United 93

My heart sank after watching United 93. It’s a re-enactment of 911 incident.

I’m glad i am still alive, sitting in front of the computer with my love ones. There won’t be any grumbling tonight…

My Second Week With ADM

This is my second week of school. Started to get more comfortable with the classes, work load and classmates (they are indeed cute lah). The only problem is I have (the class as well) is understanding the instructions of some lecturers. Sometimes their instructions are so vague or they are so kind to let our imagination roam about that we often don’t quite understand what we are expected to produce. Counter check and check again from friends and lecturer, so scare that we will do wrongly.

I am very happy that i have passed my QET test, thus, no extra english module to take during the course. No words can describe my happiness. My hard work really pays off. I started reading novels half a year ago. Tired also read, par tor also read, eat breakfast also read, in the train also read…

The other achievement i have is improvement in my still life drawing. Actually what Robert pointed out the other nite has made an strong impact. I do hope this will not be any negative forces pulling down my moral, but instead to encourage me to do better. I won’t say what i am now is in my best state, but the improvements i have noticed is great and satisfactory. And most importantly, i am constantly reminding myself not to compare with others. Do what i can, progress slow and steadily. Ai zai~ Ai steady~

Friday went to meet up with my ex-colleagues for dinner. They were shocked by my new image. Always didn’t have chance to speak with the one who i wanted to speak to most in the gathering. In this case, she his Fanny. Really nice to see them around.

Bonky came to my house on saturday. She showed me 1 taiwan magazine, the korean version of Lake House and the hair cream that she is no longer using. Heez~ Thank you gal~ I think she has seen the ugly side of Ah Pi. Cut hair also very fierce, bathe also very fierce. He is an angry dog man~

And also have to thank my beloved for driving me around and accompany me through the nite while i do my weekly assignments.

My First Week With ADM

I’m exceptionally excited for my first day in school. Din sleep well as far as i remembered. I have a superband’s classmate from Mi Lu Bing. Heez~ Anyway, my very first foundation drawing lesson is to draw a female nude model. Yar… Nude one~ You will be too concentrated that you do not think of the embarrassing atmosphere. By the way, you ought to respect what the model is doing. So no laughing matter.

Second half of the day is Literature. Haiz… The lecturer is going on a monotonous and soft manner in the big lecture hall, I’m falling asleep. We have Literature tutorial after that. And I told Karen, “I hope I won’t fall asleep in the tutorial.” Neither do i know, the malay man in simple white tee and jeans is my tutorial teacher till he took out the attendance list to mark the attendance. Damn pai seh…

4D design is the worst. I can’t figure out what the teacher is conveying and she often lost in her own thoughts. A lot of times, we are reminded not to take advantage of what is already present in the surrounding or environment. In other words, to be more observant. Had my first group project during this lesson: to take photos where human is connected to the environment. Sounds chim eh? This is where what i find the differences between poly and jc come in. I can feel that everyone is protecting their ideas, judging what is right or wrong, very similarly to how when I was in poly.

2D design is fun. A lot of exploration work to do. However, I feel most comfortable in this lesson so far. Finding many ways to draw a simple letter “X” with just black and white paint. And the homework for that is explore as many ways to represent tic tac toe and bring to lesson next week. Kinda fun.

After lunch is the Western Art History mass lecture. First thing is to group us up for the first assignment, what Matrix and answer some question. Den off we end our lesson.

No school today. But I wake up to make Oreo cheese cake for my ah dear. Taste excellent but the cheese is too soft. Next time will try to put more gelatine or add some flour into the cheese mixture.

Lots of homework to do even this is first week. A lot of sketches to draw, journals to keep, pictures to take, stories to read and even movies to watch. The lessons have given us lots of room for freedom to do whatever we want, at times we are really lost in the no-guideline environment.

Spend quite a bit on the materials. Very lucky to say that I do not have any text book except Literature and Western Art History. Ultimately, Art Friend will be my best friend for the next 4 years. My daily bag with roller, papers, drawing blocks and materials are indeed aching me. Asking my mum to sew me an extraordinary big bag if she can coz an art file is expensive. Hahaha~

I did not really do a count but there are more jc students in class than the poly. Frequency is not that right but i guess everything will fall in place after which. A lot of people knows how to play music (guitar, piano, keyboard), really talented bunch of people. Stressful? I choose to ignore liao… Do what i can bah…

That’s all… Need to draw again. Till then~

PS: [Any important matter, do contact me via mobile. I won’t be online that frequent.]

Sex And The City

It took me quite a long time to finish 6 seasons of Sex and the City. And now, I can simply tell you I love them.

Talking only about love, relationships (both friendship and boy-girl relationship), men, branded goods and sex by 4 fiction characters: Carrie Bradshaw, Samantha Jones, Charolette York and Miranda Hobbes.They put the girls’ feelings into visuals. It just make me feel so much. I would recommend the guys to watch them too.

Fall deeply in love with Paris and Manhattan after this sitcom. I would love to visit them one of the days.

ADM Matriculation & Orientation Day

I am so blur that I have mistaken yesterday as the first day of the matriculation day. Onli get to do the matriculation at 9:30pm. Anyway, I need not bid for any modules unlike my poor Lester. My time-table is actually issued. My is 4 days study as I do not have any lessons on Friday. Hurray~ I do not have many modules in this semester, basically foundation modules which requires a lot of drawing and exploration. Drawing hours are long in each tutorial lesson, up to 5 hours in 1 shot.

Today’s orientation is another cock up, we have spent most of our time waiting. Waiting for the presentation and briefing to start, waiting for the buffet lunch to set up, waiting for the seniors to bring us around the school and lastly, waiting for the garage sale which the seniors are late.

The biggest computer lab is about 20 computers in the room while the other smaller ones are not ready yet. The smaller ones shall hold about 10 computers in the room. There is a list of art materials that we are required to buy when the school officially begins. It is more cost effective have them shared out among your mates.

I am quite looking forward to the new semester as I have heard interesting stories about shouting out of the windows, dancing in the class and jump and snap a photo. Till then, I need to enjoy my 2 days rest to the fullest.

ADM Building

I went to school to take QET test today. It was so much easier, in terms of the format of the test paper, compared to NUS one. We are given 2 essay topics and only choose 1 to write on. Stated in the paper, the length of the essay should be around 250 to 300 words. It is recommended that we do write within the word limit as extra paper will not be provided. I would say I have enough time to organise my thoughts and finish it.

Been to the new ADM buidling in the campus. It will be where i loiter most in future. Oh yes~ If you are not aware, the building roof is covered with grass. You can basically sit and lie on it and view the scenery below.