[Misadventures in Taiwan]

1/28/2008

 

Scooter Masks, Helmet Cloth Linings, and Oversized Gloves

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11/06/2007

 

if i had a million dollars



This video is really freaking funny. it’s a a song in the vernacular (Hokkien, to be specific, but if you can understand Taiwanese, you’ll have no problem understanding the lyrics) about a dude who wishes he has a million bucks. it mashes up the lyrics, however, with images of western pop-culture references (oh and the images in the video are not just randomly put together. they’re actually all connected to the lyrics too– that’s what’s amazing about it all. darth vader? the villain in austin powers? i’m sold.), and it’s really really funny.

for example there’s this part that says if he has a million bucks he can marry a beautiful chick. he uses an image of a bride juxtaposed with the words “me love you long time” (the first english sentence every east and southeast asian ho should learn in ESL school. kidding!!).

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10/16/2007

 

The Science of Noodles

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screenshots (點就可以放大):

marble 科學麵

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8/24/2007

 

Hello Kitty Figurines from 7-11

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screenshots (點就可以放大):
hello kitty hello kitty figurine

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7/16/2007

 

old fashioned shaved ice desserts from taiwan

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screenshots (點就可以放大):
liu cha ice dessert place 4 liu cha ice dessert place 3

i put up photos i shot from over a year ago of the same place i shot in the video in the 'screenshots' section because the still images i shot the day i made this video were too low-quality.

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6/27/2007

 

Taiwan On the Road

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screenshots (點就可以放大):
old man and woman pushing an empty wheelchair the numbers biz sleeping guy man and a trolley of cooking oil

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6/18/2007

 

Tea Eggs

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screenshots (點就可以放大):
7-11 tea egg

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6/08/2007

 

Goner- my graduation film

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screenshots (點就可以放大):
stikfas guy typing "hey buddy, it's nothing personal" lying down

I finished this around November 2006.

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5/25/2007

 

Marble Soda

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screenshots (點就可以放大):

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5/17/2007

 

All about Seaweed Rice Balls

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screenshots (點就可以放大):
hand reaching out to grab an onigiri from the shelf food

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by the way guys, sorry i haven't updated in a long time. i was caught up with real-world stuff. thanks to all of you who e-mailed and left comments. thanks for your concern! i really appreciate it, and i'm glad you guys haven't forgotten about me yet. =)

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1/11/2007

 

betel nut girls and pole dancers at a temple celebration

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screenshots (點就可以放大):
betel nut stalls lit by neon at night betel nut stalls lit by neon at night betel nut stores on the raod betel nut stores on the raod betel nut stores on the raod betel nut stalls lit by neon at night

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12/27/2006

 

Where's the Gag?

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screenshots (點就可以放大):

still from my animation still from my animation still from my animation still from my animation still from my animation still from my animation still from my animation still from my animation still from my animation

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11/20/2006

 

Satellite (a music video)

12-31-2006 update: Hooray! Satellite's been selected as part of "music videos and advertising" for the 2007 Festival Bimini in Latvia! (here's the link -scroll down, until you see "original title: Satellite/ Country of origin: Taiwan". that's the one!)

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Satellite (music by The Motion Sick) (I made this from September to October 2006.)

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link to listing on the Internet Archive (Get Quicktime: get quicktime)

這是我2006年九月到十月的作品.

screenshots (點就可以放大):

screenshot from Satellite screenshot from Satellite screenshot from Satellite

screenshot from Satellite screenshot from Satellite screenshot from Satellite

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11/12/2006

 

jackasses and hot girls

what's in this video: news articles about jackasses in China, and things you can only see in the Taiwanese countryside- like tiny crabs on beaches and hot girls singing Taiwanese-dialect songs from the backs of trucks.


(watch using YouTube if you don't want to download the quicktime file below. you'll need the Flash Player for this.)




click to download video - (or right-click and "save link as") -- 3.6 Quicktime .mov (encoded with h2.64) file

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screenshots:
temple celebration crazy news about China crazy news about China temple celebration

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11/06/2006

 

taiwanese math notebooks are made for storyboarding

today's video is all about productivity. The best notebooks for storyboarding your ideas and designs are not expensive Moleskine notebooks, but cheap-ass math notebooks from Taiwan. Watch this short short video to know why.



(watch using YouTube if you don't want to download the quicktime file below. you'll need the Flash Player for this.)




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10/30/2006

 

engrish notebooks




(watch using YouTube if you don't want to download the quicktime file below. you'll need the Flash Player for this.)




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screenshots:
notebooks with really funny blurbs on the cover you know you're badass when you own one of these animal gangster notebooks

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8/26/2006

 

ghost month 2006



(watch using YouTube if you don't want to download the quicktime file below. you'll need the Flash Player for this.)



watch ghost month 2006-- 5mb Quicktime .mov (encoded with h2.64) file

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screenshots:
burning gold paper for ghost mont1 gold paper money to burn during ghost month sample Ghost Month

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7/21/2006

 

pre existing condition- the motion sick animation video

giraffe crossing

Watch on YouTube


DOWNLOAD:

a.)--- 13.4mb .m4v (video for iPod) file: click to download video - (or right-click and "save link as")

b.)--- or choose Quicktime (.mov) movie (5mb)

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screenshots:
intro gift guitar
salute sea shoot

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6/18/2006

 

liu cha night market (april/may 2006)

night market screenshot-- 3.5 Quicktime .mov (encoded with h2.64) file

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5/31/2006

 

dragon boat festival 2006

肉粽-- 3.2 Quicktime .mov (encoded with h2.64) file

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5/15/2006

 

freebies from 7-11 Taiwan

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oh and don't forget to rate my 30 second Firefox Flicks ad!
(thanks a lot to the nice people who've already rated me.)

click:
coke bottles- more Coca-cola bottles

toy coke dispenser- more Coca-cola toys

coke boxes- more Coca-cola boxes

hello kitty pins- more Hello Kitty pins

dopey, donald and syndrome- more Disney figurines

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this fellow James Dunn wrote to me the other day: "Hello Gem, my name is James. I came across your site, ( I love the 30 second ad! I gave it 5 stars. ) and I noticed your site is related to Taiwan. I just started a website to help people learn Chinese online for free (eLanguageSchool.net ) and I think a link to my site would be a good resourse for your visitors. I encourage you to check out my site and see what you think. I'd appreciate any feedback too, since you seem to already know what you're doing. If you do decide to link to my site, you could use this link.

Learn Chinese Online"

check it out then people if you're interested..

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5/09/2006

 

please rate my 30 second ad



Hi friends, please rate my 30 second Firefox Flicks ad! =) Be generous with your stars!

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5/01/2006

 

2006 Taiwan Lantern Festival (held in Tainan City)

lantern festival 2006-120

download:

click to download video (5.3mb .mp4 file- please download the latest version of Quicktime if you can't play the video)

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click: other 2006 Lantern Festival photographs

(i shot this in late February but only had time to put it together and upload it now.)

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4/20/2006

 

one rainy afternoon

cup noodle screencap

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summary: one rainy afternoon i decided to go buy some instant noodles and "cook" them.

music:
Cup Noodle Song- Pineforest Crunch
Hungry Like the Wolf- Reel Big Fish (Duran Duran cover)

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and thanks a lot ger for the kate bush CD you sent me! =)

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2/18/2006

 

Roger Animator: Automatic Writing

Roger Animator episode 1: Automatic Writing

probe cam
DOWNLOAD/下載 : video for iPod (.m4v) (21.1mb) (Get Quicktime: get quicktime)

other file formats (別的檔案格式)

stills: (click to enlarge/ 點就可以放大)

title reading surprised b-w spaceship

link to listing on the Internet Archive. Write a review. Music by The Motion Sick (used with permission).

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2/10/2006

 

liu cha night market video podcast

Download video (24.1mb quicktime movie file)

this video is about the Liu Cha (六甲) Night Market. Liu Cha is the tiny town near my school and it has a night market every Friday.

watch out for the "how to cook oyster cakes" part. it was kind of difficult to film that because i kept getting jostled by people

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2/02/2006

 

a super short puppet show

download .m4v (video for iPod) video. (4.9mb, get Quicktime)

photo slideshow of the day the kaohsiung puppet troupe visited my school. the puppets are chinese puppets used during temple celebrations. temple celebrations here in Taiwan are never complete without a colorful chinese puppet show performing chinese opera.

if you don't want to watch it here's the photo album of the pictures i used in the slideshow on my msn spaces page. i didn't use Flickr because my account had run out by then (December '05) when i uploaded the pictures.

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12/14/2005

 

video of nov. 11-13, 2005 trip to taipei

click here to watch

screenshots:

watch you step pointy carwash

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12/07/2005

 

receipt lottery numbers

do you guys know that Taiwan holds bi-monthly lotteries from store receipt numbers?

watch this video to know how to check if you're a receipt lotto winner and what to do if you are.

screenshot:
pink receipts

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11/10/2005

 

misspelled Podcast Pickle button

misspelled "subscribe" Podcast Pickle button on the upper left of my pickle page.




flash player-- get Flash Player to view the swf file.

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11/09/2005

 

how to use a usb on-the-go box

click here to download the video
it's in Quicktime movie format so you'll need to download Quicktime. get quicktime


topics:
1. how to put a 2.5" hard drive into a portable usb on-the-go enclosure
2. how to use it to get photos from your digital camera

**this is just an experimental video, it's not really well-made. the video quality is also poor because i compressed it. otherwise the file size will be bigger than your girlfriend's ass. just kidding.**

screenshots: (click photos for full-sized versions)
yada what do you do
topic tools

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10/28/2005

 

roger's saturday brunch

roger thumbnail

click to watch, or right click and "save target as" to download

it's a shade under 9 megabytes in size. uhh.. the quality isn't super good because i shrunk it so the file size won't be too huge. (a Quicktime file in its original 720x480 video size glory is 1gb.)

it's also kind of lame, i realize, but this is just kind of a proof of concept thing. i'm probably going to be making a bunch of these killer/murderer kind of animations.


if you can't understand what i was mumbling in the voice-over narration, please click here to read the transcript.

你們如果聽不清楚我在片子裡念什麼嗙白請點這個讀它的字幕.

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10/23/2005

 

dead girl (oct 23, 2005 version)

here's a super short clip of a part of what i've been working on.

dead girl there's no sound yet. Watch it!

Download Flash Player.



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oct. 26 update:

it's completed now!

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6/30/2005

 

my experimental film

this is my end of term project for school. i did a short flash video of the song Experimental Film by They Might be Giants. yes i'm aware there's already a video of this made by the people who made Homestar Runner. anyway mine is lamer, i'm sure. it's the first animation i did all by myself from start to finish, and i still have a lot to learn.

click to download

it's a .swf file, and you'll need the Flash Player to view it.
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comments welcome (although i might not be able to reply right away).

feel free to give this away to your friends (or enemies! scare them with the sheer crappiness of this video!). although i do realize the song is copyrighted and all so i guess distribute it at your own discretion.

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