We’ve Made It!

Great things happen once you step out of your comfort zone. I think this line sums up what I’ve learnt this semester in general, and in the multimedia class in particular. I would like to express my thoughts and feelings in this post with the utmost candor and sincerity. This class, without any exaggeration, has changed my life. To me, it was more than just a class that teaches academic skills. It was more of a personal development kind of class. Iv’e become more productive. It taught me to go out and know the unknown. It taught me to be more social. I’ve dealt with so many students, the good and the bad, I learnt from both. It taught me to talk to strangers when I had to and that helped breaking the shyness barrier. Finally, it taught me to think big. Each assignment made me strive to work harder for the next one, I learnt from each mistake I did and I’m happy for those mistakes.

I think I’m supposed to talk about the hardships but I won’t. I mean, I took 6 subjects in which 3 of them were practical. I thought at first I wouldn’t make it, but I told myself that real personal growth is achieved when you take risks, and indeed, I managed to work equally for all of them. It was REALLY HARD, but hard work pays off and the amount of effort expended to reach a goal determines what is achieved. I’m glad for the experience earned in this class. 

Big thanks to the person behind that, Dr. Eisa Alnashmi. You’ve been patient with us and your instructions are a long term benefit. Your efforts are appreciated and you successfully made a great impact on my learning experience. Thank you, it was so much fun being in your class. 

 

Kuwait University in Virtual Reality

Last week, we learnt to use this really cool mobile application called Google Street View which lets you take panoramic photos of landscapes. Nothing’s better than viewing a spot or a location in a 360 mode, It makes it more lively and realistic than a still photo. 

So what we decided to do is show our lovely university to the whole world using this great application. The whole class was split into groups and each group took a panoramic view of the colleges of Kuwait University

Here is the Campus of The College of Science in AL-Khaldiya taken by me.

Check out our other colleges in virtual reality done by my classmates in this link. They’re awesome! 

https://kunivvr.wordpress.com

Initiative Meets Beauty ( Final Project Update #1)

Here we are with a new interesting character and a very unique hobby. I never thought that we have parrots in Kuwait until I met Osama Mandani, a hobbyist of compiling rare and expensive type of parrots called Macaw. Huge, colorful, social … and yeah, they can talk! I was truly captivated by the size of these birds and their colors are absolutely stunning ..such delightfulness for the eyes! 

Mandani is actually a member in a group, which has the same interest of collecting and training Macaws, whom we will be interviewing later on. Meanwhile, my group and I headed yesterday to Mandani’s house for the first time to explore where he keeps his “children” as he says. To be honest, It was really scary to see those parrots with all the loud screaming and sudden flying. I ended up with 3 Macaws on my head and arms.. so It was a bit of a challenge to capture photos with company on my upper half. 😀 

What we aim in this project is to spot the light on something that most people lack the knowledge about. Can’t wait to share more information and facts about Osama and his beautiful Macaws and more content of our story. Be ready to see the beauty of God’s creation. 🙂 

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Osama Mandani