Posts Tagged ‘GRACELAND Baptist Church of Cavite’

I was 17 then when I decided to take up BS Architecture. It’s a 5-year course in the Philippines, but I made it up to only 3. I didn’t finish the degree, yet somehow received by default a “certificate” as a draftsman. Definitely, there were CAD software programs during those days (though most students were not aware of such, including me), so we did most everything manually … Yes, no computer at all, not even a shadow of it.

So, by profession, I consider myself as a draftsman, meaning I have a “K”. (For you guys who have no idea what “K” means for Filipinos, it stands for “karapatan” – right or authority.) When I learned how to use the computer back in the 1990s, I got used to MSWord. It’s like a sort of doing every computer stuff using that application most of the time including drafting. I couldn’t help it, I didn’t know how to use AutoCAD or any drafting software until June 2011, when I finished a 10-day course on AutoCAD 2011 at MICROCADD Computer School. And sad to say I haven’t practiced it continuously after I got my certificate, so I feel like a novice again with it.

Anyway, going back to drafting using MSWord particularly Insert > Shapes tool, I was able to make some “architectural stuff” that I wanna share with you.

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I drafted this when the church I was assigned to wanted to have a deep well and a pressurized water tank at the back of the building.

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This was the Proposed Phase 3 Construction Floor Plan of GRACELAND Baptist Church of Cavite, Inc., which I served for 8 years as associate pastor and 11 years as senior administrative pastor. The project was finished though not by the details.

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The main door of our ancestral house is almost destroyed by termites. Before we came to the USA, we planned to have it repaired. So I drafted a plan to do so. Supposedly our plan was to order it from a sash factory in Noveleta; although I went there it didn’t materialize ‘coz we didn’t have enough budget to push it through.

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The story behind why I drew these almost identical computer chairs is a good one.
One day in the office where I worked as a Business Community Equipper (pastor in a corporate world), the son of a co-employee dropped by to visit his dad. When I learned that this son of his also likes to draw but manually, I asked him to view my own stuff on my laptop. He was delighted and got excited after seeing them, Then I told him that he could also do such and be more productive than using his computer thru playing online games. To show him how to actually do it, I looked around the office for things to be my model figure. That’s where I set my eyes on the computer chair in front of me.

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