intending to sell.

About 2 years ago, I was hired by some local secondary school as a relief teacher. I wasn't given a decent office and I had to run off to the bus stop outside just to get some shut-eye.During my short stint there, I hung out at the skate shop that is situated just right outside the school. It's the probably the oldest running skate shop in Singapore.

For those in the know, this shop needs no introduction.In the end, I got tired of waiting at the bus stop and decide to skate in between lessons after buying my deck from the shop. It actually feels like as if the gahmen is actually paying me to skate.

I failed to synchronize the settings with flickr


Once again I managed to pull off a stupendous stunt and execute it with grace. My apologies for missing the weekly update. I am now recuperating from a mild bronchitis that has been made worst by the immensely difficult ( but not impossible ) task of changing my design direction.

D-day ( thesis concept presentation ) came and at least 3 out of 4 professors were excited about the idea. I don't think this gives me bragging rights but it sure did put me at the higher end of the bell-curve for 3 straight times running ( see banner results below ). My professor has a funny way of grading us with smileys and emoticons.