When I posted THIS a few weeks ago I never thought it would create such a hooha regarding design education in Malaysia and abroad. I owe the lively comments from readers such as campromania, jebat35, tokmoh and maruorsa/chaku. Hey, where have you guys been all this while? Relegating yourselves to ‘silent reader’ mode? 🙂
Truly I appreciate the knowledge sharing and opinions which were posted. Some were controversial but most were purely honest thoughts from passionate people. Now I wish I can have a status board where you all can post your thoughts impromptu. Anyone knows how to do this?
Allow me to add to the debate… If any of you designers have the opportunity to go abroad PLEASE TAKE IT. Even if it’s for a short trip. Naturally it would be best to really spend time to feel the culture. Whenever I send my designers overseas I always tell them to embrace the culture and mindset. Not to blindly accept the peculiarities but more to analyze and experience.
My professor in university once told me ‘People can take all your material stuff but they can never take away your experience’. True no? Nothing can replace earned experience. It builds character and wisdom. So in your lifetime make sure you experience as much as you can (within acceptable boundaries of course!) AND never forget to share them!
jebat35 -> we have met before so i basically can read between the lines of your writing. although i admire your passion i tend to agree with maruorsa/chaku that you are still young and have much, much more to experience. take time to do that and you will have a great future!
campromania -> it’s true design is about personal passion but it has to be nurtured in the right environment. i’m happy to see you have found yours in your blog. it is nice to see your readers are actively complementing each other and improving your skills.
tokmoh -> you should sign up to be an evangelist of the local design scene… the last we ‘spoke’ you were still overseas. i do hope you’re ‘experiencing’ positive design vibes there!
maruorsa/chaku -> you’re still overseas as well right?
Here’s to more intellectual design discourses from all my readers!