April 27, 2011

i think i'll start a new life


"she said i think i'll go to boston"

alright hey. my spring break was pretty chill. the day after the plaza, i was at the hospital. wanna guess why? family matters. i haven't been in a hospital since my sister was in an ambulance. so last weekend, i went touring around the small eastern coast states: connecticut, rhode island, and massachusetts. it was ultra funnn even though there was no sunnn until sunday. i like packing the right outfits.. i'm always prepared for anything.

well i finally developed four rolls yesterday, all came out so beautiful. i experimented on double.. and triple exposure.. some were not as good but practice makes perfect. i have a black and white roll i need to develop in school sometime soon and one more color roll from a souvenir camera to finish. so in chronological order, the shots with my friends came first. one is above, of my friend for eight years.. ivana, showing off her amazing gymnastic skills capture inspired by some levitation photographers. i think i should try one.. levitation.





these photos are from the breakers mansion that belonged to the vanderbilts located in newport, rhode island. it is excruciatingly gorgeous over there. i have a thing for versailles-inspired interior design and the old english architecture of the place, NOT TO MENTION their damn backyard, the fucking atlantic ocean. when i was there, it was misty and foggy and you couldn't see anything clearly but i liked it. they didn't allow photos to be taken indoors which was a shame, i would've stuck out my camera for one shot but there were literally guards everywhere. i don't understand why we can't take no-flash photography.. oh "to preserve the state for future generations".. what? well this is one place i'd like to have my wedding at, it is so nice there. more photos are uploaded on my facebook, including yale and harvard i think. i went there because.. i could, i mean they are not potential schools for me as far as my academics go but it didn't hurt to stop by. harvard is possible for anyone if you have something to offer the school, and this was something i had to think about the rest of the weekend.





for easter, i went to visit the trinity church in massachusetts. i didn't go in because 1. didn't want to bother the religious fellows inside and 2. long line to go in lasted across the street. afterward i went on a little cruise on the waters of boston, not paying much attention to where the boston tea party had their party or why some buildings and bridges were built but rather taking a lot of photos around the boat. this picture above is pretty funny.. i was on the front of the ship where it was super windy, i asked my sister to hold my hat as i took this photo of a reflection off a window because i thought the angle of it was cool. i didn't know that this was the cabin where the boat captains were so after i shot it, i realized that the dude in there turned from the camera when i took it. hahaha.. silly.

more on boston.. i got accepted to a precollege program in boston (actually the only one i applied for) and i will be there for all of july! i'm so excited! (i realized i always end my posts with being excited) well i really am, i can't wait to meet new people and travel places i just went to, and take photos, and live away from home oh my god i'm hyped.

now my first day back at school from vacation.. i was dead. i did not write anything or take out my notebook till 7th period, a class that i did not pay enough attention to even though i have to put up the homework tomorrow, because i was busy yawning and holding my head up and attempting to open my eyes. unsuccessful. at least there's only two more days of this week till may. may reminds me that there is only one more month of school since june is mostly exams.. such a shame. i really hated this year, the most stressful one yet. i also changed the wallpaper for four computers in the school computer lab to teenage dream lyrics today. anyway, i don't know if i have homework to attend to right now so i guess i'll rsvp for a movie premiere tomorrow (awesome right? excitesss).

April 20, 2011

i'm allyson and i live at the plaza


it was not a good day to go out yesterday. i went to bed at 2 and woke up at 10:30. plus it was raining and gloomy and the wind was having moodswings. our plan was to get lost in the plaza and capture what we can get. i'm glad i went with it. we owned the eloise shop, hopped ropes, waited for people to move, and kind of trespassed anywhere we needed to go to just to get a photo. this duo will do anything to get a photo.








afterward we went to another hotel to chill, magnolia's at grand central terminal (caramel cupcake was delishhh), the steven a. schwarzman library, then home. racing hearts from sneaking around is a thrill but you get tired quick. so anyway, the rest of the photos are on my facebook. and i will be away this weekend so i chose one of the photos as my 52weeks. i still need to develop the roll from last week but unfortunately i still haven't finished it yet. i'll definitely do it when i come back next week along other rolls. i'm exciteddd!

April 17, 2011

home is a fire


i made my own twix bars today, following this recipe with milk chocolate. crunchy stuff.. i also made cake-like brownies for brownie sundaes since my cousins were over. yeahhh i was kinda bored. i woke up and did homework on a sunday afternoon.

photos for this week are all on my ae-1 and they haven't been developed yet so it'll be a while. school didn't end so well, i can't stop worrying about college. i've never had this much homework on a break either. they should rename breaks because they're not breaks at all. this is going to be a good week though. i'll be travelin the east coast for mansions, whales, lobster, aquariums, bowling, and all the fun stuff. yesterday i was in cesars bay during a storm. i stomped across parking lots pissed off i couldn't get a new bike and had forgotten i left my umbrella in the car but didn't care so let myself get wet and then tried to find the car but it kept transporting. then i went home and turned my hair into silk and redid my bed.

i watched adventureland for the first time too. i'm so bored.. i'm going to go take my april instax of the tree right now. there's this huge cloud coming.

April 8, 2011

feline staff only

today, i skipped school and went to pratt with elizabeth and my parents. it was the first school i actually toured this year and i laaaahv it. i would still go to sva over pratt but this is definitely one that i will apply for. my mom hates it because it's so old (they have an engine room that dates back to 1898 for the standard oil company) but the campus is pretty modern and nothing bothers me. adding more to how great it is there, they own cats, pratt cats. not necessarily belonging to the school but to students who brought their cats with them and they just basically roam around the campus. i only saw one today and i wouldn't mind if they hopped on my lap while i drew nude models.

i cleaned most of my room when we got back. now i'm redecorating one of my walls with my recent film prints. it's going to be really sad when i live away from home, i can't tear these memories down and bring them with me. that's one of the reasons why i resort to uploading a lot of my photos on the web, so i can always check up on them in case i need to reminisce (you know that feeling? no? okay). after i'm done, i'm going to feel like wanting to build a sim house (which i haven't done in so long) or start my smfa essay or watch more csi. i don't know, i think i'll do my homework and see what happens.

April 2, 2011

when i was 17


i never actually watched that show but it got me thinking... for what reason would they make a show for what you did when you were specifically seventeen? was it that important? my answer is yes, it is my last chance to be childish and the world will accept it. it is the time to get prepared for the hurricane of judgment and approval of the next eighty or so years . but right now at the age of seventeen, i'm just scared out of my pants for college and the rest of the process of growing up.

i just finished putting together my smfa portfolio and signing my aib application. also, i'm pacing back and forth about whether or not to apply for parsons paris pre college. and that's just the college side, which took half the day. i still have to return to high school and answer multiple choices on acids and bases and draw the anatomy of my whole body by sunday night. well over onto the side where i can please myself, i tried out the new dunkin donuts down the avenue today, walked 239084 miles around the hood, and my mom opened a debit card for me (yes!).

the past thursday was the college fair and it was a real wake up call. i love love love sva but not risd. now i know what they're looking for in a portfolio and grades and i know what the school is all about. you know in total, i now have two online portfolios, and two print portfolios, probably one more to come. the next happiest day of my life is when i get accepted to a reach school.