Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Evolution of blog banners: Youthinkicarewhatyousay?

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Found images of my previous blog banners since i started my blog so i decided to blog out this entry!

I don't remember if i mention before how this blog started but anyway, my blog started when i first enrolled into RP, 10 hours a day infront of the laptop, nothing to do. So i decided to start a personal (keyword: Personal) blog to write about my daily life etc. Anyhow-ly designed a blog banner...

Designed using Powerpoint 2007 - Short and sweet: Welcome to my blog :) LOL

Few weeks later, i realised i have a webcam, so i thought of making another banner. This is the "look-up-at-the-words" kinda pose. Created using Microsoft Powerpoint again. I blogged about my irritating facilitators, about skipping class, alot about my RP life thus the sentence at the bottom of the banner.

This banner was inspired by one of my friends, so i print screen the webcam settings and change it to a "mood selection" setting. Quite innovative right! Who would have thought of that! (other than my friend) Just in case you didn't realise, i typed my blog address wrongly in the banner. Seriously FML

Got the photoshop software from my classmate, learned how to use it online and how to create animation and got started on my first chio blog banner design! Last time people just piak one of their camwhore photo then say it's their banner. Mine is animated okay! Got people think it's flash then when i say it's photoshop then they will go like, "Har?! Really meh" N-O-O-B. Heroes BG, LOL

Figured out how to design my own blog template (I think i very smart, LOL), managed to create a 3 column template that i always wanted. Thus i need a chio banner so that everything nice nice. I think the above photo is the chio-est DP that i have ever took of myself! The angle, the lighting, the background, everything swee swee lor! This banner stayed for the longest time, at least a year!

Never shown this banner to anyone before. Just designed it for fun (:

I've got to admit this is one of the chio-est blog banner that i have ever designed! Alot of people can't believe it's done using Photoshop. I had to spend one whole day designing, making sure everything runs nicely. ESPECIALLY the wings. The end result was BOOMz. I love this design so much that became my name card design eventually! (Actually i was quite lazy to design the name card also lah)

One of my latest design that i did not publish. Supposedly it should be my current blog design because of the doodle theme but then i don't know why i did not use it in the end. Have to animate the pencil to write out the - ANdyStorm. Come to think of it, it's like quite nice leh! Maybe i should change to it!

Last but not least, my latest and current design! Since i changed my blogskin theme from black to white, i have to change the banner too. This banner is totally random. Almost everything is random! See that thing on my shoulder, i also dunno where it come from -.- But the lightning bolt and rain is supposedly de, to depict "Storm" ma, and yellow looks nice on the words. Decided to use it in the end!

Update! After learning about image mapping, i decided to integrate my header into my banner! So now if you click on any of the words on the "Post it", you will be directly to the page! YAYYYY (:

Wanted to use flash for my banner but after learning it for awhile and realising it's damn tough. I better stick to using photoshop. Now i wonder how my next banner will be like... Comments?

Friday, May 20, 2011

Picnic at Marina Barrage 2011!

The last time i went for a picnic with the bloggers (affectionately known as the Cousin*) was in 2010 and one year later, we decided to have another picnic again! Where else other than at Marina Barrage! We only had about a week to plan, and this time EACH of us have to prepare some food!

Nevertheless we still have to get some junk food and drinks from Carrefour before heading down!

Camwhore shot #1 at the drinks section.

Decided to take a cab over to Marina Barrage from Suntec! Like seriously who would want to carry everything to take the MRT, wait for the shuttle bus at Marina Bay (which takes like forever to come -.-) under such a hot weather! Just 4 person share cab, less than $2 each! Save time, LOL

All the food that is for our picnic! I prepared the delicious looking fruits! MUAHAHA

Even Danbo loves my fruits! ♥ (ok, i know it sounds lame -__-)

Chocolate fondue prepared by Jiaqi! High quality and expensive chocolate!

Camwhore shot #2 of us posing with our food!

Look at the different cameras that we brought! No prize for guessing which is mine :D

Jiaqi and Joyce's Tamagotchi! So old already still play this kind of thing. Tsk.

I like this shot alot! Everyone looks very happy! My Ex1 is the best for camwhoring!

Couldn't finish up the food so we decided to play Indian poker, LOLOLOLOL

The loser have to finish a cup of rubbish which consist of different types of food that is available. Like example Nacho cheese with grapes, tomatoes, sponge cake, chocolate all mixed together. Ewww.

Group shot #1!

Group shot #2: Everyone preparing for the jump shot timer!

Group shot #3: Time to jump! #Fail

Group shot #4!

I brought bubbles along so that it can "add effects" to the photos!

See see see! Nice right!!!!!

Millions of kites in the sky. It's a wonder why they all didn't tangle together. LOL

Took instaxs! The theme for this picnic is supposed to be "Rainbow"! Everyone supposed to come in different colours so that the photos will be vibrant but like kinda fail cos it looks normal. LOL

Photo with Limei!

Photo with Jing Long!

Photos with Joyce!

One last wide instax against Marina Bay Sands to end our picnic!

Crazy amount of people are the barrage during the evening!

Shot taken with the sunset mode of my EX1! (with abit of photoshop!)

Went over to Marina Square's Mcdonalds to chill and play Monopoly deal!

We had a picnic in 2010, now we had another picnic in 2011, how bout 2012? (:

Monday, May 16, 2011

Joyce's 21st Birthday!

I was looking through my Facebook and saw the photos that Joyce uploaded for her 21st birthday so i thought, since the photos are quite nice (mainly due to the flash that her bro bought for her! There's really a big difference!) I decided to blog about her birthday! Joyce, you should be honored hor! :D

The delicious chocolate cake that she bought from don't know where!

The food that she prepared for us! Simple yet filling! (although i already had pizza for dinner!)

For her 21st Birthday, she did a photoshoot titled "Light and Dark" and she printed out the final photos and pasted it along the corridor! They are all quite nice! Here's a few of my favourites:

Shot #1: No, You can't see my face cos it's covered by my hair

Shot #2: It's so glaring but i have no umbrella so i have to use my hands.

Shot #3: Parallel Parking of my bike. I mean bicycle.

Mel: "So many photos stand before me, but i only have one photo and that photo means you can continue to be Yishun Next top model. So who is it?" Joyce, please step forward. AHAHAHHAHAHA

The theme for Joyce's 21st is "Model-licious" so we have to take a "model" shot according to a theme that was given to each of us. My theme was "Show some neck" #Fail -__- But i still like this shot!

Group photos with the girls!

Group photos with the guys!

Camwhoring with Joyce's Olympus EP1! This photo quite nice hor! :D

SPAM coloured instaxs! Joyce got 5 packs in return as a present from Don, LOL

Her face abit unglam cos she was so happy so i decided to put a smiley face over it. But trust me, the expression is almost 90% like the smiley face! AHAHHAHAHAHA See that Hello kitty box she's holding? That's Me, Jing long and Jiaqi's gift to her! Limited edition Hello Kitty X mini speakers hor! Lalala~