An anonymous uncle cheered me on to finish the half marathon today. Towards the last mile, everytime I started walking he will run by and say “don’t stop, the finish line is just two steps ahead” and I will pick up the pace and continue running again. Each time I started slowing down to a walk , he will scream “keep moving, you’re very near to the finish line!”. And it continues to be that way till I finally made it to the finish line.
It dawned into me… How little one can do or say to push one to further their limits and challenge them to go beyond and do better. Just a simple word of encouragement, a pat on the back, they made huge differences to one’s true potential.
It then got me thinking, have I done the same to my comrades n friends lately? have I gave enough encouragements and support to my peers?
Of late I have been drifting apart on what I should be doing or what I could do better. And I have not been doing the right thing, which I believe should be helping and encouraging my family, friends and colleagues to bring out the best in them.
Many weeks back, i had the pleasure of attending the preview and launching of the new Adobe Creative Suite 6 (CS6) and have seen and experienced (yes i have it installed on my mac *teehee*) the tool that literally gave me a job today :) CS6 now have a new graphics engine behind it called the Adobe Mercury Graphics Engine for blazing fast performance to deliver eye-catching results within the industry standard in digital imaging.
Some of the new features that i particularly dig:
New Content Aware retouching features.
New UI (Darker interface) which i find quite sleek and smart for a digital imaging sw. It’s easier on the eyes too, so we get to focus on our creative.
Faster Design tasks in PS, thanks to Mercury. No worries of PS crashing as it saves your work by the layer! Auto Recovery FTW!
Video Editing in PS!
All new crop tool in PS which saves your deleted cropped images so that if you change your mind, you can still get back your original image!
New Blur Gallery/Smart Tilt Shift functions!
Easy Pattern creations from AI and super new live trace function that is quite jawdropping!
Content linking across platforms (PS, AI, ID, DW, etc)
Support for new mobile/platform content.. ie – your iphones, androids, ipads, tabs, etc and even custom ones.
AND Basically a horde more new features which takes your creative practices to a whole new level!
I will try to post more on the above features if time permits within the week and if applicable, show you some of the creatives created using the new cs6!
Some of my fav running tracks. Perhaps u can share with me some great songs for running.
For me, upbeat songs keep me spirited, especially songs from artists i like. But sometimes, slow songs are good for uphill too. the choices we have… well the sky is the limit. If you have good tracks, please share :)
1. Good Day – IU
2. We Run The Night – Havana Brown feat Pitbull
3. Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
4. Stronger – Kelly Clarkson
5. First of the Year – Skrillex
6. Shut Up and Let Me Go – The Tings Tings
7. Somewhere I Belong – Linkin Park
8. Sugar Sugar – The Archies
9. I Get Around – The Beach Boys
10. Dance Dance – Fall Out Boys
11. California Girls – Katy Perry
12. Take Over Control – AfroJack feat Eva Simmons
13. Till the Sky Falls Down – Armin van Buuren
14. Dance Again – J.Lo feat Pitbull
15. Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites – Phonat Remix Skrillex
16. Tinie Tempah – Pass Out Remix
17. Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO
18. Golden Age – The Asteroid Galaxy Tour
19. Karma – Cokelat
20. I Could Not Ask for More – Edwin McCain