I’ve heard of Daft Punk and I definitely have listened to their works but me being me I just can’t remember the titles. But anyways, over the weekend I had the opportunity to be invited to a Daft Punk cosplay photoshoot over at Cineleisure(apparently now renamed e@Curve) compliments of Aoshi. I’m still new and can be considered a total noob in photography but I really love it. Heck, I even just gotten myself a Sony A300 DSLR. Okay okay, so its more like taken over the same camera I’ve been borrowing from Tsunami all this while but still its finally mine to torture mess around further. So without further ado here ya go.
Isn’t there once an event or a magazine called RAGE? I don’t really remember. But anyways thanks to Aoshi I now have this song bouncing in my head recently. Its not really that old but it does have a catchy tune.
After what happened during the postmortem, I just had to rewrite the entire rant. I had learned many things during the course of DaiCon’s preparation especially in the field on human behavior. It is interesting to note that some people have no idea that their course of action would bring such drastic circumstances. In fact, ignorance is bliss and bliss are those who are gladly proclaiming that DaiCon was a success.
Most of the problems can be found in other blogs or forums so I won’t talk about it. That said it can be greatly be reduced or solved if it was brought up much earlier. I wanted to do my job but due to emotional and immature thinking of the hicomms I was deny that role. Kept in the dark and refused to be given proper information and also with a strange campaign planned to undermine which was pretty obvious proved that my services were not required. Not that I have a problem with not doing work but my professionalism demands that I must do my best.
After trying to confront this issues, strange reasons which were obviously illogical were given. No explanations were sought out nor was this was ever voiced out or talked over. Never have I worked in a group before that such a thing had happened before. Brats. Spoiled brats to be exact. This reminds me of high school drama that is famous of being brought into a university setting. Wonderful.
With all this being taken personally no proper work was done to solve issues that would arise and during that time I was free and very willing to handle such task which was my role in the first place. Being professional and responsible to immature kids is really irritating. Do you job properly and they will say that you are misusing your power. Ask for information they will say you are ordering them around. This would be true is your role was not the FREAKING ASSISTANT DIRECTOR. I wonder if the same train of thought would occur if its the director asking the same things and not me. Curious.
Assumptions and heresay mixed into work is a dangerous mix. From no drama to drama in such a short time even staying neutral was difficult as your every action was deemed as dangerous and scrutinized at every chance. But when they involve your personal life into the equation it was just too much. No matter how much you talk to blockhead who does not want to listen because it would mean that they were wrong is not what they wanted in the first place. Most of the problems were already foreseen months ago and if only they did not cut me out from the loop I would had continue doing my job at hand. Do so much for others and they stab you in the back at the end of the day. Yeap, I’m too nice for my own good. Period.
“Respect is not given but earned” is a two way quote which means the same for the speaker as well but when one’s action contradict such words it is known as hypocricy. When I speak of respect I always point out by saying that you must talk to the other person like a human being not ONCE did I ever mention that I must be respected due to my position. Listening to one thing and not the whole sentence is again just plain ignorance.
That said, one must look into the mirror and reflect upon oneself before judging others. We are not perfect being as some might claim to be. Understanding one another and talking things out is the mature and adult way to go. As long certain groups of people do not recognize and face this and grow up I am certain that they will never survive in the real world. The irresponsibility of a few people was what messed the event up. Its that plain and simple. Was the problems discussed and solved during the postmortem? No, it became a massive happy party where the world is made out of rainbow and unicorns. Yes, I almost blew my top but it was because someone was looking for trouble. I often wished that I would be surrounded with mature thinking intelligent young adults in university but I often found myself babysitting instead. I’m so fed up.
With all this dorama going on around me I must admit that it is time for me to close the curtains on this chapter and retire from EMiNA Cyber and any club or university activities. Sometimes all this shit is just not worth the investment. I rather work with outside group for external event and the like. At least its work done right and professionally minus the childish emotional conducts. Goodnight.
To quote a friend of mine “DaiCon was an event organised by form 5 student with the university’s money with the concert being main purpose featuring some sponsor and vendor booth with a touch of side activities.”. I agree completely now that it is not a ACG event. Enuf said.
Ok, its pretty much confirmed. I’m freaking out. DaiCon is like about a week just hours away and I’m nervous like heck. Planning and trying to make sure that those 2 days goes according to plans is like trying to plan the D-Day invasion without sufficient intel. I’m so gonna have a good bloody rest after this is over.
Suffice to say, I’m gonna do my best to deliver what we/I promised. Please look forward to what we have install for you guys and girls. You might be in for a few surprises. *wink*
P/s: You can check out my Twitter updates here during DaiCon for event updates on the 11th and 12th July 2009. It will be placed on the sidebar by the 10th.
Twitter update is up on the sidebar. Happenings during the event will be twittered from my cellphone so you can still find out on the latest happenings from the comforts of..er..wherever you are. Remember to keep checking yeah?