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A Backyard Paranormal Investigation

Posted: September 26, 2011 in Uncategorized

Captain’s log                                Stardate: 65235.4 (Sept 26th, 2011)

The paranormal investigation at this Taoist master’s backyard was been commenced 2 nights ago on the 24th as planned. A small team of us had recce the place 2 months back, just to familiarize with the surroundings and to mark certain particulars areas where we shall conduct the experiment.

*The place and the master’s name shall be kept confidential as to protect his identity and location from outsiders.

We start off at approximately 2300hrs. Only 6 of us agents were present for that night of investigation. As our standard routine, we shall started in 2 stages. The first stage is where we shall viewed the scene of  paranormal activity through the CCTV. The second stage, will be the EVP session. Before investigation was commenced, we scan this particular tree with the EMF to catch any positive readings. It was this tree that left me with the sudden giddiness when I approached it, and suddenly disappeared when I moved away. However, I did not feel giddy when we revisit the area on that night. But I do feel a chill as I circled around it. Don’t know whether it came from the wind or just the feeling of it. Besides, it wasn’t at all windy. Just a gentle breeze passing every now and then.

Other than this tree, we also discovered another tree nearby, where there’s an altar left abandoned at the bottom of it. According to the Chinese, as been told by one of the agents, it was said to be the Earth God. I for one suspect that there might be some entity surrounding the tree due to the altar that was been left there. The rest of the agents couldn’t agreed more that we might get some interesting results from this tree. Even observing it does carried some sense, that something about tree…….like as though something from behind those thick roots and branches were watching us....

At the designated time given, we start off with the investigation by observing the first tree through the CCTV. We had place a ball a few meters away from it, to see whether something moves it. A ghost meter lies a few feet away, with a voice recorder next to the ball. From our base a few feet away, we observed with intense silence for that 20 mins, to see if something unexpected happens. The surrounding suddenly grew silence. As to how silence we were. No crickets sounds. Just silence. A chill rise, really gripped onto our bones, and I felt like as though we are being watched. Could it be? Or was it just me being paranoid?

No sign of paranormal activity appeared for that 20 minutes and we moved on to the 2nd stage. Which is the EVP session, and I had volunteer myself for it. I breathe in deeply before I start my conversation to see whether I got any response. I felt like as though a darkness through darkness itself had swirl around me just by sitting there while observing the tree. I keep my eyes and ears opened sharp to observed and listen carefully to any signs of paranormal activity. Somewhere deep inside the roots and branches that were tangle and coiled like spaghetti within the tree itself, I heard cracking sounds. Some shuffling too. Possibly a small animal or some insects. I was hoping to see if that giddiness I felt before return. But strangely it didn’t. So why was it occur back then but not now? Especially at this present moment where I was seated directly infront of it.

Then, while questioning “Are you living in this tree?” I heard like  footsteps from within those thick roots. I was taken aback. I’m pretty sure there’s no one from the other side of the tree, cause we had checked earlier. A chill gripped me. I ask the same question again. I waited. What I heard was that same shuffling noise. At the same time, my EMF had reached a spike of 0.1+. It held there for some few seconds before dropping to somewhere 90 till 80. Am I getting something here? As such I radio back to base and inform them about the situation. The agent who answered it acknowledge it and requested me to continue for another 5 mins. During those timing, I’ll get negative response and those shuffling or earlier noises was no longer heard. EMF readings appeared normal.

Was that I heard came from some small animals too? Seriously it does sounds like as though someone is there. Infact it occur right after I ask whether a spirit lives in that tree. And to top it up, a spike suddenly occurs on the EMF at the same time. Was it all merely the unexpected? Or so happened to be another one of my reactions to think that I caught something? I take it in the way that the feeling does send me the shivers. Let alone just by staring at it and get that uneasy feeling that someone is watching you…..

The next phrase was to conduct the experiment at the other tree where the altar was been placed there. 2 agents will conduct the EVP session while the rest of us will monitor the situation at base. This time, two josssticks will be placed at either side of the altar. Not only for praying wise, but also to see if we can get a better response seeing that there’s an altar there. Before that, a scan around the tree with the EMF was conducted. Surprisingly there’s a spike of o.2 that occur twice. Could it be because of the altar, that something was in that tree that seems to held some connection to it? Guess we are about to find out.

Since both agents who were conducting the EVP were Chinese, they were advised to communicate based on their own language. Whatever was in that tree, if so happens there is, might understands better than in English. And to what we are expecting, does comes about. Through the walkie talkie, one of the agents there had felt coldspots from where he had position himself. Both at the same time suddenly felt like as though the atmosphere surrounding them changes. They also heard somekind of a grunting sounds, a whisper. Most surprisingly of all was when the EMF shot up to a stunning 0.3+! The highest so far. As according to the agents there, this happens when they heard those sounds. The readings were spiking up from 0.2 – 3. Lasted there for a moment before dropping to 0.1+. Seems like this tree does held some activity, which we believe could be due to the altar been left there. Could we say because of that, there’s something alive in this tree? Unlike the other tree, this one does give off some “responses.”

The 2 agents continued the EVP session for another 5 minutes before heading back to base. As according to one of the agents, the coldspots keeps coming back and disappeared, and later reappeared. And everytime it returns, it send a shivering tone down their spine. They doubted its the wind. We couldn’t agreed more as there’s no wind at all. Just a gentle breeze passing by every few minutes. And from what they had felt, this is not some ordinary wind. Their reactions, their explanations seem to come to a conclusion that there’s something about that right that ain’t right. One thing for sure, it could be due to that altar. It might have give the spirits somesort of a home there, and we happened to interfere it.

One of the agents had suggested that we might need to re-visit the place for a 2nd round of investigation, cause the Master had reminded us that normally after midnight, there will be some “activity.” “They” will come out once the surrounding is dark, as according to what the Master had sense. We ended up coming an hour early. But we indeed gotten some good results from that tree with an altar.

We shall re-visit the backyard in soon to come. The next one we will planned to come around midnight, as recommended by the Master. We’ll hope as to what he had experienced, will be as to what we are expecting when the day arrives…..

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What’s Fair And What’s Right

Posted: September 23, 2011 in Uncategorized

Captain’s log                              Stardate: 65230.1 (Sept 23th, 2011)

Recently, I’ve been receiving a lot of comments through my Facebook inbox, mostly from anime fans about how popular I am for being a Power Ranger. Well, what can you expect when you cosplay as those user-friendly type superheroes? HAHA!! Nevertheless, I really really greatly appreciated and all. Though I feel proud, I still had to remind you guys that I wouldn’t be back in my childhood memory if it wasn’t for my Green Ranger, Barry. If I wouldn’t have come down for the 2010 Air Show where our Star Trek fansite was been invited for the cosplay section, I wouldn’t have know him. Then I would never be able to a Power Ranger. I thank him the most of all for helping me out on how to order the suit and all.

Some time later, I get to know another friend through cosplaying, by the named of Shaun, who already happened to be the Red Ranger. He too, had guide him along, even delegate me with his handmade Power Sword which I later modified it. I considered him as my predecessor, and he too considered me as his rightful successor. We followed as in accordance to the series, where how Jason had transfer his powers to Rocky in Season 2. Shaun, you may have retired, as what you told me, and move on to cosplay as another character. But some day, you’ll be back. Once a Ranger, always a Ranger. Forever Red!! It can be never be without the original red!

To Barry and Shaun, couldn’t have done this without both of you!

And lastly, popular as it may be, as many of us know how popular Power Rangers were. But time and again, I will always mentioned that I do this is to dedicate for kids and those who love Power Rangers. I’m NOT doing this for fame or anything big. If should happened one day I was been invited to be a role-model, or to take up a lead that was meant for cosplaying, I will considered that. Provided if I’m free. But other than day, I’m doing it for those. And not to mention, I respect all cosplayers, regardless whether its for anime, games, etc. I learn alot more from you guys. About cosplaying, the stuffs and where to get them. Cause I know, we all share the same thing! =)

And no matter how engrossed I am as being a Power Ranger or any other character that I had cosplay, I will never forget the people that I am close with. That the most important part in life that I can’t afford to lose. I’m telling you this important facts so that you guys can understand how fair I am towards other cosplayers and how truthful I am with my close ones. Everyone of us has a saying, and I just did mine…

Big Teenage Day Out 2011

Posted: September 11, 2011 in Uncategorized

Captain’s log                                Stardate: 65194.3 (Sept 11th, 2011)

Big Teenage Day Out is back again to send you the thrills and live action on stage been performed by various competitors, as they battle it out by from singing to dancing. Officially presented by TeenageMagazine, its dedicated for teens who are into a whole lot of singing and dancing. If you are into it, love singing and dancing, brave enough to show your talents on stage, this event is just right for you! Let it be solo or group, each of them had put it in their very best effort to work their way up to complete for the finals. The event was held for 2 days. Yesterday, and today the 11th was the finals. Not only that, there will be those lucky ones who will be portrait as the Teenage Face of the Year Finals if they were chosen. Your next Teenage Idols are here! =)

And for the rest of us young adults will just have to took part in the cosplay itself. Yesterday’s TGX event been held at the Singapore Expo was like a continuation for me as I excitedly make their way to Iluma Bugis, where the Big Teenage Day Out event is held. Both events, the TGX games and Big Teenage happened to clash on the same weekend. So I split the days and attend one each on both. Also, I had apply my leave just to come down for this two event. Was working on the weekend, but I had just hate to miss this out. Besides, I had promise a friend of mine, who cosplay as the Green Ranger that I’ll be dropping by today so that we can go morphin together. Yes, he’s finally back, due to his helmet. Its about time! Was waiting for this moment to team up with our very own Green Ranger!

GOOOO GREENNN RANGERRR GO!!

These are some of the best shots taken by Fig Genesis. Thanks for the help bro. Really appreciate! =)

Besides enjoying the fun and all, me and my Green Ranger friend even roam all the levels of the shopping mall with our cameraman following behind us. Also, we were accompanied by two of our friends who cosplay as military, and I feel they were like as though our personal bodyguards! Haha! Doing this actually reminds me of the video I’ve watched in YouTube, whereby 5 American students were film walking around town, enter shopping malls, shops, even a club, while cosplaying as Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Can you believe it!? They actually did that just to spread the entertainment around from one place to another. And they were doing it the whole day. This gang sure does put in a lot of effort and guts just to capture the attention. I’m impressed! And I can’t wait to see that video of mine and my Green Ranger friend been developed.

Well, guess our duty as Power Rangers were done. We had a great time, and its been a wonderful Sunday spend around the clock. Now that both TGX and Big Teenage Dayout is over, we shall look forward for the next upcoming event. Now to rest well, before preparing ourselves for another big day! =)

TGX 11 – The Games Xpo 2011

Posted: September 10, 2011 in Uncategorized

Captain’s log                                    Stardate: 65191.3 (Sept 10, 2011)

TGX, short for The Games Xpo is an annual event which brings together all those games enthusiasts all across the region to surprise you with the latest and cool gaming products that the games industry has to offer. The event will be held for 3 days, from 9th – 11th Sept at the Singapore Expo. So whether you are a hardcore gamer, game developer, game publisher, game promoter, or just somebody who wants to find out more about the latest gaming products, this TGX exhibition is dedicated just for you. It will give you that anticipation, to thrill you to the max that makes you just wanna grabbed them all! There will be a gaming tournament, where gamers will fight to the fullest against their opponents just to battle it out for prizes. If hit at the very top of the scoreboard, they will represent Singapore for the World Cyber Games Finals. Talk about such opportunity!

Besides just a world of gaming, there will also be a cosplay competition which was set by the talent costume company, MoviaMania. This competition is mainly related based on the gaming world. But all types of cosplayers, whether they came from a game or not, is welcome to take part and join in the fun of it all. I was been encourage at the very last day to be part of the competition. I was reluctant at first, since I wasn’t sure if a Power Ranger were fitted for this theme. But since some few friends of mine, who normally cosplay as those series of Mask Riders are going, why held back? One of them had encourage me to take part. Just for the fun of it. So I decided to give in. All of us had agreed to come on the 2nd day, since we all are free for that day. In other words, as it was already been stated, the competition were for all cosplayers, regardless whether they were based in a game or not. And so if I win, I’m lucky. If I lose, its still ok with me. We are there to have fun, to enjoy while we still can.

And before the competition starts, we had roam around the place to be captured in photos! =) These are some of the best photos been taken by Aizul, who was our minder and photographer for that day. Thanks bro! =)

Well, its been like one hell of a day at the event! Haha! For the cosplay competition, I did not make it. But its ok with me. I’m not at all disappointed. I still appreciate the fact that I really enjoy it very much entertaining the judges and crowd. Like I say, we are there for the fun of it, and at the same time to make new friends through cosplaying. Whether we will win or lose, its up to the judges to reveal the score. At least we still got a free goodie bag for all our hard work and effort that we had put on! =D

But it ain’t over yet for the Red Dragon Ranger. I got one more event after this to settle with. Big Teenage Dayout, I’m ready for ya! Stay tune!

POWER UP!