Propaganda?

This DS106 Assignment was pretty cool.  The assignment tells you to create your own spin on a propaganda poster for DS106-ers to influence or inspire them.  The message that I wanted to portray is that if your passion is in graphic design or creative arts then you should stick to it! 


I also wanted to add a modern spin on my poster and turned it into a GIF! I think this poster still has the vintage feel with a modern outlook.  
I enjoyed creating this GIF !

Propaganda Poster

So this week, we were tasked with editing an old propaganda poster and putting our own spin on it – much harder than it sounds, trust me.   I selected one from WWII and decided to motivate my fellow Cardinals to stay strong and dedicated as we come close to the end of this semester:

Here is the original:

The main issues came in reworking the text while keeping the background colors the same.  After much trial and error, the finished product is okay by my own standards, though I know with more time and practice, my work will get better and better!

Worrying about Tomorrow, Today

There is a song that I’ve been listening to everyday for 8 months now. The name of the song is called “Tomorrow, Today” by JJ Project. I listen to it every day because the lyrics is very relatable and it comforts me.  The first time I listened to the song, I was not sure how I felt about it because it was not the type of song I listened to. However after reading some of the comments on the music video I decided to give it a second chance. Since it is Korean I turned on the caption, subtitle, and realized how relatable the song was. The song is about being lost, not knowing which road to take. I’m going to be 19 soon and I don’t know what I want for my future. Although there are many choices, I still can’t find one that is just right for me. I believe that there are many people who are going through the same thing as me .  So please take your time to listen to this song and do read the lyrics.

The translation of the song

“Why must I decide about tomorrow, today?
How should I know what tomorrow will bring?
My path and my dreams are fading

If I could turn back time and see my future
I would know which way to go
I would know where my path is

Why are you telling me to choose
When I only have my eyes half-open?
Somebody let me know, tell me which way to go
Cuz I don’t, don’t, don’t know

Again today, there are questions I don’t know
I’m trying to answer but I’m not confident
Is it this way or that way?
I’m afraid of my decision
With an anxious heart heart heart heart
I’m standing in front of the next next next choice
Between paths that I’ve never gone on before
How can I find my way?
I’m afraid, day by day

Even when I’m busy, they endlessly ask
I’m going forward but I keep looking back
What will I become at the end?
Will I regret it if I look back later on?

I clench my fists but I’m still timid
But I stop myself and try to have courage
So I can walk again but
Oh no, no, no

Again today, there are questions I don’t know
I’m trying to answer but I’m not confident
Is it this way or that way?
I’m afraid of my decision
With an anxious heart heart heart heart
I’m standing in front of the next next next choice
Between paths that I’ve never gone on before
How can I find my way?
I’m afraid, day by day

Across the disappearing day
I’m standing right here
As I let go of another day
That I can’t turn back

Again today, there are questions I don’t know
I’m trying to answer but I’m not confident
Is it this way or that way?
I’m afraid of my decision
With an anxious heart heart heart heart
I’m standing in front of the next next next choice
Between paths that I’ve never gone on before
How can I find my way?
I’m afraid, day by day

Tell me, tell me
So tell me which way to go
Which way to go
So tell me which way to go
Tell me, tell me
So tell me which way to go”. 

Gift of Nature

“Every sunrise gives you a new beginning and a new ending. Let this morning be a new beginning to a better relationship and a new ending to the bad memories. Its an opportunity to enjoy life, breathe freely, think and love. Be grateful for this beautiful day” by Norton Juster.

Before posting any pictures online, we tend to edit them. Sometimes to the point that the originality, the rawness,  of the picture disappears. That is because we want them to be perfect for the people to see. However, nature does not need any filter. The video I took did not need any editing but it still looks better than some of the edited picture online.  From time to time, everyone should take their time to appreciate the beauty of nature. Nature is not only pleasing to the eyes, but also for our mind. Spending time in nature makes you forget about the stress you have.
March 4, 2018 at 7:04 a.m sunrise