Sunday, June 9, 2013

Wongfu Productions 10 years of inspiration - Thank you. #Wongfu10yrs

lilalienations: re-edited in (after i finished writing): i wanted this to be a more sentimental post, but realised my writing skills have detiorated badly. and it's just me being excited and nostalgic but not really putting it down beautifully just plainly and raw-ly (if that is even a word! :P) Skip to the end for a better written dedication, o-how-i-cheat. LOL Xp :P

In other news. I splurged a lil over $150 on because they are having a 15% off promo (now you know. go. your welcome) haha. To be fair. Not all of the purchase were mine, some were friends', some were gifts. hehe. whose issit? :D

this was the root of all evil...
It ends 9th June midnight PST. did a quick check and it's probably our local time of Monday morning?
So you still got some time to snag some goods! though i'm sure non of us are graduates. heh. :P

And so, i've been wanting to write this post since i saw that tweet. 
this tweet led up to it. but it didn't spark me to write this post. 
 this tweet did it. 
i realised 10 years. wait. what. no. 
10 years?!
How could it have been that long already. 

Then thinking of it...yea. it is right. the math does sum up correctly. 
This was the post when i first got to know of them and were checking out their vids in that year. it's been 6-7 years of support?:)
 I first caught the now widely crazily popular Wongfu productions when i was studying in RP. It was introduced to me by Rachel whom i seldom keep in contact with now. But i am always grateful she shared those one video with me. 

because, that one video pretty much inspired my whole life afterwards. (ok it sounds very "ahh magical" right now. lol)

You must be thinking 3 guys and a camera shooting a video, inspire? 'pffft. you are just fangirling cause they are cute.'
*glares at you*

yes in my previous post i did sound like a fangirl of sorts. sometimes *shifty eye*lol 
but I sincerely admire their works. 
Even when they were still students, yes. I totally watched all their pre-"we are capable and famous now"Wongfupro days. 
You can catch the old vids here - it was on phil's own youtube channel then. That is how old it is. 

It was for your first final year project. To gain some inspiration and techniques we were just watching what other students could do. The 'other's so happened to be Wong Fu productions, they were students like us too. Without a clue and with RP's teaching methods, we were left to our own aces to find out how things were done. Why couldn't i learn from Steven Speilberg's film you say? Let's just put it, we should always compare apples with apples and even then we weren't really apples to begin with. 

And we made our feature film "June" it was not too bad, we got a B. hahaha. but that's not the point.  Yes, so before you label me as a fangirl, i proudly dismiss that label and say I only admire people with standards and as with Mayday (my ever so beloved band) Wong Fu productions is the only other group that i dare say I am a "Fan" of. 
in case you were interested, this was the first of the many Wongfu videos to come. 
Rewatching now to realise, hey that's Wes! With a whole different kind of attitude. lol. 

And if you all know me, one of my go to happy songs is Sunday Morning. I loved that song because Phil did it as a school project and i used to watch it alot because it cheered me up. (Honestly it was a cheesy happy kinda old vid. but hey. it was not too bad for a student vid!) Wanted to share but....I can't find the video! Has it been taken down? I couldn't find it all over youtube, for a moment i thought i was honestly hallucinating....

Til I remember that I do post stuff i like to share and Wongfu productions has 19 labels in my blogposts history...heh heh. 
so this was the post which featured that video, which unfortunately now has been taken down and changed to private thus not being able to find it. 

10 Years is a long time, I remember writing an post about Mayday's 10 years too. :) Each person has probably an average of 8 Ten Years in their life and to make awesomeness out of nothing to share with the world - growing up and older in this period of time there is a certain kind of unseen bond. People come and go, idol groups come and go too, only the substantial will stay, and especially without the 'power of mainstream media' as some might say, it is one huge feat. 

While I was still sourcing for jobs I remember filling in an application and it wrote:
Name an inspiration / a person that inspires you most. Or something along those lines....
I truthfully wrote Wong Fu productions, I realised that maybe they wanted people to pretend to be very knowledgeable and write something like Bill Gates or Stever Jobs because it sounds better and really important and most importantly everyone knows them. ( I honestly don't remember which job that was, i wasn't employed btw. lol)  Sticking true to my guns (plus i wasn't thinking and being naive and honest) i thought carefully and cited "WONG FU PRODUTIONS" in that category because  I really loved photography, images, videos and storytelling and because of them i learn to always hold these true and close to me. They taught me that, we can start out from ground zero, but still get somewhere because substance (yes with a little luck) does get you there. Even if "there" isn't fame, it is a satisfaction that no one else will ever understand. #truestory. :)

So if that question were to appear again. yes. I will still write that. and if the interviewee or hr person doesn't like that. you just lost and honest hardworking person to be yo. hahaha. (now where did all that confidence come from? if only i always have this much confidence!)

I like to grow up with people in my life, family of course. Friends and "Idols" growing up with people like this means you see them change with time, some for better some for worse, some just fade out of your life altogether. So for those who are still bright and clear it's always very heart warming to learn that we have just 'grew up' together. (even though technically speaking, i'm just watching the vids) But as mention earlier, it's an awesome bond. And even though I like someone online on tv, I am very afraid to meet these people I like in real life, because i always have this fear that what if after so many years of liking them, it turns out that i really dislike their real life personality when i meet them in flesh. 

The first time I went to mayday's concert, I was so afraid i would go home disappointed. No siree! I was hungry for more! So that was good. Then it was the meet and greet with WFP (Phil and Wes, no ted:( ) I was again worried, what if they are snobbish in real life or really haughty? *gasp the horror*
i overuse this shot alot. but it's my only one! haha. 

I totally enjoyed that night with Ann nee :) Granted, i do not know their 'real personality' if you are digging deep into my words and finding loopholes with it. T-T why you do that? I meant, the meet and greet session went really well, and after leaving as with a Mayday concert it's just like I know i gotta support them all the way man!

And that to me is a confirmation with stamp chop and approval from my inner 'brain? self? heart?' that this people are officially in my list of "in the many years to come, let's grow up and old" together.  (this works with friends too, it's like letting a person into your inner circle to see you 'you'.AM I SOUNDING CREEPY? or senseless?T-T i hope not. but if you understand me. I hope that just made sense, my best buds would know, I tell them this all the time. :)

So. and before i end of my post for tonight at 3.38am ( i blog at way too crazy timings) let me start in proper with my #WongFu10yrs thank yous. 

Though they will never see it but appreciation and encouragement is a unseen force which gives alot of positive energy unknowingly, so i would still like to say. 


Happy 10 Years Anniversary! 
Wong Fu Productions ROCKs SOX!

Your story inspire(d)(s) alot of us. 

Thank you for the inspiration.

Thank you for keeping the friendship bond strong and working together. 

Thank you for giving me the laughs and entertainment. 

Thank you for letting me find other amazing youtubers through your collaborations. (but don't worry, you will always be my number 1. numero uno)

Thank you for reminding me that it's ok to not be , do  'mainstream' stuff

Thank you for the art - the videos, the photography, the storytelling.

Thank you for picking me up and pushing me on at times where i wonder if i should even hang in there.

Looking forward to #Wongfu20yrs ftw. ;)

Wongfu 4 lyfe. 

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