Tuesday, December 27, 2011
This was a print screen of the YouTube page viewed in Singapore. The Shocking reaction to major SMRT train breakdown video that I did for R3LOAD Network is on the front page of YouTube!
The video is also on YouTube's Popular page together with the great Mr Brown! Wah! With Mr Brown leh. Happy already now. It is the 2nd most watched video in Singapore today!
And here are some of the YouTube honors my YouTube channel (R3LOAD Network's companion YouTube channel) has received so far. Thanks everyone for watching and sharing!
Posted by I.Z. Reloaded at 2:48 PM
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Comet Lovejoy made the news headlines recently after astronomers predicted that the comet will plunge into the sun. It surprised everyone by surviving its close proximity to the sun and now it is surprising everyone yet again by making a spectacular appearance in the pre-dawn sky as a naked eye object.
Comet Lovejoy is best viewed from the southern hemisphere (Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, etc). Its long tail is clearly visible with the naked eye. See the video above taken in Chile. Naked eye comets with very long tails are very rare. You can call them once in a lifetime event. I've been lucky. I've seen two - Comet Hale-Bopp and Comet Hyakutake!
So can we view Comet Lovejoy in Singapore? I plotted the comet's position on this Sky and Telescope star map. See the map above. It is for viewers in Singapore facing the South Eastern sky at 7am on 25 December 2011. Note that tomorrow's sunrise in Singapore is at 7.03am.
As you can see from the map, the comet is just 12 degrees above the South Eastern horizon, making it an extremely challenging object to find. You'll need a cloudless sky, and a clear horizon with no buildings. The best time to try to spot Comet Lovejoy is 15 mins before sunrise - the sky at 7am is just too bright - but that means the comet will be slightly lower than 12 degrees above the horizon, thus making it even more challenging to spot.
Comet Lovejoy is moving sideways to the right as the days progress. Its brilliant naked eye tail is expected to grow longer and longer as New Year approaches. I will update again if I'm able to spot the comet during these few days but don't count on it.
Posted by I.Z. Reloaded at 11:57 AM
Friday, December 23, 2011
I did this Shocking Reaction to MRT Train Breakdown video yesterday for R3LOAD Network. YouTube link here. It's been some time since I did something like this. The last memorable one was the Jack Neo Sex Scandal video. Enjoy! From R3LOAD Network: Breaking News! SMRT train line breaks down again. We bring you the shocking public reaction. Update: We apologise for the bad Engrish. It should be: 'run out of cable ties' instead of 'run of out cable ties'. The script writer has been fired!"
Previously: SMRT CEO gets her own Failure Demotivational Poster
Posted by I.Z. Reloaded at 9:03 PM
I came home today and got a surprise hanging at my door. It's a HBO bag! These are the items inside the bag.
A very nice HBO 2012 calendar.
And then this bottle. Initially I thought it was a bottle of wine or something but it's an official HBO True Blood drink! They called it Tru Blood.
It's a Blood Orange carbonated drink. The label says: "Enliven yourself with uniquely carbonated, slightly tart, lightly sweet blood orange drink." I think if you drink this, you will become one of the vampires in True Blood. Will try it later tonight.
And lastly, this huge kick ass True Blood poster! Thank you HBO!
HBO Asia sends Lemon Cake ingredients as invite to the Preview of Game Of Thrones
Game of Thrones: IZ Reloaded seizes the Iron Throne
Posted by I.Z. Reloaded at 8:54 PM
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Our latest episode of Tattooed is now out on R3LOAD Network. In episode 6, Noel gets a tattoo of Angry Birds! This episode features the first female tattoo artist to appear on Tattooed! Her name is Wendy and she's from Body-Décor Tattoo & Piercing. It's also a privilege to have the opportunity to interview its owner Richard Tat whose father is the first professional tattoo artist in Singapore, the legendary Johnny Two Thumb. Watch Tattooed Episode 6: Angry Birds right now! Tattooed is directed by yours truly.
Posted by I.Z. Reloaded at 12:41 PM
Friday, December 16, 2011
SMRT CEO Saw Phaik Hwa today apologised to the 127,000 commuters who were affected by one of the worst rail disruptions in Singapore to date. "Very, very sorry" she said and she would consider resigning if necessary. You know Phaik Hwa, don't need to waste time to consider, just quit now.
Here's a video of passengers stranded in the MRT tunnel being evacuated from their train last night. Shamsofcourse says: "A short video footage of how my brother made his way out of the train that broke down underground."
LTA wants you to name 4 new MRT stations. Here's my submission: Frustration, Chaos, Breakdown and Disruption. goo.gl/fkn0C
— I.Z. Reloaded (@izreloaded) December 16, 2011
And on another note, SMRT wants you to name its new stations. I reckon these four names are very suitable. What say you?
Also read: Breaking News: Shocking Reaction to MRT Train Breakdown
Posted by I.Z. Reloaded at 5:44 PM
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
coloured edition of the full comic online. You can watch the Salvation Sam comic writers scare themselves silly as guest investigators in an episode of Singapore Haunted.
Posted by I.Z. Reloaded at 11:19 AM
Business People for Wired Magazine. They write: "Wired Magazine kindly asked us to create some characters for a feature about networking. It was super fun making little business people. These were inspired by the handmade figures from our favourite film Fantastic Mr Fox."
Posted by I.Z. Reloaded at 11:09 AM
Nicolas Cage Adventure Set has two settings: tropical island and haunted castle. You'll get 3 full-body Nicolas Cage and accessories like a battle axe, skateboard and ice cream cone. Mix and match them and peel and re-peel to create new scenes.
Posted by I.Z. Reloaded at 11:01 AM
Optrix water-resistant case is the perfect companion for your iPhone 4S to capture all your action videos. The case has an anti-vibration sled which protects and limits vibration and comes with flat and curved mounting plates attached with 3M industrial adhesive so that you can mount the Optrix anywhere.
Posted by I.Z. Reloaded at 10:50 AM
Gingerbread version of Carl's house from the Disney/Pixar movie UP complete with a chocolate model of Carl himself. He says, "The front of Carl's House... the colorful siding was made out of home-made pastillage or gum paste, a mixture of powdered sugar, gelatin and water."
Posted by I.Z. Reloaded at 10:36 AM
classic comic book covers that celebrate Christmas: "I find it funny that old school Batman loves the holiday, and that new-school Batman hates it."
(Thanks Mr Big)
(Thanks Mr Big)
Posted by I.Z. Reloaded at 10:23 AM
Stormtrooper Motorcycle Suit looks exactly like the real thing except that it is made in leather. Available in both Shadow Trooper black or the classic Stormtrooper imperial white, each suit features form molded details and comes complete with built-in CE-approved body armor to fully protect the motorcycle rider.
Posted by I.Z. Reloaded at 10:14 AM
Cheeseburger Wrapping Paper is the first wrapping paper set from Gift Couture, a new creative and innovative wrapping paper company. The set includes 5 different wrapping paper designs that make up the cheeseburger: a bun, hamburger, cheese, lettuce and tomatoes.
Posted by I.Z. Reloaded at 10:05 AM
Easy Macro Cell Lens Band is a sturdy band with a built-in macro lens. Just slide the band onto your phone - it fits any mobile phone - and then adjust the macro lens so that it is placed in front of your camera phone lens. Once you're done taking macro shots, just slide it back to your wrist.
Posted by I.Z. Reloaded at 9:55 AM
Saturday, December 10, 2011
here for eclipse times for India and North America.
Posted by I.Z. Reloaded at 2:29 PM
The Emperor's Cabinet! He says, "It still gets brass trim and guns, shelves in the bar and a mirrored interior. There will be a bannister, and all sorts of other brass pipes and such that look like they do something but don't."
Posted by I.Z. Reloaded at 2:20 PM
Minimal Backpack is a roll top backpack, that's waterproof and packs down to fit into a jacket pocket. It is also featherweight and backcountry tough. Made with nonwoven Dyneema, it's 10x stronger than steel yet light enough to float on water. You can carry a whole lot of bricks in the bag! But mind your back.
Posted by I.Z. Reloaded at 2:15 PM
Batman Star Wars mashup illustrations by Dean T Fraser. He writes: "When I came up with this idea for mashing up Batman and Star Wars, I thought it would be a fun project, and it really was. To create these I used my own art, some templates, and the work of others and put it all together for Star Wars: Empire of the Bat."
Posted by I.Z. Reloaded at 2:10 PM
Space Wedding Rings which are the first jewellery in the world to be made of space gold. Each pair costs a cool US$17K and contains gold which was sent in outer space in a suborbital sounding rocket in Spaceport America on May 20, 2011. Rings come in a custom designed Space Capsule and include a Certificate of Space Flight.
Posted by I.Z. Reloaded at 2:05 PM
iPhone Lens Dial, a complete three-lens optical system. It has three optical-quality coated glass lenses: .7x Wide Angle, 0.33x Fisheye, and 1.5x Telephoto all attached to a slim aircraft-grade aluminum case. Rotate the disc to easily switch between lenses.
Posted by I.Z. Reloaded at 1:57 PM
recreate the Escape from Docking Bay 327 original scene from Star Wars Episode IV complete with LED lights! He writes: "I started building my Docking Bay 327 Escape to Falcon from scratch, only with a few screenshots from Episode IV and a picture from Google."
Posted by I.Z. Reloaded at 1:49 PM
engagement photographs of two Star Wars fans fighting it out with lightsabers and then they become lovers at the end. It's a pity these two lovebirds won't be having a Star Wars themed wedding in the near future. According to Michael, they are going to have a traditional wedding instead.
Posted by I.Z. Reloaded at 1:42 PM
Steampunk Lego Inventions photoset on Flickr including this vintage telecope made of Lego!
Posted by I.Z. Reloaded at 1:33 PM
Monday, December 05, 2011
Nelson from the Michael Bay's official website has posted a photograph of Michael Bay posing in front of the new Autobot Evac at the Transformers The Ride Launch Party. Look closer and you can spot me and Juliana in the photograph! Both of us were there to cover the World Premiere for R3LOAD Network. You can watch Transformers The Ride World Premiere Special on R3LOAD Network. The video is also on Transformers Live Blog!
Previously: Transformers The Ride World Premiere and Launch Party
Posted by I.Z. Reloaded at 7:43 PM
Sunday, December 04, 2011
On Friday, I attended the Transformers The Ride Press Conference and Launch Party at Universal Studios Singapore at Resorts World Sentosa. I was there to cover the event for R3LOAD Network.
Here's Juliana who's the presenter for our Transformers The Ride Launch Party coverage. Great job, Ju!
The press conference was attended by the man himself, Michael Bay!
After the press conference, we then headed inside the Ride to try it for ourselves before it opens to the public the next day. It was awesome! The Battlestar rides at Universal Studios Singapore are definitely scarier and the Mummy is really good but Transformers The Ride is indeed very special. If you love the Transformers movies, this is the ride you should take because it lets you experience what it's like to fight the Decepticons. It's in 3D. You move in a car that's on a track. There's some water splashing. Lots of twists and turns. Great visuals and sounds. It's a ride that you have to take when you are at Universal Studios Singapore! Watch the video of the entire ride here.
The launch party was held later that evening and Michael made a grand entrance in Bumblebee in Camaro mode!
But the highlight of the night for me has to be this very special moment when Michael Bay walked towards me and talked directly into my camera. He didn't do this to anyone else but me that night. Thank you Michael! You've made a fanboy very, very, very happy.
Watch the full 12 minutes plus Transformers The Ride World Premiere, Press Conference, Launch Party and Full Ride Walkthrough video on R3LOAD Network!
Posted by I.Z. Reloaded at 11:47 AM
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