Simpson Drawing

22 09 2008
Borrowed this book from library…
Was charmed by the step-by-step drawing..
Loving the drawings.. and I am not even Simpson’s fan!! hahaha..
I do not appreciate their shows/jokes.. but my youngest bro, Andry, loves them =)
But from the drawings of the book, I got to know the main characters (The family) of Simpson also..
There are Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie ..
Simpson Handbook

Simpson Handbook

 I also got to know the supporting casts, and how to draw them too…
The supporting casts are Grampa, Groundskeeper Willie, Barney, Milhouse, Mrs. Krabappel, Krusty the Clown, Sideshow Bob, Lenny, Carl, Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Ralph Wiggum, Moe, Kang, Comic Book Guy, Otto, Santa’s little helper, Snowball II, Nelson, Itchy, Scratchy, Apu, Principal Skinner, Police Chief Wiggum, Patty, Selma…
Steps to draw Homer

Steps to draw Homer

I am NOT an ART person.. neither can I draw very well…But I always wish I can draw better!! hahaaBut I am just suck at it!!Which is why I really like and appreciate this book.. on teaching you how to start drawing using the circles, boxes, lines…  It makes drawing fun, interesting and easy!!Oh well… not very easy… but easier.. I guess =)
I had a go for Homer, Bart, Marge and Lisa..
juskawaime's drawings

juskawaime's drawing

How is it?? (=

Hang in there!

22 09 2008

Loving this story upon reading it from fren’s blog.. so sharing this… to remind me and everyone.. =)

I hired a plumber to help me restore an old farmhouse, and after he had just finished a rough first day on the job: a flat tire made him lose an hour of work, his electric drill quit and his ancient one ton truck refused to start. While I drove him home, he sat in stony silence. On arriving, he invited me in to meet his family. As we walked toward the front door, he paused briefly at a small tree, touching the tips of the branches with both hands. When opening the door he underwent an amazing transformation. His tanned face was wreathed in smiles and he hugged his two small children and gave his wife a kiss. Afterward he walked me to the car. We passed the tree and my curiosity got the better of me. I asked him about what I had seen him do earlier. Oh, that’s my trouble tree,” he replied. “I know I can’t help having troubles on the job, but one thing’s for sure, those troubles don’t belong in the house with my wife and the children. So I just hang them up on the tree every night when I come home and ask God to take care of them. Then in the morning I pick them up again.Funny thing is,” he smiled, “when I come out in the morning to pick ’em up, there aren’t nearly as many as I remember hanging up the night before.”

Cast all of your care upon HIM, for he care for you!


Wall ♥ E

15 09 2008

Watched movie Wall-E at The Cathay on Friday

With not much of dialogue, this movie is easily understood….

Very sweet, very simple, very blessed .. scenes esp with Wall-E and Eve

Wall-E Movie

Wall-E Movie


it is also very scary, very sad, very alarming.. I am referring to the message behind the movie …

Contradicting? Nope… just watch Wall-E. Catch one of its trailer here and here (extended one with scenes of Wall-E and Eve).

juskawaime + Wall-E

juskawaime + Wall-E

I was hooked to the voice of Wall-E… saying “Wall-E” and “Eva”… found a clip by bb0y2k who got hold of the interactive Wall-E and Eve robots, made by Thinkway Toys.. He shared in the vidoe how the robots respond to the sounds you make .. fully interactive.. =)

Each robot is priced at $38.95 and is fully interactive to you. It responds to sounds that you make. For example, loud noises scares Wall-E but Eve goes all defensive but shooting her lazer off. The cast member told me that they were flying off the shelfs and the demand was pretty high. Wonder how long it would last?

Eve features eye expressions, such as winking. Put them together, they interact with one another and also responds to you when you interact with them. Not bad huh? Well I thought it was adorable…makes me want to see the movie even more!


BTW, you know what Wall-E and Eve stands for?? It is Waste Allocation Load Lifter-Earth class (Wall-E) and Extraterrestrial Vegetation Evaluator (Eve). Hmm… interesting…

Enjoyed M-O (Microbe Obliterator) part also.. as he is a cleaning bot designed to obsessively clean the halls and spacesports of the Axiom space cruiser. M-O’s world is really challenged when the dirt and rust encrusted Wall-E invades his pristine environment..

m-o and wall-e

m-o and wall-e

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LLA 2008

14 09 2008

Ahheem… *cough cough*…

juskawaime is officially a nominee of LLA – Lifelong Learner Award 2008



HAH! *mouth open big big*


A friend, Mel, has the audacity to nominate me for LLA. Hahaa though I felt that she is crazy to do that, I appreciated her for having so much faith in me and my studies… I was encouraged and pleased, in fact. When she told me , on last Tuesday night, after our Jap class, that she was planning to nominate me, I scoffed at her.. She must be joking!! Me? Lifelong Learner…?? hahaa

My impression is that Lifelong Learner Award’s nominees should be of considerable age.. (I am still young.. =p), constantly learning in their life journey and upgrading their skills/knowledge/expertise to stay competative and useful to this ever-changing working world.. This hat is definitely too big for me.. Anyway check out past individual winners of LLA here.

I told Mel that I am elated that she has this thought, I appreciated it and lets stop here…. Yet on thursday morning, I received an SMS from her stating:

“Ok I nominate you liao. You go see ur email. Good e luck heh heh..”


I thought I will be receiving some sort of ‘notification’ from the organizer.. Nope .. it was what she wrote of me for the nomination Form. There are 4 qs that you need to answer:

1. What did the nominee do to constantly upgrade his/her skills?

2. How did the training help the nominee keep his job, do different areas of work or switch to a new career?

3. How did the nominee overcome challenges in his/her learning journey?

4. How did the training help the nominee to improve productivity, create better work flow, reduce costs or increase customer satisfaction?

This is what sweet Mel wrote:

Within the short span of time that I know her, she’s constantly taking up courses to upgrade herself, and sometimes concurrently as well while EXCELLING in all of them. She is always onto something new. I’ve never met anyone quite so driven.

It is not easy but she makes it seem like a breeze. She manages by playing hard as well as working and studying hard. She plays badminton and tennis (she used to play for the school) each week, and enjoys the company of her friends & discovering new places to eat/go. Religion & a bit of travel helps too. She is a very balanced individual.

I’m probably selling her short by stating only what little I know of her thus far, but I truly think the award should go to her.

Hahaa… It was such honour that someone felt this way for me.. Thank you Mel… *muack*

I can see why she felt that way (as in me taking up courses to upgrade myself always)… coz….

Year 2007 was a big step/change for me.. it was like the start of my ‘study’ year… =)

After working for 5 years… i suddenly realized the need to study more… I was deciding to either take a Master of same field, engineering, or some course of other fields.. like Tourism, marketing, and eventually I decided on Advanced Diploma in Mass Communication in MDIS, Management Development Institude of Singapore. I was particularly keen on Public Relations course.



I have completed all my modules including my graduation project so far. Have scored almost all ‘A’ for all my modules, except of Journalism – scoring a “B”. Am now waiting for the scores of my last semester’s exams – Public Relations and Graduation project. Hopefully I will be getting more good achievements =)






I also finally stop procastinating and signed up for Japanese course (Elementary) in JCS… It is a one year course (2hrs each week). I had always loved Japanese language, I even took Jap for my general electives in NTU for 2 semesters.. Unfortunately, I never take any JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) papers before as it is always held in December and it was the time for me to go home to Indonesia (during school holiday). I took my JLPT4 last year and managed to score well.. I continued to take intermediate Japanese course this year, and also registered for JLPT3 (it will be held on 7th Dec 2008, Sunday). To be able to handle this test, I also took up a JLPT3 preparation course. It is a 3 month course, which meant that I am having 4hrs of Japanese class every week…

After I completed my Mass Communication, I promised myself to do more exercises and concentrated on my Japanese.. So my weekly activity now is:

Monday: jogging

Tuesday: Japanese

Wed: Tennis

Thurs: Japanese

Fri: Gathering with friends

Sat & Sun: Badminton and/or swimming

There are also lots of things that I want to learn, know, experience, study, master…. like:

  1. Mastering Japanese Language
  2. Learning to draw comics
  3. Psychology
  4. Salsa dancing
  5. Line dancing
  6. Pottery?
  7. Calligraphy?
  8. Knitting?
  9. Photoshop skill?
  10. C/C++ language
  11. Photography
  12. Leadership skill
  13. Web site / blog skill

I guess this list will continue… and may change/modify over the years… I just hope that I will be able to accomplish them one by one …

Oh btw, I am writing this not to ask u to vote for me.. haha and need not nominate me also..

Coz one of the rules is:

Multiple submissions of the same nominee, whether by the same nominator or otherwise, shall not be entertained. Should MPL receive such multiple submissions, only the first entry shall be considered.

and another rule is:

A panel of judges, comprising representatives from MPL, WDA, NTUC and Spring Singapore, will review the nominations and select the final Award recipients. The selection and number of judges, and the manner in which the Award is judged shall be at MPL’s sole and absolute discretion. The judges’ and MPL’s decision at any and all stages of the Award is final. No enquiries, appeals, verbal or written, shall be entertained. The nominees and the nominators shall accept and abide by all decisions made by MPL and/or the judges concerning, without limitation, the rules of participation, procedures and regulations of the Award, the award of prizes and any other matters relating to the Award including the production thereof.

But  you can nominate others…

So why do you need to nominate?? (u may asked urself)

To recognize the efforts done by people surrounding you, encouraging and supporting them and also let the lifelong learning spirit continues … “Never Stop Thinking” is my company’s motto.. our personal motto should be “Never Stop Learning”..

Most importantly, you, as the nominator, can receive S$200/- for ur nominee is selected. And ur nominee can get S$500 to further upgrade his/her skills… Killing 2 birds in one stone.. Nice … =)

Each Award recipient (Individual category ONLY) shall be granted S$500 to spend on further self-improvement and self-development programmes. Each nominator of the Individual category, shall receive S$200 for the successful Award recipient.

Mel hopes I win.. I also do hope I win..

There are much I can do with the prize and the recognition.

But if I dun win, I still salute and look up to those lifelong learning spirit..

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7 09 2008

I have always enjoyed listening to Yes933FM



I used to listen to Yes933FM when I was studying in sec, jc and uni…. My fav DJ then was Dasmond Koh..  I still listen to Yes933FM when i was studying for my Mass Comm and Japanese exams.. last and this year.. 

The DJs that I was exposed to all these years.. are of coz Dasmond Koh 许振荣 (I loves his voice and his companionship in my study back then.. but he had moved to hosting now and is doing very well too – best of luck to him!)Chew Chong Cheng(Zhou Chong Qing 周崇庆) (The funny witty DJ, who partook in lots of Mediacorp TV shows – like Star Search, even a judge in one of the show (forgotten name).. giving lots of surprise and fun to everyone with his innovative hairstyle every week), Mary Bukoh 巫许玛莉 (The Dj who loves travelling and even released a book), Cruz Teng (Ding Zhi Yong 丁志勇) (Another talented DJ that wrote the lyrics of song [路人甲]), Chen Liyi 陈丽仪 (the very talented DJ.. can speak Korean fluently), Lim Pei Fen 林佩芬 (She is pretty, slim and I love her variety show on Simple Life – 简单就是美) .. Recently also get to listen to Xie Jia Fa 谢家发 , Siau Jia Hui 萧嘉蕙, Chua Wei Ping 蔡伟彬 …

I also like to tune in to the radio during work sometimes.. It is like personal indulgement.. in ur own world.. I kind of like it.. And if the songs are not nice or I am not in the mood… I will also switched channels to Power 88.3FM, 100.3FM ..

Recently I really enjoyed listening to Chews Show – 周先生与周太太 .. The Chews Show is really funny and entertaining.. Zhou Chong Qing aka 周先生 is very witty and the partnership with 蔡伟彬 aka 周太太 is superb… They blend very well..

Imagine listening to the Chews Show on a crowded bus/mrt… and smiling , giggling (sometimes chuckled or laugh a loud) all the way … Other passengers may think I am crazy… *pai se*

Oh well… now I got one more reason to like Zhou Chong Qing…  coz .. his idol is same as me!! He loves Fann Wong too!! *YEAH* hahaaaa That is why I tell myself I have to blog abt this… =p He got good taste! *wink* =)

Recently Zhou Chong Qing also released a series of ghost stories in a [周公讲鬼]CD .. During his release conference day, Fann Wong also went to support him!! =) Yes…  I will support him even though I am scared of listening to his ghost story…









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6 09 2008




Fann Wong

Fann Wong









Shacked… from exercising..

1 09 2008

Have make a promise to myself that after finished Mass Comm course, i will continue my Japanese intermediate course (we are now in Semester 3) and to equip myself better for JLPT3 on 7th Dec 2008, I also took another “JLPT3 preparation” course… So that consolidates to 4 hrs of class every week.. 2x a week…. every Tuesday and Thursday….at JCS

And the rest of the time…

I promised myself I will be more active in exercising….  to make myself more healthy…. and active.. and of course, that includes eating less out, eating less, spending less…

So what I have done so far:

18th Aug (Mon): walk and jog

23rd Aug (Sat): 1 hr badminton

24th Aug (Sun): Wii and Wii Fit

25th Aug (Mon): Swimming 800m

27th Aug (Wed): 2hrs Tennis

30th Aug (Sat): 2hrs badminton

31th Aug (Sun): Swimming 1000m

And hopefully I will perserve and continue to workhard for the next weeks/mths…

Pls dun say it is nothing..  for a person who only study, work, sit, eat, sleep for donkey years…  to start exercising is already a great start!! hahaa I remembered during walking and jogging… I almost died.. and playing 10mins of badminton felt like 1hrs of exercise… *SHACKED*

Beside my knees are already aching like mad…  Bought a knee guard in Indo then… and last Sat, also bought another Knee sleeve from Nike in Suntec.. while visiting Comex… Oh also bought a running arm wallet/phone case from Nike… thought I can place my hp there, while jogging… and at the same time, listening to music..

Initially wanted to buy a Creative ‘s Zen or Zen x-Fi or Zen Stone Plus together with a(n) arm/wrist strap so that I can use it when I go jogging… But decided that my hp will do the trick so I just need an arm/wrist strap.. (save money)