Everyone has said it before, but how time flies, especially when you’re done with FYP and spent the last few months traveling the world. In between this post and the last, we’ve set up for two exhibitions — the first for our lecturers to critique in school, the most recent for, well, the rest of the world to see. In other words, the ADM Grad Show.
Not the best of pictures, but it was taken by my good friends who deigned to make the perilous trudge up the never-ending stairs to the exhibition venue at Old School, Mount Sophia — which to me really sums up what this exhibition was about. Yes, there were potential bosses to impress; clients to meet; agencies to leave name cards with, but as I climbed those stairs with a different group of friends for the sixth time last week, I realised that this exhibition, to me, was really about showing my loved ones what I did and have been doing in uni these 4 years.
It felt good to finally let them see why I could hardly meet up with any of them for the past year or so, or why I always complain of being busy, tired and swamped with work. It felt good to show them that designers don’t just “draw some stuff” for their projects and hand them in. But most of all, it felt the best to just share with them the fruits of a hard year’s work — many of whom contributed to its success in varying degrees.
So with a new definition of FYP and a fresh graduate cert in hand, we are all off to whatever is next in life. But I’m grateful for the ADM Grad Show 2010 because it not only left me with more toned calves, but great memories.