Daily Contradictions

By. Eleven Something

Life in the Advertising Industry.

Relaxing Picture of the Week

By Mr. Eleven Something.

Ahhh....this is beautiful

Holy Crap Pile!!

By Mr. Eleven Something.

Stacks over stacks of work! So many things going on at one time. and ALL of them are due by end of this week. This is insane man. I think Agencies should implement a system where no new job can come in after too many things had piled up. I just hope there won't be any nasty surprises tomorrow cause it'll just back lock everything else thats also going out.

Email to clients:

Dear xxx,

Due to the insane amount of workload that had piled up on our end and your refusal to give immediate approval, we are hereby temporarily not taking in any new jobs this week until current ones had been approved and sent out. Hope you understand that our Art Director is foaming through his mouth and the studio people are turning grey from the lack of proper nutrients.



By Mr. Eleven Something.

I haven’t been in the advertising field very long but so far it’s been a really good roller-coaster affair. At this point in my career, I am still being shaped by the people and environment around me. I have my own goals and reaching it requires extreme hardwork determination, intelligence and wit. So far, these 3 women are the ones that had the most impact on me professionally. Period.

The Mother

Strong, witty, funny. Thought me that work is important but it does not define you as a person. Thought me balance.

The Sister

Armed with a whip and steel gloves, she thought me the meaning of discipline & hard work. It got abit crazy occasionally but life’s like that sometimes.

The Fucker: lol. Name says it all. Thought me endurance and patience (lots of it!).

Youtube of the week

By Mr. Eleven Something.

Puddle Of Mudd - She Hates Me
One of my classic favorites. I’m sure everyone can relate to this song somehow.

The Evil One

By Mr. Eleven Something.

In advertising there are good clients and there are bad ones. Good ones are professional, efficient and organized. While the bad ones can be the complete opposite. A small tale of caution that need to be told here…

Okay. There’s this huge telco company in Malaysia who is notorious for being the WORST clients ever. Lets call this telco company Blood.

Blood is well-known to be very cruel to their advertising agency in terms of unfair demands and rudeness. Fine, all telcos have insane amount of workload but they could have told the Agency abit earlier in advance for them to make proper preparations. In, most cases its brief and deadline is also on same day. Or Briefed on Monday evening but they need the crap by Tuesday MORNING. Fantastic.

Blood is also very well known for their RUDENESS. Most of the time, insane workload is very normal. It’s even expected out of huge accounts. Insane workload is usually caused by short deadlines or bad timing. But RUDENESS is caused by IMPROPER UPBRINGING. Throwing tantrums & regularly loosing your temper and not to mention throwing physical objects clearly means they have lousy parents who neglect this small part in their upbringing. Below is an example of a regular scripted conversation.

“Material dateline is tomorrow. I don’t know how you are going to do this... but you will have to cough something out by tomorrow for approval and to proceed. We have briefed you on this many time before this (Lie) and yet you are still not able to meet our standards... anyways... i am going home as it is 5.30 and i presume you will have to work something out by tomorrow morning. Bye”

No, Blood is not a client of mine (thank god). They are clients of my friends.

Holy Crap!

By Mr. Eleven Something.

Just got back from eating at Chili’s @ Bangsar Shopping Centre with my family. Guess what we found in the Classic Nachos that we ordered? I didn’t know that little unknown bug was part of their fantastic ingredients.

Yes, we found a little caterpillar-like bug spliced in 2 on top of the Classic Nachos’s cheese topping. We called in the manager and he gave said the Classic Bug Nachos was on the house and that we could order any desert FOC. Good right? Then we found a piece of plastic wrapping in our Chocolate Molten Cake.

The Chef should really rethink his Fear Factor element la. C’mon, is bugs and plastic wrapping the best you can do? What about a mercun as you cut open the chocolate cake? Or maybe instead of a little caterpillar, try putting a variety of small cockroaches?

**All this crap aside, Chili's really do serve very good food.

Give Me My Pirates!

By Mr. Eleven Something.

Apparently there is no more pirated software and games widely sold in KL like last time. This is so annoying. The only way I could get these things now is through online download. Crap la. It just so happened that this is also Visit Malaysia Year. See the connection anyone? VMY is here so the pirates suddenly disappear.

Honestly la, the original software out there is VERY expensive. I don’t think the average Malaysian can afford original software apart from the essentials like Windows platform which is quite reasonable lately. Don’t you think I’d get the original if I can afford it. Problem is, most people in Malaysia can’t afford it. GIVE ME MY PIRATES! I CANNOT AFFORD ORIGINALS!


By Mr. Eleven Something.

"Dreams are just dreams. Goals are dreams with a strategy and a deadline."
- Anonymous

My Precious Dog

By Mr. Eleven Something.

Dog; [dawg, dog] Pronunciation Key - noun, verb, dogged, dog·ging.

1. Any carnivore of the dogfamily Canidae, having prominent canine teeth and, in the wild state, a long and slender muzzle, a deep-chested muscular body, a bushy tail, and large, erect ears.

2. Slang.

a. an ugly, boring, unpleasant or crude person.

b. something worthless or of extremely poor quality

3. Informal. Something of inferior or low quality


I used to have a little stray dog once. She has a short fat little body, bronze brown fur and always makes the most irritating noises. Because she was abit of an ugly dog, we try to make her feel special by letting her bite, attack and basically have her way with anyone. And because she cannot bear any puppies (due to very bad genetics) we took pity upon her even more. She was the most precious little dog running around the house pretending to be important. Then one day, I had to move house so ‘little precious one’ was left to chase after her own tail. Even though it was short, I cherish the fond memories we had together.

Exclusive: Dr. Martens to Saatchi: You're Fired!

By Mr. Eleven Something.

The Daily Swarm has learned that Airwair Ltd., the creators of Dr. Martens famous footwear, has fired its advertising agency, Saatchi and Saatchi London, in the midst of an ongoing uproar over a poster campaign featuring the images of deceased musicians wearing their shoes in heaven.

David Suddens, CEO of Dr. Martens’ parent company AirWair Ltd., told The Daily Swarm in a phone interview that the posters were never intended to see the light of day. “We said no. It was creative that was put to us, but we didn’t like it. It doesn’t represent the company at all.”

Saatchi later released a statement standing by the ads. Kate Stanners, executive creative director, Saatchi & Saatchi said, “We believe the ads are edgy but not offensive. There has been blog commentary both for and against the ads, but it is our belief that they are respectful of both the musicians and the Dr. Martens brand.”

Isn't huge ads like this are suppose to get reviewed and approved till the highest order of Dr. Marten's people before it can even be released?


Nice One

By Mr. Eleven Something.

"You have to stay in shape. My grandmother, she started walking five miles a day when she was 60. She's 97 today and we don't know where the hell she is."
- Ellen DeGeners

Photoshop Before-After

By Mr. Eleven Something.

"The average woman would rather have beauty than brains, because the average man can see better than he can think." - Anonymous

Our Amazing Content Ad.

By Mr. Eleven Something.

Every week we’ll do a content ad for this client of mine. It will feature their latest product and promos in 3 different languages. And most of the time each language will talk about different packages / promos. All press ads are usually fullpage and always fullcolors. Never…I repeat…NEVER in Black & White. Yea they are that rich. So u can take a guess on my clients (FMCG? Telco? Entertainment? Bank? etc...take your pick)

Oh, yea… the datelines are damn short too (as usual). This is not some Petaling Street press ad we are talking about yah. This is some FANCY NANCY design. They always demand the Crème de la Crème.

They want it FAST, they want it GOOD and they want CHEAPP!!

Welcome to the World of Advertising! Yay!

(A small part of a very big content ad!)

The excitement never stops.

By Mr. Eleven Something.

I remember a few years ago before I joined Mccann or even Bozell, I had wished my life would be a bit more exciting. A bit more hyper la.

Well… just be careful what you wished for OK!

Later on, for one blissful year and a half I got to handle one of the bigger account in the agency. Yes it was really good and the experience was golden. I won’t deny that. But let's just say that thank god there are no guns for sale in Malaysia. Cause its either me or them whos gonna have a lubang in their head.

Anyhooos.... after enough of swimming in feces, I thought it was time to move on. Well thank god that I swam through (and eaten) all that feces. Cause I think that was one of the main factor that landed me in my new job and managing fairly well. And yes the new job is even more exciting but minus all that fucking bullcrap. (Smile. It’s international smiley day today!)

Moral of the story: Never carry a gun while swimming through shiete.

Relaxing picture of the week

By Mr. Eleven Something.

Alessandra Ambrosio. McDelicious.

Youtube of the week

By Mr. Eleven Something.

Cool Song, Cool video.

Daughtry - It's not over.

Streamyx, Streamyx…tsk, tsk, tsk

By Mr. Eleven Something.

Okay. Right now they are having the 4 Mbps package under promotion. Instead of paying RM265 for the damn package, you only need to pay RM198 monthly. Being the China man at heart, I thought this was a really good deal. And thennn…

OK LAH…..long story short, my area is not covered because its 3.2km away from their crap station. The minimum distance is 3km! Arrrrghhhh! I need to stab a Zakiah right now! This is very annoying yah.

Torrent & Streamyx

By Mr. Eleven Something.

Recently the connection has been very good to me. I’m downloading at 95kbps for popular torrents and less popular ones at 20-30kbps. And I found some of these things very useful to keep in mind.

Streamyx tips for torrents

  • Use Bitcomet to download torrents
  • Raise your TCP/IP limitation thingie from 10 to about 50-100 ( I set it at 50 for now)
    Streamyx IP that starts with 218 is better at downloading torrents than 219
  • Seed where possible. It may just speed you up by raising your ratio. Higher ration may sometime mean better preferences in download.
  • If you have extra money try your-freedom.net. It’s a good way to use money to bypass streamyx’s traffic shaping.
  • Whenever you have slow connection……COMPLAIN to 1300-88-9515. yay!!

Starcraft 2 & Diablo 3

By Mr. Eleven Something.

I am geek. Always am, always will be. Anyhooos....moving on, here are 2 games that had impacted my gaming life like never before. Diablo and Starcraft. Both titans and both by the same company, Blizzard Entertainment. Recently they had announced the birth of Starcraft 2. I had wished a thousand times it would be Diablo 3, but i know Starcraft is a game that had paid its dues and must come out now or the brand will die. So ladies and gentlemen, I present STARCRAFT 2

StarCraft II continues the epic saga of the Protoss, Terran, and Zerg. These three distinct and powerful races will clash once again in the fast-paced real-time strategy sequel to the legendary original, StarCraft. Legions of veteran, upgraded, and brand-new unit types will do battle across the galaxy, as each faction struggles for survival.


  • Fast-paced, hard-hitting, tightly balanced competitive real-time strategy gameplay that recaptures and improves on the magic of the original game
  • Three completely distinct races: Protoss, Terran, and Zerg
  • New units and gameplay mechanics further distinguish each race
  • Groundbreaking single-player "story-mode" campaign
  • Vibrant new 3D-graphics engine with support for dazzling visual effects and massive unit and army sizes
  • Full multiplayer support, with new competitive features and matchmaking utilities available through Battle.net
  • Full map-making and scripting tools to give players incredible freedom in customizing and personalizing their gameplay experience

Each of the pictures below will link you up to the Screenshot, Wallpaper, Artwork & Movies.

Everything is moving so fast

By Mr. Eleven Something.

One minute you are starting the day and the next thing you know the day is over and you need sleep!

I Believe...

By Mr. Eleven Something.

I believe in the good of people*
I believe that those who do wrong will and must be punished.
I believe in hard work.
I believe that if you put your mind to it, you can do anything.
I believe that people are judged on first appearances.
I believe in speaking your mind.
I believe in honor.
I believe the truth will prevail in the end
I believe in Karma. What comes around, goes around.

*Except for a certain anjing who is hollow inside. A barren woman who is truly rotten to the core.

My First Post!

By Mr. Eleven Something.

Wohooo! My first post. How exciting is this. Okay.....now i'm in the office and need to get back to work.

So yea...First Post. Yay!