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Updates: A New Short Film, Secondary School, and Happy New Year!

What’s up people of the world? 😀

First of all, I would like to wish you a happy and prosperous 2011!

2010 has been a great year for me and I hope it was a great year for you too 🙂

I was going to post this earlier, but I’ve been really, really busy since it’s been the first weeks of secondary school.

Here are 6 events in 2010 that are very special to me.

  1. I was the first runner-up in the Blog4FT contest.
  2. I wrote my 1Malaysia song.
  3. I became a host for TV2’s program [email protected] on 2. (Watch me! – RTM TV2, each Saturday, shown during cartoon breaks every half hour from 7:30am – 10:00am [i.e. 7:30, 8:00, 8,30 … 10:00])
  4. I got 5A’s in the UPSR exam!
  5. My second poetry book, Creative Row Your Boats, was appreciated and ordered by the National Libraries of Malaysia.
  6. I made my first short film!

Secondary School

So yeah, I’ve turned 13 years old on January 3rd, 2011, so I’m no longer 12 years old. *sighs* Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.

(Hahaha. Get it? “Fruit flies” *like* a banana. :P)

So now, I’m in Victoria Institution (aka V.I.) secondary school. I’m really thankful I got into this school, because it is one of the oldest schools in Kuala Lumpur.

The first weeks of school has been great for me. I made a lot of new friends.

I stay in a hostel, and I can only get to go back home approximately once a week, so I couldn’t go online frequently, at the moment.

Short Film: The Highest Skyscraper on Earth

My first short film, is called The Highest Skyscraper on Earth, based on my poem. I finished it during the last week of December 2009. It is something that I’ve been wanting to do for a long time.

Here it is! 🙂

I hope you enjoyed it!

I’ll really appreciate it if you can give it a thumbs up/favorite on YouTube or share it with your friends. Thanks a lot! 🙂

It took me about 1 week to finish the whole thing because I had to illustrate the illustrations, edit the video, and compose the music too.

If you want to see how I made it, here is the making-of and behind-the-scenes. Although it is 10 minutes, I hope you take the time to watch it 🙂 .

I hope you enjoyed both videos! Thank you very much for viewing them! 🙂

Plans for Gloson Blog

Even though I live in a hostel, I’ll do my best to find a way to manage my blog as well.

And maybe, since I’ve done the making-of for my short film, I think I’ll consider vlogging (or video-blogging) because you can be more creative with it and your readers will get to know you on a more personal level. Vlogging is a thing that complements your blogging!

Also, I’ve got a blog post by a guest blogger coming up on the 31st of January. More interesting posts are on the way too, so stay tuned my dear readers! 🙂

Cheers and Bestest Regards,
Gloson

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My First Poetry Book: Creative & Funny Poetry for Kids

Hey guys, guess what? My book, Creative & Funny Poetry for Kids, is finally launched! It is filled with creative poems and colorful illustrations to make you creative, funny, and happy!

You can get the book at the price of $9.97 USD.

If you order this book before the end of June, you will get a digital (PDF) version of my book, which costs $7.00 USD, for free.

There is also a two-tier affiliate program for this book; no purchase needed. If you are interested to become an affiliate, please join.

My mother also wrote a message regarding this book. It tells you about the production of my poetry book and some precious advice for all parents.

To know more about this book and its benefits, please head over to the article on Poetry Talents. You can also take a quick view of its contents here.

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10 Funny and Clever Puns

I read a lot of puns, recently. They were so funny I thought I might like to share them with you. Here are the top ten funniest and hilarious puns I have picked for you.

(None are in particular order)

1. The roundest knight at King Arthur’s table was Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from too much pi.

2. Did you hear about the guy whose whole left side was cut off? He’s all right now.

3. The dog gave birth to puppies near the road and was cited for littering.

4. Let’s talk about rights and lefts. You’re right, so I left.

5. When William joined the army, he disliked the phrase ‘fire at will’.

6. Show me a piano falling down a mineshaft and I’ll show you A-flat minor.

7. A chicken crossing the road is poultry in motion.

8. The man who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran.

9. He drove his expensive car into a tree and found out how the Mercedes bends.

10. A rubber band pistol was confiscated from algebra class because it was a weapon of math disruption.

Bonus: Another 10 Funny Puns!

Update: Since I found out that this is one of the most visited blog posts on this blog, I’ve decided to post 10 more great puns for you! I hope you’ll enjoy them! 🙂

1. If you want to make money as a comedian you gotta have the cents of humor.

2. What do you call a marketplace that sells weird stuff? A bizarre bazaar!

3. Being struck by lightning is a really shocking experience!

4. The Hungary Wales Seattled down and Finnished their lunch, Hamburg-ers with Chiles.

5. A bicycle cannot stand on its own because it is two-tired.

6. “What’s purple and 5000 miles long?” “Ooh! I know! The Grape Wall of China!”

7. How do celebrities stay cool? They have many fans!

8. Two fish are in a tank. One says to the other, “Uhm… how do you drive this thing?”

9. The reason he didn’t become a juggler was… he hadn’t got the balls to do it!

10. “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.” – Kung Fu Panda

I love puns! If you know any more funny puns, please feel free to leave one in the comments section below. I’ll feature some good ones here! 🙂

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My Funny Poetry Book: Creative & Funny Poetry for Kids

I hope you’ve enjoyed those 10 funny puns above! 😀 If you did, then perhaps you might like to get my book, Creative & Funny Poetry for Kids, which I wrote when I was 9 years old. Now I’m 12.

It contains 20 creative funny poems accompanied with colorful illustrations to make you and your kids laugh and giggle! Please click the book below for more details.

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Go to PoetryTalents.com to Read My Funny Poems

I ran a survey for Gloson Blog last month, asking what posts my readers like the best, all the howtos and tips, the blogging tips, the reviews on useful tools, or my funny poems. Most of them answered ‘All the howtos and tips’. But, another number of them answered ‘My funny poems’.

I don’t post my funny poems here, on Gloson Blog, frequently because this blog is not meant to be full of poems. It is supposed to be anything interesting that I learn.

Recently, I decided to remodel PoetryTalents.com so that the people who loves to read my poetry can go there and read them (That was why I didn’t post here, recently).

I won’t post my poems on Gloson Blog anymore. Instead, I’ll post them on Poetry Talents. So, please go there to read them.

PoetryTalents.com has been dominant for a long time (P.S. If you want to see the old PoetryTalents.com, click here). I created it using a web creator software. I didn’t update it for about…more than 6 months.

That’s because the computer that has the web creator software was dominated by viruses. When the computer is back again, I was lazy to post a new poem because it is not an easy progress – I had to

  1. Open the web creator software
  2. Make a new page in which I will post the poem.
  3. Link to the poem from the ‘Funny Poetry’ page.
  4. Click ‘publish’.
  5. Wait for it to finish (Sometimes this takes a long time).

That was February 2008.

Building a website with WordPress

After I had more experience in blogging, I realized that wordpress can create sites! No need expensive web creator software. Plus, it is easier! All I need to do is to ‘steal’ the code from the already coded code in any theme (/wp-admin/theme-editor.php).

For example, look at the homepage of PoetryTalents.com. It’s a list of the 10 recent poems. When I post a new poem, it automatically puts the newest poem at the top of the list, and removes the last poem. Well, how did I get the code? Look at Gloson Blog’s footer…see the recent posts list? Yeah, that’s where I got the code.

Now, when I post a new poem, I’d just have to

  1. Open Windows Live Writer.
  2. Paste the poem.
  3. Hit ‘Publish’ (It takes a short while).

Maybe, I’ll write a post on how to create a website by just using wordpress, or how I remodeled Poetry Talents, soon.

Poetry Talents

And as for the poems that are on Gloson Blog, I deleted some of them and redirected the URL to the same poem on Poetry Talents with a plugin called ‘Redirection’.

I will post poems more frequently there because…That site is meant for poetry!

I also installed a rating plugin that lets you rate my poems (1-5 stars). The best 20 poems (The ones with the highest rating) will be displayed at the sidebar. So, please help me to rate the poems . It will help my Poetry Talents readers find the best poems to read.

Maybe, besides poems, I’ll post tips on how to write funny poetry, or site news. Maybe, I’ll also start a forum where you can discuss stuff, or post your funny poems there (The best ones would be posted). So, instead of being a guest blogger, you become a guest poet 🙂 .

To read my poems, please head to Poetry Talents. I hope you’ll enjoy them.

P.S. And don’t forget to rate them! 😉