As I am now serving a full-time mission with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I have left this blog under the stewardship of a family member, who may post updates on how I'm doing as he/she sees fit.
Enjoy your stay!
Sunday, March 23, 2008
My computer is down with a virus (Trojan I think), The hp all-in-one psc 2300 series is not being detected by the family computer (which means I am unable to scan comics to use them in the powerpoint slides for this Saturday's Cartooning Workshop), and even the internet is being a little unstable on the family computer.
Now, I'm on Su姐's laptop. Hopefully nothing else will go wrong XD
This is so going to be School Blues' next story.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
WHAT MAJOR IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
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|You scored as Visual&PerformingArts |
You should strongly consider majoring (or minoring) in the Visual or Performing Arts (e.g., Art, Art Education, Art History, Ceramics, Culinary Arts, Dance, Drawing, Fashion Design, Film, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Marketing (advertising), Music, Music Education, Music Theory, Painting, Photography, Theatre).
There wasn't a single day I stayed on home. Monday was spent at school for Geography remedials, followed by a group study with Girish and Lai Zheng from 4A1 and then soccer mixed with basketball. Tuesday was Chemistry Science Practical Assessment (SPA), with Michael coming over to do homework and study for the whole day. Wednesday was spent in the Chemistry Laboratory for Physics SPA, followed by a History remedial and missing band for a very productive piano lesson with Michael's aunt, 林老师. Thursday was spent in the Maths Learning Centre for Intergration classes followed by fun and games with the 3rd year and 4th year Seminarians at the Stake Centre. Dennis came over to do some A Maths and have some fun with a simple roleplaying game mixed with comic drawing before heading back to the Stake Centre together for the Priesthood General Session, where we listened to the many talks on how "through small and simple things shall great things come to pass". Friday was spent doing Geography homework with Michael all morning while enjoying Symphony 92.4 (fm) followed by a trip to Sim Lim Square to install the chinese language support for my computer, and then loads of fun at the Stake Youth Mutual - Mini Olympics and my favourite oyster omelet at Newton Circus with Benji. On Saturday, I woke up suffering from sore muscles thanks to the overload of fun on the previous night (I was a bit too kan chiong) but went to Singapore General Hospital with Dennis to visit Arjun who was down with Dengue. Band Practice followed without proper ventilation in an enclosed room (an ordeal) and finally a much awaited Waltz lesson.
If you're out of breath reading the above, then you have an idea how busy (and fun) the holiday-I mean break from the normal schedule was. Some photos below...
Lai Zheng and Girish on Monday
Back to school >.<
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Sunday, March 09, 2008
Forgot to mention the awesome event last Wednesday. Went over to Island Creamery to celebrate Marion's 17th birthday with her and Benji. Tons of fun. Photos can be seen here.
Off to bed now. Geography classes tomorrow....
I just realized today that the Cartooning Workshop I offered to do for a Young Men's activity is in two Saturday's time. That's the same week as my band performance and Ying Er's SYO concert... looks like it'll be a rather busy week, then. Not an ideal way to start off the next term of school, but ah.... what the heck.
I learnt a bit about my problems with the piano today. Apparently I do not know how to put weight on the keys. I only tapping the keys, so to speak. Rather than "rolling my weight" on the keys, I'm just "typing", in a way. I've got a long way to go to correct that. Hopefully this holiday I can at least get somewhere.
Sunday, March 02, 2008
Not too much details, but basically I was requested to illustrate for a book that was up for a bid for a grant. I expected to be doing the tip of what turned out to a nasty iceberg, and boy was it a shock. 20 pages in one week?!? That's more than I've ever done in a week's time in my LIFE. I took the offer thinking it would be merely 3 coloured pages as a demonstration. It turned out to be line drawings for all pages and 3 fully coloured ones, PLUS colour indication. I timed it in such a way that I did 4 line sketches each weekday, but when it came to colouring, I was so sick of the whole job by then that I had to take breaks after every colour. I ended up sleeping at 5:30am on Saturday morning (the day it was due), waking up at 11 to hand in everything and make last minute changes. I was too tired for Band and had to go back to sleep for my health's sake.
It costed me a lot of sleep, my Chemistry test (I screwed up real badly since I didn't have enough time for effective studying) and nearly my sanity.
...and yet... here I am, ready to draw again. I guess it's the difference between drawing because I need to and drawing because I want to. Off to the drawing board!