To be honest, this semester is quite busy and difficult with me to manage time and divide my energy on different subjects of semester 2. However, I still try all my effort to write a quality blog as much as I can do. Of cause, it is not just about writing, the important thing I have achieved from blog is what is shared by my colleague and someone from outside university audience. I have gain a lot of knowledge from what they post on blog that is faster and more easier in receiving than reading dozens of book or journal. In semester 1, we were free to choose the topic so I had a lot of opportunities to approach new knowledge, new projects, new building, new ideas. Differently, in semester 2, we seem to focus on writing some issues around our projects which we have to do in our course. It is really for me to approach and analyse project in different perspectives, understanding clearly about project brief, what I have to do, which better than the feeling awkward in semester 1. We still have Independent Research in next semester, so I expect we can keep sharing and waiting for contribution from blog visitors that can support each other.
Writing blog often is a quite difficult mission with me in this semester. The first reason is the overlapping of topic happen quite regularly; deciding and finding a new angle or topic is quite difficult. Another reason come from academic style and personal thinking need to consider carefully, which we have to combine what we learnt from semester 1 with new knowledge from semester 2. However, the quality of the article partly improved and approach closer to urban design that will be useful for my future.
Finally, there is one thing I feel unsatisfied about blog is we should put more attention another part of blog. Blog is not just about studying, researching and writing; there is a big part for us to share the period of our student life in Newcastle, it is second time with me, especially it is in foreign country with classmates from different countries, different languages, different cultures. After we graduate, we have a little chance to meet again, so blog is the repository of the great moments of time in Newcastle where I have some good friends like Sam and Dodo.