Friday, May 25, 2012

Diptych galore

Bubble blast


Night market



My first experiment with diptychs. I first came across this term in the Canon PhotoYou magazine (Spring 2012) which means a subtle pairing of two photographs either side by side or one above the other with a specific relationship between them. I've paired photos side by side before this but it's usually to save space.

Reading about diptychs has inspired me to start going through some old photographs I've taken in the past and pair them side by side, not to save space but to share my story. Recently, I've been observing an increasing number of people posting ordinary photos complemented by a bunch of crap on the description and they get more than 50 likes. I honestly don't see the point of that since people can post one thing and say another, although I do admit I was once part of such mainstream activity. Hence, I've decided to let my pictures do the talking and it's up to anyone to interpret what story I'm telling.

After all, they do say that a picture is worth a thousand words.


On a personal note, the mid terms are over and I am now on a term break. I'm rather relieved that a part of it is over but somehow I don't anticipate much from the next two weeks. Sure, there is more work and studying to be done, plus extra classes for tuition and what not, but I have no other form of amusement other than this blog, Facebook and catching up on Downton Abbey (FINALLY!). Sigh.. First world problems.

Moreover, I'm disappointed at the fact that I have not been accepted for the interview in AFS. So it looks as if I won't be able to go to the U.S. next year. It feels as if I've lost even before I've put up a fight. They've never met me in person after all and now that I didn't get the interview, all hopes of going abroad next year are gone.

I have to admit though, one of the reasons why I wanted to go abroad next year so badly was because I don't want to go back to my hometown during Chinese New Year next year. I'm extremely sick and tired of going back to a house where barely any of my relatives ever step foot in, watching lion dance performances which reverberate silently in the soul despite the headbanging, cymbal clashing noise of the drums and being criticized and commented on regarding my appearance. I've been playing the good daughter, granddaughter, niece, cousin and what not for such a long time that I'm starting to feel unappreciated and under pressure.

So now my only hope is National Service. If I get into the first batch of 2013, that is. Most people complain about NS and vow they would defer no matter what happens but I don't think it's that horrible of a programme to attend. I've heard good reviews regarding the programme from most of my friends who have gone for NS and only a few mediocre remarks about the programme. However, since most of them are in the first or second batch, I guess they are well fed and taken care of. So I guess it's good, as long as you're not in the last batch.

I guess that sums up my blog post for today. Diptychs, mid terms and my rejected student exchange application. I honestly don't know whether it's a good or bad thing anymore, and I'm not interested in finding out.

But one thing's for sure - when God closes one door, HE OPENS ANOTHER.

And I shall patiently wait and observe for the next opportunity, hoping that it does not slip away again :)

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