Archinect - Beyond East Los Angeles College 2014-04-17T13:03:37-04:00 http://archinect.com/blog/article/21451837/can-you-repeat-that-please "Can you repeat that, please ... ark9th 2006-12-10T02:11:23-05:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <i>... *laughs* ... Just kidding.&rdquo;</i><br><br> You&rsquo;d think that I would feel relieved that I was done with this project, and actually I was. I was actually done with this&ldquo;self-portrait&rdquo;summer 2005. According to the professor, we were the first class (Fall 2006) to do this kind of project. Being the loud mouth that I unintentionally can be, I was about to shout out that I had already done this project in the first design course. Was this really a good idea? To open my mouth, and possibly ruin people&rsquo;s hopes and ideas of a project like this &mdash; I mean, haven&rsquo;t I learned from the past to just shut my mouth when I have one of my &ldquo;brilliant ideas&rdquo;? Besides, couldn&rsquo;t this be my opportunity to really refine my old project, make something new and better of it? I already had the design and basic idea, refining the project shouldn&rsquo;t be too hard!<br><br> ... this was just the beginning of my problems.<br><br><b>keyword:</b> glue: how things are attached, or held together<br><br> A fellow, yet disliked classmate, had the idea of... http://archinect.com/blog/article/21451439/my-first-car My First Car ark9th 2006-09-26T02:47:54-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p>Alright then ... I've been trying pretty hard to remember when it was that I got my first car. I know it was BEFORE I started college, right after I graduated ... or was it after? See, I do this a lot. Things that really didn't make an impact on my life I just don't remember - I forget them. They're useless memories, and right now, I need that 15% of brain memory that I naturally get in order to keep in the useful things. Either way, what I can remember is that my first car was a REALLY BAD car. The transmission was all messed up, the motor was &ldquo;new,&rdquo;&#157; which actually means that it came from a junk yard, and all of these things put together made this car the WORST car ever. Still, I was willing to drive this car. Unfortunately, the problem was that my step-dad was not willing to give me driving lessons. Mom was too afraid to get behind the wheel again, especially since getting driving lessons from my step-father were the worst there were in the world. Finally, we all decide...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/21450718/cornell-university-supplement-personal-statement Cornell University Supplement Personal Statement ark9th 2006-01-16T14:53:26-05:00 >2011-09-23T13:01:04-04:00 <b>Interest in Architecture</b><br><br> Architecture to me is the study of the design and art behind buildings, structures, anything that stands within a physical and psychological purpose; this depends on the creator. I want to be an architect so that I may be knowledgeable within the study of structures and buildings. I would like to be able to recognize what is it that I see within my physical environment. I would like to create something and be part of the evolution of mankind, so that one day anyone could look back and say &ldquo;he created a memory of mankind's greatest achievements.&rdquo;&#157; My interest developed not long ago after taking a career's test that determines possible careers based on personal interests. I had never imagined myself drawing some kind of structure, but once I did it out of curiosity, and once I learned more about architecture, I knew that architecture was an area I want to be part of. Other possible careers I have considered are teaching, but still within the area of architect... http://archinect.com/blog/article/21450717/without-an-interview-scholarship-essay Without an Interview (Scholarship Essay) ark9th 2006-01-16T14:50:17-05:00 >2011-09-23T13:01:04-04:00 <p>High school has not been an easy journey, but rather an &ldquo;adventurous and epic&rdquo;&#157; time period of my life, just as my Greek name recalls it. Even so, I am always striving to bring the best out of myself as a person but primarily as a student. I am a typical &ldquo;school boy&rdquo;&#157; without much of a life outside of school, and so, I have and will for a long time dedicate myself to the increasing of my knowledge. This is why, I want to go to college: to make the best out of my character as a student and expand my knowledge of the world.<br><br> When I am not doing school work, which is rare, I am reading and researching things out of my own interest. For example, I once read a condensed version of Homer's The Iliad, and as my name kept coming up I found out that it means &ldquo;a wise walker with an adventurous epic life.&rdquo;&#157; These words summed up my character as a person, as well as let me understand Nestor's character within The Iliad. This is one of the few things I do on my spare time: search and understand ...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/21450690/first-entry-draft-of-first-draft First Entry - Draft of First Draft ark9th 2006-01-11T20:21:51-05:00 >2011-09-23T13:01:04-04:00 <p>Well, finally I've met one of my short term goals: to become an Archinect member and be able to post blogs of my own. There's just one little, tiny, diminutive problem with this: I have no idea what to write about in this first blog. Nevertheless, I'll take what I learned in my previous English course at E.L.A.C. and apply that to this moment. No, I'm not going to start doing a close reading of some of the blogs - not at this moment, anyway - but I will do something a little more radical.<br><br> In my course we read an excerpt from an author who's first name I cannot remember. Her last name was Hampl. (I would look for my English text but I think I sold that book already.) One of the things she wrote about in her excerpt is that the very first draft people sometimes write are usually the thorough expressions that come from deep within the mind. In other words, if you write what might be reffered to as "spontaneous writing," and you just keep on writing and writing without stopping,...</p>