“Be aware of being tangled
In the drama of our
(Paraphrased from “Full Catastrophe Living, 2nd Ed. John Kabat-Zinn)
“Failure is a true friend. Really.
One does not have to fear or guard against our friends.”
~ ivan chew
(Inspired by the book, “Failing Forward: turning mistakes into stepping stones for success”, by John C. Maxwell)
2013, Sat 2 Mar. I’ve never been to Jakarta. Saw an Instagram upload from a young friend (a talented film-medium artist). Thought it would make a good speed sketch exercise on a Saturday evening. Completed in about 25mins. #365sketches
My wife concocted a homemade essential oil spray. She did a bit of research over the Internet. To get rid of bed bugs. She says it works.
I thought it made our home smell like a classy boutique hotel. I asked her what name she’s calling the fragrance.
“No Bed Bugs Essential Spray”, she says.
Reuse a 120ml spray bottle or perfume atomiser.
Fill it up slightly more than 3 quarters full with boiled water (in lieu of distilled water).
- Cedar wood essential oil x 10 drops
- Clove essential oil x 5 drops
- Lavender essential oil x 20 drops
- Rosemary essential oil x 5 drops
Shake like mad.
BTW, you can freely copy the above. A mere listing of ingredients and procedures cannot be copyrighted. Unless the listings have “substantial literary expression-—a description, explanation, or illustration, for example-—that accompanies a recipe or formula or to a combination of recipes, as in a cookbook”. Source: U.S. Copyright office (Singapore follows U.S. Copyright law pretty closely).
This was a pleasant surprise 🙂
At this Infocomm123 article, their resident blogger Daniel Tsou listed me as one of the three online Creative Commons musicians he’s come across:
He calls me:
A local musician who writes great music, some of which are even used on local podcasts such as Simply Geek!
It’ll be super cool if he wrote that I’m a librarian in there, somewhere. But I’m not complaining! Just very tickled to be called a musician.
I couldn’t help but think about how the dots connected.
Daniel is one of the guys over at Tech65. Other than one or two emails and one Skype chat, I don’t really know him (in case any one wonders if I prodded him to be included in the article, heh).
I didn’t meet Daniel directly. It was through one of his Tech65 counterpart, Chinmay, who attended this GarageBand meetup in 2008 that I organised. Chinmay said he was recording podcast episodes for their online show.
Think it was about a year later when Chinmay emailed to let me know he was using my CC-licensed track for their podcasts. Which later led to them inviting me on episode 12 of Simply Geek. That’s when I first conversed with Daniel. Which led to the Infocomm123 article.
That’s how the dots connected.
I’ve never had a Music Video (MV) dedicated to me before.
Mr. Ivan Bridgewater and I have never met.
Was much impressed by how many videos Mr. Bridgewater has shared on Internet Archive (see this link).
After I completed the One World MV, I invited Mr. Bridgewater to listen to the album. He was nice enough to do so, and also gave me his feedback.
It’s people like Mr. Ivan Bridgewater who’ve convinced me that the benefits of sharing one’s content on the Internet outweighs potential risks and opportunity costs.
Thank you, sir.