Is it just me or....?

Saturday, 21 January 2012

As the first batch of deadlines draw closer and closer, I can't help but think of the instances in which I've asked peers for assistance in either critiquing my work or looking over stuff. That's fine and dandy, but I don't know, when nobody asks me for help, I kind of feel bad. Maybe it's because it used to be the other way round in which people used to ask me for help, but over the years I guess I grew less competent when it comes to being ahead in the "A-game"?


Maybe I should stop asking for help and well... suck it up (be less annoying?) and get more confidence I guess.

Getting into the Pace of Things

Saturday, 14 January 2012

I'd like to first apologize for the lack of posts recently, as well as the lack of photos. I have yet to process the previous batch on my latest adventure to Snakes and Lattes (before the new year started) and I completely forgot to post the pictures of my new cellphone charms. Not that that is absolutely important...

I am recovering slowly from my sickness, and having surprisingly had a twist of a "seize the moment!" kind of mindset, I decided to get started on this competition concerning the Earth Charter. Aside from the horror or having what seems like never ending text, I am also slowly finding ways to incorporate imagery (or space for imagery...?) here and there, just so the overall entry can have a little breathing room and isn't bombarded with blahness unlike the previous version of the fold-up poster they had. *Girl squeal* I cannot wait to get this done and get this handed in on the 30th! *Ahem*

I'll admit, I still have a slight problem with procrastination this year so far. Whenever I'm home, there's 9gag, Facebook, Tumblr, some random internet news I end up finding interesting, etc etc. It's especially worse when the presence of a bed in nearby (haha my room)... I know I always break my resolutions like everyone else. Maybe though, just maybe, I could try really hard to not get too distracted, and to really do good in school. Ok, take it seriously without taking it too seriously you know?

Another thing, due to my schedule this year, I'm not sure if I would be able to pursue expanding my cooking skills during the school year; so if you look forward to my food photos, I apologize in advance :(


Friday, 6 January 2012

Best way to start the new year? Being sick and spending new years alone. Not. I'll admit, each year I try my hardest to not get into this situation in the first place, but it just so happens that me freaking out during the holiday break was probably the catalyst to this. And maybe my messed up sleeping schedule (ironic isn't it?). So while I hope I don't have to spend nights helplessly coughing my throat like mad anymore, I shall update about other things in my life.

School just started yesterday, into what would be "careers class" but in Design form. I can't say that I'm stoked for this class, to say the least, but it does give me the opportunity to sit beside my friends that I've hardly seen last semester. I am looking forward to Mondays though — Type in Motion seems fun, and I'm excited for the possibilities of adding projects from there in my portfolio. Speaking of which, I'm still in the works of getting that done (no thanks to my sickness) so bear with me.

Inbetween getting sick and the last few days of the holiday, I managed to pick up a book called The Awakening by Kate Chopin. It's basically about a woman who subverts societal norms and the consequences of that. I don't know anyone who wants to read this book, however, upon reading the synopsis and the first 20 pages of the book, I so called it who the protagonist was going to fall for. Hmmm... maybe I said too much? Anyway, hurray for feeding the lack of literacy in my life :P