Dalam tempoh sebulan dua ini, kesempatan saya untuk menulis tidaklah banyak. Saya terlalu banyak memcari ‘review’ dan ‘assignment’, kerana semester ini saya mengambil kredit yang agak banyak. Tugasan juga terlalu banyak, jadi untuk tidak membiarkan blog Seni Kehidupan, saya selitkan jawapan (dalam Bahasa Inggeris) berdasarkan soalan yang ditanya menerusi emel, tentang dunia ‘architecture’. Syukran.
Before I explain my analogy above, I’d like to tell you that I’ve never seen anybody that has no passion on architecture could do well. In fact, they are among the slowest , even they could sketch& design well. My key is – PASSION.
I had an experience asking a remarkable artist in Central Market, somewhere in Pasar Seni, on how to be able to sketch amazingly like them. His brief answer impressed me – You only have to ensure yourself that you are really walking in that path – which is keep doing a progress to what you are going to become. That is best enough to define a good student in architecture school.
Being an architect is not an easy path. We need to go against our sleep clock, put some effort, read dozens of books, brainstorming big time, and of course tawakkal from Allah. InsyaAllah we will be able to score well in architecture (regardless on how unskillful we are for the time being).
The mountain I meant was your aim to be an architect. What you have to do? Get some tools, and don’t wait. Climb that mountain! Every single step is precious, remember. You don’t have to whine about how difficult to climb that mountain, because if you’re not climbing, that means you are walking in flat surface with no obstacle and difficulty (that is not our choice!).
Speaking about studying in IIUM Gombak, I couldn’t tell much because there are many pros and cons where you should experience it yourself. For me, I love studying here. Theres an easy equation to tell you this, DON’T compare it with any other universities outside there when we don’t even experience it. Good luck!
Akmal Hakim Abdul Khalik