When I was 22 years old, I had dreamed of studying illustration in some good college in USA. I had abandoned the dream because it is impossible for my parents to pay for a super-expensive tuition free and a high cost of living is a big punch in the stomach. How could Asian middle family afford that? like my country, Thailand.....30 baht for 1 US dollar. That is a true story and what we can do is to accept defeat. Two years later "Torch passed, new path illuminated" I have walked on a new path and left that dream behind. I realize life is hard and chasing your dream is harder. It is waiting for you on a dangerous mountain peak and climbing is the only way to reach it. No shortcuts, no magic portals...just you and the rocks to put your fingers on. But it does not mean I give up my life as an artist, just a longer and rougher road. I really believed it.
Then...like he has toyed with my life! My friend brought me a message from his trip to universities in CA. My face was like "What is this dreaming scholarships!? Is it true?" It is true and not that easy. It is scholarships of CCA, also known as Califonia College of Arts. If it sounds so dreaming, there must be people out there who want to study here too. What about me?.... Well, this will be the most unforgivable thing in my life if I won't try it! That torch comes again and I will grab it tightly.
By the way, the deadline for scholarship applicants is February 1. Fighto!! and wish all the best for you.