Friday, March 28, 2008

Chapter : Tired

Today is seriously a tiring day. I have decided that my group which consists of Kelsie and Wayne to record our sounds for our assignments which is due on the fifth week. Early morning I woke up around 6am, shutting my phone alarm and thus dragging myself from my bed. The morning itself was pretty cold because it was raining heavily and it is actually tempting me to fall back to sleep and not go to university today but alas, I have responsibilities that I have to oblige. I left the house around 7.00am and reaching the train station within five minutes, bought my train ticket and waited for the train. The moment the train arrived at 7.15am I didn’t hesitate to board it because the rain was getting the best of me, ruining my shoes and clothes.

Standing in the train crowded with people with their drenched umbrellas and raincoats hoping that the rain would stop. Reaching at the station where I am supposed to change train to reach to my university, I realize that the rain hasn’t stop a bit and it actually gotten heavier cause me to feel really moody. I decided to sit for a while hoping that the rain would stop and take the 7.45am train to university. While waiting, reading a book I almost miss the train because I was pretty engrossed with the book I was reading but luckily I finished my book in time to realize that the train has arrived.
Reaching my university way earlier than I expected, at first the rain was just a start of a drizzle then later on it just got heavier when I was walking towards the entrance of my university. I decided to walk down to the convenient store to grab something to eat because recently I have fainted in church due to low blood pressure or maybe lack of sugar or possibly having no food in my system. I didn’t want the same thing to happen to me again and on such an important day too, I decided to stuff myself with something regardless whether I was hungry or not.

Walking back to university again, and found myself a place to sit while I ate my breakfast and started on a new book I brought along to read while waiting for Wayne to arrive in order for us to go to grab our sound recording equipments. Wayne arrived around 8.30am and we head off to another building on the campus where the sound recording equipments are and I was pretty tired and was still feeling under the weather due to the rain and lack of sleep.

Once we got the equipments, we took the bus to Kelsie’s house and when we reached the designated stop, I called her to pick us up. She and her boyfriend came in a car and we scrambled onto it because we realized that we are wasting precious time to use the equipments since we only have 10hours to fully utilize it. When we arrived, I noticed that Kelsie was staying in a nice town house with her boyfriend and her boyfriend’s sister. We decided not to waste so much time and we got on with our work.

We started off recording the scene in the car where we “hijacked” Kelsie’s boyfriend’s car and drove around the townhouse in order to record the sound of a person driving home from work. It was pretty amusing because all of us were in the car while Kelsie was driving and I was holding the mic and Wayne was hearing the sounds. In order to achieve the sounds we wanted, all of us were required to put our phones on silent mode and not make an utter sound. Sneezing included. I was imagining those times when I was trying my best to control the sound from my stomach because I have gas in there making my tummy bloated and it tends to have the gurgling sound coming out. It is pretty embarrassing.

Later on once we got the track that we wanted, we changed our scene where the person is opening the door, drinking a cup of water, talking to her friend on the phone and then hearing a sound of a breaking glass. It was pretty funny because the first try we tried it, Wayne broke the glass and the shattered pieces flew everywhere around. I was nagging at him because he created a mess and didn’t allow me to finish the water I was drinking. We bought the glasses in a reject shop that cause $9 for 18 glasses and we decided to break the glasses in order to get the sound that we wanted.
Honestly speaking I wanted to break those glasses myself because it seems a very great stress reliever but I was afraid because I might cut myself or probably haven’t gotten the strength to break the glass apart. We started around 10 something in the morning and ended around 2 in the afternoon. I was tired and felt my eyes drooping close but I tried my best to keep it open. Kelsie and her boyfriend dropped us off at the mall nearby their place and Wayne and I carried the equipments to the bus stop where we took a bus there back to the university.

Once we reached there, we quickly head up to the computer room and transferred the sounds that we have recorded and felt quite please of the outcome of the sounds and I personally hope that the lecturer would accept the sounds that we created though. After returning all the sound equipments I felt that we were free from one burden but still have more to encounter later on in the semester. Wayne and I decided to stop by the mall nearby my place to grab something to eat because we haven’t eaten anything since we started recording. My stomach was making a hell of a noise but thankfully it wasn’t making a scene gurgling out loud in public.

After grabbing our bite, we departed and I head to the public library to return the books that I borrowed and borrowed new books again. I saw some comics that I wanted to read but there weren’t the volumes that I wanted so I decided against it. When I reached home, I was too tired out to do anything and actually dozed off to sleep for a while because being woken up by my dad telling me to get ready to go out for dinner which I feel so reluctant to do so because I was already reaching my limit. My dad noticed how reluctant I was and scolded me. I was thinking that I was really tired carrying the dumb equipments, well, I wasn’t actually. It was Wayne but my bag was pretty heavy with the other things but heck, I’m tired from my day’s trip! It doesn’t help that it was raining and I don’t have a car to drive around feeling dry.

My dad bought a car for my sister and I could tell that she was really happy about it but she was being such a brat when I asked her some questions about her car. She was answering me in a tone as though I am not suppose to know what car my dad bought for her or whether I am suppose to know all the answers and not bother her with it. I’m thinking, am I physic or what? Seriously, don’t people actually realize that a person here is tired from all the work she was doing and wants a good rest? Talk about being inconsiderate.


Eu Jin said...

Told you I'd be a dedicated fan of your blog. Heh. Sounded like you had a pretty fun day. Messed up, but still fun. I mean, how many times in life do you get to buy glasses just to smash em? Don't worry sweetie. 91 days till you come home yeah? Certainly not missing you any less. I love you.

Nicole said...

Hahahaha!!! I did the SAME thing for my intro to film class! But I did it ALONE and had to carry the damn equipment. So, no pity coming from me, sorry!!! lol!