Where will you be my darling? Where will you be when the dark is rising?
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Aye... sorry for not updating for the whole week. I purposely didn't post so that anyone passing by would see my 666th post. For the regular readers, it would let them read about it. And "just in case" for any passerby's, it would also inform them I guess.
I just came back from a dinner party arranged by my mom's ex-boss. He just got his title of Datuk, so yeah, he's pretty much a hotshot. He happens to live in the same housing estate as Henry too. Anyhoo, after spamming the free food, free ice kacang (super nice!) and lime juice (also damn nice!), I sat down at my mom's table, and little did I know I was surrounded by really big shots. First of all, there's an ice skating rink in Sunway Pyramid, and obviously they have rentals and sales of skating equipment. I met the owner of that company, and it turns out he's like one of the few distributors of such things across the entire ASIA!
There was also a couple there, who had their wedding attended by the Prime Minister himself, Abdullah Badawi. Geez. His highest contact with the government is with Badawi directly, and he can find out anything about the politics he wants. Who organized what, who was in charge of what, and so on. Hmmm... maybe I should get him to tell the damn checkpoints to stop bothering me? The husband also had an advertising agency last time, and told me about the three kinds of advertisers in the market. Concepts and ideas, followed by the production houses (who actually create the ideas into different forms of media), and people who set up connections between 2 groups and use both of their strengths and advertise it themselves. He said that making concepts and ideas and producing the ideas and designs was the best way to go.
Oh yes, there's something interesting I found out too. I think only TOA students will get this. The owner of the ice skating equipment company knows the Face to Face Noodles owner! And the Face to Face owner's daughter studies in The One Academy also. Hmmm... maybe I should find and intro to her, so I can get discounts. LOL!
I can only imagine that if this small table was already packed with so many hotshots, I wonder what other kinda hotshot people were around for the dinner. I mean it is a Datuk's contacts and friends. No small matter.
Anyway, school for this week was total hell. Seriously. Excluding yesterday, I only slept like 2 hours a night, doing my assignments. My stop motion project with my group was completed really late too, after quite a tiring process. And for me, editing almost 50 frames within an hour and a half is no small deal. I think it turned out alright, decent at least. I was like so sleepy while doing the editing though... zzz. Fell asleep on Fei Yan's couch (it's freaking comfortable!) like 3 times.
If you want to see the group members, plus some stupid pics of us, take a look at Ryan's blog! I'm promoting your blog alright! I haven't done that in ages! Click here.
Marion's class was quite interesting. Do we need censorship in Malaysia? Pretty intriguing. I said it wasn't necessary except for porn and the military. I know those 2 don't go together, but unless you're smart, or were there, you'll probably not understand. And I'm lazy to explain on my blog. Sorry! It's becoming one of my more interesting lessons. Every week there's a thought-provoking question and it's really easy to argue it out. Marion marks people based on their discussion though, so people who don't talk at all get zero. And less than half the class talks regularly, which now it seems are the same people every week. A little worried for the people who don't talk at all.
I need some sleep. I woke up at 1:30pm today when my class starts at 2! Zzz. I cannot believe I'm so fast when I want to. Anyhoo, service is on tomorrow, and I'll be going for my first blood donation in Malaysia! And my 7th overall.