Wk 11: Classmate Interview – Christopher Soerachmat

Today, I had the pleasure of interviewing Christopher Soerachmat, an alumni from Westminster High School.He is currently a student attending in CSULB and majoring in Film and Electronics.

Similarly, we both have lived outside of the United States for a good amount of time. He lived in Indonesia and schooled there from Kindergarten through seventh grade, and I spent a total of eight years in the Philippines. According to him, the weather in Indonesia is usually very humid and when it rains, it rains a lot harder than when it rains here. Our languages also have some words that mean the same thing. the word “tae” means poop in both our languages and while I say “sapatos” for shoes, he says “sepatu.”

He discovered his interest in editing videos during his 3rd or 4th grade when his father gave him his first phone, a Nokia flip phone with a camera. He experimented with stop motion editing. His favorite part about film editing is about making something special from a regular video.

He’s an easy person to talk to and seems very chill. Check out his blog at http://christophersoerachmat.com/

Wk 10: Activity – Photography

I decided to take my photo on campus because i thought that since I’m on campus everyday from 8:00 in the morning up until 1:00 am or later, chances are that I’m probably going to die on campus.

I don’t usually wear red but it was a cold night and I decided to wear the only sweater that I could find. I died with an umbrella on one hand and my backpack next to me. The workload from school was probably too much for me to handle.

Im not quite sure why I chose this pose for my death pose but I think the position of my legs came second nature as a breakdancer. If I did die, this wouldn’t be a bad pose.

Wk 10: Classmate Interview – Anthony Diaz

Over to my right is Anthony Diaz, a laid-back person who’s easy to talk to. I met him when I was collecting ID copies with my envelope and he came up to me and asked if I had already interviewed someone.

He graduated from a Catholic School in Torrance called Bishop Montgomery. He described the place to be very chill with an average of 30 students per class. Now he is a freshman in CSULB majoring in Computer Science. However, he has a deep passion for music and plans to switch his major into something else that involves music.

I asked him if he has ever travelled outside of the country and I learned that he has traveled several times to Mexico for vacations because his relatives own land there. To my surprise we both Mexico and the Philippines share many similarities from what he described. Terrible roads, laid-back people, passengers on the back of a pickup truck, and the environment overall.

I think Anthony is a pretty chill person in my opinion. Check out his site at http://diazzzzzz.wordpress.com

Wk 10: Artist – Dana Fleming

Today, I chose this red orange football stadium from the gallery. It caught my attention because I noticed the sparkling circles looping around the stadium. I think that the color combination blends interestingly.

Another feature of the art piece that catches my interest is the small details of the sculpture. From the miniature rows of seats to the architecture of the entire stadium. I think this captivated me because it reminded me of my architecture class back in high school. I had to build a miniature house to scale with a drawing design.

It probably took a lot of time and patience to create. Overall, I think it’s a magnificent piece of art.

Wk 9: Artist – Myra Flores

I chose this art piece for today because the bunny ears and the bow tie caught my attention. It reminded me of the popular playboy logo. It also caught my attention because it was just simply placed low on the ground while the other art pieces were drawings or paintings put up on the walls.

Interestingly enough, when I saw the title, the art piece was called Last of the Famous International Playboys.  It turns out that the purpose of this display was for humor. The artist intended to make a comparison of males and females because of the way that playboy magazines feature women.

I think that the artist did a good job in communicating her message through this art piece.

Wk 9: Classmate Interview – Greg Violan

I had the chance to interview Greg Violan today. No thats not Greg looking at the camera lol. Greg is the one looking down at his phone. My first thought of Greg is that he seemed pretty quiet or reserved. Greg graduated from Polytechnic High School and is currently a sophomore in CSULB. He is majoring in Computer Science and commutes to school.

His hobbies include playing basketball, playing video games, working out and doodling. interestingly enough, we both like to doodle. Another thing we have in common is that we both have experience in breakdance. His favorite freeze is the nike freeze which he hasn’t attempted since 5-7 years ago. He also used to play pokemon games up until the gameboy sp era. His favorite pokemon was the fire type dog, growlithe. We both also like to watch anime, his favorite anime character is Naruto.

I was surprised to have found out that Greg and I share many things in common. Definitely check his site out at http://gregviolan.com/