Well today is the official day that I have finally finished my OJT at Locsin and partners. My training was an amazing experience I have my good and bad days starting with my commute to Makati. really who wouldn’t rant about our trains and buses? hehe
Before I was accepted at LVLP, looking for a firm that would accept me as a trainee is a brutal experience. Even though I Jog every Morning, walking none stop, adding up the heat of the sun and keeping your composure for an on the spot interview plus the stress and feeling of hopelessness is no joke. But after all the sweat and the stress, finally an angel was sent from the sky well thanks to Jamie’s cousin we were recommended at AnD (Aranda and Dalid associates) the company is still young but must not be under estimated because they are very talented. As I go on to this maybe some would say Jamie and I were traitors to AnD for leaving them after what they have done to us, but don’t you worry I did it felt it and my conscience is killing me.
So before switching to LVLP they called me a day before, I actually turned them down then after the conversation I wasn’t able to sleep for that night haha. Then the next day came and Jamie was freaking out It turned out she and I were called then she started convincing me that both of us must accept LVLPs offer then I said yes so that has been a long day and as a treat to AnD we gave them 2 dozens of donuts from JCo cheap but for a student like us who were unemployed and lining up to that store that should be Ok. ryt?
Enough with my stories all I wanted to say is just the old at gasgas na linyang “never loose hope” and always be thankful.
Is architecture school really that bad?
There seems to be a lot of high school student who follow this blog and ask this question in particular. Maybe some of you are already in university and are thinking of switching into architecture. This post will be for those who are concerned with the…
“Walking as an art calls attention to the simplest aspects of the act: the way rural walking measures the body and the earth against each other, the way urban walking elicits unpredictable social encounters.
And the most complex: the rich potential relations between thinking and the body; the way one person’s act can be an invitation to another’s imagination; the way every gesture can be imagined as a brief and invisible sculpture; the way walking reshapes the world by mapping it, treading paths into it, encountering it; the way each act reflects and reinvents the culture in which it takes place.”
~Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking
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