Aaaand uni begins

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One week down and 13 more to go (I think). The Melby weather was very very very indecisive last week which explains why I caught the flu and missed out on some lectures and a class….or maybe it’s because I have a crappy immune system, dang. This week the tables turned with the weather finally behaving like it should. Thank God for Autumn!  You know it’s gonna be a good week when there’s a little bit of sunshine and it doesn’t get above 30 degrees at least. Last week I had lots of issues with my timetable so it turns out I had to change my jewellery design class to another elective called “Ideation of the object”, it’s a similar practice to jewellery design however it’s more about creating new ideas and drawing out 3D objects. I went to my first class of that elective yesterday and instantly got excited when I saw chunks of clay on each table. I haven’t touched clay since high school! We were asked to make small sculptures in response to several pieces of music using only our hands, then translate them into drawings.

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On a random note, one issue I’ve had for the past 2 years as a uni student is that I’m constantly finding ways to reduce the amount of items I carry to uni. Anything to avoid carrying a heavy handbag really. As a design student people assume I carry chunky sketchbooks and a gajillion art supplies plus a tablet and a laptop. Truth is, I don’t. I like to be practical and I’m kinda OCD with what’s in my bag and how I organise items. So if you catch me randomly checking my bag, you now know why. I carry a pencil case, plastic folder, a sketchbook that I use for lecture notes, a rmit diary and a water-colour set. The rest are my everyday needs: a power bank, tissues, phone, keys, earphones, glasses and a pocket-sized comb for those bad hair days. And yet all of this is STILL a lot to carry! But nothing compared to the previous years thank goodness.

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These holidays I’ve…

• Finished Breaking Bad

• Printed 200 brand new business cards

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• Created 3 artworks

• Reopened my Twitter account from 5 years ago

• Made it back to Tumblr

• Gone on roadtrips

• Gotten  sunburnt

• Learned that grass jelly is good for you

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• Expanded my mini collection (too excited about these)

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• Discovered how neat my Po Po’s handwriting is

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• Watched The House of Dancing Water (highly recommend it if you’re ever in Macau)

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• Been inspired by the architecture in our Bali Hotel

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• Prepped for uni

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• Helped transform an empty space into a small cafe

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• Worked on branding for some new exciting businesses and events coming up this year

• Refined my karaoke skills

I’ll make sure I get back on track with blogging now that uni’s about to begin and I can sense there’ll be loads more exciting projects this year in and out of uni. Cheers to the final year of my bachelor’s degree! Can’t believe it’s the last year and I don’t think my mind will ever register that until I’m in Etihad stadium with my graduation attire.

Season’s greetings!

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Happy holidays everyone! Ah, this is my last post for the year as I’ll be heading overseas till mid Jan (finally need a break!). Words can’t describe how wonderful 2013 was and how fast it’s been. I can only hope that 2014 will be even better. My goals are simple for the year ahead –  All I want to do is keep learning and creating. Anywho, be safe!

A right-brainer by day and occasional blogger by night, you've landed on a place where I document life in the creative field and endless travels with friends and family

Design had evolved naturally, as a passion and a lifestyle beginning at an early age when I made trips back to the motherland, Indonesia, I experienced the surroundings and the lifestyle that was vastly different from what I was used to. I found myself passing by villages where children made their own toys with whatever was left around them; scrap metal, bits of cloth, banana leaves, and even cigarette butts. Despite this, the children were happy and proud with anything they created.

This image struck me and forever inspires me to contribute my skills to places that need it the most. Design helps me make decisions, while art helps me take risks. Both areas reward me with opportunities to create something impactful and everlasting!