Brian Manifold CD Giveaway & Photobook Project

December 10, 2009 at 11:36 pm 134 comments


Join Wacky Cashew's Brian Manifold CD Giveaway & Photobook Project!! =D
Join Wacky Cashew's Brian Manifold CD Giveaway & Photobook Project!! =D

Join Wacky Cashew's Brian Manifold CD Giveaway & Photobook Project!! =D

Join Wacky Cashew's Brian Manifold CD Giveaway & Photobook Project!! =D

PART A) CD GIVEAWAY – A chance to win Brian’s Manifold album! 4 CDs for 4 categories!
– UPDATE (2010-02-19): Water bottles for runners-up have arrived!! =D

PART B) PHOTOBOOK PROJECT – Manifold Fan Photos & “Fighting” Messages for Brian
UPDATED Manifold Fan Photos section again (2010-01-27)



Brian Manifold CD Giveaway & Photobook Project Promo Clip


I have purchased 5 copies of Brian’s 2nd solo album, Manifold – 1 for me and 4 for this contest. ^^

To help promote Brian’s 2nd solo album, Manifold, and to show him how much we love him. =D

1st Place: Brian’s 2nd Solo Album, Manifold

* Winners/runners-up will appear in the first two spots in each section of the photobook (PART B of project).


There are 4 categories (please see below). When you are ready to submit, e-mail the following information to me:

Subject: Brian Contest – ____________________ (fill in the category/categories you’re submitting)

First Name, Last Name:
Location (City, Country):

Please include the direct links for each of your submissions. Attachments are only allowed for Lyrics.
If entering more than one category, please send everything in ONE e-mail.

Deadline for all submissions: Sunday, January 31, 2010 Sunday, February 14, 2010
– The prizes are official Brian Manifold albums (no posters since they didn’t come with the CDs)
– Anyone can enter; no exceptions
4 categories: Graphic Art, Traditional Art, Writing, Video
You can submit for ALL the categories, but only ONCE per category
– Only one prize per person
– All entries must be related to Brian and Manifold in some way
– All entries that do not follow the details outlined below will be disregarded
– Please name your file(s) with your real name and country
* Examples:
Jane Brown, Canada.jpg
Jane Brown, Canada.txt
Jane Brown, Canada.avi


1. Graphic Art
– Fanart done on computer
– Style/Theme has to be Manifold
– Any images of Brian can be used
– Please use good-quality images
– Can be portrait or landscape
– File must be 300 pixels/inch resolution
– Size of graphic must be no larger than 2267 x 1663 pixels (7.5″ x 5.5″) and no smaller than 1800 x 1200 pixels (6″ x 4″)
* I know this is quite huge for graphics, but it’s because I need to print them later. These are guidelines and you can use any dimensions that fall in between.
– Save the file as: Your Name, Country
Upload file to:
– Fill out the entry form above and e-mail me the direct link to your file
– Formats accepted: JPG, PNG, PDF

2. Traditional Art
– Fanart done by hand; can be drawn, painted, etc.
– Style/Theme has to be Manifold
– No graphic manipulation allowed
– Can be portrait or landscape
– Use a full size white page for your artwork (e.g., 8 1/2″ x 11″ or A4 paper)
– Scan at 300dpi resolution
– Save the file as: Your Name, Country
Upload file to:
– Fill out the entry form above and e-mail me the direct link to your file
– Formats accepted: JPG, PNG, PDF

3. Writing – Lyrics / Short Stories / Poetry

>> Lyrics
– Write lyrics to any of the songs on Brian’s 2nd Solo Album, Manifold
– All lyrics must be in English
– Lyrics can be to the full song or a selected part
* If writing only a selected part, you must clearly indicate which part by listing the time of the segment in the song (e.g., 1:35-2:46)
* Full lyrics will be more favoured than part lyrics when judging
– Parody lyrics are welcomed
– If submitting a song that Brian has already sung an English version of (namely tracks 11-13 & the respective tracks 8, 10, 7), the lyrics must be completely DIFFERENT from the original with the exception of the parts that were in English to begin with in the Korean version of the songs

>> Short Stories / Poetry
– Write a short story / poem that relates to any of the songs on Brian’s 2nd Solo Album, Manifold
– All short stories / poems must be in English
– Keep the short story / poem to ONE page typed, single-spaced, size 12 font

– If there is any extra information that you want to include, such as why you picked the song or what inspired you to write the lyrics/short story/poem, please feel free to do so =)
– Any submissions deemed to be plagiarizing someone else’s work will be disqualified
– Save the file as: Your Name, Country
– Fill out the entry form above and e-mail me the file as an attachment
– Formats accepted: TXT (Notepad), DOC (Microsoft Word)

4. Video
– Record a video of you performing any of the songs on Brian’s 2nd Solo Album, Manifold
– You can sing, dance, play an instrument, or even do a parody of the “My Girl” music video
* If you’re performing an English cover that you have written, please include the lyrics
* If you’re doing something related to the “My Girl” music video, please ensure it is tasteful and appropriate (i.e., rated PG-13)

– If you are camera-shy, please use appropriate still image(s) for your video
– Ensure your video is good quality by filming at the highest resolution possible
– Save the file as: Your Name, Country
Upload file to: or AND YouTube
* Please do not make your YouTube video private because there is a limit on the number of views
* Please title your YouTube video with:
Wacky Cashew’s Brian Manifold CD Giveaway + anything else you want
* Please tag your YouTube video with:
Brian, Fly to the Sky, FTTS, Manifold, CD giveaway + anything else you want

– Fill out the entry form above and e-mail me BOTH your original file link AND YouTube link
– Formats accepted: AVI, MPG, WMV
* AVI is preferred as this is the best format to put on DVD

The names of winners/runners-up will be announced as soon as judging has properly taken place. I will judge all the submissions along with my fellow Cashewmaniakpop helpers. ^^ Thereafter, I will contact all the winners for your address to send you the Manifold album. Prizes will be mailed as soon as possible after I get all the addresses and have a chance to get the necessary packaging materials and go to the post office. You will be notified after your prize has been sent.



I plan to make a photobook for Brian with all the contest entries and put the videos on DVD. That is why I need high-quality files/scans of the artwork and the original video files. ^^ For the Writing entries, I will pretty up the text to put in the book. =D Winners/runners-up will appear in the first two spots in each section of the book.

In addition, I want to include photos of fans showing their support for Manifold as well as “fighting” messages for Brian.

To show Brian that we fully support his 2nd solo album, Manifold, by buying it, and to give him encouragement. ^^


There are 2 components (please see below). When you are ready to submit, e-mail the following information to me:

Subject: Brian Photobook

First Name, Last Name:
Location (City, Country):
Direct link to picture (use
Message (30 words or less):

Deadline for all submissions: Sunday, January 31, 2010 Sunday, February 14, 2010
– Only one picture per person/group of people
– All pictures need to be in the ORIGINAL size from your digital camera; please do not resize or do any touch-ups with Photoshop
– Please name your picture file with your real name and country
* Example: Jane Brown, Canada.jpg
– Include a “fighting” message for Brian that is 30 words or less
– All inappropriate pictures and messages will be disregarded


1. Manifold Fan Photos
– Submit a digital picture of yourself (or with friends) holding a copy of the Manifold album(s) that you bought
– UPDATES: Alternatively, you can submit a digital picture of yourself (or with friends) that you have taken with Brian himself or of Brian at an event that you attended; OR you can make a sign for Brian and take a pic with it
* Picture must belong to you (or your friends); do NOT use a fan-taken photo that does NOT belong to you!!
* Picture can be landscape (horizontal) or portrait (vertical)
* Digital cameras should be 3.5 megapixels or above to ensure that the picture resolution will be good enough for print

– Rename the file as: Your Name, Country
Upload file to:
– Fill out the entry form above and e-mail me the direct link to your file
– Format accepted: JPG

2. “Fighting” Messages for Brian
– Write a “fighting” (encouraging) message for Brian to show your support for Manifold
– Keep the message to 30 words or less; if limit is exceeded, your message will be edited
– All messages must be in English
– Fill out the entry form above and write the message directly in the e-mail




Q: What timezone does the deadline refer to?
A: Just submit by the end of the day on Sunday, January 31, 2010 Sunday, February 14, 2010 in your own timezone is fine.



Q: Can I take a digital picture of my artwork instead of scanning it?
A: No, a digital picture of the artwork will not be as clear as a scan of the artwork itself, and will not look good printed.

Q: Can I scan my artwork at a lower resolution than 300dpi?
A: I prefer at least 300dpi due to print quality. If you must, I will accept 200dpi but nothing lower.

Q: Can I upload my scanned image to another site besides
A: I prefer imageshack because you can easily obtain the direct link to the image, there is no resizing, and it can handle large file sizes. However, if you feel the need to use another site, it is fine as long as the image does NOT get resized by default (which can happen on some hosting sites) and I can view the image properly.

Q: Can my short story / poem be longer than one page and can I use a smaller size font?
A: No, please adhere to the rules because each entry will just take up one page in the book, and the text needs to be big enough to be legible when printed in the book.

Q: Can I upload my video to another site besides or
A: I prefer either one of those because they are the fastest for me to download from and I usually don’t have any problems with the files.

Q: How will I know you have received my submission(s)?
A: I will e-mail back every participant who enters to let him/her know that I have received the submission(s). If I have any problems viewing your submission(s), I will inform you.

Q: Can I submit for more than one category?
A: Absolutely! But only ONCE per category. ^^

Q: What does it really mean for the style/theme to be Manifold?
A: Since this album is mostly based on upbeat dance/club songs, this is the style/theme. So, any related thoughts or ideas and emotions can be used (e.g., dark, sexy, sensual, hot, fun, exciting, provocative, intoxicating, mysterious, alluring, groovy, funky, etc.). Also, the black/red or part-coloured/part-black-&-white look that Brian has in the CD pictures.

Q: I’ve already gotten a copy of Manifold, but I’d like to join this contest anyway so my work(s) will be part of the photobook/DVD. Is this ok?
A: Yes, that’s fine. ^^ But in the event that you’re one of the category winners, instead of giving you the Manifold album, maybe we can negotiate a substitute prize. For example, a Brian poster or a suitable Brian-related alternative that I can afford. =P

Q: What happens if the same person is the winner for more than one category?
A: If this happens, then the judges will decide between the runners-up for the particular categories as to who will receive the album.

Q: When will the winners/runners-up be announced?
A: As soon as the judges have had the chance to go over all the submissions thoroughly. Judging may take longer if there are many entries. We also work full-time, so we ask for your patience and understanding. ^^

Q: Will we get to see all the entries after the contest is over?
A: I will try to figure out a way to post all the entries after the contest is over. It might take quite some time to organize though. So again, please be patient. ^^ But I will definitely post at least the entries of the winners/runners-up.



Q: Can I submit more than one picture?
A: No, please just submit one picture. I do not want to be responsible for deciding which picture to use in the end. XD

Q: Do I have to take the picture by myself?
A: No, you can take the picture with friends if you like. =)

Q: Do I have to show my face in the picture?
A: It is preferred so Brian can see you. =P However, if you’re camera-shy, you can hold the album in front of your face or hide yourself in some way when you take the picture. But please ensure that the Manifold album can be clearly seen.

Q: Can I resize the picture and/or touch it up on Photoshop or another photo-editing program?
A: No, please keep the picture in original form. I will do all the resizing, etc. at the end because all the pictures submitted need to be uniform.

Q: Can I use a picture of Brian that I found taken by another fan on some website?
A: NO!! Do NOT use a fan-taken photo that does NOT belong to you!! If you submit one, I will not include it in the photobook.

Q: Can I upload my picture to another site besides
A: I prefer imageshack because you can easily obtain the direct link to the image, there is no resizing, and it can handle large file sizes. However, if you feel the need to use another site, it is fine as long as the image does NOT get resized by default (which can happen on some hosting sites) and I can view the image properly.

Q: Can my message for Brian be longer than 30 words?
A: I do not mind 1-2 words over the limit for the sentence to make sense. Please just try to adhere to the limit as much as possible since I’m hoping many fans will submit. If everyone writes an essay, I cannot accommodate all the messages. =P

Q: Do I have to submit for both the Manifold Fan Photo and “Fighting” Message components?
A: Yes, I prefer that you submit for both components.
i. If for some reason, you cannot get the Manifold album yet but wish to participate in the “Fighting” Message component, please e-mail me the message for Brian and provide a brief explanation (e.g., still saving up to buy it, can’t purchase online & waiting for it to be available at local stores, shipping of CD from online site is after the deadline, etc.).
ii. If for some reason, you do not want to include a “Fighting” Message and just want to submit a Manifold Fan Photo, that’s fine.

Q: Can I add some Korean words to my message?
A: Simple Korean words/phrases that I can understand such as saranghae, hwaiting/fighting, jjang, etc. are fine. But no long Korean phrases or sentences allowed. To protect Brian, I will not include anything that I do not understand in case the content is inappropriate/offensive.

Q: I already joined the CD GIVEAWAY, can I still participate in the PHOTOBOOK PROJECT?
A: Yes, definitely!! =D

Q: I didn’t join the CD GIVEAWAY, can I just participate in the PHOTOBOOK PROJECT?
A: Yes, of course!! XD

Q: How will I know you have received my submission?
A: I will e-mail back every participant to let him/her know that I have received the submission. If I have any problems viewing/understanding your submission, I will inform you.

Q: Will we get to see the photobook when it is completed?
A: I will try to take some pictures of the photobook when it’s done. Please don’t expect this to be anytime soon because it will take quite some time to actually do up all the pages of the book. Then, I have to get it printed and shipped to me, etc. But I will provide some shots of the cover and sample pages. I will not zoom in on any of your photos or messages to protect your privacy. Only Brian will see and read everything. XD

Q: How do we know when the photobook has been sent to Brian?
A: I will announce here on my blog once it’s been sent to Brian. I won’t know exactly when till I have finished the book and have it in my hands. =P Once I get it, I will get it packaged and go to the post office as soon as possible. Since the deadline for the project is the end of January has been extended till mid-February, this most likely won’t happen till February or March. Thanks for your patience. ^^


Please help spread the word so this contest & photobook project will be a major success!!! =D I will be advertising this on soompi forums and with other fans’ help at various Brian or Fly to the Sky sites/communities. When posting at other sites/forums/cafes or even your own blog, please direct people to my blog post for the details:

For any sites that are helping to advertise this contest, please let me know so I can thank you guys here. =P

If you’d like to help advertise this project, please use the following. Feel free to make your own b-set and share it here. =D It’d be much appreciated!! <333

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If you have any questions or comments, you can post them here. ^^ You can also reach me at:



Brianjoomusic Forum
Fly to the Sky Philippines Blog
Fly to the Sky Lover Blog
HHNBMEDIA Live Journal
SARANGiNGAYO (Brazilian K-pop Site)
Whitneyy & Courtneyy’s Blog
Scrolls of Rini Sholida
Big Bang Fansite


UPDATES (2010-03-07)


1. Graphic Art
Entries submitted so far: 12

2. Traditional Art
Entries submitted so far: 7

3. Writing – Lyrics / Short Stories / Poetry
Entries submitted so far: 8

4. Video
Entries submitted so far: 5


1. Manifold Fan Photos
Entries submitted so far: 17

2. “Fighting” Messages for Brian
Entries submitted so far: 43


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  • 1. Jasmine ^_^  |  December 11, 2009 at 12:12 am

    wow this project is extremely cool

    • 2. wackycashew  |  December 11, 2009 at 1:26 am

      Hope you can join in some way, Jasmine! ❤

  • 3. tortyserox  |  December 11, 2009 at 9:32 am

    wow. i tynk i,ll take part in the photobook project!

    • 4. wackycashew  |  December 11, 2009 at 9:37 am

      Yes, please!! *huggles Joyce* 😛

  • 5. mimi  |  December 13, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    wah~ I definitely want to take part on this D:
    I’m still looking for good quality pics but in case I do find them it’s prob I’ll join the graphic art…~ I’ll try my best.

    • 6. wackycashew  |  December 13, 2009 at 9:59 pm

      Thanks, mimi. Looking forward to your submission! 😀

  • 7. Alyssa Vang  |  December 13, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    Where do we write the fighting message? Like, on a paper or on a word document. I’m confused. I really wanna do this.

    • 8. wackycashew  |  December 14, 2009 at 12:28 am

      Hi Alyssa! Thanks for your interest in the project. Oh, you just need to send me the fighting message in an e-mail. No need to do the paper or word document. Just type directly in the e-mail and send it to me. 😀 Looking forward to your submission!

  • 9. bibi  |  December 14, 2009 at 3:34 am

    I’ll take part in the project once I get my hands on my copy 😀

    • 10. wackycashew  |  December 14, 2009 at 4:45 pm

      Thank you so much!! =D I’m waiting for my copies to arrive as well. Heehee~

  • 11. Sherry  |  December 15, 2009 at 7:13 am

    oooh! Seems like a very cool project! lol i’ll try and see if i can find enough time to make a superlicious something for the project! ❤

    Cashew hwaiting!

    • 12. wackycashew  |  December 15, 2009 at 4:10 pm

      Thanks, Sherry! That’d be awesome!! Haha~ I love how you wrote “superlicious”!! XD

      I love cashews. *lol*

  • 13. Sherry  |  December 16, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    lol yes, me and my silly english… btw, do you know how hard it is to express “manifold”? O.o” i’ve been wacking my brains and i still don’t exactly get what it is and how to depict it…

    • 14. wackycashew  |  December 17, 2009 at 1:34 am

      Haha~ Ummm… I guess the word “manifold” itself refers to having many kinds of things. So, I guess the album is a good mix of songs and the different ways he expresses himself? *lol* This album is supposed to represent who he is after all. XD As for the style or concept, Brian seems to have the club vibe going as that’s the main theme. So, anything that you can think of that is related in some way will be fine. =D

  • 15. cherry  |  December 17, 2009 at 4:28 am

    hey ya! this project is really,really awesome. <. the summary wasn't that necessary but i thought it would be better if i include it just for your reference ^^ is that okay? i can keep it back to one page if its inconvenient ^^;
    thank you! ^^

  • 16. cherry  |  December 17, 2009 at 4:32 am

    oops oops something went wrong with my comment. i’ll have to double post again ^^;
    i’m taking part in the 3rd category,the lyrics part to be exact,& right now i’m done with them,but i’ve sort of written a summary of the story potrayed in the lyrics & it seems like its taking about 2 pages.
    the summary wasn’t that necessary but i thought it’d be better if i include it just for your reference ^^;
    is that okay? i can keep it back to one page if its inconvenient ^^;
    thank you! ^^

    p/s:i’m so so sorry for double posting~

    • 17. wackycashew  |  December 17, 2009 at 3:54 pm

      Hey Cherry! No worries. =D Sure, keep the summary. I’ll keep it for my reference for now. The lyrics will be included in the photobook for sure. As for the summary, I’ll see if there’s enough space to fit it in; maybe a part of it if not the whole thing. I’ll have to read it first to know. XD Thanks so much for joining!! 😀

  • 18. Nazakawa Sadako  |  December 17, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    I wanna participate :O

    I love Brian *——–*

    But I really don’t know what to do XD

    Thanks, Lisa *-*

    • 19. wackycashew  |  December 18, 2009 at 12:18 am

      Hi Sadako!

      Did you have a chance to read through everything? ^^ You can join the contest in the 4 categories listed to win a Brian CD.

      If you don’t want to do that part, you can do PART B. I’m collecting pictures of fans holding their Manifold album as well as messages to encourage Brian. 😀 The message part is the easiest and will only take you a few minutes. =P

      Hope you can join in some way! ❤

  • 20. Pyori  |  December 19, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    OO i’ve always seen Brian’s picture/contest thing on the side…
    BUT never had a chance to check it out, HAHA !
    well today’s the day, and I am~
    this looks really exctiting, and since I’m officially off school this makes things much better !
    I would really like to participate, though not too sure on which category xD
    HMMMMM the Brian CD seems really good, as of reviews i’ve heard on it.

    • 21. Pyori  |  December 19, 2009 at 11:32 pm

      I’ve decided, i’ll probably be entering :
      3. Writing – Lyrics / Short Stories / Poetry

      • 22. wackycashew  |  December 20, 2009 at 2:16 am

        Pyori, the Brian CD is AWESOME!! I’m not just saying that cuz I’m a Brian fan. He’s gotten a lot of positive reviews. Heehee~ =D Thanks so much for participating! Looking forward to your entry. 😀 And enjoy the holidays! ❤

  • 23. COURTNEYY  |  December 27, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    i’ll beeeee doing part B.
    along with my sister and mom!

    now i just need to find time to take those pictures of us and manifold~! ^^

    hwaiting, lisa! ^^

    • 24. wackycashew  |  December 27, 2009 at 6:52 pm

      Thanks so much, Court!! You and your whole family have been awesome!! *huggles* Can’t wait for your pics. Scribble some messages as well. Teehee! <333

  • 25. AmyAsh  |  December 30, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    I’ll probably be entering the graphic art contest one. Since my forté is photoshop. XD

    • 26. wackycashew  |  December 30, 2009 at 9:55 pm

      Awesome! Can’t wait to see your entry!! 😛

  • 27. san  |  January 9, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    this is definitely a good project… and this is not easy to join.. but i really love brian and want his album so i think i’ll enter meself… but only in the arts department. hihi ^^

    thank you for a wonderful project,,, he seems to be struggling this past few weeks and this will definitely lift brian’s spirits up.

    • 28. wackycashew  |  January 10, 2010 at 1:26 am

      I hope you can join!! 😀 It’d mean a lot to him. I tried to have a bit of variety in the contest portion. And fans who have the album already can join by taking pics and writing messages. So, there’s something for everyone. Heehee~ ^^

      For sure… It hasn’t been smooth sailing for Manifold, so this will definitely bring a smile to his face. 😛

  • 29. SC  |  January 11, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Hello! I’m planning on joining this but I’d like to know something first. You’ve pointed out that for the short story it’ is to be ONE page typed, does this mean it has to be a FULL one page story or is a paragraph or two welcomed?

    • 30. wackycashew  |  January 12, 2010 at 4:02 pm

      Hello! That’s awesome! 😀 A paragraph of two is fine. ^^ I just don’t want people to go OVER the one page typed. That’s the limit. =P

      • 31. SC  |  January 12, 2010 at 10:24 pm

        Ohhh ok I was wondering if it was a minimum or maximum but I understand now thank you!

  • 32. nhi  |  January 11, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    hi, i was just wondering for the CD giveaway part 2. traditional art. if i were to look at a picture of Brian from his cd and draw that would that be ok and allowable???

    • 33. wackycashew  |  January 12, 2010 at 4:03 pm

      Hi there! Of course! 😀 Any hand-drawn art falls under this category. ^^ Looking forward to your submission. =)

  • 34. kluff  |  January 14, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    oh my gosh. …… CAN I JOIN?!
    =/ but i don’t know waht to do i can only write. shortstory/poem.
    -racks brain-
    hopefully ill think of something for brian by the month end.
    i lovee manifold album 😀

    • 35. wackycashew  |  January 15, 2010 at 4:18 pm

      Of course you can join! ^^ Hope you will find time to submit a written piece. Heehee~ 😀 Yes, I love Manifold as well. It’s really awesome!

  • 36. Sherry  |  January 16, 2010 at 6:44 am

    Happy January 16th! XD

    sorry, just felt like doing that… can’t wait to see the other thingies… we DO get to see them, don’t we?

    • 37. wackycashew  |  January 16, 2010 at 2:51 pm

      Hi Sherry!

      Ummm… By “other thingies”, you mean this project or you mean the 2PM project? XD I will have side gifts for both projects and I will post pics of everything and write a proper blog post when it’s all done. 😀

      • 38. Sherry  |  January 17, 2010 at 2:16 pm

        Hullo! lol by other thingies i mean the other entries =”D
        But putting online pics of everything is good ❤

        • 39. wackycashew  |  January 17, 2010 at 6:52 pm

          Oh, I see. 😀 I’ll try to find some way to post the other entries once the contest is over & winners are announced, etc. ^^ I’ll post pics of the photobook as well once it’s done, but that’ll take some time.

  • 40. nhi  |  January 24, 2010 at 3:45 am

    lol i see that you probably haven’t updated the submission count for the cd give away yet. just please don’t forget my submission! lol XD XD XD

    • 41. wackycashew  |  January 24, 2010 at 10:11 am

      Hey Nhi!

      No, I haven’t had time. =( I’ve been away from my comp. most of this week. Will update soon when I have a chance. ^^ Don’t worry. I won’t forget you. ^^

  • 42. nhi  |  January 24, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    understandable! so no worries! 🙂

  • 43. oppas' love  |  January 24, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    i’m trying to find piano sheet music or guitar chords for the video part of the contest. if i can find a background track that would be great too… i just can’t find any. i’m gonna sing tears run dry, but i would prefer to play it myself and i only have the whole song (as in with brian singing and everything). do you think you could help me with this? o and i was thinking for the dvd, if enough people submit, you could put the entire album on the dvd so it’s almost “our own”. =) thanks for the contest!

    • 44. wackycashew  |  January 26, 2010 at 12:32 am

      Hi Qiuyin,

      I tried searching for the piano score as well, but no luck so far. =( So, I’m not sure how I can help. I’ll try to ask around… Do you know anyone who can “make” a nice, clean instrumental from the original track?

      You’re most welcome! ^^

      • 45. oppa' love  |  January 26, 2010 at 6:17 pm

        no… i think i might just have to sing along to the original which already has singing… thank you so much! and if you can find guitar chords that would be great as well. i also made a fan sign today so i hope to get a picture in soon as well! sorry that i’m submitting my message and picture separately… =)

        • 46. wackycashew  |  January 26, 2010 at 7:55 pm

          No problem at all. Actually, if you’re singing over the original, then just use something like Goldwave to do a vocal cut. That way, Brian’s voice won’t be as obvious if you were singing close to the mic and just using the song as background music. ^^

          • 47. oppas' love  |  January 27, 2010 at 7:51 pm

            ok! but i’ve never actually used something like that, but i’ll try! thanks so much! ^^ o and my parents don’t want me to get a youtube channel… is it ok if i just send a direct link? sorry there’s so much i can’t get… =)

            • 48. wackycashew  |  January 27, 2010 at 8:15 pm

              that’s fine. i can upload it to my account later. not a problem. =)

              • 49. oppas' love  |  January 28, 2010 at 5:00 pm

                thanks so much! i’m working on it now!

                • 50. wackycashew  |  January 29, 2010 at 3:05 pm

                  Looking forward to it! =D

  • 51. nhi  |  January 25, 2010 at 7:02 pm


    • 52. wackycashew  |  January 26, 2010 at 12:34 am

      Haha… Yeah, got to make one last night. Will update again soon. Got some more fighting messages. ^^V

  • 53. sanoj  |  January 27, 2010 at 1:16 am

    i’m still waiting for his release here in PHil sometime in February. i’ll be getting a copy for sure! fighting!

    good luck in the the project! i haven’t gotten around to finishing my drawing.. TT-TT…

    • 54. wackycashew  |  January 27, 2010 at 1:32 am

      I heard about him releasing in various countries. ^^ That’s awesome!

      Do you think you will finish your drawing soon? I really would like to see more traditional art. Heehee~ I don’t mind pushing back the deadline to have more entries.

  • 55. Sherry  |  January 27, 2010 at 10:47 am

    How I would love to do a traditional art as well… .>”

    Looks like quite a lot of fighting messages! =D

    • 56. wackycashew  |  January 27, 2010 at 6:59 pm

      Awww… Thanks Sherry. ❤

      Yes, I'm trying to convince people to do that at least since it requires the least amount of time. =P I think more people would be willing to do that.

  • 57. nhi  |  January 27, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    GASPS another traditional art has been submitted! =O i’m scared now LOL XDDD

    • 58. wackycashew  |  January 28, 2010 at 2:20 am

      Haha~ To be honest, I’m waiting to see what the final # of entries would be. I just might combine the two art ones in the end if there aren’t all that many, and free up a CD for a best all-around runner-up. Same thing with the video category… I guess I’ll have to wait and see. =)

  • 59. MTC  |  January 28, 2010 at 12:15 am

    Hi wackycashew!!! I will be joining in your contest
    and the project. I will send you my fils asap =)

    • 60. wackycashew  |  January 28, 2010 at 2:20 am

      Hi MTC! Woohoo!! Thank you!! 😀

  • 61. Jen  |  January 28, 2010 at 7:19 am

    Hey I had written a short story but lost it would you mind extending the dealine a little? I’d really like to re-do my entry and try something for the photobook too but I don’t want to rush it so it looks bad :\

    • 62. wackycashew  |  January 28, 2010 at 3:16 pm

      Sure, Jen! Thanks for your interest in the project. ^^ I plan to extend the project for a couple of weeks. I’ll update the original post when I have a chance. =)

  • 63. TIMELESS  |  January 29, 2010 at 5:26 am

    hiii (: i was just wondering, will you be extending the deadline? i’d really like to enter but im not sure if i’ll make it in time! ^__^” do let me know 😀

    • 64. wackycashew  |  January 29, 2010 at 3:05 pm

      Hi there! Yes, I plan to extend the deadline by two weeks. I’ll update the first post now. Thanks for your interest! 😀

      • 65. TIMELESS  |  January 29, 2010 at 9:53 pm

        YAY! Awesome 😀 Shall work on it now 😀

  • 66. 9095  |  January 30, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    In the PHOTOBOOK PROJECT can I just take a photo of myself with a sign; even if I don’t have one with the album or one with Brian on it?

    • 67. wackycashew  |  January 31, 2010 at 12:08 am

      Yup, sure can. Make a funny/encouraging sign for Brian and take a pic with it for your photo submission. ^^ Thanks!!

  • 68. PVC Sadistic  |  January 31, 2010 at 11:47 am

    I will be submitting traditional art, watch out~ ;] good luck to everyone participating~ can’t wait to see the results!

    • 69. wackycashew  |  January 31, 2010 at 6:23 pm

      Woohoo!! Can’t wait for your submission then. Thanks for joining! 😀

  • 70. mekajiki  |  February 1, 2010 at 1:03 am

    ^^ I’ve just sent u my artwork as the name ngocthu_hoang… keke… of coz ‘traditional art’ :D~~

    thanks for extending the deadline~~

    • 71. wackycashew  |  February 2, 2010 at 12:26 am

      Thanks so much for participating, NgocThu!! 😀

      You’re most welcome! ^^ Hope more people can join!

  • 72. XxAzianxPridexX  |  February 1, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Ahh! I forgot to put a title for my short story I submit. Will that be okay or you take off points?

    • 73. wackycashew  |  February 2, 2010 at 12:26 am

      I won’t take off points. Haha~ Did you want to add a title? ^^

      • 74. XxAzianxPridexX  |  February 2, 2010 at 2:56 pm

        well not really because I can’t really come up with one.

        • 75. wackycashew  |  February 2, 2010 at 3:23 pm

          No worries then. Let’s just leave it untitled. =D

  • 76. wackycashew  |  February 2, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    OK, everyone! I have decided that runners-up will get prizes, too!! Not the Manifold album, but it’s still something special. Well, I think it is anyway. Haha~ 😉

    I actually wanted to give out prizes for the runners-up from the beginning. But the original idea I had (I ♥ Brian towels) did not work out because that is something exclusive to a Korean fan site. So, I’ve been thinking of other ideas. I just came across something recently and I think it’d be a pretty nifty prize for the runners-up. Heehee~ Stay tuned for more info. ^^V I’m keeping it a secret for now and will announce it in a few days. XD

    • 77. Shawn  |  February 2, 2010 at 4:03 pm

      Whoa that’s really sweet of you cashew!! Will there be a 2nd and 3rd place runner up or just 2nd place?

      • 78. wackycashew  |  February 2, 2010 at 8:57 pm

        Just 2nd place, Shawn. Wish I can give out more, but I’m pretty squeezed out of $$ these days. XD

    • 79. mimi  |  February 2, 2010 at 6:58 pm

      can’t wait to see ~ ❤ good luck everyone

      and thanks again for such an amazing project! ^^~

      • 80. wackycashew  |  February 2, 2010 at 8:59 pm

        You’re most welcome, Mimi. I’m happy to do this for Brian. 😛

    • 81. oppas' love  |  February 3, 2010 at 6:04 pm

      that’s awesome! my video should be done soon… but are you going to combine the catagories?

      • 82. wackycashew  |  February 3, 2010 at 7:10 pm

        At this point, no. Because I’ve received more entries. ^^V Heehee~

        • 83. oppas' love  |  February 4, 2010 at 7:59 pm

          that’s great! hope mine’s good enough… =)

          • 84. wackycashew  |  February 5, 2010 at 3:14 pm

            No worries… I’m just happy that people are participating. 😀

  • 85. Sherry  |  February 2, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Lol! so many ppl entering the contest now! i’m getting scared XD
    but Lisa, you’re getting us too exited with all your prizes and everything! For me to be able to show Brian my support already is a prize! ❤

    • 86. wackycashew  |  February 2, 2010 at 9:01 pm

      Heya Sherry! Awww… Don’t be scared. It’s better to have more entries, no? I don’t want Brian to get a photobook with 2 pages or something. Hahaha~ That’d look so sad. XD That’s so sweet of you. ❤ I love Brian fans!! Heehee~

  • 87. kluff  |  February 2, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    OMGSH ❤

    • 88. wackycashew  |  February 2, 2010 at 9:03 pm

      Yes, I did. I wanted more fans to have the chance to join. 😀 Write away!! *giggles* =P

  • 89. Waah  |  February 4, 2010 at 12:10 am

    ‘*Deadline EXTENDED to: February 14, 2010!!!’
    i’ll try to learn my girl’s steps this sunday 😀

    • 90. wackycashew  |  February 4, 2010 at 12:50 am

      That’d be awesome!! I really need more video entries. 😛 Teehee~ Hwaiting!!

  • 91. nhi  |  February 4, 2010 at 12:37 am

    WHOA!!!!! submission count number is ROLLING!!! gahhhh i’m getting nervous!!! lol XD kahhhhhh! lol.

    and wow that’s really nice of you Cashew! for runner up prizes too!

    • 92. wackycashew  |  February 4, 2010 at 12:52 am

      Hey Nhi! Yeah, I’m glad the ball’s finally picking up. XD And more people are helping with spreading the word. ^^V

      Awww… You’re most welcome. ❤ I'm quite excited about the runners-up prizes. 😛

  • 93. Arlene  |  February 4, 2010 at 2:08 am

    since I just found out about it today via twitter x]
    gonna get my entry done after finals 😡
    I have a question though; for the fan photos, what if we don’t have a Manifold album yet? I can do that alternative right? [:

    • 94. wackycashew  |  February 4, 2010 at 3:35 pm

      Hi Arlene! So glad you heard about this! Hwaiting on the finals!! 😀

      Yes, if you don’t have Manifold yet, you can just take a pic with a simple sign for Brian. I’m pretty open to anything right now to get more people to join. 😛

  • 95. wackycashew  |  February 5, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    Prizes for the runners-up announced!! CHECK IT OUT!! 😛

    • 96. Shawn  |  February 5, 2010 at 10:08 pm

      Ohhh so pretty 😀 I’m going running this sping and that would sure keep me motivated, well that is if I get runner up 😀 haha.

      • 97. wackycashew  |  February 5, 2010 at 11:31 pm

        Haha… Running with Brian… XD I picked this design cuz it looks like a perfume bottle and I think Brian collects perfume? *lol*

  • 98. TIMELESS  |  February 5, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    Hellooo again 😀
    Thank you for extending the dead line 😀
    And a question – for the graphic submissions, do they have to use pics of Brian during his Manifold time? If so, would you by any chance know where I can get some HQ pics of Brian? I can’t seem to find any ): THANKS ❤

    • 99. wackycashew  |  February 6, 2010 at 2:38 am

      Hi there! No, you are allowed to use ANY pics of Brian. Just the look of the overall graphic should be related to Manifold in some way. There aren’t that many HQ pics around, but for the Manifold ones, you can find some on his official website:


      • 100. TIMELESS  |  February 6, 2010 at 2:42 am

        Haha okayyy (: That’s good xD Because I was panicking because I couldnt find any HQ Manifold scans! xD
        Thanks (:

        • 101. wackycashew  |  February 6, 2010 at 2:45 am

          N o problem. ^^ I didn’t scan my album cuz I didn’t wanna ruin the booklet. XD Heehee~

  • 102. nhi  |  February 7, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    whoa!!! cool waterbottle design!! it’s like curvy!!! pretty darn cool! lol. on top of that cool imprinted Brain pic too!!!! oh heyyyyy runner up prizes is cool too!!! lol.

    geee REALLY BIG thanks for making this contest WackyCashew!!!! you are making me to excited LOL XDDDD..

    but ahhhh 7 days in counting left!!!

    • 103. wackycashew  |  February 7, 2010 at 9:31 pm

      Haha… Yeah… I think this was the best design & colour out of the choices available in terms of what would be suitable for Brian and the Manifold theme. XD Hope the runners-up will like it! ^^

      You’re most welcome! It’s my first time hosting a contest, so I hope it will be a success. 😛

      Yup, just one more week left for the entries to roll in. 😀

  • 104. sanoj  |  February 9, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    hi! hows the giveaway going? ^^

    question. i’m restarting my work since i’ve lost my inspiration.. but i’m doing a new one, anyway is it ok if the my work is inspired by just one song from the album and not the whole manifold..? or its got to be the whole album?

    —> hmm.. erase that.. i’m trying to figure it out. haha! thanks anyway!

    *fingers crossed on finishing it this weekend.. got loads to do for work TT_TT *

    • 105. wackycashew  |  February 10, 2010 at 12:10 am

      hi there! ^^ it’s going ok though i’d love to have more entries. keke~

      yup, it’s fine to be just inspired by one song. i don’t expect people to be inspired by every song. XD

      hwaiting!! ^^V

  • 106. popothao  |  February 9, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    awwww i want to enter what do we do

    • 107. wackycashew  |  February 10, 2010 at 12:11 am

      just read all the details above. it’s all laid out in terms of what you need to do. i’m not sure what part you’re interested in. if you have some specific questions about a certain part, just post here. ^^

  • 108. nhi  |  February 14, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    and the BIG DAY has COME!!!! lol XD

    da da dummmmmmm… XD

    by the way Happy Lunar New Years you guys! lol =p.

  • 109. mimi  |  February 14, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    ah~ the day~ good luck everyone ^-^!!!!

  • 110. Arlene  |  February 15, 2010 at 3:22 am

    Heyy, I’m back!
    I finished my (2) entries, but one is a video cover and it’s going to take a while to upload + get onto Youtube and my dad’s kicking me off the computer ): Should I e-mail just one writing entry now and e-mail the link to the other one later or just wait and send both?

  • 111. Sherry  |  February 15, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Omo!! I stay away for a little while and suddenly everything’s different O.o”!
    Runner-up prizes look great! and there’s so much competition!

    Good luck everybody! X3

  • 112. wackycashew  |  February 15, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    Thanks for joining everyone! I’ve gotten all the entries for the contest (Part A) now. So, that is now closed.

    For those who still wish to submit fan photos and/or fighting messages, that’s fine. Just comment here or email me to let me know. I’ll set a final deadline for that (Part B) later since it’ll take some time to do up the pages with the entries first anyway. ^^


    • 113. Shawn  |  February 15, 2010 at 6:57 pm

      How time flew 😀 GL to all and congratz to all winners.

  • 114. nhi  |  February 15, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    oh yes i forgot to say goodluck to everyone! lol. >< and chea congrates to all the winners! when that is anounced lol. XD

  • 115. wackycashew  |  February 16, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    I still have to sort through the entries before doing the judging with fellow cashews. I’m not sure how long this would take since it’s the first time I’ve done this. So, please sit tight. XD Thanks!!

  • 116. wackycashew  |  February 19, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    The water bottles for the runners-up have arrived today!! 😛 *dances* I’m so excited!! Heehee~ They turned out pretty nicely if I do say so myself. The white worked well after all considering the numbers showing the ounces of liquid are white to begin with. XD I’ve passed off the entries to my fellow judges. Best of luck to everyone!! ^^V

  • 117. Shawn  |  February 19, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Yay good luck to all 😀 especially to my buddy nhi XD

  • 118. nhi  |  February 19, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    oooo wow the watter bottles indeed is coool!!! lol.

    and WOOOOOOOOOO it’s a bit werid that you refered me to my real name there Shawn! lol. ><. since we know each other in a different way haha. but haha thanks for the g'luck there! same to you, same to you buddy-0 lol. =].

  • 119. MTC  |  February 22, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    omg iam nervous and excited at the same time for the contest lisa.
    hahaha. Brian is the Best =)

  • 120. wackycashew  |  February 24, 2010 at 1:46 am

    Haha… Don’t be nervous!! Please hang on a lil’ longer. My cashews are rather busy with files these days. We’re trying to savage some files from one of our CBs that turned silver… =X

    Meanwhile, I’ve been wrapping up my own works for the project and working on some pages for the photobook. 😀 Heehee~

  • 121. nhi  |  March 1, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    LOL oh man. i had a dream that i won a cd in this contest last night!!!!! so werid! LOL. omg aha.

    • 122. wackycashew  |  March 2, 2010 at 3:38 pm

      Haha… That’s so funny, Nhi… ❤

      Anyway, I'm still waiting for one last part before I can post the results. Should be sometime this week for sure. ^^V

  • 123. nhi  |  March 3, 2010 at 2:20 am

    lol the dream itself was pretty darn interesting if i may say so myself haha. It was just a back view and I guess i saw myself sitting at my dorm desk opening my e-mail and then seeing and e-mail title: “WINNER of WackyCashew Brain – Manifold CD!” LMAO. and then I open to read the content and then weridly POOF! I had the CD in my hands LMAO (yeah i have no idea how the cd got into my hands LMAO -___-) and then i was so happy that i jumped around in my dorm room yelling “OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!” and then i guess that’s when i woke up and realized it was only a dream lol XD. but the next morning i did end up checking my e-mail just in case LMAO. XD.

    but eepppp results will be up sometimes this week eh? epppp lol. excited and nervous! lol. XD

    • 124. wackycashew  |  March 8, 2010 at 7:43 am

      Oh wow… You remember so many details of the dream. Oftentimes, I’d just forget mine. =P *lol*

  • 125. Jason  |  March 6, 2010 at 4:48 am

    ooohh i like the bottles…..but haven’t heard the cd yet so i guess were up 4 some good prizes!!!…btw “In my head” is soo nice…..i love his new song!

    • 126. wackycashew  |  March 8, 2010 at 7:44 am

      Thanks, Jason. I think the bottles turned out pretty well. ^^ Oh yes, “In My Head” is a very catch track! It’s cool that Brian did the Korean version. Heehee~ =D Oh wow, you still haven’t heard the CD yet? You’re so patient! =P

  • 127. wackycashew  |  March 8, 2010 at 7:45 am

    Sorry for the wait. I just got the results last night and didn’t have a chance to do much. So, I need some time to compile the entries and see what is the best way to post everything up. ^^ Just sit tight a lil’ longer… Thanks!! =D

  • 128. Sherry  |  March 8, 2010 at 8:08 am

    oooh! i’m getting excited! =D Congrats to all the winners!!!! ^o^

  • 129. nhi  |  March 8, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    lol. wackyc. actually i don’t tend to remember my dreams either!!! thus I was so surprised that i actually remembered that dream myself!!!! and just shock in general that I had such a dream! lol. But omo omo results almost up! ahhhhhh excited and nervous! lol XDDD

    but chea In My Head is awsome! =]. “in my head!, she be screaming when it all comes downnnnnn, in my head!” =] lol. woooo Brian!!! lol XD

  • 130. nhi  |  March 9, 2010 at 2:52 am

    finally the contest is officially over!! no more feelings! lol. but congrates to the winners and runner ups. wow i’m so amazed by people’s talent lol. me no win, but i tried lol XD.

  • 131. chaw su shein  |  April 7, 2010 at 5:55 am

    Try the best!

    • 132. wackycashew  |  April 7, 2010 at 3:32 pm

      Try the best? You or me? I don’t quite understand… Anyway, this project has been completed. =)

  • 133. gennth  |  April 11, 2010 at 4:18 am

    tae yang is sosososos cool. he is the cooles boy 😉 :0 🙂 0:)

    • 134. wackycashew  |  April 11, 2010 at 11:20 pm

      Yes, Taeyang’s very cool. But this is a Brian topic. *lol* Maybe you could’ve posted that in one of the Taeyang topics I made (my English lyrics to Where U At and Wedding Dress). XD


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