OCAD’s 98th Annual Graduate Exhibition (GradEx)

NOTE: This will be an image-heavy post.

On May 2nd to May 5th was the Annual Graduate Exhibition at OCAD (Ontario College of Art and Design).

OPENING NIGHT: Thursday, May 2, 6:30 to 11 p.m. (all are welcome!)
Friday, May 3, 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 4, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 5, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The class of 2013, an eclectic mix of more than 550 graduating students working in twelve undergraduate programs, present their final thesis work to an audience of more than 26,000 guests.
OCAD University’s students work in a broad spectrum of disciplines, ranging from drawing and painting, printmaking, photography, criticism and curatorial practice, integrated media and sculpture/installation in the Faculty of Art; to advertising, environmental, industrial and graphic design, illustration and material art and design (jewellery, fibre and ceramics) in the Faculty of Design. OCAD U’s annual “GradEx” transforms the university’s main building and the acclaimed Sharp Centre for Design into one of Toronto’s largest and most anticipated exhibitions of emerging talent.

(Taken from their event page on Facebook)

One of the graduates, and one of my very good friends, Awuradwoa Afful invited me to view the exhibition. She had three paintings, and one of her animations on exhibit on the fourth level of OCAD. (( Click to go to her art blog! ))

Charisse and I were fawning over how cool her display was when she asked us to snap a polaroid for her personal collection. We immediately took to the idea and made her stand with her paintings to snap photos for our own collections, lol.

Here are some pictures of the artist with her Pour Paintings!





And here is her animation that she submitted. It was playing in another room on the fourth floor where other animated art were being featured.

In the City: Part 1 from Awuradwoa Afful on Vimeo.

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Herschel Backpack

So I realized that lately my blog has become some what of a ..what-did-I-buy-today-sort of blog. It’s because I’m just so lazy to take pictures of myself actually wearing the items. Plus, I’m usually running late. Lol.

Anyway, yesterday I bought a new backback! 😀

I got the Black Herschel Backpack from Little Burgundy.
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Only ONE year limited warranty 😦 but not like I use warranties anyway, lol.

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New Macbook Pro Cover

Today I went to Pmall again, but this time with Charlene.

Got a new laptop cover/case for my 13″ Macbook Pro (early 2011)!


I’d been using the Speck Transparent clear case, but tbh, I didn’t ever like it… I just didn’t feel confident enough to use colored cases a year ago =_=. And I totally should have gone with black. But anyway, yeah, so I got a new cover, finally, after almost a year 😀

My favorite color since high school has always been purple and sometimes, pink. It seems though that lately I’ve been very much into pastels and natural/rural-toned feminine colours. So I’d been wanting a light pink case for a while now, but always felt afraid of getting attention (which, I don’t even know why I’m so careful about, really =_=). I almost ordered a pink cover on eBay, like… multiple times, but I always backed out. But today since I was going to Pmall, and since I actually WAS going to buy a pink & purple case on eBay, I decided I might as well get it from Pmall (if I found a good price).

Which, I did. Got it for $13+tax.


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My New Acoustic Guitar!

I ordered a Fender DG-8S Acoustic Guitar Pack from Long & Mcquade online on June 15th! And it arrived today! =D!

The reason why I didn’t go and pick it up in-store was because I actually saw this specific guitar set in Steve’s Music Store (downtown in Queen’s Street), but I was turned off by the service and lack of extra stock, AND the state of the ONE guitar they had in stock on display. I was so bummed when I left the store cuz of an embarrassing situation that had happened there. But good thing for me, I found the same set on L&MQ’s website online! And although I was going to pick it up on a Friday… (which was the friday with Charisse, actually), I found out that it was out of stock THE MORNING OF. So of course, I panicked a tad bit, and ordered it online… even though it said Out of Stock online too… At that point I just didn’t care, I just wanted my guitar, and as long as it was new out of the box, I didn’t care where it came from.

So I was hoping that somehow the company would deal with the lack of stock, and I just paid, and was waiting for almost ten days until I emailed the company. A day later, an email came saying they shipped it! And THE NEXT DAY… Purolator brought it to my door. I actually didn’t receive it in person, but apparently the mail guy came just ten minutes before I reached the door.

I kind of put off opening it cuz I wanted to take pictures with the dslr, but since my sister took it for her event, and since I was just so impatient… I just went ahead and used my phone to capture this memory, lol~

So on with the details of the guitar, and less of my rambling…

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