Movie Quotes

When I heard about movie quotes, the first few movies I thought of was One Day and The Hunger Games. Why those movies? Because I have read their book then watched their movies, and they become my all time favourite movies.

Above is a popular quote from the movie, One Day. Below are the list of quotes from this movie:

  • “This is where it all begins. Everything starts here, today.”
  • “Just kidding’ was exactly what people wrote when they meant every word.”
  • “You can live your whole life not realizing that what you’re looking for is right in front of you.”
  • “Whatever happens tomorrow, we had today; and I’ll always remember it”
  • “So – whatever happened to you?’ ‘Life. Life happened.”
  • “People change, no use getting sentimental about it. Move on, find someone else.”
  • “Envy was just the tax you paid on success.”
  • “She shouldn’t speak her thoughts; nothing good ever came of speaking your thoughts.”
  • “No, friends were like clothes: fine while they lasted but eventually they wore thin or you grew out of them.”
  • “At some point you’ll have to get serious about life.”

“May the odds be ever in your favour” was a popular quote from The Hunger Games. That quotes was used throughout all the 3 series of The Hunger Games. Here are some other quotes in The Hunger Games:

  • Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor.
  • Destroying things is much easier than making them.
  • I don’t want to lose the boy with the bread.
  • Katniss, the girl who was on fire!
  • I volunteer in this tribute / “I volunteer!” I gasp. “I volunteer as tribute!”
  • Here’s some advice. Stay alive.
  • “Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.”
  • “Her name’s Prim. She’s just twelve. And I love her more than anything.”
  • “Okay, listen to me, you’re stronger than they are. You are. They just want a good show, that’s all they want. You know how to hunt. Show them how good you are.”

Other than those 2 movies, I went to research on my favourite Disney movies which is Tangled & Frozen.

Some quotes from Tangled:

  • Mother Gothel: The world is dark, and selfish, and cruel. If it finds even the slightest ray of sunshine, it destroys it!
  • Mother Gothel: Look in that mirror. I see a strong, confident, beautiful young lady. [Rapunzel smiles] Oh look, you’re here too.
  • Flynn Rider: [To Rapunzel] Here’s your pan, here’s your frog.
  • “This is just part of growing up. A little adventure, a little rebellion.” – Tangled
  • Rapunzel: We’re alive! Flynn Rider: Her hair glows
  • Rapunzel: Something brought you here. Fate. Destiny.. Flynn Rider: A horse.
  • “I have magic hair that glows when I sing” – Rapunzel
  • “Did I ever tell you I’ve got a thing for Brunettes?” – Flynn Rider

The quote above is one of my favourite quotes from Frozen, and here are some other quotes too:

  • Do you want to build a snowman?
  • And what is that amazing smell? CHOCOLATE
  • Only the act of true love will thaw a frozen heart.
  • Conceal, don’t feel.
  • I don’t have a skull, or bones. – Olaf

Other than the 4 movies I mentioned above, I also did research on other movie quotes.

  • Never forget who you are – Lion King
  • Ohana means family, family means nobody gets left behind. or forgetten – Lilo & Stitch
  • We accept the love we think we deserve – The Perks of being a Wallflower.
  • I never look back, darling. It distracts from the now – Edna Mode, The incredible
  • Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light. – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
  • A queen is never late. Everyone else is simly early. – Princess Diaries (2001)
  • Me, a princess? Shut up! – Princess Diaries (2001)
  • It was so fluffy, I thought I was going to die! – Despicable me
  • Sometimes fantasy is better than reality – A cinderella Story (2004)

After much thoughts, I decided to go for 1 movie for all the 4 quote which is The Hunger Games. Why The Hunger Games? Because that movie has 3 parts to it, and I have all of them and read all the book. So basically, I’m just an avid fan of Hunger Games. 

Forrest Gump – Research

When I first got the brief for our project 2, I was quite excited about it. Because, firstly, I can do something related to my favourite movie. Secondly, I can start to use Photoshop! YAY!!

However there were quite a few terms that I didn’t understand in the brief. So I went to research on it.


My chosen season is Autumn.

Actually I was hoping for Spring as I like when the flowers are blooming and the colour pink too. 

So I start by  researching about Autumn (mostly in Japan, because of Ikebana). There are a few things that interest me:

  • When the leaves are falling – it gives a slow and graceful movement to it
  • Halloween – something that I always wanted to try it (although I am scary cat)
  • Scattering of autumn leaves – like the use of colours.
Mindmap of Autumn

At first I wanted to do on the movement of falling leaves, but I could not visualise how it will look with ikebana. Hence I decided to move on with Halloween.

Halloween Moodboard

So for my Halloween concept, I wanted it to be targeted to children! So it will be something like ‘trick and treat’ where the vase will be filled with candies. I also intended to use lighting to show the spookiness of Halloween. There will be no leaves on the branches, and I might want to make the branch black.

My next post will be on the development of Halloween and Ikebana together.

Going out to find Inspirations

Last few Saturday, I can’t remember when, I went out to do some observations  for my other project. At the same time, I went to look for references and inspirations for this project called, My line is EMO.

Firstly, I went to the library cause it is one of my favourite place to find for inspirations. And this is what I’ve found:

I like how the artist uses lines, spaces, negative spaces and its doodle
The way the artist uses strokes to create the effect. However for this project, we are not require to do colour. Hence, it will be difficult to achieve something like this in black & white

Next place is Changi Airport, as it was my main objective to go out and do my other project.

While I was walking towards the MRT station, I saw a poster that had a nice and neat texture. So I told myself, “Hey, why not I do something similar to this.”

Poster I saw while I was walking

When I reached Changi Airport, I remember Mimi (my 2D lecturer) said that Changi has this colouring thingy for children. So I went there and try it out.

My outcome

Colouring it was easy but to be able to see the details, I had to put more pressure on it while colouring.

Hence, I had fun and get new inspirations when I’m out. Although it was a long and tiring day, as I had to travel from west to east, it was productive as I managed to kill two birds with 1 stone.

Task 2: Process

Here are some of my process pictures. Images are still raw with no edits.


  1. Bedroom is small – Difficult to take an overview of the place. And difficult to find a focus for certain object. To overcome this, I had to use the different perspective view and try out different methods into taking the images.
  2. Dim lighting – As I want my concept of my room to be dim, relaxing and comfy, I didn’t allow much light to enter my room. However, most of my images look dark and dull. Hence, to overcome this, I had to allow light to enter a bit by controlling my curtain as I do not have the lighting equipment.

Task 2: References

Artist Reference

Photographer – Danny Santos


Under his series called Street Scenes. Some of his pictures are taken with less light, which i entended to do for task 2. When the sun is about the go down, the photographer uses the sunlight to create depth of the humans. The light also gives a direction to the focal point.

Image Reference

I like how the composition of this picture is taken. The picture is taken in a way that I can see the overall bedroom and also the opening of the door. By having a hint of the door, it gives me an idea of peeping into the room.

By taking a part of the room, it can already give me some hints about the person characteristic. From this picture about, it gives me a hint that the owner is and artist as there are many painting displayed on the walls. The owner likes bright, vivid and neons colours as most of the paling has those colours. Most likely the owner is a female as there are many female portraits. The owner might be a nature type of person as there are plants by the window.

Task 1: Image Reference

I know my level of expertise in taking an image: average and below. Hence, before I start taking pictures, I will do some research and image references to understand how a good picture should look like. With the image references, I can also adopt the style of it.

When I thought of taking picture with my book, the few places that I thought of was library, my bedroom and when I am travelling. Hence, I went on to research on the types of photograph that can be taken at those places.


In this image, it shows a mid shot of the lady find books in the library. Her expression shows that she is focus on finding the books that she wants. There’s a depth in the image to focus on the lady and the foreground of the bookshelf. The colour and tonal are dull, brownish with less lighting to show that the library is old and vintage.

This image dipects a wonderland of books. The colourful cover books contrasting with each other and pages makes it look like its flipping by the wind. Another thing that gives the feeling of a wonderland is the hard cover books. Normally the hard cover books are used in movie like Harry Potter. The way the character is placed in the middle of the image looks like she is being absorbed in the world of books.

In this image, the photographer uses rule of third and place the subject on it. The light rays coming in from the window, give a direction to focus on the subject.






In this image, it shows the mood of the setting – comfortable and relaxing. The way the lady position herself on the bed will reading, shows that she is into reading and is conformable in her position. There is depth in this image, as the background is dark and blurry which allow the foreground and the subject to be the focal point.



What I like about this image is how the lighting is used to focus on the object, which the the girl and her book.





I like the compositing of this image, and how the lighting shines of the person reading. However, I feel like it is lacking of feeling, as the person face is off the image from. It would be better if the image were to have her face to show how she feels while reading or how she interact with the book.

This image uses rule of third to place the subject with is the person. With the use light coming from the window, it shows a silhouette of a lady reading. Just with a small gesture of her fingers, I am able to guess that she is engross in reading the book.



In conclusion, I would like my image to be taking in the library. As I want my image to look calm, peaceful and relaxing. And the way I should interact with the book is that I am engross and focus in reading the book.

Task 1: Artist Reference

Photographer – Nguan


Series: Singapore

This images are taking under his series named “Singapore”. In this series, he uses cool colours to depict Singapore. As a singaporean, I find it astonishing that he did not capture the busy and hectic lifestyle in Singapore. Instead he chose to capture Singapore in a different view, which focuses on the subject that tells the story with the help of the emotions and background.

The cool colours, in his images, make it not striking to my eyes. I feel relax and calm when I look at those images. The images also allows me to think about the story that the photographer is trying to convey.

In conclusion, I would like image to look calm, peaceful and relaxing. And the way I should interact with the book is that I am engross and focus in reading it. The outcome of the image should be in cool colours, not contrasting to the audience’s eyes.

Task 1: Chosen Object

My collection of books

Book has been one of the closest object to me, apart from my phone. Over the years, I have read and collected lots and lots of book. Few of my favourite books are Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell and The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.

After You by Jojo Moyes

But for this task, my chosen book is After you by Jojo Moyes, a sequel to Me Before You. I brought this book when I was in Krabi, waiting to fly back to Kuala Lumpur. The reasons why I brought it are

1. Me Before You is a movie that won People’s Choice Award for Favorite Dramatic Movie, so was curious about what is going to happen next,

2. the synopsis prompted me to find out more about the story.

Currently, I am still reading it and have not reach the climax yet. So I am quite excited to know what will happen it story.