Week 15: The Future Me

  1. If I were to be looking in the near future for something that I would see myself doing. I hope I would be a physical therapist, working in a rehabilitation center, which is what I intend to graduate with. I chose this major because its a stable career that is always needed and I can live comfortably with. Also married eventually with a kid, living in a cozy home having goldfish as pets and living a eventful/ adventurous life. Where I can enjoy the outdoors and away from tourist populated areas but not a farm like village.
  2. If this future didn’t work out for me, I think id be waitressing, living in an apartment with my current boyfriend and just hustling day in and day out to get by. While going on a big trip once a year on vacation. Realistically, I think this is the most like me. Im smart with my money and don’t need the materialistic things in life to keep me happy. As long as I’m healthy and smiling I think I would be nicely off with this lifestyle. I try to be as optimistic as possible with certain situations. So I see it as if the dream job were to disappear by tomorrow, I look at it as another opportunity that has different benefits to offer.
  3. If I were financially secure, I wouldn’t want a job at all. I wold love to relax and enjoy quality time with family and friends. I would love to travel around the world while taking them with me. Im  very family oriented and as long as I have them I  would be fine. I also wish that I would have unlimited accessibility to a gym with every piece of equipment and a personal trainer inside. I would also like to be able to change the poverty around the world with the income id be accumulating over time.

Classmate Convo Week 15

1Mharjorie is a chemical engineering major who transferred from LBCC to CSULB. Surprisingly, this is her first semester and the first time she’s changed her major. Considering that she used to be a Nursing student at the community college. However, she liked math and took a chemistry course and liked it a lot more! Luckily all her science courses she previously look just transferred over to her current major. So it has a little in common and isn’t completely different. Her dream career would be making pharmysudicals, like drugs. Although right now she is a office assistant for a nursing agency. With that job she has she told me sometimes she regrets changing her major. A main reason why is she works in pay roll and she sees the large numbers on the stubs thats like a hit to the stomach. Originally Mharjorie is from the Philippines and moved to Long Beach at the age of ten and about one year ago moved to Carson. Hobbies that keep her busy are the pretty basic activities. Such as, work the gym and school. Overall it was a pleasure speaking and meeting Mharjorie we had a few good laughs!

Sketching In The Japanese Garden

11.jpgSketching at the Japanese Gardens is a must! Not only was it the most satisfying and relaxing class I’ve ever had, It was also the most encouraging reward! Something about sitting in a tranquil and refreshing environment while also seeing amazing sights makes you loosen up and draw freely. Rather than criticizing your own work and wanting to quit. The only thing I did not like so much was trying to sketch in a rush with the multiple 30 second sketches. On the bright side there were more things I loved. I loved the fact that I couldn’t erase, it was neat seeing if I was able to make something of the small mark
12.jpgor akward line I drew. I also enjoyed the openness of the assignment, which was literally to draw anything you saw or any angle you wanted to draw the scenery from while playing against time. I liked being able to visually see the assignment than sketching it from a book or online I also liked that fact that I drew with an opened mined and was relaxed enough to the point where I just let the pencil move on its own. Overall I was surprised how my sketches looked. Im usually drawing stick figures or flowers and it was nic1e doing something different for a change. Such as drawing rocks, grass, trees and fish. I think this assignment was my favorite!

Classmate Convo- In The Gardens

1.jpgDiana was chosen one! Diana Is a freshman here at CSULB from Torrance California, she was hoping to actually go to a UC, but didn’t get in so she attended here. A crazy fact about Diana is that she never pre visited this school in fact she just showed up the first day and gave it a shot. I personally think that is super brave but she fell in love with the school luckily and doesn’t regret it at all. The one thing she dislikes however, is the walking! Which I can imagine can get pretty frustrating depending on how far apart classes are with the amount of time you have to get there. Apart from that she was a Marine Bio major but changed it to Mechanical Engineering, a  main reason was because she hates chemistry but is very good at math. A plus side is that Diana lives close by to good companies which are in her specific career path. She wanted to minor in film because she loves taking pictures and editing videos but doesn’t have the time. Considering that those two fields have nothing in common and are complete opposites, but that would be her dream job. Diana and I had multiple things in common especially music and sports and I ended up learning about a few new artists I need to look into. All in all it was a pleasure meeting Diana and it was nice that our conversation just flowed.

Week 13: Artist Conversation

Artist : Krystal Ramirez

Media: insta- kgrmetalcraft

Website: http://www.kgrmetalcraft.com

Gallery : Dr.Maxine Merlino Gallery

Metal smithing and Jewelry Design

Krystal Ramirez specializes in metal smithing and jewelry design and is one out of the two graduating out of the metals art program here at CSULB. She is originally from Huntington Beach which isn’t too far away which is how she ended up here at this university. This is her grand finale now and she is using this exhibition to expose her work as her BFA show. Krystal Ramirez hasn’t always worked with metals, in fact it all started her senior year at an arts high school with an emphasis in drawing and painting when she took a jewelry class and then suddenly got inspired.

tableThe art exhibition consists of six metals that sit on plate like circles, arranged at a dinner table. On these plates are a random objects made by the artist herself. For example, there was a bracelet that clasped on to her wrist that she displayed for us. On the others are a set of utensils ( a fork, spoon and knife). A small bowl and a vase completely opposite of one another and a neat little object of two hands that join together like magnets, which was pretty interesting. When talking to the artist she stated that she was most comfortable working with copper but it is easiest to work with silver. Her ultimate goal is to make these items or most pieces of her art food safe so that way they have a better purpose rather than just being on a display shelf being useless.

Her work serves as an exploration of the relationships that are formed around the dinner table, reflecting on the people that have been a part of her journey and the influences they have had on her. The truths that were shared and continue to nourish her as an individual, drive her creativity and enhance her humanity. The plates are a cohesiveness function that deal with personal inspirations which is why the dinner table as well as its components are extremely family oriented.

unnamed-13Clearly I find the exhibition of  La Cena Esta Servida very interesting,  I think I personally relate a lot to it .  The dinner table is where everything literally gets laid out on the table, especially when you have a big family. The dinner table is where you get confronted, meet important people, where you or your friends get put on blast, talk about things that make you uncomfortable, where you get in trouble and lastly where everyone had time to talk about their day and just relax and laugh. To me this exhibit was awesome and something that I easily related to.






Week 13 Classmate Convo

duy.jpgDuy  is a freshman here at CSULB who came here to study all the way from Vietnam. A fun fact about him is that he actually chose this school because he forgot to write his personal essay, which automatically eliminated him from enrolling in a UC. Which I found hilarious, and he didn’t choose Fullerton because friends he knew of where already attending. Although he believes that all schools are the same , yeah some might be a little more prestigious than others but the education opportunity is equally the same as long as you put in the effort. Duy is a computer science major who wants to work somewhere along the line of a software developer in programming. His major definitely shines through when he starts talking about all the video games he enjoys playing, he can go on and on about those. His favorite game is called League of Legends, which is a karate like fighting game. Overall Duy had me laughing pretty hard and it was a pleasure to meet him.

Fun Fact: His favorite animal is an Owl and Turtle!