Wow. I can’t believe it’s been two days since I’ve actually typed up a blog post. The past two days I only posted photographs due to the fact that I’ve been working on my final video project. Once again, my short film will be starring the magnificent Dzhamilya (Surprised? You shouldn’t be! :P).
My video will be about two and half minutes. Hopefully you will enjoy it and love it and want to watch it a gazillion times, but until you see it (possibly by TOMORROW) I will just have to leave you in suspense… dun dun dun!
It’s crazy that there are only FOUR MORE DAYS of this summer program. RIDICULOUSNESS. I’m using caps lock way too much in this post… I’ll try to tone it down A BIT. HEHE. ;) Anyways, back to my point… As the saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun. I’ve had a whole lotta fun, and let me be the one to tell you that time has indeed zoomed on by. It’s a bittersweet feeling for sure. Of course I am excited to see my family, friends, bed, BATHROOM (there I go again with the caps lock, but this one definitely deserves it and I will explain in a second), and other little (but very important) things… but overall, I will miss many, many, many things about this summer here.
I’m not trying to complain, but I’m going to complain (lololol). The only reason I am going to whine is because the things I’m going to talk about are sort of humorous. First of all, I’m sick of the dirty bathrooms. “Why?” you ask? Hmmm… Let’s start with the hair. I don’t like hair all over the showers. I don’t like flies flying in my eyes when I’m trying to get CLEAN (oops). Last but not least (and actually probably not last either), I’d rather not shower in a bathroom with throw-up in the sink (this was a one-time thing, not typical…but still). Let me remind you, a bathroom here consists of one sink, one toilet, and one shower… and there are two on the second floor for ELEVEN GIRLS (ELEVEN GIRLS!!!!!!).
REGARDLESSSSSS (I guess I just feel like caps lock so I’m just gonna go with it) I would totally, completely, whole-heartedly, 100% do this entire month over again if I could, knowing now what it would be like. All of the amazing, wonderful, incredible positives about this program outweigh the negatives by A MILLION BAZILLION!!! I just want to make sure this is very clear… I LOVE PARSONS. I LOVE NEW YORK. I LOVE YOU WHOEVER YOU ARE. I LOVE THIS CITY. I LOVE PHOTOGRAPHY. I LOVE VIDEOGRAPHY. I LOVE YOU. I LOVE LOVE!!!! I’m getting carried away.
HM. WELL. I GUESS THIS IS WHERE I SAY GOODBYE, GOODNIGHT, SEE YA LATER. Sweet dreams from NYC to you! <3 <3 <3
Happy Thursday! :)
Last Thursday I went with my friend Jossilyn (and a few others) to see Cinderella on Broadway. To be honest, I kind of just bought the $15.00 ticket (through Parsons) so that I had something to do after class. In fact, after class on Thursday I was even slightly dreading going to the show. Long story short, I ended up going and I loved it. The show was a musical, and the first scene was an obnoxiously happy song with people dancing in cheesy costumes… at this point, I wanted to run out of the theater, haha. As the show went on, there was less annoying singing and the acting turned out to be really good. I’m going to let you in on a little secret… it’ll be our little secret… No judging, okay? Okay. I may or may not have cried when Prince Charming got down on one knee and asked Cinderella to marry him. I CRIED. I wasn’t bawling or anything, but a tear or two definitely rolled down my cheeks. I mean this in the least typical “#WhiteGirlProblem” way, but: Prince Charming, where you at?
This blog post goes out to all the guys that are reading this. First of all, girls don’t expect you to be shining in armor and on top of a white horse (although we probably wouldn’t complain). All we’re asking for is for you to be compassionate, honest, thoughtful, and maybe even funny every now and then. But ladies, this is not a one-sided thing. You have to be just as kind and awesome to DA BOYZ!
And not that I have any personal connection to the following statement (or do I?), but if someone wants to see you and hang out with you, he/she will make it happen. When you want something enough, you do everything in your power to get that something, right? Anyways, all I’m trying to get across is that you deserve to have a relationship with someone who adores you and wants to be with you. Not that I’m any sort of relationship expert (actually, I’m far from it), but I have learned that communication is key in any relationship (whether it’s friendship, a romantic relationship, etc.). So DON’T SETTLE. Prince Charming, hide and seek is over. It’s time for you to stop hiding and be a man, haha!!
Anonymous said: Walk The Moon - Tightrope (pretty indie...if you're dead set on instrumental then i'm sure you can find a version), Animals - Baths (little weird voice over at beginning but you can cut it) Slow Magic - Youths. You could also choose parts of M83's hurry up we're dreaming Outro.
Thank you!! You’re so nice and have great taste in music, mystery person. :)
Anonymous said: If you're looking for something instrumental try Charlie Clouser "A Message" it's about 3 minutes long and sounds really cool.
Thanks! I like it a lot but I think it might be a little slow for what I’m planning on doing in my video. If you have any other suggestions (preferably with a bit of bass) please let me know though cause I like your vibe, ya feelllll
Today in class we went to Coney Island! It’s basically a famous, old-fashioned theme park with stores and a mini town. We were there all day (we returned at 4) taking photographs and filming footage for our upcoming video project (2-5 minutes…. eeep!). It was a total blast, but it was also very hot so I’m pretty exhausted.
By the way, if anyone knows of artsy, good songs (similar to “The Intro” by the Xx) please feel free to message them to me on here. I’m on the hunt for a background track to my next vid… It would be greatly appreciated.
AH, well I’m so tired and I blogged a lot last night so today’s post is going to be on the shorter side.
I hope you’re having an amazing summer. As much as you probably don’t want to hear it, it’s going by super fast, and you know it. It’s alright… I’m in denial too.
A photograph from the Top of the Rock
I am going to start by telling you about one of the scariest experiences I have ever gone through. Two days ago, I was walking with my friend, Ja. We were smiling and minding our own business when a rather large, homeless man pushed his big, rolling backpack/suitcase into my legs. It hit me and, unsurprisingly, I tripped. I looked at the man and he stared at me angrily. I didn’t know exactly how to react, considering he purposely hit me with his rolling bag, so I acted as if nothing happened and continued walking. After about 20 steps, Ja and I were waiting for the light to give us the go at the crosswalk. I felt that eerie feeling you get when you know someone is looking at you, so I turned around and found the homeless man glaring at me from afar. I was a little nervous and I didn’t want to look back again and keep making eye contact, but after a few seconds I glanced back to find him walking toward us. All of a sudden, he was right in front of my face, shouting and swearing at me. How would you react? He was tall (taller than me and I’m 5’11”), heavy, angry, crazy, and extremely drunk (and who knows what else). Before I could even grasp what was going on, he threw a punch at my face. No, I’m not kidding. The huge, homeless man threw a punch AT MY FACE and (I don’t know if it was because of his belligerence or if it was a miracle) missed. The man’s punch stopped a few centimeters from my face, and he let go of his fist. At this point, I was horrified, in shock, scared, and fighting back tears. There was nothing I could do except hope for the best because the only way to run was into traffic. I couldn’t even move because I was so terrified and somehow I murmured, “I’m sorry.” He looked at me, smoldering, and shouted a few more obscenities. My friend and I went across the street as soon as the light changed, and continued our way to Whole Foods. The ridiculous part was that nobody tried to help me or stop him. I understand that I am in New York and everyone is pretty much on his/her own, but nobody even asked if I was okay (after the fact). It was definitely a learning experience, and I just want to remind you to be safe because bad things can happen. I still don’t know how I could’ve reacted any differently, but to anyone that is reading this, stay aware and alert. You are not invincible.
On a (much) better note, today Claire, Ja, and I went to the Top of the Rock (Rockefeller Observation Deck). It was ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS. As we were up there, Ja (who, as mentioned in previous posts, has an undeniable love for life) said something brilliant. She began saying that we should appreciate that exact moment. She said to take in the beauty of the city and the view, and to realize how incredibly lucky we are. She talked about how fortunate we are to having loving families, friends, and health. I know it might sound trite, but in that moment, on the Top of the Rock, I was in awe. I felt so at peace and was reminded how many things I have to be grateful for in my life. Even if you don’t have a pretty view to help you reach this state of mind, listen to Ja and be thankful for all of the great things in your world. Sure, everything might not be (in fact, probably isn’t) perfect, but nothing positive will come out of focusing on the negative. I think we should all be thankful for our minds, bodies, and souls.
Sometimes I don’t know how to start these blog posts… so I’m going to start this blog post by writing about the fact that I don’t know how to start blog posts. See what I did there? ;)
So today (in the first session of class) we went to the High Line. Basically, it’s a 1 mile elevated park that you can see a pretty view from and walk on. It was fun, except for the scorching heat. You’d think I’d be used to heat by now, considering that I live in a desert, but NYC heat is way different than west coast heat. NYC heat is humid and takes a lot out of you. Other than the heat, the walk was very nice, especially when there was some shade and a cool summer breeze.
For the second portion of class, we are free to edit our photos/videos as we please (I’m here now… hi). I love having the freedom of lab time because you can accomplish anything you have yet to complete.
I’ve really grown to appreciate music even more than ever this summer. Lately, I’ve been vibin’ to The xx, Angus and Julia Stone, and Lana Del Rey. They are all pretty relaxed and easy to listen to while editing. Plus, plug any of that music into Pandora and BAM you’ve got yourself a jammin’ music station. You’re welcome. :)