Something Different

Thursday, March 12, 2009

You know. . . it has been tough. . . tiring. . really. . there were many times whereby you really feel very sleepy, that you can just doze off while you are holding on that pencil. . drawing. . it happened quite a number of times today. . . somehow, some reason, you held on, force yourself to stay awake and get those work done. . . it may be sparked off from a negative, kiasu mentality. . but when you know that you are weaker than the rest, you know you need to work harder than the rest. . be it stay back an hour or two longer while others went back home. .
many times it just doesnt seem too feasible or practical. . when that fatigue accumulate to a certain level, it could be just clever to go back and get some rest first instead. . nevertheless, held on, because intuition tells you so. . so what if you are not being efficient this way. . outstanding architects don't do conventional stuffs, don't go with practicality. . . we may seem weird to others, but you can never imagine the amount of substance we have inside. . .

i had digressed. . but if my students are reading. . hope you get some learning points out of there. .

The point here is. . im really happy. . as in satisfied. . it was perhaps the best critique session that i had got. . maybe it was because darlene is really nicer than the rest of the tutors i had got previously. . it's still great to be receiving praises. . fong never praised me. . even when im feel i had slogged hard. .
I feel i had worked hard, and i have tried to learn much, pick up pointers and improve my works. . I need to feel that my efforts have brought me progress. . and darlene's words were pretty nice to my ears. . of course it wouldnt be possible without the rest of the other two group mates of mine, i felt we worked really well together, especially during the presentation just now. . we have got pretty good team work, such that darlene could joke that we are husband wife. . great. . entertaining in the mist of great concepts communicated. . i wouldnt care the less even if reputation is at stake. .

Great. . i hope this is the starting point to more to come. . and yes. . i will continue to work hard. . oscar and sean, be careful. . !

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

A role model. . i am. . . 打不死的蚂蚁

Learn from me. . the good things. .

Have you seen me lately. . ? I'm like. . vanished from this world. . I was busy. . with lots and lots of work. . i have been working hard. . i don't know. . may be harder than most people. . many nights in studio. . drawings, building models. . i worked so hard. . i hope my works are good. . i hope the results are good. . Sometimes, really tired. . but with the help of some caffaine, i hung on. . i know im not good at this, i work harder. . really tried hard. . last weekend i went three days without sleep. . for what. . ? i want A for my design module. .

Life is like that. . you won't always get back as much as you had worked. . Today's presentation, the conclusion to the weeks of exercise. . it was really bad for me. . bad as in i got all the bad comments. . it was like those singing competition you have on tv, the judges gave you negative comments. . I was standing there at the centre of the crit panel, bombarded by the tutors. . Harsh wind blew, and i felt the chill. . While i had thought i have thoroughly prepared for the harsh winter, when the cold wind came, i was left in a state of shock. . The false notion of being sufficiently prepared led to misfortune that may ineventually ruin the A or even B+ that has been targeted. .
To be honest im damn depressed initially, because i had really put in effort in this. . yet all of it was ruined by that few minutes which i had no idea what hits me actually. .
I concede that my concept for the houses were wrong, but what saddened me was the comment on my drawings, which i had spent lotsa time and effort on. . basically they meant, it sucks. .

But depression was temporary, i realised i needa move on, be conscious about the mistakes i had made and start all over again. . A for design still possible. . Gonna work hard and produce good works to impress. . Some day i will want people to pay attention to my crit. . just like oscar, ying zi and jolene. . All the way............!

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Jaded. . had a long day. . .

it was not any of that good day. . that's why i felt like making some noise here. .

Issued with a new design assignment. . 27 A3 panels, plus one cardboard model, that's what due on this coming monday. . barely four days to go. . you wander why i still have the time to make noise here. . because i don't know where or how to start. . resources still lacking. .
i decide im just gonna have an early night and then start early tomorrow. .

it's gonna be a very very hectic weekend for me. . already before this assignment my schedule lined till saturday. . with this coming in, im desperately trying to squeeze time to accommodate it while still keeping the planned activities. . i will be burning the entire of sunday in studio then. . opportunity cost. .

I lost one of the datalogger during noon. . . had it installed at the FASS canteen yesterday evening, and now it's gone. . apparently some brainless kid took it without realising it is actually a useless device to them, while it meant a lot to me. . i curse that idiot who did this. . Still waiting for my lecturer to get back to me on how to account for it. . haiz. .

Drenched of energy after studio just now, but i still made a point to turn up for the hall's soccer training. . . obviously they were training the 'first team' and it more or less confirmed that i wasnt part of it. . i felt like a fringe player assisting to train up the first team's defence and wingers. . disgusted. .
I made up my mind that if im not called up for the next friendly, i will have a good talk with the captain and attend no more training. . i don't see the rationale why i am exhausting myself after studio times and again to attend trainings and train so hard for ihg while eventually i don't get to play. . . not that i think i am damn good, but in soccer, i won't stay in a team which take me as a fringe player. . Further more. . seriously i don't see myself inferior to marcus in any aspect of soccer. . if they are gonna play him instead of me. . which was apparent to me. . that's another reason for me to say goodbye. . i rather spend more time in my studies. .

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Isnt Chinese new year supposed to be a week long. . ? Too used to long holiday and im finding this chinese new year far too short. . comparing to last year's at least. . oh well. . remember last year school still hasnt started. .

Im back in school already. . in hall. . on this second day of chinese new year. . pathetic. .

the holiday's over. . i needa get myself out of that chinese new year mood and get cracking. . somehow still feel lethargic even though i had slept pretty much over these few days. .

Assignments coming in. . i guess it won't be too long for those sleepless nights to come back again. . haizz. .

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

You sure this is the first day of school. . ?

I try not to make this too melancholic, but im. . stress! first day of school, with all the expectations, things that are coming up. . Too many stuffs on a short period of time, for a moment i felt i cant handle. .

Nothing seems to get to my brain. . don't know why. . New studio, and they were trying to set up a new seating arrangement. . when ask for suggestions, i wanted to contribute, but nothing came out in my brain. . it was blank. . i tried, but i couldn't think of anything. .
The new assignment, which deals with exhibition. . was supposed to panel design. . nothing comes to my mind, and i got nothing to talk about. . i felt screwed. .

Am i suffering from some memory problem? i felt certain things just kept slipping from my mind. . like the da vincl model that we did last sem, i almost forgot how it's supposed to work. . this is not helpng. .

Stress. . we have fong as our tutor, and he wanted us to draw something for discussion every session. . already been allocated something for thursday's session. . but nothing comes up in my mind . .

first day of school . . shouldn't be whining. . shouldn't be whining. .

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Saturday, January 03, 2009

Today's my birthday. . Happy. . birthday. . !

Many thanks to those who have remembered. . and for those who havent. . . i strongly recommend that you do something. . upon seeing this. . . haahaa. . im just kidding. . you know im not so thick skin. .

well. . twenty second. . feel kinda old already. . evidence from the growing amount of white hair on my head. . irritating. . i think im suffering from some genetic disorder that caused this phenomenon. . nevertheless. . i supposed im still suave and charming . .? oops. . just let me praise myself and feel good. . since it's my day. . today. .

Anyway. . Seriously i feel perhaps as you grow older, birthday become less and less significant. . it's just another day. . remember when we were young, we always look forward to birthday. . a day where you got to eat cake, receive presents and get sayang by people. . Now. . from this year onwards. . I won't expect much on my birthday. . . not presents, not cakes. . it will be good enough if i can have some good friends to come together, meet up for a meal or something. . Im getting more mature in my thinking, aint i. .

Okie. . thanks people for your wishes. . i won't deny i feel good to have received these. . thank you. !

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Friday, December 26, 2008

Good or not good is comparative, satisfaction is given within. . .

I don't mind openly declaring that i got 3.5. . It's not anything marvellous, if i would compare this with others from my course, i think it will be shit. . . but im not comparing, so that i won't feel like shit of course. .
Yet im satisfied. . with all those screwed ups i had made in this sem, 3.5 is a bonus already. . Im happy. . I promise to work harder next sem. . more sleepless nights. .

Afterall, i never aspire to be the best, never dream to be in the dean's list. . only wanted to be a mediocre student and quietly complete this 5 years course. . i am that. . unambitious. .

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Name: Chen Zhicai (Call me Keith!)
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