Wednesday, May 18, 2011

It's time for art journey!

After all the sun out for couple of days, Tacoma is back to the gloomy weather -which probably is not exciting for going out and playing volleyball in the field, yet there is a good news.

Senior art majors have showed such a wonderful pieces to the PLU communities. At the opening receptions, there were more than a hundred people visited to the Gallery in Ingram Building started at 5:00pm. One of my good friends, Risa, has introduced unique perspectives on her art pieces as "Walking Jar". Her artistic sense of exploring the different types of ceramics are amazing.

I have taken couple of art classes with different professors because I am an art minor; so far I am enjoy taking a 3D art class, making a huge airplane made out of the car boards. We were divided into different sections in the class: My role is a part of Body team which mostly contributes putting all the body parts together by using the hot glue guns, which sometimes needs a good work ethic and ability to focus on the various tasks. It's an early morning class but it's worth it because Spencer is one of the greatest professor I ever met.

For those of you who have stopped by UC during the art sale today organized by the Art Department, I am pretty sure you had a hard time choosing the piece you want; they had amazing collections of photographs and ceramic pieces which are sold from $5-$20. They will donate all the money to the American Red Cross. Surely I have got two heart-shaped bowls for my new collection of dishes. (pictures will be posted soon)

I really appreciate those of art department and senior students who made time to do this - There is so much going on and everybody seems to be rushed towards what's only in front of themselves, but sometimes it's important to realize what is going on around you and what you can contribute for other people.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Coffee Experience

One day, my dad called me and asked, "do you think you are involved in American culture already? I didn't know how to answer him at that moment. On that day, my friend and I went to Starbucks and ordered my favorite Vanilla Latte.  I was sitting at the counter at the cafe and was still thinking about that question. My friend wanted to know what I was thinking and asked me, "why don't you drink tea at home instead of drinking coffee here?"

Suddenly, I knew how to answer my dad. Yes, I was involved. I like drinking coffee right now.  I still remember a few weeks after I went to school I saw lots of classmates liked drinking coffee in class. I wanted to try it, but I didn't know how to order,  so I ended up just following one person and repeating what she said. To this day, I don't know what kind of coffee I drank that day.

Small things make me have a big idea of life. I really know what "Do in Rome as Romans do" means right now.

By Meng