Illustrations, Art, and Comic.

Thursday, July 15, 2004

TRUE DSL...this coming August

I’m about to say good bye to the old 56k and the annoying modem connection sound forever (I hope). As TelecomAsia (Thailand) suddenly changed its name to “TRUE” and also have special promotions for high speed internet which will eventually allow me to surf the net unlimitedly with up to 256kbps for meeker 590 Baht/month (Approx US$15). I know it doesn’t sound a lot to those who live in USA and/or other civilized countries, it will indeed be a blessing to how I surf net at home for sure.

I ordered the service about a week ago and they said they are able to arrange a technician for line installation (free new telephone line with extra 350 Baht as labor cost) in a week. But since the billing system will be PRO rate that means I will pay the first month in full yet only able to use for 15 days. Being a stingy that I am, I decided to let them install on the 1st of next month.

What I have learned today:

1. Google, a company that never ceased to amaze me, has recently added a new service ( allowing net users to ask any questions and get relevant answer(s) back within 24 hours for US$2.50. I think the fee is rather expensive but hey I think people this system could work. I think I have seen this kind of implementation a few years back but don’t quite remember what site was that.

But for me, just the knowledge readily available within the google search system itself is more than enough for my simple brain.

2. It’s not possible to post direct links to my website ( on due to the fact that the URL contains the “F” word. I can only use the IP based temporary URL given by my host provider only.

3. The place where you can request an ISBN (to write and publish a book you need one) in Thailand is The National Library.

2 Other projects to complete

Last night I had a chance to review myself as I decided not to do much after posting a blog. I laid down and thought of various projects which have yet to complete. There are quite a few things which still need to get done because I hate starting up a thing and unable to finish it. Putting Himapan project aside, first and second thing that came to my mind were the comic project and the bliss board game project.

The comic project:

Since I was a child, I was always dreaming of becoming a great comicker someday. That dream is yet realized! At the time (around 1980s), I was still a child, I used to draw and scribble along page gutters of my school books. As some of my friends may know, my parents are of traditional Chinese folks. They didn't seem to think that using the blank spaces around school books is a good idea. They insisted that being an artist's not a good idea. As there are more striving artists than successful ones. They wanted me to aim for more "concrete" careers like an Engineer, a Medical doctor, a Teacher or something. I tried to accept their idea, but in the back of my mind drawing comic would be the thing I'd choose.

By the year 1995 I thought Computer field is pretty hot. They agreed with me. So I majored in Computer Science. While studying in this field, I started messing around with digital painting and now have some hope to become a comicker like I wanted to. Thinking back on this issue, if I had a chance to go back in time I would have chosen the same thing again. Because I think if I chose to go for comic at that time, I might have been a computer-phobic and I might not have discovered digital painting at all :0. I'm plannign to do this comic thing again after the Himapan project is over-which could be a year or so from now.

The Bliss Board Game:

This is a long overdue project for my personal Bliss, female clothing line, which photon, a friend of mine, will assist in programming. My girlfriend and I are responsible for the graphic part. It's been on hold for quite sometime. Now I want to resurrect it. Photon seems to be busy at the moment but I'm sure someday he will complete it ;)

Let's hope these 2 projects will soon be complete...