Coming into October, I immediately feel the stress building upon my school work. With the exception of the Halloween event, October for me is pretty stressful. Reflecting on my daily October life onto the CAS Blog, nothing has changed much for me. Although pandemic is slowing to get better in Taiwan, that still doesn’t mean I get to take off my mask and exceed in the public. As usual, of Creativity this month, I drew cats with the action of “shock” reflecting on the time that has passed soo fast that it’s already the due time for the EE’s first draft.
Cat – Action Shock
Activity wise, I did manage to try something new. Today I still have no idea how I ski the week before the first draft was due, but the outcome of the exercise is not bad. Learning a new sport isn’t easy, and I ain’t a fast learn by fact, but this event helps me to understand myself more and most importantly, I get to complete this activity with my family which I may not be seen after July next year. I think i bit of personal values can be discovered when I engage during an event, and clearly to me that the ranking of my family to me is rather important. But again, I think that is just me preparing for my university life.
A picture of me Skiing
No long after the second month of being a senior, as predicted, I am covered in stress and works from many subjects. One key factor being that some teacher could be here due to Visa issues caused by the pandemic. Without the supports from teachers, I am kind of lost but still manage to guide myself on this dark road with the tiny light from the instructions given by substitute teachers. For CAS this month, it’s been fantastic since lots of activities has been schedule to balance my life style from the humongous assignments.
Activity wise, I manage to attend a disaster training lecture held by red cross which would strengthen my knowledge about solving issues within a short period of time. During the speech, I was told to spread the power of my brain into different section which I can now multitask. During the activity I also understand the importance of cooperation during an extreme time, and by reflecting it, I now understand the strength of team work and how it can actually achieve dream work.
KAS Red Cross IG post on the Event
Moving on to the CAS project, the role of distribution has been updated but mine remain the same. Fortunately, the teammate manage to finish his part prior he left the team which didn’t mess up our schedule at all. I am still looking forwards to my part of the project which is the decorate the final presentation of the translated menu, I hope it really help people.
The Menu that me and my teammate will be translating for CAS project.
As my summer break reaches the end of its time, I am defiantly not ready to go back to school next month. Senior to me has always been an exciting moment but now I only want breaks. Next year to be harsh, college applications and loads of heavy assignments should be due at the beginning of my senior and I am defiantly not ready for it. I guess it’s just part of life where we enter the process of moving on, and right now I want to be the cat drawn by me to present my emotions as the summer vacation ends for me.
As a creativity activity for CAS, I’ve drawn this cat to reflect my tempo for next year. Although working is very important but without a healthy body, nothing would work. For next year, I need to continuously remember to take control of better time management as the workload increases. One event that I am most worried about next year is defiantly the art exhibition in April 2022, by that time I need to complete more than 11 artworks to graduate from the IB Art program, this CAS activity also supports me in practicing quick drawings that I can use for my process portfolio. In the end, I hope everything goes as planned next year and remember to take a break when it’s necessary.