Tốt nghiệp!!!

Trân trọng thông báo trong hân hoan là người thiếu nữ đã có bằng Cử nhân ngành Tâm lý học với GPA 4.0!!!!!! TA- DAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

Đi học ở Canada và ở VN khác nhau như thế nào? Mình cũng không rõ lắm vì cái thời mình học đại học ở VN đã ở xaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa như thế này này. Tuy nhiên, mình thực sự tận hưởng khoảng thời gian học đại học ở Canada.

Thứ nhất là mình học ngành mình thực sự yêu thích. Thứ hai là cách học ở đây rất phù hợp với mình, đặc biệt một số môn thiên về nghiên cứu.

Trước đây, có nằm mơ thì mình cũng không nghĩ sẽ có ngày thực sự đi du học, thực sự được theo đuổi chuyên ngành mình thích, và quan trọng hơn cả là mình thực sự tốt nghiệp với GPA tuyệt đối khi học bằng ngôn ngữ thứ hai.

Có nhiều thứ trên đời mình thực sự nghĩ rằng, nếu không dám ước ra khỏi vùng an toàn thì có lẽ mình sẽ chẳng bao giờ biết rằng mình có thể làm được và còn làm tốt nữa. Tối qua, mình và cô bạn cùng phòng tán láo về nỗi sợ và mạo hiểm, cả hai đứa đều nhất trí rằng, bởi vì chúng ta chỉ sống một lần, cho nên “Afraid, but do it anyway!! In the end, we only regret what we didn’t do!!”

How does video enhance the user experience on a webpage?

From news portals to commercial websites or personal blogs, video clips shaped a new yet more ⌈convenient way to absorb information for their users. Today, not only we can effortlessly understand complex concepts but also can feel the feelings that together conveyed with the content.

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Video clips prove its awesome benefits for commercial web pages, such as serviced sites and product introduction pages. It’s never easier for the customers to understand the services’ usage via video tutorials or getting the glimpses how amazing a new product could be with creatively trailers. Unlike photo tutorials which middle sub-steps could be accidentally confused, video clips show exactly how a process should be done. As a self-taught photographer and painter, I’ve learned so much via video clips on pro artists’ websites. With the demonstrated footages and the tips, the learning process is simple and clean. Complicated ideas are also very easy to be communicated, especially for non-English speakers who language could be an obstacle.

 — Now, if you’re a girl, what would be easier for you to follow a make-up tutorial: a video or photo-based guide? ♥ —

The era of the wall of text for describing new features or the strengths of a new product was long gone with the emerging of multimedia content. In our busy modern days, it would be much more convenient if useful information can be understood in a short time. Caught this new trends, many companies, especially video game publishers have written little and put many efforts in flashy demonstrations. I cannot imagine which could be more mesmerized than a well-crafted in-game footage.

A TED-Ed video that I found incredibly interesting. The clip is effortless and fun to get the information in a brief time.

An as a fanfiction author and a netizen, I noticed that embedded music video plays an important role in enhancing or creating readers’ emotions while reading certain chapters. It helps them to feel the feelings that intended to convey. This benefit works so well for other types of contents, such as traveling clips, introducing new aesthetic products, a teaser for a singer’s new album, and almost anything else. We would be on the emotional rollercoaster with the clips’ content. The right video music clips work much more effective than just image and words.

Last but not least, video clips are superly benefited for education. With the soaring of video clips, online courses have been becoming a new trend for people all over the world who do not have chances and resources to approach direct classes at schools or studying abroad. Learning foreign language is a great example of this advantage, I wonder what could be more convenient than video clips that teach foreigners to pronounce correctly a word. I myself also got great benefit from many IELTS website while studying for the test two years ago. Thank God, I got an amazing result on that particular exam.

Video clips seem to be the finest form of giving information because they ‹ satisfied our two most important senses, visual and auditory at the same time ›. And so they make both our virtual and real life become so much easier.

Now, enjoy the music I listened to compose this blog post for Matinée Multilingual” Contest 😀


Alpaca wig or synthetic wigs…?

I thought I would be really productive during the winter break, such as completing all of my face-up commissions and finishing at least 4 books. However, all I’ve done was painting nonsense things and watching Korean dramas. Though saying so doesn’t mean I haven’t done anything; at least, two books were read and two face-up commissions were almost finished. Not a good progress, I know >”<

Anyway, Siela‘s first alpaca wig arrived yesterday after one month waiting. Below are some photos I took today. She also got some new winter clothes as gifts from my amazing dolly friends. However, it’s so cold this morning, I tried but couldn’t stay outside long enough to feel the air and capture photos without numbing my fingers. Maybe next time.

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Let’s talk a little about the alpaca wig. Long ago, I was against anything from the animals but later, I learned that alpacas need to be sheared annually for their own health. Hence, their wools are safe to buy? Honestly speaking, I’m still suffering from the dilemma of ethical behaviors. We bred the domestical breed that cannot shear their coat naturally, so if we stop shearing them, they’ll die. But if we do, I can imagine the stress we put on those poor beasts. What if everybody stop buy wool products? Will nature again make things right? Meanwhile, those alpacas and sheeps would be alright till then? Oh, this is cognitive dissonance!!! We do what is against our belief and then we try everything to make up a logical excuse!!

Anyway, put aside the ethical issue (yes, I’m trying to suppress the guilt), I wanna talk about the comparison between the synthetic wig and alpaca wigs. Which one should we buy for our dolls?

Alpaca Wigs:

  • Strengths:
    • Super soft
    • Look like real hair (exquisite?)
    • Easier to style
  • Drawback:
    • Expensive to very expensive

 Synthetic Wigs:

  • Strengths:
    • Considerable price. We can buy many different wigs.
    • Varied styles
    • Easy to dye temporarily
    • Easy to preserve
  • Drawbacks:
    • More difficult to style. We mostly keep the original shape.
    • Look fake (of course?)

In my opinion, we can have one alpaca wig (if the ethical issue doesn’t bother you at all or you can deal with cognitive dissonance like me) and other synthetic ones. Experience tells me that sometimes, synthetic wigs can create better hairstyles, for example, short hairstyles or some weird styles. The choices are still up to you.

Other Siela’s photos:

[WoW] Tides of Darkness

The universal problem of every student we do not have enough spared time for entertained reading. This book was picked at the beginning of F17-term and in almost four months, I hardly could finish one chapter at a time. Now, the semester was over and surprisingly, it was consumed in only 3 days, hahaha.

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“Tides of darkness” takes place before “The rise of the Lich King”, which depicts the first war between the Alliance and the Horde after Stormwind has been fallen. Like any other Warcraft book, I again fall in love with how beautifully it was crafted with both writing style and the story itself. Though Aaron Rosenberg’s style is not as romantic as Christine Golde, his depiction for battle scenes is fantastic. Not only once his words threw my imagination right in the middle of the battlefield, as if I was there, fighting with a divided soul for both sides. However, since most of the time, the book followed Alliance faction, it has less time to portrait how honourable the orcs could be and their cause of the invasion. I believe that if a guest reader passes by, he or she might hold a thought of evil, brute, and barbaric orcs. As a fan of the series in general, I feel uncomfortable with it.

Anyway, throughout “Tides of darkness”, readers would again live in the intense atmosphere of the first encounter which seemingly opens the vast and long-term wars as we all knew in video games later. We also know how honourable a true orc could be, how Orgrim Doomhammer was call legend, about Anduin Lothar, Khadgar, Turalyon, and his blossomed relationship with Alleria Windrunner (hell yeah, she’s the oldest of the Windrunner family) as well as the origin of paladins and the death knights.

A highly recommend for any Warcraft fan and for any fantasy lover.

Other books:

Siela in autumn

Some photos I took of her during autumn but never uploaded here .-_-.  It’s super weird that no inspiration spiked in the most beautiful season of Canada. Autumn here was marked when the whole town was covered by the beautiful orange-red maple leaves. I feel sorry for my princess but nothing I can do without being “in the right mood” :(.

Anyway, more to come for the cold and crispy season ^^