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The Confidant

The-ConfidantI was very eager to watch ‘The Confidant’ because of Michelle Yim and Wayne Lai but I have to say, I am very disappointed  I found the whole drama boring. Even the main character both Michelle and Wayne did not interest me much.

The drama did not really follow the history facts, which is fine because we did not really know what happened in the past. There was lots of twist and that could possibly happen. It focuses really on the life of the eunuch and it shows that without their manhood, they are still human being. they can love and hate.

I am not sure about you, I always assume not having their manhood means, they will no longer feel attraction to others or they would hide it so much. So, having eunuch in the Palace is a great idea to me but, after this drama, I just feel that is very inhuman thing to do to a person. Castration did not only taking someone’s manhood but also their dignity and rights to love and be loved.

The whole drama, only one character really interest me and that is An De Hai eunuch. He is so hard to tell, evil or not? betray or not? because this drama did not follow history plot, I do not know whether he was genuinly betraying Cixi or not. He is a character you do not want to mess with, better be on his good side. His love story is possible, I heard about eunuch married prostitute before. However, it was really sad that someone who has that kind of power still struggle in love. Life is fair.

Other love stories were just too annoying. Princess and eunuch, I am not saying that is not possible but too dramatic.

This drama makes me thinking about Michelle Yim character, Cixi. There were only few explanations that she did have two eunuchs that were loyal to her  (according to the history anyway).

  1. So, she must be a fair lady. She gained respect by her followers to do things for her. To have a slave that will do everything for you is almost impossible and she had two. She must really love her slaves.
  2. She was impossible and they scared of her. Based on history facts, she was known as evil so possible, but sometimes fear turned around and only made people wanted you, gone.
  3. They were really her lovers. If this is the case, why eunuch? she can get other men or women into the palace, it was possible during the Tang dynasty, I am sure, it was possible for her.

Out of the three, I rather believe on the first one. why? I believe a great leader can command people to be loyal to them. She was portrayed as an evil and thirsty empress because she wanted to rule. I always believe that if the men cant, why not let the women have a go. It has proven we as women can do things well but we are often prejudiced and criticised harshly. Cixi must be a hell of a woman to rule behind three emperors. Luckily, I am not her, I enjoy being just a simple woman although sometime I do envy, someone can see far and further. Ignorance can be a bliss.

Podcasting

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Dengan memakai audacity (PC), but Mac user bisa memakai Garageband.

  • Buka program audacity
  • Rekam bahan yang ingin dijadiin podcast
  • Bila ingin add music, pilih file and import dan bisa cut and paste panjangnya lagu (ctrl X – cut, ctrl V – paste)
  • Sesudah puas dengan hasil rekaman
  • Save as dan pilih extention mp3
  • Buka dan register di Pod0matic
  • Register account baru
  • Account free saja sudah cukup.
  • Milih tab publish dan untuk user pertama kali join, kamu wajib memilih URL yang anda inginkan.
  • Dan silahkan select dan add files
  • Buka itunes
  • Milih podcast
  • Kemudian podcast directory
  • Kanan atas ada pilihan ‘podcast quick links’ dan submit a podcast. (Apple berhak menolak podcast jika dinilai tidak sesuai, semua submisi akan direview terlebih dahulu dan tidak akan muncul langsung.)
  • Isi RSL Feednya
  • Isi Apple ID anda
  • Pilih kategori
  • Jika diterima, podcast anda bisa disearch di itunes dan akan muncul di episode list itunes anda.

 

Video resources: Pod0matic and iTunes

 

Selamat mencoba!

Presentation tools

Current technologies have provided us with so many choices of presentation tools, so why stick with boring and overcrowded slides of powerpoint when you could easily make your presentation alive?

I am going to review two of them, Prezi and explain everything. Look, there are many options out there but you will need to research it.

Prezi is a good way of presenting your presentation more alive. the viewer will engage in your presentation because it is unpredictable how one slide is moving to another and it has zooming ability too. It is good especially the viewers are often bored in the meetings but for people often suffering  headache, it might get a bit too much. At least that was how I felt when another staff was presenting it using Prezi at the end of all day teaching.

 

 

 

 

 

Explain everything is similar to normal powerpoint presentation but it does provide you with recording. So no need to talk much in the meeting. You can add textbook, shapes, draw and media on it but it is very basic and lack of background / transition. I love this one especially when I cannot be there to teach them, I can record me teaching the lesson and write on the boxes to explain simple grammar.

 

 

I am sure some of you might know more of these tools or even know more of other interesting tools, maybe you can share with us too.

GifBoom-ING

With the rising of the instagram, many developers are thinking of ways to create another wave of craziness and now we are getting GifBOOm. So what is GifBoom? It is very similar to instagram concept so you can take pictures, likes your friends’ pictures, likes strangers’ pictures, you may modify pictures (retro, vintage, etc), add borders and writing.

So why GifBoom? the only difference, you will get animate pictures. So a series of pictures which was taken by you will be compile together and somehow like magic start to move. I wont be able to explain the science behind it but if you familiar with file end with .gif, basically you are making it with your own pictures.

Would I recommend? personally, I am not big fan of gif and it gives me headache for moving too much. I reckon it is personal preference, you go with anything you want and like.

This is example of GifBoom and have fun if you are using it.

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Action movie at home

Want to be a director? loves special effect on Hollywood movie? you can now do it with this apps, Movie Action FX. It is so user friendly, choose your special effect, record your movie and be suprise at the last few minutes. All your friends will want to know your secret ingredient but will you tell them?

It is free but with only three special effect to choose from and if you want more than you will need to pay.

So have fun recording your new movie and suprise your friend with your new found.

Watch mine:

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