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ON DUTY! – Week 1

Call is on duty and I have finished my first blog for Project Community 2013 -yay me.

 

  • COURSE GOALS:

The goals of this class was quite vague to me when I entered the classroom. Though gradually the puzzle pieces seem to fit into each other –a bit-.

I think some among us were thinking: “What does this have to do with ‘Design’?”

So did I.

Once home, I started giving it a thought. I mean, why else would they give us this course if it has nothing to do with our study? It has to have some meaning to it.  

This is the conclusion were I came up with: NETWORKING and also TEAMWORKING.

Why network? Because this course helps you start contacting different kinds of people from different culture, for my project it would be Sheila. This probably will be helpful in the future. You have to start somewhere and this course really helps you with it.  

Since the term just started, we still barely know each other, here is where the teamwork comes in. Later in “real” life you will also probably be placed with people you have not ever met, but you still have to work with them and make the best out of your team. So I kind of can relate that scenario with my situation now.   

  • EXPECTATIONS:

What I wish to learn is to optimize the use of the internet for networking. Yes, I use Facebook, Youtube, Instagram etc., but for those platforms I use them to keep in touch with my friends, not finding new ones. Where do I have to start searching especially if it is business related? I have no clue.

Also at the end of the semester, I hope to get to know my class a lot better so I can use- I mean- keep in contact with them later in the future.

  • FINISH LINE:

Everybody has a dream. I mean… I want to be the very best. Like no one ever was. Dum-dum-dum-ahem.

So of course I wish everything would go well and that there are no hurdles to the finish line, and that we will finish the race as number one as a team –let’s not forget to mention that.

Though I am already content if we get a passing grade. :D  

BUT! If I may dream bigger: How cool is, if our strategy plan gets chosen to become reality…. My mom would be so proud. :’)

  • GOOD GREAT POINTS ABOUT ME.

What I do know about myself is that I really like to have a clear starting point and an endpoint. Once I figure that out, I can start planning –I really am a great planner, really-, and even though I do not always tend to stick to the plan, it will always work out –somehow. Just… trust me on that.

As long as you do your job, I will do mine. You work, me happy, you no work, me grumpy, means no one happy. L

I guess I am also good at switching between my work- and play-mode. Sure goofing around is a must for stress relief, but once serious business comes to the table, we have to work and I will, kick you in the butt. No one happy, see?

Oh I also like to draw. 
Here is a comic, from me to you, inspired by this week :)

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Can you guess the story?

If you did, then I did a good great job haha… If you did not… then I need to start practicing more!

More to come next week! :D

Warisra Ratchatasavee

PS: I really did enjoy this blog writing, am I doing this well?? :D

PPS: This is my Strawberry Egg. -sorry for the heavily edited photo -it is an asian thing-.  image

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6 comments on “ON DUTY! – Week 1
  1. Viktorija says:

    Hi Warisra, it was interesting to read your article. It has a clear structure. I, also, like that you use your own drawings.
    Good luck!

  2. Marcelo says:

    Don’t mean to be cheesy but great work on the “As long as you do your job, I will do mine. You work, me happy, you no work, me grumpy, means no one happy”, that is an important part of group work, and people tend to forget that, If one doesn’t do the work no one will feel that they have to do theirs, messes things up.

    Great job on the post

  3. Meggie Williams says:

    Hi Warisra, what a great blog post! I don’t think they all will have to be this long for you to just pass, but if you want followers you are on the right track. It reads as a very personal story. And your team mates will have a good idea of how to best use you in the team, so it’s helpful too. I am not even going to look on my list to double check if you actually answered all blog prompts, this is a definite pass.

  4. Maarten Thissen says:

    You’re quite right about the learning goals. It is also about working together. What would you expect from your team members? I like the comic! I will surely pass by more often to check for new ones.

    • Warisra says:

      I do not really ask a lot from my team. As long as the job is done on time, everyone is on the same track and treat each other with respect, I won’t complain.

Group 5 Blogs
  1. Bobby's Place for Struggling with the UPCOMING bobbyide1.tumblr.com
  2. Freddy and the Preservation of Caribbean Tradition freddycaribbean.tumblr.com
  3. Gleb's Blog foxruss.tumblr.com
  4. Ibi Muljosantoso ibims.tumblr.com
  5. Iliya Elenski iliyae.tumblr.com
  6. Stefan's Designed universe sphilipov.tumblr.com
  7. Strawberry Egg eyemymii.tumblr.com
  8. Yura's point of view yurasimus.tumblr.com

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