song: Kaulah segalanya (You're my everything)
singer: Hazrul Nizam
Since Slide.com no longer permit the embedding of Youtube videos to their slide shows (...since Google's acquisition of Slide.com??), I had a rough time trying to find a slide maker that could embed songs for my personal project - a birthday video (present) for my son. Sampai tak tidur malam dibuatnya. Buat assignment pun tak macam ni... Kui! Kui! Kui! After experimenting endlessly with a few free slidemakers and googling (the irony of it...), I finally found the so-call slide maker in the form of Picasa 3 (which was right under my nose all the time! Grr!!!). After successfully putting together the slide cum video project, another headache: couldn't straightaway upload it to Blogger via Picasa. Frust betul!! After a few more rounds of troubleshooting, googling and youtubing, in the end I managed to upload my video to this blog. Alhamdulillah :). Not as easy as it used to be with Slide.com but at least I learnt a LOT of things:
#1 Perseverence in the face of adversity. Don't easily give up!
#2 Patiently troubleshoot using whatever resources you have at hand (in my case: Google and Youtube). Do-it-yourself first before asking for help. You would be surprise with your capabilities and creativity!
#3 Lastly, kalau tak boleh jugak, seek advice from the expert, techie, husband :) ... whoever that can help you solve the problem. It's also good to pray for some divine intervention. Always helps :)
If only I'm all this charged-up when I'm doing my research.... Huhuhu! :P.
On a positive note, I might even do a Youtube Picasa video upload tutorial to help bloggers who faced the same problem. Online publishing, here I come!! (If I have the time that is... :)).
In the meantime enjoy my labour of love :). For those who know Malay, you'll know that this song is not exactly about a mother's love... hehehe! However, I feel the melody of the song suits this project. I can still remember how I was terpana (awed??) when I first heard the song being delivered by the little-known singer, Hazrul, at a glitzy Malaysian TV Award Show in 2006...
Hope you enjoy it too :)!