Monday, February 26, 2007

Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup

Initially attracted by this very familiar title, Across The Universe is one movie I MUST WATCH! makes me wonder why I was born in the 80's and not the 60's. It would be so much more different. btw the main role's name is one part of the trailer plays "hey jude"...hahaha..okay I must go back to my lame town planning books...a book on the 1920's is abit too early for me.

view the trailer here

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Yueh Hai Ching Temple

Yueh Hai Ching Temple, originally uploaded by jonolist.

Located at Philip Street in the center of the CBD. On Ren Ri the place is hung full of spiral incense.

The shadows created by the harsh sunlight on a late Saturday morning, a intricate pattern on an already nicely textured floor.

oh and check out this neat flickr browser below. It's my Singapore Snaps group of which i have neglected lately but will be updating more soon.


Saturday, February 24, 2007

Steamplate and Hot Boat

thanks everyone for coming over
thanks for being fantastic house guest
thanks for making yourselves really comfortable
thanks for washing the dishes (still paiseh lei)
thanks for making my hotboat/steamplate feel useful again

today must be the highlight of term break.

Friday, February 23, 2007

you got to be kidding

the ingternecks is filled with random rubbish these days. some fun some totally what the GXCF.

Fun stuff like these loocness chairs from Duende

haha and old skool Miyagi dojo versus cobra kai videos like this. Watch the fight back at the end, small kids like me who got pushed around in primary school love this kinda "crane kick to the face of bullies" clips.

oh and have you heard of Shigeru Ban's new project? Artek

his English is gxfc man...I lost it halfway, all he says is "structure" on repeat mode.

There is no hope for the fashion architecture world as we see things like this.

banana republic loves architects?

Hello Banana Republic, where's the heavy eyebags? why do they all look so fresh?How come the table so clean? ONLY ONE SMALL MODEL? concepts? parti? floor plan? elevation? section? no site model? helloooo??? where's your north arrow??? hur hur HUR???

oh btw my new pimp name is
Your Pimp Name Is...

Master Fly Luv

and with a holler like Master Fly Luv I'm destined to NEVAR rule the world
You Are Not Destined to Rule the World

You are destined for something else...
Like inventing a new type of cupcake.
You just don't have the stomach for brutality.
But watch out - because many people do!

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

what the gxfc is "CHARETTE"?

so the break is here but technically its not really a break its just a time where there are no lectures (of which we rarely go anyway) and more time to catch up with whatever we have ...which is alot. Come Monday, design studio is going to do a "charrette"...a what? yes if you like me have no idea what a gong xi fa cai Charrette (pronounced shur-ret) is then read on.

Simi si Charrette? from Wikipedia

The term “charette” evolved from a pre-1900 exercise at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in France. Architectural students were given a design problem to solve within an allotted time. When that time was up, the students would rush their drawings from the studio to the Ecole in a cart called a charrette. Students often jumped in the cart to finish drawings on the way. The term evolved to refer to the intense design exercise itself. Today it refers to a creative process akin to visual brainstorming that is used by design professionals to develop solutions to a design problem within a limited timeframe.

Nothing new mah......but it does sound less boring than "4 hour design" and you can badly pronounced it no one will care. "eh today we have ready or not?" "ahhh a charred rat!"

and the lame jokes ensue.

Steamboat dinner update.

Gonna msg you guys later but I'll just announce it down here. Steamboat/hotplate dinner at my place will be at 6.30pm Serangoon North. Will SMS the full address to you guys. Those who are also in the lectern group please come abit earlier at about 6? if cannot never mind, my house my rules, come as late as you want. Just hope you don't miss out on the fantastic Hokkien fishball (yes Hok Chiew He Ee inside got meat one lei).

Due to limited dining space, I apologise if you weren't invited but if this first one goes well then more will come. yeah and Mollom Sieh if your reading this, you come back from KL already or not???? i chope one seat for you lei.

Directions to get there by bus.

Take 25, 74, 132, 165, from AngMoKio MRT Station (don't cross the road ah!) drop at Ang Mo Kio Ave 3. Its 7 bus stops (including the AMK mrt one) from the MRT. Its the bus stop after the one opposite the French School (aka french eye candy paradise)

You'll be stopping at block 554, just walk straight in and you'll reach block 520. welcome to my my hood.

directions to my home for steamboat 2006

Monday, February 19, 2007

no Beastie Boys for the Beastie boy

ccccheck it Beastie Boys are performing tomorrow at Fort Canning for Good Vibrations and here i am here I am like some Intergalactic space frog in a well with no one else to ask to go...sigh...80 bucks for door tix is also too ex In a World Gone Mad.

Does no one like Beastie Boys?
I'll just save the money for my Brass Monkey.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Muah Chee!!!!!!!!!!!!

Muah Chee!!!!!!!!!!!!, originally uploaded by jonolist.

here's Mum('s hands) sampling Grandma's heavenly Muah Chee.

damn nice lah! I miss Grandma's muah chee!

and since we're on a subject on talking about having more and not less of a good thing.

Less is NOT More, originally uploaded by jonolist.

I know I know quality not quantity but if the mid year plans to India are to run smooth I need to do more visiting xia.

Saving up on a Munjen festival for a trip to India sounds weird but fun.
Adriel I have cheesy travel brochures to Andaman and Nicobar, Kerala and some lame shopping in India guide which i think has little use.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

xin nian kuai le

wishing everyone GXFC!

May your crits run smooth like the silky river flowing from the silver mountains

May your models shine like a million apples from the golden desert tree

May your renders appear like the everflowing speed of Arab horses

May your concept be as wonderful as a fiery phoenix from the heavens

May your much deserved break recuperate your tiring body like the jade mattress from that lame chinese show

May you have good health for the coming weeks to prepare for more consultations like a monkey that never stops plucking emerald bananas

May your structure be as strong as a golden ox (or toughened bull?)

May your environmental concerns be like a caring mother Pig over looking her cherished piglets

before it gets too lame, to everyone else who isn't in Archi Gong Xi Fa Cai!

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damn looc can?

just yesterday, i attended this archi guest lecture where the guy was talking about using using architecture to alter our perceived reality (or something else complex along that line) and then he showed a few loocness videos from this frim called H5 damn nice lah.

they did the mtv video music award winner Remind Me, by Royskopp, one of the few techno stuff (and a few means probably two) I listen to.

and that is how we should do our analysis panels.

and watching this one just makes me wanna quit archi and join a rendering firm.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

What i've been up to....

so the rest of the world threw their hard earned money into flowers and chocolate...i choose to concentrate my efforts into trying to graduate, been busy with interims and i'm glad its over. Here's some renders (mostly done on the 14th of Feb)...

Aware Center

AWARE Center

Masterplan Rochor

I love this masterplan the most because it looks like a actual site model. Sketchup and Maxwell render rules!

Sunday, February 11, 2007

UHU! yuhuu!!

i know alot of you are stuck in stuido rushing for your interims now...i wish mine was one monday too. Anyhooo while you sweat it out in that sauna of a studio tonight enjoy this damn loocness video of greatknees while you slog it out.. go back to your sketchup or arrggghicad.

its coming!!

its coming!!, originally uploaded by jonolist.

its gonna be MY YEAR really soon!


but now for work.....darn interims and assignments!

Wednesday, February 07, 2007


is it getting too late or is this just too LOOC?

Sunday, February 04, 2007



of a sporadic need of sorts to just upload some photos & videos
of Rochor


who is puxe?


of a time in army when my bunk mate Jimmy introduced me Travis, one band I totally love listening too. Jimmy and I would cook noodles and listen to Oasis and Travis, he taught me to "tehh" the lyrics of Wonderwall. "I don't believe that anybody that feeeeells the way I do about you now"

anyhoo back to of the first songs that got me hooked on them. "Flowers in the Window"..of which once inspired me to a "not-so aesthetically pleasing piece of storage unit" I placed by my bed. It's the kinda song that can make regret not learning the guitar, 2.get that funny feeling in your throat.

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Saturday, February 03, 2007


panoroom, originally uploaded by jonolist.

the series on home pics ends off with a stitched panoshot of my room. and this also marks the time where i have to spend more time in studio.....let the sleepless nights begin!

Friday, February 02, 2007

Pie Chart Of Procrastination

Got this from Mollom...Thanks!

you must lurve the pie chart of procrastination...


Photowall, originally uploaded by jonolist.

everyone needs a photowall, I like mine by the bed...