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Remember Dial-Up Internet?

I first started using the Internet back in 1997. I was 13. It was a miraculous experience, to be able to exchange emails with people, chat to people from all around the world in chatrooms, visiting websites of things that I am interested in. Those early pleasures of the Internet, like ICQ, Geocities websites, IRC chatrooms... they were so fresh to me back then. I miss this sound .

The EPIC location scouting day 2

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The second day of the location scouting began with sheer epic magnificence. We went through an area to seek some photogenic wilderness.

The EPIC location scouting day 1

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The day began with an epic breakfast at Ming Jin's house.

"Can I make a living as filmmaker?"

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I get these questions a lot from aspiring filmmakers of my own country. "Can I make a living as a filmmaker?" "How do YOU make a living as a filmmaker?" "How much do you earn a month?"

Another new film project beckons

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After finishing my latest short film late last month in the sound studios of Honjo (Japan), and a brief stint at the Jeonju International Film Fest, I had returned to Malaysia and went through a relatively idyllic lifestyle.

My trophies join my toys

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Over the past few years while I dabbled in the dark, disgraceful arts of filmmaking, I was fortunate enough to pick up a number of awards along the way.

The imposing trip from Jeonju to Tokyo to Kuala Lumpur

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The whole thing went like this:

Jeonju International Film Festival 2011 recap part 3

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May 4th began with the second screening of EXHALATION and its Q and A session. (tickets, to my surprise and joy, were sold out two days earlier)

Jeonju International Film Festival 2011 recap part 2

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May 2. I began the day by catching Kim Sun's SELF-REFERENTIAL TRAVERSE: ZEITGEIST AND ENGAGEMENT. 80 minutes later, I stumbled out of the theaters, a little dazed and confused. (check out this short review on Aphanisis ) Here is its trailer .

Jeonju International Film Festival 2011 recap

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After arriving at Incheon Airport on the awesome business class seat . I took the bus from Seoul to Jeonju. The epic bus ride lasted for more than 4 hours.

Whoa, business class

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I'm now in Jeonju for the Jeonju International Film Festival. As you may notice by now, I fly almost every month to a film fest. This jet-setting lifestyle is exciting, but hardly as glamourous as what most people envisioned, for example, I only travel on economy class, no, no private jet either. So imagine my surprise yesterday when I was actually given the business class for the flight to Seoul. Commoners like me have never actually experienced such luxury in the air. Very nice.