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-A Flower Boy’s Tale [Official Pre-Launch Sneak Preview Post]

15/May/2013 | Give-aways, Photobook, Uncategorized, Welcome To My World


AFBT (1)

The epic conclusion to my online self-produced
photobook Trilogy.
Here’s a brilliant twist, there’s also a

The physical photobook is entirely self production,
there will be super limited quantity, and its
completely FREE. You can win the photobook at 2
simple steps
( more details at the bottom of this post.)


There will be two editions of the
photobook. The online published edition is a the
complete edition, 338 pages. The physical photo
book that will be given away, is the Best Selection
Limited Edition, 288 pages. Therefore 50 more
pictures will be exclusively published on my blog.


Here I will talk more about the photobook,
everything about this baby!


The photobook is broken into 3 chapters like its
name, a tale, a story-book-styled photobook.
The major theme of the chapters;


Chapter 1: Sonnets Of A Dandy
– Victorian Vintage themed.



Chapter 2: The Flower Tales
– Fairy Tale themed.



Chapter 3: Urban boy’s Legend
– New Age City themed.


There are two major elements on the photobook,
role-playing and flowers. In fact in the previous
two volumes, role-playing and flowers are present,
always present. But in the 3rd book, it become the
center focus of the entire book. 3 times more
role-playing, 3 times more flowers.




Majority of the photos in [ A FLOWER BOY’S TALE ]
are taken in Japan, Nagasaki. Other sets are shot in
places like, tokyo, Japan, Genting, Malaysia, Macau,
Hong Kong, China, Bangkok,Thailand and local,


You could see beautiful sceneries taken in this
amazing theme park, called HUIS TEN BOSCH,
located in Nagasaki, Japan. This theme park is beyond
amazing, but I went there at the worst timing, summer,
it was crazy hot. But if you travel there at the right
season, like Cheesie, you will enjoy the place to
the maximum.



This is the 1st time I also collaborate with a really
talented fashion photographer, Lenne. She was my
semi human tripod for 3 sets of pictures that are
featured in the photobook, The [Fallen Angel],
[The Florist] and [“Where were we again?”]
Honestly I really love her work, you can
check out her work on her pretty blog.




I guess I changed the most hairstyles in this
photobook, i perm it, paint it jack black, pin my
hair up to have the short hair look, and loads more.

Also you will also notice some big designer clothing
and accessories brands like Givenchy, Vivienne
Westwood, Christian louboutin, Tommy, Louis
Vuitton and much more.

I also featured a local designer brand, Fredric Sai,
many of looks featured their clothing line.
Check out their unique and sleek style at their
Facebook page.



All thanks to IMPRESSION Singapore, my dream
came true. A physical photobook. Do you know you
can have your own photobook at a cost of 45 sgd
dollars? In 4 short days, tadah! they are done!
Yes, that’s rights it’s not hard of a dream!

Self production in the form of a book are so simple,
you can produced your own photobooks and gift or
collect them as birthday/anniversary present for
your lover, your own cook book, graduation gift to
your best friend, baby shower gift or even your kid’s
growing up photo memoir! let’s get creative, since
we are the author, we are the boss!





Their quality is amazing, the best self-produced
photobook quality I’ve ever seen.

It’s totally up to your creativity, just download their
software, illustrate your book yourself, upload, pay,
4 days later, your photobook is ready, ding dong!
it’s at your doorstep! I will be blogging another solid
full length blog post on how to use impression’s
software and more on their service soon!


The official photobook (full) online edition will be
release on 18th MAY 2013 00:00, Win the
[A FLOWER BOY’S TALE] The Best Selected Limited
Edition physical photobook worth $220sgd.


The specification of the book:
288 Full colored printed pages.
Size: 190 mm x 285 mm, Portrait
Cover: gloss paper + matt lamination +
board (hardcover)
Inside : 157 gsm matt paper


There are 10+ copies to be won!

Win the photobook at 2 simple steps:


Simply like IMPRESSION Facebook page.


Write a review for the photobook and comment
it on the [A FLOWER BOY’S TALE] post. Please
ensure you post with a legit email, so when you won
the photobook, I could contact you directly.

*There will be NO word limitations, multiple entries
are welcome.
**This is an international Photobook giveaway,
overseas entries are welcome.
***Giveaway close on 25th May 11:59pm, the winners
will be announced on my blog and through email.

Promotional activities


To give the maximum hype and publicity to my last
online photobook. There’s a list an online/offline
photobook promotion activities:

*17th May 2013*

17th may 10:30pm ~ 18th May 12:30 am 
LIVE twitter and Instagram Q&A

Twitter: Just tweet your questions to @yutakis along
with a hastag #AFlowerBoysTale.

Instagram: I will be posting an official Instagram
picture with the name of
your questions on that post, and it will be answered

I will also pick 2 lucky winners one on Instagram and
one on twitter and give one photobook each.

*18th May 2013*

– [ A FLOWER BOY’S TALE ] Online edition will be
premiere on my blog.
– [ A FLOWER BOY’S TALE ] The Best Selected Limited
Edition Photobook Giveaway starts.

*25th May 2013*

[ A FLOWER BOY’S TALE ] The Best Selected
Limited Edition Photobook Giveaway ends.


We are living in an age of a DIY. Dream It Yourself.
There are so many talented young people out there,
doing all sorts of the creative things, they self-
produced their own songs, music videos, tutorials
videos, short films, self direct, self script, self
production, they are everywhere. We are living
in an era where dreams are possible, if you have
a talent, you are not shy to show it, the Internet is
your stage.


Here I am, my dream has been always to have my
own photobook, at the age of 25, I self-produced 3
major online photobooks, this year I made history
for myself, I self published my own 1st photobook.
Everything on my own. This is such a huge dream
come true for me. To me, it’s nothing less compared
to, a self-produced singer’s song is FINALLY released
on iTunes, a self-directed short film premiere on the
big screen. My passion, my dream is nothing different
from these passionate talents.


Living with this big dream, I m indeed lucky, I have a
lot of friends who help me along the way. I had so
been through so much rejections, met so much
people who were up to no good, empty promises,
last minutes backouts, or try to sell my photobook
at their own profit. There were so much time, money,
effort, tears and sweat behind self-produced


Some friends don’t understand why am I so
persistent over something that is silly in their eyes,
some friends think I m a completely waste of time,
some friends have absolutely no faith in me, they
assure me that I will never able to make it. Of cos
there are that few wonderful friends who stood by
me, gave me endless encouragements, as excited
as I am when the photobook is finally done. I m
blessed to have those wonderful friends.


Maybe in any other fields, self production are
way more common. There are tons of talents.
But in my field, self-produced photobooks,
I might be the first. And I m glad that I m brave
enough to do it, cos, at the end of the day…



I m really excited, I m so generous this time,
this sneak preview blog post, I total reveal 16 looks
from the photobook! Normally I never do that!
Previous photobooks, I only reveal maybe 5-8 look
maximum for sneak previews… Lol.

Stay tune, and make sure you have great internet
connection on the day of publication… Lol, that day
always mark the highest traffic of my blog in the year!


-Mentholatum Acnes Ultimate Ulzzang Contest‏

13/May/2013 | A Little More Personal, Advertorial, Artist Special, Weekends



Eoljjang (Korean: 얼짱), also spelled as Ulzzang or
Uljjang (Korean pronunciation: [ʌl.tɕ͈äŋ]), is a popular
South Korean term literally meaning “best face” or
“good-looking”. Originally used as a slang term, this
word in the English lexicon has evolved into
describing a person that follows specific style of

A person desiring eoljjang status would gain
popularity on the internet through entering contests
where their photos are judged and chosen by voters,
though many became well-known eoljjangs from
having popular Cyworld accounts [importance?] or
have gained popularity in school for being attractive.

Many eoljjangs model for popular Korean fashion
websites, and some have entered the Korean
entertainment business and have since risen to

Although the word originated in South Korea, followers
of such trends could be seen in Japan, China, Taiwan,
Malaysia, Indonesia, Europe, the United States and
Canada.[1][clarification needed]

— from Wikipedia


I have a super exciting news for all the Singapore
Ulzzang fans today! Metholatum Acnes is hosting
Singapore’a very own Ulzzang contest!


The Metholatum acnes series are the top selling daily
pimples prevent products in Japan! And for those girls
and guy who crave for perfect complexions like the
ulzzangs! You should always start with metholatum’s
acnes products, they have a full range of products from
factual wash to even facial mask!

Because you will be winning a trip to Korea which worth
1,500 dollars! It’s a dream come true to other Ulzzang
fans, to step on to the land where the ulzzangs
originated from!

Not only that, there’s a YEAR supply of Mentholatum
acnes products too!

Bring your friends to support you at the finals which
will be held in scape, 2 lucky audience walk away
with a samsung galaxy note each.


Me and Miyake are the ambassador of this event, also
the guest judges for the finales! I am so exciting to
meet all this boys and girls of the same interest! Let’s
all camwhore together! So please!

Join us and have a lot of fun!!





Online registration starts this Friday, 3rd May 2013,
you could simply register online thru their
Facebook page:

Also the Metholatum Acne team will be going to run
the streets to scout for the next ultimate ulzzangs
themselves! In which we’ll have male and female
promoters looking for participants to join the contest.
If you liked to be spotted, please take note the tentative
dates and locations are as follows:


15/5 Wednesday Republic Polytechnic
18/5 Saturday Tampines Mall
19/5 Sunday NEX
22/5 Wednesday Nanyang Polytechnic
24/5 Friday Singapore Polytechnic
25/5 Saturday Bugis
31/5 Friday Temasek Polytechnic
(tentative) 8/6 Saturday Outdoor physical voting Scape

(in which the promoters will go around holding voting
boards with the contestants’ faces on it to get random
people on the streets to vote for their favourite Ulzzang
based on the photo; this outdoor voting determines
the Top 20)

If you are selected, a long list of exciting events and
activities awaits you!

Top 20 will proceed to participate in a half day outdoor
camp in mid-June; Running-Man style of games and
activities (camp will be filmed entirely and will be
released as three 10 minute episodes on Acnes’
Facebook page)

Top 10 will be determined by online voting

Top 10 will proceed to the final round of contests
tentatively held at Scape in September

Exciting much? Ok, so no more question, join the fun
and meet ulzzangs all over Singapore!
We are gonna have so much fun!!!




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