I’ve just posted out my application for KP NL this afternoon. The printing was a bit wonky (a couple of photos didn’t get exported properly) and QUT has sucky staplers, but otherwise it should be OK.

The last day is May 19th and the workshop is on the 19th and 20th of June. I’ll be in Malaysia then (mid-year hols) so flights would be cheaper, but not by much. KP NL does have a more organized system of financial support, though, so I’ve asked them to help me out. Even a connection to KLM would be good!

I did some calculations last year across KP Stockholm, Aarhus, and Rotterdam, and Rotterdam came down to being the cheapest of the lot. I haven’t really done much research into living expenses yet – should do that soon. And hey, I’ve always wanted to learn Dutch…


I have sent in the KaosPilot application. 4 copies of the questionnaire, 4 copies of the CDs (with my video and some other supplementary information), 4 letters, 1 set of diary excerpts. After many hours, much stress, and lots of wasted printage (Fireworks does not print well), it is now on its way to Aarhus, where it will be graded and be the determiner in whether I am one step closer to being a KaosPilot.

I also sent in my application for the Khazanah scholarships – I wonder how I would do an interview all the way in Australia!

God help me.

While we all wait in anticipation for the results (which is more than a month away, though I did request for early review so that I can get my visa in) here are some behind-the-scenes pictures from the video shoot:

Mark and the setup
Mark next to our “equipment” – basically his table lamp pointing upwards towards me, and his camera on the CPU

Mark and the camera
Mark setting up the camera – a bit tricky but we got it eventually!

The backdrop
Our backdrop – a $1 piece of black remnant cloth hanging on Mark’s bedroom door

My view

What I see when we’re filming – luckily the light isn’t that bright, or else I’d go blind

Mark editing
Mark editing the videos on VirtuaDub – which ended up not working because VideoStudio is picky. Feh.