Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Road Not Taken and Options

Yesterday I went to both the Open Days for UTS and USYD. It was pretty hectic and I unfortunately didn't have much time to ask questions about the degrees and now I am currently conflicted between two degrees. One is safe and standard the other is more risky and 'the road not taken'.

Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies) at USYD
  • My parents approve
  • USYD and its beautiful campus
  • USYD has a great exchange program
  • I'm pretty interested in the courses
  • 4 years
  • Leaves me with options for when I graduate
  • It's not what I'm truly passionate about...
Bachelor of Design in Photography and Situated Media + Bachelor of Arts in International Studies at UTS
  • I looooove photography
  • I like the Director guy - he seems to want photographers who think 'outside of the box'
  • If I want to pursue photography as a career, I will have lots of connections
  • If I tried really hard, I could possibly get 99.75 ATAR and get the Vice Chancellor scholarship that's worth $12K per year
  • I'm not 100% sure if I want to be a photographer
  • 5 years with International Studies - it might be too long for me, especially if I want to do Post Grad in something else
  • UTS doesn't have a very good exchange program
  • My parents don't approve
What to do...

Besides Photographer, I'm also considering careers like Art Gallery Curator (Bachelor of PSM kinda relates to that) or starting my own business, selling creative products like photography accessories (B.Comm (Lib) is probably more useful for that).

I'm going to UNSW next weekend. Hopefully I won't be even more conflicted after that...

Also, I spent the week in country NSW on Band Tour. We went to towns like Wagga Wagga, Gundigai, Bathurst, Young and Katoomba. I will post about it later.

Sunday, August 21, 2011


So if you know me, you would know that I love photography. I would have to say, I love taking photos of my friends the most. We spend all these great times together and I get really excited capturing those times for us to look back on in the future.

Wednesday and Thursday, right after I finished my Trials, were spent celebrating Penny's 18th. She asked me to organise her party for her so I spent a lot of time and energy organising (throughout Trials) her 'surprise' birthday celebrations. It was hard figuring out what to do, when, where and how to get Penny to her party without her knowing. However, I have to say, it was definitely worth it. We (or at least I did) had a lot of fun just hanging out and not having to study (although we were still worried over how we did in our exams).

The two day birthday celebrations involved a classy ladies night out, sleepover at Penny's and a whole group barbecue. The 'classiness' of our ladies night out get ruined a bit by the rain but I still had a lot of fun dressing up and going out. The sleepover involved junk food, webcamming random guys from school until 4am, 'girl talk' and little sleep. Then we managed to spend a good part of Thursday just relaxing at a park - games, food, talking.

Hair moustaches 'cause we're girls.

Penny and her idols - Ohno, Seungri, KevJumba, Leehom

Killing Bryan/Martin.

The closest thing we got to a group photo.

I can't wait until schoolies.
I can't wait until the next time we go out as a whole group.
I can't wait until the next classy ladies night out. (Is it going to be right after HSC or for my birthday???)
I can't wait until I see you all at school tomorrow (although I'm not sure if these feeling are reciprocated)