October 29, 2013

Bright Light

{Photos by Zach; wearing Aritzia dress, Marciano jacket, Kate Spade bag}

Yesterday I got an email from enrollment services at University of Victoria informing me that a contemporary arts class I completed in 2008 has been cancelled and dropped from my registration. I am to refer to an online course schedule for an alternate course as this might affect my credits towards my graduation.

Firstly, the contemporary arts class I took was just for fun, before I realized that University classes make everything you think fun NOT fun.

Also, I graduated 5 years ago.

Here's a quote from Tupac in regard to our education system. It's one of my favorites.

“School is really important: Reading, writing, arithmetic. But what they tend to do is teach you reading, writing, arithmetic…then teach you reading, writing, arithmetic again. Then again, then again, just making it harder and harder just to keep you busy…there should be a class on religious cults, there should be a class on police brutality, there should be a class on apartheid, there should be a class on racism in America, there should be a class on why people are hungry, but…their class is on…gym….You know?…I like foreign languages. I think that they are important, but I don’t think it should be required. Actually, they should be teaching you English, and then teach you how to understand double talk, politician’s double talk. Not teaching you how to understand French and Spanish and GERMAN. When am I going to Germany? I can’t afford to pay my rent in America! How am I going to Germany?” 


  1. HA! That is something my college would do...I actually agree with most of that quote. Most of the things I learned through out my education has proven useless, I don't think I've ever in the real world had to prove a side of a triangle. Also a lot of what I learn in college erm I never used. I wish they would teach you things you need to know in real world even though I believe classes like sociology should be a requirement. I also happen to thing gym, art, and music are positive things in schools. With budget cuts happening left in right in America they take away from what kids need. A lot of kids don't get enough exercise in their week at least let them do something a couple of times a day in school. You can't teach a kid to be an artist but you can feed their creativity. Creativity is and always be a powerful tool and we should really invest in our children's creativity. And now that I went on a rant on your post...Love this whole look. I think I have the same dress as you ;)


  2. amazin outfit, my sweety)))))) like picz of post soooo much!!!! xoxo)))))

  3. Historically speaking, compulsory education systems only became common around the 19th century when industrialized countries abolished child labour. Suddenly all the unemployed kids had to be occupied somehow, so why not send them to school? What's more, compulsory education isn't solely about benefiting students and allowing them to improve their station in life; it's also about producing good citizens and compliant workers who produce and pay taxes.

  4. Hahaha, oh man, that education quote is perfect! I wish our schools could implement those useful skills. Because seriously, we learn one thing repeatedly in varying levels of difficulty and never push ourselves to learn something that could really produce critical thinkers.
    Ah well. So goes our education system.
    Anyway, love the sporty touch of your baseball cap in such a cute outfit!

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

  5. I love that education quote! made me laugh. And haha the fact that you already graduated but the emailed you that...sigh.... Anyways, I really like the way you styled that dress! and Love those shoes!

  6. My college went out of business. :)
    It kills me that schools don't pay any attention to life skills--real life skills.

  7. PS - Your unbroken string of looking lovely continues! :)

  8. Education is really indispensable to eveyone, I mean to the citizens of the state. Education is a preparation for us to the real world so that we can do something for the betterment of our state, however, some of the educational systems do not adequately prepare us to the real world because they teach us so idealistically not practically. I hope the professors or the universities would somehow revisit their curriculum. :)

    By the way, love your dress and your jacket. ;)

    Ericka of http://behappyblue.blogspot.com

  9. The curriculum should change now that we're in the modern era. Solely focused on the job that a kid want in the future, no other extra subjects needed.It will be awesome that way and we won't end up wasting our time just having fun all through our school life :D I love Arts and it is really interesting~ Love your outfit! xo

  10. Oh wow, they inform you about that years after? Shouldn't you not be effected because that was 5 years ago? Strange! I love the outfit by the way, the best way to make a sweet or simple dress sophisticated is a good jacket and those taupe booties are sooo lovely!

  11. The Tupac quote said it all about our education system.