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Doing an interview recently, I realised that I am the epitome of the bad blogger! My crime? I am inconsistent - I blog in spurts, but not regularly. A good blogger needs to blog regularly (at least 3 times a week), or at least consistently (e.g. every Sunday), so that the readers know what to expect and don't waste their time. I suppose that with Google Reader or RSS one can get around that, but still...

Anyway, I will make an effort to be more consistent from now on (but I've said that before, haven't I?)

Anyway - a few things have happened since my last post: a couple of screenings ('District 9' - great!, 'Murderer' - pretty lame), a birthday party, I bought a new super chair, and continued to be stressed out by work :-|

Yesterday, there was the launch of 'Project Alpha' (recognise the design?)
Project Alpha launch

It was combined with an Adidas promotion at the Centre Court in Megamall - you could get a "Mystery prize" by saying the password. It's "Drymax", but don't all go rushing to use it. Unless you really want a sample of "Tropical Passion - Adidas fragrance for women" which is all I got, or even a keychain (Tian Chad got both). I was so not impressed...
Tian Chad with Adidas gift

On the other hand, if you go there and buy Adidas shower gels and stuff like that to a value of RM45 or more (I think), you can win extra prizes (a bag, fragrance,...).

I also met Casey Liew, and Dustyhawk was also there, and helped me to choose a microphone afterwards, for my interviews.

After the trailer for Project Alpha was shown, there was a foosball competition. The KennySia and Jojo Struys team beat Nicolekiss and (er sorry I'm not sure...) beautifulnara (thanks Casey!)
KennySia Jojo Struys and Nicolekiss playing foosball

and, in spite of looking very focused,
sixthseal and fourfeetnine playing foosball

Sixthseal and Fourfeetnine lost to Redmummy and Budiey
Redmummy and Budiey playing foosball

The final was won by the Kenny and Jojo team,
Kenny Sia, Jojo Struys and Adidas person

and everyone got something anyway :-) Ahh the life of a blogebrity, freebies galore...
Bloggers at Project Alpha launch with Adidas

OK OK I know they work hard for it. By for example posting (and posing) regularly!

So that was that - I must say I'm intrigued by Project Alpha though - it's going to be an "Online TV Show" - kind of like the Malaysian Dreamgirl I suppose, but focusing on the life of bloggers.

When I think of it, calling it an "Online TV Show" is an interesting mix of terms - by definition, if it's online it's not television: in media studies terms I suppose what it means it is a television genre of programming, but it's distributed online.

It will feature one blogger every week, with a three minute segment every day. So it's like TV in that it is moving pictures with sound, broadcast at a certain time; but unlike TV because one can view it at any time, and it's short. Having it short suits online media - you can watch it in the time it takes to read a blogpost, and it's not going to take forever to download or cost too much if you're using a mobile device.

I must say, Malaysian blogging is always throwing up surprises. This is something of a glimpse into the future of new media I'd say. However, at this point the production of such a programme is taken over by professionals: my guess is that the next generation produsers, will be producing their own short videos. Sure you already have vlogs, but what I mean is that at some point, someone will be putting together an edited clip which would cover similar topics that blog posts do, in a way that is more than someone talking to a web cam.

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synical on :

That's why whenever they say it's a "mystery prize", it's never anything worth having to begin with :-P (Lesson from years of going round for "free" stuff)

I check RSS feeds for new stuff - I don't check the site unless something catches the eye.

dolly on :

looking forward to watch project alpha

Huai Bin on :

Oh, I forgot about mentioning Drymax, I could use a keychain, mine is fraying at the edges.

It's good to see you again Julian! :-)

P/S - Losing after a 5-1 lead is foosball was just...tragic. Heh!

Budiey on :

Adidas makes me ROCKS~

First time main foosball... hahaha

exciting!

julian on :

synical - I will remember :-P

dolly - me too :-)

Huai Bin - true, I guess some people might find the 'mystery prize' useful. I wouldn't have minded a sample fragrance, but the 'Tropical Passion' aspect sort of annoyed me...

Budiey - first time?! Well done! :-)

Redmummy on :

hi Julian

long time no see you Julian, like a year. Hope we can catch up coz i remember that you need to do the interview, say after Raya.

Have a blast wonderful day.

huai bin - ai wonnn against you hahahaha!

julian on :

Hiya :-)

Nice to see you again - will contact you again soon.

Hope your son is feeling fine now :-)

Casey on :

Btw, the "er sorry I'm not sure...". that's beautifulnara. :-) How are you doing buddy?

julian on :

Thanks! :-) All is well - hope your website is doing well!

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