I’m procrastinating instead of studying. Mum’s away this week resulting in the haywiring of my sleep cycle.
This week, we celebrated Chong’s 21st and we had dinner at Pasta Brava before visiting a gay bar. It was a Monday night so it was quiet and we got 2 tables to ourselves. Trying to get Chong to drink more (more like drunk) just didn’t work. The party ended at 10pm because at least half of us had early classes. All very wholesome. We left and I spotted this lewd-looking Chinese man whom I would punch if he had tried to hit on any of my friends. But I guess the action doesn’t start till later at the bar. It was a good night out and a great start to the week even though I missed one class.
Tuesday-Thursday aren’t worth talking about because nothing good in particular ever happens on these days. Especially since Susu’s not around to entertain me and I had already missed Sandra by missing my Monday class. Plus I overslept again on Wednesday but luckily I was saved by my mum and made it on the dot for class in the end. But I finally met up with Cherie at Crossings cafe and had Marble Slab after. Brian and her went to ICB for pool and cider which I couldn’t enjoy because I had class. That counts as a midweek bright spot. The littlefield game was shit and a black spot on my week. I sent in my resume to We are Social but it looks like the chance of getting in is minimal. Currently giving serious consideration to the questions posed by Esplanade.
Friday was crazy fun. I was out again with Lihua for shopping and iLight 2014. I bought a pair of black wedges and she went to cut her hair. The hair cut was ridiculously fast; only half an hour. She looks 15 now I swear. I voiced my craving for cider but we couldn’t find the one I wanted and we settled for the new Tiger Beer instead. I wouldn’t have chosen it but I don’t think the other 2 options were appealing. And the new beer had lemon, which is a good addition to everything. Felt like a bad influence on the little kids walking along with our beers and also felt a little touristy??? But it was pretty relaxing. We also managed to catch Kerbside Gourmet for dinner and had dessert at Pasar Bella. The number of desserts we had was kind of ridiculous. We started the afternoon with a nutella banana crepe at Bugis Street and the rain which prevented us from going to Haji Lane drove us to have lava cake (it’s not as good as it looks but still comforting because chocolate and it was only $5). The revamped Bugis is really bright by the way. The day of gluttony was ended by a cookie ice cream sandwich. I plan on hitting pasar bella again before it ends because its usual spot is just too crazy far from my house.
So back to iLight. It was amazing and the good weather after the heavy rain held throughout the night. I love interactive art and they had tonnes of that this year. I think art that you can touch and play with is one of the best you can ever have. This year’s art had the whole participatory culture injected into it where festival goers are invited to play a part in creating and building upon the artists’ artwork. One of the major themes would probably by unity/teamwork especially for The Pool. You don’t realise how you’re part of a bigger picture till you step back and observe other people.
For people who are getting married, now is a great time to get your wedding photo taken on the Helix bridge because they’re projecting a huge 喜 onto the Art Science Museum as part of the exhibition.
I think iLight is a great showcase of how art, science and technology are synergised and integrated to create a whole new experience. I was quite awed by the installation that changed colors when the wind blew. I liked the 3D tic tac toe as well because it was simply fun to play with other strangers. I enjoyed this year’s festival a lot more than the last for the increased interaction with the artworks. Need to go again before it ends~~~~