Me and my brother, umpteen years ago, on his birthday (I guessed).
My mum always said that my look hasn’t changed much. What do you think?
by Chua Soon Hau, graduate student in HCI research. I write tech, music, and design. I reblog cool stuff too.
“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit.”
This is so, so true. It reminds me to never give up when it is too early, and always keep pushing through the boundaries until my work finally suits my taste.
The great workplace dilemmas of our time…
‘tsundoku’ - the Japanese word for buying books & not reading them, leaving them to pile up.
That happens to my iBooks now.