September 21, 2014

Singapore Art Museum

Art is not just about sitting within four walls and churning out 'fresh' ideas. Two weeks ago we went to the Singapore Art Museum as part of our Contemporary and Contextual Studies. Ideally we were supposed to gather information of the artworks but we couldn't keep ourselves from having fun, after all how often do you ever get outside for class? Back in Malaysia I hardly ever visit a gallery so it was something I was looking forward to. The showcase of interactive artworks were awesomely fun, it made me went around the museum like a little kid! There were also lots of awesome artworks with so much deep meanings behind them which we will not be able to decipher without the help of the caption text, haha!

I have not officially introduced my classmates so here's Sun from Korea! She was the first classmate I got to know and we were stuck together along with two other friends since. It's really fun studying amongst other international students because it's like going on a student exchange program at the same time, you get to share about your country and knowing more of other countries. Such like it widens your perspective from Korea being solely Kpop fused to more of how a great country it is. Art college can be stressful as well with all the submission of time and energy consuming projects but since we are still able to fool around like this I guess we're doing great then, haha! I think it's the first time I've ever got captured on camera with such a smile and I really love the picture despite how silly I look in it. It reminds me of how happy I can be and it's perfectly okay to laugh out loud!

On a side note, I just got back to Malaysia today and I will be here for a week! It's term break but I'll still be juggling between my homework and spending time with my family and friends. And allocating time to blog and vlog as well! I've got so much stories to share!
September 19, 2014

Harajuku Inspired Makeup + Vlog

Term break is finally here and words can't tell you how excited I am! I will finally be returning home after 2 months' stay in Singapore, a week that is, but it's still nice to know that I am returning home! Being away from home makes me miss every single thing back there, and I'm not joking.

Before I departed to Singapore, I've always had the intention to vlog, but I couldn't make myself to start it as soon as I got here because there were just so many things to do and it was exhausting me physically and mentally. As soon as I got settled down, school started and there goes all my free time. Since now it's term break and I've got some time on my hands I will be updating more frequently as I know some friends (you know who you are) insist to see updates on my blog. In the vlog above I have clips from this month stringed together, I guess little is better than none. :D

Excuse my stutter but I'm sure you can relate if you have to film yourself speaking to a camera. And to edit the video of you speaking to yourself too. I did a makeup look at the beginning of the video, but it isn't really a tutorial. I'm not sure if you'd like to see a video tutorial, but if you do, do give me a thumbs up or leave me a comment!
September 7, 2014

STGCC 2014

Today has got to be one of the most memorable events I've accounted since I arrived in Singapore. A few weeks ago I ranted on my personal Facebook saying 'I need an otaku friend' as I don't know anyone who's as crazy about these Japanese cultures as I do. STGCC happened for 2 days but my busy schedule only allowed me to visit it on one of the days. That's still good, I can still go, haha! Though, I was so busy with my homework that I ended up making my way down to Marina Bay Sands around 4pm. I didn't enter the event hall this time, just hanging around the cosplayers area was already lots of fun!

The lighting inside the cosplayers hall was pretty bad to be honest, and none of those shots turned out satisfactory. But I was glad that I got some really nice shots outside the hall. I tend to work with natural lightning more so it was more comfortable to shoot outside. Plus I don't have any fancy gears like reflective boards with me... Anyways, Singaporean cosplayers are really good! I love most of their makeup, costumes and wig stylings. It was rather lonely at first to just go to the event all alone but I met a friend from Malaysia and Kaika from thecosplaychornicles! I didn't stay long though, only for an hour or two before making my way back home to continue on my homework, though not really as I ended up updating my blog instead. Happy things are meant to be shared!

This was a mini coverage on the event and I actually filmed a little bit of footage so it wasn't enough to be compiled into a full length coverage video. But I might slot it into a vlog! I'm planning to vlog, yeah! :D As for now, you can enjoy a snippet of me at the event in my Instavid. (@HanieKuar)