Blog Prompt #5
There are a lot of ways people express themselves but it is always hard to express oneself who you are. When someone asks you who you are by architecturally, how would you describe yourself well enough? Answering this question, I would answer it was my high school and the environment of the Philippines which shaped me into a good man, my beloved school Brent International School Manila. Here is the fifth blog assignment: Explore through image and text how the built environment affects (supports or detracts) who you are. Speculate in terms in of frameworks, clockworks, phenomena and oppositions.
When I was in middle school in Korea, my parent decided me to send me to the school in the Philippines to learn English. I did not want to go to the Philippines but I wanted to stay in Korea. However, I changed my mind after I saw the school that I would attend until graduate. Public schools in Korea are so bad; I see any architectural principle in the buildings. But the school in the Philippines was way different from schools in Korea. It was so attractive and it was huge; the school was my romance, I really loved my school and I still have my high school spirit. Looking back, my school was not so bad architecturally.
There were many sports team and when you get into the sports team, you get the chance to go abroad to compete with other international schools. Among many sport teams in my school, I wanted to join the swimming team because I was good at swimming and the pool was huge that I never seen in Korean schools. It was such a great memories that I had in the swimming team. Been in the team for 5 years, I have been to the Singapore for 5 times for competition and won the gold medal once. In my senior year, I was the captain of the team.
School is where teachers teach student to be a good man. But for me, the school was my high school romance, everything. Not the teaching and learning stuff, but I loved the existence of school. Brent shaped me into a good swimmer, a good student, a good captain, a good friend and a good person. Brent is always in my heart and even though it’s located opposite side of the earth from where I am standing, I can see and feel it.