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Yay my first GIF!
August 29, 2010, 09:12
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Had a very, very delayed realization in the shower this morning — SCHOOL IS STARTING!!!! On Monday, NOT Thursday as I had thought. Which means, my last 4 days of freedom had been reduced to, pathetically, 1!

Definitely the worst kind of realization ever. But I’m glad it came late, if not I would’ve spent the past few weeks dreading this moment.

Still, it feels surreal that, in 24 hours’ time: I would be waking up at 7am, heaving my backpack and heading on a long trip westward. A trip that would involve squeezing and elbowing and stumbling (occasionally) and eagerly eyeing vacant seats nearby, before launching into angry grunts when those seats are swiftly claimed by others.

And then, in Pulau NTU I would be attending two heavyweight classes back-to-back.

Following that, receiving my first homework of the year.

All in 24 hours’ time!

Before the holiday ends, here are a few things I wanted to keep in record:

1. My first flea market

Venue: Red Dot Museum, Date: A few weekends ago

Mission: To design postcards, and book covers (Handmade books, not store-bought!)

The best thing about this was that we had complete creative control. No restrictions whatsoever, no top-down instructions. Feel free to mutilate the books, fold the cover into a boat, adorn it with buttons and fabric and cigarette butts if you wish.
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Too bad flea markets wouldn’t fill rice bowls! Most people came, held items up, made hearts flutter in anticipation, then left…without any purchase.

Still, there were lots of things I admired (and was very much inclined to buy) in our little stall.

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Handmade stuff is the best!

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2. My favourite haunt

Wii Cafe! Don’t ever call Wii gamers couch potatoes, because these games are real exercise. I must’ve gained at least 12lbs of bicep muscles after tackling in one day – tennis, baseball, BOXING and (can you believe it), DANCING!

Here’s the gameplay:

It was fun! So even a kinesthetically-challenged, mass dance-avoiding person like me ended up pledging my allegiance to this game. Band Hero was also addictive, and Taylor Swift’s “You Belong With Me” was the theme song of the day, with every station taking turns to belt out its tune.

“She wears short skirts, I wear t-shirts; she’s cheer captain and I’m on the bleachers…”
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3. Surprise find!

During a hunt for JM’s laptop case at POMO Mall, we stumbled on a tunnel-like entrance that changes colour.
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Which led into….the Lottery Draw Viewing Gallery (that I never knew existed)! Lottery draws were to be conducted before the public then – it was the weekly revelation day for gamblers. The winning 4D combinations were picked via a machine like this:
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Of the people present, heartlander ah peks made up the bulk. Unlike aimless bus-interchange ah peks, they emanated serious intent and purpose; one hand stroking chin, and the other holding on tightly to their 4D slips as they waited. In the midst of all that tension and seriousness, our excitement must have stuck out like a sore thumb, because the security guard kept an eye on us and warned sternly against taking pictures.

I got a shot of an ah pek anyway. So there!
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And so the lottery draw commenced. We tried guessing combinations but none of our guesses were right.

Neither did anyone else strike gold, it seemed. Once the last combination was announced, the ah peks rose without a word and left (in resignation? in impatience?), as the announcer’s voice trailed on.

Well, better luck next time!

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12 Comments so far
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Jiayin! you will be happy to know we sold only 3 notebooks. 2 of which were yours! your design sells! :D

(and yes, sadly school is starting tmr. sian de! but at least i get to meet you all again!)

Comment by shuning (lim)

wah!! is it the doggy? :-D

very sian! well i should go to sleep now. see you in school!

Comment by zhree

hello zheng jiayin, for you

:D

Comment by `jia min

this too this too

\evil laughter*

Comment by `jia min

orh horh, steal! nvm i shall steal reddie smile too :-3

Comment by zhree

this isnt steal. i reorganised your picture… it became neater and i returned you. wanted to act pro and point out that your gif consists of random picture flying around rather than an animation. besides i was bored after i made that reddie reddie.

ahhas my reddie smile is copyrighted too (: other than the character design

Comment by Anonymous

haha i didn’t notice a difference at first except that it seems to look thinner. woah you made reddie, i didn’t expect that. make more!

how did you make the transition smoother? realign the images ah?

then liddat still possible to make the rhythm? (pom pom ….POM)

Comment by zhree

the fact that you didnt realise seems to have marked a failure on the reorganization LOL. yepp i aligned it.

and yea, why should it come as a surprise that i made reddie. (usu you dont name it something like reddie unless it’s like on the spot any how made kind of thing -> one take. ;) )

idk what rhythm you are talking about lols.

Comment by `jia min

the rhythm of the gif: pom pom (pause)…POM :->

Comment by zhree

see! im here, where got xiao shi~
you mean like timing delays?
yea sure. i didnt notice that you actually set the timing differently so i dint change. ahhas

Comment by `jia min

did my comment just go into spam box again ?!
okay try again.
i was saying:
that wasnt a steal. i didnt keep your gif in my harddisk. i merely reorganised your gif and returned it to you. cos partly i wanted to act pro and point out that your gif consists of disconnected images flying around rather than an animation. partly cos i was bored after making reddie smile.

secondly, i pointed out that reddied smile is copyrighted. i made it ^^. but character design is someone esle’s. o.0

spam box ?!> o.0

Comment by `jia min

ooo lousy wordpress :)

hahas guess why im still around..
with thanks to that damnned and cursed @#%$^%&^

Comment by `jia min




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