Posted by:4 July, 2009
Wow what can i say, this course has kept me busy and making me work hard. I am taking advantage of this exciting as well as fantastic opportunity as much as i can! There is so much to learn and take in. Throughout the past weeks all i seem to do is work on my projects, determined to finish everything that needs to be done in a day. This is an image of the view from my studio desk:
My daily routine starts with waking up at 7AM. In theory, thats true, but I tend to wake up at 8AM and get ready in an hour and leave at 9:15AM and get there at 9:20AM. Lecture starts at 9:30AM. Studio time finishes at 6pm, technically, but i continue to work in my studio at 12AM then i go home and sleep. I do this from Monday to Friday. Saturday and Sunday we as a group go out and explore Boston.
Yesterday, Thursday July 2nd was my most stressful day, because it was the day i had to present my project. The project was about designing two houses that interlock for two different clients. The matter that made it more stressful is the fact that i have to present it in front everyone in my group with 2 other critics. Performing does not come naturally to me and i get really nerves and stutter also sometimes loose my words and sound like a kid trying to talk. So for the presentation i prepared notes and i read by some key words to what i need to say, but i lost track to where i was on my notes, started to become more nervous and felt so embarassed because i couldn't express what i wanted to say. I felt i wasn't clear enough describing my ideas. It is not because i don't have answers to reasons for my ideas but my nerves take over, which makes it look like i have not thought through it. So public speaking is definitely a big task i need to improve on.
After that presentation i went running to bed and SLEEP, which i had not done. Today i woke up at 1.30PM and felt energetic as all the tiredness have disappeared. Today is also the 4th July America independence day.