I am starting to understand why my designs don’t seem to stand as they should.
In fact I am beginning to understand the problem with all my designs.
They are not speaking for themselves as they should. I have to do the talking for them. If I am not there to present my idea, it is impossible for anyone to understand what it is about. That is a big issue for designer when people don’t understand your design. Having a good design is a lot about how your design presents itself to your consumer/user. They are a lot more complex than they should be. Too complicated.
It also means my designs might just be tiding on my presentation skills ala Steve Jobs style (except that Apple definitely has substance to back it up). Maybe this is why my lecturers hate my work. They probably think I am constantly blowing smoke up people’s asses. It’s like “POOF!” but when the smoke clears, there is nothing there except me doing a show and dance, “TAAAAADAAAAA!”.
Since I have identified this as my weakness, I know what I have to do to improve myself as a designer.
At the moment I have so much on my plate but I am in fact going no where.
There just so many options to choose from and things to take part in. While I am not actually feeling overwhelmed, I just feel like I am all over the place. It’s like I am launching myself at every opportunity that comes by.
I know that at times like this, I know I just have to list everything down and create some sense out of everything.
Priorities. Interests. Focus.
Because my time should be used productively and what I do should pave the way for future opportunities.
I think the reason why I love working behind the scenes of theatre production is the fact that so much thought and passion goes into a production in order to make it work.
What you see on stage is just a fraction of the work done to stage a production successfully.
Knowing what goes on behind the scenes really make me appreciate the theatre experience even more. Knowing how much the production crew care and the amount of detail they are willing to go into to bring a production into life just fires me up. They are not doing it purely to showcase their artistry but to make sure your experience in the theatre is worth it.
It is so much more than just entertainment, it is a complete experience.
This is why I love theatre and this is why I love working as part of the production crew.
“I feel like men are more romantic than women. When we get married we marry, like, one girl, ‘cause we’re resistant the whole way until we meet one girl and we think I’d be an idiot if I didn’t marry this girl she’s so great. But it seems like girls get to a place where they just kinda pick the best option… ‘Oh he’s got a good job.’ I mean they spend their whole life looking for Prince Charming and then they marry the guy who’s got a good job and is gonna stick around.”—Blue Valentine (via sunglassesandscarves)
On Friday, March 11, I was at the hair salon when the earthquake struck , getting my hair highlighted in central Tokyo, so with aluminum foil in my hair and a long white gown on, my hairdresser and I , hand in hand, descended down four flights of stairs quickly to the street. I must have looked like an alien in a sci- fi movie, but none of that mattered when you feel like your life is about to end. Huge buildings were swaying and the ground beneath our feet was shaking for several long minutes. All trains had stopped running so I would be forced to walk home in the dark, not knowing how I could possibly do that, because I can’t read Japanese and didn’t have any access to any maps, which are mostly in Japanese. I also didn’t have any cell phone connection or access to a cab.
When I finally finished my hair appointment, I walked down the stairs and tried to be brave, and in that moment, to my astonishment, was my partner at the foot of the stairs. The timing of this event was unbelievable and if I didn’t meet her in that exact moment, I would have walked the streets aimlessly, hoping for the kindness of strangers and almost certain never to have met my partner in a city of 12 million people. She had walked two hours from her office, knowing I was at the hair salon and vulnerable in this situation. I looked her in the eyes, with astonishment, and said “you are my miracle” and hugged her so tightly. That night, we walked arm in arm home, for five hours, along with thousands of other people.
”—An American lesbian Fridae member in Tokyo who prefers not to be identified.
“When people break up, they usually handle it in one of two ways. They either push themselves to forget about it and move on, or they wallow in depression, holding on. In my opinion, I don’t think it’s good to do either. Trying to forget means getting rid of all the experiences and lessons. Dwelling means not accepting and growing from the same experiences/lessons. When Becky says “I will do neither”, she’s saying, I can move on, while still remembering why.”—Wong Fu’s commentary on “The Places We Should Have Gone”.