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[Photo] Never needed a flowchart for editing until now.

Never needed a flowchart for editing until now. (Check out more photos from my Instagram account .)

Shooting a badminton documentary

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Over the past few weeks, I have alluded to a badminton documentary that I've been working on. For this documentary, we have traveled around the country, and even going to Singapore , interviewing many people, including Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah, wife of the former Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir , numerous badminton heroes of different eras etc. Peggy Loh also described extensively in her blog about one of the interview shoots we did with her uncle, Roland Ng. Yesterday, it was time for us to shoot the reenactments of a long-ago tournament covered extensively in my documentary.

[Video] Film crew playing badminton

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Film crew playing badminton

[Photo] Door leading to nowhere, just sunlight.

Door leading to nowhere, just sunlight. via IFTTT (Check out more photos from my Instagram account .)

Short films from the VERY BAD FILM SCHOOL: James Lee Challenge

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No, I'm not dissing a film school. The Very Bad Film School is a one weekend film challenge started earlier this year by Tan Chui Mui with the strong belief that the only way to learn how to make films is... by making films. (which I don't disagree) There are different challenges in each session initiated by different filmmakers, and usually ends with participants making a short film in a day. These sessions include David Lynch film marathons, listening to experimental music from the past decade, lectures etc. Last weekend was James Lee's challenge, and it's a series of challenges that truly mirror his own philosophy as a filmmaker!

[Video] Shadow badminton

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Shadow badminton

[Photo] Happy Father's Day dinner on top of the city

Happy Father's Day dinner on top of the city via IFTTT I'm also adding another photo I posted earlier today.!

[Photo] Retro wrestlers forced to fight against aliens.

Retro wrestlers forced to fight against aliens. via  IFTTT

Interviewing the inspiring Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah, wife of former Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir

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Last Monday, for the documentary that I am currently working on, I had the honour of interviewing Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah at her office. She had been a role model for Malaysian women (and men) for more than six decades, and played an important role on developing the modern sports of the country. She is also the wife of former Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir.

Rest in peace, Fat Yau 肥耀, 一路好走

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昨晚突然间收到罗声耀离去的消息感得非常心酸。 几天前知道他得了骨痛热症进了院。 没想到昨晚就走了。

Neil Gaiman and Kazuo Ishiguro talk about genre

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Today is a day that is tinged a little with grey. The husband of a friend passed away early in the morning. I have never met him before. yet I cannot shake away the feeling of melancholy. Their child is very young. So was he. At night, I received news of screen legend Sir Christopher Lee's passing. He was 93. He had spent more than half a century giving us iconic roles like Count Dracula, and Saruman. A few weeks earlier, a friend dear to my heart lost her older sister too. When I was with her in Singapore, I struggled to find words to tell her. She looked strong, we laughed through the day, but I wished that was enough to help her momentarily forget her pain. Recent events are constantly reminding me about the impermanence of life. I do not know what to do, except to just live the moment, I guess. Just now I had the pleasure of reading a nice article on The New Statesman featuring two literary giants, Neil Gaiman and Kazuo Ishiguro, talking about the complications of ge