Month: August 2008

The Importance of Sleep VS Rest


How much time do you need to finish this?

How much attention do you need to finish this?

How much sleep do you need to feel fresh?

How much rest do you need to feel fresh?

Just like how time is so different from attention, I feel rest and sleep have a related, important distinction, too.

Time, like sleep, suggests quantity. Attention, and rest suggests quality.

And if you think about it, we go through life swapping time to get sleep, sleep to get rest, and rest to gain attention to do what we do best, before we head back to sleep again.

There may be some math behind the semantics, but I just woke up from an 8 hour slumber, and screw the math, I think I could use a bit more sleep rest ;p

Doodling dinosaurs on CDs

I used to draw dinosaurs as a child.

I still do.


This time, a blank CD was my canvas victim.

Seated on my balcony, Broken Social Scene in the background, I ended up doodling for an hour.

Here’s a closer look at the damage. (Click on the picture to zoom in)


That’s right folks.

I’m proud to announce, Doodling dinosaurs on CDs is the latest quick-fix stress relief fad!

Burst your medicine balls, undo your eye massage goggles, and delete your collection of naughty videos, because doodling dinosaurs on CDs will save your career and marriage.

It’s so simple even adults can do it!


You will need

  1. A blank CD
  2. Music you actually like
  3. A permanent marker (I use one with two different fatness)


Benefits of doodle dinosaurs on CDs include:

  1. Avoid real work
  2. Save on petrol
  3. Return to your childhood moments (the ones involving no torture)

Try it, and shout “Grrrrroooooooooooooo! (a dinosaur sound) when you’re done. You’ll be glad you did.

And upload a photo of it online and leave a comment here!

Do Yuna this girl?

This girl stood out like a rocket in my mind a few months ago, and has been lingering since.

1516582103_lYou may have seen her / heard her by now.

She is Yuna.

Although she may be in the early stages of her music journey, she is one of the rare local singer songwriters who, I feel, have commercial potential overseas.

She hails from Kuantan, wears a tudung, studies law in Uitm, and bleeds a raw, unpolished sincerity in her songs.

I like her for the same reasons I like Meor. In the global marketplace of homogenous musical talent, they appear to have stories of their own.


Speaking to Izham that day got me dreaming about the music business again. It’s a puzzle I never really solved, but I reckon I will revisit when the time is right.

Download My Fave 1280px X 800px Wallpapers

Here are some wallpapers I designed for my own sick, personal use.

Feel free to download it, share it, and spread it. As long as you don’t hurt animals in the process.



It’s based on a photograph I took of a floor in Cameron Highlands. I was wearing the shoes I hacked.

The next one is called

“Blue Wood”


I know the name is so abstract and deep. Maybe when you get an arts degree you will understand what it means.

Till then, download “Shook” and “Blue Wood” for your 1280 X 800 desktop wallpapers. Both are simple and not overly distracting. Maybe a bit bleak, but perhaps you’ll see it in good light.