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went for the aep exhibition opening on thurs. i really did not understand why they made us come so early! so i ended up standing for almost 6 hours straight, mostly talking to my nj aep friends, seniors, teachers (ms lu read out to us the illustrated story by one of the exhibitors. :P), ny aep people and watching the animation plus video in the cold, cold screening room. I was really bored. and after a while i just kept seeing a lot of familiar faces of seniors, juniors, teachers (esp. teachers) and getting them all mixed up. I was getting confused with which of them were from ny and which were from nj. oh dear!
 
today, had pre-camp meet at Vivo roof-top. Was pleasantly surprised to see Dawn (nygg senior) as my GL. i should have guessed from the name, but then again, there are so many Dawns around. hah! and met some more nj people. :)) and we kept introducing ourselves over and over, we did this everytime someone new came… yups, so by the time it was time to start ‘wacko’, i think wed all knew everyone’s names pretty well. i just hope i don’t forget on the first day of camp! 😛 heh heh, should be fun, i am looking forward to it after this pre-camp! 😀
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Finally, the date for the AEP exhibition’s opening is announced. it will be on the 23rd of July, evening.

went to set up my work on Monday and got a sneak peek at the other works from the other AEP schools. i am quite impressed, the exhibition will actually be quite interesting with all its installations and massive paintings. i wasn’t crazy about the comics/manga though, but then again i was never a manga fan so it may just be me. I love the City Hall as the exhibition venue (the Singapore Biennale was held here…) amongst all the old court rooms etc. it is quite fun!

And went for my second lesson of cycling with claire on Sunday. hmm… took me forever to learn U-turn as i had that psychological barrier that i was going to hit something. then her parents suggested i try in the basketball court and guess what? i could u-turn perfectly immediately! strange. it is all in the mind, it really is.

Watched Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince on Monday (cheaper tickets! :P) and it was better then expected. I think the reviews were a bit harsh and everybody was probably expecting too much. but due to the bad reviews, i was pleasantly surprised! Some characters only appeared for a split second though. But it was quite ok for an adaptation of the book. of course i was wising they would screen "the other minister" chapter which was hilarious in the book. i wanted to see the ‘coughing’ portrait in the prime minister’s office! hahaha.

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Lights out.

ok, i guess i should be updating.
for those who doesn’t already know… i failed my first driving test on friday. I think after i did i sms-ed everyone who seemed to want to know my results. so there, people who want to know should already know how i managed to fail. and i am sorry if my failing made you all even more nervous. truth is, it is the nerves that kills. or caused me to fail.
 
ok, so enough of that, i was feeling sad the rest of that friday.
 
then, yesterday went for ‘Blackout’, the exhibition which is supposed to be all new and exciting because it is held in the dark? yar, that’s the one. It was quite interesting actually! that’s besides the fact that we had to wait for the sky to get dark so that "there is better effect". Yes, so my advice to those going to catch the exhibition tonight, don’t go at 7pm when it is supposed to be opened. Artists look at the sky for the time instead of their watches. haha.
 
I liked the paper plane work "I Fly Like Paper I Get High Like Planes" by Dawn Ng the most, as it seemed so simple yet there was that ‘impact’. She made use of the lighting very well as the shadows too played a big role in making the artwork more impactful.
 
 
Then talking about shadows… there is "Trash Talks" by Hanyi Lee which is an installation made entirely of trash which on first glance look like well, garbage, until the light shines to reveal the shadowy silhouette of a person throwing up in the toilet bowl. It would have been very impressive if i haven’t seen something like it before, but having viewed Tim Noble and Sue Webster’s work in the British Museum… it just pales in comparison.They used dead animals and such to form their crisp and distinct profiles. There is something about the lighting, it doesn’t produce as clear a shadow which would have made "Trash Talks" more amazing.
 
(Tim Noble’s and Sue Webster’s work)
 
I was also very impressed by Kosuke Misawa’s "Paper Cut Silhouette Series". The intricate paper cuts was so amazing! And the translucency of the japanese rice paper used allowed the light to shine through to showcase the vibrant colours! lovely.
(it is not the same in photo… 😦 )
 
The colours of the optic fibres in Chng Nai Wee’s "Effervescence" was alluring too. they looked like sea anemones swaying so lightly. it is just pretty. heh.
Lastly, I will mention Chua Chien Ling’s "Truth and Reality" which also brought out the theme of "blackout" well by playing with shadows. what you see isn’t what you get. haha, that doesn’t really make any sense. 
 
Oh and this is the first time i actually have to queue to get into an exhibition in Singapore. There was a queue for the lift and i just got the feeling that it would have been a nicer experience if it was less crowded and less noisy with lesser children running around and leaping over lighted tea-lights. it was truly a different art exhibition experience! 🙂
 
 
 
 

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hah. spent the whole of last week sewing and sewing for the Singapore Arts Street. only that we did not get many sales there. but it was bisy and crowded! yeps. got to watch the graffiti or street art in action while inhaling all that posionous spray paint. haha! still, it was an experience i suppose.
 
 
(the next day a new batch of ‘artists’ came and painted over the previous day’s art. aww….)
 
anyways… driving test is this week. i’m very,very nervous. 😛

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then the weekend was spent at MAAD. celebrating their 3rd birthday with the flying theme.
 
so there were those gaint helicopters, mobiles, clouds decorating the entire space. 🙂 plus paper plane workshops to release the inner child in you (and so it did when you see the MAAD stall-holders flying their planes and running for them… :P) and at the end of the weekend… there was a "kids tea party" too, not unlike the one in alice in wonderland. hah! all the ‘old’ snacks from the stall-holders’ ‘younger’ days (excluding me cause i am the youngest there and according to the rest of them, "does not know of all the wonderful snacks of their time") hahah! but it was fun nevertheless and i got my best MAAD sales ever. so i was really happy.
 
 
will put up the photos once they upload it on the MAAD flickr. 🙂
 
and today…. well. i went to claire’s house to learn to cycle. i won’t say i am incredibly good at it but at least i can start and cycle a straight path. so poor claire and ailin had to teach me from scratch. was not easy. hahah. and i did fall… at the end, into this hole in the grass. WET> still, i got that sense of satisfaction okay! :))
now i got blisters on my thumbs from grabbing the handlebars so tight for my dear life!

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oh my, oh my. so many things has happened. first i passed my driving evaluation so i am now waiting for my actual test. O.O
 
then on friday met up with this bunch of people whom i haven’t met in eons. with the exception of jane and jasmine. haha!
(well, obviously the waiter at NewYorkNewYork din focus…)
 
anyways. i was so happy with the turn-out, jas and i have been trying to plan this since we happen to meet in what… March? yeps. not bad. so gotta hear all the uni plans plus work plus all those irrevelant information. FUN.
(ok, so Mer and Jas used to have long hair and now has it short. what else do they have in common… they are both going to end up in NIE. children, watch out! :P)
(then there was this photo that when viewed back on the screen, Jas went : "wah! these three all eyes very small. ". or something to that effect. and you know what? it is true! haha!)
(and there was free candy floss so when the waiter went "who wants candy floss?" the three went "i want", "i want", "i want", then one of them said "everybody" until the rest of us went… "except me!" so only the three of them ended eating it! :P)
( that’s jo’s hand btw.)
 
❤ 414’06. 🙂

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I am all excited as usual, as i will be at MAAD again for the weekend.
 
yeps, selling my dual-chromatic plushes, small and big poofy badges, no-fat chocolates, egg people luggage tags, small button earrings (some mis-matched) and now… the little village handphone accessories. hah! doesn’t that all sound fun?
 
 
details. details. details
what? Momshoo at MAAD
Where? Red Dot Design Museum (along maxwell road)
When? 4th and 5th July
11am till 7pm
(nearest mrt: Tanjong Pagar)
 
Maad is celebrating their 3rd birthday so i wonder whether it will be more interesting this month? 🙂

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