INDIVIDUAL DISCUSSION WITH YEON + INSIGHTS
This time Yeon came up to us with a different idea. She told us that she talked to people out of the graphic design department and how they understood our concept and what we are suggesting is clear or not. I truly appreciate the fact the she went out of her way to ask people about the project, but at the same time i was thinking why did she did this without informing us, we could’ve helped? but then i sat down and thought that everyone have a different way to work, a different way of understanding and coming up with solutions i guess. At this point of the project to me the concept was clear, i didn’t understand why she went back and asked people about it. that actually showed to me how much she give 100% to her work, which i truly admire. I guess Yeon is a person that you could look up to, even though she told us that she is not perfectionist but now i think its more about hard working part.
She mentioned that if we have two males in two groups (silver/gear and gold/diamond), its going to be clear to the other groups that something unfair is going on. I agreed with what she was saying, actually every time she come to us with slight changes to our concept I would agree on what she is say, not because i just follow up whatever she say. It’s because she always have a point and i can tell that she had some inform decisions on behalf of us, but she still ask for our opinion. I don’t know how she do it, but it doesn’t bothers me, i rather have a group member that do an extra work rather than being late and not doing anything. At one point i felt that she kept doing all the thinking and the decisions on our behalves, that made me feel that i am not doing enough of work.
We had to come on another Saturday to work, we had to
- Stick our vinyl and make sure that our measurement is correct
- Print the cards
- Wrap the gifts
- Check on music
I came to uni at 9:40 and we were suppose to meet at 9:30, when i arrived to uni it was only me and Yeon. So, we went to room 284 to cut vinyl for our center shape that changed from a circle into a polygon. Because, it’s really hard to cut a big circle perfectly, secondly we thought polygon is a better solution than the square. We decided on 12 sided polygon, and started to cut lines. After a while Maha joined us and then we started working on the cards. Not surprisingly, that process of cutting, printing and sticking took a longer time than it suppose to be.
After all of that, we went down stairs carrying the rob and the bag of bread and water and the gift box. We met Ebi down stairs, she was late because of personal reasons. Yeon tried to explain to her what she suggested to us earlier, that we should cancel the idea of gloves and have two boys in one team. Ebi all of a sudden got really annoyed at her and told her why she keep changing the concept every time we have a meeting, I got really frustrated by her attitude i felt it was unprofessional and amateur.
Yeon tried to explain to her that is not the point, I told Ebi that what Yeon is suggesting is only slight changes why would you disagree with her? if you have a valid point please explain. She said that we cant get rid of the gloves because its add to our concept visually, and that as Law and Leland said we should treat our classmates as if they were dump people.
I get what she is saying, she have a point but before we end up with another long discussion Yeon suggested that we vote to what we think is a better solution. 3 out of 4 agreed with what Yeon was saying. Even though the general voice chose to remove the gloves, Ebi started to force her opinion on us and then started to argue with us. I got really annoyed at her when she said “you guys do whatever you want” we tried to explain to her that their is nothing like “do whatever you want” we are a team and we should work/vote like one. To end this, we decided that we are going to do both ideas and get back to work.
I get really annoyed when Ebi start to pick up arguments and make a huge deal of something. I think she does that whenever she is nervous or want to participate in a group discussions ? i don’t mind her opposing to one of our ideas, it’s the idea that we have to waste our time having non effective conversations that bothers me the most. As if we have enough time in our hands to waste.
We lay down the rob on the floor, we knew that we need to retie the knots and cut the rob to make it shorter.We went back and started to cut vinyl lines for our middle shape, when we went down stairs to stick it to the floor it was confusing to do so. At first, we eye measured the distance, but whenever we try to fix one side the other side look weird. After along time of trying and trying to fix the shape, i suggested that we could use thread to measure the distance between two lines, and we did so. It was clear to us that one side was shorter than the other. We did that first, and then we laid down our big vinyl shapes and stick them to the floor. Which is not easy as it sounds like.
After that, we started to pack the goodie bags. In the process of filling each bag with bread and water bottle, we found out that we have two missing bags because Ebi miscalculated the numbers.
Then we went back, to the rob because we almost forgot to tie the rice bag in the middle.
And then we went upstairs to cut a shape to indicate the middle point. We agreed that it’s going to be a circle. Me and Yeon went to room 284, and she went to get some vinyl paper and i got her some scissors and a circler shape as a guid. At that point, I realized that we help each other even on the smallest things, I was thankful for that because she didn’t complain about it. Unlike other people who keep pushing away your help and keep saying that they will do it themselves.
We sat down after sticking everything to the floor, we asked Ebi to play her music list for us. But it turned out that she didn’t searched for any, even though she was really hyped about it at the begining and wouldn’t let anyone else do it. So, we all sat down searched for music.
After all of that we started to practice what we are suppose to say and do. All of us thought that Ebi could be a great host to the game, Yeon will be the person in charge of the music. I will be standing next to the two balls and lead people to their groups. While Maha will stand next to the line making sure that everyone enters one by one.
During the weekend everyone must be find a dress to wear and practice makeup. That part was the most fun part, because we can get as crazy as much as we want. Personally I was really looking forward to this. I shared these pictures into the group, and eventually everyone started to show what they are going to wear.
On Sunday we shouldn’t have so much work left to do, we should only set up the space. Me, Maha and Yeon went downstairs and started to push the chairs around. All of us were working together really well, but when Ebi came she wanted to help. We told her that we can push them together, she was like i’m fine i will do it myself. That attitude was bothering to me, why you want to do everything yourself when this whole project is a group project? and its impossible to push a heavy chair all by herself. I think everyone felt that way.
We went back to refill the goodie bags with bread and bottles again, and then Ebi tide this cute bow.
After that Me and Yeon went to the facilities to ask them if they can provide us with two tables and line bands that indicate that people should stand in line. Turned out that facility don’t have them so we decided to cut vinyl. We cut out letters by hand because we didn’t know how to use the vinyl machine 😦
We also figure out that we need table cloth because the tables that they provided to us were dirty.
it was a last minutes thing that we need to have, we debated in what to chose the turquoise or the red one.