Friday, 2 October 2015

TRImarchi 2015, day 2

September 26th (saturday)

My friends and I had breakfast in the hotel and later headed to the beach. It was kind of chilly but I managed to dip my feet into the water, while my friends didn't as I was the only one who wore flip-flops.  After a long talk we headed back to hotel to get ready before the bus came to pick us up at 1PM. I think I broke my record of fastest shower I ever took, hahah.

It was already time, so I was kind of panicking. I rushed downstairs till I reached the bus. My friends were walking even though they knew they first had to return the key to the receptionist and that we were short in time! I even told my teachers that my friends were yet to hop onto the bus and to wait for them. But nope. No one listened to me. So the bus went ahead leaving my friends behind.

One of them messaged me saying that they would take a taxi. I called her so that I could know where they were but there was no answer. I kept calling and calling because I was worried. I had already arrived to the coliseum and didn't bother to get inside to hear the talks because I was waiting for my friends to arrive! I kept calling and calling, to both of them. No one answered. Not even a message! I was both frustrated and worried. We're not that familiar with the city, so what if they got lost? Or if they were kidnapped? Stuff like that kept coming to my mind. I missed around two talks already, and they still hadn't showed some life signals UNTIL MUCH LATER with a "we're buying food".

TRImarchi 2015, day 1

September 25th (friday)

My friends and I slept during the morning to recover our energies as we were tired from riding the bus. I woke up to have some breakfast with my other friends, but we found out that the hotel didn't offer us any for the first day. So they headed to some coffee shop nearby while I went back to sleep.

At midday, the university's bus picked us all up and rode us to the coliseum where the conference took place. I ate a hotdog for lunch because there really wasn't anything nice to buy near the coliseum, and I also don't trust their hamburgers or sandwiches because of their lettuce.

The conference had tons of people walking around. There were also people selling stuff (like books, illustrations, stickers, clothes, etc) along the gates of the coliseum.

Anyway, on the first day we had guests like Pimp My CarrocaArseny VesninLiniersKate StoneTony Alva, among others.
The timetable was definitely delayed, so instead of finishing by 7:30PM it finished at around 10PM.

There was a pre-party and a party after the conference, and even though I'm not a party person, I decided to go just because of my friends. We left the coliseum but it was freaking cold! We couldn't even find the school bus until much later. Then it took us back to the hotel. There we were dazing around whether to go to the party or just call it a day. At the end we decided to not go, and instead went for dinner with my other friends.

So we had dinner at midnight and I wanted to order anything with seafood because we were in a city with seas, right?! The closest to seafood I found in the menu was salad with smoked salmon. Eh, well okay, give me that. It was nice and all, but it wasn't the kind of food I wanted. ;-;

Now onto day 2!

TRImarchi 2015

TRImarchi is an annual conference that invites special guests to talk about their experiences and work. These guests are mainly grapghic designers, illustrators, and other professions related to the visual communication.
This was my first time attending it, and though I was a little bored during the talks, the experience was worth it. The college I attend to organises the bus and the hotel, and the students as a whole. No, they don't organise the conference. We're just listeners as many other people.
So, I'll be talking both about the conference and my university's organisation:

We left for the city where the conference takes place at 1 AM from the college ground, and arrived at 6:30AM, on Friday September 25th. The hotel is located in front of the beach, but honestly, that hotel should take more advantage of its location.. smh.

Back to topic, my friends and I were given the key for the room 229, and once we opened the door, we found out there were three more doors: the centre one was the bathroom, while the side ones were other rooms, each with three beds. That meant we had to share keys with another room (230). What the h-. Yep, we were six girls sharing one bathroom. The worst thing about this is that there were only two sockets in total, one in our room and another in the bathroom.. while the other room didn't have one. So naturally we let them have the bathroom one. However, ours was malfunctioning and we had to keep leveling our plugs in order for them to work. Ugh. Other than that, it was an okay lodging. But just like I said earlier, it could improve and be a better hotel given it has a nice location! I'd be such a waste if the hotel stayed as is. 

Okay, it's now time to talk more seriously about the topic!
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Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Back from Retreat

This week there was a holiday on Monday, so we had what we literally call it "holiday bridge". So my team and I went to retreat camping.
This retreat's theme was rest. Because all the team members are young adults, we face anxiety from time to time. We go to either college or work, or even both; we do feel insecure about some things.
One of the activities was "helping hand/friend", which requires you to help or give gifts to a certain person, usually of the opposite gender.

From past retreats, this one was the most calm one. For weeks we'd been told to prepare a prayer title, or a maximum of three prayers. Of course I won't say it here what it was about, but I can say it was about what I'd been posting here on my blog. So in this Christian retreat I finally let my dying soul cry out loud. I needed to get rid off those dark feelings. Cry all that depression out and finally clear my heart and mind.

But on the last day out of the three, I lost control of my renewed heart.

Monday, 27 July 2015

No music, no life

Hello, I'm currently feeling a little bit down as my music files are lost gone. I really lost a huge part of my life and it's gonna take a long time before I recover them, if I ever get to do so.
I couldn't believe it at first, but now I'm slowly trying to calm down. I've been feeling blank ever since.

So here's the story:

Friday, 24 July 2015

Goodbye finals, first half 2015!

Is this the first time I'm posting while it still is morning?
How come? Who would have known?
Well, it's because I'm done with my finals!

Thank God the last one was quite a light one. Friday classes were photography class for this semester. And for the final exam, I had to present a themed photograph which had been the class' project for two months or so. We already had a presentation day, but the task for the final was to either leave it as if or improve it.

My theme was "melancholic solitude". And I chose to take photos in a park nearby.

I re-took some photos to improve my grade, but due to season changes from fall to winter, the time span was shorter to get the right light exposure and colours, so I ended up handing over the same photograph. I managed to maintain the same grade though, which was an 8/10 (A- or A).

Now that the first semester is done. I can finally rest.... for a week, ugh. ~_~; Sucks that the second semester starts right away. Boohoo.

Monday, 20 July 2015

God is awesome!

So today I had my third final exam. I'm halfway through till I finish this semester!
This one was probably the most stressing one out of the five subjects I have this first half. Well, after all, this particular subject I'm talking about is no other than history. No matter how many times I've said this, I still dislike history! And what could be any worse than a history final? Answer: an oral exam.

I totally suck at oral tests, so much that I even forget my own name. But hey, instead of studying beforehand just to make sure I do fine in this test, I spent my free days doing... other things. I could've put "nothing" instead, but I sure did more than nothing. Most of them were re-doing my presentations/projects for the other subjects as last week was the first week of finals.

However, I must admit that I had the weekend to study for history. But did I? Of course not! Yeah, shame on me. So as time went flying, it was already Sunday... or rather say, the end of Sunday. It was already 1AM, just 7 hours before it was time to take the test, and my books yet to be open.