Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Ah, hontoni gomenasai!

Okay, so I'm sorry for not posting recently! Blogspot doesn't save drafts like LJ does and so I always get distracted and forget to post and it doesn't bring back up what I've typed. I do not like muchly.

But let's return to the more important point of this post. Update on my life! Well, as it turns out, the Academy had plenty of material that they were willing to offer us students for FREE. Hah, so happy about that, one less thing to spend money on. ^_^ I used black with bright flowers on it for my halter top. Mr. Applegate was telling us about how the fabrics we chose reflected our personalities. When I asked him what mine meant, he said it meant I was more daring and wild. Mmm, accurate? In a way, I suppose. We'll start sewing the halter tops tomorrow and I bought my needles today. So excited!

Fashion Merchandising. Ah, this one is fun and okay. My group has a pretty good idea of what to do for our concept board, which I will not reveal until a later date, because....well, top secret, yo! Ah, I kid, but let's keep it for later.

MPT – Filmed a CM on Friday. And lucky me, Mac joined our group, so instead of me having to act like a dude, we actually had a dude acting like a dude. 'Twas lovely. I think our shooting went very nicely, though we were lucky that Theresa (one of the other two girls on my team) was able to stay long enough to film everything. Otherwise, it would have been me behind the camera and that would have been a disaster. I think the CM is going to turn out really cute once we edit it. Our teacher is an amazing guy and completely interesting and know exactly what he's doing. It's great.

I had my first real performance in Acting. It was a neutral scene, where we got to make up the backstory. My partner and I were one of two boy/girl teams, so we tried to do a boyfriend and girlfriend having relationship problems. Mmm, teacher and the other students liked it, even if we tweaked it and performed it 4 times. Gah. I dunno, I was having problems working with my partner. But it was nice to see everyone again.

Other then that? Totally went to Safeway and got 10 bottles of Sobe. Guys, I'm so ecstatic about this. ^___^ I have so many different kinds! But mostly of the mango melon, which is one of my favorites. This'll last me a while. I only allow myself one drink a day and that's on school days. So two weeks. We also got Alfredo sauce and she really liked the pasta I made yesterday. I feel so pleased.

OH! But my current favorite cooking experience was today! Dinner was marinaded salmon, sauté bok choy, and blueberries. Oh. My. Gosh. It was so good. Thank you so much for the marinade recipe, Karu! I love how much I get to cook and how much she loves it. She eats a ton! And she bought us more white peaches while she was at Chinatown today.

Living with Auntie Helen is actually pretty nice. I mean, at first I was just really nervous about it all, but it's fun, to tell the truth. She worries just a bit too much and her need to save everything it just a tad bit strange. But overall, completely enjoyable. ^^ We enjoy laughing at MJ news, because that's all anyone seems to be able to talk about. My opinion on the matter? Well, I never really liked him, due to a certain older sister, but I'll acknowledge that he was a legend and that he revolutionized the music, dance, and fashion industries. However, I still thought he was a creeper.

And I don't particularly wish to end this post on MJ, so I guess I will reveal something about myself. Most of you guys already know this, but I'm a sucker for Asian Entertainment. Mostly Japanese, and mostly Johnny's Entertainment. One of my dreams is to work for JE to revolutionize their costuming. I love the boys, but the costumes are....well, beyond cheesy or crazy. There are some good ones, but the rest must go!

I'm also a big fan of K-pop. Rain/Jung Jihoon is something of a favorite right now! Ever seen Speed Racer? Well, he's in it. He also has a movie coming out this November called Ninja Assassin, which looks really, really good!

Here's one of his songs, titled Rainism. I love it to death and I start randomly singing it. Maybe not the most original song and the PV is just weird sometimes, but I do love his dancing and singing.

I make it Rainism, the rainism~

Yes, I'm a nerd, a geek, and a dork. :D

Done for today!

Friday, June 26, 2009

To the world at large.

Ahem. Getting lost in a city is scary. And God does work many miracles because he helped me get home in one piece. Let's end that story at that.

Mmm, what's next? Ah, I possibly might get really scolded in my fashion construction class. Why? Because unlike the rest of my classmates, I have responsibilities outside of classes, and I'm also taking four classes. There's homework in all but wait! That one has homework too.

So really, do I have time to just waltz to a fabric store? No! Do I need fabric for my next class? Yes! Do I have fabric? Hah, no.

In my defense, I haven't had time since Tuesday, when I got the assignment. On Wednesday, I was grocery shopping and Dad left. And yesterday...well, was a whole new adventure in itself. I tried yesterday but the shop closed a 6! What the heck! *indignant*


So I dunno what'll happen today.

SHOOT! And I have to buy cherries and cherry coke. And remember a hat.

Oh holy crapola....

Man, this life just keeps you so busy! And it's not like I slack off, I just...have someone who always needs to know where I am so I try to stick around close. This will change after I get my cell phone replaced. Seriously guys, I need one. And I'd like it to come with texting, because then it'd be easier to contact certain people, including my MPT teacher. Who I love to death already and he recognized me yesterday!

But that is beside the point. I can't leave without that stuff...Shoot.

And yeah, life has just been crazy, so this isn't my fault.

Well, anyways, must go and finish getting ready!


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Hello, networld, I'm here now!

So I figured with a lot of my family and friends wanting to keep up with my art pre-college summer, it's be a good idea to get a blog. I already have several, and I prefer to blog on Livejournal, but that's for completely different purposes and I'd rather use this one for people to follow!

So, an introduction.

Hiya, my name is Lindey Laulusa and I plan on ruling the world!!!



I mean, I'm 17 and heading into the idol industry, not particularly set on any which career, just as long as it has to do with film or fashion. I'm not an 'art' person, meaning I am completely hopeless at the fine arts thingy. Aaah, but I discovered that as long as I'm creative, I should be able to get by without the ability to draw very well.

Anyways, I'm attending the Academy Of Art University's Pre-college summer program, which is basically where high school students take college level art classes. Classes vary from still life painting, to fashion designing, to acting, and etc.

I'm sad that this is the only summer I have to attend the Pre-college program, because it's already blowing me away! I'll have to really decide in the end, but I already have my heart set on attending this college full-time when I 'officially graduate'.

My classes are as follows - Fashion Merchendising, Advanced Acting, Fashion Construction, and Motion Pictures And Television.

Fasion Merchendising is the class where we students discover the techniques of finding, refining, and promoting fashion merchendise. The end goal is to SELL THE PRODUCT, as our instructor has already told us. Our first assignment was to research (which my eldest sister adores), and also find a design in a fashion magazine and redesign and reinvent it. I'm pretty nervous about that, since I'm not a good sketcher at all, but I think it turned out really nicely! Sorry, no pictures. I haven't a camera to take one with.

Advanced Acting is, obviously, an acting class. How advanced is it? I can't tell yet. I was really, really nervous at first, because I don't have very much acting experience and I wasn't sure if I'd be up for this class, but I met some of the other students of the class and they were just as nervous as I was! So it's aaaaaaaaall good. :D I think this is my favorite class, because the students really interact with eachother. Seriously, we got together, played an ice-breaker, and BAM! We were all chatting, and laughing, and teasing like we'd known eachother for years. It's a lot of fun, the other kids are fun, and our instructor looks and acts like a slightly grayer haired Steve Carell. Mmmm, I love it!

Fashion Contruction is basically where we learn how to make clothes from the draping process to the actual finished product. Our teacher is funny and has an amusing accent! All of our projects will be handsewn and displayed in the final exhibition. We're making a halter top, an A-line skirt, and a messenger bag. He already said I drape like a costume designer, which made my day!

Motion Pictures And Television is a really interesting class, especially because we exclusively have our teacher as a pre-college class! We're his first and only high-school class and he's freaking awesome! And unlike other MPT teachers, he's a cinematographer, which gives us a completely new and more useful angle into filming a movie. In our first class, he showed us a few of his college class work, and some of it was SO BAD. And they PASSED! Yes, we pre-college students are already bent on proving to be better then them! I have homework to storyboard a 30sec CM, but that's fun too, because I love our idea. *Top Secret*

So those are my classes! I'll be posting in more detail as the weeks go on.

As for the rest of my life? I'm living here with Auntie Helen, who isn't really my aunt, she's my great-aunt. She lives on one of those crazy streets that you see in Princess Diaries, but not the one that the filming actually took place on. The flat is ancient and full of a lifetime of stuff, but I love it. The view from the kitchen and my room has the bay in it and it's just beautiful waking up with the sunrise! The city here is just wonderful, crawling with the most bizarre combination of people. Half the people here speak an Asian language or Spanish as their primary language, unlike moi, who only speaks English. Along with the people, the city itself is a melting pot of old styles and new, combining into a one of a kind city that you won't forget. It's not as crazy as NYC or something like that, but I love this city!

Also, the weather. Mmmmm, the weather. Let me tell you this. No humidity is amazing! Since I've arrived it's been nothing but sunny, breezy bliss. Aaah, heaven has weather like San Fransisco.

Added bonus to being a student. FREE SHUTTLING AROUND THE CITY! I just look up the AAU shuttle schedule and viola! I can get where I want for free. The bus driver who drives me in the morning is really fun. I seem to be the only person he drops off at the main building from his route, so we spent 15 minutes yesterday talking about different food chains and how this coast has Jamba Juice but not Dunkin' Donuts. It was fun.

Well, that's all for the first post! It's longer then I thought it was. I'll try to update daily, but if not, I'll just talk to you when I can! Signing off!