Monday, May 12, 2008

Critics are over and the verdict is????

Critic started late today. Oh well, as usual, architects are fashionably late. And some were too busy that the canceled last minute. HAHA. Architects huh? Well, instead of starting at 9.30, it started at 10 something. Still considered Okay in Malaysia.

The two crits planning how to torture those presenting.
Thats what I thought though.
The one on the left is my critic and he is also one of the tutors for Studio 1 but for a different class. The one on the right was my tutor for the egg apparatus assignment. Those who got him are so lucky because he is a relaxed and cool guy. So to start off the presentation, Doreen was lucky number 1. She was presenting on her house for Britney Spears while we were all examining the critics and see their style. Surprisingly, they were okay. Not like how our seniors described it. Maybe those who critic us are still young and hip. HAHA. Well, it was still nerve wreaking for all of us.

The two crits. And no, the lady (Miss Lisa I think) is not sleeping.

Doreen, the sort of Guinea pig for our group. She presented really well. The shocking part was the Crits didn't bomb us, instead gave us suggestions and advice. How cool is that?

Everyone trying their best to impress the crits

Daphne getting some advice from the critics. These two were considered as strict crits.

Benny doing his thing. Very professional look right?

Gordon not looking like what he will usually wear.

And guess wad? Fabian is also one of the crits. And look at the guys head. Pity him. Must have got it bad.

Sherman looks so like a lecturer and it makes the crits look like students.

Huei Liq got a cool comments. Her site + her tree + her house= totally suitable for her character. Thats what the Crits said.

Hau Yee got the comment: " Now, this looks like a house Tiger Woods will stay in."

Wai Sie got good comments but she is not satisfied. Like What the heck?

My presentation board

And there was me. As usual, I was crapping. Got nervous in the middle. Hope the Crits know what I presented.
From Crits: " Your form is unique, just that the choice of materials can be re-thinked."

Not a bad critic I guess, since we didn't really go into the choice of materials which will be used.

Li Qun presenting while also turning on the music played by the character he chose.
Requested by his crits. Hmmm.... It was so emo. HAHA.

The Funny thing the crit said to him was: " I didn't know that your character was an exhibitionist." Commenting on his bathroom.

Darren got Fabian again. Fab was treating Darren differently than others not under him. Fabian was treating Darren as if they were at tutorial. That was bad. Normal attitude of Fabian.

But in the end. All went okay I guess. Darren and Sherman were busy mounting their portfolio. Huei Liq was too hungry that she left for lunch early. She regretted not being able to take this picture with Fabian. My gosh!!! She is so sick.

After all that, it was time to chill chill and chill at our local place where we always hang out after a semester (missing Sherman who decided to go pool) and this time with Aaron L and Benjamin. After a late late lunch at Sakae Sushi, the usual Bimbiba for some and me ordering Chicken Katsu Don. No nice pictures for Sakae because there is nothing special. After lunch, Hau Yee and Huei Liq wanted to go SHOPPING while the rest of us were totally not interested. We decided to go watch IRON-MAN a.k.a. ORANG BESI (sub-titles). It was mostly a second time for the gang but it was my first time watching it. For review, Aaron C gives it a 2 thumbs up for the graphics and the weapons. SOOOOOOO COOOOLLLLLL!!!! Cool to the max. Hope I can watch it again. We stayed till the end of the credits to see something which everyone thought they missed but it was totally Lame. We stayed back just to hear one sentence. ONE FREAKING SENTENCE!

Starbucks was the next place we hanged out at. This is the time we decided to cam-whore as a whole group. And we call it chillax. "Clillax" means chill and relax..... Nice nice start for the holidays.. Architecture students really need a life. And Holidays are the only way we can have a life. Whew...

Order Up!!

The Girls... Wai Sie went back earlier. And Hau Yee is just showing us how "poor" she is...


The guys: (from left) Ben, Aaron C, Darren T, Aaron L and lastly, the rich guy Li Qun. HAHA..


And then a super lame picture.

Li Qun ordered the biggest cup of frappuccino.

Everyone Chillax............... See Huei Liq's big Yawn.

Everyone looks so dead. HAHA.... Thats how tiring our life is. So stressful.

But overall. Its all worth it. Its all worth it. Great course, great friends,

(except for the 2008 March intake. You all just started)



Sunday, May 11, 2008

Stop and smell the roses....

Hmm... With how my course is going, the only thing I am smelling is stress and lots of UHU glue. Stop and smell the roses means we need to take time from our busy life and just enjoy life for awhile. Thats what I need to do this holiday. Stress-free, care-free and relaxation till the max. I miss Kun Ming, China. Just look at the picture, isn't it just brilliant? So calm and soothing. That was last year when me, my mum and Bryan went on a tour there on January. It was still winter then, so the trip was nice. We even went hiking in the stone mountains. I think that is what really inspired me to go into architecture. I mean, try to imagine creating something in the creation that God has already created. He gives me the inspiration to make things like this. 3 semesters have passed and another 9 to go. Oh boy... Only one third over. Oh the joy. HAHA. Its a long road ahead. Tough but equally enjoying. I learn a lot for this one year and a half. More than I learned when I was in secondary school for 6 years. At least I am not forced into studying what I don't enjoy at all. All those science subjects. Thinking about it gives me the shivers. But somehow, I also don't regret studying in the science stream. It sometimes helps with my designs like math and physics.

Yea, so sometimes we just have to sit back and Let God work. Its all for the best. So all I have to do in a few hours time is to present well and keep my calmness in front of the critics. My heart is beating like crazy right now. I may seem calm but deep down, I am nervous. I am guessing some of ya are smirking when I say this. Oh well. HAHA. All I have to do now is hype up myself for tomorrow and keep running through my lines in my head. Pressure is on when Hau Yee is just presenting ahead of me. And I guess she is glad she is not presenting after me. Big pressure right?
I am so gonna stop and smell the roses during my long holidays. Holiday starts Wednesday and last till July 28th. Thats a good long time for my brain to restructure it self and get my mental strength back. My target for the holiday. Improve in my model making skill and drawing skills. That will be my greatest challenge for the holidays. Losing weight is one thing, but I always say it and yet no results can be seen so scrap that. Over all, I am gonna plan my holiday well. Working is one of the things I am going to do. Gotta finish my industrial training fast. Hope my boss is a good man. Well, I believe that life is built on experiences and memories. So, work hard (but not till becoming a workaholic) and just relax and enjoy what life brings you.

Booker T. Washington Quotes
"Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome."

Its time to smell the roses...

Oh yea. To all mothers out there and especially to my mum "HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!"

To my mum:
Because of you, I am who I am today, You gave me words of wisdom in which sometimes I choose to ignore but regret in the end,
You gave me a reason to move forward in life than back,
You showed me love so that I can show others love,
You have been my inspiration for the past 21 years of my life.
To you I have to thank for always being there for me,
From Happiness and sorrow
To the memories you gave to us.
You have lead me to become the person I am today
And taught me the importance of life.
I thank God for you and this comes from the heart.
God loves you for loving me.
You said that I was a miracle in your life,
SO its my turn to say that you are the miracle God gave to me.
Thanks for being there for me mum.
Love you mum.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Ahhh... The smell of freedom!

Finally, after 14 agonizing WEEKS of class and assignments plus another 2 weeks of exams, my 3rd semester at Taylors is just a presentation away from the timely awaited holiday we all deserve.

And yes, this is my happy face.

I smell freedom. No no.. That's just chocolates. HAHA. Nah... I am over the chocolate fever already. Now I just need to think of ways to amaze the Critics on Monday. Submission for the portfolio and the presentation boards is today. Try to imagine what 36 hours without sleep feels like. Nightmare I tell ya. But its weird that I don't feel sleepy at all now. Maybe its because I am filled with joy that this is my final time for this semester where I have to stay up till my eyes are all puffy. The studio where the presentation is looking colourful today. With so many presentation board on the wall in preparation for Monday's judgement day.

Some were overjoyed and loved their presentation board till like this.

And some were ditching each others work but at the same time.

Glorifying their own work.

Yea yea, as can be seen in the photos, Miss Doink is presenting before I am, meaning? I need to out-crap her. HAHA. She is one of the best crap-ers in the group. I remember being in the same class as her for Technical English 2 and we were basically out crapping, and impressing the lecturer. Bring it on Miss Doink. The character she chose is Tiger Woods, a calm golfer, compared to my always over-excited about cooking, Jamie Oliver.
So it was an interesting day.....

Doreen, the only sane one with her presentation board...

Wonder why I say she is sane compared with the others?

Benny thinks his presentation board is such a heavy burden,

Huei Liq was her normal self. Laughing insanely,

Don't ask, Wai Sie is just acting like herself.

Xing Yii, presenting his presentation board

While Suja was listening attentively.

While some were rushing to finish everything.

And some just keep admiring their work.

One of the freakiest and yet interesting model I seen in class.
So after submitting everything early for the first time this semester,Except for Sherman and Darren who gone M.I.A., we went down for lunch at the usual mamak stall. Everyone is excited about the

Ya, this is what I have been doing and I didn't sleep for 2 days to complete.

But I need to thank Tim for his help in making this montage. COol right?

Well, Holidays are coming and I am chilling.