There’s a difference between somebody who wants you and somebody who would do anything to keep you.
Taking only 3 subjs this term was a blessing!
If I’ve taken at least 5 subjs this term, I swear I wouldn’t make it. I’m taking Mgraph1, Minter3 & Minter4. And I’m really close to giving up. I’ve been so sleepless doing school works that I even forget it’s already 10 in the morning. I do my school works at night then sleep before lunch, with an empty stomach. And most of the time, I only get to sleep for 3 to 5 hours. There was one time that I haven’t slept for the whole day and I was completely numb of it - I don’t feel tired nor sleepy, but after a day has passed, it kicked off and I was beginning to feel dizzy and my legs were already shaking.
I thought we were already done with Minter3 and that our finals was our portfolio (check mine @ Alyssa Chong : Portfolio), but sadly that was only an activity. And our finals is to finish up our client’s website that we did for our midterms (mine - All Scope Cinema, which is of course our company slash family business).
And for Mgraph, I thought I’d only be cramming for the finals - a cookbook magazine that includes 10 pages + editorial page, table of contents & front cover. We’d have to start from (literally) a blank canvas. I’m done with the research (thank God I found a food blog that posts high resolution pictures with recipes) and am currently stuck on the front cover since I have so many designs on my mind and I can’t finalize on any. And the big surprise is - we also have a defense about our thesis topic and it’s on Tuesday, and I only found out about it early this week. We have to do a concept map of our topic and think of 3 different ideas from our topic that also includes 1 concept board each, 4 marketing materials each, and ideas 01, 02 & 03 has to have 1 design interface of our selected medium and mine is web video feature, which means I have to make 3 different web video feature feature designs!! But the defense doesn’t worry me anymore since I got through my first defense on Mmcomre which approved my thesis topic. And on Tuesday, all I have to do is defend/explain my designs.
And for Minter4, we were given two options - a. interactive learning game or b. interactive story game. Of course I’ll push for option b, because it’s more complicated, I think? But I’m kinda worried because I haven’t started anything yet and I haven’t decided on what kind of interactive story I can do which can include 3 games for the story.
So far, this was the most tiring term for me but I also learned a LOT from my subjs. I now know how to use Adobe Dreamweaver and create a website out of html & css, and I also know how to upload my site to the internet for everyone to see, I know how to mini make games with the use of Adobe Flash and of course with codes, I have encountered Adobe InDesign for the first time and leaned the easy way to print out a magazine or any hard copy files, and my knowledge for Adobe Photoshop & Adobe Illustrator has widely broadened!
I’m not worried and am actually confident that I’d be able to finish everything in time because I stopped cramming unlike before I always do everything one night before it’s due. Now, I do things at least 2 weeks before it’s due and I always message my professors for updates and questions. I’m just a little frustrated because I’m kind of not okay with going to school without a wink of sleep, because I can’t.
And I’d still have to make extra time for the VIPs of my life despite my very tight schedule. - my family and Whubert.
* Saturday night (later), my cousins and I will have a sleepover at our Grandpa’s.
* Sunday is family day - the usual movie and dinner with family.
* Monday - I should be back at Taft at my apartment.
This means I’d have to sacrifice time before going to bed for my Mgraph defense because it’s already on Tuesday, so that I won’t have to cram on Monday night and at least have a good night’s sleep.
Lord, please help me get through my finals.
PS After finals, I will definitely spoil myself before the 2nd term starts… because I freakin’ deserve it!
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