Downpour of the golden grains

Things to do:

1. Declutter
2. Harmonica
3. Catch-ups
4. Driving
5. Time-out
6. Get a job

I tried my best to keep the list concise. But a façade, it is.
Underneath this cool exterior is but a tornado of to-do list items.
It’s a wonder my mind hasn’t already been wrecked.

Ain’t nobody got time to become a l’uomo universale in this time and age.

I cri evrytiem.

October 2015

01 Gothic Discussion

Too much light in a gothic cathedral! We are so gonna rock the presentation with our props and stuff! Content wise, well… *crosses fingers* HAHAHA

Had lunch at the Shrine of Emmarlene as Mingrui had kindly dapaoed for Elaine, Wesley and I :)

02 2D and FD Make-Up

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Ahhh, project two is so difficult to conceptualize :(
We had an outdoor drawing session at Chinatown for FD make-up class. It was fun!

04 End of Recess Week

06 Gothic Presentation

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As it was a ‘dark age’ and associated with the subculture, we got everyone to wear black!

07 Homework Club @ 4D Lab

Freda, Xintian and I have each found our favourite spot in the 4D lab. Goes to show how much time we’ve spent there!

08 Thursday Drawing Club @ 4D Lab

The drafts I did for 2D Project 2 the previous night were ALL rejected :( Drew a whole lot of figures that evening with Zhixin. We became acquaintances with John and Priya that day!

10 Jing’s 21st Birthday Celebration

BFFs for 15 years and counting!

11 Phototaking of Clay and Paper Models

12 Homework Club @ 4D Lab

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Camped there the entire day and night with Freda and Xintian, finalizing our 2D for print. We did it! Only left ADM at 5.30am (it was deadly silent throughout my walk back to hall). I showered and went back to school to meet the girls for breakfast which they promised, but then they fell asleep!!!

13 Awkward walk is awkward

What happened to breakfast?!! *cries* So I became the first to reach the class despite not being from the presenting group (Renaissance). It was the re-birth of the classical antiquity so they got us to wear white!

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The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo

15 Thursday Drawing Club @ 4D Lab

Shading 8 faces seemed like a piece of cake as compared to the usual 5 pages of figures to draw, so Zhixin and I thought that we would be able to finish early and I would be able to attend CAC night. How very wrong we were!!!

16 Live model session

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Credits: Dee

Dee and Ryan can’t stop laughing at me just because I drew certain parts wrongly :(

18 Art History Essay Submission

So glad I managed to complete it on time!

21 Homework Club @ 4D Lab

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Tried painting some drafts for the last 2D project and edited Xintian’s critical writing essay.

22 Thursday Drawing Club @ 4D Lab

Didn’t have to draw this week, but we needed to come up with the concepts for our final FD assignment. Double exposure ain’t as easy as it is cool! We went to Canteen 8 to have 麻辣香锅 for dinner :D

23 Harmonica Mini Concert

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Daniel makes a funny emcee. Kinda regretted not signing up for any of the small groups after hearing Darrell and Christy play. I like Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree a lot, and Always With Me too!

24 Catherine’s Wedding Lunch

Loved the song list and food. Went back to 3D room that night to work on my plant with the usual buddies.

25 Homework Club @ 3D Room

It’s a sunday but… 3D whole day everyday. Plus to watch Edward Scissorshand for our 4D assignment.

26 4D Group Discussion

It just so happens that we’re all taking critical writing this semester so yayzers! Monday afternoons freed up to do 4D!

28 Homework Club @ 4D Lab

29 ADM Halloween Night

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30 New Ponyo score

I prefer the old one T_T

31 Nicolas’ 21st Birthday Celebration

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Went prop shopping and printing in the afternoon before meeting up with the rest. I got to learn that morning that Nathan and Nicolas knew each other! So that night, I had one of the longest chat ever with my cousin, hahaha! Anyway, Nick had a cool attic which we went to play Cards Against Humanity in and I was surprisingly good at that game!!! Just choose those that I don’t understand = win. Hohoho.

Took an hour to get home cause I missed the last 13 and had to take a detour. Only when I reached home did I remember that I’ve left my props at Nick’s house -___- blurcokfang. Thankfully, the rest were still there and I got Dee to bring it back to hall for me! Grateful :D

September 2015

This space is about to be bombarded with updates of my mediocre life over the next few days just because I have an obsession over retaining memories. And because I feel that every day in ADM is worth documenting! Here goes…

01 Fullerton Healthcare

It was only the fourth week of school, way to go. I remember meeting Zhixin for dinner at Canteen 1. How I managed to make the 20-minutes walk there without collapsing, I don’t remember. Perhaps I had believed that I was made of anything but flesh, I had even wanted to attend CCA that night. Only after Zhixin’s constant nags did I relent and heed her advice. A brief visit to Fullerton’s later, I got some paracetamol, throat infection pills and vitamin c.

02 MC

Tried doing some 2D in the afternoon to no avail. Had dinner with Elaine and Eugene!

03 Thursday Drawing Club

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What people think Art students do

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What Art students really do

LOL just kidding, we do both. It’s just that I suck at blind contour drawing. Anyway, here’s Zhixin and Afiqah after seeing my hideous rendition of their faces:

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They are nice people for not abandoning our friendship after witnessing my (non-existent) drawing abilities.

04 Zhixin had a great fall

05 Mingrui’s 21st Celebration

It was a nice party, complete with an awesome host, food and company :)

07 Daiqian’s Farewell and Monoprints

So proud of and excited for her!!! :’)
Anyway, that night saw me slugging back to NTU to choing 2D after the BBQ party where I met some interesting people, haha.

08 More Monoprints (with Troopers)

We had the harmonica audition that evening which I screwed up due to lack of practice. So I got sorted into Section 3, the one playing the accompaniment notes, lol! Not sure if the student conductor was speaking the truth or merely trying to console me when he told me that I was placed there because I was the few who could play the lower notes. But errr okay, I’ll buy it. HAHAHA.

09 Even More Monoprints

Was done with mine around 10pm but went to school to help Zhixin. We stayed there till 4am?! That was the day our daily study (or project to be exact) group started. You’ll see.

10 2D Project 1 Submission

11 Polling Day Holiday

12 Mini meetup with Kaiying

I was fretting over Teal Blues and she kindly lent me her Nikon and gave some story suggestions.

14 iMovie

We had dinner in 4D lab where Shuainan taught me how to use iMovie!
I am so bad at 4D softwares eeek!

16 4D Project 2 Submission

My mood was so badly affected that day that I decided to skip lecture in the afternoon. Oh and in a bid to escape the hall’s fire drill, I went to find Mingrui in the 2D lab that night. She was teaching me southeast asian art history based on really funny notes that her classmates had come up with. Charlene and Elaine joined us after 1am.

17 Thursday Drawing Club

Mosaic drawing got me like asldkjfiaewojfmn. Got to witness the most epic rap battles of all time that night dawn, hahaha. Zhixin and I ended up not even completing the drawing.

19 Huimin’s Flight

LOL, picture from nYears ago because I couldn’t be at the airport. Another of my closest friend is flying off to the UK! I have never felt so sad and happy at the same time.

21 A night at the library

Went hunting for art history books with Zhixin to save our bibliographies. Most of them have been whipped off the shelves already, haha. Apparently, we weren’t kiasu enough ._.

23 Gothic Lecture

First time staying awake and not having my soul wander into lalaland during lecture. Of course I couldn’t have done it if I hadn’t bought a whole bunch of snacks to stuff my face with.

26 Botanical Gardens

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3D make-up class where we had to observe the plants in order to make our own imaginary ones. It was a fun day where we couldn’t tell apart the times where Xintian was taking selfies or pictures of plants and that she kept saying “我要回家” and also, I think I took more photos of Huizhong than of any other plants! Had a fulfilling lunch at Carl’s Junior with Zhixin and Huizhong before heading back to school. Dined at Canteen 1 with Zhixin that night. A baby was screaming his lungs out over chocolate milk D:

27 Harmonica Camp (?)

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It was more like a nua session, hehe. We learnt a new score (Ponyo), had pizza and played games.

28 Start of Recess Week

30 Troopers KBBQ

Met DGG for lunch near his workplace (he came to NTU to fetch me ^-^). Then spent the afternoon working on art history slides at NAFA after finally collecting my certificates!

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Look at our happy faces after the meat fest. We also went to have ice cream and a midnight shopping spree at JP’s NTUC, where Elaine succeeded (after putting in a considerable amount of effort) in stopping Charlene from buying all the snacks in the store.

Change of plans

I had intended to shred my SP FYP report for use in the Foundation 2D final project.

Despite having absolutely no trouble locating it, I can’t bring myself to tear up eight whole months of hard work and a whole bunch of memories, bitter and sweet. Also, how on earth had I manage to have conducted all those experiments? A little more than a year in the lab yet I can’t seem to remember.

Get a grip on yourself girl, it’s just the draft. You still have the soft copy!

I don’t know… I don’t think I can do this :(

I don’t want to forget.