hello everyone.I disappear for very long period.
I focus on another aspect of life now.
Which isn't drawing.So I didn't submit drawing here. I focus on writing,teaching and entrepreneurship now.
The reason I submit this journal is I want to encourage everyone who read this.
This entry originally submit in my illustcourse.com site recently,
which is..currently,get the most facebook like from my site.
I put all my soul and spirit to write this from my mind.
(Now...It's get around 700+like,I unexpected this,
because I didn't know somany people like what I wrote so I'm happy that my article can help them)
So... I decide to translate in english and post here.
I write better in Thai language,sorry if my english isn't smooth
or isn't correct in grammar.I will try my best.
BTW my senior in faculty of architect open artbook project in indiegogo,
he's quite popular in thai community,and have cute watercolor piece.
you can order here
the lesson university didn't teach you
We have been taught to get good grade in school,get good job,have family,having house,
Our life almost like an instant noodle..follow that's above purpose,which didn't know who're the one who're making that purpose?
We don't know what's our real purpose in life?Which way we gonna choose.
We've been brainwash by media,to be successful in life...
You have to get bighouse and car,being wealthy,have fancy job title.
We judge ability of child from university and school admission,
graduated from great university.
We judge child's smart from grade in school,university.
Children who get bad grade in university,have been calling stupid,
some children think they may not being a successful person in life.
I'm the one who ever think so...
I'll tell you my story.
I have ever been... both 'top student' in classroom,and 'poor grade' student in classroom before.
Most children know.How to get good grade in school.How to get better in their drawing.
It's like everyone know how to lose weight,but most people can't do.
How to lose weight,there're only 2 rule,which's hardest thing to do.
It's 1.control calories of what you eat 2.excercise
It's about 'defeating yourself'.
When I'm in primary school.I'm top in math.score 40/40
My teacher telling that I'm excellent and gifted in math.
but in late primary...
I study from another math teacher.Which's making me hate math already,because he scold student when student can't do.Outside classroom he's good person...
but I can't learn math properly and understanding lesson by study with him,After I study with this teacher.I always got low grade in math..(around C) and continue being so until my late secondary,and I get poor grade in every subject using calculation.Anyway my grade point average still high because I scored A in other subject.
So,I decide.If I have occasion to teach in my life.I won't do the same thing like this teacher.
Anyway I have to said thankyou to him now,because He making me understanding some principle.
When child have been scolded.There're 2 thing happen.
1.They're getting better a lot. 2.or they're getting worse a lot.
because,to be scold or look down on that child.
It's touching their 'self esteem'.
If they have high self esteem,they will getting better a lot.
If they have low self esteem,it will pressing them down.
Children who getting better because they have an ego, an ambition to winning what's teacher scold.They will have high pressor.When you scold these type of child.It's like filling energy to rocket which have high acceleretion above earth gravity.
If you asking me,Is it necessary to scold children.I think different people have different way to taught.
If you choose to scold anyone.You need to observe which type of that person?
Some case.You may scold,but didn't identify that person directly.
In university,around third year.Faculty of architecture.
I remember teacher's scold...Teacher said.
'If you didn't put intention in class,you didn't want to be an architect,just get out of here.
This isn't your place'</b>
My hair standing already.my body get cold.
Teacher didn't identify anyone,
but I'm the one who didn't want to be architect,but I just would like to graduate in this faculty.
This teacher.name A.foo.(I respect her a lot)
If you didn't came to classroom in time.She will lock the classroom door.
Since then...I really put intention in A.foo class...
Which is just few class in faculty,I put intention to,
I sit in front in classroom...
There're 2class study with A.foo
Landscape architecture presentation...I got B+
another one is La research...I got A
because I scare A.foo a lot.So I really put intention to study her class.
(about another subject...please keep reading)
Back in secondary school...I also top student in class...
I'm not diligent person...but I just know the rule...to 'get good grade'...
1.put intention in classroom,take note and read it.
2.read when there're an examination.
like others student.I read only 1day before examination,
but I've good memory,and have some sense to guessing choice in test.
I have only one object in child period.
It's entering Chulalongkorn university(C.U)
(It's consider at one of top U. in Thailand)
I choose faculty of architecture...because it's involve with drawing...
I choose math-science path when I'm in secondary school.
If you choose this path in Thailand at that moment.
Faculty of architecture is only one choice.
I have no others life purpose.I didn't know what's occupation I'm gonna choose yet.
I get nightmare several night.That's I can't pass entrance examination.
but finally I pass,and can entering C.U
but our life isn't end only entering university...
After I entering university.I didn't have others life purpose yet,only graduate there.
Another thing is ...Before entering university.I didn't really understand what's architect do in professional.
I start seeing others illustrator's drawing in the internet...I start practicing drawing since I'm in first year of university.So I study just enough to get by.
I put most of leisure time in drawing.Althought I didn't know what I gonna do because in that's period illustration field in Thailand isn't grow much like this,and to working oversea in illustration field seem impossible at that moment.
Every evening,around year1-3 in university,I didn't have my own computer.
I start CGing by finding which computer lab I can use.I use computer in faculty of science,
and practice cging by using mouse to coloring.
but there're something happen,which is one event that change my life...
I really hate one subject.It's call 'buiding material and construction'.
This subject have 2 part..
It's lecture and drafting construction plan.In first year teacher gave assignment to drafting by follow construction plan.I really hate this.So I just try to finish it as soon as possible.
Result of my grade is really consider ....as.amazing(...fail)...It's 'D-'( almost F...)
There're friend teasing me about my grade...
He call 'MUI. D-'. (mui is my nickname)
I remember that moment...it's in elevator...
A lot of friends are in there.I really feel shame.
After that.I feel angry my friend inside,just only inside.
I didn't counter action to him.I just smile.
and I decide that day..
'I will be successful person,in life'
but today I really feel grateful to that friend(name will keep secret)
And I have 'Tetsuya Nomura' as my idol in very first year of University,
because I really like Final FantasyVII.
I would like to be character designer or working in concept art field like him,
Althought I don't know how I can be at that period.
While I'm in university...I have occasion to play one game...
And very addict to it.It's 'Raknarok Online'
This game teaching me 'philosophy in real life' to me...
Everyone have same start.It's being novice.
After that you have to choose your path.
There're merchant(level up being blacksmith),swordman(level up being knight),archer(level up being hunter),acolyte(level up being priest),thief(level up being assassin,mage(level up being wizard)
When you want to be any job.You have to collect your level,doing quest
and up your status until you can be that occupation.
There 're 6 status.
Strength(str),Agility(agi),Dexterity(dex),Vitality(vit),Intelligent(int) and Luck
I chose to be Swordman at my first job...and choose to be vit-str path.
After you choosing that path you have to up your status along the way,
and if you choose to up other status that didn't necessary in that path.
It's making your character isn't the best in that path.
I play alone mostly,so I love to play character that can stand alone.
There're one job that I feel amusing when play.It's 'fighting priest'
It can stand alone also,but this job can help people.
to update status in this job.It's different from others occupation.
Firstly.You have to choose vit or agi path.
I choose agi.It make me have to up agi,int,dex.
There're several status that other job.
This is really resemble to our real life.
First,you have to choose your job...and your path...in job..
and then you have to learn skill and update status in that path.
If you update status that isn't involve directly to your job,or update any unnessary skill,
you may not a person who're really great,or greatest person in that path..
but you may like a person who choosing to be 'fighting priest'
If you choose to be fighting priest,you can up your level until you're level99
or you can be the top1% of people in that field.
fighting priest can't fight better like Knight.
fighting priest can't heal better like priest,
but fighting priest can stand alone,can help friends in party,
althought isn't the best to do that thing.
fighting priest isn't the best character in PVP(player fighting with player)
fighting priest isn't the best character in guildwar,
because this job can't make good damage like wizard,
or protect friends like knight.
If you want to PVP or play guildwar.Which is team playing.
You can always making new character,
you just need time to level up your character.
It's like 'you can have more than 1 jobs in your life'
If you want to be the best in that field,you just need to level up to second class...
and up your level until you're level 99.
If you choose to be artist in studio,level up you will be senior artist
level up again you're an art director,level up again you're a senior art director.
It's a promotion in our real life.
but somebody may not want to be the best in that path,
but would like to try other job...such as
create merchant in another character to sell stuff other character collect,or find money.
in game you can levelup merchant to job2,blacksmith level99...
because time in game it isn't long,around 1 month if you use bot.(cheat)
but in real life...our life isn't that long...We have limited time on earth.
So what you gonna do is know what you have to focusing on?which skill you have to improve.Which is it's depend on 'your life purpose'
In game if you cheat,game master may ban your ID.
In real life you you cheat,you may be get arrest by police or end up in the court.
It isn't every principle in game can apply to real life.
Anyway I know how to improve skill and status from playing this game.
because I'm a poor grade student in university.
So I have to analyse my strenght and weakness,while I'm graduated,
to choose most appropriate job for me.
I analyse from every subject I got A,B+ from my whole life...
-I'm good at every drawing subject.
-I'm good at language.(thai,english...oh...I'm sorry but...in my country I consider at good from average because in thai we use thai at first language.)
-I'm good at design fundamental.
subject I got B
-Every subject that has to use memory...
C and lower than C
-I'm not good in architectural design.
-I'm not good in every subject that have to calculate and about number.
-I'm not good in construction.
So...If I choose architecture field.There're less percent chance to be successful.
I may end up mediocre...So I started to decide,apply job in game company and being concept artist and working in illustration field since then.
Conclusion(I'm sorry to repete if you're already know me...)
-Now.I'm an entrepreneur(solopreneur)
...doing job I love,can takecare my family.Have good life.
-I have occasion to be concept artist in thailand
and have once occasion working with really talent artist in IFS studio Singapore in short period.
(which is...I consider as one of the best thing happen to my life.
It's really consider as big step because... I didn't graduate directly in art field,and I'm not a 'straight A student' or graduate with honour in university.
In Thailand there're belief that,if you would like to work oversea you really need to have 'a good grade'..but illustration field you won't get job from your grade but from your portfolio)
-my drawing feature in various media both thai and international
-my writing manuscript have been publish in Thailand.
-I have occasion to be on some Thai cable TV.
(Anyway If you asking me.Am I successful yet?
Althought I have ever been in some international media
but I'm not ...consider at 'big international star' yet,
anyway My level of achieval in life currently,can inspire some fellow illustrator in Thailand.
I think I'm just going far than I thought.)
In our real life,if you want to be successful in any field.
You have to be a person who 'giving grade' to everything you do in life...</b>
What you love,give grade A
What you like,give grade B+
What you are good at,give grade B
What you feel SOSO,give grade C
What you didn't like,give grade D
What you hate,give grade F
If you would like to be the best in your field...
Improve skill of what you love,what you like,what you're good at,along your life purpose,
and job you choose.
It's like 'status' and 'skill' in game you have to level up.
Ignore what you feel SOSO,didn't like and hate.
You can hire someone to do it.
If you choosing job you hate,didn't like,or feel SOSO.
choose to improve skill you hate,didn't like or feel SOSO.
You will lost your time in life to spend in something that's really have meaning,
something that can make you happy.
Different point from game is...you can choose to learn any skill in this world.
It's depend your life purpose.</b>
In real life have various skill than game you have to improve such as,drawing,music,sport etc.
Our life are limited,If you want to success,you have to learn to focus.
If you would like to live by doing what's you love,you have to be great in that field.
If you want to be wealthy by doing what you love,you need to be top1% of that field.
so...What you have to focus in your life.It have simple equation...
'what's you love,like'+'what's you're good at'+'have a large enough market'
If you love,or like but you're not good at it.It's harder to success in that field.
E.G I love to sing,but my voice isn't good,and i'm not good at singing,
It's less chance to be successful.
If you love,like,good at,but have really narrow market,you won't survive to do that thing.
E.G You love to take care eguana,you live around suburb of Thailand,
and you decide to open shop to sell take care eguana's equipment.
It have higher chance to fail,because market isn't large enough,
but If you open your site to sell international.You have higher chance to success.
Have you ever asking yourself questions.
What's really important thing in your life?
Why you're born on this earth?</b>
What's everyone want is 'happiness'
but most people chasing 'image of successful'
and forget how to live happilly...
We think...just get good grade in school,get good job,save money
and... late in our life,
we can retire and do what's we love to do,
and realize that we have less time to really appreciate 'happiness'
real meter of successful have to be...
'Who're living happier,considering as more successful person'
the lesson school and University isn't taught you is...
'Real life lesson'