Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Honda Civic - Should I sell it or keep it?

I think I have posted this before. I have given deep thoughts if I decide to sell my "show-winning" Honda Civic. It has been sitting in the garage (and collecting dust) for over a year now. I've put a lot of work into it so it's hard to let go. I was attached to my "sweetcivic" :) Feeling indecisive. Here are the basic details:

- Reason for selling: to pay off the new car
- Year: 1994, Model: 4-door Honda Civic EX
- Japanese Spec
- Manual 5-speed
- Color: Turquois/aqua
- Mileage reading: 188,720km
- Engine: 1999 Integra Type-R
- no A/C, but have the parts
- Winter tires included (good tread)
- great condition, always kept clean
- no leaks
- maintenance always kept up-to-date
- no major accidents
- have all the receipts for work done
- needs a new battery
- Asking: $6000

I am still into the car scene, but don't really have the time to participate in much of the events/shows with the Civic. Until our little Brandon is older, car stuff & car hobby should be a little more fun again.

Here's an update with my modifications list:

Performance Mods:
* Type-R Vtec Motorswap
* Auto to Manual SiR Tranny Conversion
* Mugen reprogrammed ECU
* Lightened Type-R Flywheel
* ComptechUSA Type-R Header

Suspension Mods:
* 16" Enkei RS-E
* Kumho Supra Ecsta 712 tires
* H&R sports lowering springs
* KYB AGX Adjustable Shocks
* Hawk Performance Brake pads

Interior & Exterior:
* Neon lighting
* Carbon-fiber shift knob
* Momo shift boot
* Tinted windows
* Clear corner lens
* Custom Eyelids
* Projector Headlights
* Mugen Spoiler
* Mugen front lip
* Custom Euro tail-lights
* Painted mouldings & side skirts
* Painted side moldings and side mirrors

* Pioneer speakers
* Pioneer CD deck w/organic EL display
* two 10" Rockford Fosgate subwoofer w/ custom box
* Rio High Current Power Amp
* Blaupunkt front tweeters

Carshow Appearances:
* Driven to Perform Event (06-06-24 Vancouver, BC)
* Import Fest Vancouver (05-11-26 Vancouver, BC)
* VCC Show & Shine (05-09-18 Richmond, BC)
* Krank’d Car Audio Show & Shine (05-06-26 Vancouver, BC)
* Country Show & Shine (04-07-18 Langley, BC)
* Driven to Perform Event (04-06-26 Vancouver, BC)
* National Sport Compact (03-08-30 Vancouver, BC)
* Northwest Auto Salon 2003 (03-08-09 Vancouver, BC)
* Country Show & Shine 2003 (03-07-20 Langley, BC)
* ImportDynamix Showdown (03-07-19 Richmond, BC)
* Showoff Canada 2003 (03-06-07 Vancouver, BC)
* ImportSupreme 2003 (03-04-19 Vancouver, BC, Canada)
* ImportFest 2002 (02-11-23 Vancouver, BC, Canada)
* 604CivicClub Show & Shine 2002 (02-08-04)
* Import Showoff 2002 (02-06-08 Vancouver, BC, Canada)
* ImportJam2K2 (02-06-01 Millcreek, WA, USA)
* Ideal Tint RichCity2 (01-09-08 Richmond, BC, Canada)
* Boom 2001 (01-07-29 Richmond, BC, Canada)

Credits/Awards Acheived:
* ImportFest 2005 >> 3rd Place Baddest 92-95 Civic Trophy Award
* Vancouver Civics Show & Shine 2005 >> 3rd Place Girl Car
* ImportDynamix ShowDown 2003 >>Best of Show 2nd Place
* ImportShowoff 2003 >> Amateur Class 4-Door 1st Place
* Import Supreme 2003 >> Female Novice 1st Place
* RevScene 2nd place at ImportShowoff 2002

Richmond Honda (2004-2006)

BMW M3 will be my next project car ;)

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Monday, September 28, 2009

My own copy of Utherworlds Graphic Novel

Yay! My copy of the limited edition of Utherworlds (Art of Philip Straub) has finally arrived in my mail today. I had pre-ordered it months ago. The postman delivered it in person for this special delivery. I opened it up immediately and couldn't wait to view the amazing graphics. Inside I find the certificate of authenticity and my copy is book #002 in a series of 100. I was also umong the first 20 to pre-order so I got the full soundtrack.

This 10" x 15" fantasy graphic novel based on the Utherworlds universe shows Philip Straub's beatiful artwork and story that truly takes your breath away.

In his dedication page of the book, he wrote:
"What you are holding in your hands would not have been possible without the many important people in my life. It is a project that grew with the creative ambitions of all those involved and for their contributions I'm eternally grateful. An extra special thanks goes to my wonderful wife, Monica, for her love, support and belief in me. Warm thanks to my mom, dad, and sister for all their love and encouragement. A debt of gratitude goes to Mark Stefanowicz for his friendship. Finally, thanks to Mark Snoswell and the Ballistic team for making this unique project a reality."

-- Philip Straub

Featured Article here written by Paul Hellard @ CGSociety

And here is baby Brandon, my little future artist:

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

High Seas (Digital Painting & Photo-Manipulation)

Here is a digital painting and photo-manipulation using Photoshop CS4 (first artwork using the CS4). This is a contest entry that I've submitted to mizzd-stock on DeviantArt. Since it is a contest, it gave me motivation to create the artwork. As promised, here is my latest fantasy artwork.

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Rainbow Rose

I was looking thru flowers and came across multi-colored and dyed roses. I decided to do a photo manipulation of one of my photography images. This rainbow rose is photoshopped, but there are really rainbow colored roses for real. They call it "Happy Roses"

Here's the original:

After seeing how beautifully made the rose came out, I wanted to get some for myself but none of my local florists carry it nor make it. There is a shop I found that have a website is http://www.happy-roses.com. They are located in the Netherlands. Here is the info taken from their website:

How does a Happy Rose get its special colours?

The Happy Roses are placed in special water. Different substances are dissolved in this water. The rose branch absorbs this water as part of a natural process. This is what changes the colour of the petals. What makes Happy Roses unique is that the inventor has managed to colour a few petals, for example, yellow, whilst at the same time other petals colour differently, for example, blue, orange or lilac. It even proved possible to achieve a range of different colourings in the flower, which as it were fan around one another. This resulted in these unique, colourful and cheerful roses

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Friday, September 11, 2009

Nature Photography: Animals & Insects

I've just added a couple of Nature Photographs to my gallery. Please have a look and comment. More will be added soon. Thanks.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

20 FREE Prints from Kodak Gallery

New Customers get 20 Free Prints at Kodak Gallery!

For a limited time offer, Kodak Gallery is offering [20 free prints] to new members when they sign up for a new account. Shipping charges would still apply, but local pickup is free from Best Buy or Future Shop.

Sign up and get your free prints and other special offers today! I already picked up my prints at Future Shop and the quality of it is really nice.

Free Shipping on Prints 150 Prints for $15   50% off New Member purchases

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

deviantART "Artists United" T-shirt

My deviantART deviantWEAR T-shirt has finally arrived. This is a really cool design. Nice quality too. I love it! This is a size small women's and it fits me perfectly.

On sale now! Get yours today >> [deviantWEAR]

Link to the original page the image is uploaded.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Terms & Conditions

Agreement between Designer and Client identified on this agreement.
The client/individual listed below is subject to the following terms and conditions.

AGREEMENT – This document defines the terms and conditions of our working relationship. The agreement between Designer and Client with respect to the project and/or services described in the commission rates shall consist of the terms appearing hereof, together with any additions or revisions of such terms mutually agreed to in writing by Seller and Buyer. An agreement via email will also be known as valid.

TERMINATION – The term of this agreement will continue for work in progress until terminated by either of us upon thirty (30) days written notice. This Agreement shall commence upon the effective start date and will remain effective until services are completed and delivered.

In the event of termination, the Designer (Jennie Yuen) shall be compensated for the services performed for the time spent and portion of work performed with any additional costs incurred through and up to the date of cancellation.

INSPECTION – The Client shall inspect and proof-read the work prior to final completion. In the event that the Client wish to make changes, all claims must be set forth in writing by the Client within five (5) days of receipt of the finished work. Failure to make such claim within said 5-day period shall constitute a waiver of such claim and an irrevocable acceptance by the Client.

REVISIONS AND ALTERATIONS – There will be no further changes once the Client has approved the finished work. Any completed project shall be deemed final once the Client has signed and approved satisfactory in writing. Any projects that have exceeded 30 days without further instruction from the Client are deemed to be final. Limit to 3 revisions/alterations.

New projects requested by Client and performed by Designer (Jennie Yuen) after a proposal/estimate has been approved is considered a revision or alteration.

RESPONSIBILITY – The Client acknowledges that he shall be responsible for all project costs, decision-making, and to check proofs carefully for accuracy in all respects, ranging from spelling to technical illustrations.

PAYMENT AND FEES – The Client agrees to pay the Designer (Jennie Yuen) in accordance with the terms specified in each proposal/estimate. A 50% deposit may be required for project costs before work can begin. Please note prices are subject to change without notice.

Payment methods accepted: cash (in person), money order, or PayPal

Additional costs: Fees from professional services do not include outside purchases such as, but not limited to, equipment rental, printing, photography, color printouts, laminating, illustrations, courier service, online access, and web hosting.

RIGHTS OF OWNERSHIP – All work produced remains property of the Designer (Jennie Yuen) and reserves the right to reproduce, publish, and display in portfolios, websites, galleries, exhibits, and similar media for the purpose of recognition as a creative Designer. Client shall also credit the original Designer for their display of the work produced. You may not use or reproduce the design or the images without consent.

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