Sunday, May 27, 2012

Besides writing....

I dance...

We performed this this morning for Parent's Day. 
It's a simple fun dance and I'm surprised that we were pretty neat, especially the kids. 
The 5 girls did such a great job!

Check it out:

You can also check out my other dance videos on my youtube channel :) 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Trained to Think

I just stumbled across a blog and thought I should address the issue.

The author of the blog mentioned how he/she (sounds like a she) dislikes people who over analyze a film or a book. Well, I'm pretty sure he/she is not the only one.

But here's the point of view of a graduating film student. Every semester, we have a subject or two which requires us to write journals and film analysis'. If one wishes to score better grades, the more things you would have to analyze; from colour to lighting to framing and even to dialogue. The more you write about these stuff, the more marks you get. Simple as that. 

Over the years, we have been trained to watch films so closely that it becomes a habit. 

I discovered it had become a habit in me when I was watching the final episode of Desperate Housewives. The closing sequence had the characters in scenes with a single colour theme. The colour was.... blue? I can't remember. It was when I pointed it out out loud that I realized I'm going to have a problem at simply enjoying films when all my eyes tend to do is spot relations.

I hate that part of me. Haha. Then again, analyzing is pretty fun, cause it can help you predict the future events in the film. But wheres the fun in watching a film if you already know the ending right?

It is both a curse and a blessing.

Unfortunately for us, we will be stuck with this habit. So, don't dislike us who over analyze, we were merely trained to think that way.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Doodle Books

I have them. I have 3 of them. Instead of pictures, I doodle words; poems, beginning of unfinished short stories, ideas, concept, characters, places, names, etc, etc...

I just opened up one of them today, and remembered I wanted to write a book through poetry, something like Dr. Seuss. I have already written 5 out of 15 chapters and I think I can finish it soon enough.

The best part about looking through these books were the memories of ideas, worlds and characters that returned to the tip of my mind. They are like old friends I have never seen for years, and old places I have never visited for a long time. 

It also reminds me of the vast world of my imagination that is still living and breathing in my mind, and though I may have not been there to clean up the cobwebs, they are like old generators, humming softly in dark abandoned warehouses.

I miss those worlds dearly. Heck, I wish I could expand them, but in my head, there are just too many that I tend to forget and neglect after time. Ah, the gift of imagination.

I'd like to think I'm unique enough to have created so many worlds in my own mind, yet I know there are many people like me out there. I'm not so special after all. But I would make it my duty to unleash these worlds into the real world one day, if I think they are worthy of exposure. 

Till then, I'll see if I can clean some cob webs up and share a few of my little stories to my blog readers on my wordpress. Or here. It depends. I don't have followers here.

Anyways, to those who are reading, which is probably no one, have a good week ahead! 

Monday, May 7, 2012

Self Discovery

I discovered the truth about how I feel.

It's too complicated to explain, but it's the truth. 

In light of recent discoveries, I have realized that that grain of emotion was merely stimulated to fill a hole that has not been patched up. 

Hence, what I'm feeling could be fake... or not. I don't know.

I guess sometimes I feel what my mind tells me to feel. I don't know what is real when that happens. 

They say the mind plays trick on you, and indeed they are right. Whoever they are. 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Logo Designs

Slytherins of Pottermore is currently having a Logo competition. Apparently, there is a mystery prize!

They are also planning on printing the winning design onto shirts and will be sending it to all their members, which includes me, I think (I was a member added by one of the admins, I never really registered. Oh well.)

Since you can submit 3 designs, these are my 3. The last one is still a work in progress, so if you have any suggestions on how to make it better, let me know in the comments below!

I'm not a Photoshop wiz, I've just been using Photoshop for 4 years now. There's just so much I can self learn in 4 years.