April fools is here again. Whether is it tomorrow or the day after depending on your geographical location, it would be great to know a little background general knowledge about the day when you go around pulling pranks on people. This video explains a bit of that very history. Continue reading →
This is a short video that covers the brief history of CG characters in movies. It is a nice watch for fun and some light information. CG refers to computer-generated, and thus CG characters are computer generated characters. Read on for the video. Continue reading →
Chinese imitation goods, famous worldwide for their blatant accurate copies of the design of popular goods but with terrible performance and quality. All kinds of goods in fact are imitated; we have fake soccer jerseys, fake food, fake gadgets etc. Today, I stumbled across this mini documentary that talks a bit more about the “Shanzai”, chinese imitation, industry in China. Yes learn more about the wiiphone, vii and stuff like that. Read on for the documentary. Continue reading →
When one thinks of online learning, Khan Academy would be one of the first names to pop up. If you didn’t know what Khan Academy is, it is basically a not for profit online organisation founded by the brilliant Salman Khan. Whose video lessons on a variety of subjects (history, physics, maths etc) have gained a reputation worldwide for being really easy to understand. For now it is heavily focused on mathematics, with topics from the most basic addition and subtraction to the difficult college level stuff. Continue reading →
Todays iPhone app that I will be reviewing isn’t so much of fun from games but instead it is fun from viewing some of the most amazing works by M.C. Escher. M.C. Escher (Maurits Cornelis Escher in full) was a Dutch graphic artist who is known for his mathematically inspired works, and these often featured impossible constructions such as in infinite staircase and so on. What this app does, is share the joy and magic that this great man produced, and if you’re looking for some mesmerizing pictures to look at, this app certainly does just that. Continue reading →
I just came back from my WoW trip at Cambodia two days ago. WoW stands for Window on the World and not World of Warcraft. Basically its purpose is to allow students to grow in many ways for example character values such as perseverance and commitment through undertaking new challenges etc. It simply follows the CAS objectives (something like community involvement programme CIP etc) and wants student to learn and build themselves up. The trip was fun and definitely worthwhile, bringing back some unforgettable memories. Continue reading →
The actual day itself is supposed to be tomorrow, the 1st of September. But of course, it is better to be early than late, it is better to do it now than never (was worried that I might feel lazy tomorrow). Today, the school celebrated as well with tomorrow being a holiday for all staff and students. Teachers’ Day is always special to different students and the different studying stages they are currently in.
I remembered that during my primary school days, teachers’ day was the day where lessons wouldn’t be carried out at all. My friends would come to school earlier to do up the blackboard (Yes, during my primary school time, we still used chalk and the blackboard.), using chalks of different colours, they would design some kind of greetings to our teachers. That itself, obstructs teachers from using the board thus they simply let us have free time during lessons. It has almost been the same since Primary 4, where the board always gets filled up with beautiful wordings and greetings. After that, we would have some performances and stuff like that before actually finally going home. Continue reading →