Archive for February, 2008
I. feel. so. dead.
But one burden is gone!.. Today was my presentation day for History of TV and Film. If you read before we had to do a research on a film auteur, so I decided on one of my faves, Sam Raimi. I’ve been researching on Sam Raimi since last Chinese New Year break (earlier this month) so I had A LOT to talk about. Thing about Sam is that, his life and the start of his filmaking career is so interesting, it’s hard not to write a very long essay about him. There’s just so much to talk about. The more I write and research about him, the more interested and fascinated I became.
If you didn’t know, Evil Dead was the very first horror film I watched when I was 9 years old. It had me terrified for weeks. My neighbor’s brother brought back the vhs tape so we watched it at her house, and I got so terrified. It took a short while to lose the fear, and I asked to watch the tape again, and THAT’S the starting point of my horror movies and zombies obsession. So yeah, Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead is what started my crazy horror movies obsession right now. That’s why I decided to write on him.
After I got home from class yesterday, I rested for a bit and started working on the notes in the evening.. Then I realized how much I had to write on him.. o.O; So it took me ALL NIGHT LONG to gather all the notes about him for my powerpoint slides. Then at 4 am, took me an hour to fix my my printer because it was fucked up and 2 hours+ to edit and reconvert videos for powerpoint because only wmv format could play in o.O; Did the slides then I only had around 1 hour ish sleep .. woke up at 11 am and started doing my slides.. in a rush.
When I rehearsed, I realized I’m gonna have a big time problem because my slide takes more than hour to present.. so I was like SHIT. It was too late to fix it already so I just went to school.. LOL I found out EVERYONE was up all night doing their presentation.. no wonder Esther replied my sms at 5 am, lol.
During the presentation.. I was like ‘eh’… with everyone’s presentation.. yes I have 83 slides in powerpoint, and pages of long thorough notes.. it’s because I did such a thorough research on Sam and tried to gather every important info for it.. but everyone else? Mostly they just described a bit of the director’s movies and a little bit of info. Most of them had absolutely no clue what they were talking about o.O They even got their info wrong. Barely any relevant clips shown, unprepared, obviously showing last minute work etc.. I was shocked O.o They claimed they couldn’t find any clips to support their presentation, that’s bullshit o.O I tried to dig every possible way for Sam Raimi’s clips on the net (not just youtube) so was I the only serious one about my presentation? O.o They did on big directors like Tim Burton, Quentin Tarantino, Steven Spielberg.. omg if me, I could talk for HOURS about them cuz they’re so big and so much stuff to write about.
During my presentation, I had already expected that Mr Eddie would tell me to speed up, lol.. I tried my best to speed things up but everything is relevant and connected.. I don’t really mind not having to read the slides or talk more on Sam, but I was worried Mr Eddie wouldn’t let me play all the clips I had but thank god, he let me So thanks Mr Eddie! I was happy The clips were vital because they’re the most relevant thing to support my research on Sam. I think he said I did good and I hope he’s satisfied, lol.. because man, took me a month to research on him, lol. Mr Eddie said that I’m much a better speaker so I didn’t have to put all the long notes in the slides.. haha I HAD to… I’d get so nervous and will forget what to say…
I felt I did so-so but relieved and satisfied I got it all done.. Unlike my History of Art class… Aaron knows how pissed off I was, and how badly I cried on that day and how depressed I was. I am still NOT over it. I will never be. It’s the only thing since I’ve been in Segi College so far that I felt I was used, and been given unfair grade… if only that subject I got an “A”, I would have gotten 4.0 GPA overall for that semester so imagine how pissed I am. I felt so disappointed and angry at myself. I never cared about school before but I’m finally doing something I like, something I have passion for.. so I gotta get everything perfect. I don’t care if my group members don’t care about their grades, but I do care on mine.. so fuck ya’ll *breathes*
I think I’ve babbled enough O.o; I passed out earlier so now don’t think I can sleep. My main comp still has not been fixed, so I gotta call the comp company again tomorrow. I also have a meeting.. hmm. Oh on a little extra note, if you shop at Kohls, you can get yourself some extra Kohls coupon codes. Nite! Now I go rest.
A day after my birthday.
Yesterday was fun I didn’t actually celebrate or anything but it was a fun day. I had a lot of bday greetings in myspace o.O Thank you! ^_^ And it was lovely to wake up to a lot of birthday spams from Aaron I loved it When I was about to go to school, mom gave me a birthday kiss lol. It was VERY awkward since I don’t do that kind of stuff with my mom. Then guess what? I rushed to class, got there like 10 mins late, bumped into Sherra who arrived at the same time and was rushing for Ms Jenny’s class and…. my class? NO ONE o.O;;;;… I thought class was changed or unexpectedly canceled. Thank god it wasn’t. We had group discussion for my group project.. seriously, I think this is gonna be trouble. It seems like I”m the one being serious about it. Moving on.. then we talked about camera movements and then we had practical on it
This is one group playing with the camera (long shot shooting) in the hallway just outside our class with if I’m not mistaken that’s Roshan and Shereen as models lol.
And this is another group on the opposite side with Effendy as the cam director, directing Jackie the model, lol. It was funny watching them. I just noticed how long our corridor is… yes, it gets friggin tiresome to walk all the way to class! At the end there is the dentistry faculty.. why did they make focad (creative arts) faculty so far inside.. ? @_@
More random shot of them playing with the camera.
Then we took the cameras outside to the piazza to shoot.
I didn’t play with the camera because they were hogging it. I barely got a chance to watch too because they keep blocking my view so I sat at the side there because it was too hot Mostly Jackie, Esther, Effendy and Rashman were the ones excited with the camera with Mel, Hana and Ally as models lol.
A shot of Effendy as ‘director’ lol.
Then he decided to shoot a scene.
I forgot this guy’s name (Imran maybe?) but he played a part of a guy running into the camera and get shot and falls to the ground while facing the camera… it was so fucking hilarious because he’s such a good dramatic actor! I took a vid with my cam but I missed the best moment where he falls then looks up to the cam and said “HELP”…haha. See if I can upload the blurry cam phone video.. once it’s ready, I’ll edit this post with the video.
EDIT// Here’s the video (2 of them)
After class, I rushed to pickup mom and we went to Tesco. Bought some stuff then came home to talk to Aaron and to be with him in Second Life He paid my dreamhost site hosting!!!!! His birthday gift for me !!!! Thank you sooooooo much babe!!!! Me very happy! Then we spent time together in SL So that was my birthday Thank god for no drama or no moodswing lol
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Happy Birthday to Me!
Well, well well… I’m getting old.. and what have I achieved so far that I can be proud of? Nothing…………………
At least this year, my birthday is not ruined by some bad breakup.. unlike last year. So I hope nothing bad will happen tomorrow. I have no one to celebrate my birthday with in rl but oh well :\ That’s ok. At least online I have Aaron And after some forcing, I asked mom to buy me pizza hut today as a birthday gift lol. I’ve never ordered pizza hut online before, so it was quite confusing. At least they got my order right. Now I’m too stuffed and I can’t sleep.
And I just realized this year is gonna suck. I’ve gone back to being antisocial. I have no friends at school.
But thank you for birthday wishes whether in sl, myspace or wherever. I appreciate them
WARNING: Long and Picture heavy blog
Yesterday was wow… I had a very long day at school. You see, yesterday was the official opening ceremony for my college… so the prime minister was invited. We had to stay at school until he’s done. I had class in the morning so I went to school at 9 am…OH MY GOD. They blocked half of the parking spots I don’t know for what, so by the time I arrived, there was no parking spots left except for outside… I asked the guard if I could park beside the wall he said no, and asked me to park outside. NO WAY. I’m gonna put my laptop inside the car, I can’t leave it under hot sun. So lucky there’s one tiny space and he let me park there. Then with my heavy bag and laptop and 30 mins late, I rushed up to 2nd floor for class and because I parked on the other end of building I had to walk a very long way. I hate walking up the stairs.. wish they have elevators (they do, but not near my class) or at least stair lifts haha… You know, those chair thingy that lifts you up on the stairs so no need to climb stairs.. easy for old people? Well, it should be for lazy young people too. I don’t have to go up so many stairs lol.
Got to class, but class haven’t started yet. We learned about the format of scriptwriting and screenplay. Then we get to act!