Monday, June 29, 2009

I want to announce something too~

Ahem... Caroline Chong Chun Fung here.

I want to declare something too after reading Chan Li Yi's recent post:

I AM SO TOUCHED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

First Day Back to School...

Not the best topic to write about but life has become more interesting ever since I went to Design. XD

But first, I shall start with some little things that happened just before holiday ends.


Currently, my Baby Eeyore is undergoing one of the stages of the water cycle called "Evaporation" because I accidentally dropped it on the floor and it became dirty. So my Eeyore had to take a bath. X_x

And not only that, I finally became a Dragon Knight!!!
To show all those that has no idea what is a Dragon Knight...

And yup, I'm still doing Orbis PQ, need to get about another 9 feathers before I can get the bracelet. But I heard from others that it's really hard to obtain the bracelet after getting 40 feathers.

And today, when I told Yong Zhen about my 3rd job advance, she told me how she did her job advance for a Priest.

She had to use Magic Claw to attack the boss and the boss is really strong plus it can summon tauromacis and her hp is so pathetic and they kept attacking her...

After hearing it, I laughed so hard she thought I went nuts! Lols!!!

And for FDS (Foundation Design Studio) today, we had to DRAW WITHOUT THINKING! o.O

Not only that, we had to draw really, really, really slow, like a snail crawling through the paper. *Faints* A lot of people seemed to fall asleep while drawing it! Lols! And Priscilla who was sitting beside me went to sleep after drawing for a while. LOL!

This is the end product after drawing really, really, really slow and really, really, really long...

I'm currently still experiencing my craziness over Jolin.
So... Can you spot Jolin's name in my drawing?

Although we are supposed to draw without thinking. But I can't help myself. It's so boring and the first person I thought of was Jolin... >.<
Don't tell my lecturers, okay? :P

Click on image to enlarge.

So can you spot it?

I wrote Jolin's name twice.

I'm going to reveal the answer...



Give it a try first!


Here goes~

Here's the answer. Did you managed to spot it?
Click on image to enlarge. XD

You thought DRAWING WITHOUT THINKING is easy? Didn't you.
No. Actually you're wrong. Half-way through drawing, either your mind wanders off somewhere else or you'll fall asleep.

Even if you aren't bored over what you're drawing, you'll be bored at the speed you're drawing at.

And not only that, look at the portion of the drawing I've only completed! o.O
It's on an A2 paper. *Faints again*

After FDS, it's lunch break and suddenly, we were enthu about going to Food Court 1, hadn't been there for weeks. Haha!

And then, we had our next lesson, BDC (Basic Drawing Class). Sian... Haix... *Sighs*

But I think this week was okay, because we didn't had to emo for few hours without talking and drawing still life on a large piece of A2 paper with charcoal in a dark room with only a lamp shining...

This term, we are learning how to draw humans and so we go back to the very basic.

The Human Structure aka BONES. o.O

And we had to draw the front and side view of a human skull. o.O

After that, we were supposed to do 2 workbook exercises in class but I only managed to finish one, my friends too.

So the exercise that I did was to draw the side view of a human.

Introducing my Model~

Zhen Yi!!!

Actually it's our model because Zi He & Arina drew Zhen Yi's side view too.

At first I wanted to draw Zi He cause he was sitting beside me, then I saw Zhen Yi and I thought that she would be easy to draw because her hair covers most of her face :P. Except for the part when she kept moving...

The End Drawing

Not bad I think, at least it looked like her. XD

Starting School Really Soon... ...

Really, really soon. In probably about another 8 hours time. o.O

And I just got a feeling that my holiday just started. Because I just finished my homework after 2 tedious weeks and I can finally settle down to do my stuffs and play maple.

I finally became DRAGON KNIGHT after a long time!!! XD

And I got this holy symbol on top of my head which I've totally no idea what it is. Lols.

Anyway, to summarise what I did for this holiday.

For the 1st week, I chiong Maple + going out to celebrate Amy's very belated birthday.

And because Amy's birthday was not organised by either me or Amy, somehow the birthday celebration wasn't fun. All we did was to watch movie together, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, and eat dinner at Lot 1. Lot 1! OMG!

The only thing good about Lot 1 is that Jolin had an autograph session there. And that day we went to the rooftop garden so I tried to recall the scene when Jolin was there... Ah~ *Daydreams*

And after Amy's birthday celebrations, Yuit Ping & Joey chiong home without saying goodbye. Leaving me and Amy all alone. So we continued to talk, and talk, and talk. I guessed we probably missed the times we had together, we suddenly had an urge to talk all night.

So I tried calling my grandma to ask whether Amy could come over to stay overnight but she wouldn't let. And so I tried very hard to persuade my mother to let me go to Amy's house to stay overnight.

Then, we chatted all the way to 5am plus before we finally fell asleep. o.O

We didn't really had a proper place to sleep. So we either lay on the floor if we wanted air-con (staying in her older sister's room) or to lie on the sofa (without air-con). o.O

Then for the 2nd week, I tried to do my homework and I was planning to finish it in one week but I failed.

I did my homework, then slack a little (because continuous drawing for several hours will make me go nuts), use laptop a little.

And for the 2nd & 3rd week of the holiday I visited very frequently so basically my username, Carroty, was all over the forum at that time. But now I'm kind of lazy to read traditional Chinese words, especially when it's a whole chunk of it there. :P is a website for Jolin's fans with her news, etc and there's a forum there too. And Jolin herself has an account there and she'll stop by there every now and then to look at it.

But I'm unlucky, haven't once chanced upon Jolin when she's online. *Sigh*

And 3 days ago, counting that now is Monday, I went out with Yuit Ping, Amy & Joey to celebrate Yuit Ping's birthday.

Yuit Ping spoiled her own birthday surprise by reading Joey's sms. =.='''

But anyway, we went to K-Box at Marina Square.

At first, Amy & I wanted to go K-Box earlier first, buy the cake and settle everything first and wait for Yuit Ping to come and surprise her. But somehow she managed to find the room Amy & I were in.

Anyway, the main point is, I was in there earlier so I managed to sing 5 Jolin's songs before Yuit Ping came in. :P

This time we went to K-Box, Joey sang more. o.O Not bad, not bad. But Amy didn't sing much. >.<

After that, I used the "Go-to-the toilet" trick (but I was really urgent), and took out the cake K-Box helped us to keep, then one of the staff helped us to arrange the candles plus light the cake.

And brought the cake into the room to give Yuit Ping a surprise~

But I forgot to sing the "Happy Birthday" song first before letting Yuit Ping blow the candles. *Slaps Head*

And this year Yuit Ping's present is really special!

Because it's a hand-made cushion (supposed to be a cloth card before something cropped up and plus I purposely put cotton inside because I got a lot of cotton!!!) by Amy, Joey & Me and a slot to put her other birthday presents.

- A Boys Over Flower Calendar
- A "God Bless You" pen (Given to Amy & me after we made a donation for some ex-convict society)
- 3 small cards written by the 3 of us. :)

After K-Box (this year's room was really small compared to last year, I shall made an effort to book a room next time), we went to Suntec and walked around there for a while.

On our way to Suntec from Marina Square, I paused for a while because I suddenly remembered I need to take a black & white self-portrait of myself for VAS. Then we suddenly started taking group photos.

They used my handphone camera because it's clearer. But my screen is not wide enough.
So a little bit of Yuit Ping is gone.

And practically almost half of Amy is gone! Lols!

Then we went to Bugis because Yuit Ping wanted to take neoprints and we had Pastamania for dinner.

Ate too much. X_x

And I called Li Yi yesterday night cause I miss her and I need to wait for my hair to dry. Lols.

I thought she said she wanted to post my name big, big down there or something about "Carrot said she hadn't seen her name on my blog for a long time"?

Never post. I only saw my name once in her recent post. :X

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Jolin in the house!

Yes! Jolin finally came to Singapore for an autograph session after 3 long years. o.O

The last time she came was to promote Dancing Diva. Which was also the first autograph session that I finally managed to let Jolin signed my album. o.O

For this year autograph session, I was really lucky because I joined the fan club.

And as most of my friends knew, I was standing at the very, very, very front. The 2nd row to be exact, but I was still blocked cause I'm too short. T.T

Jolin's autograph session at Lot 1 on Friday May 29th, 2009.
Really near my house. XD

Oh, and the logo I made for GC came in handy now.
I mean it's not everyday we get to see Jolin that close up, you know?
So I want to keep it for myself.

For some reason, I was not really high for the 2 autographs session Jolin had in Singapore.
Guess the common foundation thingy has practically drained almost all my energy.
But I got shout and cheer, of course.

It's Jolin.
是 Jolin,不是每天都能看到她!

Jolin dancing Real Man, gave me a shock of my life that she could dance despite her injuries.
So I was worrying about her for the past few minutes.
But after a while, I was too captivated by her to know what was I doing except for looking at her and continuously pressing my camera button.

As usual.
Even if I'm not blocked by the other fans, I'll be blocked by the cameraman and reporters in front. >.>'''

Oh yah, Jolin injuries hasn't heal yet.

Actually, I didn't realised it. Not until Hime told me that Jolin couldn't lift her leg up during the solo part for Real Man.




The second song Jolin sang was 妥协.
Very touching. Very, very touching.

Starting I was singing together with her because she said something like if we knew how to sing, sing along with her.
After a few minutes later, I was too engrossed by her, her voice and pressing the camera button and so I forgot to sing.

Oh yah, I think we made eye contact. Did we made eye contact? I was at the very front anyway. XD
And I kept jumping cause I couldn't see her. Blocked. :X

After 2 songs, Jolin started signing albums.

There were people who bought boxes of Jolin's albums to support her. o.O

First time, I didn't have to wait very long for my turn to be on the stage because I was at the front. Thanks to the fan club's priority queue! :)

I only took out one album for Jolin to sign because I was thinking of saving the other one for tomorrow, and little did I know that Jolin only took 0.5 seconds to sign one album! o.O

And before I could even stare at her longer or even shake her hands, I had to leave the stage.

And I was like trying to shake her hands but almost shook the helper's hands who was trying to return me back the album.

Oh yah, Jolin kept signing and signing. She didn't even pause for a moment... =.=

The crowd of people at Lot 1. XD
I feel happy for her.

After her autograph session at Lot 1, somehow the fan club managed to request to take a group photo with her. XD

We all rushed to the stage (I supposed cause she's in a hurry?).

And I had no idea where to stand so I just stood at the place I happened to stop running at.

And it so happened that the place I stood was beside a spot reserved for Jolin to stand.
Lucky me, right? XD

But Huiling squeezed in front of me. Blocked again. But at least my face is still there. :)

Happy, happy, happy, overjoyed!
But I didn't really dare to stand too near Jolin.


Oh yah, I was wearing really, really casual that day.
I rushed from SP after my VAS lessons when I was told that my Carrot wire sculpture cannot make it.

At first I was wearing my SP shirt. But after seeing the crowd at Lot 1, I thought that perhaps I should changed to my fan club shirt so that I would have easier access to the priority queue.

But ended up I still had to walk left and right, left and right because the security guard wouldn't let me in... >.> But I managed to get in anyway... After calling Shujuan for help... >.>'''

So I was wearing my fan club shirt plus Kranji PE shorts (Lols. Not encouraged to wear too expensive clothes for VAS.) plus black and white slippers. And Jolin happened to wear her black and white heels too! (Took me about few weeks of staring at the photo to realised that... =.=''')

Oh yah, about the heels. No wonder Jolin that girl appeared taller than me when I was standing behind her. And her height is 1cm shorter than me... >.>

Behind her. Since I was already standing behind her, I gazed at her back for 1 second. Hee Hee.

After that when she was about to leave, everyone on the right side rushed to shake hands with her. I followed suit too. (Monkey see, Monkey do.) But then someone scolded us (because we might not get to take a group photo with her again if we requested too much) and I immediately withdraw my hand. Then they asked who started it first and I said the people on the right. (Bad me... >.<)

Jolin signed on the board at Lot 1!
But recently I went to check it out and they took the board down... >.>''' What for?

Jolin's 2nd autograph session at Jurong Point 2, 30th May, 2009.

This time I brought my camera instead of using my handphone camera. Much clearer.

Look at the people!

That's my girl! XD

Blocked again by inconsiderate people.
You're already at the very front, even if you put down your board, Jolin can still see it! >:@

I was at the 2nd row again.

I missed Jolin's side view. Her tattoo! XD

And I like the clothes that she wore this time round to promote her album.
Blue! Me like blue! :)

Jolin Tsai X3

Jolin zoomed in.

I bet we'll all love to own that mic! Lols! XD

And ever since the group photo at Lot 1, I love Jolin's back a lot!
But seriously, her back view is very beautiful!

When Jolin signed my albums at JP2, she was less rushed. But I still didn't had a chance to shake her hands. I was shooed to the left side of the table... >.>'''

And this time I brought 3 albums for her to sign, 2 albums bought on that day, so I could look at her longer.

So after being shooed to the left side of the table, I looked at her.
Suddenly, Jolin looked up, looked at me and smiled! XD
Luckily, I remembered to smile back otherwise she would think that I'm acting cool. Lols.

I was like standing still with my hands in my pocket because I knew that I couldn't get to shake her hands. T.T

But anyway, this was probably my luckiest Jolin's autograph sessions that I had been to! XD

After a long, long time...

It's time I posted something.

For the past 7 weeks, I learnt a lot of things. Things that I never thought I would be learning.

I stopped at my Happy Eeyore Family.
So after making 3 brick boys, it's not enough, FDS required us to do one more brick boy so that we could understand ourselves better. (Whatever...)

So this is my last brick boy.
The design of the clothes is from D.Gray-Man. XD

But I had a lot of problems with this design because we couldn't simply adapt a design from somewhere else. Finally after don't know how many hours passed of trying to think of another design, my FDS lecturer "pitied" me and let me use this design.

Next, for VAS.

After weeks of colour studies, mixing colours and painting of 100++ small boxes, we're supposed to do something called mobile. Which we are supposed to hang on the ceiling and it's supposed to spin?

I didn't really have any materials to use, so I used some of Zi He's materials, recycled cans. I also used 2 cans that I bought myself (naturally, it's coke).

Nowadays I like coke a lot, I don't really like anything other than coke because it's not sweet enough. Guess my right brain "died" for too many years, now it needs Coke for its revival.

Anyway, mobile requires a lot of tying and measuring to see whether it balances. Don't really like it and quite a few people helped me with it. Lols.

And as for BDC,

we started drawing soft toys! My favourite! So for each drawing that I drew, the soft toy in my drawing will always be the centre of attraction. And I think I'm slowly learning how to use the charcoal stick.

A drawing done by my lecturer.
Awesome, isn't it? XD

And the soft toy cat in the photo, everytime I saw it I'll be playing with it! Lols! Like it a lot! XD

So after weeks of brick boy, what's next for FDS?

We moved on to creating our own soft toy... (That's what I guessed and I'm right.)

A photo of me and my friends' plushies.
I made the 2 carrots on the left.
They are Carrots! Not Ginseng, or banana, or anything else!

So we started with the designing of our plushies. As I saw the title of this project is called "Mini Me", the first thing that came to my mind is creating a soft toy Carrot. Well, that was easy.

And I realised I had a big problem in my past drawings, everytime I tried to draw eyes for any character, they ended up looking weird so I decided that my Carrot shall wear sunglasses instead! XD

The smaller Carrot is my mock-up and it is made with the help of my mother and grandmother! Thank You!

The bigger Carrot, which is the actual soft toy, is made solely by myself. Because after showing the mock-up to my lecturers and telling them that my mother helped me to make it, they asked me whether I wanted to give half of my marks to my mother... >.>'''

So after that incident, I somehow knew how to sew.

After the designing of the plushie, we are supposed to come up with a story for our plushie, or vice-versa.

The story of my plushie, Carroty Chong, had been in my mind for quite a few years because I'd been called Carrot for the past 10 years of my life!

And the story wasn't the hard part, the hard part was, we had to draw out the story (and made it something like a picture book), and after drawing, I scanned it to my computer and coloured it using photoshop because I had bad colouring skills... >.>'''

That took like whole day! Almost 19 hours to do that whole picture book or otherwise known as passport!

And after doing a mobile for VAS,

we moved on to wire sculpture.

Hand pain.
Finger pain.
Palm pain.


We started with making a cube followed by a sphere, then we moved on to making a fruit or vegetable wire sculpture. So I chose Carrot again. XD

As for ONOW, (no idea why we had to do ONOW)

we went to the Army Museum for a visit and had to write an essay about it. >.>''' (But that's okay, I'm better with words than drawing.)

And we also had to do about 10 hours of CIP. So we did flag day again. But this time it's for SPCA. We did flag day for the whole day, starting from 9+ am to 5pm, including the 1 hour plus of breakfast at macdonalds and lunch break. Lols.

Although this was the 2nd time I was doing flag day, but for some reason, I was enthu about it again, especially after seeing Zi He enthu as well.

Photo taken by Lester.
Taken with only my shirt and my tin can cause he said that my dog was the one who did the job.

He thought I stand down there and acted like statue? o.O

Anyway, according to Lester, I was the winner in my class, collecting the most amount of money.

That's all about it. I practically had sleepless nights for the last week before holiday starts.
Rushing assignments.

Oh yah, forgot to mention what I did for GC - Corporate Identity consisting of Namecard, Letterhead, Complimentary Slip as well as 2 Posters. (Very time-consuming because of the lack of ideas... >.>''')

But there's one thing I really liked about this course.
After joining this course, I can give people hand-made presents! XD
Cause I'm broke after buying Jolin's albums... >.>'''

The 1st thing that I made, an angel wire sculpture.
And it's for Jolin.
Although I don't have the best workmanship...

Followed by a soft toy for Amy.
And I named it Orange. Lols.

And also a birthday card for Amy.
With a Tigger at the front that I took about 2 hours to draw! o.O