Friday, July 31, 2009

All I need is one more day with you...

Hah, Simple Plan, how I used to love you so. Not so much anymore, but I'll admit to still listening to your stuff. Heck, I still listen to *NSYNC! But that wasn't really what I was writing about.

Today was the last day of classes. Somehow I can't believe it's already over. Isn't six weeks supposed to be a long time? And yet, I'll be back in Ohio soon enough. Not going to lie, I don't want to go back home. The weather alone is making me twitch right now.

Ah! But I do have something to show you guys. But it'll take a few hours to actually hold on that thought!

Also, I must go pack. Ugh, do not want!

We went to Chinatown today. I got there much earlier then Dad did (I walked from classes. It's a nice walk!) Actually, speaking of that walk....Do you know how many high end fashion designers have stores right next to Chinatown? There was places like Prada, Armani, etc. The really fancy stuff where nothing is under $300.

Then you walk into Chinatown and they claim to be selling Louis Vuitton bags. Hah, yeah right....

But anyways...Walking around. Right as me and Dad met up, I found this store that Auntie Helen and I had spotted about a week ago. It was a 'Going out of business' sale. And they had beautiful dresses! 50% off = About twenty bucks. So wanted one...but omg, I went today and it was seriously the last day and I found the most gorgeous red silk dress and it was only 10 bucks!!! YAY ME~!

And yes, I did buy a dress. Have I told you guys that I've worn a dress on weekdays? I know you all must be gasping, but yes, I am a girl. And I do like wearing dresses....sometimes. It all depends on the outfit and such.

Ah, must go pack. Ack...Do not want.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Curtain's finally closing. Go on and take a bow...

The song doesn't really go at all, but I don't know, the chorus kinda fit for me. I like this version of it over Rhianna. Well, after you get to Minji's part. Ah, she and CL have really good english. I know CL has it because she grew up in San Jose (Do you know the way to San Jose?)

Anyways...I now have only one period of each class left! I'm so sad...And this gray weather isn't helping it at all!!!

Fashion Merchandising: We did our presentation on Monday. I was so nervous and honestly, I have no idea how well we were critiqued. I know I accidentally messed my notes up, because I had a headache and wasn't reading the questions correctly until the end of things. And I couldn't write. There were so many cross-outs, I was just not wanting to turn it it. Ugh. But I'm glad it's over! Basically, even if our company was considered a flop by the rest of the class, we passed. That's all I care about. I must say, I liked being in this class, but the class itself is not something I like dealing with. I suppose it's nice to know about this side of things, but it's not really was I'm interested in. We DID watch a film on Marc Jacobs, which was absolutely fabulous! I loved watching it, it was AMAZING! Love that man. And there was another designer and I though he had some brilliant designs, but sadly, his name fails me.

Fashion Construction:
Aaaaah. Sewed my bag all weekend to finish this class. I have that letter of recommendation now, or rather, the ability to have that letter. I'm happy! I got the strap on my bag wrong, but I didn't want to rip it out to change it. Aaah, we had cream puffs today! Chris said he was so proud of us so he got them. We don't know...who he picked from our class for the 'Most Excellent Student' Award. He's talked to all his other classes about it, but not ours. We're all kinda edgy. Not competitive, but we're all wondering who is getting it. I'm going to say this is my favorite class. I made so many friends in this class and I'm going to miss them all so much. I'm going to miss the girl dates where we'd go out to lunch at the nearby cafes and talking about the silliest things. Thank you, Facebook, I guess that's the best thing we can do right now.

Advanced Acting: So yeah, we filmed yesterday. I'm pretty happy with the final result! My scene with Campbell was the shortest, but it was actually probably the best. I don't want to sound vain, but there were some major messups in the other scenes. This scene was a major challenge for me. I think it's because I'm such a weird kind of girl, I don't relate overly well to the types of girls I'm casted as. But yeah, happy that's over. OH! And I showed the class how good a screamer I am. I think I nearly killed Keeler with my 'death' in one of the games. It was fun!

Motion Pictures and Television: We're finished our movie! We have two versions! The Girl version and the Boy Version. This has to do with who edited, because there was a team of boy editors and girl editors. Due to how big our team ended up (we stole two guys, so ended up with five members.) It's really hard to try and edit like that, so we split and just said we'd do our own thing and see how it turned out. I think both versions are fantastic! I love things about both and while most will probably think that the Boy version is better, I'd love to point out that both boys had more experience and had edited videos before while we girls were all coming fresh from other areas. I was a fashion student, Theresa is a photograper, and Abby is a comic artist. So we were figuring out a lot of things for ourselves! I had one huge disappointing moment when I found out that Final Cut Pro is only for Mac. AVID is very confusing and I know how to use Final Cut, so I wanted to just get that...but yeah, Akanishi is not a Mac. Argh!

Other then that? My bus driver says he'll miss me. I keep him company in the mornings and stuff, so it's been a ton of fun. I'm going to miss him. I'm going to miss my friends, I'm going to miss my teachers, I'm going to miss Auntie Helen.

I don't know. This is the kind of school I can totally see myself getting into. I enjoyed this! All of it, even the parts I whined about...There was still this feeling of accomplishment. This was stuff I'm good at! You guys all know that I'm not exactly smart. I struggle academically. But these classes are my kind of thing. And according to all my teachers, these really are college classes. I feel like I lucked out on my teachers. All of mine were the best of the best, really. Much more intense and willing to push us and treat us like adults and that sort of thing. Like Mr. Cascio. He was advised to teach us to just do 'In Camera Edits' which is basically just taking specific shots, in sequence, and some other stuff, just so editing is 'easier'. But it limits you a lot in a different way, so he taught us how he films and edits and I loved that.

It was similar with all of my other teachers. They'd personally done everything they'd taught me and that gave it a different vibe entirely. I heard so many other students complain about their classes and how boring and easy they were. Mine where challenging! I loved it.

So yes, I think I know exactly what I'm aiming to do in life. Or at least the general area. Film! I love fashion, I really do! But I'm not quite as driven as some others so I don't see myself as becoming my own house, or Marc Jacobs, or anything like that. But I do love it, so things like costume design would still be fun! And the world of Film, because yes, I want to be part of all those major motion pictures, is so vast! I don't even know what I want to do in it, because I love almost ALL of it.

I already posted music at the top, so I guess I'll just call this finished. I'll be home by Sunday. I can't wait to see all my family and friends, especially my nieces! Facebook pictures just aren't enough!

So see you soon, and that's all!

Jaa ne~

Friday, July 24, 2009

Post for my little sister.

Okay, so classes is just finalizing final projects. Guys, you'll be hearing more about his later.

But this is a post directed at Kimmi, though the rest of you can enjoy. As most reading this do NOT know, Wonder Girls (a five member girl group) recently made their debut in the US, opening for the Jonas Brother's US concert tour. Their first US single is the English version of 'Nobody', their huge Korean single.

And on Monday they had their first TV performance. I have no clue what show this is, but I thought their performance was awesome! Hard to think that Sohee and Sunmi are still in high school.

I love this song and the performance, because it's so 'That Thing You Do'! (Which is a movie I love)

The english is a bit strange if you're used to the korean, but I think it worked out nicely!

EDIT - Check out the PV! Exactly like the Korean one, but isn't it just so THAT THING YOU DO?! <3 Ah, I love so much.

Yoobin <3 Rapper girl!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Strange happenings.

So this morning I woke up. It was about 5:30. My alarm is set for 6:30, so I'm go 'Okay, I can sleep for another hour, right?' and I go back to sleep.

I wake up and my alarm is really quiet....and it's 7:22. I need to be at the bus stop by 7:45.

So what do I do? I panic! I rush around to double check everything and get ready and stuff. I get to the bus stop on time, but my hair isn't done, I haven't had breakfast, and my outfit wasn't what I'd wanted to wear today! Not exactly happy.

So I rush to my building but I'm soooo hungry and I know I won't last until 11:20 on an empty stomach. So I quickly pop into the Working Girl Cafe (a place I'm now in love with. I get free soda!) for a muffin. I get this HUGE chocolate muffin and it was only two bucks! (I don't really know if that's a lot for other places like Ohio, but for here, that's really, really nice!)

Classes have been going very nicely. The one I'm mostly happy about is MPT. Kat, Mr. Cascio's assistant, really liked how well we were handling the editing. And according to Mac, Final Cut Pro is what most movies are edited with. Somehow I can't see this, since it's so simple and uncomplicated, but I guess most the difficulty is with the special affects or something like that? I don't know, it doesn't seem like Final Cut Pro is advanced enough.

Acting is going okay, I guess. I like acting, but this scene we're working on for our final project. I don't like. At all. I have to try to be off book by the day after tomorrow. Guys, memorizing lines is hard for me!

Fashion Construction...I've passed the class but I don't have the last project done yet (which I need, because I want that letter!). I just HAD to pick the most complicated bag. D: I'm going to have to work hard!!!!

Fashion Merchandising. It's okay. I don't know, not my thing.

Oh! Lindey Music Corner!

This is Kim Taegoon. He just debuted in January this year and I must say, he's amazing. I'd only watched this video because Kim Jaejoong (from DBSK) was part of it. But the song just caught me and it's one of my favorites!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Eventful life is eventful!

Nearly another week since my last update! Hontoni gomenasai!

I'll give class updates, a flail, and post some music! Then I'll probably go to bed.

Fashion Merchendising: We went to the Asian Art Museum. The main exhibit was the Lords Of The Samurai. Dad can attest, I have wanted to go to this place since he drove me into San Fransisco for the first time. The exhibit was for our last field trip. Oh wow, it was so amazing. The works on display were gorgeous! The way they painted on fabric was exquisite! And the samurai armor and swords. Yes, very amazing! But me and my friends didn't eat lunch there so we ended up with some free time after going through all the art exhibits. The Asian Art Museum is across the street from City Hall, which has a playground. Yes, I played on it. I wasn't the only one!!! Karen and I were dorks together and it was just fun. Then we noticed that down the street that was next to the museum...there was a street fair. Guys, it was so awesome! So pretty, so cheap. I want to go back there and get that powder purple spider web skirt. Yes, a skirt. It was gorgeous. I did get a necklace though! It's also pretty. All back and hearts and ribbons...Ahem, anyways. Last field trip. Starting tomorrow, we're in the classroom, working on our final project.

Advanced Acting: Okay, I'm going to act very unprofessional with this section and use lots of keysmashing. But LAKSDJF:LKADJF:LSKDJFLSDK, Guys, the guy that was bothering me DROPPED OUT OF CLASS! :D :D :D :D :D :D Mom says I'm overreacting, but I DON'T CARE, OKAY!? Creepy slime is creepy, m'kay? Even class sleezeball noticed this. aslkdfjasldkfj but now i have a new partner and things are good, though omg, I need to work on my script more. BUT GUYS I WAS SO HAPPY WHEN I FOUND OUT!!!!! ^______________^

Okay...Done with that.

Fashion Construction: I have officially passed this class! We were told that we had to finish two projects to pass. I'm still doing the last one, to get that letter of recommendation, but I don't have to rush or anything! My skirt turned out nice and goes well with my top. I'm happy!

Motion Pictures And Television: Have I said that I'm in love with this class? This has to be my favorite! We're editing now, and it's just so much fun!!! Theresa and Abby say I'm a good editor and I'm the one doing most of it right now, following their advice and direction, since I understand the software much better then they seem to (not like it was really that difficult? But I guess it was.) Anyways. Video is looking fabulous already and we haven't even started putting in special affects! I'm hoping to sweep the AAU off their feet with this video...Or at least the nation of Youtube!

Speaking of movies...I SAW HARRY POTTER!!!

Okay, not the midnight showing, though I really wanted to. Homework, sadly, did not allow for that. Sad, yes, but OH MY GOSH! It was so good!!! And really, while taking this film class, I really started noticing how brilliant you have to be to make these sorts of movies. It's more then just the acting and the affects. The camera angles and the lighting tell nearly as much of the story as the people in it! I thought the editing to the story was very well done. And I did cry when they mourned Dumbledore's death. That's actually something rare.

One actor who impressed me beyond belief was Tom Felton as Draco Malfoy. He was so tormented and scared...I loved it! Emma Watson was also excellent! Well, all the actors were good, but those two really stuck out to me. And Helena as Bellatrix. Oh my gosh, she is one freaky but awesome lady.

Aaaah...Yes, it was so worth it. I would love to go again and really study the cinematography of the movie!

And now for my music.

This is FT Island's new song 'I Hope', just released a few days ago! FT Island stands for Five Treasure Island, because there are five members. I have to say, I love this song and the music video was just cute with the time travel and the little kid. I guess the movie is a sort of tribute to Grease, or at least the time period. I personally think it's a lot like 'That Thing You Do'

Hongki's vocals always amaze me. He's only 19! His hair is just a bit too red in this MV, but I guess that was part of the Grease thing. Jonghun, Minhwan, and Seunghyun all looked cute and happy...Well, so did Jaejin, but what the heck is up with his hair? I don't know.

I do miss Wonbin though. Maybe if he gets a real solo career, it won't be so bad. But listening to Soyogi makes me so sad!

But Hongki...His voice for Bad Woman live...was amazing. I need to look for live performances of I Hope. I love that FTi is an actual band rather then a boy band (though I'm a sucker for them) I love musicians. :D Anyways, enjoy and all that, I'm off to bed!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

T-time is tickin', t-time is tickin', tickin'

Aaah, it's been nearly a week since I last updated! My apologies to you all. I'm sure you've missed me, right? Psh!

So what's new in my life? Passed the halfway mark and that makes me so sad. Might as well go into updates on each class.

Fashion Merchandising - We went to Haight/Ashbury. Amazing shopping area full of vintage clothing, ethnic stores, and jewelry stores! Some places were really pricey, others were a great deal! We went there because of Mendel's, a fabric store. It...was decently priced, I guess, depending on what you were looking for. We got fabric swatches and those were free. Like my teacher always says: We like the word FREE. Our concept board is coming together and hopefully it'll look as amazing as we think it will! PurpleX, coming to YOUR city. Haha, yeah right. One thing that amuses me is how much I don't keep up with the fashion news. Maybe it's just because my view of fashion is different. But my teacher pointed out that even if we're not into that kind of fashion, it's something we, as designers, merchandisers, buyers, anything, have to pay attention to. I'll try harder!

Advanced Acting - As some of you know, I'm having some problems with this class...But for now, I'll just concentrate on what I like. I don't really want to go into details, you'll find out when this is all over.

Fashion Construction - HAVE I SAID THAT I LOVE THIS CLASS!?!?! Okay, it's hard work. We have to handstich a lot of stuff...but it's still a blast. We're working on the A-line skirt and I have to have it done by Friday. Let's see if I can get more done before Thursday. I think I can have it done, it's just hemming right now. I want to add stuff, but that can happen later! OH! Oh. My. Gosh. Okay, I just found a new reason to want to live here in San Fransisco. Chris (our teacher) showed us the most amazing fabric store!!!!!!! It's called Discount Fabric Warehouse. Guys, I am in love. This place! They had EVERYTHING! From silks to satins to demins to canvases to organzas to cottons to ANYTHING ELSE! Those beautiful double colored silks that you wish you had a ballgown made out of? $6 a yard. I kid you not. It was amazing...And they had a billion trims, ribbons, zippers, buttons, etc. Guys. I'm in love. Have I said that yet? Our class wanted to just MOVE in there. It was that fabulous. Guh...

Motion Pictures and Television - We finished filming! Yesssss! And today, we watched it. Guys, we're just newbies, but we're proud of our work! I was an actor in it and I got called fierce. This makes me happy. I'd rather get called fierce then a princess. I can kick butt, no lie. And the teacher really was impressed with our shots and everything, though I guess we really owe most of that to Theresa. She's awesome, guys. We start editing next Friday and I'm just SO excited! I've heard a lot of complaints about the other MPT teachers and it makes me laugh. Our teacher is amazing and he really knows his stuff!

Other then that? Oh, funny thing. Most people think I'm around 15 and they get really surprised when I tell them I'm 17 1/2! Well, my bus driver, the one that picks me up in the morning. We've gotten to be buddies. He thought I was 19-20. He also said I seemed like an easy going, fun girl, the kind that guys prefer to hang out with. Whether or not he's correct, it was nice to hear someone say that. Oh, and we share the same weakness. Asians. Only, obviously he's into the ladies, I'm into the dudes. He tells me stories about his girlfriend and work, I tell him about the various moments of fail in classes. It's fun!

I love this school so much. It's really nice that I'm doing so well, even if I've had no experience whatsoever! I mean, I'm not the best, but that's fine with me. I can learn, I can get better. Who knows? Maybe I CAN become the best.

Harry Potter is coming out and I'm sad that I probably won't be able to see it until this weekend. Very, very sad! Guys, I have loved Harry Potter for over 10 years.

Aaah, I should stop writing and get more sewing done! I'll talk to you guys later! Sayonara!


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Busy bee is busy

Ahhh, so I have a ton of homework to work on. And really, it's all fun so I don't mind!

Fashion Merchandising - Purplex is going very well, I think! We're starting to get stuff for our concept board and the class is really really cool! We're supposed to be going to an Japanese exhibit soon and I simply cannot wait!

Fashion Construction - We're on the A-line skirt now and I've gotta say I'm a bit nervous but also excited. I'm not getting as adventurous as some of the other girls are, but I did alter my pattern and I'm hoping that it'll all turn out okay. My material is different. It's black raw silk! This stuff is crazy awesome, I love it to death.

Advanced Acting - Sensei got us the play and I've read most of it....Meh, I don't particularly like it. It's not even just the swearing, but the characters are just kinda...well, DUMB. Well, one's a cheater, and he's automatically just dirt, because that sort of thing pisses me off. Another one breaks up with a really sweet guy just because he said her face wasn't super amazing. I'm sorry, but that's just stupid to be THAT sensitive. Along with that part of the comment, he said something I found so sweet! I dunno, maybe it's because I've never been considered cute or pretty, that sort of comment wouldn't hurt me. Anyways, I'm off to finish reading that as soon as I'm finished this post.

Motion Pictures and Television - OKAY! Guys, the music video....we only were able to film maybe a minute of actual production (that means we have like, ten minutes of fiml), but it looks SO GOOD! Sean looks great for the demon and I'm the angel. We're having some problems with casting and all that, but our teacher really likes our group! I'm so excited for the final product. Hopefully editing won't be impossible or anything.

Yes, Mom, I'll try calling more. Things have just been crazy, really. And I did talk to Kimmi though and we talked. It's not that I don't miss home, it's just that I get so sidetracked with things!

Ah, well, back to work for me.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

4 times, minna clap clap!

Okay, update before the weekend! WEEKEND, HOBABY! <3

Update for this week. Ah, so, so busy! All four classes keep me busy and entertained and I'm having a lot of fun while learning.

MPT - Turned out that the camera literally ate our CM D: We still have glitched parts of it, which makes us even more sad because it really was a decent filming. I cry. We also filmed a sort of dramatic short about the Russian Mafia and I was the silent girl thug in a big hoodie. It was fun! Theresa and Abby's Russian was SO FUNNY. Mac filmed all of it for us, and he has a killer accent too. My accents suck so much lately. Theresa and I have similar brainwaves because we totally came up with the same idea. Music video, instead of a short film, because we're more interested in cinematography and being able to tell a story without words. I mean, I'll let acting class take care of dialogue and all that. Our project will be of a fallen angel and that's all I'm going to say because it's a secret. ;D

Fashion Merchandising - Karen, Sofia, and I have our concept, we just need to start making our concept board. That was why I posted that poll, and thank you for those who filled it out, though most of them were on LJ. Purplex is our company and purple dresses are our product. I don't know how much else I'll be able to explain.

Advanced Acting - Teacher finally pointed out the obvious and said I have trouble concentrating. Duh. Still have those few guys who are really getting on my nerves. How much sex can they really talk about? Ah well, they usually shut up around me by now. Lindey is not always nice, please realize. Final project is some play called Reasons To Be Pretty, I think. Or scenes from it. Whatever.

Fashion Construction - Aaaah, I've lost so much sleep over this class. It's hard to handstich! And basically that's what we do, handstiching all three projects. The halter top is done and it's SO CUTE! The A-line skirt is draped and we'll work on it, starting Tues. But guys, my class is so creative and so ahead of the other classes. I'm not the most talented, but I remember things the other girls don't, so I'm still really helpful. I love it. *rolls*

Aaah, found an awesome scarf at Pier 39! I was there with Jasmine, my cousin. We had so much fun! Pic can be found on Facebook. And yes, it's pink. Lindey is a girl and she does like pink, though she won't declare it her favorite color, because that would be a lie.

Cooking. I love cooking. I love her always loving my cooking. I love how much she eats. I love Chinatown and Safeway.

Music of the day.
James Blunt - You're Beautiful.

Don't ask why I'm posting this, most/all of you wouldn't get it.

Going to sleep because I am dead. And I don't really get to sleep in tomorrow because of a ward breakfast thing. Guh. So not fair.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Homework. Help. Urgent.

Okay, homework, HELP ME OUT GUYS! Like, I suppose it's not life or death, but I'd still like good results. It's 21 questions, please just fill it out so I have something to turn in on Monday.

1 - How old are you?
2 - Where do you live?
3 - What type of area do you live in? (suburbs, city, rural)
4 - What is the climate where you live?
5 - What do you do in your free time?
6 - How do you get your money? (ie - working, parents, etc)
7 - How much of your money is spent on clothes?
8 - What sizes do you wear?
9 - What kind of clothes do you wear?
10 - Do you like dresses?
11 - What's your favorite dress cut/style?
12 - What do you think of the color purple?
13 - How often do you wear dresses?
14 - What do you wear dresses for?
15 - Where do you shop?
16 - Do you prefer to cover or show your arms and legs?
17 - Are you label conscious?
18 - Are you label loyal?
19 - Which do you prefer: Quality or Low Price?
20 - Which do you prefer: Comfort or Style?
21 - Where/Who do you get your style from? (Designer, celebs, etc)

Please and thank you! <3

OH! And for my music pimping. Ever heard of the song Insomnia? The original is by Craig David and it was covered by Wheesung. Both are really, really good! Even if you don't like Korean, Wheesung is so GOOD! So I give you both of them for your enjoyment.