Archive for April, 2010

same name sake.

this was one funny email…

"Hey Shu Ning!
Thanks a lot!!

– Shu Ning (haha so weird so weird..)"

because i sent her the 3D photos of her works. and well. this made me laugh. random!

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my ’till later’ from the last post came a little late. sorry. but here’s a brief description of my two days which felt like one continuous one:

– marketing paper at 5pm yesterday. 2 qns were ok, the other two was quite difficult. my friend joked that at least her being there helped pull the bell-curve down for me. okay…

– after marketing met the class for late dinner at can A. we were the last to leave and the stalls were close to erm…. closing.

– after dinner, back to s3.1 to hang up our 3D sculpture ready for presentation the next day and do our sculpture write-up.

(i add images so you are still reading. :P)

– sleep.

– woke up early to an exciting email! i can’t wait to share but i will only do this after tmr when i hear what happens.

– 9.30am: 3D final presentation. it went ok i suppose. everyone’s works were amazing as always!

– after 3D: off to shopping with lydia at fancy papers and bras basah for 2D materials. it was pouring so we ended up with a little high-tea (really TEA for me. ahahaha) at Food for Thought. amazing quaint atmosphere with friendly staff.

(my hot lemon tea. 😀 together with their free postcard which has a sheep that muses "Say Bleahhhh to Bad Food". hahahah!)

– 6pm: we were back in s3.1 to start work on 2D. finished out linocutting.

– 7+pm: dinner with lydia, faizah, shuning, emily, jiayin and nic at the quad.

– after dinner: back to 2D. cracked our tired brains for rhymes. we were taking quite some time. started to get cranky with whine…. but we eventually pulled through and managed to do some test prints for our linocuts. they turned out greater then i expected! hopefully this ‘skill’ of ours isn’t just some beginner’s luck and it is actually us getting better!

– came back to a half-empty hostel room. with a note on my desk. huihuan moved out today! oh dear. this is making me rather sad. so strange to be staring at her side of the room which is all cleaned out! 😦

(this blog post is for all those ‘sick of studying’, those who finished exams with nothing better to do, those rushing out final art projects for tues submission and those waiting for their hair to dry before bed. i hope i didn’t bore you. )

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marketing paper at 5pm. why couldn’t it be earlier so i wont have this dread building up inside of me??

till later! (’cause as long as the paper is not here yet, i am obliged to study for it or guilt forms.)

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Jason Mraz | Clockwatching

good soothing music to study to. ahahaha!

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broken record.

"marketing. 3D. 2D. " tha mantra that plays over and over in my head.

look what i found on etsy!

how very pretty. by http://www.etsy.com/shop/eikcam

(Lydia: baby blue EGGS!! :D)

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Finally enjoyed my one day of weekend… studying marketing.

So anyway. Last week was one busy week with 4D and WAH now safely sent to the door.

In the midst of all that madness, I chanced upon the New York Times annual ‘Great Performers’ series. Every year, the New York Times magazine photograph actors and actresses who gave wonderful performances in films that year. And because we are all curious people who love to follow the lives of those who bring out intense characters onto the silver screen… these series of photographs are quite interesting. Some manipulated to reflect the particular films too..

(Reese Witherspoon|Walk the Line)

(Joseph Gordon-Levitt|Mysterious Skin)

(Kate Winslet|The Reader, Revolutionary Road)

(Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana|Avatar)

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3D for almost the entire day. sick of paper mache. it looks pri/sec school project-like. this is not good.

and one more night in hostel. we were all aiming to complete work today. but by dinner, it became clear that it just wasn’t practical since we realised we all had to be back in school tmr anyway. so yes, another night. people running out of clothes. peoples’s hopes of going home tonight- dashed.

hopefully tomorrow’s work would improve the look. hmm.

love the video. it is a bit of phantom of the opera’s masquerade, a bit of venice, theatrical lighting and all. pretty!

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my day started at 7.10am this morning when i woke up. just so i would comfortably get to the exam venue with lots of time to spare.
so it was the paper in the foyer of the Nanyang Audi. strange location. and we sat there and wrote 2 long essays. i think i am quite happy i managed to get what i wanted to say down with a little time to spare. but it seems that everytime i have a paper, i have that initial ‘stunned’ feeling when the recorded voice says "you may begin." in my head i am going "what? now? did the voice say start? now? what? oh dear. what to do. what to do??!". maybe it is the abrupt-ness of the recorded voice.

and so i am quite mentally drained after the paper. (so don’t expect this blog post to sound totally coherent. my brain does funny things sometimes. :P) i cant believe people like huihuan, ling miin and jeremy had two papers today. it just isn’t mentally possible.

to celebrate (isn’t that what we always do?) since it was the Last paper for SOME people (yes, i am envious if you haven’t already noticed. get ready to hear more of my whining that i still have another paper. but somehow people dun seem to remember whenever i tell them…), we went to JP for food. wanted to eat at swensens for 1-for-1 but the queue was very long. so we popped into Fig and Olive next door, also having 1-for-1 but there wasn’t a queue. bottom-line: there is always a catch when such things happen. the food wasn’t fantastic. and they missed Faizah’s order. quite sure none of us would be going back!

after lunch, we went to buy 3D materials at popular. got derailed so many times with different people stopping at different places. that’s the problem traveling in a large group. seriously. spent the rest of the day in 3D room getting my nose irritated (someone left a rotting fish and zip-locked puke in the classroom. omg. it stunk so bad! how inconsiderate.), freezing my fingers (aircon was so cold!) and stuffing newspaper onto our sculpture. it is starting to take shape! i am so happy. 😀

this ‘little’ pig needs a break. (illustration by cedric Hohnstadt http://cedrichohnstadt.wordpress.com/) "another module down!"

oh fact of the day: your handphone alarm still rings even if your phone is switched off (that’s of course if you set it in the first place!) try it. or am i the only one who found out today? and NTU allows handphones into the exam hall as long as they are off. hopefully someone doesn’t set his alarm!

(and because i dun want to forget. last night everyone was everywhere in their homes, hall, cramming WAH info together. the online web is amazing. it felt like we were all doing it together in the same room as we shared info, offered suggestions/ encouragements and asked questions. a little thing known as class spirit felt in the ‘most trying’ of times. ahahahaha!)

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Module Prescribed.

in response to lydia: yes, studying for exams make me more distracted too!

and despite having the whole of yesterday to study WAH, i did not manage to do as much as i hoped. i got distracted over and over again and i disguised those distractions as well-deserved breaks. now i am paying for it by having still some way to go before i call it a wrap!

and we had our LAST 4D lesson today (and this also means less time to study for the rest of WAH!) which was a class critique session of our 4D final projects. it is amazing! oh my, maybe because we haven’t really been following what each of the rest of us were doing due to the group and individual consultations, to just be shown the brilliant final projects today made me "wow" and "gasp!" at everyone’s work. those doing books made me want to grab hold of the books quick so that i could have a closer look, the videos invoked different emotions in me (haha!). great work, everyone! i still think we should have done the critique of Eston’s work last since it seemed like a nice way to end the lesson but i still felt that tinge of sadness when he talked about how this was the last project of the class and michael saying in response that some of the year 3s he teaches are still very close friends with their foundation year classmates despite having broken up into different majors. aww…

oh and the response to my work? i think the class generally liked it. (and there were people like Liz who was quite protective about my work. aww. thanks!). and michael was happy that i managed to better grasp the photo-to-photo relation concept. great! but in everything there is always things that could have been done better…

and 3 words: Another Module Down!!

>oh and i was reading the mutts comic strip today:

it just reminded me of the recent news of the huge ash cloud which halted air travel to and from the european region… just showed how depended we have become on air travel and technology in general and how easily a natural phenomenon could affect us. we still cannot control nature and we are still in the hands and part of nature. Thankfully, the European airspace is slowly opening up now! 😀

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this is what sick of studying looks like:

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