September 29, 2009 - 7:00 PM
I am excited to represent the University of Oregon as a student blogger. Hopefully my day to day activities and interests can help you all understand how much I love this campus. This year, will be my third year at the University of Oregon. I am very pleased and fortunate to be able to attend this college through various scholarships and grants. As a first generation Chinese American, I feel like I have a lot to prove to my parents and myself. I want to succeed as well as gain a better understanding about who I am and where I come from. I believe that college is a place not only to get an education but to discover one's identity and passion.
I am an art student, enrolled in the digital arts program at the university. I always knew I wanted to do something that related to art. Perhaps this is why I am so observant of my surroundings. I always find myself lost in my own thought, overlooking fellow classmates and friends as I walk to class. I know, it's a bad habit, but I find myself fascinated by so many things - from a tree illuminated by its golden leaves, to the numerous events in the streets. Just yesterday a friend was talking to me as we were walking towards campus and I had to apologize for not listening, because I started studying the moon through the gnarled tree branches above us. As you can tell I am easily distracted. Whether it's a good or bad thing, I blame it on my artistic side. As an artist I have this strong urge to study my surroundings and capture it, either in the form of a physical object like a sketch or a memory fused into my head. To give you an idea of what kind of artist I am I also have a online gallery on deviantART. I guess you can say it's an artist blog, but with more images then words. The selected works go back from my senior year in high school. I love working in any medium, and one of my best works was actually a sculpture of a crane I made in high school out of window blinds. Please feel free to check it out and give me some feedback. I view critiques as a chance to grow and develop my creativity.
As a blogger, words and pictures will be my main medium in which to help me express and share these events. I love taking photos of just about anything so expect to see many on my page! Besides discussing things about art or class, I most likely will be writing about my involvement with HKSA, the Hong Kong Student Association. I will be one of two Co-Directors of the group this year. Hopefully I will be able to write an entire entry dedicated to the club soon. Besides HKSA, I have a strong interest in being involved with other student organizations. I think they're a great way to get involve with the campus community and to meet new people. There is also a sense of pride and accomplishment that I get in representing a group or organization. Being a blogger also gives me the opportunity to represent myself as a student of the University of Oregon. I am so excited to share my stories through the Annual Giving's Program throughout the year!