I spotted one of our posters at Tanjong Pagar MRT station. Heheheh, well… After working so hard, our event is finally coming to fruition. Our posters have been placed in the various stations around Singapore, I have been looking out for them. I also spotted one at Dover and Redhill MRT. So… In a couple of weeks time, IMC+ Learning Festival will be held at our school, Singapore Polytechnic (and if you are living in Singapore and are interested in Media and Communications, I highly recommend that you come to the event). We have 18 sponsors in total, the goodie bags will be full of nice things for you guys. Hopefully, we’ll be able to meet our goal of 1000 participants.
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Hahaha, how do I even begin describing my love for this trilogy? Some of you here may know that I own a blog dedicated to The Hunger Games.
Ok… So where do I begin?
The story is set in Panem (a nation that had been established in a post-apocalyptic world). About 75 years prior to when Katniss was first introduced, there was a rebellion. People from the various districts of Panem fought the oppressive rule… Unfortunately, the rebellion failed. To punish the people for the uprising, the government (also known as The Capitol) created the games.
Now to explain the games: There’s 12 districts in Panem. (There used to be 13 but District 13 got obliterated during the first rebellion). One boy and one girl between the ages of 12 to 18 will be sent to an arena to fight to the death. The games were aired on national television as a reminder that The Capitol has all the power.
How do they decide who gets sent into an arena? It’s a game of luck. Names of the eligible boys and girls will be placed into a ‘reaping bowl’ and a Capitol personnel will pick a slip with a name on it. If it’s your name, you are going to participate in a fight to the death.
On the 74th Hunger Games, Katniss’ sister, Primrose Everdeen (also known as Prim), was reaped. In order to save her little sister, Katniss volunteers in her place (as she was still in the age range)… And when her childhood saviour gets reaped as well, they both find themselves heading towards certain death.
Katniss was given a mockingjay pin from her friend Madge. Not only that, her stylist Cinna has chosen to dress her and her male district partner in flames. However, she embodies flames really well because of her spirit. And because of these events, she will be later known as “Mockingjay” and “The girl who was on fire”.
I could prattle on and on about this but I will stop here. But anyone who loves dystopian fiction should really give this a try, I highly recommend it.
Well… It’s going to take awhile to explain. So bear with me…
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Iam in love with dystopian fiction (don’t judge me).
A short simple introduction:
To save themselves from an apocalypse, humans formed 5 factions. The 5 factions are as follows: Dauntless, Erudite, Amity, Candor and Abnegation. Each of these 5 factions uphold and live by a single core value. Those who blamed greed for the failure of society formed the Abnegation (The Selfless). The Erudite (The Intelligent) blamed ignorance while Amity (The Peaceful) blamed aggression. The Dauntless (The Brave) blamed cowardice for the downfall of society and the Candor (The Honest) blamed human duplicity.
At the age of 16, children of the factions have to undergo an aptitude test to determine which faction that they are most suited for. After that they have to attend the Choosing Ceremony. In which they must, decide which faction they would reside in for the rest of their lives; living under the guideline of “Faction Before Blood.”
Beatrice Prior (also known as Tris Prior) was born into Abnegation. But after undergoing her aptitude tests, her results were inconclusive. She had an aptitude for 3 of the 5 factions (in which I will not reveal here in case you have not read it yet). A person who shows aptitude for more than 1 faction is called a Divergent.
Now, Beatrice has a hard decision of choosing her faction. One choice can transform her or destroy her.
Well… Can I tell you my most anticipated books of 2013? :D
I can’t choose one.
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It’s the end of the Singapore Polytechnic Open House. As a second year student currently studying for a Diploma in Media and Communication, I helped out. I was a school guide and I brought huge groups of students around the school and our facilities, like the Writer’s Room and The Agency. It was a busy and extremely tiring 3 days.
The turnout seemed less than what we had last year but I still look forward to seeing my new juniors at April! Time flies by so quickly, it seems as though my Polytechnic time is going to end and I will be graduating soon.
I received this book for my birthday, courtesy from my best friend (I will cherish this book forever) and I am currently reading it… but sadly, I am not making much progress at the moment because I cannot find the time to just sit still, let myself relax and immerse myself in the world created by Markus Zusak.
Although, I was very impressed by what I have read in the first few pages. Told from a new perspective (i.e. narrated by Death), this story is different from the others that I have read, which is a definite plus point for me. I could do with unique books at present and I can’t wait to read on.
A few days after returning to school, we had our Open House. The Singapore Polytechnic Open House will be on 5th, 7th and 8th of January. This year’s theme is SP+U and some DMC Year 2 students, myself included, have decided to help out.
Not only that, we are in the midst of planning our own event to raise awareness about IMC (Integrated Marketing Communications). We have been sending out dozens of emails to potential sponsors, potential guest speakers etc. in the hopes that they can help make our event a success.
We, the Year 2 DMC students, face many challenges. Deadlines have been set and they have to be met. Each team has to clinch a sponsor but despite sending out so many emails, potential sponsors fail to respond or reply. We have to workaround budget constraints too. Time management is really important, especially when we are planning and hosting such a huge event.
It is stressful but at the same time, a really eye-opening experience. All I can say is event-planning is not an easy task, there are many tiny details to pay attention to and I hope that our event will be successful.
List of things to read for 2013 (part three) ** Disclaimer: I do not own the photos, I just coloured them.