Ramadhan. All the devils and satans in the world are shackled, and yet I cursed like I'd never cursed when I was stuck in a middle of a traffic congestion, bumper-to-bumper. Darn you, Priscilla Patrick!
You won't be hearing (reading) much of me because I, like all the satans in the world, will be shackled, to my drafting table. If you think being in architecture is cool think again. But there are reasons why architects are highly regarded for being passionate, good looking and charismatic like potrayed in television. Take these telly characters for example:
There are a few dozen more but who am I to flatter myself with delusional stereotypes; architects being naturally sensitive, driven and... and... good looking.
Like potrayal of surgeons and doctors in ER, Grey's Anatomy and Dr. House, architecture is somewhat similar because architects or architecture students who wants to make it in the corporate world manipulates values in a daily basis. Stress = Motivation. Deadline = End of the World. Presentation = Strut it or Lose it. Strange = Eccentric. Sell Out = Survival. Suck up = Suck in. Life = What Life? . . .
It is not true, architecture students not having a life of their own. We do, in entraped spaces with the same ol people we see day in and day out. Some see architects as the urban God for their abilities to create something magical out of nothing. Women see architects as well-groomed guys with expensive Zegna shirts and Tropicana Life baggy pants wrapped with a shiny Dolce & Gabbana. In short, we're cool, and we know it. W*** t** Fuck right?
Think about it, we're like satans. We do most of our work at night, trained to be influential and charismatic to win people's hearts, have changing values to climb the corporate ladder, extremely vain and yess, a million times yes, have a stack full of body and facial products that would put any woman in the world to shame.
Selamat Berpuasa. Oh and take oatmeals for sahur, it does wonders when it comes to providing energy. Nasi is a no no. Biscuits will last you till 3 o' clock. Oatmeal, no matter how puke-friendly, is the best energy provider for a whole day fast.