Final Blog

Hello All,

It has been about a month since I left Thailand.  Not too much has changed in my life back home except that my tan has faded.  I just finished reading my old blog posts and reminiscing about the Thailand sun.  Below are some of the highlights of my thousands of pictures.  The ones shown are mostly from Bangkok.

I hope you enjoyed looking through my pictures and finally seeing for yourselves the beauty that Thailand holds.

Thank you for reading!

-Tori

Pics of the Baby!!

Hey,

I know it has been a while since I have blogged here, and that senior projects are over and have been over for about a month, but I finally have pictures of little Amelia. On my last day at the hospital, Nurse Emma had a special treat for me and allowed me to go with her to visit Amelia and her mother. The hospital usually does not do many house visits for babies who were born in the hospital, but seeing as Amelia was not scheduled for an appointment with her pediatrician for quite some time, and knowing that I would be leaving Trinidad soon, we were allowed a special exception. I was allowed to watch as the baby was weighed and all of her vital signs were checked, as well as her mother’s. Then, when I expressed my desire to have pictures of the baby, the mother said that, if we kept in touch, she would take some pictures and send them to me. After a month of waiting they are finally here and Amelia is just as beautiful as the day she was born. I did not get many because some of the files were unable to open on my computer, but I will be posting below the ones that I was able to open. I hope you guys enjoy them as much as I did!!

The (almost) Finished Product

Even though the Senior Project time period is technically over, I’m writing this final post as both an update on the most recent progress on the physical product as well as a reflection on the whole project experience. First of all, I want to acknowledge how wonderful and supportive my “clients” have been throughout this whole project. From the very beginning when this project was merely an idea, T. Nathan was very enthusiastic about and full of ideas for the project. I am so lucky to have had a sponsor who was as invested in the project as I was, from start to finish. I also don’t know what I would do without the photographic advice from T. Tim, who helped me get the best out of some tricky photographs along the way.

Today (Monday, April 6), I met once again with T. Nathan and T. Lynette to go over the final production of the finished poster and the notecards. The finished products have taken a different form from the first draft, and I made quite a few design changes. Although I had some harsh criticism on the first version, I can learn from this experience by understanding how to take constructive criticism and use it to my benefit, and also by getting a taste of the real world in terms of criticism for my work (even though I don’t plan on going into the graphic design field). While Admissions liked both the notecard and the poster, they found that they could make more practical use out of the notecards and would rather have one poster to hang if/when they get printed. They are also helping me take my project further by connecting me with members of the Alumni Office and the School Store as they are more suited to printing and using/selling the poster as well as the notecards. For anyone who is interested in a poster or some notecards, keep your fingers crossed that we are able to produce them!

Alex 🙂