For the lightsaber project
summer 2002, see Lightsaber
This project we did for senior prom (2002). I've
always wanted to swa fei in a big dance. In our
school there are two per year: frolic and prom.
I didn't go to the prom in my junior year cuz I
was rushing Mankit CD
(and guiltily I missed my sister's graduation for
it too... and lost a lot of study time for AP).
Senior frolic I had a date. My date said she'd freak
out if I swa fei, so, sigh, I didn't. Last chance
was senior prom. My sister said it was boring last
year, so no reason not to swa fei there. I couldn't
decide what to do, until two days before the prom,
a few friends said they would swa fei with me. Suddenly
we decided to be jedis. It was super rushed and
spontaneous; we had no plan. But the results were
good, and again, a project (the last by the senior
kowz... stupid security paranoia later prevented
me from doing a prank) and a memory. That was a
damn good memory. Byris: "I so will remember
this day." One of the best days of the whole
year, maybe highskool.
Our robes were hand cut and hand made; a clothes
designer drew us the schematic for free (she was
super nice, and she designed clothes for Jay Zhou!!!).
Our lightsabers were 'chemical sabers'. They glow
bright up to 8 hours, and still glow (dimly) up
to 48 hours. My greatest grief from this project
was that I didn't take enough pictures... sigh.
What also sucked, was the pictures we took inside
the prom didn't show glowing sabers. What was
left of the glow, was nick's short video.
Objective: Memory, have fun, prank the
boring prom, and as always, swa fei.
Means of production: Hand assembled. Used
glue-gun, silicon gun, badminton handle, acryllic
rod, badminton grip, glow sticks, 4m of 1.5m wide
cloth for each robe. 'Kungfu uniform', the black
Tang-style shirts Byris helped us get awhile ago.