Saturday, November 24, 2007

Loy Krathong Festival

Well, despite all that painful hours in the bus yesterday (the driver got lost, driving us from one hotel to another within a few MRT stops took 3hours), we ran into the Loy Krathong festival held once a year here in Thailand~ Found some info on it on wiki and here.

It's held on the 12th fullmoon in the traditional Thai calendar. People will go to their local canal/river to release their krathong.

Mine =3

Someone praying before releasing hers.

And some people release theirs:
and...Like a river of stars... beautiful isn't it?

This was the nearest location to us, not a major one. Heard there're fireworks at the bigger ones like near the palace. It was very nice though.

Tomorrow we're moving into the official hotel, Grand Mecure. The one we'd been staying in is a boutique hotel called Veronica Residence. The design's not bad but the quality and convenience of things are kind of terrible. The water pressure is so miserable the amount of time it takes to rinse my hair is not even funny.

PS: I'm really curious, why is it that when I am in Singapore I never get a single wrong number call in like a thousand days, but when I'm overseas I get at least 4-5 EACH trip. Grrrr.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Gundam 00

Can someone explain to me why it looks so freaking much like Gundam Wing?! The mobile suits look so much like replicas T_T But but I wanna watch~~~ It looks so much more exciting than GSeed, kira was just too much a wimp for me to finish that series.

I did read reviews saying that it's almost like remaking GW for the modern audience, but oh well... will see how it turns out. Somehow I don't fancy the fashion sense of current-day anime =.= Oh man I feel old, GW was actually 1995...

It's been so long since I'd watched any anime, all the seiyuus I liked seem to have disappeared ._.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The prince and the princess.

Lalala~
Krys's jacket by Veliani, Ksenia's dress by me.

Monday, November 19, 2007

The Midnight Game.

Clockwise from top right: arissa, dawn, joie, shaoyang.

Thank you girls, I hope you all had fun and like the photos. ^^

Friday, November 16, 2007

I get so jealous every time I look at artists' blogs because they look so... artsy. and fun. and well, artsy. And... you know... artsy.

It's not like I do not sketch and plan for my shoots (rarely, really. Although when i do sketch i hardly follow, or when i follow they hardly turn out like the sketches, and the sketches are horrible to begin with anyway, so why're they needed again?), but those papers just always disappear.

I promise the next time I have one I will keep them and make a little "zemotion's photoshooting zero to zero" with sketches, wip pics and much much more. From zero to shooting to finishing to how the next one begins, in hopes of decorating this little space just a little more. In fact, maybe I'll sketch up the whole thing.

On a second note, rummaging through things I'd done for school. There's a surprisingly large amount of writings and pictures I've long forgotten, I've even designed a set of underwear before. XD

The eye lingers a little longer on something because it is more intensely interesting than something else that's usually seen. Sometimes it's contradicting, sometimes, it's never understood.

Some of the last lines I wrote for the set, it's like, 2 pages long. x_x

And so, out of curiosity, the digging continues.

More photos, more writings, more sketches, more, and more, and more. Ahhh and melodies sounding half Bach and half opening-theme-song-ish, it's so random but they aren't that bad at all, pity they're only a couple bars long and I never finished any. Hehe.

Something epic is going to happen on Sunday. Epic~ Epic desu!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

In the beginning, or somewhere at some point of time near what started this all, I'd prayed and yearned for one day that X Japan will return. And when they do, I'd definitely be at their Live no matter what.

I'm probably being a little too dramatic, but chatting with Eric (mizeryFree keyboards) reminded me just how much my flame of love for X still burns.

Ahhh too many things going on at once.

Anyway, for EOY and CF, please email me the prints you'd like to reserve so I can keep track which ones to surely have a copy or two since I'm not printing everything. You know the usual drill. Take your pick from here and here.

Oops. In the case of not knowing how it works, just email me and I'll let you know. :P

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

A lot of drama today. But I'm so very inspired by all these things.

Attended Broncolor's seminar today too, the light's quality is really amazing... it was unreal.

By the way, here's my little travel schedule, in case you're trying to catch me:

27th Nov - 5 Dec - SEA Games Bangkok
15 Dec - EOY - I'll be selling Kuang Hong's prints as well as mine.
16 Dec - ComicFiesta - Kuala Lumpur, same as above.
17 - 31th Dec - Beijing

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

A Silent Melody

A song without words.

Self portrait. The hair and makeup for this shoot took me almost 3 hours, you can't really tell here, but you'll see when I update the other shots later on. It was a long shoot... 11 to 6. The last time I'd done self portraits was February, this is probably the longest session yet.

MPA's finally over, both the grading that I'd written about in the previous entry, and a seminar conducted by David Oliver together with the Master Photographer competition that was held on the 2nd day.

Here're some photos from during preparations.. I always forget to take them. So there's only these few.

First few run of proofs, the 2 from Forgotten Fairytales. Tried on almost a dozen different papers and profiles. I remember myself having a bad migraine just having troubles with deciding.

Settled on the paper, more proofs.

Final prints, mounted.

and more prints...

My works won in 5 categories: Commercial/Advertising, Fashion, Black& White, Avant Garde Portrait and Classical Portrait. I was also the winner for the Singapore Master Photographer 2007.

Thank you Ryan and James for the support and making it possible. It was a great learning experience, also to Jonathan, William, Damien, Eric, Ukay, you guys were such fun to be with. :D

Here's one testing them out large. Like, 33x44"? Look amazing huh. *__*

Well that's all for today, I'm really tired from the shoot. Gotta figure out how to fix this macbook pro tomorrow. As usual it's screwing up on me again. Refusing to read anything from the USB. Gah~~

Sunday, November 4, 2007

So I've gotten my Associateship for Master Photographers Association's grading today. I was told by the judges that I'm the youngest in the organization worldwide *_* (they have about 2000 members, in which about 350 are associates and 250 are fellowships).

Well, I'm done with school. Maybe you can make it a temporary withdrawal that becomes permanent, say like, Hyung Tae Kim? XD

Anyway, out of boredom a few nights ago, I made a friend get blogger too~ check it out here: nd chow

I even made his banner lor, DI work inclusive. *coughs* though it's colours only *cough* lalala~

but then again, it's a pretty picture, so it's okay. he's a really good photographer in japan, so do check out his site too. he's singaporean <3

Friday, November 2, 2007

好好学习 天天向上

Thursday, November 1, 2007