I was in college when I started dreaming of entering the academe for one single reason - teaching is my simplest contribution towards building this nation. I was a dreamer back then and I never took any single room filled with doubts. And yes, that dream is not a dream anymore for I am now part of the world I used to dream of - the academe. I am now an academician and that allows me to hone, motivate, and inspire aspiring architects. Read Academe: A Dream in Progress. But there is still an untold story behind that dream. I also dreamed of becoming the next department chair.
It was March 7, 2014 when I started my job as the department's faculty in-charge. The job requires me to act as the department chair and my duty is to manage the architecture department. The job itself is my training ground towards reaching that single dream - becoming the next department chair. I know that I am already an inch closer towards that dream and I am holding on to it until I have finally have it.
This is Arch. Matthew Sanchez Chua, and this is my other dream... another dream in progress