This week I got to meet a classmate that cherish a same heritage as mine. Alex Lo is a Sophomore here at CSULB and is majoring in Kinesiology. Alex’s ethnicity is Chinese/Vietnamese and he takes pride in his culture and heritage. He says he respects and appreciate his parents,grandparents, and his relatives for all the sacrifices they have put in to create a better life for him. I really respect Alex. I have seen many people not understanding how much sacrifices has been made by their ancestors for them to be here. Alex mentions that he is the youngest of his two elder brothers. He loved being here at Long Beach and the community around here. He said he definitely fits in with the skaters out here since his hobbies includes skating. Alex also workout and played a lot of football and volleyball. When I asked him about art, he said that he was not really into art. It was nice meeting him and very kind of him of letting me interviewing him. Here is his website, check it out! http://alexanderl0.com/
This week was a pretty cool. I got to meet a classmate that share a lot of my interest. Melanie is a third year student here at CSULB and she is currently undeclared, but she told she was thinking of declaring as a film major special in screen writing. Melanie likes to write stories in her head and draw out the characters. She is a big fan of Anime and Manga, like me. She also loved playing game, especially Japan games. If games that are not translated and export oversea, she would import them from their country. That is pretty crazy since that is mostly $100 and above for one single game. She also write fan fiction about existing anime stories to keep her writing sharp. Overall it was pretty awesome meeting Melanie, a fellow classmate that shares my interest!
One of her drawing! Go check her site out! It look pretty awesome! http://melaniecolli.com/
This week I got the chance to meet Tanner Binsfeld, a fellow classmate. This is his second year here at CSULB. His current major is Kinesiology in physical therapy. Tanner told me he is taking Art 110 because of GE requirement. I asked him if he like the class and he respond it is an okay class. He like the activity portion of the class but gallery/artist interview section he really does not like it. That is because he said he does not feel anything from arts. He currently dorm here at CSULB instead of commuting since it is about 1+ hr drive. Anyway, it was very nice meeting Tanner and know more about someone’s life like usual. Here is his site, go check it out! http://tannerbinsfeld.com/
This week I got meet David Aceves who I approached for an interview because it seems everyone in the class was taken. David actually already got a partner that he interviewed with together but he is generous enough to give his time and let me interview him! David is a senior and is graduating this year, although he looks really young. David major in Civil Engineering. I asked David about any clubs he was in and he told me that he used to be part of the sailing club but couldn’t participate as much as he would like because he was busy. I also asked him about why he is taking art 110. Turns out he is mandated to take this class in order to graduated because of GE requirement. I then asked if he like the class, he said it was pretty cool and not the kind of art class he was expecting. Currently, David works as a tutor in the horn center, although he can’t work past 20 hours a week since he is a student. David told me he was once paid to assemble a 3-D printer which is amazing since I seen those technology in media a lot. David is pretty cool guy check his site out! http://DavidAceves.com/
This week I had the pleasure of talking to Charlie Teloma. He is a freshman and is majoring in Mechanical Engineering. He lived in the city of Buena Park and commutes from there to school. His other school of choice beside CSULB was UC San Diego. Charlie told me he is taking Art 110 because it was a general education course and that he wants to get 16 units. Also he was not expecting what Art 110 turns out to be. He initially thought it was a drawing class. Now he finds the class more interesting than he would have thought. He is pretty cool guy when you get to know him. I am very glad to have met and talk with Charlie this week. Here is his blog. Go check it out! http://charlie110art.wordpress.com/
This is my newest classmate I interviewed this 3rd week at CSULB, Parker Mandujano. He is a Freshmen at CSULB and is currently dorming there as well. He came to CSULB straight from high school. He actually applied to other colleges beside CSULB such as UC Santa Barbara and UC Riverside. UC Santa Barbara rejected him but UC Riverside accepted him. However, he chose to go to CSULB instead. Parker came into college as a undeclared major. He has a liking toward majoring film or animal related majors. Parker has enjoyed the college experience so far these past few weeks. He has played basketball and soccer for sports.
Parker is taking Art 110 because it is a general education requirement. At first he thinks of the class as something like learning about art history and such. However, he was pleased to learn that it is not like that and now seems to be truly interested in certain arts when we visit the CSULB art galleries. Parker and I think alike in that we both think art is something to be appreciated when it appeals through our emotions.
Parker is a pretty cool guy who I am sure will be making lots of new friends here at CSULB and in Art 110. and can discover new art that appeals to us both during the weeks of this semester at CSULB. Here is his art blog, check it out!
This second week, I got to interview another classmate of mine in Art 110, Kevin Lee. Kevin is a new freshman in CSULB and his current major is Business Marketing. He was thinking of working under a business company or open his own business after graduating with the degree. There were several hobbies we shared. He loved playing games and basketball. He also took an ROP Multimedia course like me in high school. I ask Kevin if he like the lifestyle here in college. He said it is way better than high school because he can choose his classes and times. He has a bit more freedom. He also enjoyed watching movies on Netflix. Kevin choose to take Art 110 because it was a GE requirement course. As a Junior, I gave him several advice when in college such as joining a club, visit career center, horn center, etc. It was great meeting Kevin and learning about him. I hoped he has a great time and success here in CSULB. Here is his blog site to check out! https://kevin2g.wordpress.com/
I had a great day today because I get to interview a classmate of mine in Art 110, Steven Lozano. Steven and I walked and talked throughout the art galleries together. We look at many different art pieces but not many of them appeals to Steven and I. That was until we came across a painting called German Whiners. We both had a liking to it because the art piece was just so awesome. I talk more into the painting after my next blog post! It was great! After looking all the galleries, I had my interview with Steven. Steven is a freshman at CSULB. It is his first year at college here and his major is Business while planning to minor Art. He planned to have a business in Art when he graduate. He grew up in a town called Whittier and commutes from home to school. As far as his social life goes, Steven really enjoys arts. He likes to try new foods which is cool, like me. Except he refuses to eat sea slug, because he thinks it is disgusting and taste horrible. It was awesome meeting Steven. He was a great guy and I hoped he accomplish his dream here at CSULB. Also here is the link to his blog! Be sure to check it out! http://stevenwlozano.com/