Here’s to a new start
17 Sep 2012 | ADD COMMENTS
Had my first two classes today and to be honest, they weren’t very, very exciting as of yet. Well, what do you expect; it’s the first day and first days usually consist of basic stuff such as introduction to the subject and introducing ourselves. Earlier this morning, I had my Academic English II class and I panicked a little. You see, I’m separated from my other friends who are also in the faculty of Art & Design. Despite being in the same faculty, that doesn’t guarantee us being put into the same class for common subjects (subjects that all students, regardless of their major, are required to take) such as English and Character Building. Then again, I’m a transfer from foundation college hence I don’t have to repeat Academic English I, something my friends in Art & Design are going to take since they’re total freshmen. English II was okay though; I met my old friends (from last’s year foundation college) so it wasn’t very awkward.
Character Building II, on the other hand, was very awkward. Again, because I’m a transfer from foundation college, I don’t have to repeat CB I. There are two guys from last year’s foundation program who are going to be in the same CB class as I do but yea, that’s it. No female friends. No one I’m familiar with. So I just sat there like an awkward potato, all alone and quiet. Not to mention, character building is a boring class. Sigh. The only good thing about my Monday schedule would be… classes are dismissed early. I can’t wait to start on my graphic design-related classes, to be honest; I’m more excited about the studies of color theory, history of art, etc etc instead of character building. (｡･｀ω´･｡)
I’m having “Design and Materials” class tomorrow which will last for three hours. Pretty excited, to be honest. ﾐ(´┏ω┓｀)/ It’s a course that teaches basic technique in two dimensional design. I’m not going to get all anxious about whether I will be a lonely potato who gets separated from her friends and whatnot anymore because I’ve come to realize that I go to campus for my degree, for my grades and not for friends hunting. Friends hunting is just a way to pass time. Of course, it’s going to be lonely but I will have to shove that off because I need to focus, focus and focus on my degree, nothing else. (`･ω･´)ゞ I’ve realized that this is the point where I need to start paying attention and be as determine as possible.
On a completely different matter, I’ve been dwelling myself with photography recently. I’m interested in both lomography and analog photography. Yesterday, I told my parents that I want to use my own allowance and purchase a toy camera and by “own allowance”, I am referring to the money in my own bank account. Mom then asked me if I was serious because she thought and was afraid that in the end, I might regret my decision. I then told her that no, I won’t regret using my own money to buy things that can help me improve my hobby, enhance my skills. I don’t see the need to regret my decision, to be honest. Sure, I’m not a professional as of yet; I learn through instinct, I self-taught myself the concept of photography, the technique of it. I bought books about photography, etc. I may not go to a photography school or take any lesson but I’ve realized that if I have an interest, a passion in this field, why not? Photography is a form of art and I’m an art enthusiast. Besides, I want to work in a film industry which means I will be handling quite a few camera work. So, why not? Dad was reluctant and still is; and it’s probably one of the reasons why I decide to purchase a toy camera using my own money, instead of asking my parents to buy one for me. After all, I’ve gotten a beautiful Sony Alpha65 for my 17th birthday.
I don’t want to be a burden, seriously.
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Lately, I’ve been into black and white photography too. People around me have been giving me this weird stare whenever I take pictures of things they consider cliche, unattractive, boring or simply not”photogenic” enough. Sometimes, that’s the part where they’re wrong. To me, you don’t need extravagant objects to have your shots look stunning or alluring. You can even take a picture of a simple, plain paper cup in black and white and still, it can look interesting, poetic and deep in hidden meaning. Maybe this is just me trying to talk smart and nerdy but I think everything depends on the photographer himself and not the objects. My parents cringe when I took pictures of my own sneakers, of pencil colors, of Coffee Bean.. they think those things are not worth captured from behind the viewfinder but that’s basically because they don’t understand art. Yes, my parents don’t really get the meaning of art. Okay, maybe dad does, but mom? Nope.
I’ve decided to create and keep my Flickr account alive and also, I’ve created another Tumblr account where I will be posting my black and white photographs there. Photographs posted on my Tumblr Photolog will only be in black and white hence the name Achromatic Area. Nothing too fancy, just a simple name lol. I don’t mean to promote or anything but if you visit either of those, I’m really really grateful you did that and thank you, really.
To end this lengthy post, here; have a picture of Starbucks’ new invention, the sea salt caramel mocha and the row of yummy looking cakes!