Archive for February, 2010

oh ho! recess week! :D

i was too tired yesterday to blog. or maybe i was too lazy too since i feel like i have all the time in the world now. very dangerous thinking. it is only a week of recess.

yes, it was a long long long day yesterday filled with all that mad rushing around. 3D in the morning which put in me into the dilemma of whether i should use clay or not. yes, no, yes, no, yes, no. finally… yes. but i am still in the midst of making it. then rushed back to hall, put down my 3D and out again to ADM for 2D consultation. it went ok, only my research got rejected. at least she liked the ideas.. after meeting karen, i lingered around a bit outside with jiayin and nic before deciding that i need to go for marketing lecture.

we had a guest lecturer (strike that out… i mean guest speaker) who is working as a sales engineer. funny pepsi max ad shown during the session. for your entertainment.

Job Interview – Pepsi Max

a sigh of relief after the day is over.

facebook says "Nur Liyana Sukri had fun shopping with Faizah Omar , Shu Ning Lim and Lydia Wong today. HAAHAHAH hilarious popular guys and complicated KFC orders." yup, ended my day nicely at JP where we laughed and laughed and laughed summore over the little things that amuse us. 😀 fun times.

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4D lesson on critique days (i.e. everyone goes out to present their stuff and get hit by critiques, or in our case… silence follows as no one wants to critique…) usually spell long lessons. and yes. this lesson stretched on and on.

lucky for me, i went first today so everyone was still happy and interested. got good feedback which i will work on. my project exploring the notion of surveillance nature of our society. so yes, must make the ‘eyes’ more appealing. like Takashi Murakami! i forgot that he has such a fascination with eyes! 😀

as usual, my friends come up with cool and funky ideas for 4D. amazing-ness!

we got released late for WAH lecture. which was another looong lesson. she covered Neo-Classicism, Romanticism and Goya all in one lesson. no wonder it stretched on! (i fell asleep for like 4 slides?! erps.)

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A Memory Stream

school really started today since there was only marketing tutorial yesterday.

so we had Fdn drawing in the morning where i was painting and dabbing furiously in attempt to salvage my watercolour portraits which smudged horribly due to my lack of control of water. hmmphf! but it was fun all the same since there are times when things turn out right. using watercolour is a spontaneous thing, you get it right and it can be fast, but if you get it wrong, it is not easy to salvage it as you cannot paint over and layer unlike pastels. but by the time we had 2 hours straight of watercolour lesson… i got a little bored. (got a little entertainment from the various iphones/ipods being played around me…! and there the revisiting of old cheesy songs from primary school days.. even the model was laughing! :))

i think i am a bit scared of using watercolours and i should really stop having that fear and that mentality that it will turn out bad. it seems to be the medium that most designers/artists use for their sketches so it can’t be that bad.

The American Dollar – Anything You Synthesize (Produced By Onesize)

ambient music and nice video. makes me want to paint the beautiful landscapes!

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was watching "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" on okto yesterday.

it is a brilliant show! and i only just realised it was directed partly by Michel Gondry… who is known for his cool and arty music videos!

anyway… the show is about two characters Joe, and Clementine who are two people in a relationship but their relationship eventually turns sour and both undergo partial memory erasure to erase they memories of the time spent with each other. The film occurs on a non-linear timeline and most of the film takes place in Joe’s head while the procedure of memory erasure is taking place. I think it was interesting to see all the interesting film effects like the buildings disappearing, the signs slowly erasing themselves, people without faces (as joe manages to revisit partially erased memories), multiple timeframes (where you see different scenarios occurring simultaneously) and shifting scenes. of course the concept of how midway through the procedure, joe realises that he wants to stop the complete memory erasure and tries desperately to hold onto the Clementine in his dreams was unusual. In that, he starts to play with his memories, pulling himself and Clementine back to his childhood memories. it is like being in a dream you cannot get out of. and yet realising that you have some control over it.

make me think about the fascinating notion of dreaming again. some people are able to control their dreams.

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind Trailer

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met up with claire, ailin and carolyn again for a meal. this time to kinda celebrate CNY. (or rather we find excuses to meet up. hahahah!).

and a note: ION’s escalators are confusing.

we were supposed to meet ailin and we were standing two floors above her… we could see her but there was no escalator leading up directly to our floor in sight. so near yet so far huh?

then we finally decided to Not to eat chinese food since we probably had a lot of it during the CNY period anyways. so the fight was between western or Japanese. we ended up at "the Pasta Shop" by Sakae sushi. it is Japanese pasta. with a lot of choices too!

ailin presented me with my long belated birthday present from the three of them…

I am so happy with it. 😀 Thank You!! (we thought that the stamps look like majong tiles!)

then we walked around Ion and later wisma, not really window-shopping much, more like talking and catching up with each other. i love such meet-ups. 😀

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for the first time in a long time, everyone has written new blog entries so i have things to read. ahahahaha!

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Back to school after my 5 day long break needs a little getting used to.

had a lecture for my 4D studio (it is supposed to be Studio class!) lesson today. and at the end of it we got our briefs for our next 2 projects. brilliant. Not! sigh. sigh. sigh. time to crack my head for ideas again. Liz gave us all cupcakes for belated valentine’s day today. pretty and delicious but also very sinful with all that whipped cream! talking about sinful… these few days had been filled with too much rich food, a lot of meat and such, the usual Chinese New Year fare. plus there is also all that new year goodies which i tried to really cut down on since i just recovered (and it still comes back whenever i sleep with my mouth open in my haze-filled environment.) from a sore throat and a leaking nose. The haze in Toa Payoh has been very bad recently btw. it is suffocating.

i digress. we ended early for 4D so went for lunch and then to SAC which we realised is a great place to nap! hahaha! *feels lazy* but yes, liyana, mars and i ended up napping since we rationalised that better nap at SAC then fall asleep while listening to WAH lecture, right? So followed a more content-filled then usual WAH lecture as our lecturer raced ahead to cover Rococo and Neo-classicism in a lecture.

Lydia, Jiayin and i went to ADM after that for our ‘click.click.click…’; photos. for 4D’s next project. i still have no idea what to do yet. brainstorm!

anyways. you can always count on ADM for funny signs and sights. this poster for last sem’s end of sem party which was essentially a hotdog fest showed a hefty $272 pricetag. that much worth of sausages! oh my! and there was that "Strictly no eating or drinking in the Lecture theatre" sign which was pasted in the LIFT! LOL.

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