Do people really see this as a form of entertainment?

I’ve always seen it in videos, on how they perform tricks and stunts, and as amazing as it seems, they look so terribly dangerous!

Once, I saw an Eleman trying to balance on a ball, and he almost lost his balance. Can you imagine the impact if he actually fell?!

And there was another time, this Sealian was trying to juggle some bowling pins but it was so slippery he actually dropped them all over the place! How embarrassing must that have been for him!

Sigh, I always feel really sorry for those who have to go through this, just to allow people to have a laugh. There even has been a load of news on how the managers of these circuses actually mistreat their employees… Gosh.

I wonder how they feel about it though…


10th August

Every year, on the 10th of August, everyone would gather together at different locations to celebrate Lion’s Day.

What is Lion’s Day? A day to commemorate and thank LIONS.

Well, I used to be one of those believers who appreciated them. Our teachers always told us that they were the ones who helped to fight and defend our world against the unknown.

Sure, maybe that did happen a loooooong time ago, but the new age lions aren’t as what they are said to be!

They’re loud, proud, lazy, and they really don’t care about any species than their own. In short, they’re just leeching off of their ancestors’ contributions. I don’t get why they’re still allowed to be ruling, really.

“Come on Porklo, hurry up! We gotta get to the festival!”

“I told you Mom, I don’t wanna go!”

“It’s gonna be great fun!! Did you look at the pamphlets, they’re gonna have a mini concert, a worship session, look, they even have a photo booth! We might get to take some pictures with the standee of King!”

“UGH, Seriously, what’s so great about Lions any-”

“SHUSH IT! If you get heard by anyone else we’ll get into trouble!”

I don’t even know why people actually celebrate Lion’s Day. I mean, its the 21st century, no one REALLY believes in this hierarchy anymore…


Assignment 2: Research


Because my world is really based on a high school experience, I based my soundscape on it as well! and the first inspiration I got was from…

I think it’s because I remembered this scene of Lindsay Lohan having to go to her first day of school (previously she was home-schooled), and I remember her getting looks from the other students – so I tried to make my soundscape experience somewhat being in her position (a.k.a new girl in school).

(Up till ~0:15) 

In this video she doesn’t really get a negative response from her classmates, but in my soundscape I tried to portray a LITTLE bit of a judgemental atmosphere from my character’s classmates.

Sound Making

For my sounds, I mostly recorded them from my surroundings, for example

  • Talking
  • Background noises
  • Door opening/closing
  • Chair movements
  • Slamming of Books

Some of the recorded sounds were not from the actual actions –

  • Footsteps (made use of an object(like a pen) tapping on a hard cover book, slightly dragging at the end)
  • Heart beat (from my finger (because it’s blunt) tapping on a table)

However there were sounds that I wasn’t able to record on my own

  • School bell ringing
  • Lockers – I tried with metal objects but it did not come out the way I wanted it to be (sounded very heavy? unlike a locker door which is rather light and hollow)


I think that my composition changed slightly after the first critic session, rather than the addition of more details to refine my soundscape, I changed the arrangement of some sounds to make it flow better, and to help it make more sense.

Also, I think the idea (that was given in class) of having different sounds passing through the listener’s different ears made it sound better too!!

Overall I found this project really interesting because I generally like to work with sounds (like fixing of the timing and transitions) :-)