Archive for August, 2008
So I’m back in Ipoh. Yesterday I left KL at 5.30 am and reached Ipoh at 7.30 am-ish without stopping at the rest area. Then felll asleep and at around 12 something went to the post office cuz mom wanted to pay the bills. Then went to Tesco Xtra to eat lunch. Review coming soon at my food blog. Then went shopping, went back home, did nothing.. later night I watch 4 episodes back to back of THE NANNY… I even missed the merdeka countdown x.x
I’m so bored today. My uncle forgot to bring the DVD player AGAIN so I can’t watch any DVD….And because I can’t put any DVD on, I can’t read my HP books or read the books I borrowed from the college library so I’m gonna use this boring day to finish my college blog and write food reviews at my food blogs.
I tried coloring my hair yesterday..but the color is not really noticeable.. O.o I hate dying my hair, I wanna do it at the hair salon.
DAY 3 of FRAXEL LASER
My face feels as rough as sand paper, lol. But no black burnt skin XD Just darkened skin at the sides. Other than that, no pain no nothing. I love fraxel rather than pixel…. XD
Ahh..when I’m on a break like this, it’ll be nice if I could go on a holiday…. I need one but I have no one to go with. In 2005, when I won the all expense paid trip to Singapore to see Good Charlotte, I went through hell to renew my passport but after that one use, now it’s just collecting dust All the troubles I went through was so not worth it…oh wait, I get to hug Billy Martin…oh nvm, it was so damn worth it
Earlier today, I had went to my skin clinic, Dermlaze that I’ve blogged about before to do my very first Fraxel laser treatment. As you know, I want to undo what my old dermatologist did to my face The hideous friggin surgery scar. First my mom was pissing me like hell, and the hot weather and major traffic jam wasn’t helping my mood either. I was supposed to go there at 2 pm but I finally got there at 3-ish pm instead.
First, I was sent to this small room with the laser machine. The girl prepped me up first. She cleaned my face cuz I had compact powder on, lol… then gave me painkillers. My old clinic never gave me painkillers… o.O; So I like this clinic way better. Then she put some cream which I’m assuming numbing cream. The cream didn’t smell like the numbing cream they put at Gleaneagles Hospital Skin Clinic (which I loved the smell and got me high lol). Then she put the some plastic on my face. When she’s done, she turned off the lights and put on night light so the room is dim lit. It felt so cozy lol. I was told to rest for half an hour for the numbing cream to take effect I guess. With the soothing music playing (they played slow love songs like Madonna, Savage Garden, R. Kelly, Boyz II Men etc) and with the dim light… I almost fell asleep lol.
After half an hour, the girl came back, cleaned the cream off my face…I didn’t feel the numbness like i did with the cream they used at Gleaneagles o.o So then they shut my eyes with cotton pad or something to protect my eyes from the lasers. I was kinda nervous … cuz you know, this laser might hurt more than pixel laser I did before. Finally Dr. Jeswender came XD Then the procedure start… btw I’m only doing at the area of my cheeks, not the whole face.
When the laser first poked my skin, I was surprised as hell! lol. Okay, it’s like this. When i did the pixel laser, it felt like rubber band slapping your face one by one but with fraxel laser, it felt like hundred of needles are poking through your skin at the same time every second. I’m not sure which hurt more… pixel or fraxel. It was quite painful but tolerable…until it gets to the side…especially the temple area and jaw line. OMG it was painful. lol. I like pain though so I didn’t quite mind After doing the first around of laser, my face is throbbing, and the doc stopped and the girl put two ice packs on my face to cool it down. Ohhhhhh I LOVED IT. When I did my pixel, they didn’t put any ice to cool it down so my face was burning hot! But at this place, because they put the ice packs to cool it down, my face was not burning hot or throbbing badly or in pain.
The the doc went for 2nd round. The cheek areas don’t feel as painful but the temple and jawline areas felt more pain than the first one. After he’s done, ice packs again on my face. I pressed the ice packs down to my face so my cheeks are more numb from the coldness. Then 3rd round, it wasn’t bad at all Then ice packs again then done! The girl then put some cream on my face and I’m done! Dr. Jeswender really do care about how the patience feel, unlike the other place *coughs*
Overall, it was not so bad! Because of the ice packs that they put in between treatment, my face wasn’t throbbing bad, or feel burning hot like when I did with pixel. You have no idea how I felt the minute after i was done with pixel laser before… I felt like my face was on fire and when i left the hospital, I was screaming in pain and had to put my face to the car’s aircond to try and cool it down My face was extremely red-ish and purple-ish too and it was embarrassing to walk where there’s people. Of course, how could I forget the smell of the burning flesh! There was even once when the burning hot sensation and throbbing was so extreme, I had to ask for the ice packs at the counter and some painkillers.. if I don’t ask, they won’t give it.
But with fraxel laser, my face wasn’t as bad.. no noticeable redness, or swelling.. smell of burning flesh wasn’t that noticeable… it was as if I didn’t do anything. So I could walk out without feeling embarrassed. After the girl gave me a cream to put on at home, I walked back to my car and then looked at my face in the mirror… nothing The only thing that’s very noticeable is the pores.. omg lol… the pores on my face are like SO FRIGGIN HUGE… I can see my cheeks’ pores opened up and I can compare my face to the surface of the moon, haha. Imagine two cheeks with hundreds of huge, opened pores… O.O;;;;; But luckily after half an hour, the pores are not noticeable anymore… and like I said, because the post-treatment is not that noticeable, I could even go to pump the fuel, buy stuff at the petrol station’s shop AND go eat at a mamak stall (Indian muslim restaurant) near my place… their mango milkshake/smoothie is so damn good <3 Review coming soon. Oh and the 7-Eleven there has officially opened !
So there’s my story on my first fraxel treatment. After I went back 6-ish pm, I fell asleep.. woke up at 1 am, and now my face is swollen a bit, and the area where I did treatment is dark a bit but unlike pixel which made my skin BLACK, like a completely burnt skin, lol. Now I have to go pack my stuff, so i can drive back to my hometown Ipoh at 5 am. Hopefully I have net in Ipoh.
Btw, on Sunday, we’re celebrating independence day..so Malaysians, HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY/SELAMAT HARI MERDEKA!!!
Semester 4 is officially over!! I’m freeeee!…. for a week.
Oh huge burden has been lifted.
I submitted my last Animation 1 final assignment today.. thank god 3Ds Max finished rendering just in time… I was so scared I couldn’t make it.
My semester 4 went better than I expected. Sure, it has been stressful.. there was conflicts etc etc but that’s normal and there was nothing extreme.. and I didn’t whine as much as I did before, lol. Even Eddie agreed. Unfortunately this is the last semester for my lecturer Mr Eddie. Ya know, he’s the only lecturer that has seen the vulnerable side of me last semester? O.o I hope the new lecturer will be ok and won’t make my next semester a living hell. Next semester will be a short semester, and I’ll be taking only 2 subjects, FILM APPRECIATION and ANIMATION 2. Plus, Ramadhan month will start next week…argh college during fasting month would be torture!
So here’s what I think about semester 4.
At first, the thought of having a class with Ms Jenny is scary, lol. Honestly. Not saying she’s bad or scary or anything, just that I was scared I wouldn’t be able to make it through. I’ve never had class with her, and since I fucked up last semester, I’ve seen her super strict and scary side. I was scared I won’t be able to present good and she’d be disappointed or something. And the thought of having group presentation on most of presentations, and the fact that we have to change group members on each presentation is scary since the class has July batch students from all courses. But everything went ok. I was absent on couple of classes, so I hope that won’t affect my marks that much.
Black & White Photography
Ahhh one of the ‘fun’ classes. It was fun developing black and white pictures manually! I’ve always wondered how they develop photos and wanted to do learn it and I’ve finally experienced it myself. Last Monday, after the assessment, I went to develop the remaining photos I had.. only me and Ying were girls.. the rest were all guys. Omg. It was CHAOTIC lol. I was being bullied by the guys so bad, LOL. Good kind of bullying though. Especially Min and Nik and this guy whose name I’ve forgotten (sorry) I wanted to finish my photos as fast as possible and they keep delaying me, lol. They keep wanting me to teach them how to do them. Plus they keep teasing me and screaming my name for fun, lol. At least they amused me, and my stress was lessen a lot. I went back at 7.30 pm but then it started raining heavily. I couldn’t go home until 9 pm to do my script I had to wait at a kopitiam (restaurant). Luckily there was free wi-fi and I brought my laptop.
Video Production 1
Ahhh… the most stressful one. lol. This is the only class that started well with lots of students, but ended up having only few students at the end. My group was the most unfortunate. Started out with 8 members, one never showed up, down to 7… then one by one had to defer semester. Shooting was the most tiring. We should have gone with the soft drinks idea, because the jeans commercial is HARD. I’ll write in a new post on how my project went, plus I’ll post the advertisement that we did. But during the final assessment, it was a relief that they all liked the advertisement so it was well worth the stress and pain and shit.
This class started out less stressful at first, then quite free but stressful at the last minute.. but I had fun too creating my own movie script lol. I couldn’t submit on Tuesday because I was rushing to finish my photography, but I told Eddie I’d finish it and email him the soft copy by Tuesday night but unfortunately I could only manage to finish my script at 5 am I hope he won’t minus my mark. The next day it was tiring cuz I waited for Jackie to finish his script and print it…then me, him and Ito went to the shop to bind it…went here and there then back at college etc… went to college at 11 am and went back at 5 pm thus fucking up my plan to do animation.
I finally learned 3Ds Max! I’ve grown to love that software.. I want to master it but 3D is so complicated I’ve been torturing my brain for this subject, lol. I couldn’t finish my last project last night cuz I was soooooo friggin tired and my brain just wouldn’t work x.x I fell asleep and woke up at 11 am…I was rushing to finish the animation and shit and thank god it finished rendering before 5 pm. Didn’t turn out as I had planned it but it’s not so bad either. I’ll post the video later and pictures.
In fact, I’ll make new posts for each subjects and post my works. Um maybe I’ll finish my college blog and post it there.
Oh it’s almost 2 am now.. and I’ve written a heck of a long post o.O I took a nap earlier so I’m pretty wide awake now…hmm. I’m gonna do stuff and watch reruns of Friends again even though I’ve seen it earlier before I took my nap. It was the episode where Ross had to go to lamaze class with his ex wife Carol and her lesbian lover. Hehe. Oh since this is related to babies, shameless plug to baby earth site where you can get your crib bedding and stuff. Oh they’re so cute for your baby nursery! I’m like all grown up but I do like their lamps …I want one It’s so cute and you know I’m a sucker for cute stuff..
Oh oh! 7-Eleven is opening at my place, YAY! Now I can just walk to 7-Eleven !!!!!! I’ve always wanted a closer 7-Eleven !!! Oh and there’s a new １００¥えん ショップ (100 yen shop) nearby where everything is 100 yen (RM 4.90). I bought a new cute seat cushion I wanted the candies but since I can’t read kanji, I’m scared there’s pork related ingredients in there.
I’m too lazy and tired to blog about today so I’ll just do a quick blog.
I wanna talk about MALAYSIA. Yes, my country. I love it. I hate it. It’s a love-hate feeling. I’ve been reading on comments about how the Islamic political party wants to ban Avril Lavigne from coming here this month because it’s too ‘sexy’.. seriously it’s a big WHAT THE FUCK news. Too “sexy” is absolutely ridiculous. Malaysians dress sexier than Avril.. PCD performed here and they’re way sexier.. to call Avril sexy is like calling a baby in diaper as ‘too sexy and revealing’. So the concert is still on.. and it’s like a big news or something here. What I’m pissed about is that at superficial.com, there are people misleading other people about Malaysia.
We are not monkeys who lives on a tree top at some forest.
Yes, we do have big buildings. We have cities. We have cars. We have trains. We have Petronas Twin Tower aka KLCC. We are multicultured. It is amusing that there are some people who have heard Malaysia before think we’re uncivilized.
There’s another thing. People thinks that if you hold hands in public, you’ll get caught by some people who are lurking in the corner, I think they meant Islamic authorities or something. That’s bullshit. I can french kiss some guy if I want to and no one would give a shit. It’s a normal thing. Well depending on how public the place is (like with lots of muslims, or religious places), you prolly would get told off because it’s an inappropriate affection in public (lol take it to the bedroom babe) but no one in ‘turban’ will catch you.. unless you’re alone at night with the opposite sex, and someone reports you to them. This term is called “khalwat”… but if no one reports, you’d be fine lol.
So Malaysia is just like America, or any other countries except more multicultured. There’s someone who said we eat on banana leaf and made fun of it…wtf? That’s just at certain places (especially Indian restaurants) that gives you unique dining experience, that’s all. We eat normal like everyone in the world. Plates, spoons, forks, glasses…chopsticks..and some do eat with right hand.. that’s just culture differences. Why do other people think if one small place offers something different which might or might not be good, it reflects the whole country? If I had never known what America is like, then I see a Chinese, eating at a Chinese restaurant in America using chopsticks, can I assume all Americans eat with chopsticks and make fun of it?
Oh yeah, after posting the previous blog, I just remembered while doing the editing, I saved the copy of my last semester 3′s cutout animation that I did with Subrin…you remember…from Intro to Animation class …that nearly failed me…caused me buckets of tears.. and I spent the night at college staying up all night animating it. Well here it is! Finally. Once my advertisement is done, I’ll be posting it too and behind the scene photos and videos. Then my 3Ds.
It’s a silhouette cut out stop motion animation and has over 1000+ frames
Took us a total of 16 hours nonstop to animate from 6 pm until 10 am the next day.
I’ve forgotten to post my other videos too.. Here’s the ‘cursed’ video that has been really ‘cursed’ lol This is the video for the subject that caused me the biggest shit ever, Videography.
And here’s the re-cut trailer from Poltergeist II movie for History of TV & Film class