Mulder, Scully and buddies

Termite Damaged Paintings

Last few months I had been locked in mortal combat with a termite infestation at home. Last month, the pest control people came and finally they were vanquished. But the damage done was irreparable. Lots of my books and notes had to be thrown out, including a folder filled with my water colour paintings from when I was in Form […]

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Irfan takes a breather

Irfan the Water Baby

At two and a half years old, Irfan has absolutely no fear of water. Unbidden, he will kick off his shoes, run to the edge of the pool, do a little sing and dance routine (seriously) and jump right into the deep end with a big splash. Recently he started using a child’s life preserver, a full body jacket now, […]

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Neil Gaiman’s Nebula Awards Speech

The creator of Lord Morpheus aka Dream aka Oneiros aka Orpheus’ Father aka the Thirdborn of the Endless was at the Nebula Awards in Chicago, Illinois last week and he gave a pretty awesome speech which like all of his written works (novel, novella or comic book) is an enjoyable read. If you like books and reading in general, I […]

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Singing

Camping in ACS 1986

Back in 1986, when I was a First Former, and a Scout, the yearly school session were divided into three terms. During the two term holidays of that year, 1st Troop Manjung organized camp outs in the school grounds. We usually camped out in front of the new canteen, where a new tennis court stands now I’m told. The first […]

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Liesson

Homemade Computer Generated Landscapes, You Ask?

You’ve seen it in the movies and television. Camera swooping down on artificially-made terrain. The terrain resides in the mind of the computer, and so does the camera. If you ask, can I do this on my home computer? Can I generate an artificial landscape and have it look near-photorealistic? Can I make green fields and snowcapped mountains and beaches […]

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Wide shot of the river

Blackfoot Country – Kampung Acheh

Kampung Acheh used to be an isolated spot for my buddies and I to spend weekends. Thick mangrove swamp, mudskippers and crabs scuttling on the mud and sometimes, a hint of sea snakes making their way on the water. One corner of Kampung Acheh was what we used to call “Blackfoot County” on account of the occasional bodies of waters […]

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Jinta the Nikto

Simon Taylor – A Terrific Artist

Simon Taylor is a friend of mine from Manchester, UK. We share (and mix together) the common interests of art, role-playing games and Star Wars. His skills as an artist is head over heels better than mine. Here are three samples of his coloured artwork. The first is a Dungeons and Dragons character. The other two are Star Wars. Fantastic […]

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Nooooo

Tales from the Duck Side

Remember the time when you were a little child and whenever you need to cross the road, an adult would have to lead you? Did you think you were safe? I have here undeniable proof that it can well be dangerous to be led across the road by an adult.

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View from the balcony

Haze of February 2005

Kuala Lumpur, and most of Malaysia in fact, were wreaked by this local regular event known as the haze. Caused by rampant jungle blazes from local and / or neighbourly sources, these sudden drop in visibility and sudden rise in respiratory problems can be somewhat infuriating. The dark skies over on the left side of the second image was a […]

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Austin, Pangkor

Pangkor Island

As teenagers, my schoolbuds and I liked very much going on camping trips to the beaches and sometimes the islands near our hometown of Sitiawan. The most famous tourist spot is the Island of Pangkor, which according to lore translates as Island in Siamese. So what I was saying in effect was the Island of “Island” but let’s not go […]

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Cover art

The Net.Guide to Spleens

About 2 years ago, I wrote an e-book on a whim along with lots of help from Ryan Lee and Gabriel Johnson. It was called the Net.Guide to Spleens and it can be used with both the D6 and the d20 versions of the Star Wars Roleplaying Game. Download it here from Google Drive and have fun using it in […]

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Pivot 1.0..

If you can read this, Pivot is working.. Yay! Addendum July 6 2008. This seems to be lifetimes ago. Addendum September 20 2018. This seems a thousand lifetimes ago. (We’re now migrated from Pivot to WordPress.)

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