Monday, November 17, 2008

Untypical SOCian in Da House

I will be taking the stage for the next 7 days to guest blog. Thanks to Juliana for giving me this opportunity to hopefully share some of the things that I am passionate about in life with you.

I am Yan Yan, year 4 E-commerce major. Why E-commerce? Simple, because I can avoid all the Maths, Stats, etc. I love E-commerce too much now. All the e-businesses fascinates me very much. I suck at programming. I do not hate them, I just simply did not get them when I was first in NUS. We were expected to be proficient in programming within two semesters and I am too dumb for programming I supposed. Clock is ticking... I will be graduating in July next year. If you are able to save me before I graduate, gimme a holla.

Let me first do some self-introduction. I am a perfectionist and I have OCD. I like popping bubble wraps (I can't resist if I see one, gotta pop 'em all) and I can't live without Dettol. Scratch that. That totally sound psychotic.

I am a big Apple fan. Mac is my preferred platform for it's simplicity. Of course, I know a lot of SOCians prefer Linux for it's flexibility. But well, with a MacBook or MacBook Pro, I can have the best of all worlds(i.e. Mac OS, Linux OS and Windoze OS). Anyway, not trying to start a OS war here as that will be never-ending. >.< I used to be the Mac Evangelist for MacNUS - the Mac user group in NUS. I am still in MacNUS currently serving as the VP.

Presentation slides design is my forte I guess. I think bullet points and wordy slides are total snoozers. I go for zen-like and minimalist design. I think the world will be a better place without wordy slides. Maybe we can talk about slide design over the next few days.

I am into photography as well. I like the cross-processing effects, but I am unable to shoot films cause it's too expensive. I totally love the lomo-styled photos that can be easily produced with the Camera Bag.app on my iPhone. I also shoot with my DSLR Canon 40D. I am a Prime person. I do not fancy zoom too much. Prime allows me to be more creative with the composition of my photos. Next lens on my list will be the Ultra Wide-angle Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM and another prime, either the SIGMA 30mm F1.4 EX DC HSM Lens for Canon Mount or the Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM. I still can't decide between the 30mm and 85mm. Dilemma when you want everything but you can't have everything.

Forgive me if you find any grammar mistakes. I know how much it irks. If you are able to permanently cure me from making grammar mistake, please, I need your saviour. =)

It's the reading week and I am sure everyone is slaving yourself to prepare for the coming finals. For now, I should get off the computer and start studying for my CS4251. I am really curious how many of you out there are reading this blog. So, shout out in the comments to let me know that someone is indeed reading this.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

yup, you're not alone here. there exists readers.

Anonymous said...

reading...

shadowandy said...

I'm reading it. :P
Good luck with your CS4251 :P

Shijun said...

Me too...

[s]u[s]a[n] said...

hahahah! i have ocd. good one dude!

:)