Assalamu’alaikum, hello dear readers!
I’ve been procrastinating on writing another entry, but since I really don’t feel like doing work right now (it’s Sunday evening. I don’t have classes on Mondays and Tuesdays. Wednesdays are my Mondays ), blogging it is. Will write in points because they’re convenient:
I don’t feel like I am twenty-two, when I was younger and looked at people in their twenties and how I thought they were like — I feel nothing like that at all, but I am thankful. It was a sweet, quiet birthday spent at home, dilligently preparing drawings for an intercrit, reading new wall posts on Facebook every now and then, enjoying the odd sunshine and blue sky, and being “surprised” with a cake and foodz cooked by dear housemates-and-neighbours in the evening. Pictures follow:
Especially when you’re in such a stressful course, or one that consumes 99.9% of your life. Sometimes you need to get away from that world and do something completely different. Even simple things like photography, video-editing, playing an instrument or cooking can be your saviour from insanity. When just the thought of going to do something excites you and all the sleepiness vanish — then you know where your passion lies.
It’s also a plus when your other interests can feed into the architecture work somehow. I am very, very grateful for my (old) involvement in digital art / web-design — Photoshop skills are useful for everybody. Trust me on this. Lots of other things are good for architecture students too: general knowledge, thinking skills, communication skills (drawing / explaining /etc.), rad research/Googling abilities, and all-around toughness and persistence.
I’m convinced that I talk too softly, barely move my jaws at all, and have no natural tendency to use/move my hands when speaking. Hence, random clips turned into silent GIFs:
Humble apologies if the images take ages to load or crash your browser.
Amazing films. I don’t really watch movies that much, but when I do, and when it’s the sort of movie that has a tremendous impact… I’m just mighty impressed with these two. I think Malaysia needs filmmakers who aren’t just interested in producing films, but have a real passion for something else that will become the content of the piece. Because films, dramas, are just mediums of communication. If they have nothing worthwhile to communicate to the world, what. is. the. point?
Next week I’ll be heading to Rome inshaAllah, for an archie field trip. In case I haven’t mentioned, I also went to Berlin, Budapest and Barcelona in January. (Add me on Facebook for photos!) It might sound like I’m traveling a lot, but it is my final year as an undergraduate here. I’ll be heading back home (as in KL) after graduating in July, hopefully work for a year in an architecture firm, and I’m meant to come back to the UK for Part 2, which is another degree. But Allah knows best.
Till next time. Peace.