Don’t You Have Anything Better to Sing About?

This song is a hot mess and I’m 95% sure that they’ll start playing it on the radio and in stores everywhere. It’ll become a Godzilla song;  you can try to run, but it will come stomping after you.

P.S. I realize that this in one of those “just for fun songs” that you’re supposed to appreciate whenever you’re in a club, but come on. Give a sista a break.

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Thou Shall Not Covet

Lately I’ve been on this manic hunt for the perfect motorcycle leather(pleather) jacket. I’ve had a really hard time finding one. Most tall people are tall either ’cause the have long legs or a long torso. I happen to be the latter, and only a wee bit of the former. Which is why I mostly stick to wearing skirts, since pants are always too short. But watevs, jackets are the real pain. My torso is really long and I have broad shoulders, so whenever I try to pull of any cropped (and even a few normal length) jackets I look like “I stole some kid’s jacket for shits and giggles” and “all I’m missing is a pocket bike” to quote my charming brother. Here’s a great post on how to wear a motorcycle jacket. Anyways, here are a few  jackets that look good and are pretty inexpensive:

Joe Fresh Motorcycle Jacket - $49
Joe Fresh Motorcycle Jacket - $49
Silence & Noise Faux Leather Biker Jacket @ Urban Outiffiters - $128USD
Silence & Noise Faux Leather Biker Jacket @ Urban Outfitters - $128USD
BDG Faux Leather Hooded Bomber @ Urban Outfitters - $128USD

The VIFF is here and I need to catch up.

Long time no post. My life has been very Chaos In The Printshop-esque (try to figure out that metaphore). So the VIFF’s been happening since October 1st (it’s on till the 16th) and I’m volunteering this year as usual. People have made remarks pointing out that I volunteer a lot and I must be a pretty awesome person. This is only partially true and I am only partially awesome. Sometimes I volunteer for very selfish reasons such as free entry into the Folk Fest and free access to movies at the VIFF (livin’ frugal, anyone?). Here are the films I have seen so far, I’ll do my best to write my opinion/review of at least a couple of them fairly soon (don’t expect too much):

One Man Village
Wah Do Dem
The Maid
Happiest Girl in the World
Heliopolis
Porgy & Me
Soundtrack to a Revolution
Pandora's Box
Ashes of American Flags: Wilco Live

Friday I’m planning on seeing:

Sweet Crude
Tetro
Precious
Amreeka

It’s a bit much, I know, but that’s nothing compared to some people. One guy had seen 30 movies 3 days into the festival. Besides, my class got canceled.

On a much more relevant note, here are my lastest observations:

Shoelaces are annoying.

It’s actually quite hard to live in the moment.

People who read over your shoulder on the skytrain are also annoying.

The weather is Vancouver is bipolar.

Shoes that are too small for my feet are very painful and yet I were them anyways on a regular basis.

The name Penelope comes from Odysseus’s wife, Penelope who would chase aways unwelcome romeos by weaving a tapestry during the day and undoing it during the night. On the basis that she would not get remarried until the tapestry was complete. It also means a woman who is loyal, smart and cunning (source: my mother, Florence Etienne).

The list of “possibly related post” that’s “automatically generated” at the end of my posts are almost always wack.

I don’t know if anyone actually reads my blog but if you do, I thank you lone reader wherever you are out there in cyberspace.

One Love.


First Day of School

First Day of School
First Day of School
        Shirt  - American Apparel
 Skirt  - Joe Fresh
Tights - Ardene's
Shoes  - Converse
                    Book   - Voltaique by Sembene Ousman
       Picture Taker - Ben Etienne

Behold my first day of school outfit. Or should I say first night of school, since all of my classes at BCIT are in ze evenings. I was kinda iffy about the belt since I dont like anything animal print (I’m not even really sure why I bought it) but I’m working on doing things I wouldn’t normally do.

Monday nights I have Graphics 1, which is “NOT a computer based course” as the course description says. I actually took this class by accident. I’m working on becoming a film editor so I’m taking a bunch of non-film-editing related course (cause that makes so much more sense) at BCIT this year. Actually, the reality is that film editors today can’t just know Avid and Final Cut. We must be well versed in all things post-production, including photoshop, indesign, illustrator, after effects, etc. Hence, going to BCIT for now until I apply for Humber in Toronto next year.<— I have this annoying habit where I feel the need to explain the back story to every situation.

Anyways, back to Graphics, I took it by accident and I’m not sure how I ended up choosing it. I think it may have been on the same page as the majority of my other courses in the course catalogue. Or maybe I just got sucked into the lure of the word “graphics”, thinking I would learn how to make cool 3D objects do cool 3D-esque things (like explode or fly) on a mac. Boy was I wrong. Turns out it’s all about graphics in the sense of the way different forms of media are pieced together, what their components are, what techniques to use, it covers”everything from typography and color to layouts” etc. So once I reread the course description, got the textbook, and realized what they class was really about, I figured “meh, might as well try it, I might just learn something useful”. Good decision on my part as my teacher turned out to be midly hilarious.

First, he showed up late. It was a serious relief when he finally did show up cause the class was getting more and more awkwardly silent as the minutes ticked by. At one point, I was convinced our teacher was sitting among us and that once the silence got unbearable, he would suddenly stand up and make some random point about how awkward social situations and Graphics have a ton in common. Thank god I just have an crazy imagination. Turns out he was late cause he went to the wrong classroom, but from then on it was smooth runnings with a dash of chaos. The rest of the 3 hours went by really well, I won’t bore ya’ll with the details. But I can say that it involved charades, a lime green tube, and a few chuckles. So far, so good. Now I’m off to decide what to wear on day 2 of school….