E-APROSTOPHE-DOUBLE Z-ATI.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

#12: MAT REP-RESENT!. [220811]

SO HERE IT IS!. MY 1ST ASSIGNMENT WRITE UP!~ I AM TYPING THIS WITH BLISS~~ :D

When I received my project brief, I immediately had to rule out my previous idea that I had in summer on what I wanted to do [bummer~]. Initially I wanted to tape a deaf guy to portray the difference in sights and sounds of a life portrait but it didn't work out. After much rethinking, I had to come up with another interesting subject for my video. I thought of a few personalities that I would love to work on/with.

Typical me, I went back to my own "self". Like how my last assignment was a video about something close to my heart [skateboarding/gaming], I wanted to do somein that meant somein to me. Since Hari Raya was around the corner, I thought of doing somein Malay. I happened to see Bancho the Matrep's tweet in my Twitter feed and at that moment it just snapped in my head that he would be perfect. So I tried my luck [and got lucky], and soon enough everything just fell into place.

On the day itself, I met Bancho the Matrep and his cameraman 626 at Little India station. Mainly bcoz we didn't want to reveal where we stayed, but I must say it paid off bcoz I can't imagine doing it at any of ours. Reached LASALLE and explained to em more, and they were pretty game. I had class for a bit so I passed em my EX1 for em to get comfy with. Forgot to put shotgun though, but lucky the scenes were decent.

Afterschool we moved on to a nearby HDB to record the interview/vlog part. For some weird reason, the traffic was rather busy that day but other than that everything went fine and we all got a lil too comfy and lost track of time. We then had to pull a "fast game" which was really funny. What completely caught me off guard was when I saw his eyes. You see the thing about Asians is usually they look good with shades, and when they take it off their aesthetic value drops immediately. But for Bancho's case, he really has stunning eyes. I was absolutely jealous!~ ;)

It was already time to break fast when we left, and we went to dine at the pratashop nearby Bugis. Got to chat more casually and about more stuff so it was real nice. They said I didn't look my age [I don't think I act like one too] which I always find amusing. It's strange bcoz I always think that I am quite a late bloomer, at least in terms of experiences. As in, what I am experiencing now should've happened say, 2 years ago?. Haha.

Anyway, very fun to chat with another Singaporean [what more, Malay] who loves Youtube as much [if not more] than I do. Exchanged video-making experiences [they even watched my embarrassing old videos], and we even talked about money at one point [which I never thought it would come up, I don't even talk about it with my friends] but it was all well. Went to Dhoby Ghaut after our meal and recorded some final takes before calling it a day. It was a lil bit of a pity bcoz Bancho was so much better after the food. Haha. Anyway, it was a beautiful night. Definitely made into my Top 3 Mondays list. ^^ \m/

I was kind of afraid he wouldn't warm up to me but in the end I think I warmed up to him more instead. The fact that we were all at our firsts made things easier. It was my first time shooting entirely on someone else, so I wasn't really confident or know what to expect. It's also a shame that some things didn't get on tape/I couldn't release it, but all's good.

To the haters of Bancho, I seriously have no idea what to do with you. As irritating as he can be, I think that one can't help but find him endearing. Even with the stereotypical vibe, he is just a nice guy with somein to say who likes to entertain and make people happy. He still thinks of me as a "fan" though, and I gotta say after meeting him I've kinda turned into one. I still don't think I deserve to be called his "fan" though [what kind of "fan" watches a video and loves it and then forget about it until eons later], so I really hope that I'll at least get a thank-you from a real Bancho fan for doing this.

And I'm typing this not to boast but to share bcoz I know that some of you girls [and guys] would like to read it. Don't lie. Hehe. What a long write-up. If you are wondering how I remember all this, I have a diary to refer to. Might link up the photos and the other stuff later. There are actually 2 versions of the video, the final "professional" video itself, and this one with bloopers and my talk [Director's Cut]. Check it out!~

MAT REP'RESENT [DIRECTOR'S CUT].

Bancho and 626, major thanks for your help!. :)
And thank you for giving me absolute freedom for my video. :D
Take care and God bless!~ ;)



I HOPE THAT WE HAVE INSPIRED YOU TO MAKE GOOD VIDEOS,
HOPEFULLY ONE DAY SINGAPORE CAN HAVE A VIDCON TOO~~ ;)
I DID THIS MAINLY FOR MYSELF AND FOR MY VIEWER'S PLEASURE,
BUT IF I DONT GET AN A FOR THIS I WILL RAGE. :)
HAHA. THANKS A BILLION AND GOD BLESS~~ ^^ \m/


EZT S8.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

#11: YOU'LL SEE WHY IT'S VENOM I RHYME. [030911]

BRRRAAAAAAAAA!~ YES I JUST TYPED BRA EVEN IF I'M NOT WEARING ONE AT THE MOMENT. HAHA. ANYWAYYY, JUST REALIZED IT'S A MONTH SINCE I SAW B.o.B LIVE AND HERE I AM, AT ANOTHER RAP-RELATED TOPIC. JUST A QUICK POST, HERE GOES!~

3 Sep 2011, Limited Edt Vault, 313@Somerset!.
Supposedly I had a Kpop Amazing Race event, but it was cancelled and I slept in, missing out on the free lunch. After doing some work I went to meet my family++ for lunch and shopping, before leaving for the Duels Official event. Followed by another dinner meet-up. :)

I was first introduced to Duels Official by "Lemoncrew" Lemonade [Faiz]. Bcoz I am a smartiepanty, I was blown away by these guys who brilliantly come up with disses for each other. I hate bickerings, but it's very nice to see good quarrels and valid arguments. I followed the scene for sometime, occassionally forgetting about the whole thing [haha] and just picking things up back where I left off. Faiz and I battled once and it was really fun.

Somewhen nearing end of August, I got to know that there'll be a battle at 313, containing [probably] the top few in the setlist. Although it bothers me a lil that I'll be immersing myself in a room of underage Malay boys, I decided to just go, in pursuit of witty wordplay and smart sarcasm. Was supposed to go with some friends but they all backed out. Haha. Plus it's at one of my favourite shopping malls, I would be upset with myself if I miss this one out. It's these kinda days that I wish I was a boy. But then again, I love shopping and men too much so I guess being born a girl is still my best option [not like I had one, but you get what I mean] ;)

Reached around 13minutes late, was just nice for Juxtme's [get it?. hehe] battle with Zun Yi. Nice warm-up battle, wasn't tight or anything but nice.


Found myself a comfy corner with leopard-print sneakers to stand beside. Haha. It's funny how I've been to 313 for God-knows-how-many times, but I never realized this shop existed. After the warm-up battle, there was an odd break as we wait for Rapscallion. Awkward silence for me~ Haha. Thankfully Hakim "Sup'prize" came outta nowhere and stood beside me. I think he was standing there for quite sometime but I couldn't remember his name and say hi. Eventually I did, but anyways it was nice to see a familiar face. :)

The place was real nice though, strangely feels rather warm and comfy. Plus I am fond of kicks so it felt pretty good. The crowd was rather small but I suppose in some ways everyone that needed to be there was there and thus it didn't really matter. When asked to make some noise, everyone was somehow pretty civil and just cheered. There was one part when someone said we can make any noise we want, and a guy went "baaaaa~" in a goat's tone. Hilarious.

Rapscallion reached and before the 2-on-2 began they took photos, how cute. Haha. Sad my photo's rather unclear, I was standing too far back and had to zoom.

Realized that my "biases" are in one team. These two really owned the battle, and I must say that their set was rather adorable and enjoyable to watch. I wonder if they practised beforehand bcoz it seemed really well-put together :)



Another unclear photo, but I like how they're all smiling in this picture. There's a saying that "men insult each other and don't mean it, women compliment each other and don't mean it" and I guess I can say it's pretty darn true. Haha.

For some weird reason Rapscallion wasn't as nasty, so Yazcallion kinda lost out to Henero [haha I know I just made em sound gay-ish but they didn't have a team name so yeah wtv]. Was kinda afraid that I might not "get" their disses [who knows~], but as coincidental as it can be they kinda based it on photography [pixels and lens++, how appropriate] and Spongebob [and Patrick], so it was all good. There were quite a number of other events on the same night, definitely didn't regret coming for this.

Team E!. Enero was lovely, quite random [and coincidental, again] when he suddenly pulled out his shades to battle but nevertheless, happy to see him in person. My 2nd favourite Pinoy, haha. :D


FakkahFuzz!. He is much nicer and funnier in person. As opposed to his Twitter. Which I actually also happen to like. :D


HishamThaMc!. Hahaha when I asked for a photo with him he actually asked if I know of any cute poses which totally caught me off-guard so I suggested the "saranghae" pose but it kinda failed and we looked somewhat monkey-ish. Haha. He also wished me Selamat Hari Raya before I left, I don't know why but I found it funny too. Haha. Annyeong~~ :D



THANKS ZUN YI FOR TAKING THOSE 3 BLUR PHOTOS!. :P
CAN'T WAIT FOR THE OFFICIAL PHOTOS/VIDEOS SO THAT
I CAN POST IT HERE. ;) MAJULAH AND GOD BLESS!. ^^ \m/


EZT S8.