2007年6月29日星期五

Silent is Murder


沈默無言就是謀殺
Silent is Murder

Many of us probably have heard of or seen the words "Darfur" but not too many people know what it is. Darfur conflict is one of the most complex crisis that related to race in Sudan. The above image is drew by a Sudan kid in Darfur. You can see how horrible the situation is there.

Where is Darfur? 達爾在哪裡?
--> It is the west part of Sudan in Africa. (Click to see the map地圖)

What's the problem? 達爾的爭戰
(click to find out from SaveDarfur.org ) (部落格轉錄的達爾爭戰簡介)

It is so sad to see the conflict starts about race and religion. Haven't people learned from all the history? The kids are innocent. They know nothing about the war and they harm no one. However, they have been brought to this world to suffer. 看到這裡,真的很難過,想到我們在學校,很努力的辦活動,教育同學有關種族問題和文化了解,可是這世上還是有那麼多的問題,卻有那麼多的人袖手旁觀,雖然他們自己沒有做出什麼傷害人的事,但是他們也沒有去阻止問題的發生,very sad. SO PLEASE TAKE ACTIONS!!!! THERE ARE DIFFERENT WAYS YOU CAN HELP THE ISSUE!!

1. ADD BANNER TO YOUR BLOG
2. Spread the words and educate others
3. Join your local organizations to get more invovled
4.
DONATE NOW

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Gods of Chinatown



This project is created by Isabel Chang, the founder of Foxtale Design Studio. She is an internet artist who was born in Taipei, lived in Bolivia, and immigrated to Texas when she was 13.

I really like this project. I like the use of color and it brings you to a world that most people aren't awared of. She uses Flash to make it very fun and exciting. (Click the image to the site. Don't forget to turn on the speaker!)

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My Boyfreind Came Back from War



This is an internet art created by Olia Lialina, a Russian internet artist. She is one of the first internet artist. In "My Boyfriend Came Back from War," she simply use different frame to make a non-linear storyline. (Click the image to the site)


More on Olia Lialina
What is internet art?

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Southwestern Spoof

This is just hilarious! I remember watching it in Sales School.Pimp My Bag! Enjoy

This is another video. I am guessing they are using it this summer. It's just way to funny, especially when Matt is being filmed!Southwestern Idol


Southwestern Co. is a publishing company that publish educational books and software. Every year approximate 3,000 college students from all over the world to participate its summer program to do door to door sales. First-year students who finish the whole summer make average of $5000-7000. More info go to www.southwestern.com

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African Leadership



This organization is found by two of the Southwestern Co. alum. The idea of African Leadership is to bring Lord Jesus Christ to their lives and help them to cope their difficulties (many of them related to HIV/AIDS). I remember I was watching the video over the summer introducing African Leadership. This woman gave birth to a little girl while having HIV. She named her child Hopeless because she knows this little girl has no future with the desease. However, African Leadership introduce her to God and prayer. She then changed her daughter to Hope because now they have new motivation to live. It's amazing to how religion helps people in different ways.

Fact about HIV in Africa
*24.5 million people were living with HIV at the end of 2005 in Sub-Saharan Africa and *approximately 2.7 million additional people were affected with HIV during that year.
*In South Africa and Zambia, around 15-20% of adults are infected with HIV
*Countries like Swaziland (33.4%), Lesotho (23.2%) and Botswana (24.1%) have more than 20% of people affected by HIV
*There are over 14 million children under age 16 worldwide who have been orphaned by AIDS and about one million are in Ethiopia.
*There are more than 30,000 children die in Africa because of HIV
(source: AVERT, SOS Children's Village )

More Information about African Leadership and its sponsored organization Action International
African Leadership Youtube Video

延伸閱讀

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National MS Society

Windows Live Messanger has this new campaign that if you post a little logo in front of your name on MSN, whichever organization you choose will be donating money every time you chat. Cool thing is there is no up limit.
I started to go through what my friends have chosen. Most of them are for Red Cross, UNICEF, or StopGlobalWarming.org. I am very surprised that no one choose the ones for refugees and MS. I think that is because people don't know anything about it.

What is Multiple Sclerosis? (from NMSS)
什麼是多發性硬化症? (小小神經科學)

One of my friend's mom from freshman year diagnosis with MS and have been suffered for years. We joined (well.. she started) the MS society chapter in our school and we raised money for the society. Because most people don't know about it, there aren't much research money goes into it. It is extremely expensive to get treatment. However, MS may affect 2.5 million individuals worldwide. It is serious!

DONATE NOW or GET INVOLVED
(source: National Multiple Sclerosis Society)

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NINEMILLION.ORG


20.8 million people are refugees. Nine million are children.

Refugees are people like you. But in many important ways they are not at all like you.

Their rights have been violated.
They have been forced to flee.
They left their homes.
They lost their family and friends.
They have nowhere to go.
They have no opportunity to learn, nor play.
They have no means by which to build a new life
You might not be able to change the world, but you can change the world for one refugee child.

DONATE NOW
(source: Ninemillion.org )

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2007年6月26日星期二

Bible Wallpaper

Just simple background + text

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Wallpaper 2




I combined
+ + changed maze color + text

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Wallpaper1

Just playing around with PS.



I combined
+ + text + hand-drew rain

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2007年6月22日星期五

Driving me crazy


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More wacom


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2007年6月21日星期四

Wacom Graphire


My first try...not bad...

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