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Thank you

Posted by Philip on December 7th, 2009 — 4:09pm

I just wanted to thank everyone for coming to the preview and/or premiere of my first ever film. So many people told me that they expected it to be really boring but were surprised to find that it was actually very interesting… Which is possibly one of the nicest things you could say about my film. It was so good to be able to share with my friends something I poured my heart and soul into, and without a doubt I am now driven to continue with my new hobby.

For those who haven’t seen it, you can expect an internet and DVD release within the next few weeks.


P.S. Cathro, thanks for initiating the whooping and cheering during the credits. It felt good. :)

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“Far Flung: An Ultimate Frisbee Club” Premiere

Posted by Philip on November 28th, 2009 — 12:33pm

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Pie 0.1 Beta Testing Day

Posted by Philip on July 3rd, 2009 — 1:06am

From this…

24 Jun 2009 22-50

…to this…

Jun 2009 23-23

…then finally this…

25 Jun 2009 19-23

…so did it work?

25 Jun 2009 19-08

As you can see, beta tester Jonny Baillie paid close attention to even the finest details – the smells, the colours, the textures, the crimping – all before any of 0.1 touched a single taste bud. The general consensus was that it was pretty good, but in my opinion not release candidate material. This puppy is staying in beta until IĀ get it right.


Bug report:

1. Pastry 0.1 was not rich enough. This will be patched for 0.2 release, i.e. there will be lard in the dough for that extra kick. Fat is flavour.

2. Sauce 0.1 could probably have used more mustard. The 0.2 release will see Dijon being used instead of wholegrain, with the inclusion of perhaps an actual stand-alone solid state mustard seed solution.

3. Chicken 0.1 could probably have been more tender. Chicken 0.2 will probably consist of all thigh meat instead of a mixture of both breast and thigh. And finally…

4. Pie 0.1 lacked something. It just wasn’t special. Perhaps this comes with experience.


Many thanks to all the beta testers who kindly volunteered their taste buds for the day.


25 Jun 2009 19-10

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This Glaswegian Life #6

Posted by Philip on June 17th, 2009 — 12:20am

From, it’s This Glaswegian Life. I’m Philip Chan. Our story today, which has the theme “Post-Exam Life” is in four acts.

Act 1: The Doctor Who Joke,
Act 2: The Doctor Who Exhibition,
Act 3: Livin’ La Vida Loca,
Act 4: Summer.

Act 1: The Doctor Who Joke

John: “Knock-knock.”
Phil: “Who’s there?”
John: “Doctor Who.”

True story.

Act 2: The Doctor Who Exhibition*


Act 3: Livin’ La Vida Loca


Act 4: Summer

Summer time in Glasgow is always a rare treat.

And this is why we must make the most of it.

Sometimes it’s a bit of a sausage-fest…

And sometimes it’s a bit of a banana show…**

But as always, we’re keeping it real.

Enjoy your summer.

It’s going to be a good one.

See you outside.

* The Doctor Who Exhibition is currently on at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery.
** The West End Festival is currently on in Glasgow.
*** And thanks to Jonny “Banana Show” Baillie for photographic and maraca shaking contributions.

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Ninth Wonder of the Wurrld

Posted by Michael on April 2nd, 2008 — 12:52pm

Just this last weekend Team Scotland of St Andrews fame visited Belfast for a three day extravaganza. For most it was a first visit to both Northern Ireland and also the island of Ireland as a whole. Everyone enjoyed the weekend, from Quiet Neil who quietly took it all in, to Awkward Alistair who is becoming more and more pronoid each time we “socialise” with him.*

I felt an enormous amount of pride in Belfast come yesterday when I was showing the Beccstar around the city centre, the realisation suddenly dawning on me that Belfast is probably the best city I have ever visited within the United Kingdom. More than that, it seems to be getting exponentially better everytime I get back.


Anyway, we visited quite a few sights both in Belfast and in Newcastle…

Belfast 30th March 2008

Belfast 1st April 2008

Mourne Mountains 1st April 2008

…but none of these wet the Scots’ whistles with excitement quite like visiting this particular wonder.

Belfast 30th March 2008

Thanks for the memories Burr.

*Another blog.

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