Saturday, January 22, 2011

CLHS School Graduation Magazine ? To go GREEN or not to go GREEN... that is the QUESTION

Some of you may have heard bout the
rumors circulating the schools or even
among your little friend-to-friend conversations saying that the
Chung Ling Graduation Magazine may not even
turn out as a MAGAZINE anymore ...

Well let me ease up on the situation a little here.
bit by bit....
so if ur the lazy kind
ok here goes :

Well the committee members of the
70th Graduation Magazine Committee have been deliberating
for quite some time already
we have yet to come up with the decision whether
to OR not to turn the 70th CLHS School Graduation Magazine

The big, heavy, uneco-friendly graduation magazine
that has been quite a ...
ummm whats that word....
(ok lets stick with this word : tradition )
in CLHS and also other schools.
BIG ol graduation magazines even date back to even when my DAD or MOM
or even ur DADs and MOMs
were in school so do we really wanna break this TRADITION
of ours that has been like that for DECADES ??

I know I know, its time for a change,and the book is VERY VERY
uneco-friendly as it uses up A HELL LOT OF PAPER
but Im still not willing to change the concept on how
WE form 5-ers are gonna make the Graduation Magazine this year.

so in conclusion the magazine MAY, I STRESS MAY !
turn from this :

to this :
(ur everyday friendly compact disc =] )
well.... we form 5-ers really want our Graduation Magazine to be in the book form.
So letsee how things work out later next week and I'll let you peeps in
on the details.

Pros and Cons for the Graduation E-Book

Pros :
  • It is a lot more ECO-FRIENDLY compared to the BIG Graduation Magazine we have right now haha
  • easy to CARRY AROUND
  • Has amazingly LIGHT WEIGHT
  • No more fuss on where to put the thing, cos you can just throw/place it anywhere so in short it SAVES A LOTTA SPACE
  • GOIN HIGH TECH ! oooo~ aaaaah~
  • FIRST EVER HIGH SCHOOL to make a graduation E-BOOK
Cons :
  • SNAPS EASILY ... youll break it if you place it in ur back pack or if you sat on it. =]
  • RUINS THE TRADITION of making BIG HEAVY Graduation Magazines
  • WHY in the world would i save it in a disc when I could put everything on the web and just ask people to read it from that very website!
  • NOT EVERYONE has a computer ya know...
  • WHAT the hell am i suppose to tell others when i exchange graduation magazines? They'll be giving me a book while I just give them a single CD ?!
well thats just my opinion,
dont go blabbing in school saying
my name and saying that I go against the idea of E-Booking.
The E-Book idea seems pretty great if you look at it from a save-the-environment perspective,
but for me, as much as I wanna do my part in GOING GREEN,
I still think that the Graduation Magazine should be a book and not a CD.


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  1. Wow... Go Green! I am also the one of the go green commanders... but for this time. I think that go green is not suit for this! I fully agree with your statements above... Doing in disc is really easy but do you guys think about the sponsors? If make in disc... the value has gone! Not really have much people want to sponsor yea... haha! If doing in disc maybe there will have a lot of copies out... I support doing in books!!


  2. oi mana boleh. sponser sudah bagi wang ler.

  3. I would advice the committee against the action of switching to E version. Yea the pros and cons stated above are true but too insignificant to be considered within the factor and reason of the transition. We have e books available today but why don't we see people choose them over real book? It's because book has something that are irreplacable by electronic one. We feel the weight of a book, we hold it in our hands and it feels so real. We feel the texture and contour of it, we enjoy flipping thru it occasionally, we love it being so bulky and hard.And of course, it all comes down to one word, FEEL.If you'd seen world's best seller novel, or a book on Laws, universities's advance studies' textbooks, classics, works by the masters, They are all bulky and huge, and they give us some typical feeling, feel of supremacy, royalty, highness, grandness, class.We place them on shelves and upon seeing them, this feelings rush in us immediately. Electronic version of books aforesaid lack of these elements. And the majority, if not all, will not bother to even view it on their screen. They might just leave the disc hidden in the drawer with others. While a book at least occupies larger space and thus looks more significant. And, to be frank, I don't see really good Malaysian graphic designer around, not to say in CLHS. To design something that is to be view on screen is totally distinct from designing a book. Plus you guys are still young and are not as capable as those professionals from Behance Network. So I don't expect people gets fascinated with the richness of esthetic design in your disc. I'm just stating the fact and my opinions as an ex-CLHS Kia and also a graphic designer. No hard feelings. We who originate from CLHS, shall accept only perfection and strive for the best. Do it and impress others, or kill it.


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