mierin: (dreaming sakura)
Oh dear... I just finished a watercolor painting to be submitted during my Fine Arts class tomorrow. Have I mentioned how much I suck at drawing? Apparently I suck at this too. It turned out kinda fine before I started adding spectacles to the portrait, and then it was totally ruined, cause I'm not good with the detailed parts. Oh well...

Last Saturday I hung out with a few friends at Mutiara Damansara where we had dinner together. It's been a while since we could all meet together, since some of them had already started working. Ended up at the nearby Cineleisure to watch The Ugly Truth, which is hilarious, but not what I had imagined before I watched it.

The Ugly Truth spoilers... and my opinions  )

By the way, CLAMP fans, have you heard? Apparently there is big news about xxxHoLic.

Seriously, SPOILERS if you are not up to date with xxxHoLic )

Ooohhh!! I almost forgot to put this in. I only just found out that Chapter 1 of The Gathering Storm (the upcoming Book 12 of the Wheel of Time series) was posted at TOR's website HERE. Unfortunately, you have to register in order to read it, but it's free. I've registered, but I don't have the luxury of time to read it right now. I've read a bit of the early parts though, looks kinda good. Looking forward to the release this end of October   /hyper XD

Eh.. this entry went longer than I expected. But I guess it's good, since I want to focus on uni work right now. I've been procrastinating too much lately. We have a one week break next week, and immediately after that will be my mid-semester tests. So I'd better focus and start studying ._.
mierin: (alice-pandora hearts)
Updates! Haven't written in a while, I was too lazy to write :P

Piano lessons going on okay (kinda), thank God for that. I just need to force myself to practice everyday as much as I can, cause I know sometimes I'm just too bloody lazy to practice, and other times I'm simply too tired. My sight reading still sucks as usual... and my teacher knows it too, so she's been making me play the sight reading pieces straight away to train me. But so far, the attempt isn't going too well unfortunately. And I wish there was a way for me to make my left hand much stronger so that I'll have better controls when I play. It was so evident when I play the scales, since I have to play it in staccato, and I keep pressing the wrong keys, or playing the notes with the wrong finger.

So, I'm printing some more stuff to play, especially the Hanon exercises to help me cope with this. Now if I could just force myself to play...

On a rather non-artistic note, I've just shown myself to be completely hopeless in drawing human subjects in Fine Arts class XD

Seriously, I feel sorry for my friend cause I totally butchered her face in my drawing. We were supposed to draw a classmate's portrait drawing last Tuesday, and may I say, I failed with flying colors XD

And now I have to submit two figure drawings by next Tuesday. TWO! I suck at drawing human subjects cause I draw them waaaay out of proportion, and I have to submit another two of em? :(

Hopefully things will get better when we finally get the chance to play with the acrylic paint. Although I think it'll be pretty troublesome too, since you can't erase mistakes easily like a pencil sketch. We'll see how that goes :)

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Michael Jackson has died of cardiac arrest on Thursday.. the news came out just after I had just finished reading about Farrah Fawcett's death after succumbing to rectal cancer. This is probably one of the most shocking celebrity news for me.. like the time when Princess Diana died in the car crash in France.

Rest in peace, Jacko.. and Farrah as well.
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I went to Kinokuniya at KLCC yesterday to chaperone my young cousin to the bookstore because no other adults were available (since my lil sis is doing her internship) and our weekends are booked due to the upcoming weddings in our family. Plus I had way too much free time on my hands XP

It was a long while since I went to KLCC.. I usually just went to Mid-Valley coz its just so much more nearer to where I live (and near to uni). I planned to buy a cousin of mine who just turned 14 last week a book as her belated birthday present, but I ended up buying more than I thought I would have.

I managed to buy a kakuro book I've always wanted to buy. If you don't know what kakuro is.. it's similar to sudoku. It's a Japanese puzzle with a format similar to a crossword puzzle which features across or down numerical clues that you have to add up to result to the amount written at the top of the line/row. I don't normally see a lot of Kakuro books around. So I thought, I'd just grab one, since I've always wanted to and I'm already bored with sudoku anyways. I just wish they'd have a cheaper book, though. This one costs me MYR 25.

But what I really didn't bargain was finding (and later buying) Vampire Knight vol 8 and 9 for MYR 18 each! I mean.. just 18? I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the price! And I couldn't resist not buying them.. The truth is, I really wanted to buy one of the Trinity Blood novels.. but they cost around MYR 35.. and I could buy 2 vols of VK with the same price. So VK it is XD

But it was only when I got home and unwrapped the books from their plastic covers did I realise that the reason they were cheap is that they were printed in Singapore, and it wasn't the ones by Viz Media (the ones holding the license for English language release in North America). I'm pretty sure the ones by Viz costs about the same as the usual ones ~ around MYR 33-35. Ah well.. I just wanted a copy of the manga volumes instead of just reading off the scanlations.

Not sure what the Viz ones are like, but the copy I own writes Yuuki as Yuki, and pure bloods becomes the true bloods. Can't say I like the way they changed it so much, but I'll probably buy volume 10 by Viz when they're out to see the difference ^^

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