Something from a major #WIP. #SAM.

“아이폰의 롤링 샘”입니다.” Cecilia called out.
– The iPhone’s rolling Sam.

Sam stood at the bottom of the stairs, when a helical spring of a toy, “Slinky” came travelling down the steps.

Pause, why the video capture? Sam had this idea, it was a trick with the stretchy, bouncy Slinky, and Cecilia capturing it on her iPhone. Using Vine, a micro video-sharing app of about six seconds or more recording, owned by Twitter.

Evidently, everyone knows that the Slinky can travel down the steps, bouncing its way down in a periodical motion like it were somersaulting from one step to the next. But Sam had something new to demonstrate here. So, here the Slinky was travelling down the steps towards Sam, and when it reached halfway, Sam’s head began to shrink.

Like compress, reduce to a small deflating balloon. Like Beetlejuice’s head shrunk after angering a dead witch doctor.

But once the Slinky travelled through Sam’s head and over its neck, Sam de-shrunk back. With the Slinky now around its neck like brass coil rings worn by Northern Thailand Kayan women-termed as “long necks” or the “giraffe women”.

It lasted for a quick few seconds, but it was excitingly creative Cecilia thought. Even if she uploaded-which she was, and scored a several viral hits, she was going to term the video as CGI render. That way, Sam’s existence was intact, for now. It made sense, considering she was a graphics, game designer.

This was also the first time Sam was introduced to the springs to fame, Slinky. Sam’s memory storage bounced the thought of Jim Varney’s Slinky Dog of Toy Story.



“좋아, 왼쪽 위에 주먹을 마우스 오른쪽?”
– Right fist over left, ok?
Sam demonstrated. Cecilia nodded.

“여기 그것은 간다!”
– Here it goes!

Sam and Cecilia began dancing, in-sync with their moves. It was the international phenomenon of 2012 that took the world by storm, Gangnam Style. The whole of it, the horse-riding, right hand spinning, jumping Oppa moves. Both Sam and Cecilia even wore a designed t-shirt of the CD cover.

After having listened to the world-wide sensational music video, Gangnam Style by South Korean musician PSY. And even danced to the K-Pop single, exceeded 1 billion hits on YouTube, what came next?

. . .

Sam had an idea to follow this up with some Harlem Shake. Cecilia had never heard the original version, but liked the 30 seconds Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles’ #Supernatural version that paid a homage to the viral sensation. #SupernaturalShake. It was an instant favourite.

At first, Cecilia went dancing to the music track played on her iPod, with headphone jack removed, on loudspeakers. All three versions of the Samternates stood paused. Cecilia continued, and within a few seconds, the Samternates joined her. Along with Sam. Replicating the same concept as the original. This time, Cecilia was actually recording her comic humour dancing version of the same song. And she wandered whether to upload it to her YouTube channel, and even if she did, she felt it would be an instant viral sensation.

Cecilia knew that someday, maybe someday she’d upload it and enjoy the many LIKE and SHARE button hits to social networks such as Facebook. Tweeted and retweeted on Twitter.

만약 1 억 조회 수에 도달?
– What if it reached 1 billion hits?…

Probably not, she winked away the thought. She felt this was quite a thing a teenager would be enjoying. At 26, it wasn’t her kind of thing. But it made her feel good despite so.

“그건… 아주 좋은 샘.” Cecilia smiled.
– That was… Quite nice, Sam.

“모든 데이빗 보위?” Sam was curious
– Do you do any David Bowie?

“아, 당신은 데이빗 보위 팬… 샘 싶은 것?”
– Ah, you’re a David Bowie fan… What would Sam like?

. . .

And she was singing through a microphone. She took it slowly and calmly. A little hesitant because she had never song to anything, only hummed out lyrics. And she began to get into the mood of the music track.

기차 도착 했다/ Potzdamer 광장에서/
당신은 몰 랐 어/ 내가 할 수 있는

Had to get the train/ From Potzdamer platz/
You never knew that/ That I could do that

Sam requested Cecilia to sing, yes! Apply her vocals to Art-Rock icon David Bowies 66th Birthday announced, 24th studio album, The Next Day. Her Korean cover version of the title track. Her earlier favourite being, #TheManWhoSoldTheWorld, the title track. Sam was recording and also proving instrumental background score. It was also being recorded on Cecilia’s iPad, via GarageBand. She could upload this version to YouTube too.

Sam recalled viewing a cover version of “Tik Tok” by K-Pop singer, 김여희 — Kim Yeo-Hee (a.k.a Applegirl) on YouTube. #Ke$ha song. She had created the music/Vlog on GarageBand using both an iPhone and iPad 2.