Monday, October 23, 2006
you see i was bored
you know doing revision for chem and all
but then the integrated webcam got the better of me
the lightings not that great, neithers the color
but hey, its still worth fooling around with :)
renditioned soulessly at 8:34 PM
Thursday, October 19, 2006
i watched a video for gp the other day
something i dug out from colac.
anyways it was this video on youth culture and advertisement infringing youth culture
does youth culture mould advertising, or vice versa.
or is youth culture the product of our own design?
the video threw up the fact that advertisements are moulded by youth culture
and that advertisements are marketed for the youths
such that the youths are the clientele and the advertisements use youths as marketing research
in other words, advertisments cater to us
but then, how do they do this?
they search for trendsetters, people who have the difference that may be picked up by our fashion/sports/etc radars
then ironically, we pick up on these people whom we have previously labelled different/freaks
the cycle then continues, after such trends have become fashionable/popular and the conglomerates pick up on these
we deem them all the rage, something that will fade and then the marketing research goes on
how do we get sucked into this cycle so often,ipods, nano-tech, mp3 players, portable dvd players, digimon?
basically by researching our youth culture, advertising firms have chanced upon the wonderous virtue of understanding the youth today
in a nutshell, they make us think that they understand us, so much so that we bring them into our lives and declare them life long partners, till death do us part, in sickness and in health
isnt it funny how we often declare our rebellion against society: no one understands us.only us.
and we go deep end diving with the people who claim they understand us so they can drown us in the deep end of the pool?
we get so caught up trying to keep up with the latest fashion, latest trend, latest this latest that, all that were tailored made so that we the fishies in the pond would continue bitting at that bait till we were caught hook,line and sinker, only to be thrown back in to continue the cycle.
so basically that was about it.haha
yes. look at that next advertisement cautiously before jumping up to declare to the whole world that the new ipod/phone/etc is the next big thing
cos once those conglomerates take those out into the market, sometimes too much of a good thing isnt all that good.
and the best would be for us to just set our own trends,stay in front of the cycle and not move with the rest of the sheep in the herd.
haha kk long post. shan't kill you ppl anymores
anyways i went to NUS today with darl and his frens
somehow i decided to go play badminton with them
haha.i think i thrashed him
he thinks it was equal
i think otherwise
so go figure haha
i just don have the stamina laaaa, my skills better MUCH MUCH BETTER
it was quite fun, making him run much much.
go back come front fumble fumble crash oops
haha but now i'm aching all over zzz
4 blisters 2 on feet, 2 on hands
and i cant write properly, cant hold the pen without it going all haywire
haha nvm i had fun ((:
*hugs* free hugs anyone?haha i'm in a good mood d:
renditioned soulessly at 9:17 PM
Saturday, October 14, 2006
okay don ask me why.
but tag-board is no longer working
i'm gonna get a new box there
anyways the pics are up
i like this one.
haha this the one we got chided for taking in the shop
me naomi and tracy
the 3 musketeers
the sexual harrasser jun rui haha
the class at cine
and the hauntingly cute blue octopussy thingie that pops up every pic or so
renditioned soulessly at 12:58 PM
Friday, October 13, 2006
i'm like so tired.
these few days i just wanna sleep away.haha
that would be so much better than all the studying i have to do.
chem mock on mon, tuition on tues,etc etc
today was the last day of (officially) of school.
as of now i am officially, as pronounced by the school, a graduate of the 2006 batch of cjcians.
well thats kinda understated.
i mean how can we be graduates if we have yet to prove our mettle in the upcoming A's?
nuts i tell you.
anyways had some fun out today.
although i wasnt sposed to be out.
but yea. went down to town with the class
but was driven half nuts by the constant plan changing of the fickle minded
so carefully orchestrated was this symphony by the band that we ended up eating at around 3, aft waiting for a table for around 10 to 15minutes.
that was aft we ended school at 1230
but it was fun aft that.
lots of sharing with melly nicky lippy and naomi
lots of jacking
lots of shopping.
haha. bought 2 pairs of earrings
got chided by a shop assistant for taking pictures in the shop
and poked around at mindlessly cute objects
anyways if i have anytime
(which of course i will have)
or i remember
or i am not lazy
make it all 3 actually haha
i'll upload some pics for viewing of the last day of school
"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese
as so stated
i do remember the moments of fun
and complete bliss without worries.
but for now
i have to contend with the looming shadow of A's
that seems to induce me partially to dissociate and diffuse into my books of knowledge.
renditioned soulessly at 9:16 PM
Sunday, October 08, 2006
thats the highest in 3 years.
according to the papers it was first 73
all rated highest in 3 years
cant they wait for it to get higher
before they make a sweeping statement like that?
nuts i tell you the media in singapore
they cant make up their minds unless the PAP says its politically correct and its legalised to be put in writings.
anyways the haze just sucks.
it makes me feel damn sick. it smells like burnt leaves like 24/7 around here
and you turn on the lights in the room in the house with the windows and doors closed and you can just see smoke.
this is within a 4m range.
it was even worse yesterday night
went over to melly's for lantern festival with darl
it wasnt really a lantern festival thing.
more like food and games around
played dota 2v1 with frens (me being 1)
and owned them. yea!
anyways. i've promised myself to study
at least to try to study to get my results for A's
but, theres this nagging feeling thats there
the one that tells me i have so much time
and that makes me feel like i have all the time to slack now
i think i shall go be sick with all the haze now.
don wanna go schl tomorrow. gah.
renditioned soulessly at 10:13 PM
Monday, October 02, 2006
i'm torn between staying christmas and darling's bday in singapore
or spending that time in the US with my aunt who lives there.
i really dunno.
on one hand a long road trip seems fun.
i mean like how many times do you get to do this?
a drive from florida to texas to arizona to nevada and ending up in Las Vegas then driving back(grand canyon included)
and even then i get to stay in the US for some period before i decide when to go back
some tell me its kinda long and not worth it.
espc in winter.
but it sounds like a once in a life time thing
i wont get to do this next year or something
maybe after my Uni life
but i really donno.
its got me
i'm seriously torn.
the other trips alrite.
it ends with me coming back to singapore on the 23rd
so its pretty alrite.
i'm flying to milan around the 2nd week of dec and coming back on the 23rd
that leaves me with 4 days to prep my darls bday stuff.
but the road trip
this whole i'm-gonna-have-loads-of-time-aft-A's
i mean i cant seem to grasp what to do during this time.
its all so messed up
everything pops up everywhere.
and there just seems to be so much to do.
gonna discuss this with darling tmr.
but i think i noe what the outcome mite be.
renditioned soulessly at 8:52 PM
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