Hi everybody! Sorry that I have not updated- I have been very busy. As most of you know, I am currently attacking finals while trying to prep for the flight home in 9 days. It is all happening so quickly and I sure have plenty to keep me busy.
School is going very well and I am really excited with how hard I have pushed myself this quarter. Regardless of location and people, this has been my best quarter at SCAD thus far. I would do anything to return to such wonderful professors and facilities. SCAD has really done a great job with the Hong Kong campus- I am so lucky to experience it all.
As for this past two weeks, I have been busy prepping myself for finals as well as killing myself in the gym. I know that I have mentioned Justin’s name before (the basketball player)- he is working with me in the gym every night for about 1 hr- 1:20 hr. He has taught me so much about physical fitness and strength. I feel as if I actually know what to do now when I go to the gym. I am working my hardest and plan on keeping it up when I get home. I have pushed myself harder then ever before. For any of you that know what P90X is- that’s the ab workout that I finish with every night. It is a complete killer, but I have seen major improvements in two weeks. I am getting much stronger and really happy with the results!
As for everything else, it is raining here today which is great weather for getting stuff done. I am trying to work very hard so that I am able to really experience Hong Kong one more time this weekend before I fly out next Thursday.
The weather is still hot, and I have not yet had to wear my fleeces or a sweater unless I am inside the SCAD building- SCAD keeps it freezing cold in the classrooms. I am not prepared at all for the weather at home. The coldest it has reached here it still about 65degrees. I don’t remember ever wearing shorts in November in my life.
Some updates about my classes:
Advertising Perspectives and Profiles (Monday/Wednesday at 4:00pm)
The Morton Salt Girl (the picture attached). I have officially given my presentation and taken my final exam for this class- so I am certainly on the home stretch. My Morton Salt presentation went very well, which was needed after taking my final exam. I knew that my test grade was not reflective of my best work, which is why I worked very hard on my presentation. Hopefully I will finish of this class with a bang. I have one more assignment in this class that is due next Wednesday (class 20- my last class). The assignment is to write a paper about a topic that reflects advertising and media today. I have not yet chosen my topic- but it should be a fairly reasonable assignment.
Creative Concepting (Tuesday/Thursday at 1:00)
This class is also coming to an end. In case that I did not mention this in the beginning of the quarter- each class is worth 5 points, so it is a bad idea to miss this class. Because of this way of grading, we are graded throughout the quarter rather then a midterm and final exam. I only have three classes left in this class, which means that only 15 more points. I have been averaging about 9/10 points each week, so my final grade for this class should be an A if I continue to make the grades that I am currently receiving.
Black and White Technique (Tuesday/Thursday 4pm)
This class has changed my whole perspective about photography. Working with both 35mm and 4x5 has been an amazing experience in which I will continue throughout the rest of my career at SCAD. I am finally understand and appreciating photography as well as looking at it in an entire new light. I am in the middle of working on my final right now and have a mid-critique tomorrow so that the professor can give us feedback about where we stand. I am feeling pretty good about my work- as my professor has only given positive feedback thus far. I will let you know how my final goes. Fingers crossed :)
I cannot wait to see everyone for Thanksgiving and Christmas! I miss you all so much.
9 days baby!!