Boom Babeh


So...yeah. Woot. 200 posts worth of my life recorded in readable fonts, for all the world to view and interpret as their own. What fun.

I'm feeling sleepy. Haha. Let's hope I can stay alive long enough to put all I want in here. Here's something interesting to know: I came back to Melaka exactly one month after I went up. Yesterday marked my one month anniversary in KL living the life of a university first-sem student. How did things go? Well enough. There were shitty moments, but I believe that's all part of learning. And, come on, life wouldn't be worth living for if there weren't some screwups along the way, right? Lol.

So for those of my happy friends who'll probably go along paths heading to directions away from the artistic university, I'll tell you now what you'll learn: sharpening pencils!!! =D. Yes, you pay at least 80k for a degree programme at a (supposedly) prestigious art university and when you go there the lecturer says "okay class, this is how you sharpen pencils~~~".

Haha, no, it's not exactly as bad as it sounds. Foundation year's all about learning the fundamentals, right? So if you can't sharpen a pencil right you probably won't be able to draw right as well. And you don't use sharpeners. Penknives, friends. Cutters. Blades. Whatever you call it. And, mind you, it takes goddamn skill. I mean, anyone can sharpen a pencil with a cutter. Whether you're cutting it right and cutting it well is an entirely different matter. Hence the need to actually learn the technique. You get yourself a fancy brand new pencil like this:

and when you're done shaving off wood and graphite that is apparently of no importance, you end up with a pencil (or two- depending on how many times you screw up) that looks like this:
The bottom one was my first attempt. As you can see the poor pencil lost almost half its life through all the sharpening.

And here we have the keys to my condo in Desaria Villa, complete with adorable monkey keychain.
I have keys to doors that don't even lock, believe it or not. Haha.

And this is me hard at work in Design Fundamental class, JRock music and all:

My classmate, also going into Professional Design after foundation, and fellow banana, Clara:

Classmates Yik and Vincent. Vincent is the one guy I know that openly adores pink (that's his pencilbox right over there *points*). He apparently collects awesome headphones and sneakers XD. And he shops more than a girl. Lol.

Awesome awesome crazy girls, Nik and Jesslyn. Nik is Malay and Malaysian but can't speak BM (she's the only one I know in our class- in our semester- to actually be taking the Bahasa Kebangsaan module, lol). Jesslyn's a happy Indonesian with the trademark Blackberry and she just recently purchased a SE Xperia. Richass. Haha.

Dang, I just realized that I haven't a picture of Nayla. Okay, I'll take a picture with her on Monday. Haha.
Oh, and we were making models for Analytical Drawing. Over here is Clara hard at work with hers:

And later on in the middle of the frustration of getting it all right there was a great need to unwind with funky green glasses, one in the form of shamrock and one Nizam-inspired. LOL. Both glasses courtesy of Nik, long-lost sister of our Drawing Fundamental lecturer. Hahaha.


So...that's about all for now. Yay for the 200th post!!! I'll be heading back to the land of the idiots on Sunday, so there might just be time for another post somewhere in between. For now I shall leave you a picture I caught when I finally stepped onto the soil I spilled my blood upon (is that an adequate translation of tanah tumpahnya darahku? LoL). I just happened to be sitting on the right side of the road at the right time. Haha.

Farewell <3 <3 <3



No, haven't gotten myself a laptop/ an internet connection.

Currently in the library doing some research for Analytical Drawing on koinobori and I found....


Reebok Freestyle Koinobori pack. Gawddamn. I'm in love. Pure love. I WANT THEM SHOOOOOZZZZ~~~~~~~ *explodes*

Yeah, I'm crapping. Going to leave now. Stay tuned.


Weekend Break Over

Returning to idiotland nao. Lol. You don't need to know why I call LUCT that.



Alla Turca

Hello hello~

Heidi's songs are starting to grow on me. Haha. Still loving d'espa's album though.

Anyway, had to do research on a country of my choice for Creative Studies, and surprise surprise I chose to research on Turkey. Yeah, you probably thought I'd do Japan or something. But, nah. I already know quite a bit about the land of the rising sun, so I thought I'd take this opportunity to learn something new. And man, am I glad I did. Cause if I hadn't decided to look up on a place I know little to nothing about, I wouldn't have found out about the amazing Turkish Miniature paintings. It's a traditional fine art style developed during the Ottoman's rule over Turkey. Technically it can be classified as historical paintings, as they are mainly depictions of historical events such as victories, festivals, state affairs, etc.

Original miniatures by Matrakçi Nasuh

And then I had the great fortune of stumbling upon Turkish miniature artist, Nusret Çolpan. Really, it was love at first sight when I saw his painting! I feel so overwhelmed when I viewed his fabulous artwork. Then I came to the unfortunate realization that he has been dead for 2 years already. But not before leaving about 300 miniatures to be enjoyed the world over. I especially love the delicate swirls and the flow of the lines in his paintings. It really evokes a gorgeous, maical storybook feeling, especially when coupled with his unconventional themes.

Artwork by Nusret Çolpan

So...yes. Moral of the story? Don't be contented with what you already have. If I'd just wanted the easy way out, I could've easily grabbed a couple of obvious points about Japan/China/any random country I already know of and use that. But if you're willing to o the extra mile, more often than not you'd be pleasantly surprised with the results you get. I'm actually feeling really fed up right now over the whole 'contentment' thing, but I'll try to forget about it and mmob, lol. Right-o, off I go for now. Gosh, I'm feeling sleepy. Goodnight!



For the time being, yes =D

How has everybody been? I actually got sick in KL. Bleh. It was the life at its lowest ebb, lol. But I'm more or less okay, and I'm proud to announce that I've survived the first week of uni life at LUCT! Orientation week was craaaazy, but enjoyable XD. This first week of classes wasn't much; it was mostly introductions to the modules we were going to study. Spent most of my time getting to know the location of classes and the faculty lounge and making friends. I've come to realize that I make friends in the oddest of ways, so if you see me coming your way (which you probably won't see as I tend to pop outta nowhere when you least expect it XD) you might want to head the other direction.

Oooh, listening to d'espa's latest album, Monsters right now. It's awesomeeee~~~~ *squeal* <3

Anyway, yeah, I've made lots and lots of friends, and met lots of wonderful people from all walks of life. It's really fun! I'm sure there're a couple of bad apples somewhere, but I haven't met those yet *touches wood* and really, the great guys totally outnumber them shadowy dudes. The only two (2) things that irk me in LUCT is 1: Almost three quarters of the campus population smoke like chimneys and 2: Almost half of the one quarter are Chinese-ed. Maybe more; I didn't really count. Mind you, I've nothing against these two kinds of people, but...goddamn~ LUCT is like the one place I've ALWAYS dreamt of being in ever since I'd heard of it, and now that the miracle of me getting in actually came true, it dawned on me that I'm surrounded by the two types of people I dislike the most. Hahaha. But I've more or less accepted it, so yeah. I'll live. Who knows, down the 4 years I might just end up as one of either- or both. Lol. TOUCH WOOD~~~ XD.

So, yeah, back for the weekend. Have to do research for a couple of classes, and buy art materials. There's a huge hole in my pocket already just buying paper. Haha. Downloading all the awesome new releases I missed out on. I'll say it again, d'espa's album is AWESOME!!!! I also downloaded Gackt's single for niceness' sake, and I suppose the song's okay...I watched the video and my heart stopped beating. My jaw dropped. In horror. *Sigh*. Whatever, I've given up on the man. Hope the rest of his fans don't stop supporting him. On a happier note, I listened to Sel'm's latest single, Arrow, and it's not too bad, so going to listen to their other singles/albums. So...yeah.

Okay, done for now. Back to staring at random parts of the screen XD.