Saturday, January 06, 2007
Of Love, Hate and Competitions..

Love hate relationships.. Christine Ellis as Claire Standish & Kelvin Wong as John Bender (The Breakfast Club, A.L.M.S. Productions, 2006)

Love hate relationships..
are the most intriguing yet the most perplexing..

I love seeing results, but hate the hours of blood, sweat and tears I have to put in to get it. Love the new pair of Red by Marc Ecko sneakers that i bought (my first pair of sneakers - EVER!), hate the fact that they gave me blisters today. Similarly, i love the fact that i'm going to Sydney in about a month's time to study, but at the same time, i also really hate the fact that I'm going to miss so many people and so many things - partly thrilled, mostly terrified.. in a good way i think *heh* ai...

Some of you guys really liked the last song by Donna Burke that i put into one of my previous posts, so here another one of her tracks.. a sexier number than the last, has something to do with the title of me post too ;) *enjoy*

Anyways, as promised, more photos from THE BREAKFAST CLUB. It's still going on now so check out my previous post for more details. Here are some shots i took on my first night there. Stoopid me, i left my camera battery in the charger outside the hall so no shots from the 1st half of the play. Posting shots i took during the second part of the play after the intermission. It's a little like skipping the first few chapters of a book and heading right for the ending so if you're not the kind who like spoilers.. this is a warning - PLOT SPOILERS AHEAD!

The Breakfast Club 5 (Krystle's hiding behind Brana *eep*) baring their souls..

Sharing secrets after smoking up some 'happy herbs' :D *whee*

Kelvin's John Bender voicing his cynical views on life..

Krystle as Allison Reynolds & Brana as Brian Johnson. The funny thing is that during there really is a guy named Brian Johnson who's acting in this play as the janitor - i found that highly amusing ;)

John Bender: Why do you have so much shit in your bag?
Claire: Why do you have so many girlfriends? I guess i just never throw stuff away.

John Bender: Me too..

Andrew Clarke: What's wrong?
Allison Reynolds: Nothing...just go away!

Andrew Clarke: *smooch smooch*
Allison Reynolds: *eep* Eeeeewww!!!!!!!
Hehehe.. ok ok so i made up those lines ;) *hee*

"Brian Johnson: Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. But we think you're crazy to make an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us... In the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain...
Andrew Clarke: ...and an athlete...
Allison Reynolds: ...and a basket case...
Claire Standish: ...a princess...
John Bender: ...and a criminal...
Brian Johnson: Does that answer your question?... Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club. "


Since i've had to do ton loads o shooting lately, i joined a couple of photography website and forums to try to learn some new stuff. One of the photography sites a chanced upon was Photography Corner. I got some tutorials from there that i posted up in my previous post (remember that yummy sounding 'Orton Slide Sandwich' technique?).

Anyways, they're having a 2006 Photograph of the Year Contest and guess what? It's open to participants from most countries - including MALAYSIA!! I rarely come across web contests open to Malaysian as well let alone photography web contest open to Malaysian.. *yays!*

The prizes seem pretty cool too with up to USD14k in cash and prizes to be given away.. key term there "USD" as in if you convert it to our Malaysian "RM", you get almost 4 times more..


Aside from the cash, there's also gift certificates (online photo/photography equipment retailers so you can still use it from outside the US of A - ProPics Express) , image software (Image Align pro), Lensbabies lens kits (omg, Albert, you HAVE to check out the lensbabies site.. it's the coolest little lens modification thingy! It lets you BEND your SLR Lens!!!), Lowepro gear, istockphotos gear, subscriptions, and other stuffs.

I've been going through their rules for the contest and so far the only catch i can find is that before you're allowed to enter the contest, you have to:

1. Register with the site (it's free anyways and pretty hassle-free) and..

2. Be a 'member of good standing' (meaning you need to have made at least 5 posts in the site forum - which is no big deal considering that upon joining the forums, you'd probably rack up those 5 psots in about 5 mins..)

Each person's only allowed to enter one photo so i'm having a tough time trying to decide which to submit.. ;p *choices, choices, choices...*

Anyways, the contest started in December 2006 and the closing date is end of January 2007 so we've still got time..

Going shooting with Albert, Asyraf, Pinkfrog, SmashpOp and crew tomorrow (hopefully) so i'm now a photog with a mission! It's harder cause there's no set category or type of photo that you can submit.. it can be anything under the sun *bleurgh* Wish me luck and have a go at it yourself. (P/s: if you read about this contest here and you enter and win, i hereby claim half of your total winnings for myself *muahahaha* ... hehe joking lar [not really] *blek* ;p).

This post was sponsored by PhotographyCorner.

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Blogger yellow_monsta said...
Christine Christine!!

happy bubbles, happy cupcakes, happy herbs!

oh, its getting 'sneaker'=better ;)

Blogger grace_t said...
monsta: hahaha aiyo i'll let her know she ahs an official fan ;) .. hee,, happpy happy.. i'm sneaky aren't i? *nyeks*

Blogger thebassman said...
Thanks for the sponsored post! Voting has now started!

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