May 27, 2010

rain, rain, go away..

conveniently just as I'm about to go walking out and about the city with my a3 paper folder and bag which doesn't zip up. Please?

I otherwise quite like the rain. But it was POURING today! WAY to wet to be out. But lovely staying in and sleeping weather I must add for those who didn't have uni today. It rained so much that the Central tunnel was flooding! (that kind of sounded like it was meant to be a 'yo mama' joke) I would have taken a picture but I cbf taking my camera out after wrapping it up in my scarf and putting it in my bag to protect it from getting wet.

Anyway it has yet again been AGES since my last post! This is happening increasingly frequently (I don't think that makes complete sense but I'm sure you get my point.. right?) and I don't like that happening. Oh well I will just blame my 'busy' life of a gagillion assessments and my instinct to resist going home early for this. Hopefully things will pick up again when I go on holiday for 7 weeks.

I GOT MY LENS FOR MY SLR ON MONDAY! Funny story which I'm sure a few people have heard by now. 
I was just about to leave the house to go to uni but then the package arrived. I knew it was my lens and then I was struck by a dilemma. Do I go and catch my train? Or do I stay and open up the box? Not THAT big of a dilemma, looking back I took the obvious choice. STAY AND OPEN IT! And  must say that it was a good choice.
Sure I missed my train and the one after and ended up missing my lecture all together but I finally got to play with my Canon 450D SLR!
First picture I took with my lens... yeah I could have done better but meh

Also new photoblog! To go with my new camera! Here is a link: CHECK IT OUT! 

Tuesday was the biggest fail photo shoot meet up EVER. Spent the whole afternoon looking for yarn with these three monkeys;

From free lunch and custard puffs to laughing hysteria and a one sided food fight. Despite not doing what we set out to do it was quite the enjoyable afternoon. Walking from uni to Market city to China Town to World Square to Town Hall and QVB. Lots of exercise! Also had a Landmark seminar that evening and was taking pictures in the harbour to kill time.

Wednesday  was quite entertaining. I showed up to a 4 our tutorial late without my fold which had majority of my work in it. Walked to USyd where Pansy and Belle had an acoustic gig. Lionel left her phone at uni and was MIA but fortunately I saw lots of other PHS kiddies! Had lunch, packed lunch. Then a small trip to the graffiti tunnel and the quad with my personal tour guide and umbrella and folder case holding chauffeur, Plate Face. He really is too nice. Then the wind and rain decided to pick up just as I was headed back to central. My leather boots were soaked through at my toes! But was a good day, 250+ photos taken!

And that's a wrap of my week so far. Pretty good no? Anyway it's 3.30am and I have uni! So I should hit the sheets now.

Farewell blogger, let's hope I return in the VERY near future.


May 17, 2010

Watching people

Here is a sequence photo of someone jaywalking in front of the DAB building during my tute today. We were meant to be 'fly-on-the-wall' observing.
 And this is what I do at uni.. FUN


The life and times of an Industrial Design student..

Firstly, OMG it's been so long since my last post! Well my last essay anyway, I guess i have just been 'busy'.

Well I have a whole new bunch of assignments for uni again. What do I need to do? Lots of STUFF! Like
  • watch people riding bikes, then interview people, then design stuff and write stuff about people cycling
  • design and make and interactive object/system thing for the home (group work!!)
  • some hair dryer/ drill design thing (I designed a bubble gun!)
  • cut up blocks of foam and styrofoam and stick them together and draw them
  • an ad for soy milk (any ideas?)
  • redesign the umbrella (wish me luck)
Yeah. I think it's ALL due in the last week of sem. I predict NO sleep.. But it's okay come Friday afternoon, the first installment of gigs at the Loft. By students, for students (and the general public who come in on Fridays). Not only that. I'm on holiday for SEVEN MONTHS!

But yeah uni isn't all bad assignments and crap. I'm actually loving uni right now! All the ID kids are so close these days even though we've only known each other THREE MONTHS, not even (though a few people might have known each other from high school but the vast majority, like myself came in knowing nobody. It would also seem our little Friday arvo/nights at the bar are increasing in the number of people attending which is all quite fun. Some people have brought friends who are also looking to become regulars. But Friday is bar night after class. I swear uni is going to turn me into an alco!

More on the gigs at the Loft, I shall be gigging!! Not only that I am kind of the one behind the whole thing.. so I NEED YOUR SUPPORT please. I need to find people from uni to perform. I need to break into the non-first year students. How? Not sure yet. I don't have that many connections. BUT if you know someone who is musical and wants a gig or wouldn't mind performing please let me know ASAP! I shall ask my brother.

Also we need money to stage the show! Any suggestions on who we can go for sponsorship? We only really need a couple hundred dollars for equipment rental and stuff. But stay tuned a Facebook event for it should be up an ready by the end of the week!

Yeah. So that's what I've been up to. OH I got my Canon 450D the other day!!! Sadly no lens yet but yeah. Also the lovely Lynneal has chosen me as the subject for her photography portrait assignment. Photoshoot shall be on Thursday, should be fun.

Also I'm following 57 blogs on my blogger.. I didn't realise till just then. It's quite a lot aye..?

That's all. Goodnight. I have work to do..


May 16, 2010

i love...

unintentional puns...
(or just puns in general but I will focus on the unintentional ones for now)

Puns on their own are GREAT! But what's even better when you make a pun without even realising. It's like a surprise and awfully exciting and amusing. For example;
(while talking about a camera)
Justin: ooh and the sx210 comes in gold too if i get it from hongkong. hehehehe
Me: hahaha. flashy
Justin: llol at flashy.... puns hehehehee
LOL.. yeah.


May 9, 2010

i love...


That man is AMAZING!! One of my favourite artists of all time. Many of his songs in my all time favourites list.

Watched him in concert today for his Heartbreak Warfare tour. It was SOOO good!! And I love how he sang nearly all my favourite songs from previous albums! No Such Thing, Vultures, In Your Atmosphere and Gravity!! Among others. The crowd went OFF!

SUCH a talented musician and he has the smoothest voice! His falsetto is breathtaking and he's a lovely songwriter to boot!

I also love how he doesn't perform songs exactly how it is in the recording. What you hear is fresh and exclusive to the concert audience. He also interacts with the crowd HEAPS! 



May 3, 2010



And now I don't even remember what I was going to post..