I had the craziest, most hectic week of this semester. 3 events, 4 deadlines (with each assignment comprising of more than 20% for each of the module).
I really hate myself for overloading.
But kinda glad than I am managing it pretty okay, aside from the lack of sleep and family time.
Today, I finally submitted my artwork for my creative writing multimedia project.
I think that it is the my best artwork till date (pardon my shamelessness haha) and it only took me two whole days!! Much faster than expected. I thought it would take me a minimum of 5 days actually.
My greatest regret is that I did not take ANYYYYY pictures to show yall!! Dx
But its okay, at least I saved the poems infused within my artwork in softcopy. So at least I still have something to show. Will be posting them up in a series of separate posts!
Everyone in the creative writing class had to present their multimedia project today. I am absolutely awed by how creative everyone is! This is probably the most enjoyable and inspiring module EVERRRR. Except for the fact that the bell curve is steep as hell coz everyone is so pro in writing -___-
We had a classmate presenting us with a variety of kimchi dishes(he is Korean) while reciting his poem.
We had an exchange student reciting his poem of the many wonderful and exciting experiences he had in Asia and in school. With the 4 official languages of Singapore. Yup, *cough* Google Translate *cough*.
We had classmates singing their poem. Performing their poem. Presenting their poem in a mini movie clip. Presenting their work on a puzzle board (IT'S ON THE PLACES OF JAPAN SQUEEE~) and I remembered the places they did was Sapporo, Nagoya and err.. others I can't remember. One of our classmates wrote a very interesting piece on the conversation between life and death.
As for me, I wrote poems on the theme of "Lost Children". I think my topic is probably the most depressing one coz no one was smiling when I talked about the background inspiration of my work. Even though the artwork presented with the poems was beautiful, it was beautiful in a very tragic way. Why am I such a sadist. I kinda felt like I'm a party pooper lol.
But I'm really glad that I did it. It was such a difficult topic. And I hope that it would make an impact on readers somehow.
And just like last semester, I'm kinda sad that I won't be seeing all of these classmates again(unless by sheer luck and coincidence we're on the same class again). Sigh..
As I mug for my other assignments, I'll leave yall with one of the pioneering poems I wrote-of the depressing topic I've chosen. It's sorta like a #throwbackpoem coz I handed it up to my tutor like, last month.
Reading it again, I feel less stressed up now, coz even though the poem is really sad, I know that there are problems and issues much greater than what I'm facing, and that I have no reason to whine.
The train arrives
(by Kira Lim Xinyi)
Sweet little one,
With your dainty, delicate hands outstretched
You willingly leapt off the ledge
Into the hands of your
Winter in their smiles, they led you from the mall
Where you were last seen before you were gone
Bustling streets of Liverpool
Where strangers gush at the lovely sight
Of the three young boys-
A veneer of guileless innocence.
But they were blinded to the reason behind
The plight of those tears.
Tottering behind the big boys,
Through the meadows of breathing wildflowers
Into the cosy little shed where
You were fed batteries
Battered, Beaten, Bludgeoned, Splatted
With bright blue paint
Dropped on your head
Poor little doll
With your mangled little limbs,
They laid you to rest
On railway tracks
The situation, speculations,
It was everybody’s Devastation
The distant calls of soft, melodious
Ringing and rumblings arrives-
The whistles wails as the journey continues
Slices through the silence of the night.
No time to bid goodbye
To grieving parents.