I am terribly sorry for the expletives but I just realized that it has been a while since I blogged... and yes incase you are wondering, for the 167th time, I have fallen off the edge of the cliff again.. a cliff called GSD.
Today, Saturday, is the end of my third week (1 week of orientation and 2 weeks of actual school). I can say that I am still adjusting here. There were times that I was struggling to keep afloat.. not only because of the work load but also all the cool things thats going on. Where is the time!!!
But I have to say... I am finally, slowly but surely, adjusting to my new life here in Harvard... and no I do not mean being the poster child of Ralph Lauren, wearing sweater vests and participating in polo matches with a horse named Poppy. I mean, getting some social life and meeting new friends!
From my last post about Harvard, I am getting a pretty heavy dose of “uncomfortability”. This side of the world is sooooo foreign to me. And yes I know its just the East Coast, Boston/Cambridge... but you know what it is because of Harvard. I guess I am not that cool for admitting this because everybody around me has this certain cool confidence and sense of purpose, Anyways I was a bit overwhelmed about everything at first.... Sh*t.. I am only human.. and it is Harvard GSD... but like I said before I am slowly adjusting.. getting in the groove of things!
Random things that I have been doing for the past couple of weeks:
1) I am taking 4 classes:
MArchII Pro-Seminar with Jorge Silvetti
> This is a lets get to know you class in a of a presentation.
Modern Housing and Urban Districts with Peter Rowe
>Lecture about housing typol
Common Frameworks:Rethinking the Developmental City Studio with Chris Lee
The 4th Typology: Dominant Type and the Idea of the City with Chris Lee
2) I need suggestions a name for my new studio buddy.
3) I realized I walk like a true Californian, SLOW, slower than a grandma with polio.
4) I am sick of pizzas and burgers.
5) Speaking of food, I want some real tacos!
6) I started writing down the ridiculous things that people say here. Ofcourse just for personal enjoyment.. because some of them are really hilarious.
7) Oh if I get a penny for every time somebody in GSD says the word pedagogy or tabula rasa.. I will be a rich man!
-Next week wednesday, our studio will be heading to Shanghai and Xiamen for a symposium and site visit... so I will definitely blog about our findings later.