Sunday, 31 October 2010

Day 302.

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I'm meant to be a bat, and no one questioned it, even I don't think I look like one, so I just put fake blood everywhere in the end.
I couldn't put in teeth because i only have 4 front teeth, I liked everyone else's costumes though. It was quite fun, even if the DJ at Highlight is a bit lazy.

Friday, 29 October 2010

Day 301.

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I promised Moon that he could buy pumpkins for Halloween today, so he let Long come back with a marrow, it isn't as bad as I thought and it does actually work, I'm quite impressed that it even stands up, but I still think it was unfair.
Pumpkin carving is so hard, I don't know why anyone does it, I did turnips when I was little, I think they must be easier to do, or at least smaller. I'm disappointed with these pumpkins too because there wasn't enough flesh in them to make anything with. I was looking forward to making pumpkin pie.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Day 300.

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Wow, only 65 days left, I'm kind of relieved actually, don't think I've done as well at this as I wanted to.
Today meant a bit of a skive and a trip to Brighton, everything about there is better than Portsmouth. This is the wall of the changing room at Ju-Ju, a shop that I like the look of but never buy anything from. It deserves a visit just for it's zebra-print exterior.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Day 299.

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My sister is here! My tutorial went well, but not as well as I'd hoped.
There really is very little to do in Portsmouth, but there are enough places to eat!

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Day 298.

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I'm handing in the towel with work for the next week, so I can spend time with my sister.
These are fake, my real 'stop biting my nails' challenge is failing, but I am biting them less than usual...

Monday, 25 October 2010

Day 297.

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I'm so pleased with myself. I'm bang up to date with all of the work for my half-Chinese project, now all I need to do is get onto the same level with my dissertation, I think it will be best to put a day aside next week as whole of this week after Wednesday is full, you'll see.

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Day 296.

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I am so tired from the past three days, I'm massively procrastinating this evening too. So much to do!!!

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Day 295.

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So, the bed's back, but I haven't taken a photo like this in a while.

Friday, 22 October 2010

Day 294.

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This is Rishi Ghosh, he's half-Chinese, half-Indian, a pretty interesting mix. He's an actor who lives in London, he said he might bring his younger sister over to help out with my project which would be cool. I thought I'd put this un-edited version on as I'm so happy the lighting is finally working properly.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Day 293.

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The tutorial ended up going really well, I'm pretty pleased. I'm also more up to date with everything than I thought I was - this is a photo of my sketchbook. I copped up on the text a bit though.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Day 292.

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So, I'm kind of stressing about all my images for my tutorial tomorrow being the same and 'good enough' to be put onto the wall. I don't even know what I'm going to say :\

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Day 291.

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So peeved with Bonus Print right now, not only does my printer print better than theirs - which it shouldn't because photograph printing is their business - but, their the wrong size and took until today to get to me, when I ordered them last week. Poor service, never using them again, I could have saved hassle and just used my own ink, think I'll bear that in mind for next time, I don't think it matters that I'll use paper because that was cheaper than asking Bonus Print to do it anyway. They are wank.
I'm also annoyed because I was going to post them off straight away but the guy for my shoot didn't turn up until half-past 5, I couldn't really be angry though because he was doing me a favour and it's not like he was in Portsmouth to see me. It went well anyway, despite him literally being a total stranger with no mutual friends between us. It's definitely easier because we have this common half-Chinese ground.

Monday, 18 October 2010

Day 290.

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I'm finding that Monday night seems to be bath-night now, I'm not sure if it's because I have some pretty nice bubble bath, or because the bath is the perfect size, but it's working out pretty well. This is tonight's green bath, it was green thanks to a lovely LUSH avocado and lemon bath bomb. Mmmm.

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Day 289.

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I made a delicious cake this afternoon, it tastes like a chocolate orange, it's meant to be a spiderweb cake, and I found the recipe in Asda's free magazine but, I didn't do the icing very well so it just glooped all down the cake. But at least it tastes good. Nom. ♥

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Day 288.

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I have been here all day, thinking about my sore stomach and watching rubbish TV. I did manage to get through a chapter in one of my dissertation books though.

Day 287.

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So yesterday was interesting. My third shoot of the week went well and then Joe was in Portsmouth. They've made Waster dangerous and filled it with typical dangerous binge-drinking offers, vom. My stomach is whirring.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Day 286.

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I'm so happy that my shoot today went well that this is today's 365. Not only was this guy really nice, but everything went according to plan and nothing broke. I hope the rest of the week goes well...

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Day 285.

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My luck got even worse today - it's basically explained to great length here. This fuse was basically the icing on the cake to a spectacularly unlucky series of events. AHHH!

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Day 284.

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So today was full of sod's law.
I had a shoot arranged for my project that I cancelled but the guy didn't get my message and turned up anyway, I didn't want another shoot like yesterday so I sent him home, about 5 minutes after he left, UPS turned up with the replacement parts - couldn't even make this up. This is why deliveries should be made in the early morning.

Monday, 11 October 2010

Day 283.

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So, without my lights, I'm a bit lost. I had to do a shoot for my half-Chinese project today and the photos didn't turn out as well as I'd hope. I'm waiting on a new sync cable and two new modelling bulbs. This is unedited but even the unedited studio-lit ones of Izzy and Rio weren't this bad. I'm a bit scared that I'll have to ask this guy back for a re-shoot, but his photos will be much better so I'm not sure. I might have to cancel my shoot tomorrow...

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Day 282.

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I've just been dropped off back to Portsmouth, my lights broke while I was travelling up to New Malden so Mum brought me back. It's her birthday today so we went to my cousin's restaurant for lunch with some of my family. This is a carrot flower which my mum says is really easy to make. It's been a nice day, even if my bum is still hurting from last night, time for a bath with my new Lush avocado bath bomb I think.

Day 281.

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So, here goes my first proper job, my legs hurt, my bum hurts, I ended up being stood up for almost six straight hours and I didn't get to sleep until nearly 2 o'clock because of the amount of photos that I had to upload onto my computer. I'm quite proud of myself but I'm not looking forward to sorting through all the photos and I'm not sure how much I can narrow the selection down by. It was a nice night too, I want a party like that.

Friday, 8 October 2010

Day 280.

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I'm back in New Malden! I made it, even with all my annoyingly shaped equipment, I don't think I'll be volunteering myself up for something like this again. Not unless I'm in the area already anyway, it has caused me so much stress (apparently a recurring theme this week). I reckon I'll be able to do the journey home though and it will 'hench up' my arms so that's alright...
I liked this guy, but I couldn't get to my SLR quick enough.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Day 279.

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I was meant to go back to New Malden today, but my tutorial was so long that I was too tired and stressed to bother facing the long train journey. I'll go tomorrow, I got some decent criticisms, but ended up with a stress-headache and being very annoyed too, not due to my crit, just due to certain people on my course. Urgh.
Here is a photo of my work on the wall.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Day 278.

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So, my ink cartridges got delivered to my old house and a new tenant from the old house rang me up to tell me. I was already in my jogging bottoms so I was like 'effort', but the guy dropped them off to me, I was pretty happy. What a nice guy, it was like £50 worth of ink cartridges, I'm pretty sure I told them to change the address too, but I don't think I'll cheat them into sending me another £50 worth.

Day 277.

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We went to the pub this evening, I really like this logo - I kind of really want to go out and dance to music that is popular and in a club that isn't Babylon. I'm really looking forward to Halloween, I think. I keep forgetting to take my compact digital out, very not like me, so this is taken on my Blackberry.
I booked a trip to Paris today, I'm going to Paris Photo, a festival over there, should be fun, I'm also going to Disneyland. My French is the rustiest.

Monday, 4 October 2010

Day 276.

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I feel like I have officially entered work-mode, I think the results tomorrow will be much more impressive.
I have books, I've read and I've printed out things. I'm not looking forward to the cutting and sticking though.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Day 275.

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This is what 9-11 in the morning looked like today, but I have my Glastonbury ticket for next year. I'm so happy, randomly I got through first and just got everyone's ticket. Long's registration number nearly didn't work (again) but for some reason his number from last year worked. Hopefully we won't need to worry about where it gets delivered too because the old number is assigned to his old Uni address. I'm so happy and excited, let's just hope the weather is as great. It's hard to imagine that it will ever be sunny again with the way the weather is at the moment.

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Day 274.

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So, today Rio and Izzy came all the way down here to help me out with my half-Chinese project, I've consciously decided not to put one of their portraits as part of the 365 because I don't think it flows with the rest of what's going on here. But I think it went quite well, we talked a lot about being half-Chinese and then we went for lunch and then I took them to see the burnt-down dinosaur, it smelt really weird. The weather was pretty miserable but it was a pretty nice, productive and busy day and I'm very happy that they helped me out.

Friday, 1 October 2010

Day 273.

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This is to commemorate the Southsea dinosaur that burnt down at 2:40am this morning, I never even got to see it, someone rubbish must have done it. Turkey dinosaurs are not as nice as I remember.

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