I have no more warranty, I have no cash to send it for repair.
So till then, I'll only be sporadically blogging. D:
I'm depressed about the situation because I need to finish my Final Year Project Report (DUE THIS WEEK!!) with my group, do my tutorials and study for my tests, without my Cupcake. D: (Yes I've named my laptop)
I'll be using school computers, tackling my siblings for the use of the desktop at home and begging people to let me use their laptops.
That's all for now. I'm just going to find a corner, sit down, rock on my feet and suck my thumb now.
I feel terrible. I really blame Mr. Wonderful for this. I celebrated my birthday on Saturday.
In summary I ate alot (High Tea Buffet), drank alot (Tequila shot after buffet, two house pour drinks I can't remember and a Waterfall later at night), got dead drunk and suffered the worst hangover the next day.
Up to now I'm still suffering from the lingering effects of my gluttony.
Physically, that's how I feel.
Anyway, on a deeper level, 21 is a huge milestone for anyone. I'm grateful and glad I spent it with loved ones. Truthfully, the weeks leading up to my birthday was filled with excitement and dread. I didn't really prepare myself for this.
Despite the weeks of anticipation, I'll liken today as having a baby grand being dropped on my head.
I'm 21. So what am I suppose to do? What does it all mean?
(Yep, completely ill-prepared, no wishes, dreams or hopes for the future. The best I did was save my candles and today's newspapers)
I do have some regrets. Like if I can do this day all over again, I'd like to prepare myself.
2. I went for Anime Fest. FOC. Hee! I love networking.
3. I went for the movie preview of Let Me In thanks to omy.sg. Review in post before this.
4. I am too busy to do any major blog updates unless I have to. Sigh...
5. I'm celebrating my 21st birthday this weekend! I'm sorry for those that I can't invite. Its just me and my close friends. I'm pretty broke to celebrate. If not for Mr. Wonderful, I won't even be celebrating.
He's just so darn insistent that everyone deserves to celebrate their 21st. Apparently he didn't get the notice that Jehovah's Witnesses played a pivotal role in my childhood. Birthdays to me if celebrated is a bonus, if not.. *shrugs* its cool.
So nothing much for now, Pretty swamped with school work.
I was invited to watch the preview of Let Me In on Thursdays night and its all
thanks to the wonderful people over at omy.sg for inviting me!
Anyway, the movie is about a boy, Owen and how he befriends Abby, his new neighbour.
From the moment Abby and her father moved in, gruesome, ritualistic murders started happening where the victims are drained completely of blood.
Unknown to Owen, Abby is really a vampire and her guardian, a man she says who is her dad, are behind the murder.
I wont say anymore to spoil it!
Let Me In is an American remake of the swedish film, Let the Right One In.
Which is based on a swedish book of the same title.
I've heard of the Swedish Film but was disappointed that it wasn't going to be shown in Singapore.
But then I heard that they were making "Let Me In", the American remake for worldwide release!
Yes so even before I was invited to the preview of the film, I was pretty excited about it especially when I found a website that went viral, helpme.com.
In the website you are suppose to solve the riddle and as you solve each riddle you are shown an image from the scene, all scary, all very intriguing.
My curiosity was naturally aroused and I solved every riddle after much hard work and brain scratching.
The campaign ended with a deleted scene from the movie which I won't embed here cos you have to try it out yourself at helpme-letmein.com
But I'll leave you with one of the images that one of the riddle will show you.
Its a rather significant image you see and you have to watch the film to find out. :D
As for my personal opinion, I would say that I'd have to watch the Swedish film to make a judgement but from this film, I'd say its really brilliant.
I won't really consider it as a horror film, I'd actually categorise it as an art film with lots of gory images.
The movie focuses on the character development of the two main characters, Owen and Abby and their relationship. It was a little draggy.
I also love the film's portrayal of vampires.
1. She doesn't sparkle
2. She's a hunter first and foremost and human's are just prey
I guess with the trend of vampire movies (Twilight) and TV shows (True Blood and Vampire Diaries) we tend to see vampire as glamorous super humans instead of creatures that have no qualms of killing humans regardless of age, race and political outlook.
So if I were to rate the movie I'd give it a 4 out of 5.
I love monday quickies! I don't have to write alot. Most of the time anyway.
Soo how was your weekend??
Mine was awesome but intense. Instead of slowing down as I enter the third week of school the pace is still the same. Sigh..
Anyway for the past week this is what happened,
1. I went for Bobbi Brown Beauty Workshop! Will blog sometime this week and will let you decide if I look better or like a clown.
2. Mr. Wonderful came back from Genting! Yay! and I'm so happy! He bought me the bag I was craving for when I started threatening him. I was worried the bag would be OOS. So the first thing he did when he got back was get the bag. He's so sweet!
3. I worked for Tone selling concert tickets at the door. Tone by the way is this awesome a capella group! My classmate Qi Min, her boyfriend's one of the singer.
4. We set up the Christmas tree! Yay Christmas is exciting! We've yet to put up the decoration tho.
Once again, Five Things Wednesday for this week is cancelled. My busy schedule is killing me.
How many of us watch local films?
I'm not talking about films produced for cinemas.
I'm talking about local independent films.
I'm pretty sure you'll all go like,
"Singapore film? Cannot make it lah!"
Well let me ask, how do you know?
Have you watched any before?
I wasn't aware of the local film industry here in Singapore until recently. I mean when we talk local film, Mediacorp or rain tree production comes to mind.
AND some of these films have been featured in International film festivals!
So don't say CMI. You discredit your own country's talents.
It was only recently, when we had to attend a couple of film screening for one of my school modules that I realise that yes, Singapore has a small but thriving independent film community and support for them has been mainly underground and not mainstream.
Yet, the support is strong.
One of the venue where local talents are supported.
First take is the Substation's monthly free film screening.
They also have Q & A sessions to give the audience an opportunity to ask questions about their film from how they did it to why they did it.
I really think, they should go mainstream because some of these films are really beautiful and they address or put to light issues and quirks of society.
Apart from Substation, there's also Sinema Old School.
My classmates and I with one of our lecturer who's a huge supporter of independent films.
Why else would we have to attend these screening for our module??
That's right, support local films!
They also hold Q&A sessions.
I'm not sure when they hold their free screenings.
Going for their free screenings are an awesome way to go out on a date.
Also please support the industry by going for their paid screening as well!
I was invited to Granado Espada Renaissance Ball hosted by IAHGames.
And there is no question as to where it is held. The Lawn, Raffles Hotel.
If you're thinking why Granado Espada is somewhat familiar, well its an award-winning Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) developed by the producer of Ragnorak Online.
And to celebrate the launch of the new version of Granado Espada, Version 5.0, what a better way to celebrate it by inviting the elite gamers of the Granado Espada community to have a night of glitz and glamour.
To those invited, we received this beautiful limited edition poster!
As well as have a photo-op with the game characters!
These crystal glasses are limited collector's item, each one has a serial number! If only I could afford it.
Well the ball isn't just to celebrate the launch, its also a time for gamers to give back to society.
IAH Games was going to auction off rare in-game items where all the proceeds will go to Habitat for Humanity Singapore.
The bloggers who were invited with the beautiful MC for the night Reiko, dressed as Valeria.
The newest non-recruitable Non-Player character in the latest version.
Apart from having a new RNPC, other new features of the games include a new map expansion, Castilla Island, Free RNPCs which were once cash items, new dungeons, new roulette item reward system for fairer reward distribution and new expert stances.
The reason why its a "Renaissance" Ball is because the new version features renaissance influence and architecture, moving away from the baroque influences it had previously.
Hong Peng and Joyce were at the event too! Note HP's t-shirt. Hehe.
Venessa and her boyfriend, who wanted to try the game but no such luck. D:
I wanted to try too!
The food was awesome! It was mostly petit fours but generous in amount and I am in love with the Argentinian dessert wine.
I loved it a little too much a think.
HP with Mr. Wonderful!
The sucessful bidders of the auctions! Together their bid amounted to over $7000!! The highest bid was $1,300 for an in game item!