After Thursday class, I got help from live blog again. It always reminds me. In class, I definitely felt to get about phenomenology, hermeneutics, structuralism and etc… However, while I reviewed my note taking, I realized that I really didn’t accept that yet. I have to find out more about it and I started it from mine, because one picture which I took in 2005 on the street came into my head at that moment. Actually, I’m not good at hand drawing, so I hate sketching something, keeping it and explaining with it. I primarily record my memories or thoughts by taking pictures instead of sketching. I take pictures of an object or color which is able to express my emotion, thought and myself around me.
That time was just around the corner of Christmas. I was little excited with Christmas holiday and also little gloomy with it. As I drove by downtown, I did stop in front of this huge advertisement, STARBUCKS. At the moment, it arrested my eyes first, I chucked when I find the Starbucks’ cup shape between two doves and I took picture for my eternal record. When I reviewed my pictures on the computer later, I was surprised that it had every meaning about Christmas. First, it had red color; Christmas theme color. Second, I could feel Jesus Christ from it, even though it didn’t show anything of him. However, the two doves and the word, “LOVE”, made me awake about his existence in this AD.
I’m not sure whether the ideas that I felt from this picture was phenomenological approaches or not. I just have tried to think along the analysis way with fashion magazine of Tuesday class. Actually now, rather than this profound interpretation of meaning, I just like this warm and lovely image from this AD and I cannot resist temptation to get a cup of Starbucks. Also, I became to believe that Starbucks could show me a holiday magic.