P.P Mapping

I have been feeling lots of emotion, and also everyday I had a different feeling e.g. happy, unhappy, knowledge and alright. This is feeling when I do my studying . Most people experience similar emotions.







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Everyday I was writing once a day ten days , that’s about the emotional feeling. I just realised that was helpful because it’s important to manage times.

Describe 10 days 

Day one: On May 25th, I just felt really tired because we have lots of assignments to do so, I didn’t sleep much because i have been always thinking too much about my works so that’s why I was tired. Last night I stayed in lab computer at Unitec all day 8:30am to 10:30pm , I have to stay late because I wanted to finished it everything before I go home I just felt that I can do this .

Day two: May 29th, I got stuck because I didn’t know what to do like e.g. brief essay , then I talked to my teachers I told that I’m bit confused about the brief essay. And then i was happy because our teacher was explaining to me about the essay, and also I got to understand and I knew what to do for the essay. I was thinking that’s important when people don’t know what to do so they need to tell the teachers that’s was helpful.

Day three: May 30th , I felt really tired because I didn’t sleep enough because I had to focus my assignment first.

Day four: 1st June,  I was confident because I knew what to do for my assignment work and also I was happy as well .

Day five 2nd June, I was so happy because I finished six perspective drawings from Richard’s class so I can catch up other my assignment.

Day six : 3th June , I stayed at home doing study all day so, I have been working hard. I just felt happy because it’s was mostly finished the Introduction to story assignment.

Day seven: 4th June, I felt really tired because i had too much work to do so, I had to stay at Unitec until when i finished my work and then I went to go home. That’s was university life.

Day eight: 5th June , I had to wake up so early so I had to leave home early . I have always arrived in good time at class. I was prepared for the practice presentation for tomorrow morning so I was so nervous because next week will be the presentation and the students will watch me. I did practise the presentation everyday because I’m not really confident.

Day nine: 6th June,  next day I just felt fresh and also I was ready for the introduction to story presentation next week.

Day ten: 7th June, I found that my work was flowing well because i had been managing time well. I was happy with most of my work because my work was caught up.




Task one 

The Somalian traditional chair is very short and small and is called the Ganbadhn. This chair is made out of sheep skin and the legs of the chair are made out of wood, usually taken from the local environment. This chair is only made in Somalia and no where else. The Ganbadhn is very unique you can sit on it and wash clothes while sitting, or while cooking. My mother’s idea’s of decor was to unpack our squat Ganbadhn, which are Somalia wooden stools with cowhide seats, and thin mattresses on the ground. It’s a very strong chair it’s got very good quality it wouldn’t break if someone sat on it. The Ganbadhn is typically carved by hand and was commonly found in the home spaces of most Somalian families. I feel that taking part in the Ganbadhn Journeys can present a different story. I don’t believe that an Ganbadhn alone can tell the story of Somali culture, as cultures are dynamic and a collection of Ganbadhn can only reveal so much. I chose this particular chair because of its long history in my family and the memories of my grandma. My grandma used the Ganbadhn because the chair was comfortable and good for back. so I want to see Somalia people to keep the (Ganbadhn) chair. The Ganbadhn has journeyed a long way from Mogadishu, Somalia to Auckland its was one of the few items we were able to take with us and it represents home. I just want to keep (Ganbadhn) chair in the future because it’s of the memories of the past it evokes and also because of its history. I don’t want to see the Ganbadhn chair empty. I hope that the project creates a platform for Somali communities to connect and interact with the Museum in a way it hasn’t done before. 


Task two

I have a collection of  Quran books therefore I have lots of Qurans at my home. I’m doing the collections of the Quran because I want to learning more about the Quran. So later I did read learned of the Quran I just felt happy because it was beautiful of the Quran when I was read this.The Quran is important to me because my family has to follow the religion of Muslim culture and we must pray five times a day. When I read a little bit of the Quran I always feel a little peaceful and ready to be productive. I always feel that I have too much to do and as it takes a lot of time to study the Quran, I might not to be able to finish it. When I read the Quran I feel calm and cool in my heart. Reading a section of a Surah in Arabic and then reading it’s meaning English is another great way to incorporate the Quran into my life. There is only one Quran and all Muslims everywhere use the identical text. The Quran opened it my eyes to what Allah (God) really wanted of me. The Quran is very spiritual and healing it’s written words are very truthful I connect with because it helps me find serenity. Muslim people are there about a billion around the world. The angels descent from the heaven and revealed the Quran 1400 years ago to our prophet Mohamed.

I think that the collection is important because it value  the history, culture and contains very important personal connection of the collections. I want a collection about my religion of Islam because it is very interesting. The Quran really inspires me because it talks about the story of the history background.  For example we have to obey our god Allah and pray. Allah  has written for us  about what we are doing in our life.. I don’t read much of the Quran because it’s quite hard for me to pronounce the words in the Quran. It is easier for some hearing people to read the Quran. I did read some of the Quran before with help.  But I need read more  about the Quran because I am curious.   I don’t know the  full  Quran which is why I’m doing the collection of the Quran.

What is Ramadan?

Ramadan is important because for 11 months we have been eating normally and for  just one month we have to fast. The reason why we fast is because we have to remember what hunger feels since there are some  poor people that feel hungry. It is truly a reminder of how lucky we are to have food and good health.  During Ramadan, Muslims do not eat for 12 hours here in New Zealand whilst in other countries in Europe fast  mostly around 23 hours.

Healthy adult Muslims are obliged to fast in Ramadan from dawn until dusk. This includes abstaining from drinking, eating, immoral acts and anger. Other acts of worship such as prayer, reading the Quran and charity are also encouraged during Ramadan. Muslims people also believe that the Quran was revealed in Ramadan. Muslim people would wake up early to eat a pre-dawn meal. and they break their fast with a meal. (God) Allah sent down the Quran for human kind to study the religion of Islam.




Collection Exhibition 

On Thursday 1st June, The exhibition final of my collection on frame next to a window.  When I look at my collection i just felt happy with it because it’s looks tidy and it also matches perfectly with the  same colour of the Quran books. The students were told to do  a collection on the wall because we doing professional practise for the exhibition. I just felt really good about learning practise of the exhibition because it made us prepare and practise for the future, e.g: when I work in the area of photography I now know how to do the exhibition because I learnt it from Unitec.  This is a good  example of what  will happen one day if I  do an exhibition in the future. I really enjoyed learning the exhibition of the collections. I just felt that I’m doing really well with the collections in the exhibition. It was a fantastic demonstration of how personalising learning from the exhibtion can provide something uniquely engaging.





Research collections 

I have been doing research on the Pinterest , I managed to find some of the image collections of the Quran.  It was related to my collection work and I found it useful to research about it in the Pinterest since there were lots of images.


Who am I

My name is Saynab Muse, I am 21 years old, and I am full Deaf. I was born in Somalia. I come from Somalia. I moved to New Zealand in 1998. I was born Deaf. I got meningitis when I was three years old because I got sick. I have two brothers and four sisters but one little sister is Deaf. My little sister and I were only deaf in my whole family.  In Somalia no education and no Deaf school that’s why my family moved here and also war in there, it’s not safe place in Somalia. Deaf Culture is a part of my life. I was involved Deaf community when I was eight years old. Sign language is very important for Deaf community. I have a cochlear implant when I was 3 half years old. The cochlear implant is helping me to hear, I can hear people talked and also sound background as well.



Symposium Noho Marae and Guest Speakers

Noho Marae 

During week four in my first year the students went to the Noho Marae which is a special place where people visit. We attended the Marae to learn about work presentation by Dr Karlo Mias and others. I have learnt a lot from Dr Karlo Milas presentation and I am really interested in her research on culture because she really inspired me through her  presentation. Therefore,  I will consider the importance on culture.

Dr Karlo Milas presentation is about the Mana Moana. Dr Mila has worked on a novel and a book poetry. Both were inspired by her research on Mana Moana which collated and examined through shared language of health, wellbeing, spirituality and the reality from the Pacific including Hawaii. Her Project Mana Moana: The Poems’ will explore both ancient themes and a person’s issue. She will also draft her novel “Walking in Dark Light’, which is a story of healing and love. Which was set in Tonga, Samoa, Hawaii and Aotearoa. Dr Mila has worked closely with Hawaiian proverbs and collaborated with Hawaiian partners.  She aims to continue this creativity and cultural connection after her residency. Dr Mila aims to serve and strengthen Pacific creativity, poetry, art and knowledge development to enhance and understand the relationship between her Pacific Countries.



Phil Walther

One artist that I found interesting and inspirational  is Phil Walter. He installed more than 40 life size, carved, metal birds sculpture in Various space across. In the past his small projects consisted of making lots of things through his jobs as the ATM designer for furnitures, system design integrated, metal birds and many more. Phil stayed for three years doing small projects and he has a lots of experience with  his knowledge. In 2016 he started to make 40 birds of weathering steel and has given them to a home in North Island, New Zealand. The bystanders liked the ideas so much that wanted to buy their own, so Phil decided to more metal birds and sell them. 

Reference image: http:media3.architecturemedia.net/site_media/media/cache/9a/bd/122a3e8e67ae4ea//98705b25ec3d6.jpg


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Serena Stevenson 

Serena Stevenson is a photography artist and I found her work more inspirational and interesting. She did photography for 20 years and she is currently working on a book project on family history, a cook book and photography. She also does filmmaking and multi-media creative that uses her work for project. For 20 years she have been fortunate enough to travel the world to do photography on many stories from amazing people. Her presentation really inspired me because I have been thinking about the same aspiration about her photography projects such as family history. I think that’s why I have learnt a  lot from her experience. I remember she told us about following your heart and I really agree on what she said.  I believe it is important to do what you love rather than what other people expect you to do. I think that she is determined to uphold  her vision to bring the world through her emotive stories and the relationships she has built with the subjects of her work. I still want to explore different styles of Stevenson work since I  feel her work will be including in my future work. She gaven me an insight  and motivation to do my own work.

Refenence image: http://www.serenastevenson.com/no-english-darling.html

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Heather Sraka 

On May 4th,  we had four visitors that came to my class and I became really interested one person named Heather Straka. She did a  presentation about her painting  and I was amazed. She studied sculpture at the University of Auckland and she later carried through her painting practice  in France. She then later returned to New Zealand where she did her first exhibition in a painting show in 1998.  Her work showed a realistic painting as she showed us photo’s of Muslim females with head scarfs in  her paintings and she added tattoo’s on their arms. But in my opinion I feel that is not right because in our Muslim religion we are not  allowed to have tattoo’s.  If her painting showed an exhibition in Dubai which is Muslim country, then possible the people there will not happy because of the tattoo.

Reference images: https://ocula.com/artists/heather-straka/artworks/


Bauhaus Presentation

Our group names: Saynab, Savannah, Tameem, Youxi and Juhi.

I have been interest for me to had a presentation about the Bauhaus. The Bauhaus was the most influential modernist art school of the 20th century, one whose approach to teaching and understanding art’s relationship to society and technology. The Bauhaus movement transformed the design and also production of the modern furniture by incorporating the use of steel as frames and supports for tables, chairs, sofas and even lamps.  The Bauhaus, they’ve made cool things that are also functional, eg: Furniture. Also, they were making creative, useful and beautiful objects really they were cabining functionally and design. The Walter Gropius was founded a school with vision between art and they made coming craft and fine arts. The students entered workshops, it’s was included metalworking, cabinetmaking, waving , pottery and also wall painting. The morning of April 11 1933, the Bauhaus was closed because Nazi was not happy with Bauhaus, and also Nazi didn’t agree with Bauhaus they’re don’t like their way design.

Presentation powerpoint link:  https://unitecnz-my.sharepoint.com/personal/saloot01_myunitec_ac_nz/_layouts/15/WopiFrame.aspx?docid=18fdcb8267d6445129c88e1951b83f411&authkey=AU3QdhAiDslHc_XwB7oAVOw&action=view

Art Gallery Challenge

We had a fun time, our group used wool and our group doing string link all the finding relate to the words. The Art Gallery exercise i have been learned lot from Art Gallery,  also this is about history and their artist exhibition . Our group was visited to the Art Gallery, also we did explore four floors of exhibition it’s was amazing their artists.