Just trying things out. Happy weekend <3
A mix of low res photos of yesterday’s milestone review. I was tired but that wasn’t the problem. I hadn’t eaten anything. I woke up, rushed to school to pin up, and just waited for my turn to present. We finished at 6:30 pm and I still hadn’t eaten. I went out for sushi with my studio group afterward…and I ate a lot. A LOTTTTTTTTT. It was good.
Saturday I wasn’t feeling my studio work so I thought, “Let’s do something fun instead!” so I put together my very own baby Gundam Deathscythe. I had too much fun. It was great. I thought it was gonna turn out to be something that just stands there in one position, but this guy has a lot of range in his movements. I’m impressed. It’s posing next to my tea cup at this moment.
J’aime Duo Maxwell.
Had to bring out the Maxi-Cure cause I ‘accidentally’ snapped the scythe in two. EASILY FIXED.
So glorious. I’m so proud of him.
He’s already making friends left and right. SLOW DOWN, DUDE.
For my Professional Practice class, my group and I got the chance to visit an architecture firm called Berliner and Associates the other day that’s located in Culver City. We got to ask them a bunch of questions about the business aspect of running a firm, what kind of projects they take on, what their philosophy is, etc. It was a great experience. The people working there were super chill and it showed that they enjoy what they do.
The office itself surprised me. From the outside, it sort of blended into the fabric of the street, but on the inside it had a completely different feel. It’s a beautiful working space with high ceilings and interesting textures. I don’t know what the place is like when it gets very busy, but it seems like a very calm environment.
This was the materials library. It was filled with swatches and materials. Overwhelmingly awesome.
This is Ballona Creek. Almost two years ago, I had a studio that dealt with this creek. My site for that studio was a couple of blocks down from the firm. It was nice to visit the site again and remember all the feelings associated with that project. The gloomy weather was also reminiscent of that time.
Hope you guys are having a good week so far~ Take care!
I’ve been working on some conceptual ideas for my degree project. My project is turning into some sort of information storing machine….that’s kind of biological. I don’t know yet. I’m excited about what it can turn into but at the same time I’m overwhelmed by everything.
Since the first image is too small to show the details, I added some close up images. I’m trying to develop a style that will work for me. Hopefully I’ll be able carry it throughout the remainder of the project.
I’m eating a lot of cake tomorrow.
Happy Thursday, everyone~
My last semester has begun. It is a really exciting and nerve-racking time. It has been a long journey and it’s all gonna be over soon~ I’m very excited for my degree project…I really like the subjects I’m dealing with. Here’s to hoping that everything comes together nicely in the end~
I’ve been experiencing some severe nostalgia for the past two weeks. Maybe it’s the cold that’s messing with my head or something. I keep getting waves of feelings that remind of five/six years ago. It’s nice~ I think I’m relating this final year a lot to my first year of architecture school….some of the same anxious feelings have surfaced but I’m embracing them.
For five years, I’ve had studio on Tuesdays and Fridays but for degree project students, studio is on Mondays and Thursdays. This is the first Friday in five years were I am free (not really free….have to work on studio but stillllll)~
And on a different note. I was in India a year ago. Time flies. I tied pink and yellow kite strings to my wrist during the Ahmedabad kite festival and I haven’t taken them off since. The beautiful colors have washed~
Gonna get back to my work <3
2013 started off in a very dramatic fashion. Wasn’t quite prepared for everything, but that’s okay, I improvised. My grandmother was taken to the ER for heart failure. She had some sort of a flu the week before and the doctors said that her heart was having a tough time.
I was with a friend when I heard the news. My heart sank to my stomach. I wasn’t ready at all. She was so weak and small when I saw her. She wasn’t eating anything. I started joking around with her. I am not good in intense situations so I resort to jokes. I tried lightening the mood – I was doing it more for myself I think. Nevertheless, it seemed to help her too. She started talking more and sounded more like her usual self. When I went home I was still anxious and my heart was beating fast, but by the next day I felt more calm.
I visited Ponchik the next day. He makes me so happy. I hugged him as much as I could. I love hugs.
The following day I felt that I might be getting a cold. I didn’t want to stay home, however. I saw Seven Psychopaths for the fifth time with good company. I have memorized it by now. After, I came home to celebrate my parent’s anniversary. It was just the four of us….mom, dad, sister, and I. We laughed a lot. It was nice. I treasure those moments because they happen less and less.
I’m fighting this cold now. Everything is fine. I’m just tired. I try to sleep but I have a migraine that makes it difficult. I’ve been watching documentaries and movies on netflix as a distraction. I tried to read a book earlier but it was a challenge to hold it up. I’ll get to it.
Up and down and up. This is life~