Candy filled thoughts #1 : education choice

13 April 2016

For the past 3 weeks I had been enjoying my much needed semester break. I remember how I narrowed down my selections when picking a course to pursue for college. It started with my hatred towards maths, no joke. I wasn't particularly good in it, but I wasn't horrible in it either, I think. However I was really bad with memorizing formulas. I wasn't really fond of accounting either. As you can see, my lack of love towards these subjects has already crossed out two major fields of study. All this while I've enjoyed designing and writing as a hobby but I guess my fear towards presentations had strike off 'mass comm' in my choice of study for me, leaving graphic design as a solitary choice. 

Then people asked me how I ended up in creative multimedia instead. 

To be really honest, I have no idea. 

All I wanted was to learn web design cause it was the 'cool' thing on this virtual pet game website I log onto every single day back in primary. It's funny how each time I've quit the game I went back to it. Even funnier how I don't really 'play' the game right from the start but go onto the site's forum just to talk to people all over the world about design. Let's just say, meeting a few amazing designers on the site's graphics & programming forum had inspired my life a little. Trust me, it was really weird being a 10 year old then to talk about design and coding ._. But I guess it's a norm now to find 9 year olds learning how to function photoshop. I used GIMP previously, and I swear using it so much has it's pros and cons. 

Pro: you understand photoshop better.
Cons: you can't get use to photoshop.

Recently I've been having a little more free time so I decided to take some simple "name tag" commissions on the site's forums again. I've downloaded a number of new fonts to play around, so what's a better way to test em' out than to use em in name tags. I really miss the days when the forums were buzzing non-stop though. :( Well, just wanted to share some of my personal faves over here. 











^^^^^^^ love Cara ^^^^^^^

I guess my results for last semester was pretty alright, I'm actually really looking forward to next sem. Especially after seeing web design in the timetable! I don't think I'll like the subject? Pretty sure I'd get pretty stressed up over it as well but hey, it's something I've been hoping to learn since 10 years ago!! Definitely looking forward to it! Fingers crossed hoping that I'd actually like it too! I know many friends that has managed to self-taught themselves web design and are designing very beautiful php layouts so I do have hopes to be able to match up to their standards :')

So how did you guys chose your education/career path? Don't forget to follow my blog for more bits and bits of life that I find interesting! :) 

20 comments

  1. Enjoy your time in studying. Working is totally different life from it.

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    1. Yeah, I'm in-between of feeling excited and scared for internship sem in Jan haha

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  2. Ok babe. like seriously I am loving the typography! So pretty!!! I think you sure chose the right education path. Great to know that you know what are your interests!

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  3. Enjoy the life of studying ~ Choose the right path so that you won't regret ! Good Luck , Gurl ! ^^

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    1. Hopefully I've chosen the right one haha! Thanksss! ♡

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  4. i'm in the multimedia field too.currently a ux/ui designer.u can learn everything by yourself in this field. :) but my advice is to learn web programming as well as design to make sure u can survive the industry.good luck!

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    1. cool! It's always nice meeting people that are going through the same course especially since multimedia isn't that broadly accessible in Msia...yet? Or perhaps I just haven't met many yet :(

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  5. I like the last name tag in red colour orange colour Yumi... Its good that can continue study, cause after come of work is just about working life liao.

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    1. It's Yuni though haha and thank you!! Will do :D

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  6. loving your designs... maybe can help design for me later on when I need a blog revamp... hehehe...

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    1. Thank you! ♡ Haha maybe after I learn web design first hehe. Coding is still making me a little @_@ right now haha!

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  7. Love all your designs. Very creative :D

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  8. Really made me wanna learn more from you on the typography. I was trying to made typography but your designs seems sweet and beautiful.

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    1. Awww I'll get shy one leh hahaha! Thank you thank you ♡

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  9. ouch so jealous loving all the typography... love all your designs ! Hope can share more about creative artworks from you

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  10. I miss my student life sometimes! LOL your post also reminds me of those days when I used to be active in forums. What a memories.

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  11. typography is something new to me. This is nice!

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  12. Enjoy ur study life while u can..once u start working, u'll be missing this kind of moments..

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